Let’s talk 07885 197 364
Book a 30 Minute
Introduction Meeting
Book a 30 Minute
Introduction Meeting
Book a 30 Minute
Introduction Meeting

What Can We Learn from Snail Mail

Last updated October 15, 2013
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

In the week when Royal Mail shares hit the trading stock market you might be mistaken in thinking this is a promotional blog. In some ways it is, but in fact it’s a reminder about your customer and prospecting contact strategy.

In the good ol’ days, contact with customers focused on 4 main channels: direct mail, cold calling, face to face meetings and off the page advertising. All these methods cost you money – each time you sent out a direct mail piece you had to pay the postage, phone calls would cost you money and so on. But the great thing about all of these distribution methods was that you really had to think about them – a lot of money was at stake and you didn’t want to waste it – you wanted it to work hard and deliver sales enquiries for you.

What would your ROI be? Can you afford to post the mailer, are the messages right and are you sending it to the right target market?

Roll forward a few years and email marketing is fully entrenched in our marketing armoury. With Mailchimp, Constant Contact, InfusionSoft to name a few, running and tracking our email marketing campaigns it is very easy. In fact in many ways it’s also very easy (perhaps too easy) to dispatch an email and sadly lots of companies are using this method too much and becoming a nuisance to customers, prospects and members.

This week alone I have un-subscribed from numerous newsletters – most of which I didn’t sign up for. I’ve reported SPAM and changed the notification settings on all of my LinkedIn groups and forums. Instantly my mailbox is back under control – I’m able to see clients and important emails quicker rather than having to shift through lots of ‘not-so-important’ email marketing messages. So far I’m not missing them, most didn’t add any value, maybe I will regret un-subscribing, but I doubt it.

Now, before you send your email ask yourself: If I had to print this newsletter, stuff it into an envelope, buy & then put a stamp on it and find a post box – would I still send this message?

Keeping in touch with customers is good practice but make it your best practice not to over-solicit your income source. It’s time to review your client- contact strategy, or if you don’t have one – put one in place.

Shirley Mansfield
Master Business Problem Solver

When you’re ready here are three ways I can help you build your business:

1. Follow me on X / LinkedIn and let me know the business challenges keeping you awake at night that you want to solve. Click here to email. Connect with me, The Business Planning Coach on Facebook and Instagram.

2. Grab a copy of my book The Grown-Up Business (paperback and Kindle). Get the tools and inspiration you need to go to the next level of wealth.

3. Work with me on your growth business to overcome the blockages, hurdles & problems that are holding you back. Join the community, email me with Let’s Get Started in the subject line or book a 30 Discovery Meeting using Calendly


“If you run a business, then buy this book. Not tomorrow, today!”
~ Sam Carpenter Work The System

© 2024 CoachSME and Shirley Mansfield

Website design by Pegu Design
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram