Wednesday, April 06, 2016

NEED TO UNSPAM : spocto study on marketing spam in India

Spocto, a  marketing platform, today unveiled the findings of a unique survey on the extent and effects of marketing spam on consumers and marketers. The study conducted with a sample size of 5000 consumers and marketers each across top 10 metros.

7 out of 10 consumers have experienced receiving multiple messages on different platforms from the same brand (or ‘spam’) within a week’s span
 If consumers receive a promotional message on a platform of their preference, the response rate could be as high as 68%
Only 34% of consumers mentioned having signed up voluntarily to receive promotional communication from brands, with majority expecting to receive alerts about sales and deals related to their interests
E-commerce, food, BFSI, travel, education, jobs and real estate emerged as the sectors that send maximum spam messag

Current Outlook for Marketers:

A whopping 68% of marketers agreed to be spamming consumers with multiple messages on different platforms – social media, email, calls and SMS
 Most marketers remain in the dark about the number of times they connect with a consumer on different platforms, and almost 93% agree that a consolidated consumer profile connecting their email id to their social media profile will improve customer targeting
Spamming has its side effects – Majority of the marketers believed that it spoils their brand name, followed by brand stakeholders stating that it leads to wastage of budget and resources, and unnecessary expenditure that is beyond their allocated budgets
Marketers unanimously agreed that improvements in targeting methods could reduce their marketing budgets

“The study brings to light a burgeoning problem in the space of marketing today. An increasingly digital world may have given the brands more avenues to reach out to the consumers but it has also led to a wastage of budgets, increased expenditure and low conversion rates, because of spam. Consumers today are more responsive than ever if approached sensibly on a platform of their choice. Marketers need to combine technology with thorough research in order to target the customers at the right time at the right platform”, said Sumeet Srivastava, CEO, spocto

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