Subject Line: Talk to Us Request
Date: December 10, 2008
From: Tim Westergren at Pandora
Subject Line: Welcome to Pandora
Date: December 9, 2008
While I do love all things girlie (beauty, clothing, shoes), I think it’s important to take a look at some OTHER industries, to see what they’re doing with email. Recently, I ventured into the world of Sirius and Pandora, and I really like the way they communicate with their customers in their triggered emails.
The first email is one I received from Sirius. While it’s far from flashy, the sentiment made me read it to the end. The back-story is that I filled out an online form asking about a song that was played on The Coffee House. Within 24 hours, I got this nice note from them telling me they were on it. They also let me know that they value my feedback and that they’re dedicated to customer care. And it didn’t come across as lip service. I think they actually mean it. The two suggestions I’d make as far as copy goes is to change the “from” field to Sirius Customer Care and to make some of the text clickable so I can easily get back to the site. They might want to think about adding in a logo to align it with the brand, too.
The second email is the welcome message I got from Pandora after creating an account. Again, nothing too fancy, but engaging all the same. It made me feel a part of the community, like I belong in this really cool music world where I get to create my own radio stations. (I LOVE PANDORA! Totally addicted.) I’ll be interested to see what the next round of emails looks like from them. I’m hoping they do a welcome series that tells me how to amp up my Pandora experience.