Email Data

E-newsletters in disguise

I don’t shine at meetings. It was with some reluctance that I attended one early this week to put forward a suggestion. It was for an e-newsletter to fit in between our bi-monthly magazine, my fear being the two month gap might be a big enough hole for competitors to exploit. I was then hit … READ MORE »

What to do about an unsubscribe peak?

No matter how relaxed or confident you feel in your own abilities, the unexpected peak in unsubscribes brings a stab of fear. Your immediate reaction is to change something. Your first assumption is that your are doing something wrong and your email marketing list is suffering. There is only one truth, and that is that … READ MORE »

Stopping opting out

We recently covered how to discover the external reason, i.e. not caused by the email itself, for a peak in unsubscribe rates in one of your email marketing lists. Identification of cause is only the first step. You must now come up with a plan of action to redress the problem.  First the good news; … READ MORE »

Yahoo!’s security breach & email marketing

500 million is just a number. It is so big that it is impossible to take in. It could be described as one person for every mile to the Moon but it would not explain the sheer quantity of victims. We might just as well say it’s a really big number. The news was widely … READ MORE »

The Yahoo! hacking & email marketing

From late December 2013 to early January 2014 advertisements on the yahoo.com website contained malware, or to use the company’s explanation, did not meet editorial guidelines. Malware can collect passwords, credit card numbers and other personal details. In effect, it spies on your computer activity. I remember the occasion with some degree of clarity as … READ MORE »

Personal email marketing

We’ve mentioned personalising your email marketing campaigns before on these pages, but there is a further step you can take that can provide a number of benefits. It requires careful planning. To be personal means opening the details of your business, or even private, life to a limited extent. It is a big step and … READ MORE »

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