Most companies don’t use return on investment data when determining email marketing budgets, so if you can’t calculate your ROI, don’t worry. Here are eight approaches that you can use to successfully lobby for more support for your email projects.
While your email service provider is full of great metrics like open, click, and spam rates, there’s likely a gap in subscriber engagement. What do your subscribers do after they’ve clicked through to your website? What pages are they visiting on your site? Do they spend time on a particular page, or do they bounce immediately? Are they purchasing anything? By adding tracking to your links you can answer these questions—and more—for a full picture of your email campaign success.
In December, Google announced that images in emails will now show automatically. We’ve kept a close eye on the increased open counts in Gmail—automatic image downloads have given us a unique opportunity to examine the impact that image blocking has had on email marketing for years. What we’ve learned is fascinating, and unveils a critical metric unknown to email designers before now.