Our second Team Talk in April was streamed live on Facebook and YouTube and offered a great introduction to the state of email marketing today. Sean helps our students every day, across all our courses, including the
Social Media Marketing Course and Advanced Course in Digital Marketing.
Did You Know?
DEC Machines sent the first-ever marketing email in 1978 - $13 million in sales generated.
There are 3.8 billion email users worldwide.
126.7 trillion expected to be sent by 2022. Average email subscriber receives 13 commercial emails a day.
The average ROI for email marketing is $38 for every $1 spent.
66% of customers have made a purchase as a direct result of an email marketing message.
Email marketing is still more effective than social media, SEO, and affiliate marketing.
0.58% Engagement rate averaged out across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
22.86% average open rate across industries
3.71% CTR on average across industries
Where does email fit in?
Traffic generation: Effective for high-value content you create on your website.
Awareness: Email marketing allows you to stay top of mind while providing detail.
Lead nurturing: Provide High Intent Leads with conversion-focused content "nurtures" them toward a sale.
Revenue generation: Target existing customers to upsell and cross-sell - "abandon cart" campaigns for recovering lost sales conversions. Gmail Ads
Suitable for sales, Leads, Website traffic, Product & brand consideration, as well as Brand awareness and reach.
Targeting: Similar Audience, Remarketing, in-market, affinity, audience keywords and demographics.
B2B Email Marketing
Emails that are triggered by an action perform 3X better than nurture emails or drip campaigns
For 86% of professionals, email is their preferred communication channel
Clickthrough rates are 47% higher for B2B emails than B2C
Subject-line emojis accounted for increased open rates for 56% of brands
B2C Email Marketing
78% of consumers have unsubscribed from lists because a brand was sending too many emails
Over 90% of consumers check their emails daily
Email subscribers are 3X more likely to share social content than others
Email Marketing Trends
Micro-Segmentation - past purchases, previous interactions with your website, resource downloads, and by-products and/or services searched.
Hyper-Personalization - Better access to data allows possibility to send more relevant email communications.
Email Automation - Welcome emails, cart abandonment emails, and re-engagement emails.
AI-Driven Email Marketing - Predictive models for customer interaction or preferred content based on their behavior. Netflix is the best example. Tips and Pointers for your Email Marketing
Personalize your email without using the recipient’s name.
Long for click-throughs; keep it short for opens.
8:00 p.m. to midnight is the prime time to send your email - but test for your customers.
The best content is free content: Give something away.
Mobile Optimize - Mobile opens account for 47% of all email opens.
How to Get Started
Integrate email in to all your channels, a banner or form to your website, social lead campaigns.
Free white papers or eBooks
New releases and product updates
Competition and Promotion details
Free Tools: Mailchimp, Hubspot email marketing, Sender