Add an HTML Email Signature in Gmail and Take Advantage of Simple Branding Opportunities
I have been using my Gmail account recently for professional use and not use personal use. One of the things that I seemed to be missing was a nice looking, custom HTML signature. Sure, I had my name and basic contact info, but that just wasn’t cutting it. I needed something more appealing. Every communication is an opportunity for someone to connect with me via social media or to check out our company’s Web site and I no longer wanted to miss these opportunities. I did preliminary searches and found that several Gmail users were also frustrated with the inability to add a nice looking HTML signature. I knew something had to be out there and I became determined to find the best solution.
I first ran across a Firefox plugin called Blank Canvas. The plugin allowed for custom HTML signatures in Gmail. Just what I was wanting! Right? Wrong. Like many other HTML editors it was not user friendly. My signature did not display as I wanted and it was just a pain to use. There had to be something that was user friendly that could generate a stunning signature.
Ironically enough at that very time, I also had my Google Reader open and ran across a Hubspot Blog post about simple branding opportunities that cannot be overlooked. Sure enough, in the first paragraph was a link to another Firefox plugin for email signatures called WiseStamp. WiseStamp allows you to create very professional and creative email signatures for Gmail, AOL Mail, Yahoo! Mail, and Hotmail. Best of all it’s simple to use! It takes about 2 minutes to get your signature setup and there are even several email signature templates set up to choose from. Adding your social networking links is a breeze! Just enter the URL and the icons are taken care of automatically. This email signature tool even allows you to share your latest blog post via a link in your email signature automatically.
I would recommend taking a few minutes to set up an email signature via WiseStamp right now if you are using Gmail, AOL mail, Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail. Take advantage of this simple, but often overlooked branding opportunity.
Check out the video below for a quick overview: