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50 Of The Best Email Marketing Designs We've Ever Seen (And How You Can Create One Just As Good) – Design School
COACH email design -this would work with ingredients on white bg More ideas at http://www.brightpreneur.com
Examples of photos shot on solid backgrounds with space for text
Interesting combination of hero images/pack shots and text. Good flow.
Top banner wouldn't be a carousel - instead a static image, video or text block