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Erectile Dysfunction startup Roman nabs $88 million in funding to help people quit smoking

Erectile pharmacy startup Roman in a bid to expand its ecosystem is now going beyond its offering of Viagra and Cialis which has garnered 10s of millions in sales is now unveiling a new product, Zero, a $129 smoking kit while dropping the 'man' from its name to now be simply known as Ro.

The kit comes with a month's worth of prescription cessation medication bupropion and nicotine gum in addition to an app for tracking of progress and learning of how to stay motivated through issues like nausea, cravings and hunger.


The company has now raised $88 million in a new round led by FirstMark Capital with the likes of Initialized Capital, SignalFire, General Catalyst, Sinai Ventures, Slow Ventures, Torch Capital, Tusk Ventures and BoxGroup also participating in this round.
“Not many people know that ED (Erectile Dysfunction) is an early symptom of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure,” said Zachariah Reitano, Ro's CEO and co-founder. “But if one of those things d…

Quick And Easy Ideas For Email Marketing Strategies



Do you want to be able to promote your website and build fans giving your site more traffic? If so, then you're in the right place, this article will go over some information you can use to inform yourself what are the necessary steps you must take to promote your site through email marketing.



Provide exclusive content in your marketing emails. By providing those on your mailing list with information not available on your site, your customers are more likely to read each message, and begin looking forward to them. Your customers will feel special and appreciated when they receive relevant information in your emails.



Be certain you send correspondence only to those eager to receive it. Otherwise, you risk being known as a spammer. This type of random emailing can just cause a person to question whether they know you or your company, and they probably will end up caring less about your company if they run across it in the future. Oftentimes, these suspicious emails go straight to the trash and you see no benefit from them.



While online promotion is essential, don't overlook the opportunity to promote your mailing list offline. To build both new subscribers and potential clients, look for any opportunity possible to get the word out.



Some great opportunities to build your business can be found at networking events, trade shows, conferences and local gatherings.




While you want to use your email marketing to improve your sales. The only way to get potential customers to read your emails is to convince them that they have value. To do this, your emails should always contain concrete, useful information and relevant links, and not just generic sales fluff.



Your email marketing campaign will be more effective if you make it easy for customers to unsubscribe. This may seem paradoxical, but people will tend to trust you more if you make them feel as if they are in control. Post the unsubscribe link in an obvious place so they can find it easily.



An email marketing campaign needs a design and testing phase, just like anything else. Plan on putting in time making sure that your messages get past all techniques used for fighting spam, from content filters to image blocking and java-script suppression. You can send out a million messages blindly and not ever know if they are even seen.



One great way to increase the success of your email marketing campaigns is to give your customers choices. Let the subscriber dictate how often they would like to get messages from your business, how much personal information they relinquish to you, and how many emails they would like from you in a given period of time.


Being able to control their experience will make them more comfortable with your brand and your emails.




For your email marketing campaigns to be truly effective, every message needs a clear call to action. For example, if you are promoting a new product then you should encourage customers to go directly to that product's page. On the other hand, if you are promoting a new sale then you should clearly explain how customers can take advantage of that sale.



Try following up with a product review when sending a follow-up email to your clients. You could insert a link onto your email that informs them to enroll by clicking on this link. The ending P.S. on the message could urge them to take advantage of this opportunity that you are providing them.



Beware of including attachments to your email marketing! Mass emails with attachments are instantly suspected as spam by most spam filters. As well, these days many types of computer malware and viruses are carried in email attachments, and people are aware of this. Your email is in jeopardy of being immediately deleted when they see an attachment without even being read.



Make sure you are working off of a clean list. This keeps the time you spend directed towards targeted customers. Targeting the wrong customers will not help you, and a clean list can get you to more of the right customers much faster. Clean up your list, and get to the right customers!



To avoid complications resulting from being identified as a spammer, notify your ISP of your email marketing intentions in advance. If any unhappy reader ever reports you, this will give your ISP the head's up that your marketing efforts are legitimate. Your ISP may also be able to suggest an upgraded account that eases your email marketing operations.




Make the messages you send out for marketing as personal as possible. You can do much more than merely using the recipient's name in your message. You should use everything you know about your customers. You could for instance divide your email list into small groups and send specific emails designed for a group.



Balance when you send emails. Sending them too frequently can come across as spam and may cause you to lose readers. Not emailing frequent enough can make the recipients feel like they've wasted time signing up for emails that they're not getting enough of. Remember your goals and audience so you can pick a happy medium for your campaign's frequency.



You want to make sure your sales list is a highly targeted one. The way to do this is by having good customers, as well as their friends and their contacts, signing up to get your mailings. Try to make your email list feel exclusive, as this will help you to really focus in and target individuals who are likely to buy your products. It also gives you the appearance of being an authority in your chosen subject matter.



Place important copy and call to action on the left-hand side of the images in your emails. Studies have shown that customers respond more strongly to copy that is written to the left of the images in an advertisement. Links to follow should be placed next to images, not below them, in order to grab best the customers' attention.



Email marketing is a tool that everyone should use. This is because there is almost no drawback to using it. If people want to get updates about your site, then they should be signed up on your mailing list, so use the information you gained today and promote your site.




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