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List growth and email address acquisition seems to always be a central topic (and sometimes a source of anxiety) amongst marketers. The question most frequently asked on this subject is “how do I grow my email list effectively without compromising the quality of the subscriptions?” Many articles have been written on the subject highlighting such tactics as SEM, sweepstakes, co-registration, affiliate, display advertising, eAppends and even email list buying. While some of these tactics work, opinions vary on each in terms of cost and most importantly, effectiveness. The best advice I can give in terms of email address acquisition is to work with people who have experience from your side of the fence and have them perform an audit of your current email acquisition model. Partnering with an email marketing agency will yield the best results.
That said, there are 5 key principles to apply when looking to acquire new email addresses for marketing purposes.
Email acquisition can be as simple or as complicated as you make it. Remember though, it’s your party and your subscribers will very quickly decide how good of a host you have been.
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