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QUESTION: Hi. I have an event that I will want to announce via email, but I prefer not to use Chimp or Constant Contact, or similar services, because they require physical address. In prior emails I tried putting a nicely designed PDF announcement into the email, but the PDF did not display automatically on the recipient's email. It just showed as an icon, and the recipient would have to click it open. How can I send a PDF on email so that it displays fully as soon the recipient opens the email?

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ANSWER: Hello,
Yes this type of email can be challenging because so many people use different email companies that each one would display this sort of email differently. Such as ; earthlink, gmail, aol and so on.
The only way for it to be successful is to insert it as a stand-alone webpage and then have everyone click the link to view it.
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All the best to your success,
Danna Crawford
PowerSellingMom.com

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QUESTION: This is sort of a follow up on my previous question. I'm leaning toward attaching a pdf to my email instead of using Chimp or Constant Contact. On the pdf I have put a URL link. When I send a test email to myself and I click on the link, the entire pdf highlights but does not go to the linked page unless I double-click the URL link. Is there something that I could fix so that one click gets there? Thanks.

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I suggest you create an EBOOK using a software program designated for creating eBooks that allows you to embed links. That is the kind of tool you need to make a hot link into a pdf OR you could create it in power point and make the links hot, then try to save it as a handout/pdf. That may work.
Good luck, Danna

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How does email marketing work? How can I benefit from email marketing? Can you help me with a newsletter template? How do I cross-promote my email marketing to be social? What email marketing program do you suggest?

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I've been personally using email marketing since 1998 and because of my skills I was contacted by Constant Contact and became a Local Expert teaching email marketing online and in our community for organizations like: SCORE, SBDC and the Chamber.

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Online marketing since 1997 teaching the trade since 2007.

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2008 eBay Hall of Fame 2008 Community Seller Award from eBay Giving Works 2011 All Star Award from Constant Contact

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