How we use progressive enhancement to improve our email templates

Styling text with minimal markup shouldn’t be a pipe dream for email designers - and nor should using modern approaches to content and presentation.

In this post, the team behind the email templates in our builder explain how we use progressive enhancement to give our layouts a truly unique look.

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How to turn your plain-text emails into conversion machines

We’re pretty big fans of beautiful HTML emails over here at Campaign Monitor.

We recently compiled the top 100 of them from 2014, launched a free tool to help you create them, and regularly write about them on this very blog.

However, one thing we don’t talk about as much are plain-text emails and how to use them to drive conversions.

That’s why in this post, we wanted to share with you some best practices for sending plain-text emails that convert.

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Get set for 2015 with General Assembly’s “Future of Email Marketing”

Want to know about email marketing’s big trends for the year ahead? Subscribe to our series, “Three for Three: The Future of Email Marketing”, delivered to your inbox for free in partnership with General Assembly.

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How to write better subject lines using the EMV Index

Do you find it difficult to write great email subject lines?

Although there are a number of subject line formulas that can help it can be hard to know if what you’re writing is really resonating with your audience and compelling them to open your emails.

That’s why when we learnt that headlines with a high Emotional Marketing Value (EMV) increased conversions, we wanted to dissect the process and share it with you.

So in this post, we’ll show you how to use the EMV Index to improve your email subject lines and increase your open rates.

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The 3 things that email marketers should prioritize this year

How can you improve your email marketing in 2015? We look at the 3 things you’re going to hear a lot about in the year ahead - and why it pays to get on top of them now.

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See 100 of the best email campaigns of 2014

Need email marketing ideas for the year ahead? We’ve gathered 100 of this year’s best designs into a free guide, featuring household names like Buzzfeed, Rip Curl and UNICEF, as well as respected, design-oriented companies like Realmac, Panic and more. Each design has been thoughtfully accompanied by analysis, subject lines, designer details and a mobile view, making this the most comprehensive look at what works in the inbox.

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6 customers that made the most of our email builder this year

Tempted to use Canvas for your next email marketing campaign, but think that the results may look a little “template-y”? Take a look at these 6 unique email campaigns from our customers - even we couldn’t believe that some of them had been created using our tools!

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Holiday reading to help you send better email in 2015

Planning to catch up on your email marketing reading while you relax somewhere warm over the holidays? Here’s 10 articles that shaped both our year as a team - and could help you with your emailing in the year ahead.

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Get more subscribers by optimizing your email subscribe forms

Is your email list not growing as fast as you’d like?

The answer may lie in the design and copy of your email subscribe forms.

In this post, we’ll show you the 3 principles of high-converting email subscribe forms and give you actionable tips & examples that you can use to start capturing more email subscribers today.

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How to build your email list using contests

People are guarding their email addresses tighter than ever these days, which means in order to build your email list you need to be offering them something amazing to convince them to hand it over.

Employing contests to build your email list might be one way to achieve that goal.

In this post, we’ll discuss why contests are an effective way to build your list and show you actionable tips & tools you can use to run a successful contest that builds your email list.

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