Posts Tagged ‘online marketing budgets’

Email Marketing: A closer look at budgets

January 31st, 2012

With MarketingSherpa Email Summit 2012 coming up next week in Las Vegas, we wanted to take a moment to take a look at a common email question.


It’s a touch-and-go economy, are my competitors still investing in email marketing?

The answer is a resounding yes, according to research from MarketingSherpa’s 2012 Email Marketing Benchmark Report by W. Jeffrey Rice, Senior Research Analyst, MECLABS.


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As you can see in the chart above, nearly one-fifth of email marketing budgets are set to increase more than a whopping 30% in 2012.

And if your budget is decreasing, I’m sorry to tell you that you are in an exceedingly small minority — we found 67% of organizations expect to increase their email budgets in 2012 with only 3% indicating that a decrease is in the works. Read more…

Search and Email Marketing: Why these channels dominate

October 4th, 2011

I always start an interview with general questions. I ask about the company, the marketer’s role, and the company’s marketing in general. It helps frame the case study or tactics we’re about to cover.

I sometimes ask, “What are your top marketing channels?” This helps me understand the team’s priorities. Some say ‘catalogs’ or ‘telesales,’ but the two channels I most often hear are email marketing and search.

Again and again, marketers say one or both of these channels are the primary drivers of their success. That got me thinking about the similarities between email and search engine optimization (SEO)/pay-per-click (PPC). I came up with three: Read more…

Survey Shows Marketers Expect to Boost Digital Marketing Budgets

July 18th, 2008

With the U.S. economy still on shaky ground, it’s no surprise that people are looking for signs, prognostication, or insights into how the marketing community might adapt to the slowdown. One of the latest reports finds that digital marketing channels might be the biggest beneficiaries of downturn-induced strategy changes.

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