Marketers need more and more data about customers to nurture the relationship with them. At the same time, people are bored with promotional emails, and only something extraordinary convinces them to give more personal data. It’s crystal clear that marketers
If you’ve already sent an email marketing campaign, chances are that you are at least familiar with the process of email campaign tracking, and have analyzed the statistics you got from your campaign. However, the analysis of acquired data doesn’t stop with open rates or the average clickthrough rate.
Marketers know there is no one formula for an ideal email marketing campaign. The secret to success is testing and optimizing emails. In-depth analysis of previous results and well-considered changes in email elements can significantly boost your email marketing ROI.
Last week, Return Path, the world’s leading email reputation monitoring company, published Global Email Deliverability Benchmark Report of the first half of 2011. The report shows that only four out of every five or 81% of permission-based email gets delivered
When you start doing email marketing, what are you proud of? I would guess, you like to see your email list is growing bigger and bigger. But after some time, you have to return to the question – does your
Data from email marketing reports is often misjudged and even misused. Instead of using statistics to improve campaigns, marketers often use email marketing metrics to show the highest quarter (i.e. their boss) that email marketing is, in fact, efficient. Statistics are too often used to make excuses, not to benefit email marketing campaigns. For example, to avoid misuse of statistics, marketing expert Avinash Kaushik suggests an interesting approach to email marketing metrics: apply a “so what?” test to each and every web metric you look at.
In a recent survey by MarketingSherpa, more than 1100 email marketing specialists were surveyed. It concluded that the one of biggest obstacles to communication in email marketing is creating truly relevant content for email marketing campaigns.
Emails are nothing without a call to action. Simply put, they have no real purpose without a call to action. The “action” you want the user to take, can vary. However, if you’re serious about your business, the place where each email ultimately leads to is a landing page.
E-mail marketing creates brand awareness, which is useful for most, but especially local businesses. If a person knows you from your e-mails (but the person has to actually like you), that person is a lot more likely to choose your products if he or she has been given the opportunity.
In the series of charts about email marketing, this week we are looking at different elements of emails that are tested the most. Over 1,400 industry marketers have provided their input to identify which email elements they are or will