Category : Email Marketing

Articles from Digishogirl Media on all things about email marketing

Based on the growth in 2014, it was apparent that mobile email would be an even bigger deal in 2015. We haven’t been disappointed as email use on mobile devices took off at the beginning of 2015, with large growth in viewing and transacting on mobile phones.  As mobile screens have increased in size and users move seamlessly among devices, this trend will continue to grow. As a SMB, you want to reach your audience on their mobile devices and make it easy for them to be engaged. Check out the infographic below for the biggest email trends so far in 2015 and what this means for your business.

Mobile Email trends for SMBs

Well it happened, and it only took seven months. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission announced that they issued their 1st penalty against someone for sending email in violation of Canada’s anti-spam law. The penalty is severe. It’s $1.1 million Canadian dollars.
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Curious about how your 2014 email marketing performance compares to others in your industry? Our new infographic highlights key email metrics across industries, providing a baseline for open, click-through and unsubscribe rates. After you browse the data, check out our recommendations and advice for monitoring and optimizing your overall email marketing performance.*

 

2014 Email Marketing Trends by Industry

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A few months ago we highlighted Gmail’s new promotions tab, which makes for a much more visual email experience (Google Makes Your Inbox Pinteresting). Despite this feature being adopted by users, many brands are not optimizing emails to this format. From the image below, it is clear that emails optimized for this lay-out really pop-out, increasing likelihood for engagement.

 

Gmail Promotions Inbox

 
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For the past 12 months, Google has been making a lot of interesting changes that are really shaking up the email space. The latest is the redesign of the Promotions tab to look like a … let’s face it: it’s a Pinterest wall. While this is a move to provide a more visually appealing experience for the end user, is the email channel ready for a change of this magnitude? How will it affect all the email-heavy brand marketers whose emails end up in the Promotions tab?
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The effectiveness of email is continuing to rise. As consumer expectations and technology evolve, so must your approach. 29% of consumers now open email on their mobile device, yet only 2% of companies have an advanced mobile email marketing strategy. A simple email design and early call to action are key to mobile-friendly viewing, while not optimizing for the small screen can have a devastating effect on your campaign. 89% of consumers will delete a poorly formatted email if viewed on mobile and 27% will unsubscribe.
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Did you know that customers who receive email marketing spend 83% more when shopping? That’s great news if you know HOW to get them to open your email in the first place. Here are a few key elements that you can focus on to effectively integrate email into your marketing plan:

  • Kill it with the subject line – Boring is not going to get your email opened. Pique your reader’s interest.
  • Have a call to action – Emails without a strong call to action do not convert. Display your CTA early in the email.
  • Make it readable on mobile – 38% of all emails are read on a mobile device. Expect that number to keep growing.
  • Personalize your campaign – Address your email to a person and make sure the reply address has a real name as well.

Apply these tips and the ones below to improve the performance of your emails.

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