That may be a reason why marketers in North America suffered a far higher percentage of cumulative unsubscribes than their APAC counterparts. For this metric, the best-in-class rates veered from 1.2% in North America to just 0.2% in APAC, while for laggards (the average of the lowest quartile) the gap was even more pronounced, at 18.2% and 9.8%, respectively.
The data shows a wide range in performance when sorting the best performers from the worst. For example, while marketers in North America trailed the other regions, those in the top quartile of click rates fared far better on average than those in the bottom quartile (4.2% vs. 0.3%). Similar discrepancies between best-in-class and laggard rates are observed in open (22.4% vs. 7.6%) rates, bounceback rates (0.2% vs. 2.9%) and cumulative unsubscribes (1.2% vs. 18.2%), suggesting that those marketers towards the bottom have a lot of room to improve.