[Infographic] Email's Death Has Been Greatly ExaggeratedWhen it comes to marketing email can be easily overlooked compared to it's trendy counterparts social media.  Reports of the death of email marketing are premature.  Email  marketing still can be a valuable took for businesses looking to connect with their customers and clients.

The overwhelming majority, 94%,  of adults and young people over the age of 12 who use the internet check their email daily. This presents a huge opportunity for marketers to reach a variety of demographics with email marketing.  Additionally 58% of people check their email first thing in the morning.

While reaching people is great, business minded marketers have something else on their mind: ROI.  What is the ROI of email? On average the ROI of email is $40.56 for every dollar spent on email marketing.  While ROI for social media can be tricky to determine, and the benefits aren't always in monetary values, email remains a strong contender.

Why the bad rap for emails? Perhaps it's due to the changing way email marketing is used.  Hard selling and spammy, generic emails will not deliver the desired results instead email must be trustworthy, conversational, relevant, coordinated across other marketing channels, and strategic.

Infographic: Email Wanted Dead or Alive

Do you use email marketing as a regular part of your marketing strategy? Has your own experience been in line with Marketo's Infographic?  Share your thoughts in the comments.