MIMA – The Changing Face of Email

silverpopGreat MIMA event as usually 🙂  entertaining presentation, a few insights to take to the office, industry friends to talk to, and food!  The email is definitely changing, and I guess three main points from the event would be:

  • changing presentation of the email boxes by email clients (as all of us are trying to manage our email boxes)
    • As we have too many emails, mailbox management strategies evolved…  and technology starting to enable these strategies
  • extension of marketing automation from b-to-b to b-to-c (gosh – this probably happened first time in human history – something was pioneered by b-to-b and later adopted by b-to-c!  🙂 )
    • B-to-c seem to be trying to move successful lead nurturing techniques into consumer environment
  • consumers might be revolting against privacy enforcement in some cases, as they like personalized content and find it more convenient.  Wouldn’t it be lovely?

Notes from the event:

  • gmailUnsubscribe caution: sending emails daily will get 40% list reduction over the year if the unsubscribe rate better than average…  Daily send is excessive…
  • Gmail mailbox study “the tabs” –
    • highly engaged: tabs result in reading more
    • medium engagement: tabs result in reading slightly less
    • low engagement: tabs result in dramatic decline of activity, but these audience did not pay much attention anyway, so the loss is irrelevant
  • Second generation of Welcome campaign: welcome campaign based on which pages of the site the person previously visited
  • What people do when they view emails on Mobile phone?  Decide which ones they can delete right now
  • Responsive email design can be used to offer completely different calls to action on desktop and mobile device (check out [something], and download an app)
  • Geo fencing is starting to be used in retail – an email is sent to the staff when the customer is coming into the door
  • Unroll.me – a tool that allows mass unsubscribe from newsletters and combine them into a “digest” to review an a desired time of the day

This is fantastic tool!!  🙂  I discovered that I have almost 200 subscriptions – oh…oh… a marketer’s faith 😉  However, the count included different options of the same publication: for example, I would be subscribed to a daily and weekly, and webinars update from the same source.

subscriptionsThe selection to unsubscribe or to “rollup” is very straightforward.

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After I was done, I was presented with the most interesting information: which communications are more likely to be unsubscribed, which rolled up, and which keep as subscriptions (with the lovely option to tweet or post the info on Facebook).

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Now my mailbox is perfectly organized!  

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