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Bogus Email; is the Third Time the Charm? standard

If you are anything like me, you’re sick and tired of bogus email that attempts to corrupt your computer, steal your information, compromise stuff like identity, bank information and all sorts of other nefarious deeds. As a business person you are in charged with positively impacting your clientele (or target audience), provide information through a variety of means, and recognize the importance of email, which has long been at the top of the tools list for doing so. Every developed business depends on email for communicating directly with it’s customers, clients, prospects, or patients. It’s the one way to know the message is getting through to them. That is, it used to be. As email continued to grow as fast as ...

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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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Top 3 Reasons to Be Hyper-Vigilant with Your Inbox standard

In today's internet reality, you simply must be hyper-vigilant with your inbox. What do I mean by this?  I decided to write this article as a result of one of my clients contacting me with disturbing questions. I answered my client with what I think are the top three reasons to become hyper-vigilant when it comes to email and your inbox. Email has been around for so long, that just about everyone knows to watch out for suspicious emails. Thankfully the spam filters catch the majority of problem emails. Those emails from ambassadors from African countries are getting better, but How many foreign dignitaries are there that have millions to share if we’ll only agree to help them move it out ...

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How Can Direct Mail Bolster Email? standard

A lot has happened in the world of marketing since the dawn of the digital revolution. Email and direct mail marketing have mostly been used independently, but savvy marketers are today joining them together as a multi-channel strategy. If you’re not getting the results you expect from an email-driven campaign, even after A/B testing, consider augmenting (advantaging!) it with direct mail. So, how can direct mail bolster email? Consumers gather information in different ways, and sometimes your email never finds your target’s inbox. Many email marketing platforms make promises of high deliverability, but how can you be certain your message is actually getting there, let alone read? Zen Marketing heavily relies on the expertise of Constant Contact® to insure deliverability ...

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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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