Email Marketing Tips

This morning I turned on my computer to find several dozen messages that had arrived overnight. A few of these messages were from my friends and colleagues — but others were from ministries and companies across the U.S. and around the world.

I found myself drawn to certain messages, while putting off opening or even deleting others.

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Marketing or Public Relations

I am often asked, “What is the difference between marketing and public relations (PR)?” PR is about managing perception and developing relationships. Marketing uses the media to send a message, while PR engages the media in what you are doing so they send the message for you.

According to PR News, PR is defined as, “The management function which evaluates public attitudes, identifies the policies and procedures of an individual or organization with the public interest, and plans and executes a program of action to earn public understanding and acceptance.”

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Running Downhill

When I was little, I ran everywhere. To this day I don’t know what was so important that I had to run so much. I ran across the street to my friend’s house. I ran to the store. I ran home from school. But I can recall never running faster and more effortlessly than when I was running downhill. I can still hear the flapping sound of my PF Flyers tennis shoes on the sidewalk as I crested the top of Wilson Avenue and started down the hill in the last block towards home. No matter how tired I was,

Three Questions

During the course of my life, I have pause to periodically look inwardly and ask three questions:

  1. Where am I?
  2. Where was I?
  3. Where am I going?

In other words, I periodically take stock of my life and accomplishments; I evaluate my progress along the way; and I try to determine if a course correction is necessary in any area. Over the years this has been a very helpful discipline in my life and career.

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Having Fun with Event Planning

One of my favorite television shows is The Office. It is one of the most over-the-top, outrageous work environments. When I started at Infinity Concepts I was so excited to learn that this was the show of choice for lunchtime viewing. I looked forward to lunch every day so that I could sit down with my co-workers and laugh. In this situation comedy program, NOTHING seems to ever get done at Dunder Mifflin. They are always in a perpetual state of chaos and confusion. But somehow, at the end of the day, it all comes together and the “big sale”