I am new to this site and just trying to find some direction on how to move forward. I am very new to online marketing of any sorts but I am currently venturing into the world email marketing. I just got done setting up my social media and a website for my paintings. I have a long list of contacts I have developed while doing my day job as an architect. My question is, I want to create a campaign to let people know my gallery website is set up and online and there is a newsletter available to sign up for. I am trying out mail chimp but I am wondering what is the best way to do this?
I thought about creating a personal email that I send to each person letting them know the news of me being a painter and opening up a website gallery. Obviously that takes time but it would be more likely these emails were not spammed and maybe not opened? Or I could continue to import all of my contacts into mail chimp and create something, I am not sure what, to send to these contacts to let them know the same thing. However, would that be more likely to get spammed and unopened? I feel like I get one shot at this so I am trying to figure out the best way to do it.
Any help would be appreciated.