Using video in email marketing: possibilities and challenges

Email Studies, mainly by ESPs, have shown that using video in email marketing might have a positive impact on conversion and recipient engagement. I have discussed some possibilities for email marketers to integrate video in their campaigns earlier.

In this post, I look at the issue from all possible viewpoints, with additional input from the people at Gold Lasso.

Considering that billions of videos are viewed online every single month, it’s no surprise that marketers and retailers are eager to incorporate video into their email marketing campaigns.

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Email marketing and video: should you use video in email and how?

Nowadays, email marketers get the advice to focus on relevant and share-worthy content. However, content does not have to be written. An image is content too. However, in email marketing written content is king and on top of that don’t we have to keep our emails, their content and their design simple, to the point, concise, focused and short?

On the other hand, I notice an increasing focus on using video in emails. Video is a rich and more sophisticated type of content. However, the web surfers are embracing it so why not include it in email? Some email marketers are using it, and if we can believe some recent data (see further) it works. However, it surely is not mainstream yet.

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