Using video as part of an email marketing campaign is a strategy that more marketers and brands are adopting. In the 2013 Online Video Marketing Survey and Business Video Trends Report, by ReelSEO, they look at who is using video for email blasts, how they are doing it and what the ROI is lin terms of lead generation and sales conversion.
2013 Report Highlights: Video In Email Marketing
Of the 600 respondents to the survey, all actively involved in marketing or decision-making about marketing budgets, here are the following findings:
- 60% of marketers surveyed are using video for email marketing purposes
- 82% viewed video email marketing as effective
- 51% stated that a link to a video was the most effective method
- 60% confirmed that video email improves conversions
- 73% said that video email was most effective for product/service promotions
How Effective is Video in Email?
82% of marketers surveyed indicated that video email marketing has been either very effective (34%) or somewhat effective (48%) for their business or organization. However, 18% of marketers confirmed that video email marketing had not been effective which is an increase compared to 12% reported in 2012.
How Video Email Effects Conversion
Video within a marketing email has had a positive impact on prospect purchases and conversion rates for more than 60% of surveyed marketers, although 35% had yet to be convinced.
In terms of what type of email where the most appropriate and effective for including video content in, 73% of respondents confirmed that product/service promotions, followed by sales lead generation (55%) were the most impressive. Video in email is also being used for internal corporate communications with 41% of those surveyed confirming they had used this method particularly for employee benefits communications (14%), general HR communications (15%) and also for fundraising (18%).