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Beware of Misleading Stats

MarketVolt Marketing Tip: Beware of Misleading Stats

I recently saw a fancy infographic full of stats about email marketing. It made my head spin. Under the heading “Email Marketing ROI,” the graphic declared, “Every $1 spent on email marketing generates $38 in revenue.” Wow! That’s pretty good. But wait… Underneath that, was this claim: “Email marketing ROI is 28.5% compared to only…

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How Do You Know When the Price is Right?

Knowing what price is best for your email marketing campaign can change things – here's a photo of a hand with a scale representing value and price.

While visiting an online forum for marketers, I came across the following: “I am working on a marketing concept where I will be able to reach directly 20,000 people (mainly young adults and students) in a period of a month … How much is a company willing to pay for marketing with these figures?” One…

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Doublespeak Makes Prospects Sick

A silhouette of a man with two speech bubbles represents doublespeak, which can be confusing for everyone involved in a marketing deal.

I received a spam message last month from a guy who was selling exposure on his website. He told me he wanted to publish a “feature story” about my company. He added, “There is a symbolic fee for this.” A symbolic fee?! “What’s a ‘symbolic fee’?” I wrote. His reply: “It’s $85. Looking forward to…

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Read Your Out-of-Office Replies

Every time I send a bulk email, I receive a pile of out-of-office replies. When I first began managing email campaigns 15 years ago, I would ignore those automated replies. I thought it was kind of a pain to go through those replies. “Why bother?” I thought. Wow, what a mistake! Sure, many of those emails simply…

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Work the System to Create Case Studies

I have a few business books that I re-read often to refresh my knowledge and reinforce my commitment to their concepts. “Work the System” by Sam Carpenter is one of those books. I don’t want to spend a lot of time describing the book. You can read the synopsis or grab a free copy to…

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Simple Planning Can Cure Writer’s Block

You’ve committed to an email marketing program for your business. You’ve promised subscribers you’ll deliver emails regularly. You sit at your desk a day or two before the planned delivery date, put your fingers on the keyboard and then … nothing. Crickets chirping. A cursor blinking on a blank page. You have no idea what…

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Tips On Improving Landing Page Conversions

A good landing page can mean the difference between acquiring a new lead/customer or not. That’s why we’re always looking for good tips on how to improve landing page conversions. The marketers at Quicksprout recently shared 10 landing page tips that we think are right on. We advise that you make your marketing customer-centric. Frame…

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Tips for Creating An Effective Email Signature

Establishing a solid email signature can impact email marketing campaigns and benefit internet marketing techniques

We just read a great article that offers tips for creating an effective email signature. Signatures are the blocks of content at the bottom of your one-to-one emails — not your marketing emails. In a previous blog post, we noted: “You may have (a signature) that lists your name and basic contact information, but you…

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Plan Ahead by Asking "Now What?"

You create a great-looking email, craft a compelling subject line and achieve a 20 percent open rate. Now what? You invest time and energy posting interesting and entertaining items on Facebook. Hundreds of people like your post. Now what? You spend a chunk of change on search engine marketing and drive a flood of traffic…

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