Matrix, a division of L’Oréal, used various pieces of live content (highlighted in pink) to make this email newsletter stand out. Click image to view full-size.
This week’s featured agile email marketing campaign is from Matrix, a division of L’Oréal, and creatively combines a video, countdown clock, and local map. I sat down with Lindsay Broekemeier, Customer Success Associate, to learn more.
Brooke Burdge, Marketing Manager: What was the goal of this campaign?
Lindsay Broekemeier, Customer Success Associate: Matrix is a unique beauty brand, because its products are only distributed through salons and authorized retail stores; they cannot be purchased online. For this reason, Matrix has two main audiences: the salons that purchase and use the products, and the consumers that visit these salons and are loyal fans of the brand.
The goal of this email campaign was to create a newsletter that gave both audiences relevant updates on the Matrix brand. Two separate emails were built to accomplish this goal: one sent to the distributor segment, and another version sent to the consumer segment.
BB: What stands out about this agile email campaign?
LB: This campaign was made highly relevant for each audience using live content. In both versions, Matrix included a video that played directly in the email, as well as a local map. The email sent to the distributors also contained a countdown clock showing the time remaining until an educational webcast.
BB: Can you describe how the video in email worked?
LB: Sure. The video played automatically within the inbox itself, with no need to open in a media player or browser. The video was originally created for other promotional purposes, so this is a great example of how marketers can effectively use their existing video content in email campaigns as a way to increase the video’s ROI.
BB: What did the local maps show in each version of the email?
LB: In the email sent to the distributor segment, the local map showed nearby Matrix Distributors where salon owners could purchase the products to use in their salons. In the version sent to the consumer segment, the local map showed nearby salons that use Matrix products. In both versions, the map was targeted to each individual recipient’s location at the moment of email open.
BB: What do you think is the biggest takeaway from this campaign?
LB: Matrix used live content in creative ways to make each individual email as engaging as possible. Because of the brand’s distribution channel, the use of local maps was a particularly impactful addition to this agile email campaign.