If you feel like you are getting more promotional email from retailers these days, you're right.
After seeing the crush of promotional email tied to Leap Day, we reached out to Responsys , a marketing software company that tracks the email activity of more 100 of the nation's top retailers. And here's what they had to say:
Email activity continued at a record-setting pace in February. On average retailers sent each of their subscribers 15.4 promotional emails in February. That's up nearly 27 percent year-over-year.
And yes, many took advantage of the extra day in February to try to ring up more sales.
The majority of major retailers sent at least one promotional email on Leap Day , as Feb. 29 is often called, according to Responsys. About 42 percent of the promotional emails sent out on Wednesday referred to Leap Day, a 33 percent increase from 2008, the last leap year.
"'Leap' was the key word of the day and '29' was the number of the day," said Chad White, research director at Responsys.Page 1 of 2 | Next Page