Wear You Bacon With Pride: Bacon and Eggs Gloves and Scarf

Bacon and Egg Fingerless MItts - Made to Order

This Bacon and Eggs Fingerless Gloves (Above) and Scarf (Below) are made to order by Twinkie Chan on Etsy, she also does a scarf in the form of a slice of Peperoni Pizza (below) which is beyond awesome!

Bacon and Egg Scarf - Made To Order

Pepperoni Pizza Scarf - Made To Order

Try not to dip this Slice of Lime Scarf in your gin and tonic at the end of a long day at the office…

Slice o' Lime Scarf - Made to Order

Clever Email Marketing From Pizza Express Using HTML

If you use a sensible email client you will probably have noticed that most of your emails will not initially load when images, this is great for the user, it speeds up the process of downloading all your mail and means you can skim through your mail without having to wait ages for images you don’t care about to load.

This isn’t however very good for email marketers who use images to convey information to you. I’m sure you are used to receiving a lot of emails that make no sense because they don’t have any images in them. It seems that Pizza Express (A UK Pizza Restaurant Chain) have cottoned on to the fact that not everyone downloads all the images from their correspondence emails, so they have taken to formatting the emails quite cleverly, this is what an email I received today looks like without the images having loaded:

You can clearly see that it’s someone in a stripy costume holding up their hand to their hair (or maybe a pizza?) Below that there are details of the offer and how to get a voucher code in plain text.

Once you load images this is what the email looks like:

It’s a blonde woman in a stripy swimsuit holding up her hair. Looking at the image it’s obvious that the non image version is based on  this, the graphics in the non table version maybe reminiscent of an Atari 2600 game but they convey the same details as the image version, and they make you stop and think, I wonder what that is supposed to be maybe I’ll download the images.

So I guess their cunning ruse worked. I downloaded their images, I’ve also subjected you to their cunning advertising…

The Seven Deadly Websites

The guys over at College Humor (It hurts me to spell Humour that way, it actually pains my soul) have come up with some fake banners for websites as the Seven Deadly Sins.

Envy = Facebook

Sloth = NetFlix

Greed = eBay

Pride = Twitter

Gluttony = Pizza Hut? (I assume?)

Lust = YouPorn (Honestly never been there the only reason I know this is because it’s one of the tags on the article)

Wrath = 4Chan

Via CollegeHumor