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Does Anyone Still Use Email Marketing??

Integrating Social Media into your Marketing Plan

Jessica Best, Community Directorjbest@emfluence.com@bestofjess or @emfluence

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What is Social Media?

Web- and mobile-enabled marketing & engagement channels that allow groups to generate content and engage in peer-to-peer conversations and exchange of content (examples are LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Pinterest, etc.).

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The Draw of Social Media

Low barrier to entryImmediateTrackableCost effectiveConnects with community

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The Draw of Social Media

62% of people on the internet use it to connect to social media. (Source: Webmarketing123)

Facebook alone has 1 billion users. (Source: Facebook Newsroom, Oct 2012)

92% of people share content with their friends via social networks. (Source: AOL/Nielsen)

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Customer ServiceBrandingResearchReputation ManagementHiringSales

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What Social Media Can Do

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Why Add Social Media to your Marketing?

50% of all internet users 18+ use social sites 10% use Twitter55% watch a video on a video-sharing site68% send/read email19% make donations to charity online68.4% surveyed say they have generated leads from social media sites. Over 55% have closed deals from social media leads.(Sources: DMA 2011 & webmarketing123)

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Why Add Social Media to your Marketing?

From 2006 to 2012, direct marketing budget spent on email marketing and social networking grew 335% to $4.7 billion combined. (Source: DMA 2011)

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Social Media Myth v. Fact

MYTH: Social Media is my new marketing strategy, a magic pathway to success, all by itself!FACT: Social Media + email + web + in-store strategies combine to create stellar patron communication.

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Social Media Myth v. Fact

MYTH: Social Media is just a good idea. It doesnt need to be measured. FACT: Social Media is one of your marketing and customer service initiatives! Measure it using the same metrics you already use.Resolved customer complaints, traffic to the store, etc.

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Dont just add Social Media Integrate it!

69% of marketers include social sharing icons in their emails. 35% offer incentives for email subscribers to join social programs. (Source: DMA 2011)

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Dont just add Social Media Integrate it!

Integrate for customer servicePhoneWebEmailSocialIRL

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Dont just add Social Media Integrate it!

Integrate for branding

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Dont just add Social Media Integrate it!

Integrate for conversions

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Integrated Social Media Marketing

More than just buttons use calls to action

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Invite and entice youre asking permission!

Integrated Social Media Marketing

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Integrated Social Media Marketing

Offer a unique value thats especially relevant for the medium.

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Integrated Social Media Marketing

Build one comprehensive marketing calendar. Use shared visual cues to trigger reader recall and increase response.

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Integrated Social Media Done Well

Mailer with a QR code to a personalized landing page for donations.Social share links to increase advocacy and donations.

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Integrated Social Media Done Well

Compelling marketing/advertising content is your most sharable asset! Great content makes fast advocates.

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Integrated Social Media for YOU

What can you do tomorrow to enhance your campaigns with social media or to use your campaigns to grow your social presence?

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Getting Started with Social

Step 1: ResearchTrack competitors and industry trends online and document trends you notice:What times of day/days of week do brands post?How often do they post?Do they post text only, include links, use images or videos (and what % of the time for each)?How often do they post outbound vs. engage in conversations or share other peoples tweets/posts?

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Getting Started with Social

Step 2: Social Media Marketing PlanningCreating the social media marketing component to your master Marketing Plan. What can you do tomorrow to enhance your campaigns with social media or to use your campaigns to grow your social presence?Create a Social Media Content Calendar for the next 3 weeks. Start by plotting events, seasonal information, etc.

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Questions to Marinate On

What tactics for audience growth will work best for your prospects and clients?What tried-and-true tactics can you borrow from success stories?How will you measure success in social media branding, PR and marketing?Who will own social media and who will contribute?

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Questions?

Jessica BestCommunity Director, emfluencejbest@emfluence.com@bestofjess or @emfluence