Email Data

Being held to ransom

Email marketing is particularly vulnerable to ransomware attacks and, to make matters worse, it is one of the few IT problems where tabloid journalism has got the fear factor just about right. It is scary. The process behind ransomware is simple enough. A bit of software encrypts files on local and often networked computers. The … READ MORE »

Powerful words to use in a marketing email

Words can describe the universe. We’ll have to accept that mathematics does it quicker although no more accurately. On top of that, you need words for poetry where a phrase can define an emotion. One subtlety of the English language is that a word can have a different effect on different people. Much might depend … READ MORE »

The election result and email marketing

Last week’s election result surprised many, not least Theresa May. We will ignore the machinations of party politics and the problems with forming a coalition and concentrate on what its likely effect will be on email marketing. Let’s start by saying there is no consensus. A few minutes rustling through newspapers and online will reveal … READ MORE »

Free offer

Email marketing is awash with free offers although they are used for what is always a selfish purpose: links, leads and subscribers. When the Information Commissioner’s Office says they will do something for us without charge, you might be a bit suspicious. The ICO has developed over time, and under their progressive new head it … READ MORE »

Finding out what you want to know

There you are, wondering if you should increase your range of products. There’s a certain investment in money, time and credibility in your favoured option and you will want to know whether you will end up with egg on your face. Nothing can take the risk out of email marketing but the software available to … READ MORE »

A quick guide to surveys for email marketing

Many managers are put off surveys, and for good reason you might think. Aren’t they hard work? Isn’t the return rate too low for dependable results? And surely email marketing software gives the same data but much quicker. All these objections can be overcome. I received an email from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) asking … READ MORE »

Different ways to use an eNewsletter

We have mentioned on these pages many times before that for many companies an eNewsletter (newsletter) gives a good return on investment. There are many side benefits, such an acceptance of the From address giving a higher open rate for marketing emails. To make a newsletter work costs a significant amount of money and a … READ MORE »

Big data is big for data protection

As titles go for an e-book the Information Commissioner’s Office have not gone for one that grabs the attention and instead just stuck with descriptive. Let’s face it, if you saw a book in Waterstones entitled; Big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data protection you probably wouldn’t pick it for holiday reading. At 114 … READ MORE »

The challenge of big data

As titles go for an e-book, the Information Commissioner’s Office has not gone for one that grabs the attention and instead just stuck with descriptive. Let’s face it, if you saw a book in Waterstones entitled; Big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data protection you probably wouldn’t pick it for holiday reading. At 114 … READ MORE »

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