Marketing pressure: how and why not to overwhelm your database

25 September
How and why to avoid marketing pressure

In the age of competitive digital marketing, companies are seeking to maximize their visibility and impact by proactively interacting with their customers. A marketing pressure can, however, have a detrimental effect on the customer experience and lead to the rejection of marketing initiatives. In this article, we'll explore the challenges associated with marketing pressure and discuss best practices for avoiding"overwhelming" your database. By focusing on the balance between customer engagement and respect, companies can improve and maintain their customer relationships while achieving solid business results.

Marketing pressure: beware of overheating

Statista, the benchmark for statistics, is the bearer of bad news: according to their data, 45% of consumers unsubscribe from promotional emails because of information overload- that's almost half of them. This alarming statistic highlights the damaging consequences of an over-aggressive approach to marketing. Indeed, an overabundance of promotional messages can lead to a feeling of saturation among customers, who feel overwhelmed by a constant stream of advertising and commercial offers.

Several negative consequences can arise in response to"too much" content. Firstly, customers may develop a certain insensitivity to marketing messages, making them less receptive to the company's promotional efforts. What's more, over-solicitation can also lead to a decline in customers' trust in the brand. The risk for the company is of being perceived as intrusive and lacking in respect for its customers' privacy, which can damage the relationship of trust and lead customers to turn to competitors who are more attentive to their needs.

The effectiveness of marketing campaigns is also affected by communication overload. When customers are confronted with too many promotional messages, they tend to ignore them (or quickly delete them) without reading them carefully. This considerably reduces the chances of marketing messages achieving their objective, whatever that may be. Finally, excessive marketing pressure can lead to high churn rates and declining customer engagement.

Contacting your customers: the art of balance 

Ensuring a healthy customer relationship is a top priority for any marketer concerned about the success of their campaigns. To achieve this, there are a few "best practices" to follow.

First and foremost, it's advisable to segment your database according to the preferences and behaviors of your customers. By carefully analyzing the interests and needs of each segment, companies can personalize their messages and propose relevant offers that won't be perceived as "missing thepoint".

Marketing automation can also play a crucial role in managing marketing pressure. Companies can set up communication flows based on specific triggers such as customer birthdays, recent purchases or online behavior. This makes messages more timely and relevant, eliminating unnecessary or redundant communications.

Finally, the frequency of communication must be balanced. It's essential to strike the right balance between maintaining engagement and over-solicitation. Experts agree that the ideal frequency for email marketing is between 1 and 3 times a month.

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Campaign management and weekly adjustments

Marketing pressure varies according to profile and timeframe: not everyone feels the same way at the same time. It is therefore essential to monitor campaigns and the pressure they generate on a weekly basis to avoid over-soliciting customers. Software and solutions that enable weekly monitoring of marketing pressure are a valuable asset. These solutions, such as the one offered by Splio with its predictive CDP platform, give companies a significant competitive edge in terms of personalization and marketing efficiency.


Marketing pressure is a complex challenge in today's digital landscape. It's crucial for companies to recognize this reality andadopt a more thoughtful approach to marketing. Rather than trying to flood customers with promotional messages, it's better to prioritize quality over quantity. Relevant content, personalized e-mails targeted to specific events are all ways of maintaining customer attention and interest, while avoiding saturation.


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