Jun 28

How To Warm Up Your Cold Email Marketing List

Do you currently have a cold mailing list, unresponsive, low open rates, even lower click through rates?

Don’t worry most affiliate marketers suffer from that very same problem.

It’s most likely that the reason your list is cold is because you have not effectively grown your relationship with them.

I will now discuss three ways that you can warm up your list and help you improve on your poor email marketing results.

First, you have to inject some passion into your email subject lines.

Ask questions.

Try shock tactics.

Be very real with your subject line, ensure your email contents are relevant to minimize spam reports.

To improve your subject lines, check out popular sites so as Digg and mimic their headlines, or start a swipe file from more successful marketers and base your own subjects lines loosely on theirs.

Second, your email contents must be of value.

There is no point getting a person to open your email if the contents are useless.

It is simply not good enough to send people on your email list promotion after promoting.

The 2 to 1 ratio is quite a popular method, which means you send 2 emails containing free, valuable information and the third email is a promotional email.

Lastly, structure you email correctly.

Make it easy for the reader to know what action to take.

Always include a ps.

Try to write your emails as if you were talking to a friend, keep them friendly.

Story telling is highly effective too if you can take a real life situation and blend it into your email content.

Above all you should always be honest.

Never make false claims or lie in an email.

Keep it real!

Now you know three ways to improve you email marketing success, head over to your

Jun 25

Advantages Of Direct Marketing

B2B direct marketing has been proven effective through all ages. Much more, today’s modern time calls for a regular direct marketing imposture for you to be able to keep in touch with the businesses’ fast paces.

Direct mail can be used for other reasons besides making a direct sale.

Flexible Targeting

B2B direct marketing enables you to talk directly identify, isolate and represent with well defined target markets. This means you get a higher conversion and success rate than if you tried communicating to everyone in the mass market. And direct marketing online is also far cheaper than mass market communication.

Multiple Uses

B2B direct marketing doesn’t just have to be used to sell it can be used to test new markets and trial new products or customers, to reward existing customers to build loyalty, collect information for future campaigns, or segment a customer base.

Cost Effectiveness

The cost per acquisition of direct mail can be significantly less than other marketing methods. Plus once you’ve acquired a customer, you can also benefit from highly profitable repeat sales, gained once again through marketing methods.

Ease of Management

It provides greater control and accountability than other marketing methods. It is easy to measure results because you know exactly how many people you’ve contacted in the first place. Once you’ve run a direct marketing campaign and know the conversion rates involved, you can work on refining and improving your success rates. Plus it also makes it easier to plan, forecast and budget for future direct marketing campaign.

Rapid Delivery

Direct marketing is both swift and flexible in achieving results. This is especially true for telemarketing, one of the direct marketing tools, as the results of a conversation can be logged immediately and scripts adjusted straight away to improve results.

Testing

Jun 24

Four Effective Online Advertising Methods

Online business owners know that they need to advertise their business on the internet but often do not know the best methods to use to advertise. There are many different techniques that advertiser use to display and promote their ads over the internet and there are specific benefits that each technique provides a user with. Choosing the right method to advertise is the first step in running a successful online advertising campaign which will increase sales and promote your business.

1. The most inexpensive form of online advertising is posting ads on classified advertising websites. Most of the top classified ad websites allow users to post ads for free. There is no reason not to take advantage of any free advertising space given to you. Although these ads are not going to generate a significant amount of revenue for an online business, they will increase exposure and sales of a business at no cost to the owner.

2. Another very cheap way to advertise on the internet is to post in forums that are of related content to your advertisements. Forums are one of the best ways to target your advertisements towards your target market. Posting in forums and buying ad space on forums that are filled with potential customers is a very effective way to bring new customers to your website and generate more traffic than ever before.

3. Millions of internet users spend hours a day reading articles about various topics online. Advertising on blogs and article websites that will place your ads on relevant articles is a cheap, efficient way to reach customers in your target market. Ads can be in the form of banners, text, video, and other rich media ad forms that will attract attention from a viewer.

4. One last successful method of advertising

Jun 24

High Definition Television Has A Role In Advertising And Marketing

Television, the mass medium for news, views, information and entertainment, and being one of the most effective methods of reaching the masses, plays a significant role in the marketing and advertising industry.

Television, which has the added advantage of sight and sound against other media like print, bill boards, mailers, looks indispensable for marketing and advertising industry as the main promotional activities of these sectors are currently being done through TV.

In India, television commands 72 per cent of the urban Indian’s time spent on media. The reach of television has grown by 12 per cent since 1999. Cable and satellite penetration has risen from 29 million in 1999 to 40 million, a 31 per cent growth, which is more than double the figure of television’s rate of growth. Around half of all homes in India with televisions now have cable and satellite subscriptions. This shows how TV is important for advertising and marketing industry apart from news magazines etc.

As the television covers more and more houses both in urban and rural areas by days, there comes its more developed digital format the high definition television.

High definition television gives high quality picture on the screen and the quality of the sound is also superior to that of a regular TV set.

Higher picture sharpness, larger picture, more colors, wider picture, multi channel digital CD quality sound are some of the feature of the High definition television. Types of high definition television include direct view, plasma, rear screen, and front screen projection.

Under the high definition television, standard pictures become six times the resolution of a regular TV set. High definition television set presents a 720 to 1080 lines of resolution compared with just 525 lines presented on a regular television set. Motions are

Jun 24

Indias Growth In The Advertising Industry

The Indian advertising industry as it stands today is all about business. It has grown from being a small scale business to a full grown industry. It has come up as one of the key industries and tertiary sectors and has expanded its reach be it with respect to creative branding, the capital deployed or the workforce involved. Advertising firms in India, in no time have carved a niche for themselves and set themselves on the world map. It is one of the key factors to improve your business.

Advertising agencies in India with an estimated value of es13, 200 crore has astonished many the world over with some astounding work that has emerged in the recent past. The creative minds in Indias creative branding agencies have produced some unbelievable concepts and work that can be considered as masterpieces in the field of advertising.

Event management in the country too has taken a leap. Print Media agencies, Outdoor Ad agencies and PR companies all have come a long way from being small and medium sized industries to becoming well known brands in the business. Various advertising firms, PR agencies, outdoor ad agencies in India have emerged as some of the top agencies of the country.

The Indian economy is on an upswing and the market is on a constant path of growth. With the market expanding, Indian advertising agencies have much to cheer. Businesses are turning to advertising firms to cash in on profitable business opportunities. Expansion in business has resulted in a consequent boom in the advertising industry as well.

Advertising agencies in India today deal with national and international projects. This is essentially due to the fact that the industry offers a range of functions to its clients that cover end to end solutions including client

Jun 22

Car Wrap Advertising

Advertising on cars:

This comes under the category of “Mobile Outdoor Advertising” or “Mobile Hoardings” or “Mobile Billboards” or “Wrap Advertising”

Advertising on cars has come into existence because of the limitations of Billboard advertising. Billboards are static and expensive.

1) Only people who go through the particular road or junction where the billboard is present can see the advertisement on it. That too when they stop or pause because of traffic signals or traffic jams. So, the target customers in the case of billboard advertising are limited.

2) Billboard advertising is also expensive. The cost of a single billboard advertising located at a busy road generally runs into lacs of rupees per month. So, companies with limited or small advertising budgets cannot opt for this medium. Only corporates can afford.

Also print media and electronic media, target people who are sitting are indoor i.e those in homes or offices. There is no specific media for people who are outdoor and mobile or commuting. i.e. who are on the move through the busy roads.

“Advertising on cars” bridges this gap in the advertising mix. It targets the complete outdoor market, i.e. people who are on move, walking or driving or traveling in cars or buses or trains. It is very cost effective and influential compared to billboard advertising.

These cars move around the city thereby taking your brand message to your target customers all over the city. These cars move through the busy roads and pass through your target geographic areas, thereby allowing you to target customers geographically.

You can select cars that drive through your target areas.

Advertising on cars takes your brand to millions of your customers in the city, thereby creating brand awareness. It creates millions of impressions all over the city in your customer’s minds, thereby

Jun 21

What Is The Importance Of Outdoor Advertising In A Commercialised Age

Brand promotion through outdoor media is considered effective and relevant with the changing scenarios of time. Modern advertisers heavily invest in outdoor advertising to promote their brands. The oldest yet one of the most effective means of brand promotion, outdoor ads still recreate the magic of advertising through outdoor media.
Today”s world is becoming more and more commercialised. The upfront of brand awareness of brands and the ceaseless growth of commercialization, both contribute to the rising requirement of more and more brand promotion solutions. Advertising, as a brand promotion means is considered important and essential to create brand impression on the target customers.

From the perspective of outdoor advertising, various interesting observations have so far been made by experts. Outdoor ad practices such as airport advertising, mall advertising, metro advertising etc are considered synonymous to latest promotion means for modern advertising. Providing a richer and fuller impact about brands to customers, these outdoor advertising practices have created a landmark in making a history of advertising India at present.

Why outdoor media?

Outdoor media has the potential to reach massive group of customers through a single ad. Outdoor ads are exposed in public for customers to access and gather brand information. The buying habit of customers is widely influenced through outdoor media. The reason is simple. Every section of customers moves outdoors for personal and professional reasons. Providing valuable brand information to all these customers, outdoor media of advertising is considered one of the most effective means of promotion products.

Another reason which supports the usage of outdoor media for brand promotion is that, it is a more interactive medium to promote brands. Especially with the introduction of various new age tools, outdoor brand promotion has created its footholds. Airport advertising, metro advertising, mall advertising all these

Jun 21

The Film Marketing Handbook

Successful filmmakers dont become successful overnight. After months and years of hard work and toiling, they create a great film. However, creating a great film is of no use if the film is not marketed well. Unless the filmmaker spreads awareness about his film, he wont be able to draw audiences to watch the film. This is why marketing a movie has become extremely important. It is crucial to the success of your film. Digital marketing is fast catching up these days.

The advertising of a film is known as film marketing or film promotion and the people who are responsible for this are called as film distributors. The way in which a film is promoted can make the difference between success and failure. The success of a film largely depends on the way it is marketed. A well made film marketed poorly does not serve any purpose. Movie marketing is an art to be learnt. There are guides available online that are useful for filmmakers intending to successfully market and sell their film to an emerging global digital audience. These guides teach filmmakers to capitalize on their production and position it for maximum sales and distribution potential.

Movie marketing guides are useful and informative. They are an essential component of film based projects. They provide aspiring directors and producers with a clear path to marketing their production. If you want to cultivate global digital audiences, these guides are highly recommended. You will learn to incorporate the best practice to plan your marketing strategies. It will help you successfully position your project for independent distribution. Marketing independent movies or marketing independent films takes talent and hard work. If you have invested your time and energy to create a project you want to share with more than just your

Jun 21

The Disadvantages Of Subliminal Advertising

Due to the complexity of the human mind, it has various levels of consciousness: the state of dreaming, conscious rational and lastly the subconscious level. This last level is one which is not able to function through logic or reasoning abilities, and cannot differentiate between what is real and what is fictional.

Subliminal messages sent into the subconscious mind gives it the foundation to grow the message into reality. It is a form of thought controlling, as there is a link of communication between the subconscious and the conscious mind, allowing it to affect each other. Hence, there is much controversy surrounding the use of these subliminal messages, as hidden persuasive messages have been used to influence audiences. Such incidents are commonly found in commercials and advertising, and in rock music. There has been much criticism on the use of insidious subliminal messages to maximize revenue.

Subliminal messages used in advertising or subliminal advertising, are most of the time consisting of brief visual or audio messages that our brain does not consciously register what it has seen or heard. Most of the time, there is less than 25% chance that the message will be picked up by the conscious, and is used to provide stimulus for action.

Subliminal advertising does exist. In actual fact, very little marketing agencies endeavor to input such messages due to the powerful impact that they can place on the audience, which would lead to overwhelming bad press that would be received if the subliminal message was found out. This puts off any potential benefit that the subliminal advertising may bring.

According to an April 2006 issue of the New Scientist, research has proven that subliminal advertising messages do work, under the right conditions. The researchers also found that priming only works when

Jun 20

How A Ppc Advertising Program Works

Starting out on the road to online promotion? Then you will no doubt be facing the same dilemma that every website owner faces: how best to achieve good results in the search engines. Starting a PPC account is fairly easy, but without careful planning your Return on Investment (ROI) will not be optimal. I have spent many years creating and maintaining PPC advertising campaigns.

Increasingly competitive, Pay per Click (PPC) advertising is a relatively new yet highly effective way to attract targeted traffic to your website. PPC advertising works on a bid for position basis. You bid against similar companies for positioning on certain search engines higher bids = higher listings for keywords that are relevant to your site. Increasing fans is a must because if they see one of their friends on your site as a friend, you can gain from this connection by getting a great testimonial for the product you are advertising.

Bidding can be very competitive, with advertisers paying above $5 per click. Consider your price an acquisition cost per customer. Bid cost is determined by how competitive a keyword is, so you want to find the sweet spot of less competitive (thereby less expensive) and yet highly relevant keywords. Bidding on your brand ensures you are there when it counts.

PPC advertising is an extension of search engine optimization, and falls into the specialized category of search engine marketing, or SEM. PPC advertising is a form of internet advertising in which ads are displayed on relevant search results or content pages, and advertisers incur costs only when users click on their ads. Also known as paid search, PPC allows you to reach potential customers at the exact moment they are searching the internet for your company, products or services. PPC advertising is the

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