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While 2009 was the year email marketers started to experiment with social media, 2010 will be the year that social media becomes a primary driver of email marketing performance. The future is in ...

While 2009 was the year email marketers started to experiment with social media, 2010 will be the year that social media becomes a primary driver of email marketing performance. The future is in viewing social media as a partner—not a threat—to email marketing. Join eMarketer analyst Debra Aho Williamson and learn how to maximize the connections between these two vital channels.

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  • 1. Presented by: Debra Aho Williamson Senior Analyst M A R C H 2 5 , 2 0 1 0 Maximizing the E-Mail / Social Media Connection
  • 2. Webinar Attendees Why All the Fuss About E-Mail and Social Media? What’s it all about?
  • 3. Two clues
  • 4. Agenda
    • Consumer usage patterns: Is e-mail really dead?
    • Marketer usage and spending: Social + e-mail
    • Four ways to maximize the connection:
    • 1. Multiply the sharing opportunities.
    • 2. Provide a broader platform for advocates.
    • 3. Shift the control to your consumers.
    • 4. Use e-mail metrics to enhance social ROI.
  • 5. Digital communication has become more open and social 1998 2006 2010
  • 6. E-mail is NOT dead But social network usage is growing quickly
  • 7. Millennials are just as likely as most older generations to use e-mail regularly
  • 8. There are chinks in e-mail’s armor, however
  • 9.  
  • 10. Text messaging is more likely to challenge e-mail than social media will
  • 11. Key Takeaways: Consumer Usage
    • The death of e-mail has been exaggerated.
    • Communications are more open and increasingly involve social media.
    • Consumers want to share opinions about brands.
    • Social may not be as big a threat to e-mail as text messaging.
  • 12. Agenda
    • Consumer usage patterns: Is e-mail really dead?
    • Marketer usage and spending: Social + e-mail
    • Four ways to maximize the connection:
    • 1. Multiply the sharing opportunities.
    • 2. Provide a broader platform for advocates.
    • 3. Shift the control to your consumers.
    • 4. Use e-mail metrics to enhance social ROI.
  • 13. The impact of social media weighs heavily on the minds of e-mail marketers…
  • 14. … so they are investing in both
  • 15. Spending on social media marketing to rival e-mail spending in 2012 (Forrester)
  • 16. 2010: The year social media makes e-mail even stronger
    • 37% of marketers already use e-mail to promote social networks and another 31% are planning to (Econsultancy and Adestra).
    • 55% of retailers who use Twitter link to their Twitter account in their e-mail campaigns (Email Data Source and Goodmail).
    • Integrating the two channels is the fourth-most-important e-mail marketing initiative for 2010, business executives say (StrongMail).
  • 17. Agenda
    • Consumer usage patterns: Is e-mail really dead?
    • Marketer usage and spending: Social + e-mail
    • Four ways to maximize the connection:
    • 1. Multiply the sharing opportunities.
    • 2. Provide a broader platform for advocates.
    • 3. Shift the control to your consumers.
    • 4. Use e-mail metrics to enhance social ROI.
  • 18.  
  • 19. Sharing is shifting
    • 5 billion pieces of content shared every day
    • Users send more traffic to news sites than Google News does (Hitwise, March 2010)
    • 86% of sharing activity still takes place via e-mail , with 10% on Facebook and Twitter
    • Twitter offers enormous reach potential, but e-mail leads in conversions (Q3 2009)
    • Among social media sites, Facebook leads in sharing
    • 44% used Gigya widget to share on Facebook; 29% shared via Twitter (February 2010)
  • 20. Creating links between social media and e-mail marketing provides more ways for people to share
  • 21. How to multiply the sharing opportunities
    • Add “ share with your network” links to e-mail messages.
    • Use analytics to understand:
      • 1. Who is sharing?
      • 2. How are they sharing?
      • 3. What happens next, after message is passed along?
    • Customize/segment your e-mail AND social media messages to encourage your best advocates to share even more and extend your reach.
  • 22. Agenda
    • Consumer usage patterns: Is e-mail really dead?
    • Marketer usage and spending: Social + e-mail
    • Four ways to maximize the connection:
    • 1. Multiply the sharing opportunities.
    • 2. Provide a broader platform for advocates.
    • 3. Shift the control to your consumers.
    • 4. Use e-mail metrics to enhance social ROI.
  • 23. Personal connections and social network connections are trusted sources of information
  • 24. The No. 2 reason people become fans on Facebook? They are already your customers
  • 25. Court your best e-mail customers and encourage them to become fans or followers in social media. Then provide them with the tools to share their knowledge and their passion. Use analytics to segment lists and send targeted communications that inspire commenting and sharing. How to give a broader platform for advocates
  • 26.
    • E-Mail Subscribers
    • Know more about product
    • More savvy and more experienced decorators
    • Receive newsletters with expert advice and tips
    Source: MarketingSherpa
    • Facebook Fans
    • Relatively inexperienced, but want to show off their work
    • Looking for “how-to’s”
    • Communications strategy includes sneak peeks and new-product promotions
    Wilton designs communications to match its audience
  • 27. Agenda
    • Consumer usage patterns: Is e-mail really dead?
    • Marketer usage and spending: Social + e-mail
    • Four ways to maximize the connection:
    • 1. Multiply the sharing opportunities.
    • 2. Provide a broader platform for advocates.
    • 3. Shift the control to your consumers.
    • 4. Use e-mail metrics to enhance social ROI.
  • 28. Internet users have little time for irrelevant newsletters or promotions
  • 29. Consumers use multiple ways to interact with a company or brand
  • 30. Once upon a time, Conan might have used e-mail to market this … Instead, he used only Twitter. The results:
    • Most shows sold out within hours.
    • Twitter followers felt special.
  • 31. Shift the control to the consumer Use the combination of e-mail and social media to provide multiple ways for consumers to interact with your company. Brand interactions in social media may be less likely to be perceived as spam. “ The great thing about social media is it’s completely permission based. Consumers can just unfollow or unfan you and they’ll never see you again.” — Kristin Hersant, StrongMail
  • 32. Agenda
    • Consumer usage patterns: Is e-mail really dead?
    • Marketer usage and spending: Social + e-mail
    • Four ways to maximize the connection:
    • 1. Multiply the sharing opportunities.
    • 2. Provide a broader platform for advocates.
    • 3. Shift the control to your consumers.
    • 4. Use e-mail metrics to enhance social ROI.
  • 33. Marketers are far more confident of their ability to measure ROI from e-mail than from social media
  • 34. Success metrics for e-mail marketing are well established
  • 35. But the No. 1 metric used to track social media success is site traffic
  • 36. Few marketers are looking for hard metrics from integrating social & e-mail
  • 37. Experienced social media marketers are more likely to measure leads and sales
  • 38. Key Takeaways: Consumer and Marketer Usage
    • E-mail remains a powerful way to reach consumers, even as they spend more time with social media.
    • Younger Internet users still use e-mail, but their communications are spread across several channels, making it more challenging to reach them.
    • Marketers are increasing investments in both e-mail and social media.
  • 39. Key Takeaways: Maximizing the Connection
    • If you haven’t started integrating e-mail and social, now is the time.
    • “ Share with a friend” is only the first step. Marketers must also analyze sharing behavior, find their best advocates and understand how their e-mail and social media lists compare.
    • Give consumers multiple avenues to interact. Some may want discounts via e-mail, others via Twitter.
    • Bring e-mail marketing rigor to social media metrics.
  • 40. Learn more: eMarketer Reports “ Maximizing the E-Mail/Social Media Connection” http://www.emarketer.com/Reports/All/Emarketer_2000643.aspx “ Social Network Ad Spending: 2010 Outlook” http://www.emarketer.com/Reports/All/Emarketer_2000621.aspx “ Getting and Keeping Customers: Search and E-Mail Tactics” http://www.emarketer.com/Reports/All/Emarketer_2000573.aspx COMING SOON: “Social Network Users and Usage”
  • 41. Thank you! Debra Aho Williamson Senior Analyst [email_address] twitter.com/debrawilliamson www.emarketer.com/blog/index.php/author/dwilliamson
  • 42. eMarketer Total Access Call 800-405-0844 Visit www.emarketer.com Email sales@emarketer.com Founded in 1996, eMarketer has become the first place to look for unbiased research and trend analysis on digital marketing and media. Approach & Expertise
    • We transform data from more than 4,000 global sources into the digital marketing intelligence clients need to succeed.
    • By doing so, eMarketer provides an unbiased perspective of digital trends giving our clients a level of confidence far greater than a single source ever could.
    • Our analysts and researchers put the data into context covering all aspects of the market, with overviews and insights that cannot be found anywhere else.