What’s Up In Email? June 2017

In our first summer edition of What’s Up in Email?, we’re dishing up the latest customer journey info, holiday campaign pointers, minimalist design rules and more. If you’ve ever experienced subpar holiday open rates or had a flashy email design fall flat upon delivery, you don’t want to miss the hard-earned wisdom shared in these articles. 1. Does The Journey Really Matter? Spoiler alert: It… Read more »

Saying More with Less in the Inbox

As an email marketing agency, we need consumers to open our emails. And then we need them to want to read them. What’s going to set our clients apart from the other senders in your inbox and the other billion things vying for your attention? According to a recent post over on the Email Monks blog, minimalism is the answer. Drawing from our own experience designing… Read more »

What’s Up in Email? March 2017

Our second-ever issue of What’s Up in Email? has arrived! There won’t be another round-up like this until after our EiQ event has passed us by – meaning, if you get through all these posts now, you should have plenty to talk about during the conference at the end of the month. More details on that (and on how to register) here. In this month’s… Read more »

How I Reduced My Data Formatting Workload by 50%

“Computers were created to do tedious and annoying things” – Me, remembering why I love my job A few weeks ago, I was assigned a data cleansing, standardization and manipulations task for one of our clients, a B2B start-up with a relatively young email program. There were some 16,000 records in the file and they needed all of these normalized and squeaky-clean in order to… Read more »

Add Instant Interest to Your Emails With CSS Scrolling & Panning Effects

Email nerds have been using animation to take their visuals to the next level of greatness for some time now. Typically, integrating any kind of animation involves GIFs. A lot of them. But with a little CSS finagling, a single image can infuse your email with panning, scrolling, looping effects–without the file size limitations and other strife of GIF-making. If you’re looking to quickly add… Read more »

EiQ – The Email Event of 2017

EiQ, the intelligent email gathering, is our newest brainchild and rapidly approaching liftoff. On March 30, in Atlanta, quite possibly the email capital of the world (more on that later), we will bring the digital marketing community together to celebrate the power of email and discuss which major trends are propelling the channel towards further greatness. There will be no talks about whether or not… Read more »

Case Study: Creating an Informative, Easy-to-Read B2B Newsletter

Rheem recently came to BrightWave with a question – How do we easily provide our trade customers with valuable information such as product news, promotions and monthly highlights so that they feel enabled to pass this on to their customers? As the world’s-only producer of heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products, Rheem has a lot of information to share. The trick… Read more »

Fact-Checking 2016 Email Predictions: The Results Are In!

There were several lofty predictions for email in 2016! We reviewed five of our favorites and determined where 2016 lived up to the hype and where it fell short. Prediction #1: Gmail won’t start supporting media queries. Made by Chad White at Litmus The email world rejoiced in September when Google announced that Gmail now supports embedded styles and media queries.  This change enabled responsive… Read more »

2016 Year in Review: BrightWave Catches More Wind, Demonstrates Significant Momentum

It’s been an action packed, exciting and genuinely fantastic year on all fronts. In fact, 2016 once again will take the cake as the best year ever for BrightWave when it comes to all performance metrics. Not bad for a company approaching its 14th anniversary. Let’s get to the highlight reel. Named the Leading Independent Email Marketing Agency – the Best of the Best – by… Read more »