The Basic Tools
Professionally Provided Lists – If you are unable to build your own list, professionally collected lists and leads can be purchased from agencies that collect quality contact information for marketing purposes. Yes, they can be expensive at times; but, they can also be effective.
A Well Crafter Website – This should go without saying, but sometimes people will overlook the basics. If you are sending out direct email material, the recipients will probably want to learn more. Directing them to a website would be the best way to deliver on that want.
Blogs – Publishing a blog related to your campaign can be very helpful in terms of establishing a personal touch to your business venture. A blog can allow you to let people know what you and your marketing venture is about. It can also act as a great platform for informational marketing.
Podcasts – While some individuals will respond positively to textual blogs, others require audio/video presentations to learn more about the direct marketing plan. As such, employing the use of online promotional podcasts could be a reliable way to reach these potential customers.
Article Spinning Software – Spinning software sometimes gets a bad name, but such negative sentiments usually derive from improper usage of spinning software. For those not familiar with spinning software, it is an automated process that can create alternate versions of written material. This allows for the ability to modify promotional items in very short periods of time which allows you to direct your time sensitive productivity elsewhere.
Bulk Email Software – When you are involved with direct email promotions, it will prove necessary to send out a significant volume of emails. In order to save time doing this, a bulk email software program should be utilized. Such software can dramatically cut down on the time it takes to process your email needs.
Online Newsletters – Sending out direct emails in a boring or stale manner does not always stimulate interest. However, crafting an email in the form of an online newsletter with proper illustrations will prove more inviting. This means the person receiving the newsletter may develop a more positive impression of the marketer.