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Posted 14th May 2024

Data Reveals the Impact Email Signatures Have On Building Brand Relationships in 2024

A 2024 report* highlighted a significant issue—a lack of understanding about the importance of brand management in marketing. Shockingly, almost half (46%) of workers feel that brand management is neglected in their work.

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data reveals the impact email signatures have on building brand relationships in 2024.


Data Reveals the Impact Email Signatures Have On Building Brand Relationships in 2024
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46% of workers are neglecting brand management: why techniques like email signatures are vital for building identity in 2024

A 2024 report* highlighted a significant issue—a lack of understanding about the importance of brand management in marketing. Shockingly, almost half (46%) of workers feel that brand management is neglected in their work. 

In light of this,Exclaimer, the leading email signature management platform, wants to raise awareness of the crucial impact of brand identity. With company growth in mind, Carol Howley, Chief Marketing Officer at Exclaimer, has discussed how marketers can utilize email signatures to define their image and increase customer engagement.

Brand identity and consumer engagement

Exclaimer’s survey, based on a poll of over 1,700 UK consumers and 101 senior marketers, showed that a staggering 41% of consumers simply stop engaging with an email if it does not have a branded signature. Despite this, 42% of UK businesses still overlook this brand identity-building strategy of employing a company signature. 

“Brand identity is more important than ever before. Without consistent branding to carve out who your company is and what it stands for, you risk not being able to uphold your business’s image, reputation, values, and authenticity.”

“A strong, well-defined brand is pivotal for allowing a company to stand out, and email signatures are an evidence-driven, effective method for ensuring that your business is instantly recognisable and memorable to its consumers. Brands with strong identities foster loyalty, forging connections with consumers, which is essential for long-term survival and growth.” 

How brands can bridge the gap between emailing and brand consistency

1. Legitimize with clear brand guidelines 

“Create and follow an exact brand guideline for your business and email communications. This ensures that any email the company sends projects a clear image of your values and what you stand for. A branded email signature, accompanied by your company logo, correct font, colours, and images, makes you look legitimate and helps build brand recognition among your contacts.”

2. Utilize USPs 

“Always go beyond using one uniform email signature template. Instead, vary your branding according to the sender’s department to utilize each department’s USPs.”

3. The power of policy

“Consider creating an email signature policy to create consistency and promote a robust, stable, and trustworthy brand image which is mirrored across the organization. Instigating policy removes the risk of incorrect contact information and minimizes the potential for reputational damage. Email signature policies ensure you monitor the outgoing information, refining it for the most valuable benefits.”

4. Reach new avenues 

“Incorporate a social media marketing strategy into your email signatures. This won’t only reinforce brand identity and credibility, along with promoting a cohesive presence, but it will provide consumers with additional avenues to connect and engage with your business, increasing your reach and visibility.”

5. Optimization across platforms

“Accessibility across all devices is important to boost user experience and nurture the consumer relationship with your brand. As over 50% of all emails are now opened on mobile devices, companies must optimize their emails and signatures for smartphones and tablets to ensure a seamless experience and maximised reach. Ensuring consistency and accessibility is crucial to present a polished and professional appearance, regardless of how consumers access your emails.”

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