Excellent Examples of 4th July Marketing From Retailers

Posted by Abi Davies 4 Jul 17

Fourth of JulyHappy Fourth of July, readers, and happy birthday to the United States of America!

Today marks the 241st anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence, and to celebrate there will be a plethora of fun activities taking place across the pond—from family BBQs to parades to fireworks.

But how are ecommerce marketers marking the big day? Well, in addition to some pretty epic shopping sales, many brands have given their email marketing an Independence Day twist.

From Tommy Hilfiger to Kate Spade, here are a few of our favourites so far.

We'll keep updating this list throughout the day, so keep an eye out for your brand! 

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Topics: Ecommerce email marketing, Ecommerce content marketing, Fourth of July marketing ideas, fourth of july email

Why Preference Centres Are More Important Than You Think

Posted by Abi Davies 19 May 17

As the name suggests, preference centres are a place where a subscriber or account holder of a brand can manage their communication preferences, as well as update their personal information (such as name, email, home address etc.).

Preference centres can usually be found in: a welcome series, an email footer or the “My Account” tab on a website.

preference centre guide for ecommerce marketers

From academia (e.g. Harvard Business Review) to journalism (e.g. Stylist magazine’s Emerald Street), today preference centres are used by industries across the board. However, for one reason or another (price? reputation for being a bit boring …?) there are still a number of ecommerce marketers that seem reluctant to invest in—or at least promote—their own.

In this blog post, we’ve taken a look at four big reasons why preference centres actually deserve way more kudos (and care!)—backing up each point with examples from ahead of the curve ecommerce brands that are already nailing it.

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Topics: Ecommerce email marketing, Ecommerce preference centre, Email preference centre

17 Brands That Have Mastered GIFs in Email Marketing

Posted by Hannah Stacey 5 May 17

GIFs in ecommerce To kick off this blog post, I’d like to transport you back to 1987.

Techno is king. You have a haircut that will one day become a source of endless ridicule from your children and grandchildren. Cher looks exactly the same as she does now.  

Crucially for our story, a bloke called Steve Wilhite and his team have just invented something called the Graphics Interchange Format (or GIF, for short) that will change the face of the internet.

But you don’t care right now because you’re too preoccupied with perm maintenance and your only experience of the GIF thus far is a pixelated dancing banana with a maniacal grin on its face.

GIFs in ecommerce
 

Fast forward to the early noughties and the GIF has been appropriated by a generation of adolescents hell bent on having the spangliest MySpace page going, regardless of the fact it takes ten minutes to load and crashes your browser if you try to scroll anywhere.

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Topics: Ecommerce email marketing, email gif, email marketing campaign ideas, animated gifs in email

Smart Ways Retailers Are Using Online Marketing to Encourage Offline Store Visits

Posted by Abi Davies 15 Mar 17

brick and mortar meets ecommerce According to Deloitte, 2017 could experience another “tipping point” in ecommerce—thanks to the “ambitious growth agenda” of stores operating solely online.

As a result of this, the physical retail store of today is having to be “reimagined for the digital consumer”, and is likely to focus on either “inspiration or convenience” in 2017.

But could ecommerce marketers be doing anything to help the health of its physical counterparts? And we’re not just talking about brick and click retailers, but also pure play brands promoting pop-ups, studios and more.

A quick scan of our inbox tells us that, actually, many brands already are (albeit some much more than others).

Listed below are five ways retailers are using online marketing to drive offline footfall, starting with a few simple tactics before moving onto more data-driven hacks.

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Topics: Ecommerce email marketing, cross-channel marketing, dynamic content, ecommerce vs brick and mortar

Who's Winning at Mother's Day Marketing?

Posted by Rita Braga Martins 7 Mar 17

mother's day marketingEver forgotten to send a card for Mother’s Day? Experienced that sense of dread when you realise it’s Saturday and you’ve missed the deadline for getting your flower order in? Felt like a disappointing child when you’ve had to send a Mother’s Day text message instead of a gift?

It’s okay - we’ve all been there.

Luckily, a lot of ecommerce stores are here to help, whether you’re a last-minute panic buyer or you’re a little more organised.

We've seen retailers making huge efforts to differentiate their offers and product ranges with creative marketing campaigns, to inspire customers to buy the most special, meaningful gifts or all-time favourites for their mums.

Listed below are a few of our favourite so far (and if you’re like me and don't have a present yet, there's some pretty good ideas on how to make mum feel special this Mother's Day).

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Topics: Ecommerce email marketing, Ecommerce examples

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