It’s 7am: the alarm on my phone rings, and for a moment I wish I could slam it off like the old-school alarms. But instead I pick it up, swipe right to turn off Justin Timberlake, and immediately check my email. There it is in my inbox: my weekly message from my favorite brand. I know it’s a SALE—the subject line says so—but when I open it I find that it’s blank. Not one to give up, I scroll down to the bottom, tell my device to “download all images,” and then I wait. It finally loads, and… the copy is so small that I’d have to borrow my grandma’s bifocals to read it. I’ll admit, I don’t save the email for later to check on my desktop. I’m annoyed, and I delete it.
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When it comes to email marketing, the industry has seen a major boom in attention to responsive email design over the past few years—and for good reason. According to the Litmus 2016 State of Email Report, 55% of consumers are engaging with email on their mobile devices, and it’s about time we caught up with them.