Does grinning face have a place in your marketing emails?
Oh, those darling emojis: red heart, face with tears of joy, naughty eggplant. Surely they have a use in subject lines for marketing emails.
Indeed, they do, say the authors of Marketing Email and Newsletter Design. Emojis in subject lines can:
- Draw attention to your message in a crowded inbox
- Help communicate the topic of your email
- Add emotion and context to a message
- Replace words — a heart for love, for instance — if used carefully
But beware. Emojis:
- Can be hard to distinguish on a desktop — let alone smartphone — screen
- May not be correctly displayed across all email clients, browsers and devices
- Might confuse people unless you choose only very familiar emojis
- Might be seen as mass mail and “marketese”
Still, used carefully, why not give them a go? At least A/B test emojis and find out whether they work for you.
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