Any experienced email marketer knows that crafting the perfect marketing email is somewhat of an art form. Not only do you have to nail copywriting, messaging, personalization, and proper segmentation and targeting -- but you also have to worry about how that email actually looks. On both desktops and mobile devices. And if your background isn't in design, let's just say it's not exactly a piece of cake to craft an email that achieves both form and function.
But with HubSpot's 2012 Science of Email Marketing research revealing that 65% of people prefer emails with mostly images rather than text -- and a whopping 88% opting for HTML emails over plain text -- email design isn't exactly something a marketer can afford to overlook.
To give you a better sense of why expertly designed email marketing is so important these days, check out the infographic below and start 2013 off with an email marketing bang!
Are you leveraging techniques like personalization and dynamic content in your email marketing? Are your emails mobile-optimized and triggered by your leads' behavior? There's no better time to start than the new year.
Originally published Dec 13, 2012 9:00:00 AM, updated November 30 2018