Despite increased email volume, consumers are opening and engaging with emails more than ever before, according to a recent report from Yesmail.

The report was based on 2Q15 Yesmail data for marketing campaigns sent by brands in a wide-range of industries.

Email volume for subscribers increased 11% year-over-year between 2Q14 and 2Q15, the analysis found. Simultaneously, email open rates increased 10% year-over-year.

Moreover, it appears that marketers have been able to reduce the number of never active subscribers (i.e., consumers who opt in for brand emails but never open or click) by implementing effective engagement and database strategies. In 2Q15 the proportion of never active subscribers was 69%, an all-time low.

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Ayaz Nanji is an independent digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Content, a marketing agency specializing in content creation for brands and businesses. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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