I turned off email images for a month …

I was curious to see how the emails I received in a given month looked without images, so I changed my email settings to stop downloading email images. I share examples of the four general types of emails that suffered without images.

Increase email open rates with better subject lines

It doesn’t matter how well written or well designed your email is — or what a wonderful offer you are presenting to a perfectly segmented list. If the subject line doesn’t compel the recipient to open the email, then there’s no interaction with your content. Read eight ways to make sure your email subject line speaks enough to your audience members for them to want to read further.

Which emails do you check on mobile devices?

We asked our colleagues if they check their business-related emails on their phones. The results confirmed the reports: Most respondents, regardless of their age, use their phones, tablets, and other mobile devices to check both their personal and work emails.

15 for ’15

Clients often ask us where we think they should focus their marketing efforts to make sure they are hitting all the right targets. As the year comes to a close, here are 15 things we think you should consider for next year. They represent our top five recommendations each for 2015 for digital marketing, marketing communications, and branding strategy.

Top 10 online marketing trends for 2014

With 2014 just beginning, it’s a good time to examine some of the hottest trends in online marketing and web design. Here’s our take on the most relevant technologies and strategies to watch and implement this year.