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Top 3 Current Email Marketing Trends

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 28, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Travis Sloneker

Travis Sloneker

1.  Email automation

From the outside looking in, it would seem that email automation is a lazy man’s way to email marketing, which in actuality it has been shown statistically that – automated email messages average 70.5% higher open rates than “business as usual” email marketing efforts.

By using email marketing automation workflows you can create personalized, automated email works that can be triggered in a number of different ways – when a contact gets added to a list, when a contact submits a form on your website and click a call-to-action in your email – to name a few. These email marketing automations also help in other ways by making you think a little harder on what should happen in various situation with your email and help eliminate human error, such as forgetting to send a follow up email.

2. More like a friend

The ‘less is more’ motto is becoming increasingly apparent, especially in 2017 when everyone is running full speed and does not have the time to sift through a cluttered email. At a quick glance, your customer should be able to quickly tell what your email is about.

Reducing clutter and giving your customers a more personalized experience is key here, include some interactivity to keep them engaged. Try using a call-to-action to offers that really speak to them or quizzes to get a better understanding of what they are looking for.

3. Optimization for mobile

Optimizing your emails to be mobile friendly is a must have or you run the risk of being deleted. There is no way of knowing really when your customer will decide to open your email but since  consumers now spend 5 hours per day on mobile devices there’s a huge chance they will be opening your email on their mobile device.


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Travis Sloneker

Written by Travis Sloneker

I am a web developer, an avid gamer, a husband, a veteran and a pillow for my cat Nikita. I worked in the Air Force for a little over 5 years as an F-16 crew chief, which was extremely enjoyable. I was able to travel the world and visit places like South Korea, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, England and Singapore. After the military I started going back to school where I met my teacher/boss and began working for him as an intern. I became extremely interested in the type of work he did and eventually was offered a job doing web development. It has been a little over a year now and I can happily say I am extremely pleased with the work environment and the type of work I do.