I am a small painting/remodeling business interested in marketing and need advice, particularly, what do you do to be able to legally email people that you dont know yet advertising your business?
Just hung up the phone from Anthony at CC. Says that ALL emails that are sent from CC must be addresses that gave approval to receive that email. Example: if you bought a member email list from an association, those addresses would not be considered as "opted in" to receive email from you (via CC). If any recipient tags your email as "spam", you and CC are subject to sanction. It's a tough position - how do we inform contacts about our sites so that they can "opt in" to receive our eNews, etc? Promotion in trade magazines, trade shows, word of mouth, encourage "tell a friend" feature to those who presently receive your emails and many more. Best wishes for a successful campaign! Blessings
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