The Olympic and Paralympic Games only come round every four years, so it's worth making the most of the excitement that sweeps the world during these international sporting events in your marketing.
Add some interest to your marketing emails and bring the sporting spirit to your subscribers' inboxes with an Olympics-themed email.
Here are some of our favorite marketing emails celebrating the Olympics and Paralympics, plus some additional tips to make your emails stand out.
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One of the best ways for brands to get involved in cultural moments and calendar events is tying their products into the occasion.
1) Emporio Armani
Emporio Armani used their email marketing to shout about their status as Team Italy's official outfitter. The fashion brand used their marketing email to share interesting facts about the outfit, along with CTAs encouraging subscribers to discover the Olympics' inspired collection.
Source: Emporio Armani email
Debenhams might not have a dedicated Olympics collection, but they’ve joined in the fun by inspiring subscribers with their workout gear. Splitting the recommendations into women, men and children is a nice touch, since it helps shoppers find the products they’re interested in faster.
Debenhams could also segment their returning customers and tailor the email to this group further by using past browse and purchase data to recommend sports gear in each individual’s preferred category, for example.
Source: Debenhams email
3) Journey Latin America
Don’t sell sports gear? No problem. Think outside the box and find the connection between your offering and the Olympic games. Journey Latin America joined in with their email marketing by highlighting vacation recommendations in Ecuador after the country’s gold medal win.
Source: Journey Latin America email
Help your customers celebrate the games with special offers and savings to enjoy throughout the Olympic period.
4) Patisserie Valerie
Whilst cake and sports don’t normally go together (unless we’re talking about a pie eating contest), Patisserie Valerie helped their subscribers enjoy the games in the most delicious way with a free delivery code for their famous cakes.
Source: Patisserie Valerie email
You can boost the efficacy of your coupons by making sure they follow the shopper from your marketing emails to your online store and vice versa, helping increase exposure and redemption rate and keeping the customer experience consistent.
It’s important to make sure your coupon is dynamic so that any customer who opens your email after the discount has expired will see ‘coupon expired’ text, rather than an out-of-date coupon.
As an official sponsor, Costa has gone all out with an Olympics-themed game, providing a fun way for their customers to get involved and potentially win big.
Source: Costa email
The Olympics and Paralympics are certainly inspiring occasions, full of hard work, perseverance and victories. Impart that sense of inspiration to your subscribers with your Olympics-themed marketing emails and associate your brand with some of that excitement.
Bon Appetit’s spin-off community, Healthyish served up a hearty dose of inspiration with an interview with Paralympian Kaleo Kanahele Maclay, encouraging subscribers to click through to their site to read the full piece.
Source: Healthyish email
Similarly, Omega sent their shoppers an interview with Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps, which includes a subtle promotion for their Olympic edition watch. This is a nice way to promote your Olympics-themed products whilst providing valuable content for subscribers.
Source: Omega email
Be inspired by more Olympics-themed marketing emails on our Pinterest and download your copy of Five Easy Ways to Make Your Emails Perform Better for more ways to delight your customers throughout the year.
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