File puptcrit/puptcrit.0509, message 340


Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 07:35:52 -0700
To: puptcrit-driftline.org-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Marketing on the internet


The Post Office does have a service that allows
you to upload an image and they will print and
send out 3 different types of postcards for
you.....and flyers.....etc.    Sounds interesting.  Has anyone used this?

http://www.usps.com/netpost/reachcustomers.htm?from=netpostlanding&page=reachcustomers



At 07:37 AM 9/26/2005, Susan VandeWeghe wrote:
>4 or 5 years ago when I first started sending e-mails to festivals, I would
>get some kind of a response from about 30% of the people that I contacted.
>Now it is down to about 5%.  The last group of festivals I sent to, I asked
>for a confirmation that the e-mail had been received.  I know that people
>don't have to hit the button to confirm that the e-mail has been received
>but they usually do. I only got confirmation from about 25%. Not a very good
>percentage for all that work.
>
>So I guess it is back to snail mail.  It's to bad, I was able to send much
>more information in an e-mail than a on a 4 x 6 post card.
>
>I do get lots of hits on my web site also.  If peole put marionettes into
>Explorer, Mountain Marionettes comes up on the first page.  But if they put
>in puppets, I am way, way down on the list.
>
>Susan
>
>Mountain Marionettes
>www.mountainmarionettes.com
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Susan Wall Kronenberg" <susan-AT-carouselpuppets.com>
>To: <puptcrit-driftline.org-AT-lists.driftline.org>
>Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 2:18 PM
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Marketing on the internet
>
>
> > Hi Susan,
> >
> > Do you get a good response from emails for advertising?  It seems to me,
> > it's just too easy to push the delete key or just land in the junk
> > box.  (although you can't beat the price :-).  We still do all of ours by
> > snail mail, though we do have a good website, and get many calls from
> > people just searching.  We also did a big mailing in August.  It seems the
> > price keeps going up every year!
> >
> > Susan (the other)
> >
> >
> > At 02:03 PM 9/25/2005, you wrote:
> > >New Subject
> > >
> > >Over the past 4 or 5 years I have been doing a good part of my marketing
>by
> > >e-mail.
> > >But I don't believe that the e-mails are getting to the person I am
>sending
> > >them to any longer.
> > >
> > >Festival Network Online is a great place to find festivals in the area
>where
> > >you perform. FNO list the people in charge, the address, phone and e-mail
> > >for each festival. Can't believe that people who publish an e-mail
>address
> > >for a festival will not open an e-mail addressed to the festival or
>person
> > >in charge.  Aren't they publishing the e-mail just for that purpose?
> > >
> > >It sure is cheaper, although much more time consuming, to send the
> > >information
> > >out by e-mail. (I do not send e-mails to groups of people.  Everything I
> > >send out is to an individual and addressed to them personally.)  Postage
>is
> > >just eating up my marketing budget.  I just spent $275 on 5,000 postcards
> > >and $1,000 to mail them.  This was my school mailing - yes, I know it is
> > >late - and I have e-mail addresses for about half those schools. I had
>send
> > >many of those schools e-mails earlier in the year but did not get many
> > >replies.  After talking to a number of those teachers and principles, I
> > >figure that they didn't get them and that sending the e-mails was a waste
>of
> > >time.
> > >
> > >So how are you all handling marketing on the internet?
> > >
> > >Susan
> > >
> > >Mountain Marionettes
> > >www.mountainmarionettes.com
> > >
> > >
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