The presentation was one of the series of Subscribers Fans and Followers where Exact Target analyzes users preferences for different media.
Main conclusion: email is still the king!
Though use of the social networks is increasing, they are not considered appropriate by many users for commercial communications. Plus, email is checked daily, while social networks are not receiving so much attention.
Another interesting fact: even if online email platform use decreased among young demographics, email usage on mobile devices increased.
Email is also the preferred channel for sharing content. Though knowing lousy use of “share” feature on the email, I am guessing the sharing goes through “forward” with easy selection of the recipient from the preferred email client
Twitter nuance: people who use Twitter tend to create more content themselves compared to the people who does not use Twitter. They are more likely to be bloggers, active commenters and online rewevers.
Social media definitely is not killing email… it is using email messages and alerts to bring attentions to itself … and it makes perfect sense.