Now that Gmail grid view in the Promotions tab is finally live, it’s interesting to see how featured images are getting pulled in.

Some are really lovely (although many senders/brands don’t have a verified Google+ page and therefore no logo). Here's an example of a few where the featured image nicely represents the content of the email—especially the Lonely Planet example!

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Whereas some are strangely cropped:

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And some don’t have featured images at all, despite there being images in the email to choose from:

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How long do we think it will take before marketers start including a featured image in their email?
Have you seen any awesome (or terrible) examples of featured images in your Promotions tab grid view?