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The Prisoner's Dilemma That Is Email Marketing

The Prisoner's Dilemma That Is Email Marketing | Market to real people |

"Even if email’s ROI is slipping (which is it), email still performs at 3x the return of social media and 2x that of search."


...An even more powerful deterrent to scaling back email than losing sales is losing share. Mindshare in the inbox is limited, like shelf space at Walmart. Every spot you give up, a competitor may well take.

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Photo:  by Sean MacEntee, Flickr

Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, April 13, 2013 5:56 PM

In the article, I particularly like this excerpt,

"Replace message or campaign ROI with subscriber or program ROI.  ...Recognizing the value in sending judiciously can have a profound impact on the quality and relevance of messages."   ~  Deb

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12 Great Gratis Tools for Social Business - Anita's list for June 2012

12 Great Gratis Tools for Social Business - Anita's list for June 2012 | Market to real people |

"Here's helpful list of 12 Great Gratis Tools for Social Business. Several of my fave's are here including WiseStamp (email SoMe signature) & EventBrite."


Anita Hovey gives some handy advice on these useful tools.  I'm also updated on some I didn't know existed, and you can be too.  My faves:  EventBrite, WiseStamp (email SoMe signature), and ScribD with a newsy update.  




1. Buffer
Buffer is a great little app to help you send out tweets and posts at optimal times.

2. Eventbrite
Whether your event is free or paid, Eventbrite manages your event. It’s easy to set up an event to accept PayPal and/or credit card payments. There is no “installation” or “set up” fee, making it perfect for the small business that doesn’t want a big credit card system on a monthly basis.

3. Tweriod
When are the optimal times to tweet from your account? Run a free Tweriod analysis once a month and then use the data to plan your Buffer schedule.

4. Manage Flitter
Easy-to-use tool that helps you find Twitter accounts that are not following you back, or are inactive. Unfollowing inactive accounts, and explore its many other features.

5. Screenr
Create a quick screencast video for your blog or training sessions, handy 5-minute limit, enriches teaching.  It only captures what you do on-screen.

6. ScribD
Share PDFs on websites and blogs, and now with a fabulous Facebook app that allows you to make your PDFs available to your Facebook fans. Share your menu, free printables, checklists or a newsletter on your Facebook business page.

7. WiseStamp
Creates a branded e-mail signature. The free version allows for two signatures, personal/corporate. The best feature is the ability to link up nearly any social network, or even include your latest tweet or blog post title automatically.


Others on her list:  

8. Disqus - best option she's found for getting rid of spammers

9. Aviary - capture a picture of the screen, edit it and add comments.

10. If This Then That (ifttt) - create “recipes” to auto-post your favorite 12 Most authors to a host of social networks.  Add blog posts containing key words to your Buffer, or even get a text message when the weather calls for snow tomorrow

11. Twilert - Get an e-mail digest each day for your keywords or mentions of your company/brand.

12. Mr. Unfollowr -  tells you who is unfollowing you on Twitter. 


See the full post here.

Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
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