We all know that our tendency to open email from those we don’t know has lessened over the years. Here’s a study from Jupiter Research showing an alarming fact: “22% of e-mail users said they use social networking sites instead of e-mail, with scores more indicating they have used instant messaging (IM), text messaging,and cell phones instead of e-mail.”
So,while this is consumer research, those of us handling business to business marketing- B2B – (selling services to other businesses) need to take heed of these trends. Why? Because I find that the consumer trends filter down to us B2B folk in a few years -time to prepare for this.
If you’re not using other strategies for outreach and marketing communications, you’re in for a rude awakening. I’d love to hear what’s working for you. And if you need ideas or help you can certainly contact our agency.
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