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November 13th 2007, London UK: StoneShot Ltd (, a leading B2B email marketing agency to the finance and technology sectors, have released new email usage research.

StoneShot surveyed 100 Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) to find out how they respond to the email communications they receive from fund managers. The survey follows similar research conducted in 2006.

The research showed that email is still the de facto medium for communicating fund and industry news. 89% of IFAs check their email at least every hour and a huge 23% use a mobile device such as a Blackberry© or SmartPhone to check their email on the road.

Gavin John, CEO of StoneShot said “We were really surprised by the number of intermediaries using mobile devices. There’s been almost a four-fold increase in Blackberry and SmartPhone usage over the last year supported by a 50% jump in the use of online email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo and Google. IFAs are clearly embracing technology to remain connected while out meeting their clients.”

The paper can be downloaded from

For further information, please contact Gavin John on 020 7628 4444 or email

About StoneShot
StoneShot is a leading B2B email agency. The company provides online email marketing solutions and agency services to financial services and technology organisations. StoneShot’s clients include Allianz, Amdocs, AXA, Cazenove, Gartmore, Skandia and Toshiba.

Founded in 2001, StoneShot is a UK-based business with offices in London, Munich and Hong Kong. For more information about StoneShot, please visit our website at

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