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7 Ways to Steer Clear of Spam Landmines with a Purchased Email Contacts List

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 31, 2012

contacts list, contact databaseThere are tons of written materials online claiming that a purchased email contacts list is your one-way ticket to the spam folder. Of course, this is simply pure nonsense. The truth is any email contacts list can be a source of inbox placement issues. It’s how you use your list that ultimately determines the fate of your email messages.

What causes your messages to be blocked? A recent study published by Return Path provides an outline of common culprits – and, sure enough, the origin of your email contacts list isn’t one of them. These findings show that about 77% of blocked emails are due to poor sender reputation which is, in turn, influenced by a number of factors that you can and should address.

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7 Best Practices to Ensure Applying Proper Email Campaign for Your B2B Contact List

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 30, 2012

Practicing proper email etiquettes allows you to show recipients in your B2B contact list the level of refinement and finesse you put in to your campaign. But, more importantly, applying good manners in your email marketing communications demonstrates how aware and considerate you are about your recipients needs. After all, being aware of others’ feelings […]

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6 Tips for Developing Calls-to-Action that Yield Conversion Rates with any Sales Lead Database

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 29, 2012

Along with subject lines, content, and design, calls-to-action are among the most important elements of your email marketing campaign that contacts in your sales lead database and customer directory actually see and deal with. Calls-to-action are so essential that your emails simply can’t live without them. They tend to greatly influence conversion rates which are […]

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5 Reasons Why Sending Direct Mail in Your B2B Sales Lead Database Works

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 28, 2012

In a digital world, it’s not easy to come up with good reasons to justify carrying out a direct mail marketing campaign with your B2B contact list. Why should you go for slower and clumsier direct mail when you can have the lightning-fast and laser-precise advantage of email? Well, it turns out that, although direct […]

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Building Your Business Contact List: A Hedge Against the Fiscal Cliff

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 27, 2012

How can building your business contact list save your company from the looming ‘fiscal cliff’ in 2013? Well, all by itself, list building can’t do much. But if it’s part of a broader marketing and business strategy to address the potential crisis ahead, then it can be one of the most effective measures to let […]

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Top 7 Tips to Enhance Sender Reputation for Optimal Deliverability with Your B2B Contacts List

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 24, 2012

Although by no means the sole concern of B2B email marketers, deliverability rates with respect to your business contacts list are still important factors in your campaign’s success or failure. Even though B2B email marketers score inbox placement rates of 89% (according to Return Path), the potential road blocks that face your emails en route […]

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How to Build Strong Long-term Relationships with Your B2B Contact Lists

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 23, 2012

How long are you planning to engage with the recipients in your B2B contact lists? If your answer to this is somewhere along the lines of “until I’ll be able to squeeze enough sales opportunities,” then you need to carefully think about your approach to communicating with your B2B email marketing list. The best way […]

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Contact Database Security 101: A Few Basic Insights and Tips

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 22, 2012

When hackers gained illegal access to Epsilon’s email contact database in 2011, alarm bells went off, raising concerns about the security of contact details along with personal and professional information stored in marketing databanks. A few months and a dozen hacking incidents involving different companies later, TicketWeb reported that hackers obtained customers email information after […]

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Six Tips for Cleaning and Updating Your B2B Cold Calling List That Actually Work

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 21, 2012

Your B2B cold calling list is a vital resource that your telemarketing campaign simply cannot live without. However, a telemarketing contact database of poor quality can just as equally lead to your campaign’s demise. That’s why a regular and systematic database maintenance strategy is as important as any other component of your lead generation plan. […]

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6 Tips to Balance Email Marketing with a Contact List

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 20, 2012

In many ways, running a modern email marketing campaign is like walking on a tightrope that needs balancing between delivering useful content and sending promotional sales material to recipients in your contact list. You have to know which side to concentrate on as you proceed along the wire or else fall off and disappoint your […]

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