Amanda MacArthur is a speaker, author and professional blogger specializing in business marketing, technology, small business management, and restaurant development. She has been hired to teach social media strategy, content development and search engine optimization to media companies across the country and her marketing programs have been taught all over the world. 

Amanda is currently a founding partner at BuzzFarmers, an audience development company in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Amanda is not currently accepting any new clients. To discuss possible future projects, please send an email to amanda (at) buzzfarmers (dot) com or send a friendly tweet to @amaaanda.
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Sell More Magazine Subscriptions Online Using the Mequoda Method

At Mequoda, we’ve crunched the numbers and discovered how beautifully email newsletters work to drive revenue. It’s not the traffic that comes to your site, which is the prevailing view among folks in all industries who jumped on the bandwagon early. Back in those days, it was all about impressions! Eyeballs on your page! After all, if they show up on your website, they’re bound to subscribe to your magazine, right?

Wrong.

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Freebie Friday: Tips for Creating Digital Magazines in a Tablet Magazine Publishing World

Most publishers today approach the idea of digital magazines with hesitation, lacking background or experience to guide them in this wholly new enterprise.

Our brand new Digital Magazine Publishing handbook, however, answers all of the questions most publishers have, and even some they probably haven’t yet thought of.

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10 Audience Development Strategies for Doubling Your Email List

How do you currently build your email list? For most publishers, there are two main drivers of email subscribers: 1) a measly “subscribe to our newsletter” box floating around the site, or 2) a check box on magazine subscription forms that opts them in.

Exciting, right? Subscribers must be flocking to your email list.

If this is you, I hate to break it to you but nobody wants to subscribe to your newsletter, especially when you say something as complacent as “subscribe to our newsletter.” People already have enough flooding their inboxes to sign up for something that offers no real benefit. As for the second one, nobody likes being auto-opted into things either.

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Social Media for Magazines: How to Build an Email List out of Highly Engaged Users

Social media users are highly engaged – but if you want to master social media for magazines, you must approach each network differently
Most publishers we’ve talked to say social media isn’t a huge sales driver for them. Sure, they’ve made a few bucks here, but they’re not making Dell money or anything (Dell makes millions

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Freebie Friday: Discover How to Start a Subscription Website

Like any other business, subscription website publishing relies on getting your website taxonomy exactly right. Information architecture isn’t easy to understand – people earn special college degrees in order to grasp it! But subscription websites are different from ecommerce, event, retail, or a dozen other kinds of websites. And you simply can’t learn about subscription website taxonomy from those.

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