Rather, in today's marketing environment, email appears to be more effective for nurturing prospects than lead generation, the study reports.
In addition, most (65%) B2B companies are devoting less than 25% of their marketing budgets to email marketing, 27% are allocating 26-50% of their budgets to email, and only 9% are allocating more than 50% of their budgets to email efforts:
Below, other findings from Pardot.
Campaign Testing Practices
Successful email campaigns often require trial and error, and many B2B marketers rely on various testing techniques to improve their campaigns:
- 58% test to see what type of content results in the best click-through-rates.
- 57% test for a correlation between subject lines and open rates.
- 46% test to see how the time of day effects open rates.