In America, Thanksgiving makes us think of fall, family, football and, of course, a big holiday meal with turkey and all the trimmings. But this Thanksgiving, no matter where you are, heed our warning – stay away from “stuffing!” We’re talking about email “stuffing,” of course – when you try to cram way too much [...]
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Small Business Saturday happens on November 30. For the third year in a row, American Express is encouraging consumers to “Shop Small” and support local establishments in their communities during the holiday season instead of shopping at big chain retailers. Consumers spent $5.5 billion at small businesses on this day last year. 67% of consumers [...]
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There are a lot of people online who want to donate to your organization, especially during the holidays. So no matter how busy you get this time of year, it’s important to keep your nonprofit visible. Here’s what I had to learn the hard way. Big Mistake. Huge. Before joining the AWeber team in September, [...]
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Our summer intern, Nick Randazzo, picked up some solid tips on list building at conferences while he was here. He’s back at school, but still sharing what he’s learned: A great way to meet potential subscribers is at industry-based events like workshops, trade shows or conferences. These events are the perfect opportunity to show people [...]
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Mangled, mutilated templates. Spelling mistakes straight out of your worst nightmares. Untimely messaging. The horror! We see a lot of emails come through our inboxes. And we’ve seen a lot of frightening things in some of those emails. Want to hear a good horror story for Halloween? Then watch these frightening tales of the scariest [...]
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Once upon a time, there was an email marketer who knew he could do more. He had a sign up form on his website and a great-looking email template designed. He sent out a monthly newsletter to his entire email list, and even had a couple of follow up messages created. But his list just [...]
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Have you been working with Constant Contact, MailChimp or Feedburner but admiring AWeber from afar? It’s time for you to come on over and check us out for yourself! And there’s no better time than right now. We have a brand new import process that makes it so easy to move your subscribers into AWeber, [...]
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As you may remember, Yahoo recently closed email accounts that had been inactive for 12 months and then released them to the public to be used again. At the time, Yahoo took several precautions to maintain user privacy, including sending 30 days of messages notifying the owner that their account would be closed and recycled, [...]
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Using news stories to guide email content demands a very important balance between sending relevant, interesting messages and capitalizing on an unfortunate situation. The simple rule of thumb: If the news isn’t positive, do not try to make a sale. Take the recent government shutdown, for example. Everyone is hearing about it, discussing it and [...]
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So you’ve decided it’s time to bring your business to social media. Like many people wanting to try something new, you’re probably unsure where to start. And with so many social media sites calling for your attention, and new ones popping up all the time, it can be overwhelming to pick one and figure out [...]
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