Working Together

Working Together: How to Prepare

So, you’ve decided that you’d like to do a better job of marketing your business/cause/non-profit/self/project and you’ve come to me for help – Great! Here are some steps to take before we can work together effectively.

    1. Gather your email addresses into a spreadsheet. If you are already using an Email Service Provider such as Constant Contact you may already have this step covered. If not, you’ll want to download your email contacts from wherever they live. Some typical places might be: Outlook; Gmail; LinkedIn; Hotmail; MSN; Yahoo or your Mac’s address book if you’re using MacMail. Do a little sleuthing and you’ll find instructions on how to download from any of these platforms into a spreadsheet that you can work with.
    2. Segment Your Lists. Once you have your emails in a spreadsheet you’ll want to create some columns to segment (categorize) your list.  The more columns, the better. Typical things people often segment people by: zip code; relationship (friend, family, business associate, customer); age; birthday; anything that makes a contact different from another one is a reason to create a column. Once you have your columns set up – run through your list and put an “X” in every box that makes sense – ie, a person can be part of more than one list – you may want to reach out to someone for multiple reasons.

      Why to segment your lists - working together

      Why to segment your lists – Thanks, Sumo!

    3. Learn Best Practices. At this point if you want to get an idea of my thinking have a look at one or more of my training videos.
    4. Join My List. If you’re not already receiving my business newsletter – sign up. This will help you see the process I use in my business and it’s something similar to what I’ll advise you to create if you don’t already have something like this set up.

    5. Extra credit – if you don’t already have a Constant Contact account – let me know and I will sign you up for a trial. I’d be happy to do this and it will help me help you customize  your account.

If you’ve made it to this point, it’s time to get in touch and we can get started.  Thanks for reading this.  I’m always open to feedback – so feel free to let me know if this has been helpful or not. I look forward to working together.

 

Albert Kaufman
February 7, 2017

Albert Kaufman December 2016 Working Together

Marketing Classes & Webinars

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Webinar: Wednesday March 29th @ 11 AM – Gettings Started with Email Marketing with Albert Kaufman – Learn more here.

The Power of Email Marketing: Featuring Social Media Engagement for Artists & Art-Related Businesses

From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don't!), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing. Join us!

Start:
April 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm
End:
April 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Location:

Beaverton City Library - Room A
12375 SW 5th St.
Beaverton, OR 97005

What to Say, and How to Say It: Using words & images to craft your messages with Albert Kaufman

This seminar will teach you the time-saving tips, techniques, and yes, even apps that will help your content - and the way you share it - succeed!

Start:
April 5, 2017 at 7:30 am
End:
April 5, 2017 at 9:00 am
Location:

CherryWood Village
1417 SE 107th Ave.
Portland, OR 97216

Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media: With the Wilsonville Rotary Club

Here's how to make the most of the combination of email and social media for your business. When the session is done you’ll have a greater understanding of marketing basics and how to put them into place using the best tools and platforms available.

Start:
May 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm
End:
May 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Location:

Al Kader Shrine Center
25100 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Do you need a marketing presenter for your next event? Please get in touch

I offer free marketing classes (and webinars) in the Portland Metro area and beyond. I teach online marketing for small businesses and non-profits. I’m also available for consulting. Get in touch if you’d like a hand.

Here are the classes I offer:

  • A Morning of Social Media
    Back to Business: 60 Ways to Grow Your List
    Build Your Marketing Toolkit
    Build Your Outreach Toolkit
    Events & Registration
    Feedback and Surveys
    Getting Started with Email Marketing
    Getting Started with Social Campaigns
    Getting Started with Email Plus (all of the Constant Contact Tools)
    Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media
    Harness the Power of Mobile
    Holiday Offers & Promotions
    Look Great in The Inbox
    Making the Case for Mobile
    Measuring Your Marketing Reports & Analytics
    Newsletters and Announcements
    Offers & Promotions
    Social Media 101
    Social Media 102
    Social Media Timesavers
    Standout Subject Lines

  • Many of these can be seen as webinars – here

Albert Kaufman December 2016 Working Together

Marketing Plans

What Working Together Can Look Like

If you’ve thought about starting with email marketing or updating your current effots, I’m here to help. If you’d like an idea of what working with me will cost, have a look at my recently created Email Marketing Plans by Albert Kaufman. Within you’ll see a variety of packages and get an idea of how we can organize your approach together.  It’s taken me a long time to come up with a plan and I’d love your feedback.  Feel free to reach out to me to discuss your business and your needs and we can fashion an effort that works for you.

Email marketing has been shown to return on average $44.25 per dollar spent on marketing.  That’s the highest level out there – more than Facebook and Twitter combined.  It’s how small businesses and non-profits effectively reach out.

Currently, I mainly work with Constant Contact as an email service provider for clients. If you choose to go that route, you can start with a 2-month trial account that can show you all the bells and whistles.  Constant Contact is the industry leader for on-line marketing for small businesses and it’s what I prefer to use also because I know it the best. I also offer many classes and webinars (mostly free) for your further education in this exciting area.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Albert Kaufman
Portland, Oregon
http://albertideation.com

The Bagdad Theater, Portland, Oregon

The Bagdad Theater, Portland, Oregon

 

Oregon Coast Small Business Marketing Classes

Oregon Coast

Small Business Marketing Classes on the Oregon Coast – May 2016

Standout Subject Lines: Get Open, Get Read, Get Results – May 18th 10am

How are your subject lines working – or NOT working – to capture the attention and interest of your audience? This fast-paced seminar will take a deeper dive into the mechanics of truly effective subject lines.

Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, Oregon – FREE

Automate Your Marketing! Planning Ahead to Convert & Keep – May 18th 1pm

Autoresponder campaigns do what YOU wish you had the time to do! Use them to follow up, inform, entertain, & provide incentives for action & engagement – they work automatically while you focus on your business.
Hoffman Center for the Arts, Manzanita, Oregon – FREE

Hello,
If you’re a small business, non-profit, government organization or have a film or other project you’d like to promote, my upcoming classes on May 18th will go over the best tools to use for marketing – email marketing and social media.  I hope you’ll attend.  They’re free and I’ve been teaching small businesses how to market themselves for the past 8 years.  I’ll be teaching how to keep in touch with clients and customers and keep you top of mind all year long.
http://albertideation.com/coast to learn more and register for each class – here’s a little synopsis
On May 18th the morning class will go into why subject lines are so important and the features that go into writing great ones. If your material is not opened then noone will get to experience your greatness.  There are tools out there that can help with this.
After lunch I’ll go into autoresponders.  That’s probably my favorite topic of all as I’ve been creating autoresponder series since I learned about them last year. They’re a great way to help clients and customers learn about your business in a systematic way that benefits you (they are sent and forget) and your customers.
Please share this notice with someone you know whose business or effort could benefit from some marketing help.
Once again, please register for any class here: http://albertideation.com/coast
Thank you!

Webinar: 5.23.16 11am-12:30pm PST – Getting Started with Constant Contact with Albert Kaufman

Manzanita Coast