Author Archives: Amanda Gagnon
About Amanda GagnonEducation Marketing Associate
“To lightbox or not to lightbox, that is the question.” – Shakespeare’s most over-adapted (because it’s perfect) quote You’re browsing a site and suddenly, a form pops up in your face, blocking the page with an offer you didn’t ask for. Obnoxious, right? But plenty of sites use lightboxes to request email subscriptions. The common [...]
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Fashion designers get them. Auto shops get them. Economists get them. Why shouldn’t you get a marketing trend report? We decided you should, so here it is. Research (as linked to below) shows that new marketing trends this spring are: Long-Form Content For a long time, the experts, such as they are, have been saying [...]
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Our support offices will be closed for the Easter holiday on Good Friday, March 29 and Easter Sunday, March 31. We’ll be here to answer your questions on Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’ll resume business as usual on Monday, April 1. If you have any questions on Friday or Sunday, [...]
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You’re going to like this one: 1. Drag and drop. 2. Pick the buttons you want. 3. If you like, customize the link. Available In The Message Editor …As you’ve probably surmised. New, as of today. Pop them right into your emails – the top, the bottom, the exact middle point, wherever you like. Here’s [...]
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All the best email newsletters do it, for those cases when someone’s inbox just doesn’t display your message correctly. You’ve been able to do it in AWeber – it’s just taken a minute to do. Now, it’ll take you just about 2 seconds. How To Add The Link 1. Click the “Personalization” button in the [...]
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“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” – Benjamin Franklin Since 2010, businesses have been increasingly adding game-like elements to their marketing campaigns. Viewers can participate, sometimes for the fun of it and sometimes to earn prizes. A fuller explanation of how it works is here [...]
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Last fall, I talked to customer Tim Brennan, chess tactics master, about his marketing plan for the holidays. He’d written an ebook – his first – and had a fresh list-building tactic to try out. He just followed up with me to report, 3 months later, “This has been a HUGE success.” Here’s Tim explaining [...]
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If you’re a blogger, it’s likely people are reading your posts through Google Reader. (Click if you don’t know Reader.) Google announced Wednesday that Reader’s closing. Which means your RSS followers won’t see your posts anymore. Email to the rescue! What’s Email Got To Do With It? Well, your soon-to-be-ex-Reader followers have 3 options: 1. [...]
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If you haven’t bumped into SnapChat already, it’s the newest (and fast-growing) kid on the online marketing block. SnapChat’s an app for smartphones. You send a picture or short video clip to your contacts, and it self-destructs after a few seconds (you pick the time frame, of course.) (Similar to Facebook Poke, if you’re familiar.) [...]
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Many thanks to everyone who participated in the <3 Your Customers Giveaway! (If you missed it, there’s always the next one – for advance notice, sign up for blog notifications if you haven’t already.) You appreciate your customers (almost) as much as we appreciate you. Keep showing them “heart” – that, friends, is what’s going [...]
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