Help subscribers find stories without scrolling
When you have a longer email newsletter, add a table of contents to help subscribers see all of the stories available without having to scroll.
Here’s how, according to Kim Flaherty, et al., authors of Marketing Email and Newsletter Design:
- Add a table of contents when you have 5 or more pieces in a newsletter that covers more than 2 printed pages.
- Place the table of contents so that it’s visible, along with some content, on the first screen.
- Consider mobile readers. How does your table of contents look on the small screen? Don’t make readers zoom to read.
- Include brief headlines. That’s full headlines, not just Case study.
- Avoid redundancy. Don’t include a blurb if it just repeats the headline.
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