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How to Create 15-Second Email Messages for Recipients in Your B2B Contacts List: Lessons from a World-Class Marketing Coach

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 14, 2012

contact database, contact lists, targeted business listCan you explain some idea, proposal, or offer to recipients in your active B2B contacts list through an email message that won’t take them more than 15 seconds to read and act on? If you can, then stop right here; you don’t have to read on. For those who answered “no,” don’t worry. This post will help set you on your way to creating and sending short and effective email messages – the kind that your business recipients care about.

The ideas discussed in this entry (specifically #’s 3 through 5) are mostly based on the insights of Carmine Gallo, a business communications expert who has been serving several well-known brands as a coach. Carmine Gallo believes in delivering short, simple pitches that focus on one main point with three supporting benefits and key facts to reinforce each benefit. He proposes creating a “message map” to help develop pitches that promote anything from simple consumer items to sophisticated multimillion-dollar business software platforms.

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Six Early-Warning Signs That Your B2B Email Marketing Campaign is Doomed from the Start

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 13, 2012

Why do some B2B email marketing campaigns seem to unexplainably fail? There are a lot of possible answers to this question – poor planning/execution, misuse of direct email contact lists, bad timing, dull content, etc. However, the most striking reason would be that some email campaigns weren’t meant to succeed long before they even begin, […]

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Top 8 Examples of Great B2B Email Subject Lines and Why They Work So Well

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 10, 2012

In B2C, email marketing messages are generally geared more toward promotion and selling, and you see this in the choice of subject lines among B2C marketers. In B2B email marketing, however, messages are sent for building trust and establishing the sender’s credibility as a source of solution or information helpful to recipients in the business […]

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Top 7 Tips in Diagnosing Your C-level Email Recipients’ Pain Points and How You Can Become a Trusted Source of Relief

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 8, 2012

In a previous blog post titled “How to Create Solutions-based Email Content for Your C-level Readers,” we’ve walked through the steps to follow for producing and distributing email content that solves certain problems facing recipients in your contact database of executives and briefly touched on the need to “uncover” your readers’ pain points. Now, we’ll […]

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Top 8 Tips on Optimizing B2B Landing Pages You Can’t Afford to Ignore

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 7, 2012

In B2B email marketing, emails begin the conversation; landing pages start the conversion. As such, a landing page is the continuation of your email message and is where the call-to-action is (or isn’t) taken in its entirety. But are your landing pages really “converting” as much recipients from your business contacts list as you planned? […]

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Eight B2B Marketing Tips for Boosting Revenues through Up-selling & Cross-selling

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 6, 2012

So, you’re about to close some deals – you’re preparing to send a sales engagement email message to recipients in your sales-ready contacts list or set up a meeting with qualified prospects from your calling list. But, wait one second. Wouldn’t it be better if you could increase the potential sales value of those pending […]

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How to Create Solutions-based Email Content for Your C-level Readers

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 3, 2012

Problem-solving is an inseparable part of the lives of your executive contacts. Day in and day out, they’re relentlessly bombarded with issues that need to be addressed. Imagine being able to help them out in specific areas through solutions-based email content. If you can manage to offer sensible and workable solutions to some of the […]

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Six Must-know Tips on Marketing Data Quality that Every B2B Marketer Should Apply

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 2, 2012

Regardless of whether you’re running a multi-channel campaign or a single-platform project, your marketing efforts’ success depends, to a large extent, on the quality of data at your disposal. Nowadays, more than ever, B2B marketers rely on data stored in such formats as a targeted cold calling list, email/mailing list, marketing/sales contact database, and sophisticated […]

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Top 7 Personal Traits that Successful Professional B2B Email Marketers Have in Common

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 1, 2012

About 88% of B2B marketers make use of email marketing and sales lead databases as part of their main toolkit. Among other things, this figure means that there’s fierce competition within the ranks of B2B email marketers and, in the zero-sum game of email campaigns, some of them will lose while others will bask in […]

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Going Back to the Basics: How to Evaluate New & Untested Online Marketing Channels

posted by Margaret Spencer on July 31, 2012

Is the trend really your friend? If you’re an active trader in the financial markets, it probably is. For B2B marketers, however, the answer may be a lot harder to arrive at. Nowadays, we face a bewildering array of new online marketing vehicles, promising a whole dimension of customer/prospect engagement and marketing experience – from […]

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