Email Data

The impossible dream for email marketing?

Many suggested that a replacement for the defunct Safe Harbour would require major changes in the ethos of the USA security services and so was unlikely to come to fruition. The short deadline given to the committee tasked with producing its replacement merely exacerbated the problems. But to defy the nay-sayers, we have the proposed … READ MORE »

Privacy Shield and email marketing

On 29 February the European Commission published its delayed update on the Privacy Shield which will, it suggests, restore trust in transatlantic data flow. It does this via an umbrella agreement ensuring high data protection standards.  It guarantees, it says, that there will be no mass surveillance by the USA because of robust obligations placed … READ MORE »

Is the GDPR a threat to email marketing?

It might be difficult to work up sufficient enthusiasm for something that will not be here for another two years at least. What if I told you it could give you an edge? The draft EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) was published in January this year and now goes into the negotiation phase preparatory … READ MORE »

Privacy Shield & email marketing

It was a mistake to stipulate a deadline for the Article 29 Working Party to produce a replacement Safe Harbour after it was successfully challenged by Hanff, a law student, in the EU court. Email marketing, with its dependence on personal data, needed a clear and enforceable plan and not something cobbled together in a … READ MORE »

Why they forward a marketing email

The main limitation associated with email marketing is that we can only send to people who have already subscribed to our email marketing lists. We probably all believe that there must be hundreds of others out there who would be interested in our products if only we could contact them.  There is a method of … READ MORE »

Look after your email lists

A fine of £130,000 would, you might expect, generate enough sympathy to leave some to spare.  The company suffering the fine was Pharmacy2U (PtU), the largest NHS-approved online UK pharmacy, following an investigation by the Daily Mail. The Information Commissioner’s Office could have gone up to £500,000 under S. 55 Data Protection Act and you … READ MORE »

Data protect – a warning

There is always something to learn from other people's success. You can discover why they did well, perhaps find a critical point where you might have formed a different plan. You now know what works. It is the same with the mistakes of others, even where their errors of judgement were clear. Pharmacy2U Ltd (PtU), … READ MORE »

Segmented email marketing lists – what’s next

We have recently mentioned the basic, single factor method of segmenting email marketing list for the purpose of targeting emails. For greater ROI, you need to go a little further. Let’s take the example of customer who bought a high level printer from you. A quick assessment of your data will show that 50% of … READ MORE »

Segmentation of email marketing lists Part 2

We have recently covered simple segmentation of email marketing lists based on age, gender, location, etc. Although it is quite basic it gives excellent improvement in returns, especially when the limited investment is taken into consideration. We can do more with segmentation though. Your returns should show you what you are doing right and what … READ MORE »

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