Email marketing and social media together are powerful tools for building a following for your business. But how can they help you as a local small business owner? Welcome to the tribe mentality. Your tribe is a fiercely loyal following of customers who are excited about your business. Using the connecting power of social media [...]
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It’s easy to find tips on how to improve your marketing, but it’s not as easy to find tips that you can easily apply today. Of course you want to do whatever it takes to see better results with your email marketing campaign, but you only have so many hours to work on it. Today, [...]
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It’s no secret that email doesn’t enjoy the sizzle of social media coverage these days. My own first foray into email was producing newsletters for The Industry Standard back in ’99 — the year after AWeber launched. And when you’ve been around that long (email, not me), there just aren’t a whole lot of newsy, [...]
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“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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Mmm… spam. Gmail’s got some tasty recipes to make with the email spam you receive. And it all started 35 years ago today. Today’s the 35th anniversary of the first spam email that ever got sent – to a list of about 300 people. Spam is still an email plague today. But consumers tend to [...]
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Imagine this: It’s your birthday. You check your email and see a message from your bank. “Happy Birthday from Capital One 360!” says the subject line. Lots of businesses send out birthday greeting to their customers, often with coupons or free offers. Hey, maybe the bank is giving my savings account some extra interest! Of [...]
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We’ve talked about a lot of marketing trends this spring, from whitespace to long scrolling ads to other trends that are catching on. Maybe you’re ready for a complete overhaul of your emails by now. But don’t jump in full-force just yet. It’s polite to give your readers a heads-up first that things are going [...]
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Corey Koehler didn’t plan on making music his career. He was the guy that picked up the guitar by the campfire for fun, but his friends saw talent and encouraged him to record. He now has a full schedule of shows and music sales on his website. Smart email marketing helped get him where he [...]
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If you don’t have a designer, it might be hard to get that sweet look you want for your emails, blog and website. We’re going to make it easier for you today, with some links to free images you can use in your design. Smashing Magazine is a site for professional web designers and developers. [...]
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Imagine you’re at your doctor’s office. Your doctor starts explaining the state of your health with colorful slang, maybe some expletives here and there, leaving you a little uncomfortable. Your doctor is supposed to use a professional tone, not a casual one. This situation can happen to your subscribers as well. People have an idea [...]
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