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Yesmail's 2013 Lookbook: A Visual Guide to This Year's Hottest Mobile Design Trends

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yesmail Interactive, an Infogroup company which powers intelligent customer interactions, today released its annual creative design Lookbook. Though the actual numbers vary by industry, research shows that over one-third of all emails are opened on-the-go. In line with this trend, this year's Lookbook features examples of mobile-ready email designs.

The 2013 Lookbook is a product of the work Yesmail's in-house creative agency has done for leading brands across several different industries. In addition to providing real-life examples of successful mobile email design, the Lookbook offers valuable information about key features and capabilities of mobile email design that contribute to higher open, click-through, and conversion rates.

"Mobile email has already become the 2013 topic du jour for digital marketers," said Matt Caldwell, Vice President, Creative and Agency Services, Yesmail Interactive. "To provide a true frame of reference, it's important to offer examples of successful mobile-ready campaigns. What's equally important is to know what components will make your email campaigns successful in a mobile format based on your unique audience, product, and marketing goals."

In the 2013 Lookbook, Yesmail's creative team identifies a number of capabilities of mobile email design that can help marketers introduce custom design elements into their emails, based on their unique needs and customer requirements. Some of the key concepts include:

  • Mobile Scalable Hybrid Layout: One layout for big and small screens alike. 100% readable, completely functional, with no need to zoom or pinch.
  • Social Excerpts: Social content (like tweets, photos or comments) that are pulled right into the message.
  • Catch-All Bottom Navigation: Helps get clicks to other category levels with a series of links at the bottom.
  • Click-to-Launch App: A call to action that launches a smartphone app or desktop application.
  • Mobile Click-to-Call: Allows smartphone users to click-to-call.

"The goal of the 2013 Lookbook is two-fold," said Michael Fisher, President, Yesmail Interactive. "On one hand, it offers a great frame of reference for marketers who are making their first steps in mobile email design. On the other hand, it provides actionable information that can improve the campaigns of marketers who have embraced mobile email design, as well as inspire them to include new features that cater to the need of their audiences. This Lookbook will benefit marketers who understand industry trends and are dedicated to delivering optimal experience to their customers."

To learn more about Yesmail's creative services, call 1-877-YESMAIL, email marketing@yesmail.com or visit our website. For in depth information about mobile email design, download Yesmail's whitepaper: Mobile Email Design: Marketing For for the Small Screen.

ABOUT YESMAIL INTERACTIVE

We power intelligent customer interactions. We give you the insights to recognize and understand your customer to deliver contextually relevant digital communications- while respecting their preferences and privacy. We help marketers evolve their customer relationships through intelligent interactions via technology, insights and services in a near real time multichannel environment. We help you compete in the age of the customer. For more information, visit www.yesmail.com.

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About Infogroup

Infogroup helps companies increase sales and customer loyalty through its high-value data and innovative multi-channel digital and offline marketing solutions. Infogroup enables its clients – from local businesses to Fortune 100 companies – to target, connect with and engage their most valuable audiences. With cutting edge technology and analytics bolstered by our proprietary, real-time Data Axle™ of contextually relevant information on more than 235 million individuals and 24 million businesses, Infogroup delivers the complete spectrum of value added data, direct and digital marketing solutions. For more information, please visit www.infogroup.com.

CONTACT: Mercy Ruiz Vice President, Corporate Communications Phone: (402) 836.5290 E-mail: corporate.communications@infogroup.com

Source: Yesmail