How to Use Emojis to Increase Push Notification Tap Through By 25%
May 10, 2019
Think marketers are full of crap? Well, the best mobile marketers are definitively full of ????. And they are reaping the rewards because push notifications with emojis get an average of 25% more direct tap throughs than mobile messages without a thumbs up, high five, dollar sign, or any other emoji you can think of.
With nearly 70% of consumers getting news on mobile devices, every app engagement matters. So how can you maximize your emoji strategy? Here are four easy tips for an A1 emoji game.
Use emojis that work within the context of your message. During the holidays, Birchbox and Boxed knew it was ❄️ outside, Target and Staples let you know how much ???? you can save, and Jet just wanted you to ???? and maybe ????.
Conveying time-sensitive information? Make sure to let people know that ⏰⏳is running out and that they have to act now. In a recent study across more than 100 million push notifications, Sailthru found that emojis featuring timers perform double digit percentage points higher than other emojis. Staples, Target, Best Buy and other top retailers are getting this right.
Encourage Repeat Behavior
Associate specific emojis with specific types of messages to create instant recognition with your audience. Consider that the average person’s attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish. As a result, CBS and CNN use specific emojis for specific message categories.
Be creative and don’t be afraid to get a little weird — like using five emojis in a row like Urban Outfitters. The ????️ is not yet written on how to emojify your push notification strategy; test and try new messages. Don’t leave direct opens on the table!
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