For some time now Google have been doing their best to shake up the email experience. They’ve introduced tabs, schema, priority inbox, promotions view and most recently Inbox to name but a few features. In fact over the last couple of years it feels like Google have been doing more than anyone else to progress email.
This email has just taken email creativity to a new level, so much so that members of the team and email community are still in a state of ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’.
The concept is based on the idea that their customers are most likely sitting at their desk but can’t browse the site as their boss may be watching them. They are offered the option of viewing a spreadsheet or ‘I don’t do spreadsheets’ which goes to the homepage.
Take a look at the campaign from Bonobos which landed in our inbox yesterday.
Here’s a brief look at the email design related discussion from yesterday’s Reddit AMA with the Google Inbox team. It’s a fairly interesting thread, as aside from some discussion about CSS and HTML support, there’s some wider insights in what users of an email client are interested in.
28th November 2014 – Black Friday
1st December 2014 – Cyber Monday
With Black Friday only hours away and Cyber Monday a few days away, brands may still be finalising their campaigns and gearing up for the most frenzied time of the year. As retailers compete to push the most stock and savvy customers shop to get the best deals on their christmas shopping, we take a moment to share an EDITD report and review some of the top performing retailers email campaigns from last year.