How to Pick a Responsive Seminar Mailing List

The Mailing List You Use Can Make or Break the Success of Your Seminar Promotions. Here’s How to Get Started on Picking the Right List for Your Seminar Marketing Efforts

By Jenny Hamby, the Seminar Marketing Pro™
Certified Guerrilla Marketer and Direct-Response Copywriter

If you’re concerned about being able to pick the right list for your seminar marketing efforts, congratulations. You’re right to be concerned … because your mailing list can make or break the success of your seminar promotions. Here’s where to start.

Look in-house first. Any type of relationship with you or your company is preferable to no relationship at all. Before you start hunting for a mailing list to rent or purchase, see what type of list you can put together by going through client files, your Rolodex … maybe even your old telephone message pads.

The very best prospects for your next seminar are people who have attended other seminars you’ve given … or who have otherwise put their names on your mailing list. Obviously, customers (people who have paid you for your services, products and/or information) are better qualified than prospects who have asked to be put on your mailing list or who have called to request information about your services.

If you’re ready to rent a list, look for prospects who have attended other seminars. The idea is that if they’ve paid to attend seminars in the past, they’ll pay to attend them again because they obviously enjoy and benefit from this form of learning.

The next-best prospects when renting or purchasing a mailing list are individuals whose profiles match the profile of your existing customers. For example, you may want prospects who are in the same age group, have the same job title or responsibilities, work in the same industry, are in the same income bracket, or even read the same magazines.

Many list owners, such as training companies and magazine publishers, make their mailing lists available for rent. To find a list that matches what you are looking for, turn to the Direct Marketing List Source®, published by Standard Rate and Data Service Media Solutions. It’s a huge directory of the mailing lists available for rent. Call your local library to track down a copy. Or contact the organizations directly for a referral to their mailing list manager or list broker.

guerrilla-marketer Jenny Hamby is a Certified Guerrilla Marketer and direct-response copywriter who helps speakers, coaches and consultants fill seminar seats and make more money from their own seminars and workshops. Her on- and offline direct marketing campaigns have netted response rates as high as 84 percent … on budgets as small as $125. 

 

guerrilla-marketerJenny Hamby is a Certified Guerrilla Marketer and direct-response copywriter who helps speakers, coaches and consultants fill seminar seats and make more money from their own seminars and workshops. Her on- and offline direct marketing campaigns have netted response rates as high as 84 percent … on budgets as small as $125.

For 31 of her most powerful seminar marketing secrets, click here.