It's a collection of questions and answers about the concept of tribes, the history of tribes, tribes in business, tribes in every day life,…
If we have left something out. Let us know. Leave a comment here on the blog.
Yes, I can say “we”. I am one of the many contributors.
Maybe the Polish former president Lech Wałęsa will call me up and say, “Dziękuję” (Polish, English: Thank you), because I am responsible for getting his name into the e-book. Lech Wałęsa was an ordinary electrician before he became the tribe leader of Solidarność (Solidarity), the first independent union in formerly communistic Poland.
Tribes work in politics and they work in business and other areas. It's based on human nature.
Do you want to know how?
Then download the Tribes - Q&A E-book. It's free. Seth wrote,
“Not only is there a juicy insight on every page, but I'm comfortable saying it's the best designed PDF I've ever seen, worth making into a template for your next project.“ --Seth Godin
Then drop me a note or a comment here on the blog and I will try to get you an answer. I have the power of Triiibes backing me up.
Personally I am most interested in application of the tribes concept for marketing and business.
If your question fits these categories, there's a better chance I'll do find answers for you. However, no promises here. (If you want to give me a bribe for increasing your chances, go ahead. There is a “Buy me a coffee“ link below this post. But I warn you! I need at least 3 cups of coffee a day. …get the hint?)
Update on Feb. 8, 2013: Deleted all entries with outdated tips or broken links.
Update on April 12, 2015 We have discontinued this blog carnival.
Welcome to the thirteenth edition of email marketing tips on November 10, 2008.
This week's edition comes to you two days early. Better than late,… What do you think?
My favorite article this week has been written by Yaro Starak, who explains to us how he profited big time from better targeting the message to his readers. Improving the conversion rate of your email campaigns is almost like free money. It's amazing, but over time you can give yourself a great pay raise. One that your boss — if you still have a boss — could and would never give you.
Of course, I continue with Chris Garrett's tips as well and finally I contribute two posts of my own as well. The categories of today's issue are:
He had produced at first 2,000 and then another 1,000 sets of his best marketing material containing 9 DVDs, a book, a 150 page special report, and a newsletter. Mid August 2008 he gave it all away for shipping cost only. Actually less than that, because it was a heavy box and Frank sponsored the cost out of his own pocket. This was not called a product launch, but a marketing experiment. A first time try for him and he, therefore, was not sure about the outcome at all.
The goal was to get as many new paying subscribers for his monthly printed newsletter as possible.
As everybody had expected the first offer of 2,000 sets was sold out in less than 1 hour (the kind of usual scenario with Frank's launches/experiments) and the feedback from his “new customers” was excellent. They loved the stuff.
Yesterday some members of my newsletter received a message with a broken link in it. That message was not supposed to be sent out. Instead of apologizing with another email, I write this blog post and explain, how you can avoid a similar faux pas.
Don't mess with your autoresponder follow-up series
Autoresponder follow-up messages are sent in defined intervals to someone, who has just joined your email list. Such a feature as provided by a sophisticated email marketing service tool provider like AWeber is used for various purposes. Some series are scheduled with a daily email for a week others with a weekly email for a year. For example:
A 7 day, 30 day, 4 week email course
A series of affiliate promotions
Pointing readers to older, but valuable blog posts or other resources
Before starting to change your existing series of messages that is already in use, beware that there are 2 types of operations: