Live events are a great place to add subscribers to your mailing list. If you already own an Android device, Email Sign Up makes it easy to collect names and email addresses. There is even an option to collect phone numbers and two additional fully custom text fields. Read on to see how one speaker adds subscribers to his email list.
Alex from Evo Prototyping does a lot of speaking events throughout the country at invention clubs. He uses Email Sign Up with a Nook tablet to collect email addresses from those in attendance. Of course he customizes the app with a background image featuring the logo of his company.
Save Time By Replacing Paper Sign Up Forms
Alex passes his tablet around the room while giving his presentation. This has replaced a paper based system. In his own words:
I used to pass around a pad and pen and then it would take me about a day trying to read everyone’s hand writing, not easy. When I do figure it out, many times emails bounced back because a letter was misread. The app makes things error free.
Collect Email Addresses And Add New Subscribers
How well did it work out at Alex’s last event? Again in his own words.
[The feature] that sticks out is the add me button. It makes things self explanatory to people. I gained about 40 in my last event.
(The text of this sign up button is customizable. Although, like Alex, the default “Add Me” may work just fine for you.)
After the event, it is important to add the people that signed up to the mailing list. Email Sign Up stores data in a CSV file on the tablet that makes it easy to import names and email addresses into all kinds of other applications. Alex uses Outlook to send his emails and keeps his list in excel:
I have all of my emails in excel and just make a mail merge in word. Then I send out the emails. That is why the CSV is so useful.
If you would like to start collecting emails follow the links below to get Email Sign Up for your Android device.