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Research from Constant Contact and Chadwick Martin Bailey detailing the reasons why and how consumers “Like” pages on Facebook and subscribe to email lists.

Research from Constant Contact and Chadwick Martin Bailey detailing the reasons why and how consumers “Like” pages on Facebook and subscribe to email lists.

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  • 1. 10 FactsAbout Why and HowConsumers “Like” andSubscribeFrom the December 2011 Chadwick Martin Bailey Consumer Pulse
  • 2. 1. Despite the widespread use of mobile devices, most peoplestill primarily access email from their computers Primary device used to access email 2% Laptop or desktop computer 14% Mobile device Tablet 84% Did you know? 66% of people under 30 use their smartphones or cell phones to access their email Base: All Respondents Q30: From what devices do you access your email account? (% selected) Base: Those who have an email account Q31: What is the primary way you access your email account?
  • 3. 2. While 30% of consumers access Facebook from a mobiledevice some of the time, most still prefer their computers 1% Primary device used to access Facebook 2% Laptop or desktop computer 15% Mobile Device Tablet Did you know? Over half (54%) of people 82% Other under 30 use their smartphones or cell phones to access Facebook Base: All Respondents Q41: From what devices do you access your Facebook account? (% selected) Base: Those who have a Facebook account Q42: What is the primary way you access your Facebook account?
  • 4. 3. Relationships with an organization and a strong subjectline are key to getting emails opened Reasons for opening emails from businesses or non-profits The organization it is from 64% The subject line 47% The offer 26% The first few lines of the body of the email 14% Don’t open or do not receive emails from business/nonprofit 7% Expected length/size of email 4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Base: All Respondents Q34: What makes you decide to open an email from a business or nonprofit? (% selected)
  • 5. 4. Marketers need to take advantage of best practices likenot sending too much to cut through the clutter of emails Reasons for deciding not to open emails from businesses or non-profits Not interested 61%Get too many emails from the organization 45% Get too many emails in general 32% Too busy 29% Not in the mood 26% Don’t remember signing up 26% No longer support the organization 21% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Base: All Respondents Q35: What makes you decide to not open an email from a business or nonprofit? (% selected)
  • 6. 5. People sign up for email lists to deepen their relationships withyou and to get discounts, promotions, and exclusive content Top reasons for subscribing to emails from businesses or non-profits To receive discounts and special offers 58% To take part in a specific promotion 39% I am a customer/supporter of the business/nonprofit 37% To gain access to exclusive content 26%The desire to stay informed on an ongoing basis 26% Want to support a business/nonprofit I like 25% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Base: Those who have an email account Q36: In general, what causes you to subscribe to a business or nonprofit’s email list? (% selected)
  • 7. 6. Consumers primarily “Like” pages for discounts andpromotions Top reasons for liking a business or non-profit on Facebook To receive discounts and special offers 41% To take part in a specific promotion 28%I am a customer/supporter of the business/nonprofit 27% Want to support a business/nonprofit I like 25% To gain access to exclusive content 23% To show others that I like/support this business/nonprofit 22% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Base: Those who have a Facebook account Q43: What are the reasons that cause you to “like” a business/nonprofit Facebook page? (% selected)
  • 8. 7. People opt-in to Email and Facebook for similar reasons Reasons for subscribing to an email list/“liking” a Facebook page 58% Email Facebook 41% 39% 37% 27% 28% 25% 25% 26% 26% 23% 19% Support a Desire to stay informed Gain access to exclusive Im a Take part in a specific Receive discounts and business/nonprofit I like on an ongoing basis content customer/supporter promotion special offers Base: Those who have an email account Q36: In general, what causes you to subscribe to a business or nonprofit’s email list? (% selected) Base: Those who have a Facebook account Q43: What are the reasons that cause you to “like” a business/nonprofit Facebook page? (% selected)
  • 9. 8. Over-emailing and irrelevant content are the top reasonspeople unsubscribe from mailing lists Reasons for unsubscribing to a business or non-profit’s email list Too many emails from the business/nonprofit 69% The content is no longer relevant (e.g. purchase, event, occasion has passed) 56% The content wasn’t what I expected 51% I am no longer a customer/supporter of the business/nonprofit 48% I had a bad experience with the business/nonprofit 42% I needed to cut back on emails I received 34%I heard negative comments about the business/nonprofit 19% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Base: Those who have subscribed to an email list Q37: Which of the following could make you want to unsubscribe from a business or nonprofit’s email list? (% selected)
  • 10. 9. Producing content that is no longer relevant to your audience andover-communicating drives both “Unlikes” and email un-subscribes Top Reasons Consumers “unlike” a Top Reasons Consumers Page Unsubscribe to an Email List The information is no longer Too many emails from the 42% 69% relevant to me business/nonprofit Too many notifications from The content is no longer 42% business/nonprofit relevant (e.g. purchase, 56% I had a bad experience with event, occasion has passed) 32% the business/nonprofit The content wasn’t what I 51% I no longer like the expected 29% business/nonprofit I am no longer a I no longer want to support customer/supporter of the 48% 27% business/nonprofit business/nonprofit The promotions or discounts I had a bad experience with 26% 42% are over the business/nonprofit I am no longer a customer of I needed to cut back on 25% 34% the business/nonprofit emails I received I heard negative comments I heard negative comments 15% 19% about the business/nonprofit about the business/nonprofit Base: Those who have "liked" a business/nonprofit Facebook page Q44: What triggers you to “unlike” a business/nonprofit Facebook page? (% selected) Base: Those who have subscribed to an email list Q37: Which of the following could make you want to unsubscribe from a business or nonprofit’s email list? (% selected)
  • 11. 10. About a quarter of consumers prefer to opt-in to localbusinesses over national businesses via email andFacebook Likelihood to subscribe to national or local business or non-profit email list National business 17% It doesn’t Local matter to me business 58% 25% Likelihood to “like” a national or local business or non-profit on Facebook National business 11% It doesn’t Local matter to me business 61% 28% Base: Those who have subscribed to an email list Q40: Are you more likely to subscribe to an email list for a national or a local business? Base: Those who have "liked" a business/nonprofit Facebook page Q45: Are you more likely to “like” a Facebook page for a national or a local business?
  • 12. About this study Independent Research:  Conducted through the CMB Consumer Pulse  Supported by Constant Contact Methodology:  Data collected from 1,481 consumers, age 18+ in the United States through the Research Now online panel  Data was collected through a 15 minute online questionnaire fielded in Q4 2011.
  • 13. Learn More Download more free consumer pulse reports at www.cmbinfo.com/downloads Learn how to use social media marketing to grow your business at www.socialquickstarter.com For more information contact:  Kristen Garvey at Chadwick Martin Bailey  Dave Gerhardt at Constant Contact