Required a solution that integrated with their own email software
Needed a ‘Send on behalf’ feature
Required easy uploading of their own HTML email designs
Ability to capture leads on their website
Extensive reporting and tracking capabilities
Multiple-version campaign testing
40% of KMI’s event ticketsales are now generated through email marketing
Over 1,300 new newsletter subscribers generated within the first 120 days of using Pinpointe
Improved email campaign responses
Increased number of paid-purchase prospects
Reliable email marketing system
Open rates of up to 45%
Click-through rates of up to 20%
KEY FEATURES USED
Tracking and Reporting
Email Split /Multi-Variant Testing
Global & Local Block Lists
Complete Campaign Results
Detailed Bounce / SPAM Activity Results
Campaign Statistics – Drill-Down
Campaign Open Details
Link Click-Through Details
Website – Lead Capture Forms
Integrated Campaign Previewer
SPAM Score Checker
“Pinpointe’s system has given us the opportunity to market our products with confidence. Our email campaigns are not only delivered in a timely manner, but our deliverability rates have increased and we can easily capture the data we need to generate future sales."
– Julia Comitale
Marketing & Communications Executive
KMI MEDIA, LTD. SUCCEEDS WITH FREEMIUM MODEL: CONVERTS FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS TO PAID MAGAZINE SUBSCRIBERS
About KMI Media
Based in Toronto, Ontario, KMI Media, Ltd. is the magazine publisher of Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Your Mortgage Canada, and Canadian Mortgage Professional and offers industry-leading web publications in several business verticals. KMI is also a leading organizer of conferences, industry summits, and award ceremonies, which accompany the educational content present in their customer publication offerings.
KMI is part of Key Media, a rapidly growing media company with offices in Sydney, Auckland,Manila, Denver and Toronto serves a range of professional services markets across the Asia-Pacific region and North America. The organization’s products operate across key business verticals including Finance, Real Estate, Insurance and Human Resources, and bring product providers and business communities together through print media and in-person and online events.
Print and online magazine publisher, KMI, generates revenue from advertisements on their industry-based media websites and through leads acquired from their electronic newsletters that convert paid subscribers. KMI’s daily newsletters do not cost their subscribers anything; however, they do serve several purposes. Along with providing subscribers informative news, articles and analysis for the real estate, mortgage, HR and insurance industries, KMI’s newsletters are used as a strategy to convert email subscription subscribers into paid print and digital consumer magazine subscribers and promote their ticketed conferences and events.
With a large percentage of their revenue relying on their email marketing results, KMI sought a reliable, comprehensive email marketing solution that would give them the ability to testvarious versions of their campaigns and target specific contacts based on their open patterns and behavior. Therefore, a multi-functional system that offered in-depth tracking and reporting was essential.
The Pinpointe Solution
After reviewing the features of numerous cloud-based email marketing software vendors, KMI felt Pinpointe best met their specific needs due to its comprehensive tracking capabilities and other market-leading features. Of these features, KMI especially liked Pinpointe’swebsite lead forms feature. The company now uses this feature to capture leads directly from their various electronic media sub-sites. KMI used a Pinpointe wizard to create separate newsletter subscription forms for each of their sub-sites. New subscribers complete theseforms when they sign up to receive one of KMI’s free, industry-based newsletters. The information gathered through each form also gives KMI detailed information about new subscribers, which enables their marketing department to send targeted messages to them.
Another feature KMI finds particularly beneficial is Pinpointe’s powerful split testing– a feature that has drastically helped the company optimize their email marketing results.Split testing allows KMI to send out multiple variations of a newsletter campaign and havethe results analyzed within Pinpointe. After determining the most successful version of thenewsletter based on clicks or opens, Pinpointe automatically sends the it to the remaining subscribers within the targeted list. Prior to using this feature, KMI did not have a good indicator of what their audience responded to.
To dive even deeper into campaign response, KMI regularly monitors their send results with Pinpointe’s detailed tracking and reporting capabilities. With features like complete campaign results reporting, KMI is able to view exactly how many people opened their newsletters, how many unsubscribed, which links were clicked and more. Behavioral targeting and link click-through details also allow KMI to drill down and view the email addresses of each contact that clicked on a specific link in a newsletter, along with all of their recent activities. This information gives KMI insight into what information and events their subscribers are interested and enables them to target specific subscribers for paid products.
Pinpointe’s email marketing solution has been a very effective in enhancing KMI’s electronic newsletter program. Many of KMI’s campaigns achieve open rates of up to 45% and click through rate of up to 20%.
With web integration features like Pinpointe’s website lead forms, KMI generated over 1,300 new newsletter subscribers within the first 120 days of use and has converted numerous of those to paid print and digital consumer magazine subscribers. In addition, they have increased their paid ticket conference and event sales. Information gathered from lead forms also opens up more potential revenue for the company.
Campaign analysis through split testing combined with tracking and reporting details continues to give KMI an effective means to target their campaigns and increase sales for both paid print and digital consumer magazine subscribers and ticketed events. To date, approximately 40% of KMI event ticket sales have been generated through email marketing, and that number is actively rising.
Overall, Pinpointe provides KMI with an effective and reliable email marketing tool that has not only improved their newsletter program, but continues to expand their sales and prospecting opportunities.
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