by Jeff Rice, Research AnalystThe extent of changes to email marketing budgets for the coming yearClick here to see a larger, printable version of this chart
There's no question about it -- email budgets will continue to rise in 2011. As organizations become (cautiously) optimistic about the improving economy, purse strings are starting to loosen, and email marketing is a primary beneficiary.
In addition to economic forces, email is earning increased investment because it continues to prove itself as one of the most (if not the
most) effective tools in the marketing toolbox.
Multichannel (B2B2C) organizations are much more likely to increase their email budget by a significant amount than are single-channel organizations.
B2B organizations, particularly in the industrial sector, are often considered conservative marketing spenders. While a majority of those marketing exclusively to other businesses are increasing email budgets, B2B marketers are also more likely than other marketers to keep their 2011 email budget the same as 2010.
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