New StrongMail Survey Shows Social Media Is Emerging as a Direct Marketing Channel
"This new survey data confirms direct marketers' intent to integrate email with social media, and our three-pronged framework will help ensure that they are able to capitalize on its full potential," said Ryan Deutsch, vice president of strategic services and market development. "Leveraging social media is a valuable tool for meeting direct marketing objectives, but, like any good direct marketing campaign, they need to be tied to metrics such as purchases, new customer acquisition or customer retention. The metrics should be in line with the business's overall direct marketing objectives."
-- Direct Marketing Owns Social Media in Majority of Companies
-- Top Challenges for Launching an Integrated Social Media Program
-- 66% Plan to Integrate Social Media and Email Marketing in 2H 2009
-- Email Marketing and Social Media are Two Top Areas of Investment in 2H
Related Webinar: Social Media Strategies for Email Marketing
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The StrongMail "2009 Marketing Trends" survey was conducted online by Zoomerang on behalf of StrongMail Systems. The poll, which gathered feedback from over 500 marketing executives in a wide range of industries, was conducted from May 21 to June 1, 2009.
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