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Need to get in touch with MarketingProfs because you want to write or advertise there? Write for MarketingProfs or advertise on MarketingProfs.

Still here? Onward.

Here’s the thing: I get a lot of email. Those emails contain a lot of asks. I try my best to respond to messages. But the key word in that sentence is “try.”

(Does that sound arrogant? It’s not — it’s just true.)

Your best chance of a response is to:

1. Be concise.

(Actually, this is great advice for writing generally — not just email.)

Pro tip: Skip the set-up. Be direct. How can I help?

2. Be specific in your ask.

For example: You have a speaking invitation for an event taking place this fall in Wisconsin or Washington or Westeros? Tell me the audience, date, time, and why you think I’m a fit.

3. Research first, then ask.

Do you want to interview me for your blog or newsletter or similar?

First, thank you. Second, chances are good that I might’ve previously talked about the very thing that you’re also curious about.

The Internet is a wonderfully generous and rich thing with a steel-trap memory. So please research to see if I’ve already coveredĀ  your questions

– here on this blog,
– in my monthly Entrepreneur column,
– at MarketingProfs, in this book or that one,
– In other posts, or podcasts, or
Google might remember.

4. Be aware of things I probably won’t respond to.

Those topics include:

– guest posting on*
– advertising on*
– business advice if we aren’t already friends
– any sentence with the phrase “pick my brain” in it
– requests for coverage (because I’d rather make that decision on my own)

If you would like to advertise or guest-post on, please get in touch with the MarketingProfs Content Team or the MarketingProfs Advertising Team.

Need to reach me directly? My email is:

ann [dot] handley [at] gmail [dot] com

Thank you! Speak soon!

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