Archive for email marketing

3 steps to build your email list from the ground up

If you’re starting an email newsletter, go ahead and pat yourself on the back! That can be one of the best ways to reach people who are likely to do business with you in the future.

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3 ideas for smarter newsletters

If you’re just starting out with email newsletters, it can be a challenge to know whether or not you’re doing things the right way.
If you’re not already using these three ideas as part of your email newsletter marketing, I definitely recommend you try them out. They can make your newsletter (and you) look even smarter!

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Is an email segment or an email list the right choice?

We’re big MailChimp fans at T&S, so we tend to use the same language they use. As they define it in the MailChimp glossary, a list is “a collection of subscribers who have opted-in to receive correspondence from you or your organization.”
A segment, however is a subset of that list. MailChimp defines it as, “a section of your list that includes only those subscribers who share common field information.”

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Don’t miss out on a wider audience

When people think of online marketing, having a website is usually what they think of as the bare minimum—the one thing they have to have.
But in some cases, having an email newsletter is as beneficial as having a website. It might even be a better choice for some organizations.
So what makes an email newsletter so powerful? There are four distinct benefits that an email newsletter has over other online marketing platforms.

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Separate your domain name from your hosting?

It may be initially more convenient for you to get your email, website hosting, and domain name from the same provider. People often do. But it might actually make things more complicated for you later on. And you really don’t have to have a one-stop-shop for your email, domain name, and website hosting. Here’s some…

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Hide-and-seek email marketing

In a time where it’s a struggle to get people to read even the first few lines of an email, you’ve got to get creative if your emails are especially long. Kathy Harms, Executive Director at Teen emPower!, has successfully implemented a sort of hide-and-seek to get her supporters to read through emails to get important information.

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Three guiding principles for email marketing

Social media, search engine optimization, and other online marketing tools are good. But none of them match the effectiveness of email marketing. An email reaches your customer where he or she is always at – their inbox. And when you send information out to your customers, you’re sending it to people who are already interested in you.

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Top email clients in 2015

If you weren’t aware, we here at T&S use MailChimp for our email newsletter, and the email newsletters of our clients. Typically, we recommend that people focus on two email statistics: Opens and Clicks for individual campaigns. However, you can draw some interesting conclusions if you look at the email clients your subscribers are using. Fortunately, MailChimp makes that data super easy to access! Let’s take a look at…

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Do you have a BDS?

Blogging for business on a regular basis can be beneficial. But how are you actually getting those articles to your ideal clients? What is your BDS, your Blog Delivery System?

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4 quick email newsletter improvements

You’ve done it. You’ve been hearing forever that email newsletters are great, and you’ve finally sent out your first email newsletter. Or maybe you’ve been sending it out for months now, and you’d like to make some improvements. Or, let’s face it, you may hate your own email newsletter. Whatever the case, let’s take a look at four ways you can quickly improve your email newsletter.

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