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Albert’s CTCT Reviews

CTCT Marketplace reviews:

Albert is an Email Expert!

by PeteL77 on 07/06/2014

If you’re looking for friendly, expert help with your Constant Contact and other marketing needs, look no further. Albert has taught me many email marketing tricks and shared the down-low on many of Constant Contact’s special features, including Surveys, Segmenting, and Template design. Albert is willing to sit down and literally walk you through everything, step by step, at your own pace, and on your own time requirements. Highly recommended Constant Contact Expert!

 

Constant Contact is great!

by Downtown Boise Association on 07/21/2020

We use Constant Contact for all public and membership newsletters, surveys, and contact databases. Never any issues!

 

Grateful for working with Albert!

by SteveH730 on 07/10/2020

Albert has been a wonderful coach, advisor, and all-around champion for our organization for several years. He brings energy and enthusiasm to all of his work and provides thoughtful and encouraging advice when we need it most. We have been lucky to work with Albert over the years and recommend him highly for his creativity, excellent skills in marketing, and commitment to the community. Thanks, Albert!

 

Conversation With Albert

by LarryJ345 on 06/28/2020

As an entrepreneur I get to work, study, and teach all types of people oftentimes our personalities don’t match but sometimes they do. That’s the case with Albert he has a sort of soft-spoken way he shares information with his clients that allows them to relax and absorb his message. I had the privilege of interviewing Albert on one of my Zoom Interviews and since that time we’ve been able to share content back and forth in emails and I continue to learn from his many years of experience and wisdom.

 

A true marketing professional and coach

by US_Archive on 08/21/2019

Albert is a master at keeping things simple and understandable. I’m just getting going again with Constant Contact and his advice has been well taken. He has also helped to make me feel more comfortable about including some of my personal feelings about climate change, Puget Sound, etc., into my business messages. Why not…

 

CC demystified: Albert knows Constant Contact like the back of his hand

by kymbo1 on 07/30/2019

I’ve worked with Albert for over 4 years attending workshops, one on one with CC, and in a few different PDX communities. He has a very calming presence that is critical in learning something new and techy. Albert has helped me see how easy it is to use CC and he is very patient and empathetic with me, as I struggle with dyslexia as well. Thanks, Albert. I look forward to another session with you soon. Kim Gordon Cumbo

 

Working with Albert Kaufman

by MarkB952 on 01/23/2019

I’ve worked with Albert for years and he’s a great resource, teacher, and go-to guy for not only Constant Contact emails but for social media strategies in general. From a workshop on email marketing I attended in his living room years ago to the larger workshops he leads now, Albert always has helpful tips and shortcuts to take you to the next level, wherever you are. I highly recommend Albert…

 

Wow, what a jewel!

by Parrish_Books on 11/14/2018

I sent an email asking if I could hire Albert to help me with the newsletter I always struggle to create. I was prepared to pay for his time but he immediately jumped in and got me headed in the right direction with a free consultation I was not expecting. (I was wrapping a book order when he responded so quickly so I dropped everything and listened to what he had to say. And I am glad I did.) I think I am going to finagle some of his time to make other improvements in our business approach to media. Whatever he charges will be more than worth it. Thanks, Albert.

 

Charles Baldwin

by charlesb680 on 09/04/2018

Albert is the reason we subscribe to Constant Contact. He is a knowledgeable professional in all facets of online communication. He listens well, is able to pinpoint problems and recommend solutions, is always available when a need arises, and he is creative. I cannot think of enough superlatives to describe this man. Find time to meet him and he will not disappoint.

 

Terrific coach and champion

by SteveH730 on 09/04/2018

We have been blessed to work with Albert Kaufman as our email marketing coach and promoter. He has coached me over the years to produce newsletters with a growing readership and reminded me of features and new products that we could use to strengthen our message. Plus, he’s a real champion for our mission and programs. Special thanks to Albert for all his support and encouragement!

 

Fantastic!

by JenniferG27 on 09/01/2018

Albert was super fast and helpful! He gave us some great ideas for getting more opens and clicks and they worked. When we need email help, we call Albert!

 

genuinely helpful

by PaulL488 on 08/30/2018

Albert has always generously offered his support and insight in a way that is truly helpful to someone like me, who is not overly fluent in computer matters. Albert has an expanded sense of vision, in that he is very interested in supporting people and projects that will benefit the greater good.

 

Love working with Albert Kaufman

by StephenH067 on 08/22/2016

Albert is an excellent advisor on email marketing, surveys, and broader communications strategies. He listens well, provides sound advice, and genuinely cares about our success. He also provides recommendations on how we can enhance our outreach and communications, and he is willing to provide hands-on support. It’s been a true privilege working with Albert! Thanks! Steve Higgs SAGE Executive Director

 

Excellent Marketing Coach

by NigelL83 on 08/05/2016

Albert listened to my story when I first contacted him with great interest and has helped me understand the basics of email marketing. We are about to launch our first campaign. I could not have a better guide to assist me. Thanks, Albert.

 

Countless Helpful Suggestions!

by SteveB9336 on 08/04/2016

“I first met Albert at the Oregon Country Fair in 2015, and he immediately had some useful suggestions as to how to make my newsletters more small-screen friendly, and more appealing in general. Since that time, he has offered countless helpful suggestions that have led to more compelling communications and a happier and more vital list. He also reinforced the benefits of my own humorous “Daily Laughsitive” feature by doing one of his own, Song A Day. Steve Bhaerman Author, comedian www.wakeuplaughing.com

 

So helpful

by KellyA060 on 04/02/2021

I’ve been a Constant Contact customer for nine years and have been very pleased with all the services. I needed to take my marketing to the next level and I’m a one-woman show and not super tech savvy so tend to hesitate when it comes to learning how to navigate new things. I scheduled a consult with Albert and it was so helpful! Very hands-on and I not only better understand the systems I wanted to start using but also got several great little nuggets that he showed me. Really appreciate this service!

 

Customizable Landing Pages

CustomizableCustomizable Landing Pages

I’ve been waiting for something exciting to share with you. Constant Contact now has customizable landing pages! This is a game-changer. If you need a hand creating one of these, please reach out. Here’s an example of my Song a Day offering. These landing pages have the ability to supercharge your previous sign-up form(s) and give you the power of a high-priced web designer! I’m excited to add these in for clients and as part of my marketing efforts.

When I sent out my monthly newsletter for friends and family, The Eleven, this Saturday, I was immediately reminded of one of the benefits of sending out a regular newsletter. Connection. I started hearing back from friends and family right away and the notes keep coming in. I think that’s one of the challenges of this time – how to stay connected with everyone when it’s not simply a matter of arranging an in-person meeting. The relationships that you’ve spent years developing are not only a potential line of support they may be what’s keeping your business afloat, as well. So, now is not the time to go silent.

Even if you can’t figure out exactly what the right thing to say is, it makes sense to reach out and remind people that you’re alive and thinking of them. Email newsletter open rates have actually climbed significantly in recent months. If you need encouragement, please get in touch and I’ll help you get started or keep you going!

Have a good week,

Albert Kaufman
Constant Contact has a New Look
Constant Contact has a New Look

Constant Contact Customizable Landing Pages

Custom Landing Pages give you the freedom to create a single-use webpage, with a clear goal and focused call-to-action, without having to maintain a full website.

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2018 Biz Year in Review

2018 Biz Year in Review

Here are my business newsletters for Albertideation for 2018. Enjoy – get in touch with any questions or comments or feel free to comment below.

January 2018 – I shared about using holidays to market your business: https://conta.cc/2FIX0Vh

February: A new list segmentation tool is available to you. https://conta.cc/2FGH3Pg

March: https://conta.cc/2FK3FPaIt Sure Beats Working: A Book Recommendation

May 2018: Here’s how I use Email Marketing to reach people

https://conta.cc/2FGg1aZ

More May: Happy Memorial Day + Digital Summit Portland + GDPR

https://conta.cc/2FJT5aP

June 2018: What would it be like to have a Super Fan + Marketing Ace working for you?

https://conta.cc/2IsYiS7

July 2018  https://conta.cc/2LY8p3F – Summer update

August 2018 – Thank you note to clients https://conta.cc/2PdD1Q4

October 2018 – What Do Coffee, Fall and Webinars have in Common? Really great marketing guide document + putting ideas into action

https://conta.cc/2IC0591

November 2018 – 3 Of the Biggest Shopping Days are coming up quick – I can help you prepare

https://conta.cc/2QHfpoe

December 2018 – Here’s how to compete against larger retailers – you can personalize your message!

https://conta.cc/2EvwCyu

January 2019 – Happy New Year 🍸– Here are my 1st week of the year suggestions https://conta.cc/2F6TbZE

Text 2 Join

One way to build your list is using the Text2Join feature

Text 2 Join

Text Albert to 22828 to join my list

Give this a try and see what you think.  Then, add that into your own list-building mix.  You can make a sign; put it on your business card and get clever about how to use this process.  Enjoy! Get started here

 

Constant Contact

Email Marketing Service Providers

Email Marketing Service Providers – 2018

Here is information about various Email Marketing Service providers. Most of these have many of the same features – and some are easier to use than others. Once you’ve picked one and want to get started, check out my many articles on how to build your list and training videos, too.

Constant Contact – These folks are excellent. Possibly the most expensive in this category, but you also get a lot for what you pay for. Great support. If you want to work together, it’s likely we’ll be using Constant Contact 🙂

Constant Contact logo

Robly – A less expensive alternative to Constant Contact with some interesting features I haven’t seen anywhere – NextGen – which allows a user to re-send a newsletter to those who haven’t opened it yet. Robly AI – which tracks when recipients have received an email in the past and then sends again at that time is also pretty cool.  These alone makes this service worth a look.

Robly

Aweber – I’ve used Aweber in the past. I have a number of clients who’ve switched to it in the past. I think mostly because of the action-based triggers it offers. My experience is that it is not nearly as user-friendly for beginner users – I’d love to hear what your experience is if you use Aweber.aweber

Getresponse – This is one you hear about a lot – I’ll write here more as I learn more about this solution

Getresponse

Mailchimp – You get what you don’t pay for. I’ve written an article why I think it does not make sense to use Mailchimp. That said – it’s way better than using nothing – and I hope you have success if you go this route.

Active Campaign

Vertical Response

 

They Say it’s Your Birthday

They say it’s your Birthday!

Everyone loves to celebrate their birthday. You can bring a smile to the face of your friends, family, clients, and customers by sending them an email on their birthday. In this 13-minute tutorial, I describe how this process works. Let me know if you have any questions – Albert Kaufman – albert@albertideation.com

You can also join my birthday list, here.

Happy Birthday,

Albert

 

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