Cracking the Code: What Makes a BFCM Email Stand Out?

With the right tactics in your arsenal, you can elevate your email game to ensure that your BFCM emails stand out amidst the sea of competing offers. Let's take a look at them.

October 25, 2023
Cracking the Code: What Makes a BFCM Email Stand Out?

Navigating the frenzied BFCM email battlefield is no small feat. Amidst the avalanche of flashy promotions and enticing deals vying for your customers' attention, it's easy for your carefully crafted emails to get lost in the shuffle.

However, with the right tactics in your arsenal, you can elevate your email game to ensure that your BFCM emails not only land in the inbox but also stand out amidst the sea of competing offers.

Let's dive into the art of crafting emails that seize attention and leave a lasting impact amidst the BFCM email extravaganza.

Start with a strong subject line 

Inboxes are crowded every day… but there’s one day they’re overflowing: Black Friday.

Nearly every brand is running a promotion and writing subject lines like:


You can do the same thing—and be ignored—or break the pattern and stand out.

Personalize your subject lines or be bold and witty to create a pattern-interrupt.

Give your customers more of what they love 

Speak your customers' language! Your email will appeal to them more and resonate with them.

Tailor your BFCM campaigns based on their behavior, interests, feedback, and survey responses. Prioritize sending more of the content they enjoy, be it interactive emails, entertaining storytelling, or other engaging content.

Craft irresistible email designs

Infuse your emails with captivating designs. Employ a cohesive color palette, high-quality images, and attention-grabbing banners to effectively communicate your BFCM offerings. Opt for mobile-friendly layouts, and consider incorporating animated banners or GIFs for that extra visual appeal.

Highlight incentives (like payment options and guarantees) in your email–or add them a standard section in all your emails. You can also get creative with animated banners or GIFs to add an extra layer of visual appeal.

You can also choose to go the opposite way and send a plain text email (from the founder) once a while to stand out from the rest.

Countdown timers 

Countdown timers are powerful devices to create a sense of urgency and FOMO. These visually engaging elements can effectively drive your subscribers to take prompt action and make a purchase.

Use them to drive hype to an upcoming sale, product launch, and/or when the sale is about to end.

Strong CTA 

Have clear and concise Calls to Action (CTAs) that compel immediate action. Communicate the benefits of taking the desired action, such as "Save 50% Today" or "Get Exclusive Access to Our Sale."

Ensure visually appealing CTAs that are mobile-friendly and surrounded by whitespace for easy interaction. Simplicity is key, so avoid overwhelming your subscribers with multiple choices.

Avoid overwhelming your subscribers with multiple choices, and consider incorporating elements of scarcity or time sensitivity when applicable. Continuously test and refine your CTAs to align with your audience's preferences and optimize email engagement.

Remember, it's not just about delivering an email; it's about creating an experience that sparks excitement, anticipation, and a genuine connection.

When you infuse your communications with a dash of creativity, you stand out on all places by  creating pattern interrupts. This is the key to having a successful BFCM period.

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