Email Data

When to use jargon in email marketing

There are many who suggest you should never use jargon in a marketing email as it can put off the less knowledgeable. To a certain extent this is good advice.  Jargon has its uses and in many ways is indispensable when needing to reduce copy wordage. The General Data Protection Regulations takes five words and … READ MORE »

How to start segmenting email marketing lists

It wasn’t a surprise to discover in a recent report that roughly half of email marketing companies do not segment their email marketing lists. However, it did come as a disappointment.  It might be, of course, that some of these companies operate in a niche market and their subscribers come from a very specific pool, … READ MORE »

Knowing the weaknesses of others

Have you ever had that feeling when reading the latest ‘in-depth’ report on email marketing that ‘I knew that already’? Some conclusions would have been remarkable only if they’d said anything different. Yet even the expected results can make you exasperated. A recent report stated that fewer than 50% of companies segmented their email marketing … READ MORE »

What do subscribers know about data?

Which?, the consumer magazine, has produced a report, the title of which, Control, Alt or Delete fails to explain its subject. The sub-heading, The Future of Consumer Data, is a little more enlightening. The full report, available to download here, rewards careful reading.  The very useful executive summary starts with: “Digitisation is remodelling consumer markets, … READ MORE »

Responding to GDPR requests for personal data

If you have email marketing lists it's likely that you will receive requests from subscribers for details of the personal data you hold. You might already have had some from those who, inspired by the saturation publicity that the GDPR has generated, just want to be first in their group to do so. We recommended some … READ MORE »

A Which? Report on Data for email marketers

You might not have thought that a Which? report would have much in the way of information relevant to us. Email marketing is rather specialist and isn’t the best place to find research that relates to your role from specialist blogs? However, we’ve always said; use varying sources for ideas.  Which? has produced a report … READ MORE »

Limiting the demand for personal data you hold

Email marketing depends on personal data and therefore the GDPR increases our obligations. It is no longer enough to follow the rules and regulations. Now others can make demands of us. No one knows by how this will increase our workload, only that it most certainly will. You cannot avoid many of the costs, such … READ MORE »

Problems with email marketing solved

The GDPR is a reasonable bit of legislation if looked at from the point of view of someone on your email marketing list. They have reassurances and more rights. It is ironic, at a time of increased oversight, that after the debacle of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, the latter a household name, there seems to … READ MORE »

What GDPR requires for portable data?

Every email marketing company should know the difference between personal data and portable data. One you should avoid transporting, the other is mandatory to send if requested.  The GDPR allows individuals to demand and reuse their personal data for their own purposes. The premise is that they might want to transfer their data to another … READ MORE »

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