1 The top 10 reasons to use Constant Contact s Marketing Service marketing is one of the most powerful marketing tools available for developing customer and client relationships. To do effective and professional marketing, you ll need a combination of powerful tools and helpful, free training. Constant Contact offers you both. Here are just a few reasons why we re the marketing leader and when you re ready to try Marketing with Constant Contact, simply sign up for our free 60-day trial Constant Contact, Inc. All rights reserved ConstantContact.com
2 Top 10 reasons to use Constant Contact s Marketing Service Page 1 Using your standard system (e.g. Outlook, Eudora, Hotmail, AOL Mail SM, Yahoo etc.) to send a BCC text or HTML message to your list are not the best tools to do it right. Why not? Because your standard system is not designed for marketing and therefore has significant limitations that can actually undermine, rather than aid your marketing efforts. Constant Contact is a Web-based marketing service that s affordable and designed to make professional marketing simple for the non-technical user. By using the Constant Contact, you can avoid common mistakes and get the most out of your marketing efforts. Here are the top 10 reasons to use Constant Contact. Coincidentally, these are also the top ten critical marketing benefits that you won t find in standard systems. Constant Contact: 1. Creates Great Looking s Constant Contact provides professional HTML templates to make great-looking s easy by eliminating the need for any HTML skill. Templates are pre-formatted to help you organize your content. They include fonts, colors and placeholders for graphics and company logos that are easily customized to create a look that matches your company s website or brand. For the technically savvy marketer, Constant Contact allows for complete customization of an campaign in HTML or XHTML. 2. Requires No Technical Skill or Support Staff Whether you are using your system (and going it alone), or using a bulk software package, you will find that Constant Contact can save you precious time and money. With Constant Contact, the bandwidth, power and flexibility are built-in. You don t have to worry about the technology or infrastructure required to send your campaigns. In addition, Constant Contact includes HTML templates and a simple, wizard-driven user interface. There are no set-up costs, and Constant Contact provides free ongoing support, so that you can focus your dollars on your business, not on the logistics of marketing. 3. Delivers Measurable Results Constant Contact enables you to measure the response of each campaign. Constant Contact reports the number of s sent, opened, who opened, who clicked through and which links they clicked on. Reports also show new subscribes, unsubscribes, bounces and formal spam complaints. These reports help you track and measure your success, target more effectively, determine warm leads and improve your results over time. By understanding the individual and campaign results, you will know your subscribers better, and build more effective future campaigns. An important note: What you don t know can hurt you. If you send your from a standard systems and it generates spam complaints, you won t know about them. Furthermore, if your is perceived as spam by ISPs, you run the risk of having your entire corporate server blocked. Businesses need to go through service providers, like Constant Contact, that can help them stay on the right side of the ISPs.
3 Top 10 reasons to use Constant Contact s Marketing Service Page 2 4. Gets Higher Deliverability Constant Contact consistently delivers above 97% of the s on its clients behalf into the recipient s inbox, compared to an industry average of 81%. This is measured by a third-party company. Constant Contact maintains strong permission policies and has an active anti-blocking team working with receiving ISPs on your behalf to ensure that your is delivered and delivered with proper protocols. We develop relationships with ISPs and are white listed to be sure your permission-based gets through. Constant Contact monitors all outgoing to ensure that all major ISPs and corporate domains accept your . If you are using your own client, you may not know if your is being delivered. Often ISPs will just drop s without sending a bounce message. With Constant Contact, you will know which s got delivered and why or why not. 5. Handles Formatting Constant Contact makes sure your s are delivered to your subscribers in the correct format every time. Standard clients can t tell which format each recipient is able to receive HTML or text. If you send HTML from your standard client, some of your recipients will get gibberish that they can t read. In addition, the size of your may exceed the requirements of the ISP or corporate domain, making it more susceptible to blocking and filtering. If you send only plain text, you ll be missing out on response rates up to 35% higher with HTML. 6. Is an Approved Bulk Mailer Many systems and most ISPs limit the number of s that you can send at one time. Further, most ISPs guard against bulk ing, as it is often spam. Constant Contact is a recognized marketing service and has strong relationships with ISPs. These relationships make it easy for you to send bulk . While your address is listed as both the from, and reply to address, the is actually being sent by Constant Contact s server recognized by the ISPs. Today, Constant Contact sends over 650 million s every month on their customers behalf. 7. Follows Professional Mailing Practices For those of you using Outlook or another system, mistakes can happen. Perhaps the most common is exposing your entire list in the To: line. This violates all of your list members confidentiality and exposes their addresses. In addition, failure to include unsubscribe instructions, an unsubscribe link, or a physical mailing address is now against the law. Constant Contact has built in features that help your marketing efforts work within the letter of the law. It provides an automatic and immediate unsubscribe, and requires you to include a physical address in every . In addition, Constant Contact gives you continuous education on marketing best practices through free newsletters, Web seminars, tutorials and in-product guidelines. Topics frequently covered include best days to send, how to write a good subject line, and more.
4 Top 10 reasons to use Constant Contact s Marketing Service Page 3 8. Provides List Hosting and Management Constant Contact hosts your list and automatically performs critical list management functions. These functions can include: signup for new subscribers, editing capabilities so that subscribers can edit their own profiles, and the ability to unsubscribe with one click. Because you are required by law to process an unsubscribe request within 10 days, the unsubscribe functionality alone is critical to successful marketing. In addition, Constant Contact handles the bounced s for you. If you use your system, you are probably overwhelmed by the bounces that you receive in your box. Constant Contact will manage bounces, differentiating between reasons for the bounce (including full mailbox, vacation message, nonexistent address or blocked). Managing these critical list management functions using your standard system is time consuming, confusing, and prone to error. 9. Includes Frequent Updates and Enhancements Using Constant Contact guarantees you will always have the most current tools available to meet the changing requirements of the industry. You won t get additional updates to install as required in the case of most purchased bulk software. With marketing, it is critical to keep up with legal compliance and new technology on the spam elimination front. Most new technologies employed by ISPs to eliminate SPAM will require changes in both how you send , and what you send. Constant Contact provides regular updates and new features to enhance functionality, comply with the law, and optimize delivery though ISPs. In addition, Constant Contact is a founding member of The Service Provider Coalition (ESPC). The goal of the ESPC is to provide unique and effective spam-fighting solutions that will optimize your delivery and response, and minimize the spam in your subscribers inbox. New technologies like authentication (e.g. Sender ID, SPF and Domain Keys) will be integrated into Constant Contact s offering with no effort on your part. 10. Complies With Laws As marketing matures, so do the laws. Constant Contact takes a number of steps to keep you and your organization in compliance with U.S. laws. For example, the U.S. CAN SPAM law that went into effect in January of 2004 requires that every campaign include the physical address of the sender, and that unsubscribes be honored within 10 days of the subscriber s request. Because Constant Contact is in tune with these requirements, we have tailored our system to provide you with the tools to stay in compliance at all times.
5 Top 10 reasons to use Constant Contact s Marketing Service Page 4 Added Bonus - Constant Contact costs less! When you add up the costs of your current method of sending campaigns, you may find that Constant Contact is less costly in terms of resources and time and in real dollars. If you are trying to format your for delivery, or handling bounces in your inbox, time may be your biggest savings. The technical resources to support in-house operations can be expensive. Constant Contact allows you to use marketing without technical resources or an infrastructure to support it. And, Constant Contact charges only a small monthly fee, without set-up or support costs. This keeps your investment small. For any business that uses marketing to communicate with customers and prospects, following best practices, following the law, and keeping your practices up-to-date with changing standards is of the utmost importance. This is the only way you can realize the true power of marketing. Let Constant Contact help you solidify current relationships, initiate new ones, and convert your one-time visitors, (buyers, members etc.) into repeat business and long-term customers. Constant Contact has the important features listed above. This way you can spend your time doing what you do best promoting your own company, product, service, or cause. About Constant Contact Constant Contact, Inc. helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect with their customers, clients, and members. Launched in 1998, Constant Contact champions the needs of small organizations and provides them with an easy and affordable way to build successful, lasting customer relationships. Constant Contact s leading marketing and survey products supported by its expert personal coaching and service help all types of small businesses and organizations create professionallooking newsletters and insightful online surveys, and begin a dialogue with their customers. Today, more than 150,000 customers worldwide trust Constant Contact to help them connect with their audience. With Constant Contact, small businesses also have access to the latest industry information and education to help them learn marketing and survey best practices. Plus, they benefit from Constant Contact s high deliverability rates due to strong partnerships with our ISPs, no-tolerance spam policy, and leadership role in organizations such as the ESPC ( Sender and Provider Coalition). Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., Constant Contact a publicly traded company CTCT on NASDAQ and was named the 14th fastest growing company on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for New England list. FREE 60-DAY TRIAL See for yourself how you can grow your business with our marketing and online survey products. Try them FREE for 60 days. There s no risk, no obligation, and no credit card required. ConstantContact.com
Email Marketing from Constant Contact The Top 10 Reasons You Need an Email Marketing Service Constant Contact, Inc. 1601 Trapelo Road, Suite 329 Waltham, MA 02451 www.constantcontact.com Email marketing
BASICS OF EMAIL MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS Using Email Communications to Build and Strengthen Constituent Relationships THIS GUIDE INCLUDES: Strategies For Reaching Your Intended Recipients Benchmarks For
Best Practices for Email Marketing Table of Contents Whitepaper Introduction The Ten Most Important Tips for Email Marketers What is Permission -Based Email Marketing? Email Marketing Best Practices From
The Power of Email Marketing Interactive Seminar & Workshop Presented by: Pamela Adams The Power of Email Marketing Session 1: Email Marketing 101: Why and How it Works Understand the Basics Before Starting
Table of Contents LEARN HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR ROI WITH EMAIL MARKETING!... 3 WHY EMAIL MARKETING?... 3 EMAIL MARKETING BENEFITS... 4 LIST BUILDING AND SEGMENTATION... 6 START TO BUILD A LIST OF CUSTOMERS,
A Step by Step Guide to Email Marketing Success Using the Wizard Table of Contents Introduction... 3 Quick Start Guide... 4 Step 1: Setup Your Account... 7 How Does Pricing Work?...11 Step 2: Upload Your
Best Practices for Email Marketing With imodules Overview Communication is fundamental in building valuable relationships with your constituents. Emails can be up to 20 times more cost effective and generate
Engage Email Marketing Customers and contacts are some of the biggest assets to any business. But how can you effectively stay front of mind, sell to them more often, or nurture and develop loyalty? One
the ultimate buyer s guide to Selecting an Email Marketing Platform The most comprehensive, practical, and objective guide to choosing the email service provider that best meets the needs of your business.
Top 10 Email Marketing Vendors 2009 Profiles of the Leading Email Marketing Vendors Find the best email marketing software for your company. About Email Marketing Software Email marketing campaigns continue
Campaigner User Guide 2011 j2 Global Canada, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Version 12.3 While every attempt has been made to ensure that the information in this document is accurate and complete, some typographical
Strategic Email Marketing in Five Simple Steps Table of Contents Strategic Email Marketing - In five simple steps 3 Planning 4 Important planning considerations 4 Contact List Management 5 Build your contact
[ Improve the ROI of your email marketing campaigns ] The Four T s of Effective Email Campaigns An e-book by Pardot The Four T s of Effective Email Campaigns Most marketing strategies these days are based
1 An Introduction to EMAIL MARKETING How to Execute & Measure Successful Email Marketing A publication of 2 IS THIS BOOK RIGHT FOR ME? Not quite sure if this ebook is right for you? See the below description
Piersa / HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR EMAIL MARKETING / 1 Piersa / HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR EMAIL MARKETING / 2 Table of Contents Principles 3 Law 4 Chapter One - Strategies 5 Pricing 24 Creating Value for Advertisers
E-mail Marketing: Advantages, Disadvantages and Improving Techniques E. Fariborzi and M. Zahedifard Abstract E-Commerce changes the way organizations do business. Recognizing the significance of E-Commerce
2015 Email Marketing Benchmark Report Page 2/27 Introduction The 25 sectors identified here have been self-selected by the senders. For details of the calculation methods and additional information, please
the new metrics for email marketing Engaging email is strategic email Engaging email is strategic email, and as we ve learned, traditional email campaigns are not strategic. To achieve strategic value,
WHITE PAPER MARCH 2008 Best Practices in Email Marketing 20 Quick Tips for Improving Your Email Programs Actionable advise for maximizing the ROI of your email programs through improved strategy, content,
Nesox Email Marketer White Paper www.nesox.com Title: Technology white paper Version: 1.5 Author: Copyright number: Adnil Zhou 2005SR02878 Date: 2007.1.20 2007 Nesox Solutions, all rights reserved. January,
With hundreds of Help Desk software packages available, how do you choose the best one for your company? When conducting an Internet search, how do you wade through the overwhelming results? The answer
1 Optimizing Landing Pages for Lead Generation and Conversion How to Drive More Leads with Better Landing Pages A publication of 2 IS THIS BOOK RIGHT FOR ME? Not quite sure if this ebook is right for you?
Back to the Basics How to Harness the Power of Newsletters p 212.757.7572 e email@example.com Contents 3 Executive Summary Word Travels Fast Launching a Winning Newsletter 4 Understanding Your Audience
Five new failings of email marketing with best practice solutions Australian research into email marketing Foreword In today s increasingly competitive economic environment, the need to demonstrate ROI
Product Overview for Windows Small Business Server 2011 December 2010 Abstract Microsoft offers Windows Small Business Servers as a business solution for small businesses by providing a simplified setup,