Newsletters are often thought of as easy, do-it-yourself communications projects. The reality is different … and that can be discouraging.
Developing a good newsletter concept can be difficult and time-consuming. It takes market intelligence – and maybe research – to find out what people will read. Then it takes careful planning, discipline and skill to crank out something worthwhile on a schedule.
Why bother? Because the rewards are there for those who enter the newsletter game.
1. Build loyalty: Send out a regular newsletter to your customers to build loyalty. Better informed customers are better customers.
2. Educate: A regular newsletter can educate distributors, sales reps, or even prospects.
3. Boost credibility: Publishing a newsletter is a way to send out great information with your name on it.
4. Stay in touch: Advertising not in your budget? Exhausted your public relations options? A newsletter can keep your name in front of a small, well-defined audience.
5. Repeat your message: Repetition is an important facet of a successful communications program. A newsletter is another way to deliver your message.
6. Control. Control. Control: Audience. Message. Timing. You control it all with a newsletter.
7. Cost efficiency: Send out an electronic newsletter, and you can save on time, printing and postage. Plus you can use it as content on your web site.