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Playlist: St. Patrick’s Day

Playlist: St. Patrick’s Day

Beyond • March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! They say everyone is Irish on St. Patty’s Day, but in truth nearly every artist on this playlist actually is. There’s a few other Irish themed tracks thrown in for good measure (and the spirit of everyone being Irish today). Culturally, commercially, sometimes it’s just fun to all agree on a hearty celebration. Hope you wore green today and can avoid some pinches. Whether it’s work or play, here’s some songs to help you enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day. “Where the Streets Have No Name” - U2 “Nothing Compares 2 U” - Sinead O’Connor “Zombie” - The Cranberries “Drunken Lullabies” - Flogging Molly “Irish Celebration (P Smoov Remix)” - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” - Dropkick Murhpys “Irish Blood, English Heart” - Morrissey “Hall of Fame” - The Script f. will.i.am “Follow Me Up to Carlow” - Young Dubliners “Another Irish Drinking Song” - Minions


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Playlist: Show Your Love For Valentine’s Day

Playlist: Show Your Love For Valentine’s Day

Beyond • February 10, 2014

Valentine’s Day is just days away. Hopefully you’ve made your dinner reservations, found your gifts ... or just ran out the door in an attempt to do one or both of those things. Or perhaps you plan to spend Valentine’s Day curled up on the couch catching up on your DVR with some pizza. Either way, Valentine’s Day is a reminder to show those in our lives that we care about them. That could even mean your customers. Valentine’s Day is prime sales and promotion time. Show them how much you appreciate their business. Need some help coming up with ideas? Here’s a Valentine’s Day themed playlist full of love songs. “Kiss” - Prince “Drunk In Love” - Beyonce f. Jay Z “Strawberry Bubblegum” - Justin Timberlake “Bound 2” - Kanye West “Primetime” - Janelle Monae f. Miguel “Hold On, We’re Going Home” - Drake f. Majid Jordan “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher” - Jackie Wilson “Closer” - Tegan And Sara “400 Lux” - Lorde “Adorn” - Miguel


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Use Election Day Email Template on November 2, 2010

Use Election Day Email Template on November 2, 2010

Beyond • October 23, 2010

With my family, and I\'m sure many others, there are two things not discussed at the dinner table: politics and religion. My family learned the hard way, with heated arguments and awkward silences. Politics in particular was our hot button issue. Although the two sides of my family could never see eye to eye with politics, both sides knew the importance of voting. Regarding your email campaigns, your company is better off to take a similar stance this Election Day. Visit your subscribers’ inboxes with only a reminder to get out and vote. It’s an opportunity for some patriotic points, up there with the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Acknowledge this important day for all your American subscribers, and share some of these Election Day insights with your list. Check out Benchmark\'s free Election Day Email Template View all Email Templates Why Election Day Is the Day It Is (via www.internetfamilyfun.com): - November was chosen because it was when the harvest work was finished. - Tuesday was picked instead of Monday because many voters would have to travel the day before to reach the polling place. Travelling on Sunday was off-limits for religious reasons. - Election Day does not fall on the first of the month because many shopkeepers did their bookkeeping from the previous month on the first. Sample Subject Lines: - [Your company], reminding you to vote this Election Day - Our vote is for you to vote this Election Day - Happy Election Day from [your company]


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Memorial Day Templates Honor the Sacrifices of Our Military Personnel

Memorial Day Templates Honor the Sacrifices of Our Military Personnel

Beyond • June 15, 2010

Growing up, Memorial Day meant a day off of school. Even after that, it became a paid day off of work and maybe a vacation to put the extended weekend to good use. A decent amount of the population may still look at Memorial Day in that light. But what did the rest of the country do while I was sipping an adult beverage with a tiny umbrella or making the turn on the golf course? Memorial Day commemorates the military men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. With a Benchmark Email Memorial Day email template, you can remind your email lists why they get to enjoy their many privileges. Free Memorial Day Templates from Benchmark Email View all Email Templates Here is a list of the different ways one can observe Memorial Day. Now even if you do have your toes buried in the sand this May 31st, you can pay your respects to those that gave their lives to enable you to do so. Memorial Day Observances for Everybody -Place flags or flowers on the gravestones of soldiers. -Visit cemeteries and memorials. -Fly the American flag at half-mast until noon local time. -Fly the Prisoner Of War/Missing In Action flag. -Observe a moment of silence at 3pm local time (though sometimes “Taps” is played during this time). -You can also volunteer time or make donations to support widows and children of those lost in service. 5 Sample Subject Lines for Memorial Day Celebrate Memorial Day with [Your Company] Observe Memorial Day this May 31st Ways to show you care on Memorial Day Memorial Day savings from [Your Company] Salute these Memorial Day savings  


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Honor Old Glory with Flag Day Email Templates

Honor Old Glory with Flag Day Email Templates

Beyond • June 3, 2010

I live across the street from a banquet hall called the Friendship Auditorium. A huge American Flag flies in front of the Friendship Auditorium, and it can usually be seen blowing across the view from our balcony. One day, I returned home from work to find the flag at half-mast. Curious, I looked online for any clues as to what had happened. No significant public figures had passed away. As far as I could tell, the flag was not at half-mast in remembrance of anything or anyone. It was a complete mystery to my roommates and me, disheartening to see a somber reminder off loss every time we looked out our window. Days passed. The flag was never raised, nor was it lowered. My roommates and I began to speculate of a Friendship Auditorium massacre. Finally, after over a month of the flag flying at half-mast, it was raised right back into our magnificent view. I had seen that flag raised up on that flag pole hundreds of times since I moved to Los Angeles. I hadn\'t even thought twice about it until the flag was no longer in my view. As soon as we didn\'t see it everyday, we immediately thought something was wrong. The symbolism behind the flag is so great that we were concerned when it wasn\'t flying high as usual, and indeed, we were excited to see it raised back to its prominent spot. The American Flag is a symbol of freedom and unity. The flag is displayed on federal holidays such as Memorial Day, Veteran\'s Day and the 4th of July. Americans also fly the flag as a symbol for strength and unity after great national tragedies, such as September 11th. It can also be used to show mourning when lowered to half-mast. It is because the flag is such a strong symbol that we honor its adoption with Flag Day on June 14th. Benchmark carries on the tradition of honor with Flag Day email templates. Free Flag Day Templates from Benchmark Email View all Email Templates Fun Facts about the American Flag - Nicknames include \"Stars & Stripes,\" \"Old Glory\" and \"The Star-Spangled Banner.\" - If a flag is damaged beyond repair, it must be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. - Hanging the flag upside-down is a distress signal. - Red stands for hardiness, valor, strength and bravery. - White stands for peace and honesty. - Blue stands for vigilance, perseverance, justice, truth and loyalty. Sample Flag Day Subject Lines Raise the flag, not prices with [your company] Honor the flag with these great deals Salute the flag and these prices Show your true colors on Flag Day Celebrate Flag Day with [your company]  


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The Benefits Of Staging A Fourth Of July Patriotic Social Network Fest

The Benefits Of Staging A Fourth Of July Patriotic Social Network Fest

Beyond • May 11, 2010

With less than two months until the Independence Day holiday, email marketers would be well served to consider the feasibility of incorporating a thoroughly patriotic and even borderline jingoistic appeal in their late June and early July campaigns. Pride in America runs deep, and a truly uplifting and positive message about the nation and its future could resonate powerfully in your customers and serve to associate your brand with a groundswell in public opinion. America\'s Gone Through Some Tough Times Lately Well the eagle\'s been flyin\' slow And the flag\'s been flyin\' low And a lotta people sayin\' that America\'s fixin\' to fall These were the opening lyrics of the Charlie Daniels Band 1980 hit song \"In America\". Although that song was written in reaction to a very different set of political and social challenges to the Pax Americana, many of the same concerns have popped up again a full three decades later, this time centering around terrorism, climate change and the recessionary economic malaise. Celebrate The Nation & The Flag The subsequent lyrics of the song, however, celebrate the astounding resilience of the American people and the rejection of any permanent decline: Well speakin\' just for me And some people from Tennessee We\'ve got a thing or two to tell you all This lady may have stumbled But she ain\'t never failed And if (our enemies) don\'t believe that They can all go straight to hell We\'re gonna put her feet back On the path of righteousness and then God bless America again Illustrating the prototypically American attitude of \"when the going gets tough, the tough get going,\" the Charlie Daniels song displays the \"Don\'t tread on me\" philosophy that is still the heart of the people of the United States. Set Up A Social Network Forum Revering The USA Your brand can score patriotic brownie points by staging a Fourth of July celebration directly on your website or, better yet, your Facebook Fan Page. First, set up an open forum where participants can express what the holiday and country mean to them. Then bring valuable resources to bear on this forum where your customers can receive feedback or even have their questions answered by an academic historian. By utilizing your email campaign to promote this event and implementing valid incentives for participation, you may be surprised at the extent of social network sharing pass-along your message will receive. There is an additional value to staging this event on your Facebook fan page: Your fan total will burgeon and you will be happily converting a considerable number of your customers to the highly sought-after status of social contacts. Focus On The Positive Aspects Of The American Spirit There are countless vectors to associating your brand with American patriotism for the Fourth of July holiday, and all are cogent as long as they concentrate strictly on the positive aspects of future of the United States. This is not the time to set up a debate on the nation\'s ills, but a time to praise and venerate all of the positive aspects of the American spirit and experience. Wave the flag in a proud and unabashed manner. You will witness an outpouring of enthusiastic support for the country and, by extension, your brand.


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Great Tips & Templates for April 22 – Earth Day

Great Tips & Templates for April 22 – Earth Day

Beyond • April 5, 2010

Email marketing is a greener communications solution. Ask Al Gore. I\'m sure he\'d agree. Paperless communication goes a long way towards discovering a much more \'convenient truth.\' Earth Day is a time to raise awareness and appreciation for the environment. Use a Benchmark Email Earth Day template to share some helpful tips that will help celebrate the Earth year round. Placing them in your email signature will also serve to spread the word. Free Earth Day Templates from Benchmark Email View all Email Templates Earth Day Email Tips (with help from PlanetGreen.com) Think Before You Print This Email A simple and friendly reminder to consider whether printing an email is necessary is a great way to get people thinking green. Here are a couple of suggestions: \"Eco-Tip: Printing emails is usually a waste. Make this tip go viral - add it to your email signature.\" \"Please consider the planet before printing this email.\" A Favorite Green Tip Earth Day tips don\'t need to be email specific. Here are some good tips for being green in your everyday life: Go paperless - Consider reading your newspaper and magazine subscriptions online. Switch to electronic banking and credit card payment, too. To save energy, keep your freezer and fridge well stocked with food, as the food will help retain the cooler temperatures. Use a shovel instead of a snowblower. It\'ll give you a good workout, and it\'s more eco-friendly. Your Green Resolution Have you kept your New Year\'s Resolution? If not, use Earth Day to make a Green Resolution. Putting it in your email signature will help you keep to it and spread the word. Maybe even inspire others to do the same. Maybe you\'ll be biking to work. Think about how effective it will be for people to read something like \"To reduce my carbon footprint, I\'ve biked to work for 16 days in a row. Why not join me?\" and then get another email a bit down the road that says something like \"To reduce my carbon footprint, I\'ve biked to work for 37 days in a row. Why not join me?\" It makes green feel doable, concrete and totally personal.


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April Fool’s Day Pranks & Templates

April Fool’s Day Pranks & Templates

Beyond • March 18, 2010

Although April Fool\'s Day brings out the skeptic in us all, using it as an email marketing opportunity is no joke. We can\'t pull these pranks for you, but we can make April 1st a bit brighter for you with an April Fool\'s Day email template. After all, laughter is the key to your heart. No fooling! 4 free April Fool\'s Day email templates from Benchmark Email View all Holiday Email Templates April Fool’s Day Pranks for the Office from April Foolzone Musical Chairs Take the fancy chair out of the boss\'s office and switch it with the ugliest chair you can find. The previous occupant of the ugly chair will be happily surprised to see their great \"new\" chair, and the boss will probably be too embarrassed to come and take it back. Of course, you\'d better make sure your boss has a good sense of humor! Invisible Ink Go to your coworker\'s office and locate all of their pencils and pens. Next, paint the tips with clear nail polish. When your victim tries to write, not a single one will work! After the prank is revealed, the nail polish can be removed by dipping the pens and pencils in polish remover. Kidnapped Take an often-used item from the victim\'s office (like their favorite coffee cup, stapler, pencil cup, etc.). Take a picture of it and leave it in the exact place of the original item along with a \"ransom\" note. Under Pressure Under your victim\'s office chair, tie a piece of cord to the lever that adjusts the chair height. The chair will bottom out when your victim sits down, but rise all the way up as soon as they stand up. All those ups and downs will drive the victim crazy. Where Do I Go? This trick works great if you work in an office building that has two entrances. Print up two signs that say \"Please Use Other Door.\" Put one on each door with arrows pointing toward the opposite door. While You Were Out Leave a phone message for the victim that says that a \"Mr. Lyon\" called (\"Mr. Behr\" also works) and wants to be called back. Then list the phone number of the local zoo. Benchmark\'s April Fool\'s Day template will surely boost open rates as your customers share in the laughs. Pass on these pranks in your April Fool\'s Day email campaign and be sure to have your email list chuckling. Don\'t miss out on any of our existing holiday email templates and be sure to stay tuned for exciting new ones.


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