Author: Janis Rose

E-mail marketing for small businesses

E-mail marketing creates brand awareness, which is useful for most, but especially local businesses. If a person knows you from your e-mails (but the person has to actually like you), that person is a lot more likely to choose your products if he or she has been given the opportunity.

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What makes e-mail marketing better than other forms of direct marketing

Requesting a permission to e-mail anyone at all; this is what usually freaks people out about e-mail marketing. However, permission is the thing that makes this method of direct marketing different-and viable at all. Hardcore marketing specialists who come directly from TV or radio advertising often do not really understand this, and resist the very idea of permission. This resistance is in fact quite understandable–that is, until you realize that e-mail is an individual’s private space. Permission makes sure that you only target interested customers, and cannot be offensive in any way unless you slip and make your e-mails offensive yourself.

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E-mail marketing is permission based marketing

A permission is what it is, and a permission works like a bond between you and the customer. The customer has agreed to receive* e-mails from you, but you have agreed to actually send e-mails. On the surface, that’s pretty much everything. However, there is mch more to permissions than that. The client’s agreement to receive e-mail is simply a statement of initial trust – that you’ll send things that you should send. And you better do what you can to keep the trust, or you’ll lose the customer.

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E-mail marketing is not merely advertising

Direct – if not blatant – advertising has become a thing people associate with email marketing. You know, the e-mails that swarm in after you register at a site and forget to uncheck the box that says “send me regular

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Email Newsletter Response Rates

In the chart below you can see how B2B email newsletters perform against B2C newsletters in open rates, click-through rates and conversion rates. Almost 1,500 marketers have provided their input in determining the numbers below, and they found that email

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The importance of the unsubscribe link

Never underestimate the unsubscribe link. Although it is what it is – in many cases a lost client – you can reinforce your way of thinking and make the most out of your unsubscribes. There are many different ways to

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