Among e-mail marketers surveyed for the JupiterResearch E-mail Marketing Forecast, 60% reported they increased sales by including offers or ads in their transactional e-mail. In addition, about half the respondents said that receiving such marketing messages increased brand recognition and satisfaction with the company.
However, the study noted that only 47% of e-mail marketers said they control transactional e-mail. Jupiter concluded that this can stymie marketing innovation.
A total of 200 e-mail marketers completed the online survey. It was sponsored by marketing and transactional e-mail services company StrongMail, of Redwood City, Calif.