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Email Marketing and Social Media Go Hand-in-Hand

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Did you know you can incorporate social media into every email? It's true. In this presentation, we'll give you the lowdown on how to create the perfect email and social media campaign. Get the most out of every email by:
• Crafting the right subject line
• Adding links and relevant content
• Making every email social and shareable

Learn more at http://www.verticalresponse.com

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Email Marketing and Social Media Go Hand-in-Hand

  1. 1. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. …………………………………………………………………………………… Email and Social Media Go Hand-in-Hand Jill Bastian VerticalResponse, a Deluxe Company
  2. 2. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Agenda  Email Marketing Basics  Email Best Practices  Overview of Social Media  Email and Social Media together  Tools & Resources To Get You Started  Q&A
  3. 3. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Email Marketing Basics Purpose:  Inform/educate  Talk about your company  Stay in front of your audience  Establish yourself as an expert  Builds relationships  Drive traffic to your site
  4. 4. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Email Marketing Basics  A very good investment Stats courtesy of the Direct Marketing Association
  5. 5. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Email Best Practices  From label – Who are you?  Subject line – Why open?  Pre-header – Supports the email open  Links – Get them to your site  Images – Eye candy, break up text  Content – Key to engagement  Social Media – Share and Follow buttons
  6. 6. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. From label – Who are you?  Tells your audience who’s sending the email  Be consistent with the name  Company name works best
  7. 7. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Subject line – Why open?  Tell people know what to expect  Don’t repeat your from label  Stick to 40-50 characters  Don’t use all caps  Avoid overusing punctuation!!!
  8. 8. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Pre-header text  Supplements subject line  Use a different message than subject line  Provides compelling info to encourage opening the email
  9. 9. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Pre-header text
  10. 10. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Links  Give your recipients lots of opportunities to get to your website  Read long articles easily  Make social by including a link to post on Twitter or Facebook  Use Call-to-Action buttons (Buttons.Verticalresponse.com)
  11. 11. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Include Logos and Images  Engage your audience  Think about what your audience sees  Break up blocks of text  Brand with your logo – Email will look more professional  Link your images  Use Alt Text  Balance of text/images – think 80/20
  12. 12. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Content – Meat and potatoes  What’s Your story?  Put your audience first – what do they need or want from your email?  Your readers must invite you into their circle of trust  The best marketers and sales people are story tellers.
  13. 13. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Content is More than Words  Images  Video  Infographics - http://visual.ly, Pinterest  Charts  Live & recorded demos  User generated - quotes, testimonials  Articles
  14. 14. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. A Little About Social Media
  15. 15. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Social Media Drives Sales Stats courtesy of Vision Critical
  16. 16. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Get Started One Step at a Time  You don’t need to be everywhere  Choose the networks where your customers are  Pick 2-3 social platforms and start building from there
  17. 17. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Use What You’ve Got!  Promote to current customers: send an email, add links in emails & blog, website etc.  Post often, with relevant & useful material that you already have:  Hosted link of your emails  Social messages  Videos & photos  Coupons & sales
  18. 18. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. On Facebook:  Use email to engage people to like your page  Share pictures and videos  Coupons or specials  Ask questions  Post regularly  Share content you enjoy  Promote your best stuff  www.facebook.com/business
  19. 19. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. On Twitter:  Tweet blog posts, company news, contests, sales, etc…  Share media that you consume  Industry trends and studies  Relevant blog posts and articles  Follow people and brands you like for good content, and retweet them  Tweet regularly  https://business.twitter.com/
  20. 20. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Pinterest  Share emails through hosted link  Post regularly  Pictures, pictures, pictures  Create business and fun boards – mix it up!  Canva can help you create engaging images & text  http://business.pinterest.com/
  21. 21. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Most Importantly…  Promote your social accounts across your marketing channels • Email, website, blog, traditional, cross-platform • Your customers can’t find you if they don’t know you’re there But…  Don’t just lead with the “ask,” give them a reason why • Exclusive content: promotions, up-to-date news, giveaways, access to special deals
  22. 22. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Let’s Put it All Together!
  23. 23. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Use Social Media in Every Email  Increase social media presence  Give recipients an incentive to click through to your social media pages  Grow list
  24. 24. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Make Every Email Sharable  Forward to a friend  Share on Facebook and Twitter or any social media platform you are using
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  30. 30. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Summary  Keep your readers in mind – make sure your emails are easy to read and work with or without images.  Use what you’ve got to engage your readers or followers.  You don’t have to be everywhere, but be where your customers are.  Make sure you’re thinking about social media when you’re managing your email and vice versa.
  31. 31. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Free! • Up to 1,000 email contacts • No credit card and no time limit • Send up to 4,000 emails per month • Connect Facebook and Twitter • Professional, easy-to-use email templates that adjust to fit the viewing screen verticalresponse.com
  32. 32. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Deluxe and VerticalResponse Tools & Resources  Buttons: buttons.verticalresponse.com  Resources: https://www.verticalresponse.com/marketing-resources  8 Email Marketing Basics to Remember  Simplify Social Media for your Biz  Email Marketing Reporting Basics  Email + Social Media = Success  VR Blog: Verticalresponse.com/blog
  33. 33. © 2015 Deluxe Enterprise Operations, Inc. All rights reserved. Questions? Learn More:  Contact – Shelly Williams  800.211.3377  shelly.a.williams@deluxe.com Or Connect with Us:  @deluxecorp  facebook.com/deluxecorp  youtube.com/deluxecorporation  linkedin.com/company/deluxe-corporation

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