Archive for April 2018

General Data Protection Regulation Concerns [CHART]

Chart: General Data Protection Regulation Concerns

The GDPR is driving marketers to first-party data handlers at a time when anxiety is high over the new regulation. In a spring 2017 survey from Veritas, 32% of business decision-makers worldwide were concerned that they didn’t have the right tools in place to monitor data as they prepared for the GDPR.

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B2C Email Performance Benchmarks [CHART]

Chart: B2C Email Performance Benchmarks

Triggered email messages have repeatedly been shown to garner response rates higher than business-as-usual emails. But that doesn’t mean that you should expect all your Welcome campaigns to be read – or to even reach the inbox. A new study from Return Path finds that it’s a different type of message that’s most likely to be read.

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Viral Wannabes By Age [CHART]

Chart: Viral Wannabes By Age

Does the thought of going viral sound exciting – or does it make you recoil? It turns out that fewer than 1 in 5 American adults would like to become viral on social media or famous on the news for a short time, according to a recent YouGov survey. The results indicate that men (22%) would be significantly more apt than women (15%) to welcome the attention.

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Telephone Survey Response Rates, 1997-2017 [CHART]

Chart: Telephone Survey Response Rates, 1997-2017

Telephone survey response rates have plummeted over the past 20-odd years, but may have reached their floor, according to a Gallup study whose results are supported by other research. Gallup’s data indicates that response rates for its Gallup Poll Social Series plunged from 28% in 1997 to a low of 5% in 2015, before increasing a couple of points to 7% last year.

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