Social media marketing may be the “in thing”, but email marketing continues its streak of success.
The Website Builder runs down the reasons email marketing keeps performing. Here are four standouts.
1. Customers want it
Because consumers tend to be cynical about marketing messages, you should sit up and take note when a channel is actually requested.
Studies show more than three-quarters of consumers prefer to get their marketing communications by email. Furthermore, over 90% of Americans say they want to receive promotional emails.
2. Targeted audience
Aiming for a specific audience through segmentation brings results.
First, segmented marketing emails yield open rates 39% higher and unsubscribe rates drop by 28%. In addition, deliverability improves by 24%.
Finally, segmentation results in 18 times the revenue provided by broadcast emails.
3. Customized options
Emails provide incredible flexibility. Marketers can customize their email messages and formats to maximize results.
In 2017, new trends in email marketing were showing their power. Interactive emails led the way at over 27%.
Newsletters were at the top of the most popular message types, followed by order follow-ups and inactive customer messages.
4. Personalized message
More and more brands are leveraging the power of information to personalize email marketing.
Open rates improve by nearly 15% when the customer’s first name is included in the subject line. Most noteworthy, any personalization of the subject line boosts the chance the email will be opened by 26%.
Overall, personalization increases click-through rates by 14% and conversions by 10%.
Knowing customer profiles can multiply the effect. Movie titles and song lyrics expanded open rates by 26%. And red links attracted 52% more click-throughs than blue links.
These are just a few of the facts which demonstrate email marketing’s continued power. Since email works so well, it should be part of every marketer’s arsenal.
Author: Karthik Reddy, Community Manager at Website Builder, is the author of India’s Number 1 travel blog. Boasting an MBA in computer science, he once decided to get away from the office desk life and take a breathtaking journey around the world. He is eager to use the power of the global network to inspire others. A passionate traveller and photography enthusiast, he aspires to share his experiences and help people see the world through his lens.