Marketers have dramatically expanded their use of social media marketing from an average of one platform per company in 2006 to eight in 2009. Businesses are increasingly becoming comfortable with the idea of having multiple engagement points with different categories of customers in appropriate social media venues.
The growth of engagement marketing has actually increased the value of e-mail, particularly with consumer-facing companies. E-mail has become the force that binds together distributed and often disaggregated social activities and the integration point for customer information. Social media platforms also present an opportunity to drive e-mail subscriptions through multi-platform promotion.
This presentation briefly describes the significant changes that multi-platform social media is driving in the marketing landscape and outlines some emerging best practices for combining new platforms with existing e-mail promotion.