Ezine / Newsletter Publishing

March Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global) ©

A Canadian holidays and observances calendar is a useful tool for marketing or for inspiring blog post, newsletter content and social media ideas. Traditional holidays have been joined by many observances in Canada and Internationally, all of which now enjoy more exposure via the Internet. Combined with famous Canadian birthdays and historical events, there is […]

Overcome the Big 5 Challenges Facing Email Marketers ©

Overcome the Big 5 Challenges Facing Email Marketers ©

Email is still the most popular and potentially lucrative tool in cyberspace. It retains its lead in every age group over social media networks in Canada, which is significant considering Canada leads the World in social media usage. Smart marketers continue to focus on email as a marketing tool, but two recent reports agree that […]

Writing with Clarity Online: Cheat Sheet (Infographic) ©

Online writing may include blogging, marketing copy, website or newsletter content and they all share the need for clarity.  One of the first things we learn about writing online is that we have seconds to capture a reader and their attention span is short. Clear, concise writing wasn’t invented online, however, it has always been […]

Canadian Digital Behaviour for Businesses (Statistics) ©

Approximately 85% of adult (18+) Canadians are now online, making it a huge target market for brands and businesses.  ExactTarget has released a report summarizing how online consumers in this country interact with brands online, based on a survey of 1382 Canadians.  The Digital North report, resulting from research conducted in March, 2013, is part […]

10 Ways to Reduce Newsletter Unsubscribe Rates ©

10 Ways to Reduce Newsletter Unsubscribe Rates ©

I firmly believe that virtually every website should publish a newsletter (eZine).  There is still no better way to increase sales and keep visitors coming back for more.  We often focus on getting more subscribers to our newsletters and eZines, which is certainly important.  Just as critical, however, is hanging onto those subscribers.

On My Desktop: Blogging with (Canadian) John Chow eCourse – An Objective Review

I was very curious when I found out about the launch of Canadian John Chow’s latest offering, Blogging with John Chow, so I bought it on the spot for $37.00.  This is the resulting review and commentary.

Are the Affiliate Gurus Wrong About E-Mail Marketing? ©

There are some brilliant and successful affiliate gurus out there and I’ve learned a lot from them. The experience they offer is invaluable, especially for new affiliate marketers.  Following their advice blindly to the letter can get you into trouble though.

What to Look for in a URL Shortener

Affiliate marketers and ezine publishers have been using URL shortening tools for more than a decade.  They can cloak affiliate links to prevent commission hijacking or affiliate bypassing.  Shortened URL’s also prevent broken links in e-mail from line character limits.  With the advent of character-limited social media, they’ve taken on a new role of lowering […]