Are You Making This Embarrassing E-Mail Mistake?

Written by Nick Nichols

About a month ago I got a cold call from a guy selling Web servers. He apparently got my name fromrepparttar WhoIs directory of Internet domain names.

As an Internet marketing consultant with several Web sites, I'm always interested in knowing whatrepparttar 109618 current market pricing is for hosting, so I letrepparttar 109619 guy give me his pitch.

He asked me what kind of server configuration I needed, then told me he would send me a quote and some information about his company.

He made no attempt to qualify me at all -- other than knowing I had some Web sites. He eagerly offered to "send me something" without any idea of whether I was interested in changing hosts, what my budget was, or how soon I could make a decision, etc.

Then I receivedrepparttar 109620 following email message from him about a month after he had called me: (Name changed to protectrepparttar 109621 guilty.)

RE: company overview

Hi Nick,

I just wanted to touch base with you. I haven't spoken to you in awhile, and I just wanted to see if you had any questions.

Please let me know, my contact information is below.

Best Regards,

Albert De Salvo

Enterprise Solutions Manager

Since I get email like this just about every day, and since this particular time I had a charitable urge to make a point with this person, I composedrepparttar 109622 following reply:

Dear Albert,

Thanks so much for writing!

Yes, I do distinctly rememberrepparttar 109623 last time we spoke. I don't get many calls so yours is indelibly etched in my mind.

In fact, your call was so important, I made a note of our conversation and put it in my tickler file as follows:

"Albert from called. He had no idea about my needs but that's okay. He works for a big company so I guess that should be enough to impress me.

Email Marketing - 8 Tips How NOT to Get Your Advertisement Read

Written by Edward Gause

Email marketing is one ofrepparttar most effective marketing methods available - if done correctly. Withrepparttar 109617 recent wave of email viruses going around, people are becoming more reluctant to open email from strangers, including me.

With that in mind, here are some highly effective methods to get your advertisement, that you worked so hard on, sent straight to my trash folder:

- If your email address looks like gibberish or appears to be coded as in,,, or, I don't know you - TRASH!

- If your email address is or addressed to, I don't have any friends byrepparttar 109618 name of "Friend" and my name is "Edward" so I don't know you and you obviously don't know me. - TRASH!

- If your email subject begins with "ADV", or "URGENT" or Re: to a subject I never sent - TRASH! I'll take my chances not reading those "urgent" emails.

Ok, your ad has initially made it pass my "trigger-happy" delete finger and didn't get tossed immediately inrepparttar 109619 trash. Good deal, but still not there yet. Here's how to get your ad tossed inrepparttar 109620 trash after it's been opened but still not read:

- If your email requires me to write you via "snail mail" or call you (long distance at that!) to be removed from your list - TRASH! I don't want anything to do with you if I have to spend money to request removal from a list I shouldn't have been on inrepparttar 109621 first place.

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