Got Email Design in Mind?
See Quick Tips for Eye-Catching, Trust-Building Communications
Email continues to be the world’s most widely used and effective marketing channel. Why?
One big reason is because if you're doing email marketing right, you’re communicating only with people who have chosen to sign up for your messages because they want to hear from you!
Start by building trust through confirmed (aka “double”) opt-in with one-click unsubscribe. This sets the tone for positive long-term, engaging relationships and offers possibilities to grow and improve your products, services and content by getting your audience’s thoughts.
Before designing your email messages, be sure you’re clear about:
Who are your email message recipients?
What is the focus of your message content?
How will this message content help your recipients?
Why should your recipients click your CTA button?
Who, What, How and Why?
Let’s get designing with 8 quick email design tips for a strong start!
Boost Your Brand Recognition
Tailor your messages by using your logo, fonts and colors so people can quickly identify you as the sender. Check your organization’s brand guidelines and graphic assets so your branding is consistent in every email you send
Make Your Content an Easy Read
Balance space and font size. Remember, the space between lines is just as important as typeface and size. Choose one font for the header and a different one for the main text and CTAs.
Catch Your Audiences’ Eyes
Take advantage of the power of visuals! Be sure the image selection approach you choose fits your overall graphic profile and helps you create the right feel for your brand and your audiences. Stick with the jpg and png formats and add ALT text to each image. Gif formats are an excellent choice for animated images that can grab attention, but for static images you will want to stick to jpg or png.
Inspire Recipients to Take Action
Include a prominent call to action (CTA) to show people where to click and act. Craft introductory text to set up your CTA and use persuasive verbs that align with your messaging and your audiences. You can hyperlink text, images and gifs or provide a
Encourage Social Media Sharing
Make sure it's easy for your subscribers to share your article. Place your “share” icons in either the header or footer of your email.
Make the Most of Mobile
Create a mobile-friendly experience for your audiences with optimization. Make sure your content and links are easy to read with your index finger. Check how your email design displays on all major brand devices before hitting the send button!
Don't Underestimate the Footer
Remember, the email message footer is another important element in your email design. In addition to the standard elements required by law or your organization, you can get a little creative and build brand awareness there.
Use a Trusted Email Marketing Solution
LISTSERV® Maestro is designed for maximum flexibility and results. Available as software or a cloud service, Maestro offers a library of responsive newsletter and announcement templates, all of which can be used as-is or customized for your needs without HTML coding
See how you can select one of the templates for your mailing and easily enter your logo, content, images and links. All of the templates are fully responsive and adjust to screens of any size, providing a smooth and enjoyable user experience.
Check out more helpful video tutorials about engaging your audiences with the LISTSERV Maestro email marketing and analytics platform!
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