Einstein Bros. Bagels – Smart E-mail Approach for Mobile

Last week Einstein Bros. posted an offer on Facebook. Of course I was drawn to it since I am the “Koupon King” and love to save money. A Buy One Get One Sandwich for lunch is a great deal. A user can save ~$7.00 – I walked away with lunch for two people for $8.50 with one drink.

That said, I was quite impressed with the approach Einstein’s took in handling the printing aspect for the coupon.¬†Assuming many people may be checking FB on a mobile device or away from an attached printer, they added an option to e-mail the coupon to be grabbed and printed later (see red arrow below).

Genius on two fronts –

1) The coupon is more likely to be used; thus, accomplishing the goal of driving traffic. And,

2) Einstein’snow has the FB contact AND an e-mail contact (and ostensibly a preference on where to get coupons sent).

Einstein Bros. BOGO Sandwich



Nice Marketing Approach for Gmail Tabs by Extended Stay Hotels

Today I received an e-mail from Extended Stay Hotels to inform me that I need to make sure I help them get their marketing message in front of me so that I do not miss it. Gmail has updated their browser version to create tabs within the interface that separates apparent promotional mail from regular mail. I like Extended Stay’s approach – simple and to the point. Now, whether I want to get more promotional marketing is another question. Since I POP my gmail to outlook, I will see it regardless.


Gmail Tabs Help