Celebrations is a party planner website, so the 4th of July is a natural holiday to plan a promotion around, but it would work for many American companies as long as they push the "patriotic" hot-button copy driver. A favorite tool for many copywriters is leveraging a copy driver (such as greed, fear or anger) and moving the prospect into taking an action, such as buying or donating.
The subject line keeps it simple: "Red, White & Blue 4th of July Party Ideas." The body of the e-newsletter continues with the patriotic theme. See the slide show below.
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