I just read that checking email was the top mobile activity for both smartphone and tablet users. I have been fighting using my iPhone for email due to the simple fact that I get way to many emails every day and feel I will be overwhelmed and even worse not respond or deal with the email once opened on my smartphone.
Nevertheless as a marketer I really need to consider these statistics when sending emails to my clients and prospects. They need to be mobile friendly emails, short and sweet nothing long that will be cumbersome to read on a mobile device. I can’t tell you how many pdf quotes I send off and then get back a message saying I will get back to you once I review it on my desktop. What does this tell me…hmmm, well maybe they are just being courteous and letting me know they received my quote and will get back to me. This is not the norm though, my guess is they couldn’t open it or it was just too small to see on their phone.
All this makes me wonder about my email marketing strategy, does my bi-weekly newsletter ever really get read. Sure the open rates are pretty good, but the newsletter is sent in html and not sized for mobile.
What are your thoughts? Do you read your emails on a desktop or mobile device?
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I wonder how much of this time is spent deleting spam, and other activities that do not include reading e-mails. How much can you make your e-mail stand out to prospects when they are spending so much time ploughing through SPAM, and deleting it.
Tim Somers says
Hey Mio, that is a good point. We get a ton of Spam but use Spamarrest to help keep it all under control.
Lisa Vilella says
I use Constant Contact for my Newsletter- it tells me what is opened- how many hits I get and that way I can gauge what is working…
Tim Somers says
Lisa, I hear great things about Constant Contact – sounds like some great stats are available for users.