The Social Profile UK

ExactTarget study shows discrepancy in consumer purchasing drivers

A new study from ExactTarget suggests that almost half (46%) of UK-based online consumers have made a purchase as a result of an email marketing message.

This makes it four times more effective than Facebook (which 10% of people quote as a driver) and text messaging (12%), showing that despite the buzz around social media as a marketing channel brands shouldn’t neglect more ‘traditional’ forms of communication.

The Social Profile UK report, which is based on 1,404 consumer interviews and surveys, also looked at which channels would make consumers more likely to purchase in the future.