Don’t Let The Big Dogs Fool You

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[00:00] In this episode, Igor discusses the complacency and inefficiencies of big email marketers creating opportunities for smaller competitors. It highlights the importance of agile strategies and effective list management to outperform these larger, but less engaged, industry players.

[02:15] Underperformance of Big Players:

– The underperformance of big players in email marketing is marked by their diminishing engagement with mailing lists and neglect of follower relationships, leading to a significant loss in their influence and market presence.

– Big email marketers often show a decline in the effectiveness of their strategies due to comfort and complacency, creating a gap for smaller, more agile competitors to exploit and gain an edge in the market.

[03:04] Abandonment of Successful Strategies:

Many large email marketers abandon proven successful strategies in pursuit of new trends, leaving behind a vacuum that savvy, smaller competitors can fill to establish their presence in the market.

[03:16] Shiny Object Syndrome:

– Shiny Object Syndrome describes how marketers often abandon successful strategies for new trends, undermining their consistency and long-term success.

– This syndrome creates a gap in the market, as big players lose focus, allowing smaller, more consistent competitors to gain an edge.

[05:11] Changing Status of ‘Big Dogs’:

– The ‘Big Dogs’ in email marketing often see a shift in their status when they neglect list management, leading to decreased engagement and a consequent drop in market authority.

– A decline in the influence of major email marketers is frequently linked to subpar list management, where failing to maintain active, meaningful engagement erodes their once-dominant position.

– The changing fortunes of the leading players in the email marketing arena can often be traced back to lapses in list management, resulting in weakened customer relationships and a diminished market presence.

[08:49] Igor’s Book On Email Marketing:

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Igor Kheifets is an amazon best-selling author of the List Building Lifestyle: Confessions of an Email Millionaire.

He’s also the host of List Building Lifestyle, the podcast for anyone who wants to make more money and have more freedom by leveraging the power of an email list

He’s widely referred to as the go-to authority on building large responsive email lists in record time.

Igor’s passionate about showing people how to live the List Building Lifestyle.