Need help designing a marketing E-mail

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  1. H.A.

    H.A. Senior Member Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I need help in designing a marketing e-mail. I am trying to imbed a video into my e-mail so that the recipient can view the video in the e-mail itself rather than going to a different page.

    Also wanted to know the latest methods used in email marketing with special interest on the design of the email.

    Any help will be appreciated with a like.....:)

    Thank you in advance.
     
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  3. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Don't know if what you require is possible. I use mail chimp otherwise. I think you will have to create a YouTube and send the link in the mail.
     
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    H.A. Senior Member Senior Member

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    thats what i have found out...you can only insert an image hyperlinked to the actual webpage.....but i want the reader to see the video in the email itself...just like the one we see in the posts
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    How big of a video clip do you want to present?

    Two options:
    • YouTube (as @Yusuf suggested).
    • Create an animated GIF.

    Also, have you used Prezi? I strongly recommend yo have a look. You can make very entertaining presentations there, and all you need to do is send the link.

    There are plenty of online tools for the latter, and they are free.
     
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  7. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    The chances are that even if you are able to embed a video, the mail will become heavy and not get delivered itself.
     
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    The video is approx 10 minutes but i shall crop it if required
     
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    10 min video will make the mail very heavy. It will never get delivered.

    Let me give you an example. When I make a video on my iPhone and try to mail it, I am asked to crop it to within manageable limits. That is a few seconds of the video.

    You will have to send links.

    Better make a good website with videos in it and send links to your site.
     
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    I had the same doubts...about the mail becoming heavy...however if there is a possibility of streaming the video in the mail itself without opening a different webpage...that is what i am looking at. I will not attach the video, just attached link but the streaming happens in the mail.
     
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    Hehhehe the ever demanding Indian. Mate go ahead and develop something like that
     
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    Unhelpful....:pfft:...

    Trying to do something different is not very easy but not impossible....the image option hyperlinked to the webpage is Plan B

    let me search for Plan A
     
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    Well, then you have to break the code of gmail software itself which is impossible ! Anyway try and tell us.That may work if it is in html software !
     
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    If you will try to do some tricks with HTML it will most probably be seen as junk or suspicious mail.Easiest way is described here
     
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    Video quality must affect size too?
     

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