MSO alternatives to countdown clock?
Our clients offer deals, promos and renewal emails. Our goal is to provide them responsive email templates that are simple and easy for the client to update and maintain; with little to no need of coding. Thus, I want to do some A/B testing with some countdown clocks for some approaching campaigns. I prefer to use an animated gif; it's easiest and requires very little that could break. Literally, drop an image in there!
What is a creative alternative to an animated clock for mso? I know only 1 frame will display, and the animated gif will not animate. Is an image swap with a conditional statement the best alternative? That can prove to be a little wonky at times, depending on who is updating it. I have been unable to find alternative examples. A static clock seems less likely to appear urgent, enless it's accompanied by a strong headline CTA and minimal time left on the clock.
Thank you for your suggestions.