Did you miss Interactivity Digital 2013? You can still see what Ross had to say in his presentation on the New Digital Era here.
As many of you know, yesterday Twitter released the Lead Generation Card, a new type of card which allows marketers to collect leads directly within a tweet.
This could be a game changer because users do not need to fill out any lengthy forms. Their information (Name, email, and username) is already pulled into the card. They literally just have to hit “Submit” on the Card’s call-to-action. Currently, this is only available as a feature in Promoted Tweets — a paid feature of Twitter Ads.
As email marketers, we’re always looking for new ways to boost our acquisition. The launch of this new Twitter feature is exceptionally timely as Listrak recently published a whitepaper focused solely on the importance of acquisition.
This is a great tool to get more bang for your buck from your social media spend. With Twitter Ads, you pay for the Cost Per Engagement on retweets, replies to, clicks, or favorites your Promoted Tweet — and clicks count both on the URL in the tweet and anywhere in the tweet itself, so this is something you definitely want to test.
It’s important to treat this acquisition source as you would any others (website signup, modal/lightbox signup, etc.) and send new subscribers a welcome email/series.
There are many reasons that a welcome series is highly recommended. To begin, it validates the email address, which protects your sender reputation. It also reminds subscribers about their opt-in and confirms what they may expect as a result of signing up. In addition, welcome emails may be used to request more profile information while reinforcing your brand. And finally, a welcome series immediately engages new subscribers and keeps them engaged beginning at the moment they have shown interest in your brand.
Will you be testing the new Twitter Lead Generation cards? Would love to know your thoughts!
Listrak,along with Lyons Consulting Group, will be presenting the webinar, “Early planning is key to holiday online success,” to help online retailers get a winning head start this holiday season. Register now.
When it comes to email subscriber lists, bigger is not necessarily better. While it may seem logical to think that the more addresses you have to email to, the better your results will be, that’s simply not the way it works.
One of the keys to successful email marketing is having a list of engaged subscribers who are actually interested in your brand, want to receive and open your emails and, ultimately, purchase your products. Listrak has just released a whitepaper, “eCommerce Customer Acquisition: Tips for Acquiring Subscribers Who Will Become Loyal Customers,” that not only outlines recommended tactics for acquiring ideal subscribers, but also best practices for implementing them.
You can download it here. Read it and let me know what you think!
This Thursday Listrak, along with Demac Media, Canada Post and Peer 1 Hosting, will present “Preparation is Everything - Best Practices, Tips and Tricks” in Toronto. During this Magento eCommerce Forum, Demac Media CEO Matthew Bertulli will highlight case studies from some of Canada’s top eCommerce merchants.
There’s still time to register.
Congratulations to client Marvin Toller of Galls.com on being selected to speak at IRCE 2013 with Dianne Binford of Insight Outcomes. What an honor! Looking forward to attending the session.
Listrak’s latest case study reveals how soccerloco.com grew its list and recovered abandoned cart sales.
At its annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google makes announcements that will expand Google Wallet far beyond its tap-and-go NFC roots. Read this article by Marguerite Reardon on CNET News.