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DMA report – believe the hype

The DMA Email Marketing Council’s 2010 National Client Email report (The report) starts by suggesting that it “provides fascinating insight into the progress the email marketing sector is making.” Can one believe any self recommendation? The following statement is less than startling. “As the findings of the report testify, the medium continues to evolve through … READ MORE »

DMA and children and young persons

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) proudly boasts that it is Europe’s largest trade association in the marketing and communications sector. Whilst it has no statutory authority it enforces the DMA Code on its members. For email marketing its arguments are persuasive and the ability to say you comply with their Code is a distinct advantage. … READ MORE »

Data Protection Regulation Vote

I was wrong. I thought that the vote on the amendment to the proposed Data Protection Regulations put forward by the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE), fronted by MEP J. Albrecht, would be close. However, the MEPs voted 621 to 10 in favour. The amendment has been heavily criticised, not … READ MORE »

Legal Security

At WizEmail, we don’t only want to protect you. We want to protect your clients. And we want to protect ourselves. Which is why we firmly insist that you play by the rules when it comes to all of your email marketing campaigns. Getting nervous? Don’t be. It’s really straightforward. But before we run you through the … READ MORE »

Greenwashing and Email Marketing

I would like to invent a word. Who would not? If it has nine letters you might even get a mention in Dictionary Corner, a real bonus for anyone in email marketing. How cool would that be? The bad news is that greenwash, derived from either or both whitewash and hogwash, has been taken. The … READ MORE »

The Eight Principles of Good Practice in email marketing

If you process personal information the eight principles of good practice for email marketing requires the data to be: Fairly and lawfully processed processed for limited purposes adequate, relevant and not excessive accurate and up to date not kept longer than necessary processed in accordance with the individual’s rights secure not transferred to a country outside … READ MORE »


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