Integrating Social Media With Email Into Direct Marketing Campaigns

Recent studies conducted by marketing firms point out that businesses who use email marketing in combination with more traditional marketing methods (direct mail, print media, magazine advertising, etc.) have an increased probability of increased revenues. Such is the case with a recent study conducted by Vistaprint (http://tinyurl.com/yk5zc76). Email marketing is simple, cheap and very effective. Results can be improved upon if social media is integrated into email marketing.

For example, a small business operating in a storefront location may have a loyal customer base who would like to be notified when the store has a sale. The existing customers should be the first to hear about any sales or specials because they will be the ones most likely to buy. The store can simply have customers sign up for their email mailing list at their cash register or point of sale. The store can email the customers to the mailing list for little or no cost.

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