Marketing Success Stories

Take a second to glance around you. This is where your business is today. What does it look like?

Now close your eyes. Take a minute to envision the success you want to reach.

You know where you are. You know where you want to go. What you need to know is, how do you get there?

That’s what these stories are for: they show you how a whole host of businesses have “made it” with the power of marketing, and how you can do the same.

How Small Businesses Market With Email

Great Graphics

Beth Picard creates and helps others create web graphics via multiple websites and manages them using multiple lists.

The Bee Folks

Lori Titus, owner and beekeeper at the Bee Folks, applies her experience to nurture her hordes of subscribers in a way that gets results.

Jackson Coffee Company

Find out how Jackson Coffee Company has won “Best of Jackson” four years in a row and beat out national chains like Starbucks and McCafe.

Hockey Strong

Despite email’s “unpopularity,” Hockey Strong’s email campaign is gaining subscribers over 6 times faster than it’s losing them.

Fluent In 3 Months

Benny Lewis of Fluent in 3 Months gets a surge of new subscribers every few months.


With little funding and less free time, this non-profit still manages to connect with its donors and attract more through email.

Super Duper Deli

Super Duper Deli in Edison, New Jersey, has found a way to market in just (a very few) minutes a day.

Ask the Builder

Tim Carter, the owner of, recently tried a different method to grow his list involving video.

Tactics Time

In one year, Tim Brennan of Tactics Time grew the chess newsletter’s list from 3 subscribers to 697.

MamaTone Fitness

Dustin Maher started his fitness business in Madison, Wisconsin and is now known on a national level. This special report outlines the path he took.

Social Media Examiner

Michael Stelzner runs one of the world’s top business blogs, with an email list of more than 124,000 and growing. We spoke with Michael and summarized his advice.

Advice From the Experts

The Wine School of Philadelphia

Keith Wallace runs The Wine School Of Philadelphia, where he runs classes for people ranging from the amateur wine aficionado to the professional sommelier.

Keith uses AWeber to email his subscribers about classes, wines for sale and so much more.

Check out this awesome video where Keith talks about the greatest pairing of all time: wine and email.

Fork Restaurant

What do you get when you combine great food with a great email campaign? Why, you get Fork Restaurant here in Philly!

Fork has several ways of collecting subscribers, whom they send emails regarding events, birthdays and new dishes.

We invite you to watch this interview with Fork’s Ellen Yin.

Headline Hacks

Copyblogger‘s Jon Morrow is quite the expert on writing catchy, gripping, must-read-more titles, which is a skill YOU need for your marketing emails’ subject lines.

How Not To Market

Lessons Learned from the Email Campaign Confessional

See more Confessions on this page.

More Email Marketing Advice and Success Stories

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