Save Santa! New Look’s Pixelated GIF Christmas Campaign

Save Santa! New Look’s Pixelated GIF Christmas Campaign

Christmas is always a prime season for seeing some of the most creative email designs. Planning starts early, from March in some cases, so it gives teams a lot of time to think up and deploy something innovative.

Here we have New Look, a UK based fashion retailer with it’s pretty cool pixelated animations. We’ve seen GIF’s and personalisation before but we loved the look and feel of this campaign. The use of typography throughout is also something to pay attention too. Take a look and let us know what you think. If you click on the images you’ll be taken to the whole newsletter.

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Lace shifts and dormant lists: a peek at ASOS’ re-engagement campaign

Lace shifts and dormant lists: a peek at ASOS’ re-engagement campaign

Re-engagement emails are a great way to clean and re-activate dormant parts of your list. It’s also a great opportunity to single out customers and make them feel appreciated and heard. That’s why this ASOS email stood out, they noticed I hadn’t been on their site/opened their emails for a while, which now a lot of companies do, yet their messaging and UX is a little different to most I’ve seen.

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Why personalisation and relevance in email (and everything else) will always be important

Why personalisation and relevance in email (and everything else) will always be important

Principle 3 – Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.

I’ve been reading (and re-reading) ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ for about half a year now – although a lot of it is common sense, it’s still one of those books you wish you would have read sooner. Although I don’t agree with parts of the book, there is one chapter (6) in particular I have visited quite a few times because it speaks to the email, and general, marketing geek in me. If you’re familiar with the text, which odds would say you will have at least heard of it (first published in 1936, selling over 30 million copies), you probably know this section as ‘Six ways to make people like you’. In brief, Carnegie tells us about then politicians and CEO’s that could attribute a lot of their success to people skills, as simple as remembering names and birthdays. Seriously, this stuff would supposedly win elections. The chapter links a lot of similar principles together. Marketers can get so wrapped up in tactics and goals that they forget how far being kind and taking a genuine interest in someone, actually goes. No matter what customer profile you’re targeting, human nature & psychology (more or less) stay the same.

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Exploring Snapchat for Email Marketers

Exploring Snapchat for Email Marketers

Elliot and I went to #TheBestMarketingEventEver last week and we came away with a fair few tips from Gary Vaynerchuck and co. One of them being, ‘no matter how much you dislike the thought of using Snapchat as a business, you should probably be getting used to it’. We came back to the studio and got the team involved…

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