Feb 19

Interesting Questions About Opt In List Building

Daniel asks…

How do I make several design styles/themes work together?

So I’ve been planning my room since I was 16 or so (I’m almost 24), and I’ve accumulated a lot of two “themes”: Medieval and Asian. Recently, however, I came to the conclusion that I also have a LOT of ‘geeky’ things. So while I’m kind of throwing out the whole “medieval” theme I’ve planned for years (but keeping the items, cause I love them so), I want to make a room that is ‘me’ but incorporates those three ideas. How would I go about merging them?

Here’s some items I have, especially anchor pieces:
pewter color wrought iron twin day bed
Same colored, quatrefoil coffee table
wooden bench with brass accents
Several medieval art pieces (2 coat of arms, an old medieval scene, 2 small [2 1/2 foot] suits of armor, and a medieval picture my late-Grandma bought me for my birthday shortly before passing away)
A few rugs (not big ones)

Color wise I’m open to a lot, but nothing too bright, since I’m going to be sleeping in the room. The room has flourescent lights, and a built-in bookshelf I’m going to cover with…something. Fabric probably.
crap I also forgot my Asian pieces. Mostly just little decorative pieces, but I do have a few wall scrolls. Mostly warm colors and some neutrals. But also a cool color vase.

Richard answers:

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I am not crazy about how dark the wall is in the picture above. I would personally opt for something a bit lighter so the room feels more open. That color could work though if just did the wall behind the bed that color and then the rest of the walls lighter. It incorporates a bit of drama and variance without closing in the room.

I suggest looking at the colors in you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r wall art for color inspiration.

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Good luck! :)

Charles asks…

What do I need to put together a laptop?

I had a list, but I misplaced it (figures…). I remember some of the things that were on the list, but I still need some help. I’ve never tried this before, obviously. Any other advice would also be appreciated. Thanks!

Richard answers:

A laptop is very complex to make (only if you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 want stylish one) but this list you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 build a small computer (You’ll have to make the case you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势rself or find another from a broken computer):

1-Motherboard
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3-RAM Memory Cards
4-Hard Drive
4-CD-Rom Drives
5-Graphics Card
6-Power Source
7-Power Switch
8-Monitor (opt.)
9-Mouse and Keyboard (opt.)
10-Windows XP Operating System or Mac OS X (If you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 want a Mac, EVERYTHING has to be MAC compatible, Intel CPUs don’t work with Mac unless you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 have a custom made version)

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David asks…

What are some good hotels in New York for less than 400 dollars a night?

If its a little more, its okay, so still list it. Thanks!

Richard answers:

We went to NY for a week and stayed at the HILTON EMBASSY SUITES.
We had a blast!!!

Here are some suggestions and tips from our personal experience:

you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 should visit Serendipity for dessert :)

http://jotan23.blogspot.com/2008/03/day-1-aug-30-2007-thursday-i-woke-up.html

there’s a book called Lonely Planet (NYC)
it is a really really helpful book for tourists like us because it includes walking tours, etc, and places to eat.

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http://jotan23.blogspot.com/2008/03/touring-new-york-city-on-day-2.html

there’s also the famous BULL at the financial district :)
you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 should also try the yummiest Pizza Margherita at ‘Lil Frankie in East Village ^,^

if you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 have more time, try walking the stretch of Brooklyn Bridge.

Http://jotan23.blogspot.com/2008/03/traveller-in-new-york-city-day-3.html

this serves as an exercise too.. Hihihi
also, do visit Saint Patricks’s Cathedral at 5th avenue.
Don’t miss to go inside.
It’s wonderful!!!
We also went to Top of the Rock instead of the Empire State Building to avoid the long line hihihi because we were afraid we won’t have enough time to see other parts of NYC :)

for shopping, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 may want to visit Century 21, just across the former WTC.

Http://jotan23.blogspot.com/2008/03/livin-as-new-yorkers-do-day-4.html

you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 should have lunch/brunch at Cafe lalo!!! Or at Sarabeth’s :)
we chose Cafe Lalo hihihi because of the ambiance and because it’s famous.

To relax, try having a picnic at Central Park.

Http://jotan23.blogspot.com/2008/03/labor-day-in-nyc-day-5.html

we chose to eat at the top of one huge rock there to have e good view of the whole central park :)
then, we went to MET (entrance is by donation only, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 don’t have to give 20 USD)
if you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势’re a techie like my friends, you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 may want to visit the MAC store. It is now a tourist spot because of its unique architecture :p
DON’T MISS eating at PARADOU!!!
It’s a MUST!!!
Trust me on this!

You also gotta watch a broadway show! Definitely!
There’s WICKED and SPAMALOT :)
http://jotan23.blogspot.com/2008/03/goodbye-new-york-day-6.html

Maria asks…

How to: Build a small opt in list with short description of product?

I am new !!
I would like to create a small add or banner on my Blog with a short description of a product, where visitors can provide their ” email address and name”.
Just need assistance !

Richard answers:

Go to http://500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势grownbusiness.webs.com/ there might be something there that can help.

Donna asks…

Is ther any way to build a marketing list fast?

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Richard answers:

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Feb 18

Interesting Questions About Email Marketing Strategies For Small Business

Joseph asks…

marketing strategy for non profit organizations?

Do non-profit organizations have to market themselves? for what? if so, if given 1million, how would you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 help non profit organizations market?

Richard answers:

Of course they do! I use to work with a chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program in marketing. The million dollar budget is certainly helpful, any money is better than none. However, depending on the type of non-profit organization (local, city, state, region, nation) will determine how much you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 can get for you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r money. In addition to the area coverage clearly marketing in a major city costs more than in a smaller town.

That said here’s a few general tips:
-Word-of-mouth is you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r best friend, most people really want to help out non-profits that are for a good cause.
-Public Relations: Press releases, media advisories (for getting them to an event, more general than a press release), contacting local publications, radio and tv stations, etc… Just remember to make you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r press release short and to the point (papers get tons of press releases a day, why is you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势rs special?)
-Create small flyers and brochures to distribute, often times local businesses will allow you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 to display something for a non-profit
-Create a website
-Of course traditional ads: radio ads, print ads in local publications that are very targeted. Of course these are slightly cheaper options (but even print is pretty pricey), than TV and billboard. Some publications offer discounts to non-profits advertising.
-Be in contact with local groups that might be interested in you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r services

There’s a few general ideas, but feel free to email me if you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 have any other questions.

Maria asks…

Where can I find business consultants in India who focus on small businesses under 1 mil in revenues?

Richard answers:

Avalon Consulting
(Strategy and Management Consultants)
309/310 Mhatre Pen Building
Senapati Bapat Marg, Dadar
Mumbai – 400 028, India
Tel: (91 22) 2430 1745, 2437 1823, 2431 3914, 2431 1329
Fax: (91 22) 2430 1655
Email: mumbai@500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势consultavalon.com
Website: http://www.consultavalon.com

Allied Boston Consultants India Pvt. Ltd.
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Corp-Office: 368 – B, Pkt. – II
Mayur Vihar Phase – I
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Telefax: 91-11- 22753084 / 22792467 / 33036897
Mobile: 9811412760 / 61
URL: www.abcin.net
Description: Trainer & Consultants for ISO 9000 QMS, ISO 14000 EMS, OHSAS 18000, SA 8000, SEI CMM, BS 7799 and other quality management systems certification

Boolani Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
Boolani Group of Companies
(Consulting and non banking financial services)
7 & 8, Unique Estate
Off Veer Savarkar Marg
Mumbai – 400025, India
Tel: (91-22) 430 2826, 430 2790
Fax: (91-22) 422 9875
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Website: http://www.boolanigroup.com/

capacity-india.com
(“Marketing Consultancy 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势” to Overseas companies)
Delhi Office
H-9/362, Vardhman
Corporate Plaza, Netaji Subhash Place
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Tel: +91-11-55180775, +91-98111 97063
Fax:011-27354301
E-mail: multilocation@500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势hotmail.com
Website: http://www.capacity-india.com

Centre for Organization Development
(Research and education in organizational development. Provides consulting support)
P.O. Cyberabad, Madhavpur
Hyderabad – 500081, India
Tel: (91 40) 2311 8889, 2311 8903, 2311 7405
Fax: (91 40) 2311 7703
Email: hyd1_codhyd@500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势sancharnet.in
Website: http://www.codhyd.org

DeepBlue Consulting
(Management Consulting firm specializing in Strategy and Operations Consulting)
F1, Ashwamedha Apartments
87 Velachery Road
Chennai – 600 032, India
Tel: +91 44 5211 8784
Fax: +91 44 2235 1861
Email: info@500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势deepblueconsultingco.com
URL: www.deepblueconsultingco.com

IndiaConsult Associates
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Email: info@500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势indiaconsult.com
Website: http://www.indiaconsult.com

Mira Inform Pvt. Ltd.
(Provides business information, company status reports etc)
Ground Floor `A’ Neelambuj,
Shanker Lane, Kandivli (W),
Mumbai – 400 067, India.
Tel : (91 22) 2808 1714, 2807 9467
Fax : (91 22) 2807 4108
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Mark asks…

What is an advertisement plan (and its contents)?

I am asked to become an advertisement plan expert for my marketing class. That is I have to know what an advertisement plan is and what contents are in the plan.

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Richard answers:

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Background / overview:
What is the history of advertising for this company leading up to this plan? What are the chief challenges for this plan or advertising campaign? What are the big opportunities in the market?

Duration of the plan / review dates:
Is this a launch campaign that will last three months? Or is this an annual plan, with a “review and recommendation” every three months?

Competitive analysis:
What are the bad guys up to? Is there a trend towards price cutting? How do competitor products or services compare? Us ad guys want to know.

Advertising goal:
e.g – Achieve 50% brand recognition with target audience as defined by the ability to 1) recognize our logo and 2) describe at least one of our products, and 3) associate “quality products” when prompted for brand characteristics.

Or – Achieve a 2% response rate and sales of $500 per 100 direct mail packages within 30 days of drop.

Recommended advertising activities:
This could be the longest, most detailed aspect of the plan. It might be divided by month. It could also be divided by target audience. A few examples:

January:
- Launch TVC in top 10 urban markets to introduce our new brand character.

- Email to current customers with upgrade offer, save 50%.

- Test direct mail with “Order now or get more info” offer to select cold list of small business owners in California, Florida, New York and Texas.

Non-advertising, or OffScreen activities:
This category can include anything that will help achieve goals:
- PR,
- Special events,
- Seminars,
- Trade shows
- Customer relations

Description of target markets:
- Business type, size and location.

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Media plan:
Here are some choices:

- Direct Mail.

- Collateral: brochures, single sheet flyers, in-store take-one displays and brochures, posters, statement stuffers.

- Broadcast: Radio, TV spots or infomercials.

- Video on tape or CD / DVD.

- Print: magazines, newspaper, specialty publications, inserts.

- Outdoor: billboards, transit, off-screen.

- Internet Marketing : Web site optimization, pay per click search engine listings, affiliate or associate relationships, paid banner placements, email.

- Digital communications: digital video on Web, multimedia CD.

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Budget:
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Evaluation:
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I hope that helps and good luck

Donald asks…

I am hoping someone could give me some tips or advice on the best way to market my personal trainer services?

Richard answers:

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Betty asks…

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“Product Development
Identifying product Development Opportunities
Online appearance may be used to gather, record and analyse data about customers. It helps to discover what people need or want. This allows a business to have better knowledge of their customers, market and makes possible the successful development of new services or products.
Many businesses use their website to gather information about their customers and their wants. For example Pc world uses online feedback form to gather information about customer perceptions of their products, prices and services.
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“Market Development and costs
Many businesses use its website to appear on other markets. It is relatively cheap comparing to advertising in media and allows a business to expand into new markets without huge costs. Cost of setting up a website depends from type and size of the website. The business will need to choose between building its website itself or hiring web designers. Using a web designer can be expensive, but they have a better knowledge of what works on the web and build a more effective and more safety websites using the latest techniques. A website can break down geographical barriers and create new ways of communication. The Internet gives smaller businesses a relatively low cost strategy for competing on the same online terms as much larger competitors. Using a web appearance helps to reach into a new areas which may not normally be able to reach because of limited capital and expand markets more cost-effectively.

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Richard answers:

Pc world should be PC World. Also, the new paragraphs starting “Many businesses use their website to gather information…” & “The English language school may use online research…” could do with having a line between the paragraphs marking them as new paragraphs.

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Feb 17

Interesting Questions About Bulk Email Marketing 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势

Sandra asks…

where can i get a good free sms service to worldwide?

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Richard answers:

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Michael asks…

Does anyone know about any SMS marketing softwareor free bulk sms service through email?

Richard answers:

Try Involvemobile

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Look here: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menu-internet.htm

From the FTC also is a list of the ‘Top Twelve’ most common internet and email scams to avoid: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/doznalrt.htm

FTC Names Its Dirty Dozen:12 Scams Most Likely to Arrive Via Bulk Email
Email boxes are filling up with more offers for business opportunities than any other kind of unsolicited commercial email. That’s a problem, according to the Federal Trade Commission, because many of these offers are scams.

In response to requests from consumers, the FTC asked email users to forward their unsolicited commercial email to the agency for an inside look at the bulk email business. FTC staff found that more often than not, bulk email offers appeared to be fraudulent, and if pursued, could have ripped-off unsuspecting consumers to the tune of billions of dollars.

The FTC has identified the 12 scams that are most likely to arrive in consumers’ email boxes. The “dirty dozen” are:

1. Business opportunities

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The scam: Chain letters-traditional or high-tech-are almost always illegal, and nearly all of the people who participate in them lose their money. The fact that a “product” such as a report on how to make money fast, a mailing list, or a recipe may be changing hands in the transaction does not change the legality of these schemes.

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6. Effortless income

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The scam: If these systems worked, wouldn’t everyone be using them? The thought of easy money may be appealing, but success generally requires hard work.

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8. Investment opportunities

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Promoters of fraudulent investments often operate a particular scam for a short time, quickly spend the money they take in, then close down before they can be detected. Often, they reopen under another name, selling another investment scam. In their sales pitch, they’ll say that they have high-level financial connections; that they’re privy to inside information; that they’ll guarantee the investment; or that they’ll buy back the investment after a certain time. To close the deal, they often serve up phony statistics, misrepresent the significance of a current event, or stress the unique quality of their offering-anything to deter you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 from verifying their story.

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Maria asks…

What’s the best service to use to send bulk e-mails? Looking for trackability, measurement features, cost, etc

These are legitamate e-mails to users who have opted in. Just looking for opinions from professionals who use email marketing as part of a multi-point marketing communications strategy and who may have insight into the products and services available to send emails in bulk. Trackabiliity and measurement features (open rate, click through rate are key, and of course I’m interested in cost basis (fee per email, flat rate per month, etc.). Thanks for you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r help!

Richard answers:

My brother in law works for Lyris – they have a good line of bulk email and opt-in products/services.

Mandy asks…

How do I contact Yahoo directly? I receive approx 40 spam messages everyday despite using the spam button?

I asked some friends and they said that all my spam should be going to the bulk file. unfortunately not in my case. it all comes through to my inbox. and every day i have to dump approx 40 messages. After selecting them, I hit the spam button which advises me that i have done a good thing. Only, in my case, I seem to be getting more and more not less and less. its a pain. I thought that Yahoos service was to minimize the amount of spam we receive. Not for me. Can any one advise me how to redirect or minimize the spam coming through to my inbox. i have looked for a contact point for Yahoo on the website and cant find one, if anyone knows how to contact them could they tell me, or alternatively tell me how to stop the spam, cheers! What the hell is it spam anyway? It seems to be a mixture of dodgy emails ad’s and potential viruses, is that it, or is there more to it?

Richard answers:

Spammers are very devious and persistent.

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Feb 16

Interesting Questions About Marketing Listserv

Joseph asks…

Is this site a scam — too many success stories??

http://www.exploretalent.com/testimonials.php

Is it a scam??
Will i get a job ?

thanks!
I just got a mail from them saying that there are new auditions..
Do you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 think i should forget all these websites and do this on my own and get out there with my parents and go find a agent? instead of sitting the whole day in the computer searching talent websites?

Richard answers:

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** Do not listen to the 2 posters below saying how great Explore Talent is. The are plants and probably work for the company.

Sharon asks…

Alpo(R) Brand Prime Cuts In Gravy Canned Dog Food Voluntary Nationwide Recall ?

what next?
Recall — Firm Press Release

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. This listserv covers mainly Class I (life-threatening) recalls. A complete listing of recalls can be found in the FDA Enforcement Report at: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/Enforce.html

Alpo(R) Brand Prime Cuts In Gravy Canned Dog Food Voluntary Nationwide Recall
No Dry Purina Products Involved
Contact:
Keith Schopp
314-982-2577
Jill Winte
314-982-3032
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — St. Louis, Missouri, March 30, 2007 . . . Nestlé Purina PetCare 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 today announced it is voluntarily recalling all sizes and varieties of its ALPO(R) Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes. The 500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势 is taking this voluntary action after learning today that wheat gluten containing melamine, a substance not approved for use in food, was provided to Purina by the same company that also supplied Menu Foods. The contamination occurred in a limited production quantity at only one of Purina’s 17 pet food manufacturing facilities.

Earlier today the FDA announced the finding of melamine in products related to the March 16 Menu Foods recall, and advised Purina of the source of the contaminated supply. Purina then determined that it had received some quantity from the suspect supplier. The company proactively notified the FDA and immediately began this recall process.

Purina is confident that the contaminated wheat gluten has been isolated to this limited production quantity of ALPO Prime Cuts canned products.

The recalled 13.2-ounce and 22-ounce ALPO Prime Cuts cans and 6-, 8-, 12- and 24-can ALPO Prime Cuts Variety Packs have four-digit code dates of 7037 through 7053, followed by the plant code 1159. Those codes follow a “Best Before Feb. 2009” date. This information should be checked on the bottom of the can or the top or side of the multi-pack cartons.

Purina’s 5.3-ounce Mighty Dog(R) pouch products, manufactured by Menu Foods, were previously withdrawn from the market as a precaution on March 16 as part of the Menu Foods recall. ONLY Mighty Dog pouch products and specific date codes of ALPO Prime Cuts canned dog food are being recalled.

Importantly, no Purina brand dry pet foods are affected by the recall – including ALPO Prime Cuts dry. In addition, no other Purina dog food products, no Purina cat food products, Purina treat products or Purina Veterinary Diet products are included in this recall, nor have been impacted by the contaminated wheat gluten supply.

Consumers should immediately stop feeding ALPO Prime Cuts products with the above-listed date codes to their dogs and consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns with their pet.

Purina guarantees all of its products, and consumers can receive the full replacement value of the recalled products. Consumers can visit us at www.purina.com or call 1-800-218-5898, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT, to receive more information.

Purina is fully cooperating with the FDA and made the decision to voluntarily recall this product in consultation with the FDA.

At Purina, nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of the pets whose nutrition has been entrusted to us by their owners, and we deeply regret this unfortunate situation. We will continue to take any and all actions necessary to ensure the quality and safety of our products.

Richard answers:

That is the first Purina product in the recall. And today my vet told me that a Science Diet special diet dry food is in the recall. That is the first dry food to be a problem in this particular recall.

Mandy asks…

Veggie Booty snack food recall – salmonella !?

I just got an FDA recall notice about Veggie Booty. Here is some of the text of the recall, it would not all fit here
but here is the web addy for the whole listing including the states it affects.

https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A1=ind0706d&L=fda-recalls-l

FDA Press Release
This listserv covers mainly Class I (life-threatening) recalls. A complete listing of recalls can be found in the FDA Enforcement Report at: http://www.fda.gov/opacom/Enforce.html
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2007

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Veggie Booty Snack Food
Risk of Salmonella Contamination
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat Veggie Booty snack food, marketed by Robert’s American Gourmet, due to possible contamination with Salmonella Wandsworth bacteria that cause gastrointestinal illness.

Richard answers:

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Mark asks…

I believe this offer is too low…is ti?

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1) Maintain standard templates for email signature files, MS Word documents, MS Powerpoint documents, business cards, letterhead, use of logo, brochures
2) Maintain press release distribution listservs for CEAI, OSTN, and CIT
3) Maintain and enhance public (external) and extranet (internal) CEAI, OSTN, and CIT websites to capture maximum leads from website, coordinate with the design team to deliver changes
4) Coordinate speaking opportunities to ensure maximum message impact and lead generation
5) Develop and publish press releases to be used for lead generation, references
6) Develop and maintain Client Reference Database
7) Develop and publish case studies/video testimonials to be used for lead generation, references
8) Develop marketing brochures for lead generation
9) Host iSeminars where clients feature their success for lead generation
10) Develop quarterly newsletter for CEAI, OSTN for l

Richard answers:

Please find another job interview. That’s HORRIBLE!

Charles asks…

Is this salary offer too low?

Title: Communications Coordinator
Base Salary: $27,000
Basic Responsibilities:
1) Maintain standard templates for email signature files, MS Word documents, MS Powerpoint documents, business cards, letterhead, use of logo, brochures
2) Maintain press release distribution listservs for CEAI, OSTN, and CIT
3) Maintain and enhance public (external) and extranet (internal) CEAI, OSTN, and CIT websites to capture maximum leads from website, coordinate with the design team to deliver changes
4) Coordinate speaking opportunities to ensure maximum message impact and lead generation
5) Develop and publish press releases to be used for lead generation, references
6) Develop and maintain Client Reference Database
7) Develop and publish case studies/video testimonials to be used for lead generation, references
8) Develop marketing brochures for lead generation
9) Host iSeminars where clients feature their success for lead generation
10) Develop quarterly newsletter for CEAI, OSTN for l

Richard answers:

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Feb 15

Interesting Questions About Email Address List Free Download

David asks…

How to STOP unwanted emails that are not getting filtered?

I mistakenly opened ONE spam email and my address got out. Now I get 10 or more every day and it’s increasing. I am ready to quit Yahoo and get my email elsewhere.

Richard answers:

How to fight spam

#1: Yahoo has a spamguard filter, but only if multiple users report an address as spam will it be treated as such by the filter.

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When the FTC gets you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r mail, they will look into the matter and when they find out who the spamming source is, they will take legal actions.

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MailWasher has a “blacklist” and a “friends list” to enter good and bad email addresses. Addresses in the blacklist are marked for deletion, and addresses in the friends list will be marked as okay. Filters can be set to increase MailWasher’s effectiveness. You can have email addressed to “undisclosed recipients” automatically deleted and bounced for example.

Note: the program is free but limited to one email account, and doesn’t include Hotmail support. MW Pro supports multiple mail accounts.

Http://www.computeractive.co.uk/vnunet/downloads/2128814/mailwasher

Sandy asks…

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I am registered myself with each of the forums and I tend to like them all…don’t have a particular preference. I do like reading the crackberry website just for general information. It has loads of info.

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Lizzie asks…

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Richard answers:

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Some Spam programs use ‘dictionary attacks’ to bombard the web with lists of possibilities, the same way some telephone solicitors’ automated dialing systems just go through all possible combinations.

Remember all those who use the To: or CC: heading rather than BCC: for addresses? Remember all those who forward e-mails with countless addresses still in them? They open all those addresses to spammers – all it takes is one infected computer down the line somewhere! ‘Robots’ can search for all these addresses, knowing they are valid ones.

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Nancy asks…

How do i get rid of unsolicited emails from advertisers?

I noticed that my email is flooded by advertisers/unsolicited emails from persons I don’t know. How do I stop them from sending those emails?

Richard answers:

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Go to this link where everything is explained in detail:

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Http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/spam/index.html

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Set up you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r email account(s) in MailWasher and hit the “Check Mail” button. It then downloads all new message headers and displays message details alongside each one (priority, subject, from, to, etc.). Any email that MailWasher considers to be spam is highlighted for easy sorting.

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MailWasher has a “blacklist” and a “friends list” to enter good and bad email addresses. Addresses in the blacklist are marked for deletion, and addresses in the friends list will be marked as okay. Filters can be set to increase MailWasher’s effectiveness. You can have email addressed to “undisclosed recipients” automatically deleted and bounced for example.

Note: the program is free but limited to one email account. MW Pro supports multiple mail accounts.

Http://www.mailwasher.net/

Interesting read about mail filters and tools for various systems:

http://lifehacker.com/5713914/how-to-wipe-out-spam-email-in-you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r-inbox

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-spam_techniques – Wiki about anti-spam techniques, scroll down to “statistical content filtering, Bayesian spam filtering” – mailwasher is one of these free tools…

Donald asks…

How can I stop getting “male enhancement” emails with one of my email addresses?

I have a few yahoo emails and I consistently get these annoying spam emails with one of them. Every time I get one I click “mark as spam”, yet I keep getting them at least twice a week.

Should I click on them to find an unsubscribe link or am I just setting myself up for viruses and more spam?

Richard answers:

Do not even think about unsubscribing to such a spam mail, it will only result in even more spam!

How to fight spam and scams:

#1: Yahoo has a spamguard filter, but only if multiple users report an address as spam will it be treated as such by the filter.

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MailWasher has a “blacklist” and a “friends list” to enter good and bad email addresses. Addresses in the blacklist are marked for deletion, and addresses in the friends list will be marked as okay. Filters can be set to increase MailWasher’s effectiveness. You can have email addressed to “undisclosed recipients” automatically deleted and bounced for example.

Note: the program is free but limited to one email account. MW Pro supports multiple mail accounts.

Http://www.mailwasher.net/

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Feb 14

Interesting Questions About Email Lists For Sale

Robert asks…

Can I buy used charter jet cards?

I’m looking for 10 hours with NetJets, Sky Jet, Blue Star Jets or one of the other majors. Are these cards transferrable? Where can I find them listed for sale? Thanks!

Richard answers:

Email me, I have a “friend” that might be of help

Ken asks…

Ebay international shipping to Russia for a gameboy game. Price to ship using USPS?

I have a gameboy game for sale on email. My listing says I only ship to the U.S., but I received a message from another ebay user saying they are really interested in it and if I could please ship to Russia and if so what it would cost to ship. I would like to consider doing it for him, but I am not sure what to charge for the shipping to Russia. I am in Washington State. If anyone might be able to help on this…

Thanks!

Richard answers:

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Helen asks…

What does Exact Target/Constant Contact do for small businesses?

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Thanks!

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Feb 13

Interesting Questions About Email Marketing List Rental

Paul asks…

How do i get targettted traffic to my site?

Richard answers:

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Carol asks…

How much do email lists cost (per 1000 lets say)?

Richard answers:

In the U.S. Can spam regulations pretty much forbid just buying lists of emails for the purposes of marketing.

The quality of a list can vary considerably, I have seen a site offering up to 1 Billion addresses, presumable scraped from the internet.

A common practice is to pay the owner of an opt-in list, like an ezine publisher to mail on you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势r behalf to their subscriber list, these are commonly called solo ads.

You can see the cost of demographically postal, email and phone number lists compiled from magazine subscriptions, warranty cards, association memberships, etc. At: lists.nextmark.com
Postal mail single use rental lists go for roughly a dime each.

James asks…

Need help marketing a local Kayak Shop?

I need some creative advice on getting my kayak shop off the ground. Besides online methods, what local methods such I try?

I have tried Print and Radio, but it costs too much and I get very little response.

How bout helping me with some creative ideas.

Richard answers:

I agree that print and radio are difficult. Local publications aren’t particularly targeted by niche, while kayaking-specific magazines (Paddler, Canoe & Kayak, etc.) aren’t geographically targeted. In my experience of running a kayaking school, I find that about half my business comes from online searches and half from local word of mouth.

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Any sites where i can ask for donations for my situation?

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Richard answers:

United Way First Call For Help http://www.211.org lists local community resources for those in need like food, clothing, rental assistance, shelter, income based medical care and counseling, prescription help, employment support groups (networking works), etc.

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Donate plasma for pay http://madhubber.hubpages.com/hub/plasma-donation

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Mark asks…

Small Business Advertising: Where is a good place to advertise a small business locally?

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Betty asks…

How do I get a ballet scholarship?

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Richard answers:

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* http://www.dancemagazine.com/issues/August-2012/2012-Dance-Magazine-Scholarship-Guide

For scholarships that are not just for dance, there are some good online scholarship search databases. I recommend:

Scholarship Search from the well-respected College Board:
* https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
Click on the Start button.
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CollegeNet Mach25 Scholarship Search database:
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MyCollegeOptions.org Scholarship Search
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For many scholarships a student has to be at least a HS senior to apply. There are some open to students you500彩票幸运快三怎么看走势nger than HS seniors. . You can see a brief list here:
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* http://highscholarships.com/high-school-freshman-scholarships.html
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The Bat
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Feb 11

Interesting Questions About Email Marketing Companies

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Chris asks…

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Feb 10

Interesting Questions About Opt In Lists For Sale

Sandy asks…

Why is it so hard to sell my Tippmann X7 for 1/2 price?

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So I decided to leave the hobby to pursue other interests and I can’t even sell the darn thing for 500 bucks!? Not even 450!? I’ve listed for sale everywhere but Ebay.

Any suggestions?
I bought it used for 200.

The parts Included:
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26 – Rap4 Metal M4 Buffer Tube
75 – BOBRO Vertical Foregrip
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Tippmann X7 User Manual
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Richard answers:

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-aaronportanova

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Thanks,
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Paul asks…

What is the difference between manga and comics?

I stumble across the word “manga” often when it comes to Japanese animation, whereas “comic books” are more used for Western animation. Is that the only difference there is between a manga and a comic book?

Richard answers:

Manga

Most manga is printed in black and white (occasionally the first several pages are in color, depending on the success of the title).

All weekly manga magazines and compiled titles are printed on economical recycled paper.

Manga is first published in thick weekly or monthly magazines before finally being compiled into a single series of issues.

Most competitive publishers release manga magazines on weekly basis—deadlines are never, never, neeeeeeever missed. Publishers would never want to upset their 1 million plus regular weekly readers.

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American Comics

Most comics are printed in full color. Comic book retailers often fail to receive black-and white titles well.

More and more printers are now using recycled paper. However, until the recent past, elaborate variant issues used high-cost paper for covers and interiors (which attracted retailers and collectors).

American publishers publish titles as stand-alone issues. Depending on the sales, the publisher may opt to compile the single issues to form a “graphic novel.”

American publishers try to release titles on a monthly basis. Occasionally, some titles miss deadlines, upsetting retailers and readers who must order them through distribution catalogues. Best titles average 40,000 to 50,000 copies in monthly sales.

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