Six Strategies for Making Your Email Marketing Soar

In these budget-tightening times, as a savvy marketer you know that it’s not wise to abandon your marketing efforts. You realize that now, more than ever, it’s time to stay in front of your customers, but how to do so cost-effectively is the challenge. Email is one marketing tool well-suited to achieve that goal without breaking your budget. Its ability to help you optimize your most valuable asset - loyal customers – is a competitive advantage. However, sending out irrelevant email … [Read more...]

Please tell me what to do: Remember your call-to-action

My phone rings and the person on the other end is asking me if I'd review their Web site. He/she says something like, "I paid a lot of money to have a Web site created & I loved the design. However, time has gone by and I haven't had any inquiries . . . responses . . . sales." As a copywriter, I go to the site and am surprised by what I see or I should say, what I don't see. One major aspect that is missing is the CALL TO ACTION. And, I don't mean on one page. I mean a call to action on all … [Read more...]

How to “Reply But Not Accept” a LinkedIn Connection Request in the New UI

Do you have the new desktop user interface (UI) on LinkedIn yet? They've been rolling out the desktop redesign slowly and I just received it on my profile. While there are several changes, one I want to address here is your ability to "reply but not accept" a LinkedIn invitation. I've always been of the mind set that, when you receive an invitation from someone you don't know or recognize, it's not an immediate reason to ignore their request. Rather, visit their profile, see who they are, … [Read more...]

E-mail etiquette: You opted-in, but now you’re overloaded!

I once wrote about e-mail "use" versus "abuse." I referred mostly to those unsolicited e-mails we all get - the ones that we get several times a day, within 15-20 minutes of one another, that (thankfully) end up in our Spam folders. However, after posting that blog I started noticing the now growing numbers of e-mails I was receiving from those marketers whose e-mail lists I did opt-in to receive. The original opt-in was to receive a free report - something I, like many online marketers, … [Read more...]

Leverage the Power of Webinars to Increase Engagement and Boost Your Sales

Thanks to guest blogger Ellen Finkelstein. On November 20th, Ellen was my featured guest on the Marketing Blab. You can watch the replay, but in the meantime, enjoy her insights on leveraging the power of webinars as a tool to increase engagement and boost your sales. Many online marketers make most of their money by doing webinars with affiliate partners. You can do a webinar about your product for a partner’s subscribers and a partner can do a webinar about his/her product for your … [Read more...]