My monthly email card is going out soon to my list of 7500 photo buyers. Between design, list management and email services, this gets expensive and time consuming.
The key to e-promos, as every photo rep will tell you, is consistency: Hammer the buyers with your name and a image relentlessly for a couple years and you will build brand recognition, or at least bug the hell out of them. Either way, you’ll get noticed. And it does work. I don’t hate it, but let’s be honest here – it’s just so much spam.
Life is short, and creative people would rather not spend it wading through hundreds of e-promos. True, the best get noticed, but the delivery medium is so constraining for both sides, don’t you think?
Today there are so many better ways to connect on a more natural, and potentially personal level. So, I’m trying something new with this month’s e-Promo. If the recipient follows me on Twitter, I take them off the e-Promo list.