Email Marketing,Social Marketing? An exploration of the connection between the world we know, and the world we don’t. Presented At:
Why listen? ask@TYLERWILLIS
I worked directly with hundreds of agencies and brands, helping them develop effective and award-winning social campaigns.
I’ve designed and ran dozens of Email + Social marketing programs.
I advise several technology companies focused on the intersection of Email and Social.
A presentation within a presentation…
FREAKY FRIDAY!!!! What happens when that pesky teenager, Social Marketing, and her mom, Email Marketing, magically switch bodies and have to live each others lives?
Thesis Email and Social marketing share many similarities. This means email marketers are uniquely setup to use their current skillsets to excel in social marketing.
Human nature survives and has survived through the ages by being able to hold on tenaciously to two concepts: What is there about my life or world that has remained constant? What is there about my life or world that has changed or is changing? - Richard Bolles(What Color is Your Parachute?)
Marketing leaders create success when others are scared to act by relying on what in their world has remained constant.
What about social marketing is consistent with email marketing?
The framework’s the same.
Design’s still important.
Content’s still king.
You can’t be a vulture.
Bad behavior pisses people off.
Good email marketers already act social.
But, where has the social world changed from email?
Social proof influences your outcomes.
Mistakes are now public.
Targets talk back.
You have to pay attention to a lot more locations.
You have less space, and more options.
Your message doesn’t always get delivered.
The KPIs are different.
What did our Freaky Fridayers learn?
In both email and social marketing, Consumers subscribe with the intent of receiving updates from the company. In both email and social marketing, marketers create content updates to engage consumers over the lifetime of their relationship with that brand.
In both email and social marketing, marketers use engaging content to motivate the user to take some sort of action that benefits the marketer. In both email and social marketing, marketers develop a unique personality to stand out from competitors, and gain consumer attention
In both email and social marketing, consumers that subscribe to receive updates are entering into a relationship with the brand that needs to be nurtured. In both email and social marketing, The largest improvements in conversion events come from creating better content
In both email and social marketing, Attention is required, but not sufficient, for monetization. In both email and social marketing, marketers create content with the express purpose of having “pass-along value”
I expected inhabiting this new young body would be scary and unfamiliar, but I was surprised to find how similar it truly was. I’m not sure why social and I used to fight so much, we’re actually a lot alike!
Exercise:Are these best practices for email or social marketing? Acquire new subscribers through opt-in Publish content with a marketing calendar Understand your audience Vary the types of content you’re sending to users Focus your marketing experiences on informing, incentivizing or educating your audience One goal per message, nail the call to action Maintain consistent brand message in communications Watch your KPIs and adjust Content needs to be short and shareable Ask subscribers to share with their friends Walk users up the ladder of engagement Use design to keep brand experiences consistent Market where your audience is
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