Tag: email lists

Use words customers respond to

There are two main ways to use words in an email marketing campaign: you can convince by logic or you can persuade by emotion. They are not mutually exclusive and this makes it all too easy to become unfocused. For instance, you might be selling household security devices, such as alarms. You could be logical … READ MORE »

Pick words for an email marketing campaign

Words are powerful, or so it says in a TV advert for a newspaper. They should be picked with . . . well, there’s the point of the advert. They put a series of words which are synonyms and decide on the most appropriate. This is what you should be doing in every email marketing … READ MORE »

GDPR & permissions for email marketing lists

At least, not quite too late. If you haven’t obtained new permissions in order to conform to the GPDR then there’s no time to waste. Don’t panic, but do start now. You need to contact all those on your email marketing lists. You could segment them, using the best method of contact as the criterion.  … READ MORE »

Not time to lose; GDPR and email marketing

I’ve had some strange emails over the last week or so. Some are ostensibly email marketing, others are newsletters, and most of these have been generated by the need to check my permissions. This is cutting it fine. There is a variation of forms of enquiries. One, from a company which I subscribe to their … READ MORE »

Email marketing copywriters; be nice to them

Everyone is a writer in the same way that everyone is a plumber. You turn on a tap and water comes out. That’s cool. However, if you fail to secure a compression joint the same thing happens only in the wrong place. That’s writing for you. Writing for an email marketing campaign is not easy … READ MORE »

When will the GDPR affect email marketing?

I’ve received 17 emails and one letter regarding the GDPR. They have all asked me to confirm my details and permissions. One apologised, rather oddly, for contacting me outside of the ‘normal’ contact methods. Normal here, I think, implies in conformity with the current regulations.  It shows that many companies are treating the GDPR as … READ MORE »

Help for the transition to GDPR

The GDPR created a new position; the Data Protection Officer. Whilst the vast majority of email marketing companies are not required to have one, it is a requirement for local authorities and those processing specified types of data, see here, you might think that the position would be useful, especially during the transition period. The … READ MORE »

Manage your post-GDPR email marketing lists

I’ve received a number of emails recently where I’ve been asked to check my permission levels with regards to receiving emails. I’ve had five in three days. Notably, they had, in the main, been from companies whose email marketing lists I’ve subscribed to for some years. Why this current fear? A rhetorical question of course … READ MORE »

Subscribers and your email marketing lists

The headline is not hyperbole, nor is it an exaggeration. It is not even a sub-editor working with a hangover. It is true. Remarkably, the person who causes some subscribers to leave will be you. You have already formed the opinion that it is all down to the GDPR and to an extent you are … READ MORE »

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