Is Your Client Newsletter a Marketing Albatross?

I like seeing other bloggers using WordPress.com. Frankly, I think it’s all you need to establish a website. When it comes to the topic of marketing newsletters, my favorite approach is to pair a wordpress.com blog with MailChimp and create an ‘rss to newsletter’ campaign. Here are some other thoughts on the topic…

Marketing Craftsmanship

albatrossClient newsletters are the most widely used, often abused and hotly debated marketing tactic for professional services firms of any size. Here are three highly subjective myths and realities to help your firm determine whether it’s a worthwhile tool, or how to improve your current newsletter.

MYTH #1:       Your B2B Firm Needs a Client Newsletter

Marketers want you to believe that your firm needs a newsletter. But traditional newsletters – containing commentary ranging from tax legislation to new technology, or who’s joined the firm – are not a marketing necessity. In fact, at many firms their client newsletter is a marketing albatross. Each issue involves a frustrating hunt for timely information of genuine interest. Some firms avoid this pain by slapping their logo on boilerplate content purchased from a 3rd party, but those firms can pay a bigger price, in terms of brand damage. It says to target audiences, “We value our…

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