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  1. 1. ==== ====Looking for software to market? This is a great place to start.http://softwaresilverclub.com/kaylene.htm==== ====Marketing software is sometimes viewed as a luxury, not anecessity. While you can certainly accomplish marketing withoutmarketing software, marketing software lessens the time andeffort required for marketing and your marketing efforts willgenerally be much more effective. There are various types ofmarketing software, and numerous producers of marketing software.Finding the right combination of marketing software for you isthe challenge.The first step in preparing an effective marketing campaign is todevise a solid marketing plan. When writing a marketing plan,there are several things to consider. The main points aredefining your target market and identifying the characteristicsof that market, analyzing your competition, formulating yourunique selling proposition using a competitive advantage,reviewing options for marketing mediums, preparing your marketingbudget, and setting milestones for your marketing campaign.Marketing software, such as Marketing Plan Pro by Palo Alto, willhelp you work through the details of these steps to create auseful and powerful marketing plan.If you intend to engage in email marketing via newsletters,autoresponders, announcements, or mass email campaigns, you willfind that email marketing software is crucial. Of course, thereare online email marketing services such as gotcorp.com thatprovide self-serve email marketing tools like Campaigner. Usingsuch tools for email marketing is an option, but there areongoing costs involved. If you choose to use email marketingsoftware instead, programs like Email Marketing Director andCampaign Enterprise 9 by Arial are very good.Good email marketing software enables you to personalize messagesand to manage your mailing lists through a database. A timesaving feature to look for in email marketing software is theability of the software to automatically process unsubscriberequests. Most email marketing software packages have built-intemplates you can use to produce email newsletters, announcementsand marketing messages. Support for embedded images andcompatibility with web editing software programs may be of some
  2. 2. importance.If you are really serious about email marketing, it is best toget started with advanced email marketing software from thebeginning. Advanced email marketing software has features thatwill enable you to personalize and track your email messages.With tracking capabilities and built-in reporting functions, youcan determine the effectiveness of your email messages as well aswho is and who is not opening and responding to the messages.These advanced email marketing software programs generally useSQL, Oracle, or Access database technology. High quality emailmarketing software also has automated features for managing emaillists. These automated, time-saving features usually includehandling unsubscribe requests and removing bounced or rejectedemail addresses from the email lists.Customized marketing software suites may be something to consider as well. With customizedmarketing software, you can oftenintegrate marketing into your sales and customer relationshipmanagement (CRM) systems. Some features that are common tocustomized marketing software include the ability to captureleads, to forecast sales, to manage contacts, and to analyze datathat is collected through the integrated system. Projectmanagement capabilities can even be merged with customizedmarketing software.So, the big question is, "Do I really need marketing software?"Like I said before, many people view marketing software as aluxury. However, marketing software makes the job of internetmarketing much easier, especially if it has automated features.There are options to using marketing software. Online marketingservices are one of those options; however, unlike usingmarketing software, marketing services generally have ongoingfees that are charged monthly or per campaign. Using marketingsoftware you can devise and manage your own internet marketingcampaign which is a cost-effective solution to marketing online.Copyright Christopher J. Enders. Are you at the end of your rope, fed up and confused by all thescrambled internet marketing advice youre getting? Whether you are new to internet marketing,or a website owner who wants to make more money from your website, learn the provenstrategies that will sky-rocket your internet business at http://BiznessTips.com
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