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Susan Simon Sez

simon sez“I recently attended a hands-on workshop on the topic of Creating Your Constant Contact Newsletter. The 2 1/2 hr. workshop flew by. The class was small which gave the participants the opportunity to ask lots of questions and receive personal attention. The workshop was very practical and the content was immediately useful. I attended the workshop with specific goals in mind and most of them were realized.

Joyce Kaye is a good teacher who is patient when it comes to helping participants over the bumps in the road. She has a great sense of humor and the work was fun. I left with a deeper sense of the topic than I had when I began the workshop. The information that Joyce shared was just what I was hoping to learn. Joyce created a workshop that was non-threatening with a topic that can be threatening. I hope to attend other workshops with Joyce because I know I will learn a lot and have fun in the process.”

– Susan Simon, MA, MEd
Susan Simon is an exceptional communicator and an inspirational leader.  Her passion is assisting teachers and administrators in creating positive and successful classrooms and schools. She is the author of the book series “Building a Schoolhouse: Laying the Foundation for Success.” To learn more, visit her website susansimon.net

 

Exclusive Offer from Constant Contact – Ends March 31st!

Logo of The Computer Spirit

Email Marketing is the perfect tool for connecting with your customers and driving new business. And because I’m a Constant Contact Solution Provider, I’m able to provide you with an exclusive offer:

Here is an exclusive offer from Constant Contact: Buy Email Marketing before March 31st and receive EventSpot, Online Survey and Social Campaigns FREE for the first 3 months.*

Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose the products you wish to purchase… include Email Marketing, EventSpot, Online Survey, and Social Campaigns.
  2. Click on “Redeem promo code” on the final payment screen and add promo code MARCH2014 to receive EventSpot, Online Survey and Social Campaigns free for the next 3 months.*

Sign up to take advantage of this exclusive offer. If you need help, I can get you set up or even manage your account for you. Just give me a call at 928.301.7292.

*Terms and Conditions: This March Promotion (the “Promotion”) begins on March 18, 2014 at 12:00 a.m., Eastern Time (“ET”), and ends on March 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m., ET (the “Promotion Period”). If eligible Constant Contact customers purchase Constant Contact’s Email Marketing product or Email Marketing with MyLibrary Plus, during the Promotion Period, they will receive 100% off of Constant Contact’s EventSpot, Social Campaigns and Online Survey for the first three months after they become a paying customer. Constant Contact customers will be eligible to participate in this Promotion if they (i) are a Constant Contact trial account holder or a new Constant Contact customer who has never been a paying Constant Contact customer, and (ii) become a paying Constant Contact customer and enter the applicable promo code during check out by 11:59 p.m., ET, on Monday, March 31, 2014 or call their Constant Contact Solution Provider and mention this offer during such Solution Provider’s normal business hours during the Promotion Period. After the first three months have ended, eligible participants will automatically be charged the current retail price for the product(s) unless they cancel their accounts or the applicable product. This Promotion cannot be combined with any other Constant Contact promotion or special offer. Constant Contact offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on purchases of certain Constant Contact products, as more fully described at www.constantcontact.com/pricing. Constant Contact reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel this Promotion at any time. This Promotion and all Constant Contact products and services are subject to the Constant Contact terms and conditions.

Benefits of Email Marketing through Constant Contact

Constant Contact logoWHAT IS EMAIL MARKETING?
It’s the easy, effective, and affordable way to keep your audience coming back! Email marketing helps you keep customers and prospects coming back – by using attractive, professional-looking email communications to stay in regular touch with them and build strong customer relationships. It’s better and more effective than regular email.

Boost customer communication
Email newsletters are fast and inexpensive to create. So you can send them more regularly than paper ones. And, email marketing puts you in customers’ Inboxes more accurately than regular email. So you’ll avoid spam filters and be seen by more people. And, you’ll stay top of mind with people who want to hear from you.

Talk to them with targeting
Want to increase the impact of your email newsletters? Segment your database and create smaller customer lists based on their interests. Then send more relevant and targeted messages to them. They’ll be more likely to respond – and more likely to act on your emails.

Get more referrals, more easily
Email newsletters are easy to forward to other people. So your loyal customers can give their friends – new prospects for you – a risk-free peek at your business or organization. It’s easy for these prospects to sign up for your mailing list when you put a “Join My Mailing List” button on your website. And through regular communication, you can turn those interested prospects into additional loyal customers.

Get immediate response and action
It’s quick to send emails, and it’s quick to see results with real-time reports. You can even Continue reading »

2011 Constant Contact All Star

2011 Constant Contact All Star

The Computer Spirit is thrilled to be named a Constant Contact® All Star once again for 2011!

The All Star Awards are how Constant Contact recognizes customers who stand out from the more than 500,000 organizations who use their services. This status is an annual designation that only 10% of their customers achieve, which makes our accomplishment as a Solution Provider even more noteworthy.

Note that any Constant Contact customer can be chosen as an All Star. Criteria include:

  • Having been a customer the entire calendar year
  • Consistently high open rates (greater than 25%), click through rates, and low bounce rates
  • Regular contact with your audience, or sending at least 3 surveys or publishing at least 3 events
  • Using tools like Join My Mailing List to grow your audience, either on your website or Facebook
  • Using social tools to share and promote your content or events
  • Regularly viewing your reports to see how you’re doing

Learn more about the Constant Contact All Star Awards.

Benefits of Email Marketing

As your business community grows from your very first client to ten – then a hundred – then five hundred – how will you stay in touch? How will you reach out in a personal way to let them know what you’re up to – how you can help them today?

For the first couple clients, you can send them a thank-you card. When you get up to a hundred, you can probably send each a birthday card. But what about the other 364 days of the year?

Email is great – you can quickly jot down your news or your ideas, push the send button, and you’ve touched all five hundred. On the very morning of your new idea.

But wait, you don’t need to send that idea to everyone you know – it’s an idea that only makes sense to ten percent of the people you know. No problem. You just create separate email lists that distinguish between client groups – one for volunteers, one for donors – or one for in-kind contributors, one for people who donate clothing to your thrift shop, one for large cash donors, one for those who acknowledge your organization in their wills. Then you can send the same idea in four versions that are relevant to those particular readers. Continue reading »

Event Marketing

Almost every one of you will be involved in managing an event to promote what you do. That includes the celebration party!

Now, you can use your e-newsletter account to send invitations, manage your send-to list, and receive RSVPs.

Why not use the contact database you’re already using for your e-newsletters?

Why not send out your invitation in the same format your contacts are used to receiving from you?

Why not use the same back office you use to create, send, and track e-newsletters to perform the same functions for your event? Continue reading »

What is Email Marketing?

e-newsletter "Reaching Out"Email Marketing is another way of saying “e-newsletter.” It’s the easy, effective, and affordable way to reach out to and stay in touch with your business community.

We’re not talking about gmail or Outlook here. We’re talking about attractive, professional-looking email communications to stay in regular touch with clients, donors, volunteers, and prospects to build strong customer relationships. It’s better and more effective than regular email.

Marketing research suggests that it’s WAY more expensive to acquire a new client than to continue providing products and services to clients who’ve already chosen you. Like nine times as expensive. You do a lot of work to get in front of a prospect so you can offer something of value. When that prospect indicates their desire to do business with you, or at least carry on a conversation with you, it behooves you to build that new relationship – and keep building it.

You can use plain old emails to do that. It works. Unless you’re sending to more than a hundred people – then you might have a spamming issue. Continue reading »