And Our Email Hero Awards Go To….

Back in October, we announced our very first Email Hero Awards program exclusively for Return Path customers to highlight the best of the best in email marketing. Fast forward four months and with over 50 submissions, we’re excited to announce the judges’ votes are now in!

With a panel consisting of four Return Path email experts and a member of the Email Experience Council (eec) Member Advisory Committee, only one single entry received a perfect score of 100 points. For this reason, our MVP Email Hero is the email marketing team from PODS.

The full list of winners along with honorable mentions can be found below. Congratulations to all of our Email Heroes! Stay tuned for future blog posts highlighting each of our winners as well as their success stories added to our Customer Hero page.

Best Themed Email:
Winner: AARP
Honorable Mention: Frontier Airlines

Most Improved Email Program:
Winner: PODS
Honorable Mention: Morning Brew

Best Email Series:
Winner: Mercedes-Benz USA
Honorable Mention: Great Wolf Resorts

Most Innovative:
Winner: SPCA International
Honorable Mention: Tarte

Best Newsletter:
Winner: Morning Brew
Honorable Mention: AARP

Best Winback Campaign:
Winner: CampSaver
Honorable Mention: Prime Publishing

Best Subject Line:
Winner: Frontier Airlines
Honorable Mention: Frontier Airlines

Best Triggered Email:
Winner: Tarte
Honorable Mention: OpticsPlanet

Best Offer Email:
Winner: OpticsPlanet
Honorable Mention: Prime Publishing

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