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 Email Marketing Tips
November 2009
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Marketing Tip: Discover the Power of Event Marketing
Success Stories:
"...people are impressed..."
2 Key Strategies for success today
eXtra Contact Spotlight: Maria Killam Colour & Design
Upcoming Event:
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Each month we share with you powerful Email Marketing Tips to help you GROW your business! This month I focus in on '2 Key Strategies for email marketing success: Deliverability &Testing.'

Business/Marketing Tips,
provided by Gail Watson, introduces Constant Contact's 'Event Marketing.'

Looking for some help when it comes to online marketing... Sign up for our webinar, 'Power of Email Marketing'; December 10th... more details below. We are using the Event Marketing feature to organize this event.

eXtra Contact is proud to be named a Finalist for the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards for 2009 in the 'Innovation' category. Congratulations to 'Everything Wine' who won this year and all the other nominees!
"What do you need to sell more?..." Please contact us today for your complimentary 'Sales Action Work Sheet'... to help you sell more!
 Looking forward to hearing from you, Dave

PS I'd love to stay connected with you through your Social Media sites as well... send me an invitation!

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Marketing Tip: Discover the Power of Event Marketing
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I have ran numerous events in my time and know what it takes to run an event properly (promote, organize, track & email registrants and more). Constant Contact's Event Planning helps you get started and stay on track. I like it so much that I have switched to using it for our next event...

Get a powerful - yet simple - tool to manage your events  - Event Marketing is built specifically to help small businesses and organizations shine. Get foolproof step-by-step instructions to help set up events with no software to download and no technical, design, or event planning skills needed.

Professional, online registration reflects you at your best - Project a professional image: Ad-free, brandable communications keep your invitees focused on you.
Track your online registrations easily - Get an instant dashboard view of online registrations and payment methods. Plus, built-in reports provide detailed information to help you plan both current and upcoming events.

Promote your event and fill seats quickly with built-in tools - With our Event Marketing features, you get easy-to-use email invitations, reminders, event homepages, and your own public events calendar.
Collect online credit card payments securely - Online registration management automates collection of any event fees with secure PayPal credit card processing with Visa, Mastercard, and American Express (additional charges apply). You can also accept event payment by cash or check, by mail or at the door.
You've got live help from real people - Get FREE, unlimited, personalized event marketing coaching - by phone, email, chat and in person. We're here to help you every step of the way.

More Information On Constant Contact Event Marketing please visit the website for FREE 60 day trial. Contact us if you need extra help.
Success Stories
"My client's have commented on how professional my Newsletters look. I picked up three new clients after my first newsletter from subscribers calling me. I should have started years ago"  
JR, CPGA Golf Professional, KingGolf.ca
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2 Key Strategies for success today
Keep your email marketing strategies up to date and effective as technology changes quickly.  You don't need me to tell you that!  We are all plagued with the frustration of 'having to keep up' or always ask, 'is this the best way' and it feels like just when we've learned something new and are feeling like we're on top of it all... it changes.

The good news is we are continually researching and staying in touch with the best practices to ensure email marketing works and is a success.    
Recently there has been a lot of talk within the industry about why  email marketing strategies of yesterday will not work for email marketing success today.   

Here are 2 key strategies that will bring your email marketing into today's success:
  • Deliverability
  • Test & Measure
Read the full article to find out how Deliverability and Test & Measure will help you stay on top of your email marketing plan.
eXtra Contact Spotlight:
Maria Killam Colour & Design
Visit Maria's websiteEach month we introduce you to an eXtra Contact client:

Meet Maria Killam from 'Maria Killam Colour & Design'

View Maria's newslettersIn addition to running her own interior design firm, Maria teaches colour theory as part of the Interior Design program at the Vancouver Community College. 

She is also Founder and Editor of the blog, Colour Me Happy, which has been featured 5 times in the Washington Post Blog Watch.

Upcoming Event: The Power of Email Marketing Webinar
Register Now!
The Power of Email Marketing Webinar  

We are looking forward to having you on the webinar to be held on:
Thursday, December 10th, 2009
10am - 12noon

Through the webinar you will learn:
  • What email marketing is, and what it isn't
  • How you can use it to build closer relationships with your audience
  • Tips and techniques for email marketing best practices
  • Tools for building a mailing list and keeping subscribers loyal and engaged
  • How often to communicate with your audience, and how to get readers to take action
  • How to get your email to the inbox --- and then opened

If you have any questions about the event or how to register please contact Gail at 604-985-3739. Register now; prior to our WebEvent you will be receiving the access information and instructions.Thank you for consideration, and I look forward to having you join in the event.
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eXtra Contact has successfully completed the Constant Contact University 'The Power of Email Marketing' and the first Canadian company to be certified. Through this certification we are able to present Constant Contact email marketing courses. We will be announcing dates for the Vancouver area this fall. We are always looking for great opportunities to share our experience and knowledge with new audiences.  If your chamber, trade organization or association would like to learn more about email communications then Email Dave now!
eXtra Contact, our success is your success! We look forward to helping you grow your business by keeping you 'top of mind' with your clients & prospects to build relationships & trust through professional email marketing.
Please contact us today for more details and for your complimentary 'Sales Action Work Sheet' ... that will help you sell more!
David Watson, P.Eng.
eXtra Contact
PS Comments or question? I would love to hear from you!
phone: 604-985-3283