Word of Mouth – December 1, 2011 – Eye on Your Big Picture

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Word of Mouth – December 1, 2011

Eye on Your Big Picture

Thanksgiving was last week in the United States (and in October for our Canadian friends). And though we’re the only two countries (that we know of) with official holidays that encourage reflection, many people around the world use the end of the calendar year to evaluate the year.
 
Which makes this the perfect time to reflect on what’s happened in the previous 11 months, and think about where you’re going in the next 12. And sometimes it takes a collaborative partner to figure out just what’s going on and what the future holds — someone who keeps the focus on the big picture. Someone who can help you figure out if you’re on the right path to realizing the dream for your business.
 
That’s where Hamptons Creative Group comes in. We strategize with clients by using co-creativeship. We hear their stories and help them communicate in ways that resonate with them AND their customers. There is nothing worse than feeling like your marketing doesn’t speak from the heart and soul – that it doesn’t represent who YOU are. No one wants a business that’s “work.” Why not aim for a joyful expression of your true essence and desire?
 
As we explore and identify opportunities, we then guide you through them step by step. This is co-creativeship. It’s beyond collaborative, beyond being partners. Nothing we do can be done without our clients’ feedback, ideas and desires.  It’s the culmination of understanding what makes your heart sing as an entrepreneur, and coupling it with the elements that make us shine: design, promotion and marketing.
 
So consider these four questions in this time of reflection:

  • What has your experience been marketing your business?
  • What would you change about your current business?
  • What are you doing to ensure your business grows in alignment with your goals?
  • How are you addressing your existing and future competition?

These are the questions we’re pondering as 2011 winds down. The most important question for you, of course, is: how can Hamptons Creative Group help you answer them? The answer: By joining us in co-creativeship.
 
Fill out our easy, no obligation enrollment form. Let’s begin our co-creativeship today, with access to and support from our planet-wide company of experts ready to sing along with you.


Read all this week’s blog posts:

Co-Creativeship Keeps You Moving
Sometimes It’s the Management
Facebook Proves Linda was Right

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September 2011 Newsletter – Creative Thought Matters

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September ’11 Newsletter – Creative Thought Matters
 

Message from the Alchemist

Celebrity sightings in the Hamptons this summer have come fast and furious, almost like the hurricane we’re all cleaning up after!

At the annual Authors Night to benefit the venerable East Hampton Library, some 160 writers crowded in with avid readers, including Hamptons Creative Group’s success story Ren Dodson and Hampton Dog creator Lisa Hartman.

We saw Robert Kline, Nelson DeMille, Martin Amis and benefit chair Alec Baldwin. We talked to two hot prospects, too, each hard-working authors with new books on the market.

Christie BrinkleyThen we got our workout in with Christie Brinkley at the Wellness Center at Southampton Hospital. This event, hosted by Danskin, raised money for Ellen’s Run. Ellen’s Run supports women and families who suffer from breast cancer.

Christie looked great in her Danskin wear and we got quite a workout!
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Heard Around the Cooler
 

Everyone’s talking about wind, rain and flooding from Irene. And the Hamptons Water Cooler is about to flood over its boundaries, expanding beyond being just an online networking platform! Watch for more news coming soon.

We can tell you this: membership in the Cooler will soon require dues. So dive in now! The Hamptons Water Cooler is the online place for networking in the Hamptons. Join and interact.
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IN THIS ISSUE


  Message from the Alchemist
  Around the Cooler
  Beach Booty

  Success Stories

  On the Horizon

  Announcements

OTHER NEWS

It’s Tumble Weed Tuesday! The day after Labor Day, the Hamptons returns to off-season mode. But the fun of the summer isn’t over! There are still plenty of events that will take us right into fall. Sounds like a great blog post…

Because Hamptons Creative Group works with a planet-wide network of people, we thought it would be a great idea bring the team together as one in a virtual summit. You never know what great ideas will come from that! So, be on the lookout for something new from us soon! 
  

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Follow up fast. The best time to follow up with someone you meet at a networking function, charity event or even standing in line for a latte, is directly after meeting them, while you’re still fresh in his or her mind. Never forget that networking is about building and maintaining relationships. You can go out and meet dozens of people, but what’s the point if you never keep in touch with them? Take the initiative and make the first move.
 
Struggling with using social media like LinkedIn to follow up? Let Hamptons Creative Group help you figure out how to use online networking tools to expand your brand influence.
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Success Stories

This month’s success story is small business. Getting through both an earthquake and a hurricane recently, it’s a testament to those who plan ahead for the expected and unexpected. While no one foresaw the earthquake (though we all felt it) everyone seemed to have a plan for the hurricane. And while the effects were far reaching and quite serious in many cases, there’s no doubt that because of such extensive planning the worst was avoided.

As we spoke with our clients following the storm, it was clear that there were a many great things still on their minds. After some careful questions and some encouragement, we were able to help them regain focus and start planning once again. Marketing is a continuous process, so it’s ok to look for help from an outside group. You never know what great things you’ll uncover about yourself, your goals, and your success.
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On the Horizon

What do you keep in your marketing backpack? A web plan? A branding guide? Communications coaching?

What you need to have in your marketing backpack is a Marketing Makeover Ultimate binder. Built just for you by Hamptons Creative Group, the Marketing Makeover Ultimate is the tool you need to ace business growth.

Let everyone else go “back to school” this season. All you need for success is a Marketing Makeover Ultimate. Be one of the first 50 applicants in September and you’ll receive a $550 credit toward your Marketing Makeover Ultimate. That’s just another way for you to be ahead of the class. Click here to start now.
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Announcements

Hamptons Creative Group reaches further than you might think! We’ve used some interesting marketing techniques for clients recently. These included site-specific PPC campaigns that focus on qualified potential customers. We set target parameters and budgets to maximize ROI.

Another great tool we’ve deployed is QR code stamping. These useful icons enable viewers to get specific information on to their cell phones, whether it be special offers, directions, or an application.

Have questions about what Hamptons Creative Group can concoct for you? Don’t be shy, just ask!
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Do you know how to get the electricity flowing between you and your prospective customers? You did if you read Word of Mouth. Each week, we’re keeping the conversation flowing and staying connected with the things, people, places and happenings that spark our creativity. Stay connected.
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Special Tuesday Word of Mouth – What I Did on Summer Vacation II – August 23, 2011

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What I Did on Summer Vacation Part II

Last time I hinted that part two of my summer vacation story would involve “hail storms and top-secret tomatoes.” Were you curious as to what I could possibly mean by that?

Well, read on!

Lady Liberty newly restored, I headed to up state New York to visit family. At least that was the initial plan. Mother Nature has her own summer plans, which that day included a hail storm wicked and wild enough to bring interstate traffic to a standstill.

In fact, two lanes on the highway shut down completely. It amazed me how, with the thousands of drivers that needed to pass through the single remaining lane, we were able to navigate as a unit. Taking turns merging into the funnel can cause quite a headache when someone tries to sneak ahead of the line. But, with the onslaught of ice balls from above, everyone played nice.

I was worried to see what kind of new dents Lady Liberty would sustain in the storm. Low and behold, she stood up just fine. It goes to show that when you take care of the things that drive you — whether that be literally like a car, or figuratively like your marketing goals or your family values — those things will protect you as well.

Safe and sound up state, the family and I decided to have a special lunch at the Culinary Institute of America (C.I.A.). We checked their website to see which of their eateries would be open and headed over to the campus. Wouldn’t you know it, it was the first day of their new trimester and students and families were swarming the grounds. In fact, to our dismay, all the great dining options were closed to the public that day!

So much for their website. It made me think about how people find information these days and the need for businesses to be consistently accurate 24/7. We decided to stroll the campus a little bit and ran into the groundskeeper. She was sympathetic to our misadventure and produced a freshly picked tomato.

This was no ordinary tomato. The groundskeeper gave it to me as a gift, and it has, dare I say, not changed one bit in two weeks. This tomato seems to be more of an invention of the C.I.A. in Washington D.C. than an organic fruit. Well, you never know who’s listening in these days!

I did get to participate in the 16th annual Ellen’s Run in Southampton this summer as well. The run supports the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which provides breast cancer education, support and research. My Hamptons Creative Group team will also hit the sand for Have A Heart’s 4th Annual Beach Volleyball Bash at the end of the month. Have A Heart provides immediate relief to East End residents in times of crisis. We’re looking forward to sunshine and not hail for that event…

I’m not writing off summer yet! There’s still a whole month to go and a lot to enjoy. Tell me what YOU did this summer. Or, tell me what you didn’t get to do because you were too busy adjusting your marketing efforts when you could have been on vacation.


I can help you tell your success story so next summer will be nothing but fun in the sun.

Linda Miller, CEO
Hamptons Creative Group

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Special Tuesday Word of Mouth – What I Did on Summer Vacation – August 9, 2011

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What I Did on Summer Vacation

 

Ok, summer is nowhere near over. But, it’s always fun to share stories – especially ones that have surprises. The first part of my story certainly came as a surprise right away. I was walking out of a local grocery store and noticed a large truck parked near my vehicle and a man standing close by, clearly waiting for someone.

It turned out he was waiting for me. 

I had never met this person and it was apparent from his face he wasn’t in the best of moods.

“Excuse me,” he directed toward me as I approached. “Is this your vehicle?” He pointed toward my SUV – the Hamptons Creative roaming office and doggie mascots Scout and Lulu’s taxi I call Lady Liberty.
 
“It is,” I said.
 
“Well,” the man began to confess, “I backed into it with the hitch on my truck.”
 
Sure enough, Lady Liberty had sustained quite a thwack. This man, however, is the surprise. He had waited quite a while in that parking lot for me to come out. Not only did he apologize profusely, he gave me all the information for a great local auto-body shop and said he’d pay for the whole repair.
 
The auto-body shop has been in the area for years and has remained family owned the entire time. Not only did they restore Lady Liberty’s outside damage, they took it to a car wash to clean up the mascot’s left behind fur from earlier in the day! The shop also tuned my radio to 88.3 WPPB-FM – my favorite AND their favorite station. (Hamptons Creative Group coincidently underwrote WPPB’s Facebook page, which led to a great conversation on how even old, established local businesses are using Facebook and other social networking sites to reach customers.)
 
We typically hear stories of coming out to the parking lot to find damages with no one takingLady Liberty restored to glory. responsibility and auto-body shops making a bad condition worse. Responsibility and going a step beyond make quite an impression.
 
It’s important to make those impressions both in the physical world and in virtual settings such an your online presence. It’s the best way to turn surprises into success stories.

Ask me how I can help you tell your success story.
 
Look for the part two of my story later this month to find out what I mean by “hail storms and top-secret tomatoes.”

Linda Miller, CEO
Hamptons Creative Group


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August 2011 Newsletter – Creative Thought Matters

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August ’11 Newsletter – Creative Thought Matters
 

Message from the Alchemist

 

This month, I get to talk about two favorite things: Facebook and dogs. The two seemingly unrelated things have made a fabulous connection! Through Facebook I met Lisa Hartman. With her partner Carol Saxe, Lisa’s creating a coffee table book, Hampton Dogs, about, you guessed it, the canines of the Hamptons. Featuring (mostly) photos of dogs adopted from local shelters. A portion of the proceeds from the project supports those same local animal shelters. The shelter population swells at the end of the summer season here, as it does in many resort areas, when owners leave their pets of convenience behind.

After seeing Facebook posts and photos of my dogs Lulu and Scout (both rescues), Lisa sent me – well, Lulu and Scout really – an invitation! The pups performed like super models! Many of you know that Fred and Ginger, my brother Jim’s dogs are also rescue dogs that I found running wild along a local road. So we’re even more excited about Hampton Dogs, and look forward to its publication in December. Please support the project by contacting Lisa at 786-942-7387, or Lisa@LisaTheDogTrainer.com!

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Heard Around the Cooler
 

Linda attended HEAT, a presentation of the Ellen Hermanson Foundation Charity to support breast cancer awareness. She was able to reconnect with Kathie Lee Gifford, who was honored at the event along with Kim Cattrall and Hoda Kotb.
 

Linda provided professional home services to Kathie Lee many years ago, focusing on creating a welcoming environment of comfort. Kathie Lee expressed how she is using those same principles to drive her own work today.

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IN THIS ISSUE


  Message from the Alchemist
  Around the Cooler
  Beach Booty

  Success Stories

  On the Horizon

  Announcements

OTHER NEWS

Thank the heavens for our Hamptons bays, ponds, beaches, and waterways. And for the fantastic weather this summer that allows us to enjoy them. The water’s packed everywhere in the Hamptons, especially compared to the last few years.

That’s what we’ve been hearing around the Cooler this summer. What are you hearing? Share it on the Hamptons Water Cooler, the Hamptons-exclusive networking site.

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Give back passionately. No matter what your day job, one of the best ways to incorporate Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford at HEAT.passion into your life is to volunteer your time and talent. If you love animals, volunteer to work at a nature center, zoo or animal rescue center. If you love science, donate your time to a hospital or science museum. Give yourself and your employees time off for community service to explore a hidden passion. Sharing your passion makes connections that enrich you and others.

Want to share your passion with the world? Let Hamptons Creative Group help you open up new ways of sharing what gets you going in the morning!
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Success Stories

 

Four people we love working with shared their vast knowledge in our July webinar series, Conversations with the Experts. Donna Amos, Natasha Allrich, Kelly Koepke and David White all contributed their unique perspective on finding and serving big money clients, how to turn fizzle to sizzle in your business communication, and how to make the most of your online presence.

Natasha and Kelly both offered special bonuses to webinar participants, which also saw folks flocking to their sites to learn more. We’re so excited for the success of the series that we can’t wait to plan the next one!
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On the Horizon

 

Want to learn how to make LinkedIn an easily digestible part of your social media menu? We took this business focused section of our recent North Fork Chamber of Commerce presentation and turned it into a special guide on to how get the most from your networking efforts on this important social media site. Get your guide free right here: Comprehensive Guide to LinkedIn

So, what’s on your horizon? Let us know your challenges and we’ll help you make the changes toward your own success story.
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Announcements

 

The 4th Annual Have A Heart Volleyball Tournament on August 18 benefits those less fortunate in our community through the Have A Heart Community Trust. Linda’s a former board member, so we have a special place in our hearts for this event.

Have you seen the latest Solopreneur Solutions Magazine? Did you see our full page ad? Special thanks to Donna Amos (founder of the magazine) for her generosity. Our ad runs through the end of the summer. With a circulation of more than 7200, this is excellent exposure for our unique branding alchemy. 
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Following our social media and marketing adventures? You did if you read Word of Mouth. Each week, we’re keeping the conversation flowing and staying connected with the things, people, places and happenings that spark our creativity. Stay connected.
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Word of Mouth July 28, 2011 – Guest Blogger Christine Aylward of Charly’s Web

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Guest Blogger Christine Aylward


This month’s guest blogger is Christine Aylward of Charley’s Web. Charly’s Web is a children’s clothier specializing in high quality, unique children’s items. All items are handmade and custom designed for the customer. What makes Christine’s success story so amazing (and practical) is that she isn’t focused on the technical social media side of her business. Rather, Charley’s Web is foremost about the (satisfied) experience of the customer.


 

Baby Jaime Photography - Charly's Web clothing

As a former teacher, busy mother-of-three, and stay at home Mom, I felt guilty for not bringing home a paycheck. I am extremely grateful to my husband Matt for providing for our family, but disliked buying his birthday and Father’s Day gifts with his money.

I wondered what could I do?

In May 2010, I put pictures on Facebook of pillowcase dresses that I made for my daughter. Friends asked to buy them almost immediately! Just like that, I had started my own business, and called it Charly’s Web after my daughter. 

One year later, I expanded Charly’s Web beyond pillowcase dresses by offering a variety of handmade dresses, custom embroidered clothes, unique and creative baby gifts, and the favorite of famous and modern mothers alike, bandana blankets and bandana bibs. 

I operate my business the old fashioned way while in the modern arena of Facebook, which allows me to keep overhead costs down and prices low. Carissa Donarummo Photography - Charly's Web clothing

Customer service is paramount. I want the customer to feel welcome and involved. When ordering through Charly’s Web, you are dealing directly with me every step of the way. I help each person customize their unique items and specifically tailor those items to guarantee they get exactly what they want. This customer-first interaction creates a unique garment that will be cherished.

Being driven and focusing on customers’ preferences are still the standard fabric for making a successful business. But using Facebook as a store front connects my business, my fans, and my customers in a way that was never possible just a few years ago. This combination has proven quite valuable, as Charly’s Web recently participated in its first photo shoot with the very talented pair Carissa Donarummo Photography and Baby Jaime Photography. 

What started as a simple Facebook page has enabled me to earn extra income for my family by doing something that I love. I am now able to take them out to the Hamptons each Father’s Day weekend to show how much I appreciate them, thanks to Charly’s Web and my repeat customer base. It has given me the ability to feel valued in a way that only bringing home a paycheck can. 


If you would like to see Charly’s Web’s unique items in person and meet Christine, she will be at the Southampton Summer Fair and Festival on Sunday, July 31st. The Fair will be located on the Elk’s Club grounds on Montauk Highway from 10am-6pm in Southampton. In the meantime, visit Charly’s Web website and ‘like’ Charly’s Web on Facebook!

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Word of Mouth April 7, 2011 Collaboration

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Word of Mouth – April 7, 2011

 

Collaboration

You know how crucial collaboration and connection is . For Hamptons Creative Group, connecting is the only way we know to create meaningful relationships – whether personal or business. In fact, Linda just submitted a chapter to a new ebook by last week’s guest blogger about collaboration from the heart.

The chapter talks about how connecting is not self promotional, though it may eventually lead to business transactions. And about how too many people think that in order to succeed in business, they must quash the very quirky, unusual, amazing and different aspects of themselves that make them unique. Their website, blog, and other marketing materials are thus downright boring. That’s too bad, because their personality is going to make them successful.

Connecting from the Heart

Hamptons Creative Group makes connections from the heartWe cultivate the trait of connecting from the heart – one that comes naturally for others and me. How we do it isn’t a secret. We show our true personality. And the more you tell people about yourself in your own way – through the questions you ask, the stories you tell, your on and offline presence – the more likely they are to relate to you and your brand.

We find connections and spark our creativity in many places, including talking with people in person, via email and online in places like the Hamptons Water Cooler. Our collaborative community is full of creative individuals – guest bloggers, ad hoc designers, editors and subject experts – who spark our inspiration and refresh our thinking.

Who do you turn to when you need help sparking your creativity? Hamptons Creative Group loves to collaborate to jump-start our client’s brand inspiration. We’re doing that by offering our exclusive Goal Focus Sheet. With this powerful tool, you can finally turn your marketing efforts into a success story. If your success story is still waiting to be written, don’t let any more time go by.
Hit the target with Hamptons Creative GroupThe Goal Focus Sheet is the first step you can take today to reach your goals. There’s still time remaining to make 2011 a banner year. Businesses and solo-preneurs can get sidetracked, missing out on the important opportunities and trends that enable some to stand apart from the competition.

Why be left out? Why settle for the same outcomes as last year? Why not start using the tools that make a difference – to you, to your customers, to your bottom line?

Are you ready to collaborate on your success story?

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April 2011 Newsletter from Hamptons Creative Group

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April 2011 – Creative Thought Matters

~Message from the Alchemist~

Over a recent three days, Hamptons Creative Group dived deep into the topics of communication, marketing messages and vocabulary, and branding. We brought in outside inspiration – people, speakers and thinkers – to help us rev up our creative energy. One tidbit we gleaned was that a recent study says Internet advertising has now exceeded print adverts. This confirmed that social media really is a useful tool in any business’ marketing mix.

Our clients (and you) know we’re all about collaboration and creativity. We find ideas in many places, including talking with people in person, via email and online in places like the Hamptons Water Cooler. Our collaborative community is full of creative individuals – guest bloggers, ad hoc designers, editors and subject experts – who spark our inspiration and refresh our thinking.

The real lesson from our three days of creativity immersion? We don’t always have to do everything by ourselves or rely only on the talent we have in house. It’s okay to reach beyond our boundaries for resources, ideas and help. We find that our own creativity gets a boost by collaborating with others. Yours will, too.


~Heard Around The Cooler~

Looking for an example of how businesses collaborate? Look no further than the Hamptons Water Cooler. This past weekend, Fast-teks of Long Island’s East End teamed up with Watermill Cupcake Company to offer “Tech and a Cupcake Day.” In addition to the delicious cupcakes, specialty baked goods, and gourmet coffees, Fast-teks certified computer technicians were on-hand providing a free diagnostic evaluation for customers’ PCs.

While we may not think of sweet treats and technology going together, this event is a great example of how creative collaboration can work to serve the interests of customers. How do you team up in the Hamptons? Visiting the Hamptons Water Cooler is one way to start.


~Beach Booty: Tips from Hamptons Creative Group~

Magazines, websites and newspapers overflow with stories and images of people, items, places

and experiences that might spark your creativity or lead to a promising collaboration. Over the next few weeks, clip stories that motivate you and save them in a creativity folder to browse for inspiration. If you’re a visual person, group favorite images together on a vision board – a collage of inspiring images. When you surround yourself with images of what you want, you will be more likely to find those people, places, experiences and things in real life.


Need help sparking your creativity? Let Hamptons Creative Group help you spark your marketing idea machine and jump start your brand inspiration.


~Success Stories~

Hamptons Creative Group can’t stop talking about Joshua’s Place, a beautiful, non-profit wellness retreat center eager to spread the word about their services and location. But they had no social media presence and no way to reach their potential customers beyond an obsolete mailing list. They turned to us to appeal to a new audience who couldn’t see their physical location (prominent signage is prohibited there).

We’re putting them on the right path to savvy social media marketing by creating and maintaining their presence, exploding awareness about them, and beefing membership ranks exponentially and quickly with our expertise in marketing and branding.


~On the Horizon~

How was the 1st quarter of business? Is your branding aligned? Are you reaching your target market? Have you already abandoned your plan? Ready for Your Success Story?

Make now the time you reach your goals! Starting with the exclusive Goal Focus Sheet. With this powerful tool, you can finally turn your marketing efforts into a success story.

There’s time remaining to make 2011 a banner year. Businesses and Solo-preneurs can get sidetracked, missing out on the important opportunities and trends that enable some to stand apart from the competition.

Hamptons Creative Group cares about helping others create success stories. If your success story is still waiting to be written, don’t let any more time go by. The Goal Focus Sheet is the first step you can take today to reach your goals.

So, what’s on the horizon? Let us know your challenges and we’ll help you make the changes toward your own success story.


~Announcements~

Linda has contributed a chapter to a new e-book about collaboration, edited by Corporate Fugitive Sherri Garrity. More details soon!

Thanks to everyone who helped us make the events leading up to our Relay 4 Life team walk a great success, including Ladies Night at Rose Jewelers. Hamptons Creative Group contributed much of the design/promotion work for team Walk With Me’s community fundraising events as a participant (Linda walked) and media/marketing/branding partner.

Hamptons Creative Group teams up with GalTime.comLinda and Hamptons Creative Group are the new Hamptons Ambassador for online community Galtime.com. We’re already connected to everyone, and we’re now the people on the ground providing an in person presence at Galtime events, as well as expertise, blog posts and other resources to this site that appeals not only to women in the Hamptons, but women planetwide. A bonus is that we get network with ambassadors in 27 other cities (so far), and team up with local TV and radio to promote the site.


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Did you navigate the blustery changes of March? Did you see Sherri Garrity’s guest blog about the changing way business gets done? You did if you follow our blog, Word of Mouth. Each week, we’re keeping the conversation flowing and staying connected with the things, people, places and happenings that spark our creativity. Are you connected?

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Word of Mouth March 17, 2011 Email Marketing: More than Luck

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Email Marketing: More than Luck

Today is St. Patrick’s Day — the wearing o’ the green! Which reminds us that spring officially begins at the end of this week. Everyone here is eagerly anticipating the arrival of warmer weather, the leafing out of the trees, and the return of perennial plants and flowers.

So it’s a good time to ask yourself if your marketing, specifically your email marketing, springs eternal just like the season does.

How to Get Started

Sign up to receive the 10 Perennial Principles in Email Marketing from Hamptons Creative GroupOne way to do that is to grab yourself a copy of our free eguide, The 10 Perennial Principles in Email Marketing, compliments of Hamptons Creative Group. As part of our branding alchemy, we walk our clients through the valuable content of the eguide, the tried-and-true best practices, and our 15 years of hands-on experience cultivating green (and yes, we mean money) in the field.

As much as we love working with clients, there’s only so many of us to go around. Creating the guide gave us a way to share some of what we know so we can help people without cloning ourselves!

Businesses Using Email Marketing

Don’t just rely on it being a lucky day to tell your success story. You can benefit from the expertise of Hamptons Creative Group, just like Dr. Caroline Fierro of Anti-Aging & Family Wellness Group did when working with us. We’re working with her practice to ensure email marketing is done correctly from the first planted seed – with Dr. Fierro’s expertise blooming brightly.

We’re the logistical backend — the farmer preparing the soil, if you will — helping manage the process and providing consistency in the practice’s family-friendly messages. Email is one part of a plan to reach a broader community, keep others better informed, and provide a planet-wide platform for Dr. Fierro’s expertise.

Dr. Fierro was amazed at how much easier it was than she thought to begin using email marketing when she partnered with Hamptons Creative Group.

Your Pot ‘o Gold

And if you need help (because, really, who has time to do it all themselves?), Hamptons Creative Group is there to magically make it happen for you – from choosing a robust look and feel that reflects you, to integrating email with the other elements of your branding effort.

So here’s to spring and the return of green!

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Do You Have Your Eguide? The 10 Perennial Principles in Email Marketing – Available Now

March 7, 2011 at 6:00 am | Posted in Potion for Success | Leave a comment
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Your Potion for Success from Linda A.B. Miller, CEO of Hamptons Creative Group

Ready for Email Marketing?

~Learn the 10 Principles Everyone Must Know about Email Marketing~

If you’re a seasoned email marketing pro or just learning about email marketing, you’ll benefit from reading The 10 Perennial Principles in Email Marketing, compliments of Hamptons Creative Group.

You’ll understand why:

  • Success is an Out of “Body” Experience
  • You Must Know the Lifespan of an Email
  • There’s Something just as Important as Content

This valuable eguide is based upon the latest industry research, tried-and-true best practices, and 15 years of hands-on experience “in the field.”

Simply visit Hamptons Creative Group’s website here to sign up for your complimentary copy of The 10 Perennial Principles in Email Marketing.

This indispensable guide will only be available with our compliments for a limited time. Sign up now so you don’t miss your opportunity.

Included in your copy of The 10 Perennial Principles in Email Marketing are:

  • The nine keys to an effective email marketing strategy
  • The 10 questions to ask before your first campaign
  • The three trends you can take advantage of — starting now!

Companies large and small use email marketing to create their success story. Find out why real email marketing has one of the largest returns on investment of any marketing channel. Sign up to receive The 10 Perennial Principles in Email Marketing and learn what else you must know to make email marketing a success story of your own.

Here’s to your success,

Linda A.B. Miller, CEO
Hamptons Creative Group

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