Watch Our New Video – Top Email Marketing Trends of 2017

It’s a new year so we are giving you the top email marketing trends for 2017. Email marketing continues to outperform all other digital marketing channels. It is the most effective marketing tool for building brand awareness, converting customers, increasing sales and ROI. Staying on top of email trends can help email shine for your company.

Brands love email. A study from eMarketer showed that 80% of brand marketers said email marketing drives customer acquisition and retention. Organic search, paid search, social media and display marketing were all rated effective by less respondents than chose email. Email marketing’s growth and momentum will continue to rise in 2017.

Email marketing has real power, even with millennials. New research shows that 73% of millennials prefer email. Most millennials check email from mobile devices and even though millennials love social media for communicating with friends they cited email as their primary communication vehicle with brands.

Consumers across all age demographics are using their smartphones to check email. Brand marketers must optimize their email campaigns to work on all mobile devices or they risk alienating customers.

When designing email messages in 2017, brands should focus on creating engaging messaging and visual content. Personalizing email messages can also help your creative shine and incorporating interactive content like videos, social media buttons, and animated gifs can help make creative more engaging.

They key to email success is pushing emails with the right content at the right time to always-on devices. Email is thriving, but marketers need to continue to evolve their email tactics to cater to a new audience in 2017 and beyond.

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eTargetMedia Releases 2017 Email Marketing Trends Report

eTargetMedia, a leading provider of Email Lists, Postal Lists, Data Append and Creative solutions, releases 2017 Email Marketing Trends Report, which features the top email marketing trends to watch out for in 2017. The new year is a perfect time to forecast the trends that will drive successful email campaigns and the report will help marketers apply these trends to their upcoming campaigns. For a limited time, eTargetMedia is offering a free consultation to customers who mention the report and 20% off new email list orders.

Key Highlights from Email Marketing Trends for 2017

  • Email continues to be the fastest-growing channel for marketing ROI and is the biggest driver of Customer Acquisition and Customer Retention.
  • Email marketing has real power, even with Millennials. According to recent surveys, Millennials have stated that they want to receive brand communications via email. Most millennials check email from mobile devices and even though millennials love social media for communicating with friends they specifically cited email as their primary communication vehicle with brands.
  • Email Integration is a big trend that will continue to grow this year. Integrating email messaging into other marketing channels, promoting email content across social media pages and including social sharing buttons on emails are trends that will be seen in email marketing campaigns.
  • Mobile has changed where and when consumers check their email accounts. Optimizing email campaigns for mobile viewing is going to be a huge factor in successful email campaigns.
  • Email personalization, email automation, responsive email design and interactive email elements are all factors that brands should be implementing in their email campaigns this year.

Email marketing continues to outperform all other digital marketing channels including social media. It is the most effective marketing tool for building brand awareness, converting and retaining customers, increasing sales and ROI. It is extremely important for marketers to keep up with changing email trends and recognize these trends in their email campaigns.

“Email is thriving,” stated Harris Kreichman, Managing Partner of eTargetMedia. “Smart brand marketers need to evolve their email tactics to cater to a new audience in 2017 and beyond. Every email marketers’ resolution for the new year should be to implement these trends into their upcoming email campaigns.”

eTargetMedia’s industry experience, dedicated account managers and reputation for following all industry standards have helped the company remain an email marketing leader for over 15 years. The company produces measurable results in traffic, customer acquisition and revenues and has won numerous industry awards. eTargetMedia works with some of the top brands in the world and has helped clients like Mercedes Benz, Alcon, MetLife, Marriott, AARP, P&G, TGI Fridays, Anthem, Sony and more to increase their email marketing ROI.

eTargetMedia, based in South Florida, provides Email Lists, Postal Lists, Data Append and Creative Solutions to a wide variety of direct marketing customers. eTargetMedia is a member of the Direct Marketing Association. You can download the report and visit eTargetMedia online at http://www.eTargetMedia.com

View the press release at http://www.prweb.com/releases/etargetmedia/email-marketing-trends/prweb13995696.htm

eTargetMedia – Email Marketing Delivers Strong ROI and Outperforms Other Media

Email marketing is the go-to channel for marketers and continues to grow, engage consumers and deliver positive ROI. Mobile use has helped email to thrive and given a positive boost to email marketing ROI. The Direct Marketing Association and Demand Metric surveyed US marketers in June 2016 and found that email delivered a median ROI of 122%, over four times higher than other marketing channels including direct mail, social media, paid search and online display advertising.

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As stated in eMarketer, agency professionals and in-house marketers agree about email’s effectiveness. According to a March 2016 poll from Econsultancy, both in house marketers and agency professionals named email marketing as delivering the strongest ROI, at over 73%. Both groups also agreed that email delivers a large part of overall company sales.

Email open rates are also on the rise.
According to a 2016 analysis of all emails sent from a large email data provider, open rates are on the rise at 33.3% which is higher than the past 3 years. Bounce rates are also at their lowest at just over 4%.

Email revenue continues to increase.
Revenue from email has also increased. The Relevancy Group’s survey from December 2015, found that 24% of US email marketers said email marketing initiatives accounted for over a quarter of their overall revenues, increasing from 13% in 2014.

With the number of email accounts increasing every year, email marketing will continue to see growth and will remain one of the most effective marketing channels. If you need help developing a targeted and strategic email campaign that produces measurable results, contact eTargetMedia. Visit us online at http://www.etargetmedia.com.

Email is Stronger and More Powerful Than Ever

Think email marketing is dead? Think again! Email marketing is still one of the most powerful digital marketing channels and email marketing success rates are stronger than ever. Email marketing is the only marketing channel that delivers a $44 to $1 return on investment and has the highest customer engagement rates of any marketing strategy.

Simplicity is the Key to Successful Email Campaigns

 

Simplicity is the Key to Successful Email Campaigns

Designing the perfect email can seem like a tough challenge but it gets a lot easier when you realize that simplicity is the key to a successful email campaign. Keeping your email messages precise and relevant to your audience’s needs is the way to maximize your results every time. If you are wondering how to motivate your customers to open and engage with your email, the answer is simplicity. Stick to the basics to ensure that your email messages are opened, read and acted on.

Focus On One Message

When sending an email message to customers and prospects, you should always have one goal in mind. The goal of your message should be featured right at the start of the message to quickly engage the reader. Whether your goal is to announce a new product, give your customers a special offer or introduce your company to a new prospect, every element in the email should support the main goal of the message. Keeping things simple with one goal will allow you to direct your customers to the desired call to action.

Shorten Your Subject Lines

Short subject lines make it easy for the email recipient to identify who the sender is. A simple and direct subject line will always yield the best open rates. The most effective subject lines identify the sender, feature the offer, and stress urgency in opening the message.

Make Your Copy Easy to Read

Studies have proven that marketing copy that is focused, informal and easy to read has a higher response rate than long, complex copy. Read your email copy and then trim it down to ensure that you are only including essential information that will help increase open and click-through rates. You only have a couple of seconds to grab your reader’s attention so make sure your copy is easy to digest. Also, remember to speak to your audience in a familiar tone that is consistent with your brand.

Keep Your Design Simple but Engaging

Keeping your copy simple is very important but you should also focus on creating an engaging design. Make sure the layout of your email is easy to follow and include a strong call to action to help increase engagement and response rates. You should include graphics and photos that complement the copy and ultimate goal of your message but don’t include overly produced content. Cramming too much information into an email message may force the recipient to abandon the message. Finally, make sure that all of the design elements follow your brand guidelines so the email recipient sees the consistency between your company’s brand and the email message.

Test Your Email Before You Hit Send

You’ve put all that effort into designing your email message and now it’s time to hit send. Before you send out your message, it’s critical to test your email to make it sure it renders well in the most popular email programs. Engage your audience by following these steps and remember to keep your emails simple. Keeping the process simple will yield the best results.

eTargetMedia has the knowledge and experience to implement a comprehensive email marketing strategy that will produce measurable results in traffic, customer acquisition, and revenues. eTargetMedia’s services include online and offline direct marketing, including; Targeted Email Lists, Postal Lists, Email Append and Creative Services.

Contact us to see how we can help you plan a successful email campaign at 1.888.805.3282 or http://www.eTargetMedia.com.

Watch our new video! eTargetMedia’s – 5 Tips for Writing Effective Email Marketing Messages

One of the most important elements of any email marketing campaign is writing effective marketing messages that are optimized to engage your customers and generate results. You will drive more leads/sales from your email messages if your email message is relevant to your customers needs and shopping preferences and has a purpose to motivate the customer to act on your email. Things like prominent call to actions, email personalization and engaging subject lines can all help boost your email marketing campaigns. Here are the 5 most important tips for writing effective email marketing messages.

 

Strategies to Improve Lead Generation via Email Marketing

At eTargetMedia, we strive to provide you with the most efficient email marketing services for your business. As seasoned specialists, we have endured countless trials of understanding the analytics and strategic methods of successful lead generation. In order to achieve positive gains, we dove into the depths of email marketing and analyzed each positive trend. Here are some tips to get you started on the path to relevancy.

Opt-Outs Are Actually Okay!

Often times, you will find that users will only be interested in receiving specific mail from an interest type – like weekly deals and coupons – rather than every bit of marketing email from your brand. You can cater to this by creating a link to the email preference page that allows users to easily opt out of the emails that they wish to not receive. Your recipient will remain engaged if you give them the freedom to control their preferences and what they receive in their inbox.

Honor Your Consumer Preferences

Brands tend to send too many emails, which in turn overwhelms the customer. If you are receiving a large volume of opt outs from customers choosing to receive less email from you, consider sending an email that combines multiple emails into one. While you may have difficulty grabbing the attention of the customer with daily emails, combining them into a weekly one may be the solution to your problem. eTargetMedia can help you achieve this success with their optimized email lists.

eTargetMedia – 5 Tips for Writing Effective Email Marketing Messages

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One of the most important elements of any email marketing campaign is writing effective marketing messages that are optimized to engage your customers and generate results. You will drive more leads/sales from your email messages if your email message is relevant to your customers needs and shopping preferences and has a purpose to motivate the customer to act on your email. Things like prominent call to actions, email personalization and engaging subject lines can all help boost your email marketing campaigns. Here are eTargetMedia’s 5 most important tips for writing effective email marketing messages.

b1Get to the Point
Make sure your email marketing messages have a clear purpose. Your email copy should be short and to the point to optimize customer engagement. Email inboxes are more crowded than ever so it’s really important to grab your customer’s attention with concise offers that clearly outline what you are trying to pitch.

 

b2Use Engaging Subject Lines
Entice your customers with an engaging subject line. Your subject line is the driving force behind whether your email recipients open your message or not. You need to create powerful subject lines that will motivate your customers to open the email. If your subject line fails to grab your customer’s attention, they may automatically delete the email and even if they open it, they may not give it their full attention.

 

b3Personalize Your Email Marketing Messages
Include personalized content in your email marketing messages to make the email recipient feel like they are important to your business. This could include adding the person’s first name or a special promotion that is unique to them. You can also use customer segmenting to customize content to different consumer clusters. This can go a long way towards building customer brand loyalty.

 

b4Use Optimized Preheader Text as an Extension of Your Subject Line
Preheader text is the short line of text at the top of your email that follows the subject line when an email is viewed in the inbox. Many email clients display preheader text to summarize the email to the receiver before they open it. Consumers often use the subject line and preheader text to decide whether or not to open your campaign. Keep your preheader text between 40-50 characters and make it compelling.

 

b5Include a Strong Call to Action
The most successful emails include strong call to actions (CTAs). Make sure your email recipients know what you want them to do. Action verbs such as click here, order now, shop now, call now or sign up will encourage your customers to take the next step. Also, make sure you put your call to action in a prominent place and test different CTAs to see what generates the highest results.

 

eTargetMedia has the knowledge and experience to implement a comprehensive email marketing strategy that will produce measurable results in traffic, customer acquisition, and revenues. eTargetMedia’s services include online and offline direct marketing, including; Targeted Email Lists, Postal Lists, Email Append and Creative Services. Learn more at www.eTargetMedia.com

The Importance of Measuring ROI in Email Marketing

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Email marketing has always been an important tool in a marketer’s arsenal. But, did you know that measuring clicks isn’t enough to determine the success of campaigns? ROI, or the return on investment, is an important metric that should be calculated and tested to maximize your marketing influence. We at eTargetMedia understand the important of influence and outreach, which involves numerous factors. Determining the appropriate metric when testing is an important step that every marketer should follow.

Lead Generation: The Bigger Picture

If you’re involved in cross-channel marketing campaigns like email, Facebook, and your own website, you have multiple ways to generate leads and interest to your products and services. Measure the success of all your campaigns by creating tests like discount codes. By offering codes on each channel, you’ll be able to determine which area is the strongest and which one’s the weakest. This will give you more insight on what you need to fix and what new strategies you’ll want to implement on each channel.

Focus On Every Metric

For some businesses, these metrics can be easily documented – such as e-commerce sites. Other businesses may have a much tougher time in regards to determining what’s working. Be sure that you don’t just focus on the click through rates. Rather, look at the larger picture and see what’s trending. Then, you’ll be able to adjust and apply. For instance, you may notice an increase in click through rates. But, if this doesn’t generate sales or lead to an increase in business, then what good is it that people are looking but not buying? One way that you can increase your click through rates is with eTargetMedia targeted email lists that are designed for businesses that want to reach out to prospective consumers. With thousands of businesses just waiting to invest on new services and products, you’ll get a jump start in the market.

Smart Tactics for the Email Marketer

There are various ways that you can increase your open rates.

email-marketing-globalIf you are a marketer for a company, chances are you’ve already explored the avenues of email marketing. Here at eTargetMedia, we strive to maximize your email marketing results with targeted lists that help you reach responsive customers that are likely to purchase your products and services. You may be struggling to obtain a new customer base and if you have not implemented email marketing successfully, you may believe that email marketing is not right for you. Fortunately, we’ve provided some strategies that will help you get back onto the right track.

No More “Dear Mr. or Mrs.”

It’s time for you to turn to the wonders of personalization. By practicing this strategy, you’ll develop a relationship with the buyer and learn about their interests and what appeals to them. For example, one of your clients purchased a blazer from your store. You might push similar products and styles in your next email that would appeal to them.

Don’t Overextend Subject Lines

Keep your subject lines between 60 to 70 characters. Anything after 70 characters is considered the “dead zone”, and according to studies there are significantly less click throughs and open rates with long subject lines.

Optimize Deployment Time

The optimal deployment time for email campaigns is in the morning and during the day. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the most popular days for opening emails. We at eTargetMedia want you to reach out to the consumer at a time where they’ll actually look at your emails. This will result in a higher open rate and potentially more business for your company.