Email Data

Vaguely Specific

What anyone preparing a marketing email needs to know is the difference between opinion and fact. You will want to entice customers into buying, or even just reading, the email by telling them just how good your product is. Lurking at the back of your mind will be the knowledge that one of the subscribers … READ MORE »

Counting Down

It was my birthday a few days ago. I’ve reached the age when I don’t really want to remember how many years have passed but I had no chance of forgetting. When I opened my inbox there were dozens of reminders. Various programmes generated the auto responses, particularly email marketing software. Whilst I appreciated the … READ MORE »

Time to Prepare

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013 (The ConCon Regs) will come into force sometime in the New Year and the format will have implications for bulk email marketing in both practice and presentation. It should be noted that some things have remained the same, although will now come under The ConCon … READ MORE »

Protect Yourself

We commented recently on here about the new ICO Guidance document¹ and have suggested that it is compulsory reading for anyone engaged in bulk email marketing. Most of its thrust is towards consent and it is reasonable to conclude that this signifies tighter control, and a restricted view, on what consent constitutes. We cannot say … READ MORE »

Essential Reading For Those In Email Marketing

Every now and again the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issues advice on specific matters. Almost always it has been well worded, easy to read, devoid of too much superfluous information and, most importantly, useful. The ICO has recently issued a booklet giving guidance on direct marketing. Should I suggest that it is one of their … READ MORE »

A Personal Diatribe

One target you should have, and on every email marketing campaign, is to keep those on your email marketing list happy. They should welcome your emails and open them with anticipation. It seems strange, therefore, that so many companies ignore the most basic sensible systems. Let’s go through some of the most frequent mistakes as … READ MORE »

Changing My Habits

I received an email a week or so ago from a software company I regularly buy from, although in a desultory fashion. I like the way their various applications integrate. It’s not the cheapest out there, but far from the dearest. I subscribe to their bulk email marketing list but this email stood out from … READ MORE »

Stand Out by Being Subtle

I have just received a marketing email that stands out from the crowd, not through any massive difference but because of attention to detail and clever use of the data on an email marketing list. Such quality is well within the reach of anyone in the business but, for some reason, few take the trouble. … READ MORE »

When ‘Double Opt-In’ is the Way To Go

When we are told by just about everybody that there should be no barriers to subscribers getting onto your email marketing list, there is something frighteningly counter-intuitive about the double opt-in. This is when you require a customer to confirm their initial subscription. It doesn’t take an awful lot of working out to realise that … READ MORE »

The Logic of the Illogical ‘Double Opt-in’

You will have heard of the ‘double opt-in’ and, if you have given it brief consideration, you will probably have dismissed it out of hand as it will restrict the size of your email marketing list. You might think that there can be no justification for this. A double opt-in is when you require a … READ MORE »

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