Design a 2-column email newsletter "template" which is compatible and easily usable in "Campaign Monitor" email platform (reference website is http://www.createsend.com).
-easily editable in Campaign Monitor,
-Email format should be old-school tables html (unfortunately, email is still that way!)
-the audience/demographic who reads this email is generally well-educated, white collar and "Foodie"/wine lovers,
-need room for 3 ads in various sizes including top banner under logo/header line around 600w x 120h, other ads go in 2nd column (right side),
-left column should be about 2/3rds of width, right column 1/3rd (around 600 pixels wide in total for both columns so easily readable by mobile devices)
-main column is left column under header and banner ad - This is the MOST important information for the Calendar - it is "Featured Events" - needs to be easily editable and include 3 columns:
Col 1 (about 20% of width): image/graphic room for around 100 x 100 (graphics added will vary in size) - usually restaurant logos or photos of wine bottles, breweries, food-oriented..
Col 2 (about 20% of width): Date in format: Month, day, day of week (Monday-Sunday), time,
Col 3 (about 60% of width):
-Line 1: Small graphics signifying "wine tasting", "wine dinner" etc..themes are wine, beer, whiskey, cooking class, and multi-chef events,
-Line 2: Title (eg. "4-Course Mondavi Wine Dinner at Bouchon"),
-Line 3: Location - name of venue/restaurant, address with zip code,
-Line 4-6: details with room for about 150 words, ending with highlighted info on how to purchase tickets (needs link for websites and/or email),
-Facebook,Twitter, and Youtube small logos with links (respectively: https://www.facebook.com/TasteDC, https://twitter.com/#, http://www.youtube.com/user/tastedc1,
-Place for me (Charlie Adler) to editorialize "a little" (100 words or so) and promote my Blog/Book: "I Drink on the Job" (http://www.idrinkonthejob.com/blog/),
-graphic and link to my book website: http://www.idrinkonthejob.com/blog/),
-obvious email stuff like prominent notice to "unsubscribe" (should be top of email), how to subscribe (link is http://www.tastedc.com/mailinglist.html - note: this website is being revamped..), etc.,
Ultimately, I'll need design + html because Campaign Manager works best with html, 2nd is template.