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Perceived value continued

Last time, I began the discussion about improving the perceived value of your company’s products. Perceived value is what customers think your product should cost, or more specifically, what value they think it has to them and what they would be willing to pay for it. You can effectively frame your content in your email [...]

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Improving your product’s perceived value

In a recent post about the Four Ps of Marketing, I discussed how you can use your email marketing campaigns to effectively promote your company’s products. If your product fulfills a need or want, has either niche or mass-market appeal, has a high perceived value and can be sold easily, your business has a higher [...]

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Have Passion for Your Company

We’ve spent the last few weeks discussing the Four Ps of Marketing, and how utilizing these techniques can enhance your online marketing campaigns. Today I’d like to introduce the “unofficial 5th P” of Marketing: Passion. Without the passion, drive, and courage to build your company in today’s marketplace, there is a high probability that your [...]

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Promoting your business

Promotion is an essential part of the marketing process. Promotion decisions include those related to communicating your message, advertising, and public relations. When you promote your business well, it will create desire in your customers’ minds and your business will more quickly succeed. Think of promotion as the umbrella that encompasses all methods of getting [...]

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The Price is right: The Four Ps of Marketing continued

Once you have created your product and decided where to market your business, it’s time to determine a price for your services. Setting a price for your products or services is not always a simple task, and may require a great deal of market research in your industry to establish a fair price. You will [...]

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The Benefits of Email Marketing

I've been thinking a lot lately about why I first started using email for marketing. There are some obvious down-sides: mostly the effort you must put in to avoid being thought as spam. But, if you do it right, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. At some point I discovered that, to use email effectively, [...]

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Guidelines for Reducing Bounces

Last time I talked about how important it is to remove bounced addresses from your contact lists. This helps reduce your amount of bounced messages. You can reduce the number of bounces by following some simple guidelines before you send your newsletter. 1. Include "Subscription Management" links in your emails and encourage your subscribers to [...]

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It’s Not Easy Letting the Big Fish Go.

Things are still hoppin’, as you can tell by my lack of posts. My 5-y-o son just graduated from preschool, so he’s home full time now. My 2-y-o son is into everything, as most toddlers are. My husband just had back surgery, which didn’t completely work, so now he’s getting cortisone shots in his tailbone [...]

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Managing Email Bounces

Managing and reducing email bounces is crucial for email marketing. The more emails that get through, the higher your conversion rates and return on investment will be. On average, about 10% of sent emails bounce. Emails bounce for any of the following reasons: the recipient's inbox is full, the email address does not exist, the [...]

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The Deliverability Challenge

Email is a powerful marketing tool. It certainly beats the price of print advertisements. However, one major challenge is to make sure your messages aren't lumped in with spam. It's estimated that between 70 and 80 percent of all email traffic is unsolicited spam. Even if each of your recipients opt into your contact list, [...]

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Personalizing your messages

Mass communication tools help any organization spread their message with lightning speed. As small business owners, we can communicate with clients across the globe. Our messages can be heard in Russia, Germany and Canada simultaneously. However, we also run the risk of seeming impersonal to our clients. Fortunately, we can still give our messages a [...]

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HTML, plain-text or both?

In the late 90s when the majority of web surfers used Prodigy, CompuServe and AOL, every email was formatted as plain-text. AOL 5.0 brought rich-text messages that allowed a user to bold or italicize text. However, AOL 5.0 and contemporary email programs lacked the ability to display full HTML messages. Today, most email programs have [...]

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Maximizing the power of your subject lines

Last time I talked about using a consistent ‘From’ name and address for your messages. I explained the importance of maintaining a recognizable identity with your customers. In my experience, doing this has often made the difference between whether I open the message or not. Once you’ve established a consistent and respectable identity with your [...]

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Five steps to a successful permission-based email campaign

Last time, I talked about spam and how to avoid falling into the bulk folder. The trick is to make sure your email campaigns are entirely permission-based. You can do this by following a few simple steps: Step One: Sign up for a permission-based email software package. IntelliContact Pro has a ton of advanced features [...]

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Email marketing tips 1-5

Here are email marketing tips 1-5 for this week: #5 Be consistent with your sending frequency. Pick a schedule, whether it is weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly and as often as you can stick to that schedule. This way, your customers will come to expect and anticipate your company’s communications. #4 Timing is key with Business [...]

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The Top Ten Email Marketing Tips

Let’s begin with the most important information first. Here is a Top 10 Countdown on the important tips for anyone managing the email marketing process from my perspective. Tips Five through One will be coming next week! #10 Build Your List at Every Opportunity Build your list at every opportunity you have. If you have [...]

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The Genesis

Just wanted to welcome you to the Email Marketing Tips & Advice blog on StartupNation. I’ll be posting here at least weekly with best practices, tips, and tricks for building your list and turning your prospects and subscribers into lifetime passionate evangelizers. Cheers, Ryan Allis

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Email marketing #1 choice for pre-Holiday eCommerce rush

eCommerce companies banking on garnering a strong holiday sales season are planning on utilizing email marketing as their first choice strategy to drive sales. This is according to the latest study by shop.org and Forrester Research. The top 3 marketing strategies: Email marketing 52% Search engine marketing 46% Search engine optimization 38% We are not [...]

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Is Your e-mail Getting Through?

I’m not talking about whether it arrives in someone’s mailbox. I’m talking about the contents of the message you are sending. Does the recipient know why you sent it? What they are supposed to do about it? A recent survey by Information Mapping Inc. revealed that 80 percent of those surveyed think e-mail writing skills [...]

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