Episode 13

Published on:

22nd Jan 2020

Email Marketing Design: How To Choose Between Graphics vs. Text Only

We talk a lot about email content but how much time do you spend thinking about your email marketing design?

It would be an easy assumption to make that the prettiest and most eye-catching design would get the most engagement but that’s not always the case.

What people find attractive and appealing when it comes to design can be very subjective, so it can be tricky deciding how your emails should look.

We could sit and argue over what colour your links should be, or if your email signature should show your face, but one of the biggest debates in email marketing is whether to go graphic-heavy or whether to stick to good old text-only emails.

Let’s hash it out…

Email Marketing Design

Episode Content

  • (3:02) The research and results behind graphic vs. text only emails
  • (4:10) How graphics in email can affect your deliverability
  • (5:35) Does email intent and call to action change how you should format your email design?
  • (6:30) Rob tells a terrible joke!
  • (7:31) How ‘text only’ should your text-only email be?
  • (9:32) Where should your brand logo fit?
  • (10:54) How you can mix graphics/text-only to spice up your content
  • (12:14) Fun alternatives to using brand graphics in your emails 
  • (17:52) How including graphics in an email can increase your open rates

Episode Resources






The Email Marketing Strategy Every Business Should Steal – Blog Post

6 Techniques To Segment Your Email Subscribers – Podcast Episode

Writing The Perfect Welcome Email With Gavin Bell – Podcast Episode

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About the Podcast

The Email Marketing Show
Weekly tips to sell your online courses, win new coaching clients and pack out your membership with modern, psychology-driven email marketing. Featuring Rob and Kennedy.
Email marketing is not a numbers game.

Join us every week as we help course creators sell more courses, coaches win new coaching clients and membership site owners attract more members - all using psychology-driven email marketing.

Join the irreverent duo, hypnotist Rob Temple and psychological mind reader, Kennedy every Wednesday for actionable take-aways you'll use to make more sales with your email marketing.

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Businesses of all sizes know that despite all of the latest fads in social media marketing, chat bots and pixels, the one thing that consistently gets the highest return is email.

With email you own the data, you can segment and put the right message in front of every person and build deep, personal relationships.

But clicking 'send to all' is DEAD.

People get far too much irrelevant email. In this show Rob and Kennedy blow the cobwebs off antiquated email marketing and give it a ruddy good shake up.

Featuring the popular regular segments:


On alternate weeks the guys are joined by a guest who shares their own approaches to email marketing.