Tom Larsen was a runner up in our 2011 Newsletter Marketer of the Year contest.
Tom is a very smart marketer - he really makes the most of the power of his newsletter to build deeper relationships with his clients and bring more business.
Here is his entry.
Describe your business before using newsletters
Tell us about any issues you had about getting clients, making sales or developing your business.
Just an ordinary, local insurance agency, just like the 10s of others in my area.
Describe your business after using newsletters
Tell us how your business changed. Did you get more clients? If so, how many? How much extra income did you make? Did they benefit your business in any other way?
Thought of as an expert, someone who they can come to for advice. Totally different.
Describe how you used newsletters to get these benefits
Tell us how you distribute your newsletters, how often, and who to. Tell us anything else we need to know about your newsletter program.
I write three separate newsletters for my top 20% of clients. Then I use a different version for my COIs (Centers of Influence). Then a 3rd vresion for commercial area Realtors (NYSCAR), a professional organization I belong to.
So I get 3 versions of the 1 newsletter I am getting from you. Thanks!