What exactly should you measure when you send out an email? What metrics do your ESP and third-party analytics tools offer you? We asked thousands of marketers what metrics they currently track—and which ones they plan on tracking soon—in our State of Email survey.
Whether email marketing is a new part of your business or an established component, building your budget for the year—and deciding how exactly you’ll spend it—can be a daunting task. Did you ever wonder how your peers spend their email marketing dollars?
In our State of Email Survey, we asked thousands of marketers how their email marketing budget would change in 2019 and whether they’re looking to increase or decrease investments in omnichannel integration, their email marketing tech stack, their staff, and more. Here’s what we found.
Email offers the highest returns for marketers year after year, coming in at 42:1 on average—up from 38:1 last year. In our CMO’s Guide to Email Marketing ROI, we analyze email programs and ROI figures from hundreds of brands to examine which factors correlate with high email marketing returns—and which don’t—and provide actionable advice on how you can help your team see measurable ROI improvements, faster.
With an average ROI of 38:1, email marketing continues to be one of the most effective channels available to marketers. It allows you to build long-term relationships with your audience and delivers measurable results that outperform other channels like radio (ROI 6:1) and TV ads (ROI 1.3:1) by a long shot. When done right, email marketing drives business results like no other channel does. But that also means that brands that aren’t optimizing the channel are leaving money on the table with every send.
Do you know which challenges are holding back your email program from delivering its full potential in 2019?
Before the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect in May 2018, we heard dire predictions that the new, stricter laws would shrink email lists, throttle new opt-ins, and damage marketers’ use of email to achieve their business goals.
Now, four months into the new post-GDPR reality, we have evidence that a clear majority of email marketers have not suffered the major list damage the doomsayers predicted.
Email marketing’s return on investment is 38:1 on average, according to a Litmus survey of 372 marketers worldwide. We explain why that’s both good news and bad news.
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.
Despite our collective rah-rah around the ROI opportunity, companies still significantly underinvest in email marketing. As much as we’d like email marketing’s ROI to matter to more brands, it simply doesn’t. Here are some reasons why that’s the case…
With the passing of Ray Tomlinson, the inventor of modern email and the @ symbol, we’d like to thank him for creating our favorite communication medium and reflect on how it’s evolved over the past 45 years.
In our data-flooded industry, there are lots of opportunities to go astray with “success metrics.” Phoenix Direct Email Marketing Manager Holly Wright, who has seen some of their clients struggle with metrics, offers advice on gauging success of your overall email marketing program and of your A/B tests.