Tag: email marketing

Blown to one corner of the world

We’ve had a wander around which details are needed for an effective database without being in any way specific. Perhaps now is the time to define the nature of the email data you need. The answer is simple enough: it varies. Whilst a common generic name for what we do could be called bulk email … READ MORE »

Prove what you claim in email marketing

Regulatory bodies on both sides of the Atlantic have in recent months had to decide on whether comparative claims used in advertising were fair. Words like best, most, top and such-like make for high open rates in email marketing. The decisions have much in them that is useful when planning a campaign, not the least … READ MORE »

Claims in Email Marketing

The temptation of a spectacular claim in the title of a marketing email is one that can be difficult to resist. Many of us have tapped our teeth with a pencil trying to come up with just the right idea then, on the way home (perhaps) you drive past or into a golf club and … READ MORE »

Choice of Typeface in Email Marketing

Typeface design is an art. Specific typefaces have had books, the plural is correct, written about them and there is many a lecture at art colleges based on a single typeface, perhaps just the relationship between one character and the rest. Don’t worry, I won’t bore you on the subject, although it is one I … READ MORE »

Guidelines for Data Controllers

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has just issued timely advice in the form of Guidelines (see below for link) with regards to the duties and responsibilities of data controllers (controllers) and data processors (processors) which is especially pertinent for those engaged in email marketing. The Guide contains a considerable amount of information on the differences … READ MORE »

Responsibilities for Data in Email Marketing

There is a certain degree of confusion as to the comparative responsibilities of data controllers (controllers) and data processors (processors). If you have data, you must have a controller. To put it simply, it is their responsibility if it all goes wrong. They have a distinct legal responsibility. Processors work under controllers. If they make … READ MORE »

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