25 Mind Blowing Email Marketing Stats

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Email marketing is one of the most effective tactics for driving sales, but don’t take my word for it. According to a study by ExactTarget, 77 percent of consumers prefer to receive permission-based marketing communications through email.

Quality communication with your prospects and customers can get you closer to that nirvana of people actually looking forward to your message.

So hold on to your coffee mugs; we’ve got 25 awe-inspiring email marketing statistics. Check them out:

  1. 44 percent of email recipients made at least one purchase last year based on a promotional email. (Convinceandconvert.com)
  2. 33 percent of email recipients open email based on subject line alone. (Convinceandconvert.com)
  3. Roughly half of an email list will be active – either opening or clicking on emails. (Epsilon)
  4. Subject lines fewer than 10 characters long had an open rate of 58 percent. (Adestra July 2012 Report)
  5. Personalized subject lines are 22.2 percent more likely to be opened. (Adestra July 2012 Report)
  6. For B2B companies, subject lines that contained “money,” “revenue,” and “profit” performed the best. (Adestra July 2012 Report)
  7. 64 percent of people say they open an email because of the subject line. (Chadwick Martin Bailey)
  8. 7 in 10 people say they made use of a coupon or discount from a marketing email in the prior week. (2012 Blue Kangaroo Study)
  9. 39 percent of marketers have no strategy for mobile email. (eConsultancy  2012 Email Marketing industry Census)
  10. 72 percent of B2B buyers are most likely to share useful content via email. (Earnest Agency)
  11. 56 percent of businesses say they plan to increase their use of email marketing in 2013. (The Small and Midsize Business Email Marketing Survey 2013)
  12. Monday emails had the highest revenue per email. (Experian 2012 Q4 Email Benchmark Report)
  13. 27 percent of consumers were more likely to say their favourite companies should invest in more email. (ExactTarget)
  14. 1 in 2 marketers use animated gifs in their email campaigns. (Experian Email Market Study)
  15. This year, about 84 percent of all email traffic will be spam. (The Radicati Group)
  16. Email ad revenue reached $156 million in 2012. (Interactive Advertising Bureau)
  17. Emails that include social sharing buttons have a 158 percent higher click-through rate. (GetResponse)
  18. Women click 10 percent more often than men on mobile emails. (Tailored Mail 2012 Email Marketing Trends)
  19. Email marketing spend grows 10 percent year over year. (Forrester 2011)
  20. 40 percent of B2B marketers rated the leads generated by email marketing as high quality. (Software Advice Survey)
  21. For every $1 spent, $44.25 is the average return on email marketing investment. (Experian)
  22. 82 percent of consumers open emails from companies. (Litmus)
  23. 64 percent of decision-makers read their email via mobile devices. (TopRankBlog)
  24. There are 3.6 billion email accounts in 2013. (The Radicati Group, Email Statistics Report, 2012-2016)
  25. By 2016, the number will reach 4.3 billion. (The Radicati Group, Email Statistics Report, 2012-2016)

25 Mind Blowing Email Marketing Stats from Salesforce

This post first appeared on the Salesforce.com blog. 

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