As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression, and email marketing is no exception. The first email a new subscriber receives can make or break your relationship with a customer. Strike a good first impression with the latest addition to your subscriber base and you'll be off to a great start for a happy, healthy relationship.
It is hard to predict how email will evolve in the next 5 years, yet it is far more likely to adapt and evolve then die the quick death as predicted in the past. Email remains an effective communication and distribution channel that brands should continue to seek out if they want to connect to their costumers.