Favourite Father’s Day emails – from the Dads of Vision6

With Father’s Day just around the corner it got me thinking. Last year I covered off what makes a really good Father’s Day email but this year I wanted to do something a little different.

I’d like to introduce to some of the Dads here at Vision6 and showcase their favourite Father’s Day emails, so that you can get an idea of what works best.

Plus we’ve thrown in a couple Dad jokes along the way… Because what better way to honour Dads than with corny jokes?

Jonathan Tobin, Reseller Manager

Jonathan Tobin, Reseller and Agency Manager

Now I wasn’t surprised to see this was Jon’s fave Father’s Day email. He’s a coffee lover through and through. But do you know what he loves most about this email? The subject line. 

“How could I resist an email with such an enticing subject line. Any Fathers day specials involving coffee will have me hook line and sinker!”

Shhhh... Members only Father's Day special

Jon's favourite email

Jon’s favourite Dad joke:
You can’t run through a camp ground… But you can ran because it’s past tents



Daniel Smith, Senior Developer and Team Leader

So what works with this email? The email taps into Dad’s natural goofiness. The subject line is intriguing and raises enough curiosity to entice the reader to open the email, plus it plays up the fun nature of the email.

 “The image in the main content made it clear this was about poking fun at Dad (who doesn’t want to do that!) with a clear call to action.” 

You owe your Dad a monkey!Father's Day example from Daniel

Daniel’s favourite Dad joke:
I was thinking about getting a brain transplant, but I changed my mind.



Christopher Bentley, Media and Production Coordinator

Chris is ever the diplomat and he knows he is more likely to get the goods if there’s something in it for the lovely Mrs Bentley!

“I think it’s really clever what they’ve done here. They’re targeting the person most likely to be buying the gift and rewarding them too!”

Christophers favourite Father's Day email

Christopher’s favourite Dad joke:
Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Yes that’s right, I am Dr Who 


Paul Trappett  


Paul Trappett, General Manager

Paul’s a sucker for any email that’s all about Dad! And not only does this email focus on Dad but it also has a video campaign behind it that really strengthens the message.

“I want to be the active Dad this year, not the whiskey drinking, or boring socks and jocks wearing one. This email really worked for me because the video behind it showcased some really nice products that I’d love to own. ”
Paul's favourite Father's Day email

Paul’s favourite Dad joke:
What do you call a Blind Deer? No eye deer

So there you have it! Some of the favourite emails from the Dads of Vision6.

Would you like to make the most of Father’s Day and send out an email to your customers? Well, you’re in luck, we’ve just release some fancy new Father’s Day templates. Login to your account, you’ll find them in the seasonal template folder.

Don’t have an account? Start free today.

I’d love to know if you have a favourite Father’s Day email. Share the ‘view online’ link in the comments section below. 


Kelly Newbery

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Kelly Newbery
Content Marketing Manager

Posted on in Email Content, Email Design, Email Marketing, Vision6 News

New templates for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner there’s still time to send out a slick email to your customers, thanks to our new templates.

They’re in your account and ready to go. Login and create a new message (you’ll find them under the seasonal templates). Or if you don’t have an account, head over to Vision6 and signup free.

Father's Day Templates

Need a little inspiration? Check out these Five fantastic Father’s Day email examples.

Kelly Newbery

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Kelly Newbery
Content Marketing Manager

Posted on in Email Design, Email Marketing, New Features and Updates

7 tips for crafting an email call to action that works

As business owners and marketers, one of the biggest challenges we face is harnessing our audience’s interests in a way that gets them to act.

Structure, design and content are all essential elements within your email but do you know the best way to get your customers to act? By crafting a persuasive and engaging Call to Action (CTA).

Here are some helpful tips about how to create a clear and strong CTA.

1. Identify your objective and plan around it

Be clear on exactly what you want your recipients to do when they read your email. Would you like them to register for an event, purchase a product, read an article, enter a competition or claim an offer?

Decide on your most important CTA and then design your email to complement and draw attention to it.

For example, if your objective is to encourage new subscribers to make a purchase, include compelling copy that gives your readers an offer of free shipping, a beautiful image of your products and a CTA that emphasises how easy it is to claim the offer.

Buy tickets Call to Action

Everything in this email supports the CTA to buy tickets. The copy, the imagery and the subject line (Kelly, need to spend up before EOFY?) all lead the reader towards the end goal. 

2. Stick to the most important CTA

Try to limit each email to only one CTA. Otherwise people may get confused with what you’re asking them to do.

This doesn’t mean you can’t include the same CTA in your email in a few different ways such as images, buttons and in-text links. In fact, it’s a good idea to pepper it throughout the email to increase the chances of it being noticed.

One clear call to action

In this example Wotif have repeated their CTA both in text and in their button. Plus the image is linked through to the same place. The messaging is consistent and laser focused. 

3. Use your imagination

It’s not enough to just show people your call to action. You need to make them want to do it. Use your creativity to write compelling copy and use interesting visuals that entice people to click your button or link.

4. Keep it clean

Make your CTA stand out from everything else in your email.

Put your CTA in a bright button and surround it with white space to draw attention to it. Plus as more people are reading emails on mobile devices this allows more space for clumsy fingers to tap.

A clever and artistic design is all well and good; however it’s not going to increase the effectiveness of your email if your CTA is neglected.

Canva clean design call to action

This email is very focused in its approach and has a single CTA to help people get started. There’s plenty of white space and the design is sleek.

5. Keep it simple

Recently a friend of mine saw a great coupon in an email but when she clicked on the link to redeem it there was no field in the web form to enter the coupon number. While she assumed that the field was most likely on a page further into the buying process, her immediate response was “I just can’t be stuffed.” Unfortunately for marketers this is a very common attitude.

On the bright side it’s also very easy to avoid – be clear and straightforward with your instructions. Afterall you don’t want your customers to place your CTA in the ‘too hard’ basket.

6. Tell them what to do

Now you might think I am crazy adding this in. But you’d be surprised how many people send out emails that sort of, maybe suggests readers do something. Don’t be afraid to ask (or tell!) your readers what to do – people respond well to this.

7. Get your customers to pick up the pace

Creating a sense of urgency is a great way to capture your audience’s attention and prompt them to act.

A popular way to do this is to simply put an expiry date on any call to action. This prompts your audience to read the email now rather than setting it aside for later.

Create urgency with your Call to Action

This email does a great job of creating urgency with engaging imagery and persuasive copy. It all leads up to the main CTA button to ‘book now’.

I hope these tips help you when it comes to crafting a great CTA for your next email campaign. I’d love to know if you have any tips for creating CTAs that convert? Share them in the comments below.

Kelly Newbery

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Kelly Newbery
Content Marketing Manager

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