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Comparing B2B Marketing Management Systems (1 of 3) - Email

To get the most out of your digital marketing, you should be utilizing the resources available to you via marketing management systems. The problem is, there are so many different options available to choose from. To help, we’ve provided a breakdown of our top two choices for providers that MSPs should consider when looking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their digital marketing. The first part of our three-part series looks into our two favorite email marketing providers.

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Should I Be Using Emojis in My MSP Email Subject Lines?

At this point, we’re all familiar with the little blobby images we call emojis… and you’ve likely seen them in some marketing materials at some point. Chances are, these marketing materials were in the form of an email. Let’s examine this concept, and review some practices to help you most effectively use emojis in your marketing emails.

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4 Types of Campaigns that are Great Building Blocks for MSP Marketing

When it comes to marketing, a campaign is an outline of how you’re going to reach a specific marketing goal: By using tactic 1, tactic 2 and tactic 3, we’re going to achieve a specific goal. Below, we’ve listed 4 popular campaigns types and when you might want to use them to reach your marketing goals.

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What Shape is Your MSP Marketing Mailing List In?

One of the topics that our marketing team is asked about the most is marketing lists, and how to build and maintain them. Keeping these lists updated is very important to your marketing endeavors, as the list’s contacts need to match the targeted audience for your marketing initiative. With the new year here, it’s a great time to review and revise your list. We’ve broken out a few of the major issues we run across.

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Spam Sucks

If you were to poll a group of people, we would be willing to bet the majority would say spam is gross - whether you’re talking canned “meat” or what fills that annoying folder in your Inbox. Now, the point of that meat-substance may have originally been a good one. After all, why wouldn’t a precooked meat that you could essentially eat anywhere, that was relatively inexpensive and could last for years, be a good thing? We’ll let you be the judge of that, but what we do know is that there is nothing good about the spam hitting your Inbox, and what’s even worse, is the spam hitting other people’s inboxes from you!

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PS: There’s a Really Easy Way to Make Your Marketing Materials More Effective

Let me ask you something… when you happen to receive some correspondence, whether it’s a letter or an email, where do your eyes go first? If you’re like most people, you likely follow something known as the “reading curve.”

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Improve Your MSP eNewsletter by Doing These 7 Things

According to the Content Marketing Institute, 83 percent of B2B marketers use email newsletters for content marketing. What can you do to make sure that your business stands out to your list in their inboxes?

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Tips on Sending Out 2 Types of B2B Holiday Emails

Email marketing is a great tool for B2B marketers to take advantage of due to its flexibility and ease of use. Specifically, it can be a great tool to use to stay connected during holidays throughout the year.

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5 Essential Parts to a Quality MSP eNewsletter

Digital newsletters are a common marketing tactic used by small, medium, and large businesses alike due to the low cost and ease of putting one together. Because of this, it’s likely that the contacts on your list are already receiving multiple eNewsletters in their inboxes each and every month.

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Why Direct Mail Won’t Be Replaced by Email Anytime Soon

In a world where so much of your marketing efforts are now conducted online, going back to producing physical marketing materials can seem a bit antiquated, especially when it comes to direct mail campaigns. Why should you waste money on marketing efforts that can only go to a limited number of people? How is it still possible in this day and age to achieve a ROI utilizing ‘snail mail’? Wouldn’t it just be easier to send an email? 

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MailChimp vs. Constant Contact: Which is Best for You?

You've finally decided you want to delve into the world of content marketing via email campaign. Congratulations! Whether you have decided to send out a coupon promoting a new product or plan to send out a monthly newsletter, the question then becomes what service to use, and how do you know which is better suited to your needs. Let's take a look at two popular email marketing services: MailChimp and Constant Contact.

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Three Ways to Build an Email List Starting Today!

A common misconception among MSPs is that purchasing a list of leads is as good, or better than, cultivating a mailing list of their own. The fact is that purchased lists are expensive and unreliable, and, when used improperly, may even result in legal issues.

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Ahead of the CURVE: Why IT Marketers Love Email Marketing

Practically every marketer has an opinion about HOW to write a marketing email. A Google search of ‘B2B email marketing’ will reveal hundreds of thousands of websites, articles, blogs, videos, and infographics that offer best practices, templates, examples, etc. Often, these articles contradict each other and are created based on the author’s personal experience with very little corroborative data.

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Why Digital Newsletters are an Invaluable Marketing Strategy

Newsletters are often the unsung heroes of a digital marketing strategy, especially given their impact. Often, in an attempt to shave down their marketing budget, companies will send their newsletters to the chopping block before their other marketing activities. This is a mistake, as the underestimated email newsletter has quite a bit of value to offer.

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Is Constant Contact the Best Choice for Your Marketing?

apple touch icon.png.pagespeed.ce.QqiPoBm8i2The influence that email can have on a marketing initiative is undeniable, especially when the business doing the marketing is considered small or medium-sized. However, with modern business being the way that it is, these companies will often need to use their email to send out messages en masse, which is greatly helped by the use of an email management system.

But which email managment system is the right one for your business? One of the most popular choices out there is Constant Contact. Here is everything you need to know about Constant Contact, so that you can decide if it's the perfect solution for your company's needs.

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Words That Work Like Magic In Your Email Subject Lines!

Opened, read, and clicked; that is what you want out of your email content, right? Despite what you’ve heard, that email you just typed out before your coffee break, is going to be judged solely on the subject line. Frankly, that is the first and only thing your target audience is going to view, or skim, when they hit their inbox.

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Making Email Marketing Work for Your Business, Part 1

Email marketing isn’t easy. You have to spend the time and effort to make sure you have solid copy, are following all the rules and regulations of email marketing, complying with the rules set forth by companies like Mailchimp and Constant Contact, adding images and video that actually enhance your copy, and making sure you have the perfect subject line to make your audience even open your email. That’s a lot and we get that, but there are ways to track and test what you’re doing to make email marketing work for your company. In this 2 part blog, we’re breaking down 6 items you can test pretty easily in your emails, with some advice to help you along the way.


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Making Email Marketing Work for Your Business, Part 2

When using emails in your marketing, you need to make sure you're setting yourself apart from the other emails in your audience's Inbox. To do this, you need to track and test what you’re doing to make email marketing work for your company. In part 1 of this blog, we told you about a couple of items that you could test to determine the best way for you to approach email marketing and how those items can help your company specifically. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read Part 1, you’re missing out on subject lines, time testing and getting to the point. In this portion, we will expand on a few more items to pay attention to and test with your emails and how to make email really work for your company’s marketing.

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This Is Why It's Important to Maintain Your Lists

Having a well-managed list is a critical component to making the most of your marketing strategy. However, building and maintaining a list can be challenging if the right strategies aren’t employed. In order to optimize your marketing, it helps to know how to best put these strategies into play. 

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Why You Should Send Out Personalized Emails, And How

Email marketing can often be approached in the wrong way, often due to a misunderstanding of its capabilities. Too often, it is considered more of a blanket, mass marketing tactic than a targeted, one-on-one strategy. However, using analytics and Big Data to have an informed approach, you can use some of email marketing’s features to personalize your marketing to each recipient.

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