Posts Tagged ‘email marketing’

How (Some) Social Media Marketing Agencies Try to Screw You

If you are an entrepreneur whose business has reached a point where it makes sense to outsource your social media marketing, congratulations! Delegating your business’s social media marketing is a wise decision if you need to free up some of your own time, or if you would rather someone with more expertise in the area…

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Protect the Cow: How to Give Great Content Without Giving It ALL Away

It’s no secret to small business owners that offering quality content on blogs, social media and via email is a reliable way to build a fan-base of clients and potential clients. And now that content is available everywhere, be it in the form of written articles, podcasts, videos, images etc., it’s become expected that you…

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3 Harsh Truths About Social Media Marketing

If you’re a small business owner getting ready to launch (or re-launch) a social media marketing campaign, get ready for a roller-coaster ride of emotions. At first you may think, “Hey, social media is free and easy, what could possibly go wrong?” And then reality sets in. Harsh, harsh reality. To avoid some heartache, be…

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4 Super Easy Ways to Kickstart Your Small Business Marketing

If you’re thinking of rejuvenating your small business marketing efforts, here are some ideas that will help kickstart things: get to some networking events and grow your referral marketing team brush up on social media and improve your online presence and engagement launch (or re-launch) a blog that will help position you as an expert…

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Has CASL Killed Your Email Marketing List?

Now that Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has been unleashed, I have had several small business owners and email marketers asking me if the email lists they’ve been nurturing over the past few years are now considered illegal because they haven’t received what CASL considers to be Express Consent. Express Consent is defined by the Government…

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How To Grow Your Email List Using Facebook

Are you a small business owner? Do you send email newsletters as part of your marketing strategy? Do you use Constant Contact to manage your email list and publish your e-newletter? Are you also on Facebook? If you answered yes to all of the above… you’re amazing. Did you also know that you can combine…

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Email Marketing and Spam Laws in Canada

This post is about two of my favorite things: spam and the law. Haha! Ok, but seriously now… Small business owners who use email as a marketing tool will want to pay close attention to Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation, the majority of which comes into force on July 1, 2014. Now I’m no lawyer (and we…

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How to be Amazing at Email Marketing

In a world of Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, using email to market your small business may seem about as archaic as using a courier pigeon these days. But don’t underestimate the power of a really carefully thought out e-newsletter or email campaign. After all: there are always going to be those “old-school people” who prefer…

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