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Cheryl Sowa
Cheryl Sowa

Small Biz Tip: Holiday Marketing: Email Marketing

The Small Business tips today will be about email marketing around the holidays.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Thou Shalt Not Spam

Spam is worthless and dangerous junk mail and most people treat it accordingly. How can you keep your email marketing from falling in with that bad crowd? Here are some tips.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

The FedEx Scam: Yet Another Crooked Game

There is a new scam floating around the Internet, one that tricks you into paying for certificates that will prove to the government that you are not a terrorist or smuggler while promising a six-figure payoff. We have such an email here, and we are going to pick it apart.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

The Spammers Strike Back!

It has been a nice little break, with our inboxes pretty clean and our spam filters pulling part-time duty, but those quiet days are over as spammers have come back with even more sophisticated and dangerous missives aimed right at your computer.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Frauds, Scams, Trojan Horses and Other Fun Email Games for 2009

As if the financial games in Washington aren’t bad enough, now we have the scum of the Internet crawling out from under their various rocks and rotted logs to try and suck the monetary life out of those who actually work for a living. Have a look at what I received over just the last two days! NOTE: DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS IN ANY OF THE EXAMPLES IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

The Spam Holiday Continues—But What About Direct Mail?

A North Carolina mail carrier buried years worth of junk mail in his yard, getting a fine, probation and community service in return. This, of course, begs the question, wasn't he already doing community service by burying the junk mail in the first place? It is a little more complicated than that.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Spam Holiday! Where is Hallmark When You Need Them

Notice something different in your email inbox lately? Spam is down by a good 70%! How did it happen and how long will this blessed interlude continue? We have some answers and a bit of advice: Enjoy it while it lasts!

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Newsletter Usability: Making Your Reader Experience Even Better

It has long been known that an e-newsletter is a useful addition to your marketing and public relations efforts. They are, after all, a warm, powerful communication medium that encourages a strong, lasting relationship between you and your readers. There is some new clarity in the world of online newsletters thanks to research coming from the Nielsen Norman Group in their latest report on Email Newsletter Usability. Check out what they had to say and how your own e-newsletter can benefit.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Spam vs. e-Mail: Take the Smell Test!

In the world of e-mail marketing, dancing the fine-line between e-mail and spam can leave you more unsettled than a Michael Flatley DVD played at high speed. What to do, is it spam, is it legitimate? Sometimes it is hard to say but you know that this is a line you don’t want to cross.

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