How Powerful is Email Marketing?
Updated: Jan 24, 2020
1. Email marketing helps you build relationships and credibility
People like to do business with those they know, like and trust. Email is direct, making it more personal and personalized than social media marketing. Email gives people a way to easily contact you with their questions.
2. Email marketing keeps you top of mind
Did you know that at least 91% of consumers check their email on a daily basis? While you can go for a few days without checking social media, most people check their email several times a day.
3. Email marketing is inexpensive
Email is an inexpensive way to reach people who are interested in hearing from you and communicating with them regularly.
4. You own your list
Unlike social media which is subject to change, your list is yours. In the words of marketer Ann Handley (sender of one of the best newsletters around) “email is the only place where people (not algorithms) are in control. With social and other digital channels — Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, paid search, organic search — someone or something else decides who sees your content and when and where they see it.”
5. Email marketing converts better than social media
A study by McKinsey & Company revealed that email is a significantly more effective way to acquire customers than social media. People who buy products marketed through email spend 138% more than those who do not receive email offers.
6. Email drives visitors to your website
Email marketing can seamlessly drive more visitors to your website, and provide you with a valuable way to track which parts of your website and your marketing attracts the most interest.