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Email marketing trends for 2020

Discover the trends that will make an impact on your business at the start of the new decade.

Understand what consumers want from brand emails, the current email marketing trends and which ones will help you deliver on your business goals for 2020. Komal will take you on a journey of technology, psychology and creativity that will help you to create a powerful future-proofed email marketing strategy for this year and into the roaring twenties!

Pure360’s mission is to help marketers be the best they can be. With our webinar we will help you understand:

- Technology advances that you should be focussed on and those that you can afford to avoid.. for now...
- How to be human
- The importance of back to basics

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Email marketing trends for 2020

  1. 1. 1 #DigitalPriorities Digital Marketing Priorities 2018 brought to you by Email Marketing Trends 2020 Komal Helyer VP Marketing, Pure360 Digital Marketing Priorities 2020 brought to you by
  2. 2. 2 Before we start… house keeping • A recording for the webinar will be sent via email • Slides will be available via Smart Insights Slideshare • Please get involved with the interactions: • Give your views in the votes • Do ask questions at any point via the Questions panel
  3. 3. 3 Intro to Komal • Over 20yrs email experience • DMA Email Council Member & Chair of the learning & development hub • Awards judge - eCommerce awards & DMA Awards • Worked for global brands - HSBC, M&S Bank, Carphone Warehouse, Screwfix and Black & Decker • Award winning - Corporate Woman of the year @ Business Women’s Excellence awards • Mentor & Coach
  4. 4. 4 Agenda • About • What do consumers think? • The Trends • Customer Centric • Technology advances • Creativity • Psychology • The basics!
  5. 5. 5 What consumers think... • Consumers prefer email as a marketing channel - Twice as much as any other channel - 46% compared to 26% for post • GDPR continues to reassure consumers about how brands treat their personal data. - 42% - BUT - 34% still say they often wonder how a brand got their email address! • The average consumer has around two personal email addresses and one for work. • However...Only 13% of people say over half of marketing emails are useful.
  6. 6. 6 What about the content? • 65% - Want Discount and offers relevant to them • 59% - Want e-receipts from stores • 43% - Want notice of new products/services and sales relevant to them • Offers : Relevance : Usefulness are the 3 prevailing reasons for their favourite emails
  7. 7. 7 What do they do next? When on a desktop • 29% - Click on the email • 25% - Save the email for later When on a smartphone:- • 14% - Buy straight away • 35% - Go to the website - not via the email • 13% - Go to the app You can see here that email attribution could be difficult
  8. 8. 8 Customer centric
  9. 9. 9 Netflix and chill…? Hello KomalThey know who I am The content is generic
  10. 10. 10 Deep personalisation Contextualised Highly personalised
  11. 11. 11 The Guiding Principles Trust + Relevance + Usefulness = Customer Centricity
  12. 12. 12 The investment business case... Database is 50,000 If you were to send non targeted emails. Revenue from email = £1.4m (£28 on average per customer) However if for 15000 you were able to deliver deeper targeted messages. Your new revenue would be:- 25000 @ £42 per customer = £1m 25000 @ £28 per customer = £700k New revenue from email = £1.7m (an extra £300k) The cost - s/w & services - £50,000 That’s 6 times ROI!
  13. 13. 13 Understanding your audience Demographic RFM
  14. 14. 14 Strategy : Tactics
  15. 15. 15 Be Useful... Apart from product recommendations… there are ways in which personalisation can deliver useful messages for the consumer 1. Post purchase receipts - easy to access 2. Post purchase content - about the product you’ve bought 1. Replenishment and renewal
  16. 16. 16 Be Trustworthy... 84% consumers want to be treated as a person … and not a number. However, there is a fine line between keeping relevant and being creepy. 1. Be Sensitive to strangers 2. Plan for when your data could be incorrect 3. Be clear on how you are using their data 4. Always check back on the rules and campaigns
  17. 17. 17 When it goes wrong...
  18. 18. 18 Technology advances
  19. 19. 19 Ai across the lifecycle
  20. 20. 20 Application of personalisation at scale
  21. 21. 21 AI supercharging personalisation 1. Personalisation of content and offers 2. Subject line optimisation 3. Predictive targeting 4. Personalised send times
  22. 22. 22 Other things to think about... 1. 5G 2. AMP 3. Voice?!
  23. 23. 23 Creativity
  24. 24. 24 3D Imagery to create depth
  25. 25. 25 Animation
  26. 26. 26 AMP Make email more engaging, relevant and interactive
  27. 27. 27 AMP
  28. 28. 28 AMP
  29. 29. 29 Psychology
  30. 30. 30 The 6 principles of persuasion 1. Reciprocity 2. Scarcity 3. Authority 4. Consistency 5. Liking 6. Social proof
  31. 31. 31 The language of love... “A general ‘law of least effort’ applies to cognitive as well as physical exertion. The law asserts that if there are several ways of achieving the same goal, people will eventually gravitate to the least demanding course of action...laziness is built deep into our nature” Daniel Kahneman
  32. 32. 32 Language that Persuades 1. Repetition 2. Scarcity 3. Benefit led 4. Use power words 5. Mirror the customer
  33. 33. 33 The basics
  34. 34. 34 Objectives! Over half of marketers do not have clearly defined goals
  35. 35. 35 Welcome emails Only 57% brands send welcome emails Yet they are the most responsive emails you will send.
  36. 36. 36 The from address & subject line...
  37. 37. 37 Test, Test and Test again!
  38. 38. 38 In Summary
  39. 39. 39 To Summarise 1. Consumers want to receive marketing via email 2. However they still don’t feel it is useful enough 3. As marketers we can do better 4. Remember the golden rules of customer centricity a. Trust b. Relevancy c. Usefulness 5. Use the technology advancements available to you 6. Remember that creativity and psychology will help you deliver greater wins 7. Don’t forget the basics
  40. 40. 40 Questions Questions

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