eTargetMedia – 8 Statistics that Prove Email Marketing is Alive and Growing

Email marketing has been around a long time and it’s success continues to grow year after year. According to the latest Email Statistics Report from the Radicati Group, people will send and receive 281 billion emails per day this year and 3.8 billion email users are expected worldwide by the end of the year. According to the DMA, more than 85% of US adults use email and 99% of those users use it everyday. Email is the preferred communication tool for both marketers and consumers with consumers stating that they prefer email for communicating with the brands that they do business with over all other marketing channels. Email marketing is evolving and email marketers will continue to see great performance and opportunities ahead of them. Here are our top 8 statistics that prove email marketing is alive and growing.

1 Email Marketing Delivers a Strong ROI According to a report by the DMA and Demand

Metric, email delivers a median ROI of 122%, which is more than four times higher than other marketing channels including social media at 28%, direct mail at 27%, paid search at 25% and display advertising at 18%.

2 Email Has the Lowest Cost Per Acquisition

According to the DMA’s Statistical Fact Book, email has the lowest CPA per dollar spent at $10.23. Email’s CPA also beat social media at $21.95, direct mail at $23.75, paid search at $21.50 and display advertising at $19.50.

3 Email Open Rates Are Increasing Steadily Year After Year

Email open rates have increased steadily over the past six years. Email open rates are the strongest they have ever been at 28.8%, according to the North American Email Benchmarks and Trends Report.

4 Email Is an Important Tool for Attracting New Customers

Email marketing is the single most important channel for attracting new customers. Email has the highest acquisition rate of all digital and offline marketing channels at 87%, according to a study from NAPCO Research & Target Marketing

5 Email Has the Highest Customer Retention Rates of All Digital and Offline Marketing

Email marketing delivers the highest customer retention rates at 90%, out-performing all other marketing channels including TV, radio, direct mail, mobile marketing, search, digital media and social media marketing, according to NAPCO Research & Target Marketing.

6 Millennials Prefer Email When Connecting with Brands

Over 73% of millennials chose email as their preferred communication method when connecting with the brands they do business with. Millennials even stated that they prefer connecting with brands through email over social media, according to a study from Adestra.

7 Mobile Email Opens Have Grown by 180% in the Past Three Years

The increase in smart phone use is helping email to evolve and stay relevant in today’s mobile world. More email is read on mobile devices than on desktop email clients. Over 55% of email opens occur on smart phones and tablets which is an increase of over 180% in the past three years.

8 Email Has the Largest Reach

Over 3 Billion email accounts are in use today and email is used across all generations. There’s no marketing channel with a wider reach than email.

Email is getting smarter everyday and shows no signs of slowing down. Email will continue to improve and continue to deliver strong ROI and results in the future. As more investments are made in the technology, email will get even better and be even more effective for both marketers and consumers. Visit us online at http://www.etargetmedia.com.

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eTargetMedia stands for excellence in email marketing solutions. We have over 20 years of industry expertise and deliver strategic and impactful results to our clients. We are a long-term DMA Trusted Member and are Fully CAN-SPAM compliant. Our company has an unmatched commitment to email strategy and execution that is unrivaled in the industry.

eTargetMedia brings together multi-channel marketing solutions that include a combination of superior data, excellent customer service, cutting edge technology and engaging creative solutions that help clients across all industries better identify and understand their customers, build brand loyalty, drive traffic of highly qualified leads and increase sales, revenue and ROI.

When you work with eTargetMedia, you get the hands on and personal service of a boutique agency with the highest quality data and email technology found in the industry.

Think Email is Dead? Think Again!

Email ROI beats all other digital marketing channels. eMarketer reports that email marketing produces the highest ROI at 122% which is over four times higher than other marketing channels including social media, search, and display ads. Email marketing also has the highest customer acquisition rates and delivers the highest conversion rates of any media.

Contact eTargetMedia today to find out how we can help you build a successful email strategy that increases sales and ROI. Call us at 1-800-805-3282, email us at info@eTargetMedia.com or visit us online at www.eTargetMedia.com.

Email or Postal Mail? Integrate them Both to Maximize Results!

Every smart marketer knows that email marketing is the top digital marketing channel, producing the highest median ROI at 122%, according to eMarketer. Email also has the highest customer acquisition and retention rates as well as the highest click through rates. Email is a strong revenue producer that can take your digital marketing strategy to the next level but what about direct mail?

Direct Mail Remains Alive

Direct mail also has the potential to deliver leads, sales and a high return on investment. According to the DMA, the spend on direct mail is up and this may be due to the fact that marketers are coming to the realization that integrating a direct mail campaign with your email and digital marketing strategy can help your overall marketing efforts succeed even further. Direct mail has a great impact because it offers a tangible experience for the customer but the most successful marketing campaigns deliver multiple exposures to the same messaging in a wide variety of channels so the direct mail strategy can reinforce your digital strategy and vice versa.

How to Integrate Email and Postal Mail

Consumers are on multiple platforms everyday. Marketing campaigns that integrate direct mail with one or more digital media can experience a 118% lift in response rate compared to using direct mail only. Brands should integrate the same content within their email and postal campaigns so the messaging resonates with the customer across all digital and traditional channels, keeping the customer engaged throughout the campaign. Some strategies that can help email and direct mail work together include using direct mail to connect with email non-responders, using direct mail to prospect customers and then following up with an email, and injecting direct mail into automated email campaigns which could include sending a postcard or mailer to a prospect after an email results in a landing page sign up, download or sale.

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Email ROI Beats All Other Digital Media Channels

Many marketers wonder which digital media drives the most customer engagement, click throughs, conversions and the highest ROI. The answer to that question is email marketing. Email marketing is the king of ROI delivering the highest customer engagement rates, highest click through rates and the highest conversion rate of all digital media tactics.

The median ROI for email marketing is 122%

In a recent study by eMarketer, email marketing produced the highest ROI at 122% which was far above all other marketing tactics including social media, direct mail, paid search and online display advertising. Social media comes in at a distant second place, with a ROI of 28%. Direct mail comes in third at 27% and paid search comes in fourth at 25%. Online display advertising was last with an 18% ROI. The ROI for email marketing is over four times higher than other marketing channels.

Email marketing has the highest customer acquisition rates

Email marketing also has the highest customer acquisition and retention rates over all other media including organic search, paid search, social media, retargeting and display advertising. eMarketer reports that email marketing delivers an 81% acquisition rate and 80% retention rate, which was far above the other media. In addition, emails are 40 times more effective at acquiring and converting new customers than Facebook or Twitter.

Email marketing is a strong revenue driver

Email is also the most successful at driving revenue and converting to sales. According to a report from eMarketer, conducted by The Relevancy Group, US marketing executives said email attributed to over 21% of the total revenues in 2017.

With the right email data, email marketing is a powerhouse that can help your company increase ROI, improve conversion rates, boost customer engagement, increase click throughs and most importantly increase sales.

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eTargetMedia’s Step by Step Guide to Increasing Email Conversions

 

The most important factor in determining how well an email campaign is performing is tracking and measuring email conversions. An engaging and well designed email message will help generate a high conversion rate which will lead to a high ROI. Marketers are always looking for ways to increase their conversion rates so here are the 5 steps to lifting an email’s conversions.

1. From Name and Subject Line – The from name and subject line are the first thing an email recipient sees when they receive an email. The from name should be recognizable so the email recipient trusts who the email is from and the subject line should entice the recipient to open the email. If the subject line doesn’t entice the user, the email will never get opened and conversion rates will be very low.

2. Email Header and Headline – The email header and headline should instantly explain the messaging of your email and should be clear and to the point. The header is the first thing the user will see when they open the email, so an enticing header will motivate the user to read the body of the email messaging.

3. Email Messaging – The content of the email should include strong messaging that tells the email recipient what the email is offering. Email messages with shorter, concise messaging always perform better and will drive a higher conversion rate. Email messaging could include special offers, information on sales and events, benefits of the product and more.

4. Strong Call to Actions – One of the most important elements of a successful email creative is including strong call to actions. Buttons and links that include titles like Buy Now, Learn More, Sign Up and Click Here will help to tell the email recipient what you want them to do next. Getting the email user to click through to your landing page can help drive sales and conversions.

5. Landing Page Alignment – A strong email creative isn’t going to perform very well if the landing page doesn’t align with the email messaging. Landing pages should complement the email message and contain similar graphics and copy of the email. Having a strong landing page that aligns well with the email will help to drive sales/leads and will deliver a high conversion rate.

Email is the most powerful digital marketing strategy available and following these steps can help increase your email’s conversion rates. Once you incorporate all of these steps into your email campaigns, you should see your open, click through and conversion rates improve. Visit us online at http://www.etargetmedia.com.

Email Marketing Helps Build a Successful Cross Promotion Strategy

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eTargetMedia released a new report that outlines how email marketing can help build a successful cross promotion strategy for brands across all industries. Every business wants to attract new customers and there is no channel as powerful as email marketing in building strong customer relationships and growing a loyal following. The report includes tips on how to integrate email marketing into a brand’s cross promotion strategy to build a brand’s online and social media influence.

Email marketing is the strongest marketing channel when it comes to customer acquisition and sales with a 44:1 ROI or $44 for every $1 spent, according to the DMA. Most consumers make their buying decisions based on information from multiple channels so using email as a part of a cross promotion strategy gives brands more power in reaching new customers and can take a brand’s marketing to the next level.

Brands who are interested in learning more about how to use email marketing to build a successful cross promotion strategy can download the report at http://www.eTargetMedia.com. Included in the report are tips on how to write attractive headlines and subject lines, how to encourage people to sign up for your email lists via social media, how to correctly integrate social media profiles into email marketing messages and much more.

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Email Marketing Ranked as the Top Digital Marketing Channel for ROI for the Third Consecutive Year

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Email marketing is the top ranking digital marketing channel for producing Return on Investment (ROI), according to a new study released by Adestra and eConsultancy. Over 1,200 global marketers were polled in the study and for the third year in a row, email and brand marketers ranked email marketing as the top digital marketing channel for ROI.

Email marketing beat out search marketing, display advertising and even social media marketing to be the top ROI producer. Over 75% of global marketers stated that email was either an “excellent” or “good” channel for revenue and 76% of agency marketers stated that their email marketing campaigns generated successful return on investment. The majority of marketers stated that they track opens, clicks, and conversions to determine ROI. More comprehensive email tracking could produce even greater returns if marketers tracked and measured the success of their campaigns to implement on future campaigns.

Email continues to be the most effective marketing channel and email marketers who embrace successful email tactics including email marketing automation, email personalization, mobile responsive email design and email interactivity are seeing the best results. Email marketers who implement a comprehensive email strategy that focuses on targeting the correct audience through email segmentation and continuous email tracking, testing and optimization will reap the rewards of email marketing including a positive ROI.

Visit eTargetMedia online to learn more about how we can help you plan and implement an effective email marketing strategy at http://www.etargetmedia.com.