We can all relate to email and productivity tools as one of the key functions required to do business. With all of the choices available, the initial task of deciding on a provider for these solutions can seem daunting. What features are you looking for? Is mobility a key part of your business? Will you be using multiple devices to access data? What are the various compliance features your business will require? These are the questions individuals starting a new company or wanting to expand their current business need to ask themselves before making a decision.
Sometimes I like to imagine what goes through the mind of a reporter when they open their email at the beginning of the day—there must be an overwhelming amount of story pitch emails waiting to be opened. Meanwhile, at the other end of these emails, are PR professionals hoping to secure awesome coverage for their clients. News circulates quickly, while PR professionals and journalists work hand-in-hand to make sure the right stories are delivered to the right people. But how do you get your pitch, in the midst of hundreds of others, to really stand out?
We are so email-heavy that we have to nitpick down to the detail. Our employees need to be good at email, because largely that is our product. What is the percentage of job function that email captures at your company? Here are some high level points to share with your employees at your next office meeting or training.
A newsletter providing genuinely helpful information can have an expansive reach for your business. The newsletter is one of the most important tools in your marketing toolkit because your customers actively request a subscription. Just stop and think about the value of providing information to people who want to hear from your business! A poor newsletter won’t bring the return you seek. Here are 13 steps to create a better newsletter.
Google Apps for Work allows your business to use Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, etc. for a monthly fee. Setting it up involves using Google as your mail server and then Gmail as your mail interface. No matter what device, operating system or browser you are accessing your email on, the experience will be the same.