IOS · Email Marketing

Good tool for managing email contact lists?

Rachel Ratliff Voki Mobile

February 13th, 2014

I have an app coming out on iOS in May, and as I network I'm gathering emails for a mailing list to let people know of progress, launch date, etc. Once the app is launched I'll also need to add customer emails automatically. Can anyone recommend a good contact management tool that isn't overly complex or expensive, and allows for unsubscribing and all those other requirements I'm as yet unaware of?
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Helen Adeosun

February 13th, 2014

Mailchimp (awesome) constant contact, etc. There's a litter to choose from but I love the abundance of tools and integration with mailchimp all for free and they're from my hometown of Atlanta so doubly proud. Helen A Sent from my HTC One please excuse any typos.

Bill Hludzinski

February 13th, 2014

I use MailChimps for my e-mail list / contact manager. Then you should sign up for Unbounce as your landing page, and then turn on integration to MailChimps. Then when people visit your landing page and enter their e-mail, Unbounce will automatically add it to your list in MailChimps. There is also LeadSquared, which does both, but it is more expensive and a little more complicated and in-depth.

Anthony Zeoli Digital Strategy and WordPress Consultant and Trainer

February 13th, 2014

Everyone I know uses LaunchRock to put up a splash page with an email harvest application. It syncs with Mailchimp, I believe, so you can port your email addresses into mailchimp or you can export an csv or xls and import into mailchimp.

Lawrence Lerner Digitalization and Transformation Coach

February 13th, 2014

I use PhPList. It's OpenSource and I host it on my own site. Relatively simple to set up and send emails. You get click statistics and timing. 

Andrew Jaeger

February 13th, 2014

Mailchimp - http://mailchimp.com/, pretty full featured and simple to use.  Has a well documented API for subscribing/unsubscribing people as well as anything else you might need to do/.

Josh Raymond

February 13th, 2014

I've had some pretty good success recently with capsuleCRM on Google Apps. You can sync the plug ins for campaign tools like Mail Chimp, account tools, project management, etc. Also, after the free trial the cost is fairly inexpensive too.

Adam PMP Lean Transformation, Strategic Change & Benefit Realization Leader

February 13th, 2014

I use insight.ly and the free integration with Mailchimp to do just this. Contacts can originate from a linked Gmail account or a variety of other sources. Then, depending on the message and target, I can assign tags to groups and create mailing lists in Mailchimp. Insightly is relatively cheap and Mailchimp is free up to 2000 contacts. Cheers, Adam Adam Signaigo CEO | ModalMinds Inc. | a GPMIP Member Company 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100 San Francisco, CA 94105 *m | *+1.415.215.8729 *o | *+1.800.957.0543 *f | *+1.415.817.9983 www.modalminds.com | www.gpmip.com *** CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This electronic mail transmission may contain privileged and/or confidential information only for use by the intended recipients. Any use, distribution, copying or disclosure by any person, other than the intended recipients is strictly prohibited and may be subject to civil action and/or criminal penalties. If you received this transmission in error, please notify the sender by reply e-mail or by telephone and delete the transmission.

David Crooke Serial entrepreneur and CTO

February 13th, 2014

This is an area I'm definitely enthusiastic about, I once built and operated a major email marketing service. You're definitely thinking about things the right way ... you don't want to do this stuff by hand. The gold standard low-end email marketing vendor is Constant Contact, but I don't know their entry pricing. Mailchimp (astutely) starts at free. Cheers Dave

Mark Neild Empowering quietly creative people to prosper through innovative yet authentic and engaging business models

February 14th, 2014

Rachel Try mailchimp. It is free for smaller lists and has basic functionality. If you want to take the next level look at Sendpepper which costs a bit more. Both have good guides on how to use them , but Sendpepper is a bit more comprehensive For the front of the process, Leadpages creates very easy to use sign up pages and their blog and videos have excellent tips on how to maximise conversions. Leadpages has very easy integration to both Mailchimp and Sendpepper so you can do the whole lot without developer resource. Some web hosting packages come with free /cheap email list building tools which do the job. I gave up with the ones on my packages because they were too difficult to use but if you have a tame techy to hand and are bootstrapping then may be worth a look. Mark

Gil Benton Entrepreneur

February 14th, 2014

Salesforce.com It does everything and you can start slow and have it grow with you