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The American Wedding Guide can help you with your email marking campaign!

Contact us for more information about our Direct Marketing Solutions package. Below are the details.

1) We will sort our bridal leads lists by your campaign strategy (2,500-5,000 emails)
2) We will create the most effective design layout for your campaign each month with “Call to Action” agenda in order to see direct conversion.
3) We will then send each design with concept in mind to you for approval and/or adjustments.
4) The campaign will be scheduled to go out on a specific time of the month every month.
5) You will have complete control over all reports and we will also analyze what works best for your company to improve each campaign conversion over time.

Contact me for pricing on packages: linda@tawg.com

 

Below are the steps to access the leads list database.

STEP 1:
Click on the link below to go to the google drive.
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7cUOnrrMnSbSVNqUkNDb3ZNWjg&usp=sharing
Be sure to bookmark it, to save it onto your computer.

STEP 2:
Once you click on the link, it will take you to Google Drive. All vendors that are allowed access to our leads list MUST have a gmail account.Below are the steps to take to acquire a TAWG gmail account.

STEP 3:
Set up a new gmail account using the following user name method. Please go to the SIGN UP button on the top right on the screen. (see sample images below)

Username will be: (Yourcompanyname)TAWG@gmail.com
Password: Choose any password, save and email us your new email account info.
Sign up for a gmail account.
Once you complete all the steps, continue to STEP 4 below.

YOU MUST MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALWAYS SIGNED IN USING THIS EMAIL IN ORDER TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE LINK.

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STEP 4:
All vendors that are allowed access MUST be in our system. We are very careful to only grant access to our family of vendors in The American Wedding Guide.

We take precaution to ensure all and only our vendors have access. Your email must be in our system to be granted access. If it is not, please click on the “REQUEST ACCESS” button and we will accept your request to have access to the lists. (see sample image below)

Please note: this is a one time process. As long as you log in with the correct email that is in our system, you will be allowed access anytime.

 

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STEP 5:
Below is a screen shot of what the google drive will look like. Click on the folders you need to download. Once they pop up, you can click the “DOWNLOAD” button at the bottom right hand side of your screen. Please remember to bookmark the link onto your computer. We will notify you monthly of updates and new information about The American Wedding Guide in our Newsletters.

 

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How to sort our lists to use in a Email marketing campaign program

Now that you have access to our database, you will see that we update our database with new lists. In order to store all the excel files on your computer to keep track of which ones you have uploaded, you will need to build a few folders on your computer. Below is a step by step process that we recommend you follow in order to be organized and send out campaigns properly and most effectively.

The steps below will show you how to download the excel files from our database into a folder named “ORIGINAL” onto your computer. Then it will instruct you on how to separate the “other” email accounts from the “yahoo/aol” email accounts to use in your campaigns.

 

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1a) Go onto our leads list database drive

2a) Click on folder you would like to open: example: 2015

3a) Click on the excel file to open it in view-mode on your screen. Click the Download icon at the top. (this will automatically download the excel file onto your “download” folder on your computer.)

4a) You will need to do this process for all the excel files: Repeat #3 for all excel files.

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Now your files are all stored in your “download” folder on your computer. We now need to save the files that are now downloaded in your “downloads” folder INTO a new folder on your computer named ORIGINAL.

1b) Create a new folder on your computer to store all new downloaded excel files. Name it ORIGINAL. 

2b) Go to your “Downloads” folder on your computer. Move these files into the new ORIGINAL folder you created.

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ALWAYS KEEP THE ORIGINAL FILES THAT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE DATABASE IN THE “ORIGINAL” FOLDER ON YOUR COMPUTER. DO NOT RENAME THESE.

VERY IMPORTANT: To remain out of SPAM and risk of your email account being deleted or Marked as spam, you must separate the “others” email accounts in one folder and “yahoo/aol” accounts in another folder to be sent out in separate campaigns. To do so, follow instructions below:

 

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1c) Create a folder named: OTHER

2c) Open the excel file in your ORIGINAL folder and save it into OTHER folder with “other” in name. Example: MAR_2015_CT_1_other.xls

3c) Delete the top portion which is the Yahoo/Aol accounts. Save file.

4c) Repeat #2c for all excel files in ORIGINAL folder.

This will make sure you are not overwriting the files in the ORIGINAL folder.

You now have a clean list to use in your email marketing program which is saved in your OTHER folder.

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Always use an email marketing program when sending out campaigns.

Now you can upload these clean lists that are in your OTHER folder into your email marketing program as a list to use for your campaigns. The email marketing program will clean out any duplicates.

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Repeat steps 1c-4c if you would like to store the yahoo and aol files and name new folder YAHOO/AOL.

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When new files come into our database, you will need to download and save these files into your ORIGINAL folder. Use steps #3a and #2b to download new file and move it from your documents folder to your ORIGINALS folder. Then continue to steps #2c.

Compatible browsers

Google Drive and the Docs editors work with the two most recent versions of the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari (not supported on Windows)

Note: While other browsers may work with the Google Docs editors, we can’t guarantee that all features will work as intended.

No matter what browser you use, you should enable cookies and JavaScript.

Desktop

For Windows

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

For Mac

  • Mavericks (10.9)
  • Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Lion (10.7)
  • Snow Leopard (10.6)

For Linux

Google Drive isn’t currently available for the Linux operating system. Linux users can still access Google Drive on the web –drive.google.com or through the Google Drive mobile app.

Mobile devices and tablets

Starting on May 31, 2014, our mobile apps will require the most recent versions of the Android and iOS operating systems.

For Android phones or tablets

  • Android 4.0+

For iPhone or iPad

  • iOS 7.0+

Users on the following outdated mobile operating systems will be able to view, but not edit, their files. We encourage these users to upgrade to the versions above if possible.

SORTING AOLS/YAHOOS APART FROM ALL OTHER EMAIL ACCOUNTS:
Yahoo and Aol accounts are very strict on Spam Compliance. They need the bride to double opt-in to the list. Meaning you will need to send out a separate campaign to them asking them to subscribe to your list. We have sorted the yahoo’s and all’s separate from all other emails to the top on each list.
All other emails are good to go! You can email to these emails using an email marketing program such as MailChimp, iContact or Constant Contact ect, to send out most efficient email campaigns.
We also offer Email Marketing Campaign packages. Below are the prices:
Pricing for our Direct Marketing Solutions Package is below:
$100 a month for a 6 consecutive month agreement
$85 a month for a 12 consecutive month agreement
plus the cost of a email marketing program such as iContact or Constant Contact (if you don’t already have one)
1) We would sort the lists by your campaign strategy (2,500-5,000 emails)
2) We would design the campaign each month
3) Send it to you for approval
4) Send out the campaign
5) You will have complete control over all reports

 

Have a great wedding season!
Thank you,
Linda M Piddington
Publisher/Owner
The American Wedding Guide
203-521-8171
linda@tawg.com