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Email Marketing: Care and Feeding standard

In every aspect of business there is always room for improvement. Your email marketing tactics are no different and require some care and feeding along the way.Yes, you’ve probably been achieving your email goals but there are still opportunities to find a new approach to your content creation, drive new subscribers to your database, or improve your website SEO. Maybe it’s time for a new look and feel, for a website or email template. There is no shortage of tactics in need of refinement. Let’s Focus on One Aspect Here How much of that matters if you are using an email list that hasn’t been properly managed? Routinely maintained? Regularly purged?You’re probably a savvy marketer and as such you probably make ...

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How is Email Marketing a Lot Like Dating? standard

A lot of small business owners shy away from email marketing and marketing automation out of a lack of understanding. Email marketing automation is a lot like dating, like a person seeking a mate. Now, hear me out and you’ll see the correlation in a minute.Attract A person seeks a mate, so they go through whatever rituals they believe will attract what they believe to be the right “type” they envision to be ideal. So, they go on this crusade of finding the right candidates. The more the person knows who is really an ideal suitor, the better the results, right?In email marketing automation there is a lot attraction work that occurs once the ideal audience is determined so ...

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Why Automate Your Email Marketing? Let Me Count the Ways standard

Automate your email marketing, and marketing automation in general, are two of those terms that are often a intertwined mistaken notion, depending on who is shouting it and who is the receiver. If a MA sales person speaks to a Fortune 1000 company, it means one thing. To a small, local store owner it may mean something completely different.So, let me share with you what Forrester Research says about the definition of Marketing Automation. “Marketing Automation is defined as processes that help generate new business opportunities, manage volumes of business inquiries, improve potential buyers’ propensity to purchase, and increase alignment between marketing activities and sales results.” That means that not only email is automated, but a CRM system is integrated into ...

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Email Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow standard

There was, and still is a fair amount of divergence as to how and where email became what it is. Some believe that it came about as a tool of ARPANET1, the interconnected mainframes between the Pentagon and universities. Some interpretations explain that the ARPANET was created to perform doomsday scenarios of nuclear attack sequences, but the government denies that ever occurred. Surely we can believe in everything our government tells us, can’t we?Others say email came about part of the originally planned for communications tools included in the early Internet. Email was intended and was introduced with rolling out Internet 1.0. It just sort of “always was.” Just like some believe the cosmos simply just always was.Still, others ...

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Can email marketing build engagement and grow organic referrals? standard

Email marketing is a process of which everyone is aware. How can one build engagement and grow organic referrals through email marketing? The answer might surprise you.When a client asked me the other day which email marketing platform was the best one to use, I turned the question around on her. “What are your goals,” I inquired. Her response (or lack thereof) made me think hard for my next response. I didn’t wish to put her on the spot, but as it appeared I had already done so I continued. She looked at me in complete amazement, unsure of what she should or shouldn’t say. In what seemed like an eternity she stated, “I guess I want to send ...

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Do You Use Direct Mail to Enhance Email Campaigns? standard

To suggest that a lot has happened in the world of marketing these past couple of years would be laughable, wouldn’t it? Email and direct mail marketing have long been used successfully yet mostly separately. But today’s smart marketers are joining these proven tactics together as a multi-channel strategy. If you’re not getting the statistical results you expect from your email campaigns, even after testing, why not consider enhancing your next email campaign with an application of direct mail. You read that right! A digital marketer suggesting the use of his father’s preferred method of marketing. And the reasons why are simple: consumers gather information in different ways, and sometimes your email never finds your target’s ...

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Do Newsletters Really Work? Here are the Top 5 Reasons they do. standard

Do Newsletters Really Work? Are they still relevant in a point in time when social networking and blogging are all the rage? How can you leverage newsletters for more business and better customer engagement?You probably write a blog every few days, at least twice a month I hope. You’d like to convert more of your readers to become customers. Your goal is to develop a stronger relationship with your prospects and customers. Guess what? Everyone with any ambition in your industry operates in the exact same way. How can you accomplish all of these things and more? Newsletters work well to do all of these things.The key to newsletter success: making yours unique and informative.There are a lot of ...

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Do you dread learning that someone has un-subscribed from your email list? standard

Do you dread learning that someone has un-subscribed from your email list? Everyone who uses an email marketing platform dreads the email notification of people who un-subscribe, usually following an email distribution. People opt-out for many reasons, usually:- They changed positions within a company. - They departed their current company for another one. - They changed suppliers, and you are no longer it! - Your content no longer engages their interest. - They forgot who you are. - Their inbox is packed.For many small business owners, the day to day routine makes it difficult to carve out time to create great content and share it on a regular basis. Three articles a year is not going to create a level of engagement, nor should ...

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