♬ I’ve been waiting… for an email like you ♬
That’s the subject line of a reengagement email sent to someone who had opted in to receive emails from Return Path, but hadn’t opened an email from the company in a while. The bookend emoji music notes, along with the ellipsis in the middle of the subject line, succeed at making this email stand out in the inbox.
This email was sent to an Eastern Mountain Sports customer who signed up to receive email promotions when making an in-store purchase. Upon first reading the subject line – “TBD” – the recipient thought the acronym stood for “to be determined” and that marketers had inadvertently hit the send button too soon. But that’s not what actually happened.
This Leap Day email was sent on February 29 to a customer who had signed up to receive promotions from the company. The subject line — “Leap for it! Extra day = EXTRA OFFER!” — lets recipients know that the email contains a special offer for Leap Day.
This birthday email was sent to a Kohl’s customer who is enrolled in the store’s Yes2You Rewards program, which allows members to earn points toward discount coupons for every dollar they spend and receive a birthday gift each year.
This product review email was sent to a Victoria’s Secret customer who recently made an online purchase. Although the subject line — “Rate & Review Your New Purchase” — lets the recipient know what this email is all about, it’s not as user-centric as it could be.
This promotional email series was sent to an Amazon customer on Cyber Monday, with the first email arriving in her inbox at 7:17 a.m. and the second one at 7:38 p.m. The subject line of the first email — “Cyber Monday | Take 30% Off Clothing, Shoes & More” — is strong. It touts a 30% discount offer on clothing and luggage and provides a “carrot” to drive opens with “& More.”