One discussion that I have every week with clients is the increasingly frustrating means of building and sustaining a successful email marketing program. Simply put, as your email marketing list grows, so do your deliverability headaches. It seems that internet service providers have abandoned any hope of rewarding best practices and just have dumb algorithms that continue to punish good senders. Case in point, one of my colleagues in the industry found Yahoo! blocking 100%
At this year’s IRCE in Chicago, I interviewed David Brussin, the founder of Monetate, and it was an enlightening conversation on the changing expectation of consumers and the experience they’re expecting from retailers both online and off. The case for personalization is growing stronger and may have just reached a tipping point. Monetate’s recent Ecommerce Quarterly report is showing that bounce rates are up, average order values are down and conversion rates continue to decline.
Aside from responsive email templates, the technology behind email hasn’t changed much over the last decade. However, as one of the strongest returns on marketing investment, marketers are seeing a greater return when they’re fully leveraging technology in step with the messaging that they’re distributing. Here are 14 Advancements in Technology That are Impacting Email Marketing Real-time personalization based on cross-channel data. Big data sources will feed predictive and contextual content in email. Cohesive messaging
It doesn’t get much simpler than this infographic from ContentLEAD. Prospects are inundated with email due to the low cost per lead and high conversion rate. But that spells a huge problem… your email is lost in the inbox amongst hundreds or thousands of other push marketing messages. What can you do to differentiate your email communications from the crowd? Here are 5 elements within the anatomy of an email message along with the impact
Email marketing continues to be the surest way to reconnect, retain and attract customers. While there are challenges getting in the inbox, there are still strategies that produce results for highly productive email marketing teams. The 2014 Adestra/Econsultancy Email Marketing Industry Census surveyed over 1,100 digital marketers and figured out which attributes are critical for creating an email marketing dream team. There are some great stats to support your email marketing strategies per the infographic: