As is the case with the social media, it is an ever evolving landscape. The latest app that is all the buzz is Clubhouse. It is a new social media platform that is audio-based in which you have the opportunity to lead or participate in conversations on subject matters that are of interest to you. Some liken it to networking at a conference or a cocktail party. In the Clubhouse app, you enter into rooms with a conversation in full swing. You can also be notified in advance of upcoming events. When in the room, you have the opportunity to chime in on conversations if the moderator of the room allows, or you can stand by and listen. It is an opportunity to meet people and make connections from around the world.
As this app is voice-based, there are no in app messaging options where you can send someone a quick note with a direct message. The app allows everyone to create a bio which has links to your Twitter and Instagram accounts. Thus, if you wish to connect with someone directly outside of Clubhouse, this is where you can reach out to them.
If you want a good general overview of how Clubhouse works, we invite you check out Tasia Custode’s You Tube video. She gives a good overview of the ins and outs of the app.
If are already on Clubhouse and trying to find your way, we invite you to check out Michael Stelzner’s piece Clubhouse App For Business which sets out best practices.
All conversations on Clubhouse are live with no recordings. As such, it has created a Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) on great content and/or connections so people are staying on this app longer. Although it’s new and exciting, we encourage you to think about what you want to get from Clubhouse, and how it can help you achieve your goals in business. Like all social media apps, there is great opportunity, but the key is how you use them to get the biggest benefit.
Clubhouse The Latest Big Social Networking App by @consultcreateve
1. Email is the most powerful form of modern communication.
Email is an effective way to directly communicate and connect with your customers and consistently wins out over other marketing channels. With the prevalence of social media and other forms of messaging, email may seem archaic to some, but email is the most powerful form of modern communication. No marketing category has the longevity of email marketing.
Email is a communication channel that 99% of consumers check every day. You can go days without checking social media or video chat with friends, but email is checked several times a day.
2. Email marketing has a large reach.
We love social media, but you need to know that although Facebook boasts over 2.89 billion active users, Twitter over 199 million and Instagram approximately 1 billion active users, it is tempting to believe these platforms are the most effective way to reach the masses. Although these are impressive numbers, there are over 4 billion email accounts worldwide as of March 2021 and 4.6 billion email accounts projected by 2025.
Email is the currency of the web. Just think about when you sign up for all those social media platforms, what do you need? You got it, an email address to create your account. Which then allows you to be notified by email when there is activity on your social media account.
3. Email Gets Delivered.
We can’t overstate this in the context of other avenues of communication in which your message doesn’t always make it to the intended recipient. 90% of email gets delivered whereas only 5%-10% of your Facebook fans will see your post in their news feed. This is, of course, Facebook’s attempt to drive you to paid advertising.
If you post an update on Facebook to your 1,000 followers only about 5%-10% or 50-100 of them will have a chance of seeing your post in their news feed. Whereas if you send an email campaign to 1,000 of your subscribers, at least 900 will receive your email in their inbox. With constantly changing algorithms it is difficult for marketers let alone small business owners to keep up with.
4. Your Email List Is An Asset That Drives Growth And Sales.
Your email list is an asset that you own. It is yours alone, not a third party, no one can take that away. On the other hand with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and other social media platforms, you are at the mercy of their ever changing algorithms. It should also be noted that your social media account can be suspended or deleted at any time for any reason without notice along with your posts and your fans. We love social media to engage, inform and educate, but your email list is the best way to drive growth and sales.
5. Email Converts Better – 138% More.
When people sign up to receive emails from you, they WANT to hear from you. They are interested in whatever product or service you provide. People who buy products marketed through email spend 138% more than those that did not receive an email offer.
6. Good Return On Investment – $1 Spend = $38 ROI.
Did you know that for every $1 spent on email marketing it generates $38 in return on your investment? Add to that, email marketing is easy on the budget and a cost effective way to reach your target audience.
7. Email Beats Social By 40X For Customer Acquisition.
A report by McKinsey & Co. shows that email is 40 times more effective at acquiring new customers than Facebook or Twitter.
Now for the fine print. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that you do need people’s permission to email them. There are strict laws and regulations around SPAM and in Canada it is CASL, the Canadian Anti Spam Legislation. Every business owner should be familiar with the 3 components of CASL – Consent, Identification and Option To Unsubscribe or they can be fined. We’ve included a link for those that wish to delve into a bit further.
Are you ready to ramp up your email marketing? Not sure what to write about? They key is something of value to your subscribers such as a new product or service announcement, expanded hours, online appointment scheduling, an upcoming sale or offering a coupon to your email subscribers. Not sure where to start? We can help you get started delivering The Write Content for your business. We invite you book a free consultation with Barbara Borchardt, our Founder and Creative Strategist.
7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Email Marketing by @ConsultCreatEve