If email marketers have learned anything over the past few years, it’s that every customer is now a moving target. They’re checking emails on their phones and tablets, which means they’re doing a lot of different activities at the same time.
Responsive email design strategies play a critical role in this new world. Customers are always on the go and your emails need to offer real-time content that reflects their needs in the moment.
One simple way to do this is to start creating geo-targeted emails. Ordinarily, a customer checking their personal email on a lunch break isn’t too likely to redeem a discount offer. But if they see a personalized map that shows that a store is right around the block, that can change.
Geo-targeting can help brands create contextual marketing campaigns. Here are three companies that have used maps in emails effectively:
In a campaign that combined automated geo-targeting and live social media content, retailer ivivva sent out an email that showed customers the location of the nearest showroom. At the same time, they offered a glimpse at the social media community around ivivva by creating a real-time Instagram feed directly within the email.
Excentus wanted to show the closest places where rewards members could earn points. By including geo-targeted maps that displayed these locations in real-time, the business increased high value traffic by 21% and click-throughs by 24%.
3. Steve Madden
Time is always of the essence during limited-time sales. Steve Madden made it as easy as possible for mobile shoppers to find the closest location near them by pinning a personalized map with each destination.
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All of these emails go back to the most important part of responsive email design today: offering contextually relevant content in every email. And, since most emails are opened on mobile devices, one of the keys to contextual marketing is creating geo-targeted emails.
Since customers are constantly on the move, the content in your emails has to move, too.
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