When Google launched in the late nineties, it was a simple search engine designed to make the internet easier to navigate. In 2016, Google is unapologetically an ad platform, with the Adwords pay-per-click (PPC) service generating a whopping 97% of its $73 billion sales in 2015. For many businesses, PPC is an addiction; their sole means of generating web referrals, because they’ve turned off all other marketing activities.
Imagine; to get customers through the door, a restaurant has taken out a full-page newspaper advert at great expense. That evening, it’s clear that the ad has been successful – dozens of new visitors are indeed coming through the door. Sadly, they are taking one look at the tired decoration, the grubby tablecloths and the disinterested staff, and walk straight back out again.
Google AdWords celebrates its 16th birthday later this year, so it should come as no surprise that – like any teenager – it’s going through some changes.
Email marketing in 2019 is often perceived as being a little antiquated and uninspiring, but it is still a central component to the communications strategies of many brands. With social media making all of the major marketing headlines as the (relatively) new kid on the block, is email marketing still relevant in 2019? DMA’s Marketer Email Tracker 2018 and 2019 Consumer Email Tracker reports would both appear to suggest that it is most certainly still alive and kicking.
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