Step 1: Timing
As with any holiday, it’s important to begin marketing about 4th of July immediately after the previous holiday. In this case, it’s Father’s Day. Otherwise, how else will everyone know how culturally relevant you are?
Step 2: Subject lines
Since you’re a clever brand that knows what people associate with Independence Day, it’s absolutely crucial that you use any (or all!) of the following words and phrases in your subject lines.
- Made in the USA
- ☆, ✰, or ☀
- Star Spangled Sale
- Star Spangled Savings
- Star Spangled Coupon
- Red, white and blue
- Red, white and NEW (aren’t you clever?)
Step 3: Images
If you don’t have a gif of fireworks in your email, what are you thinking?!? Everyone loves gifs (pronounced the CORRECT way, with a hard G). Gifs can go in emails. HOW COOL. HOW ORIGINAL. HOW PATRIOTIC.
Americans also love a good artfully curated picnic table covered in red, white and blue items. We like to have cookouts on summer holidays (HECK YEAH WE DO!), and everything on our tables must be color-coordinated to match the holiday we’re celebrating.
Some of us even go so far as to dump out our purses filled with expensive patriotic items all over the table so that everyone else at the cookout can see how much more patriotic we are than everyone else.
Step 4: Unless you’re Bonobos, just go home and try again next year. ‘Murica.
Happy 4th of July!