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Push notifications, email, and SMS can reach consumers in highly personalized ways, and all three behave and perform similarly to meet the goals of marketing campaigns. Perhaps for that reason, those three channels are sometimes thought of as interchangeable.

But that's likely not the case.

An infographic by mobile and Web push notification service provider PushMaze provides an analysis of how email, SMS, and push notifications operate to fulfill marketing objectives.

All three channels have their pros and cons, of course, and in numerous situations they can replace one another. However, in the service of targeting audiences comprehensively, marketers likely need a blend of all three channels.

Check out the infographic for insights into how you might achieve that sort of highly effective balance:


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