Does Curated Monthly provide the promotional gift cards for me to distribute to my clients each month?
No. Our content contains suggested promotional ideas that you are responsible for fulfilling. We recommend that you choose a local establishment to the communities that you serve. Gift cards, movie tickets, or tickets to a concert are just a few ideas to get you started. Having a promotional element to in the content will help increase the level of engagement of your audience.
The purpose of the Curated Monthly newsletter is to keep your audience engaging with you without making them feel like you are always trying to sell to them. Our goal is to help you build long-term relationships with your clients. Light, uplifting content with an intentional call to action, that is easy to read and is a great way to keep them engaged.
Currently no, in order to keep the cost of our service to a minimum for our clients we have decided to focus entirely on MailChimp. This allows us to focus our attention on creating great content and not have to worry about performance across multiple platforms.
We chose MailChip as our preferred platform for several reasons:
- They are one of the industry leaders in email marketing.
- Their system is one of the easiest most user-friendly systems on the market.
- Their free account lets users send up to 12,000 emails a month
- They make it easy for third-party systems like ours to work with them
- We love their sense of humor!
If you haven’t already, sign up for your free MailChimp account here.
The content in our newsletters is a mix of original content that our staff puts together along with several curated pieces. We scour the internet each month in search of unique fun content to fill our newsletters. We always link directly to the third party content directly from the newsletter.
We send the monthly newsletter template out 2 days before the first of each month.
We build out a new template for each month, that can quickly be added to your MailChimp account by simply clicking the button in the email we send you. This contains all of that month’s content ready for you to personalize and send.
We highly recommend that you personalize certain aspects of the content we send each month. For instance, Each newsletter contains an area with a headshot, by default the newsletter contains a yellow box with a silhouette of a person. This would look very strange if sent on to your clients. We have tried our best to minimize the amount of personalization needed while providing room for you to personalize if you choose to.