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Welcome to your new email, where connecting and sharing is fast, safe, and easy. Things you’ll love about Yahoo! Mail Get easy access to all your contacts in one place. Add your friends and family now. Check messages on your phone from anywhere. Keep every message, photo, and video that you want—forever. Things you won’t love about Yahoo Mail Advertisements appended to the bottom of your messages API Connection leaves something to be desired Web interface is not great (check out the “settings” panel – still hasn’t been updated in years)
This list is a good start if you’re looking for some email marketing tools. Web based services for e-mail marketing, listservs, newsletters, publications Constant Contact (constantcontact): 60 day trial, up to 100 contacts, no credit card needed http://www.constantcontact.com iContact 60 day trial www.icontact.com Mail Chimp (mailchimp) Free up to 2000 subscribers http://www.mailchimp.com http://www.mailchimp.com/pricing/ BoldCode Free 30 day Trial http://ignitebusiness.boldcode.com/ignitebusiness-pricing Vertical Response 30 day free trial. Used to be free for low quantities. Still free for non-profits w/ low volume. http://www.verticalresponse.com/pricing/ StreamSend 30 day trial with 200 e-mail limit http://www.streamsend.com/features_price.htm My Emma (myemma) Test drive option, but looks difficult to sign up for http://myemma.com/email-marketing-pricing/ Campaign Monitor (campaignmonitor) “Sign up for free” – no notes about free usage http://www.campaignmonitor.com/pricing/ Get Response No free option http://www.getresponse.com/pricing Jango Mail Free 200 emails per month https://www.jangomail.com/pricing.asp Peer 360 No free options, this is an expensive but very high grade commercial service http://www.peer360.com/ SendGrid No free option http://sendgrid.com/pricing.html Amazon SES http://aws.amazon.com/ses/pricing/ RatePoint 30 day trial with 550 contacts *farily new to the market http://www.ratepoint.com/pricing.html Campaigner Free Trial *also farily new to the market http://www.campaigner.com/pricing.aspx Desktop Software E-Campaign (ecampaign) PC Compatible only. Trial available. Retails for $100-$300 http://www.lmhsoft.com/ecamp/ Direct Mail (directmail) Mac only. A very nice program. http://ethreesoftware.com/directmail/ Know of More? Please leave a note in the comments! :)
clipped from www.jameskurtz.com Atlanta-based firm Matchstic has designed a beautiful PDF illustrating the difference between two types of marketing strategies: a shotgun and sniper. Shotgun marketing they say is a hit or miss situation but can be done quickly. While sniper marketing is rare and takes careful planning and lots of time. It’s clear that they are sniping up some business with this strategy. Via How
clipped from www.instigatorblog.com The pitch isn’t the only thing that will make your business successful; far from it. But it sure does matter when you have an opportunity to get on stage and present. Those opportunities may be few and far between, but you don’t want to blow them. And opportunities to pitch your business should happen all the time – because ultimately we’re always pitching, whether it’s investors, customers, business partners, candidates, spouses, or random people we catch on the street. Pitching and presenting are critical skills for startup owners.
35 Powerful Ways to Get Noticed August 13, 2008 | Written By Dave Navarro If you want to make more money in business, become an expert, get famous, or many other things – the first thing you have to do is learn how to get noticed. But in today’s increasingly crowded world, getting people to pay attention to you isn’t easy — unless you’ve got a list of proven tactics to fall back on. With that goal in mind, we’ve created the following collection of 35 power ways to get noticed. How to Get Noticed Sponsor a contest. When you can find a larger business that’s running a contest, sponsoring it with your cash, products or services can put you in front of a lot of people throughout the entire promotion. People like to win – and you want to be associated with that powerful emotion. Create your own contest. Don’t let the other people have all the fun – turn the tables and create your own contests. You can use your own offerings as prizes, or seek out sponsors who will spread the word to their audiences about the promotion. Open your mouth. Public speaking is a huge way to get your brand seen – find relevant groups to speak to as often as you can. Teach what you know and position yourself as an expert that other influencers will talk about in the future. Open your ears. Again, turn the tables and invite someone interesting to speak at … Continue reading