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.

Stas Oskin

February 16th, 2014

+1 for Mailchimp, if used properly it can leverage a big chunk of automated direct marketing.

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.

Kate Hiscox

February 16th, 2014

Mailchimp - their customer support is awful but the service is very good. Its free for up to 12,000 recipients. 

Robert Tolmach Entrepreneur and Social Entrepreneur

February 16th, 2014

Someone above mentioned Highrise.
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Anthony Zeoli Digital Strategy and WordPress Consultant and Trainer

February 16th, 2014

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Anthony Zeoli Digital Strategy and WordPress Consultant and Trainer

February 14th, 2014

Salesforce is a powerful CRM that is for customer relationship management. MailChimp has a SalesForce integration that can be used to sync Mailchimp signups into Salesforce for CRM purposes. I use 37Signals Highrise for CRM. For email sign-up and marketing, most on the list recommend MailChimp, which is a service that is start-up friendly, given it's 2,000 free emails and graduated pricing plan. I think Rachel is looking for a splash page, which LaunchRock or KickOff Labs can provide. Here are some links: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2012/10/17/build-your-list-before-you-launch-using-launchrock/ http://www.fastcompany.com/1784745/launchrock-startup-helps-other-startups-hype-themselves http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/10/25/kickofflabs-beats-launchrock-out-of-the-gate-throwing-stones-on-the-way/ If you don't want to use Launch Rock, you can also use WordPress. There are a few options for WordPress / Mailchimp integrations, which are listed here under a search for LAUNCH on the Mailchimp site: http://connect.mailchimp.com/search?query=launch Return the search query and you'll see that there are some WordPress options as well.

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

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.