Katie Deatsch , Senior Editor
Feature Provides Marketers Tool to Power Tweets From Email Content
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 13, 2009) – On-demand email and one-to-one marketing solutions provider ExactTarget launched its enterprise-level integration with Twitter today, giving marketers a solution to automatically generate Tweets based on email content.
The integration enables marketers to select content in an ExactTarget-powered email and trigger a Tweet and a direct message to followers automatically when the email is sent.
"The Twitter integration allows marketers to leverage the power of social media to boost the interactivity of an email marketing campaign by creating a dialogue with customers," said Scott Dorsey, chief executive officer and co-founder of ExactTarget. "ExactTarget’s sophisticated one-to-one marketing platform provides the industry’s most flexible solution to power true personalized communications – from email to social media."
The ExactTarget Twitter integration allows marketers to select email content to Tweet from ExactTarget’s user interface. Using ExactTarget’s automation tools , the content is automatically transferred to Twitter when the email is sent, creating a Tweet from the marketer’s Twitter account. Marketers can also opt to automatically direct message followers with the update from ExactTarget’s user interface.
ExactTarget’s Twitter integration will be available to users through its online Innovations Lab starting Nov. 6.
The firm announced the Twitter integration on the main stage of ExactTarget’s annual user conference Connections ’09, the world’s largest gathering of one-to-one marketers. More than 1,300 are attending the three-day conference in Indianapolis that features addresses by three-time New York Times bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell , academy-award winning actress Marlee Matlin and nearly 30 interactive breakout sessions ranging from emarketing best practices to building multichannel marketing campaigns.
The launch of ExactTarget’s Twitter integration follows the release of ExactTarget’s Social Media Kit. The kit provides insight on social media trends and includes research conducted by Ball State University , the Email Marketer’s Club and ExactTarget . The kit is available free of charge on line at www.exacttarget.com/socialmediakit .
ExactTarget is a leading global provider of on-demand email and one-to-one marketing solutions. The company’s software as a service technology provides organizations a single platform to connect with customers via triggered and transactional email, integrated text messaging, voice messaging, landing pages and social media. Supported by collaborative global services teams, ExactTarget’s technology integrates with more sales and marketing information systems than any other in the industry, including Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Omniture and Webtrends among many others. ExactTarget’s software powers permission-based multi-channel communications for thousands of organizations around the world including Expedia.com, Aurora Fashions, Papa John’s, CareerBuilder.com, Gannett Co., Inc., The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Home Depot, Liberty Mutual Group and Wellpoint, Inc. For more information, visit www.exacttarget.com or call 1-866-EMAILET.
Mitch Frazier (ExactTarget) – 317.275.5034 or mfrazier@ExactTarget.com
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