In November 2014 polling by Aimia, 56% of UK internet users cited email as the marketing channel they were most likely to notice—the No. 1 response by a long shot. However, if marketers want to get readers to go beyond an open, they better put their message front and center. According to Movable Ink, with the exception of the Kindle Fire, the majority of marketing emails were read for 15 seconds or less on each device. Android users were more patient than those on Windows Phone, iOS devices and even desktop.
In addition, email marketers must control themselves when it comes to email frequency. Among UK internet users polled by Aimia, 57% said they avoided companies and brands because their messages were annoying, and 50% were overwhelmed by the communications they received.