Pros and cons of adding a GIF to an email campaign
All things considered, let’s sum up the main pros and cons of using animated images in email marketing.
➕ GIFs are great at capturing attention and setting the mood.
➕ Animation can highlight the message by being matched to a call to action.
➕ GIFs are a fantastic middle ground when pictures are not enough and videos are too much.
➕ Animation is easy to integrate into emails because GIFs work across many platforms.
➕ Animated images are easy to add in an ESP, you can add a GIF to a preset email template.
➖ GIFs should be used cautiously. Any marketer who wants to use animation in their campaign should ponder on every aspect of the animated image, starting with the purpose.
➖ GIFs consume data. The more colorful and multi-framed they are, the more potential problems it creates for subscribers.