Tag: email lists

Data destruction and email marketing

Email marketing’s dependence on digital information has produced situations where a word in common usage is just not precise enough. Take destroy for instance. One dictionary definition is ‘to ruin completely’. It is not quite that straightforward once we start storing data on computers. The data needs to be legally secure. The Data Protection Act  tells … READ MORE »

Destroying personal data

Always make sure that your clients are protected! The Data Protection Act (the Act) has 8 Principles, the fifth of which has the requirement that ‘personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes’. You must delete such data. Delete is … READ MORE »

Self-protection in email marketing

Sometimes there is a certain sympathy when a company is fined for an action which others had been considering. Managing risk is an essential skill in email marketing and when a company, even a competitor, falls just the wrong side of the line the first thought that goes through most people’s mind is relief that … READ MORE »

The safety of your email marketing lists

There is a saying which goes along the lines of: if you get the basics right, the rest will follow. I’m not sure that’s entirely right but the reverse is spot on. You can’t do anything without the fundamentals in place. A large travel insurance company has recently been heavily fined for contravention of the … READ MORE »

10 ways to segment your email marketing list

Simple segmentation tips that will help you figure out your subscribers: 10/ By demographics Most subscribers can be usefully divided by age, gender, location, position in company, etc. These are more or less static criteria and define a customer with a very broad brush. If you are just starting out in email marketing then such … READ MORE »

Segregation of email marketing lists and beyond

We have mentioned before that segregating email marking lists is the quickest route to better returns. Research shows it will improve, amongst other returns, open rates, completion rates and unsubscribes. It also ensures that you don’t waste a window by sending a general, untargeted offer. There are a number of straightforward ways you can split … READ MORE »

Email marketing and genders

With International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day occurring within the last week or so now is probably the time to discuss gender issues in email marketing. The differences between men and women would appear to run deeper than most of us realise. When planning a marketing email it doesn’t matter whether this is through nature … READ MORE »

Men, Women & Email marketing

Knowing whether someone is a man or woman is of real benefit, some say essential, in email marketing because it allows you to focus on the design of the email among all other essential components. You might think at the time of International Women’s Day that the gender of your subscribers should be irrelevant. That … READ MORE »

10 Email marketing turnoffs and some more

Don’t be irritating. This is sound advice for everyone in all walks of life and for all purposes. However, it is especially applicable to email marketing. If the phrase ‘there’s nothing worse than’ is used for any aspect of an email marketing campaign of yours, then you are doing something wrong. More to the point, … READ MORE »

How to Work with Unresponsive Subscribers

You have a number of customers sitting on your email marketing list who do not respond to your campaigns. You leave them on there for ages hoping that they might, for some unexplained reason, suddenly burst into activity.  All they actually do is to mess up your returns, making a successful campaign seem less productive, … READ MORE »

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