Email Marketers Seek To Grow Their Lists by 9.8% in 2018

Email Marketers Seek To Grow Their Lists by 9.8% in 2018

Email subscriber churn continues to remain a top challenge for email Email Marketingmarketers. Driving list growth to gain new addresses and backfill lost subscribers is a necessary priority for marketers. Email marketers’ list growth goals for 2018 is 9.8 percent, down from 11 percent in 2017, and keeping with the 2016 goal of 10 percent.

Email Marketing Acquisition – 2018 Benchmark Report was published in July 2018. The Relevancy Group Benchmark reports review trend analysis of a specific marketing category or tactic. In this instance, email marketing acquisition. These annual reports are part of the TRG’s Research Subscription Service and serve as an excellent resource to benchmark your individual results against the industry.

The research answers these key questions:
• What are email marketer list growth expectations?
• Which email acquisition tactics are marketers investing in?
• Which tactics are necessary to address challenges and ensure audience growth?

Report Excerpt: Email marketing agencies including BrightWave, Inbox Marketer, Merkle, and Trendline have demonstrated the strategy to ensure that acquisition tactics are executed with quality growth in mind. Acquisition is not a trivial task and marketers must work with agencies and should seek acquisition specialists such as CertainSource and Publisher’s Clearing House Media.

The Research: 6 pages, 4 Charts, 1,137 words. Purchase or Subscribe. Part of our Research Subscriber Series.

Specialized Services: Email Marketing Agencies are Crushing It

MQ15_coverOver the past several weeks, we at TRG have been deep in the weeds researching our soon to be published 2018 Email Agency Buyer’s Guide, and this year’s participants include some of the absolute best and brightest in the space. Agencies in the guide this year include BrightWave, DEG, Inbox Marketer, Trendline Interactive, and Yes Marketing.

Our process includes detailed questionaries completed by each agency, ninety-minute demos during which agencies present their best work, and reference calls with a handful of clients which yield valuable customer satisfaction data. We are still working to synthesize and analyze the data, but what we’ve seen to date has been extremely impressive.

This year we invited agencies to show us their best stuff while maintaining a focus on three primary themes: strategy, data, and analysis/measurement. Like the competitors currently battling it out on the field for the pennant, these agencies have been going deep. The research will highlight how these agencies are driving home runs for their clients in the form of serious business value and positive customer experiences.

The research will be available for our Research Subscribers and direct purchase. Vendor profiles will be in the next issue of The Marketer Quarterly.

Digital Video Ad Spend to Rise 30%

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Digital video advertising spend is predicted to rise almost 30 percent to  $27.82 billion this year, according to new research from eMarketer.

Facebook is a leader in the video ad space, generating $6.81 billion or 24.5 percent share of all video ad spending in the U.S this year. According to the research, video ad spend makes up 30 percent of Facebook’s total revenue and the social network controls almost 87 percent of social network video ad spending in the U.S.

YouTube is expected to bring in $3.36 billion, which represents 11 percent of total U.S. digital video spend. This represents a 17.1 percent spike over last year for Google’s video giant. YouTube generates 73 percent of its ad revenues from video in the U.S.

Digital video ad spending represents about 25 percent of all U.S. digital ad spending.

 

Submit Your Best Marketing of 2018

Submit your best marketing and advertising efforts of 2018 and you may be recognized as The Marketer Quarterly Award winner in Issue 20 of The Marketer Quarterly (TMQ) digital magazine.

Submissions will be judged by analysts from The Relevancy Group in a quantifiable scorecard driven process. Submissions will be judged on a variety of attributes including relevance, utilization of data, creative, strategy and results among other category specific characteristics.

You can submit to more than one category. Each entry is charged a fee of $250.00. Upon submitting this form, you will be asked to enter a valid credit card for processing.

Each category will have at least one winner; however, some categories may have industry winners, i.e. travel, retail, etc. Winners will be recognized in Issue 20 of The Marketer Quarterly and will receive one lovely glass award for each entry won. Additional glass awards for clients or partners can be purchased after the winners have been announced.

The submission deadline is 11/2/18.  Submit your best today.

Submission Categories – 2018

1. Best Newsletter
2. Best Welcome Email/Email Series (i.e. Onboarding, lifecycle messages to convert actions)
3. Most Innovative Email (i.e. Utilization of video, animation)
4. Best use of real-time data
5. Best Triggered Email (i.e. Browse abandon, abandon cart, re-targeting, alerts)
6. Best Offer (i.e. Coupons, daily deal, promotion)
7. Best Loyalty Member Email/Offer (i.e. Statements, offers, redemption)
8. Best Subject Line (i.e. Results oriented, your open/read rate has improved)
9. Best Display Ad
10. Best Retargeting (i.e. Display targeting, Social targeting)
11. Best Madtech/CDP Individualization (i.e. use of customer data for individualization marketing/advertising efforts, i.e. CDP utilization, Facebook Custom Audiences)
12. Best Social Marketing Campaign
13. Best Use of AI (use of AI across marketing disciplines, i.e. personalization, content generation, marketer efficiencies)
14. Best Cross-Channel Campaign (i.e. Coordinated marketing across channels)
15. Best Mobile Campaign (i.e. Utilization of mobile app, location, push messages, deep linking)

The submission deadline is 11/2/18.  Submit your best today.

The Relevancy Group Expands Its Leadership with the Addition of John Polcari as President and the Promotion of Nicholas Einstein and Dianna Dilworth

The Relevancy Group Expands Its Leadership with the Addition of John Polcari as President and the Promotion of Nicholas Einstein and Dianna Dilworth

BOSTON – Oct. 2, 2018 – PRLog — The Relevancy Group, a leading market research, and advisory firm is pleased to announce the hiring of John Polcari as President of The Relevancy Group and their digital magazine The Marketer Quarterly. Polcari’s primary responsibility will be to expand The Relevancy Group’s revenue through new SaaS technology, advertising, partnerships, and subscription growth.

John has been at the forefront of digital transformation as one of the leading sales and marketing professionals in the digital CRM sector. Polcari previously served as Executive Vice President of Sales at eBay Enterprise Marketing, formerly e-Dialog, Zeta Global and as Commercial Sales Leader at Epsilon. His accomplishments range from securing significant customer engagements with leading marketers at 38 of the top 100 Internet Retailers to delivering CRM solutions to customers managing the largest loyalty programs in the world ranging from CVS to American Airlines. Mr. Polcari also served as Vice Chair for DMA Retail Operating Committee and published its first white paper on e-CRM. Further, Polcari has been a featured speaker at Gartner’s Marketing Conference and numerous events.

“For more than a decade I have had the pleasure of working with John as a client and am thrilled to have him join our leadership team,” said The Relevancy Group CEO and Founder David Daniels. “John’s history of business management and driving growth is impressive and will assist us in reaching our vision of successfully helping marketers to master digital transformation and optimize their martech investments.”

The Relevancy Group also announces the promotion of Nicholas Einstein to Chief Research Officer. Nicholas joined The Relevancy Group in 2013 and for the last three years has served as VP of Research. “Nicholas has led the development of our Research Content Marketing offering and the expansion of our Research Subscriber Series to new coverage areas as evident in our recent CDP Buyer’s Guide,” said David Daniels.

Dianna Dilworth was also promoted to Editor-in-Chief of The Marketer Quarterly. “Since its inception, Dianna has shaped the editorial direction of The Marketer Quarterly and has consistently delivered quality magazine issues with thought-provoking articles and marketer profiles. Her leadership is recognized by everyone at The Relevancy Group,” said David Daniels

About The Relevancy Group
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Measuring consumer and executive behaviors, The Relevancy Group (TRG) provides market research and advisory services that deliver strategies to optimize a return on marketing investments. In addition to guiding the top brands and vendors through digital transformation, TRG produces dozens of surveys, research reports, and webinars each year. TRG offers a research subscription service that includes access to original research reports as well as sponsored research content marketing. TRG also publishes the digital magazine for marketers by marketers, The Marketer Quarterly, a digital magazine, and app; download it for free in the app stores.

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Enter The Marketer Quarterly 2018 Awards

TMQ AwardsEnter The Marketer Quarterly 2018 Awards

Submit your best marketing and advertising efforts of 2018 and you may be recognized as The Marketer Quarterly Award winner in Issue 20 of The Marketer Quarterly (TMQ) digital magazine.

Submissions will be judged by analysts from The Relevancy Group in a quantifiable scorecard driven process. Submissions will be judged on a variety of attributes including relevance, utilization of data, creative, strategy and results among other category specific characteristics.

You can submit to more than one category. Each entry is charged a fee of $250.00. Upon submitting this form, you will be asked to enter a valid credit card for processing.

Each category will have at least one winner; however, some categories may have industry winners, i.e. travel, retail, etc. Winners will be recognized in Issue 20 of The Marketer Quarterly and will receive one lovely glass award for each entry won. Additional glass awards for clients or partners can be purchased after the winners have been announced.

The submission deadline is 11/2/18.  Submit your best today.

Submission Categories – 2018

1. Best Newsletter
2. Best Welcome Email/Email Series (i.e. Onboarding, lifecycle messages to convert actions)
3. Most Innovative Email (i.e. Utilization of video, animation)
4. Best use of real-time data
5. Best Triggered Email (i.e. Browse abandon, abandon cart, re-targeting, alerts)
6. Best Offer (i.e. Coupons, daily deal, promotion)
7. Best Loyalty Member Email/Offer (i.e. Statements, offers, redemption)
8. Best Subject Line (i.e. Results oriented, your open/read rate has improved)
9. Best Display Ad
10. Best Retargeting (i.e. Display targeting, Social targeting)
11. Best Madtech/CDP Individualization (i.e. use of customer data for individualization marketing/advertising efforts, i.e. CDP utilization, Facebook Custom Audiences)
12. Best Social Marketing Campaign
13. Best Use of AI (use of AI across marketing disciplines, i.e. personalization, content generation, marketer efficiencies)
14. Best Cross-Channel Campaign (i.e. Coordinated marketing across channels)
15. Best Mobile Campaign (i.e. Utilization of mobile app, location, push messages, deep linking)

Dunkin’ to Drop the Donuts

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Dunkin’ Brands has revealed plans to drop the word donuts from its name in January 2019.

The company announced the news on Twitter this week.

The company claims that the brand name is already synonymous with donuts and that it is therefore redundant to hold onto the word for the breakfast dessert.

The company will continue to sell donuts but will focus on its beverage business NPR has more:

In 2013, Dunkin’ Donuts began moving away from a doughnut-based identity, declaring itself a “beverage company,” when beverage sales reached 58 percent. According to the New York Times, that figure has gone up slightly to 60 percent.

We’ve been covering the brand for years. Check out our Spring 2017 issue to read more about when Dunkin’ launched their mobile app and digital ordering platform.