While it may come to a shock to some, e-mail is still king and is used by 35% of ShareThis users when they want to pass along an interesting online article or post. In fact, e-mail is used the same as the top 6 major Social Media sites combined (Facebook, MySpace, digg, del.icio.us, StumbleUpon & Reddit).
Lesson to Brand Managers: Social Media is a rising force in the digital world. But don’t forget that traditional digital like e-mail is still a very, very big player that isn’t going away soon.
By the way, ShareThis is one of many up and coming Cincinnati based New Media companies. While Chicago is trying to justify itself as the New Media capital of the world, Cincy needs credit where credit is due for being a major center of the marketing industry.