Email and the Law

Methods Of Cyber Criminals In Email Marketing

I have always suggested looking to specialities outside of email marketing to see how they operate. Many use methods that we can usefully learn from. Let’s take what might seem a bold step further and see how criminals use emails in their activities. I’m not, of course, suggesting we indulge in any unlawful activity. However, … READ MORE »

Secure Your Email Lists From Cyber Criminals

Michigan State University recently published research into the methods that cyber criminals use to break into a company’s data. The types of attack include spyware, ransomware, and denial of service. If your email marketing lists are compromised, it will cost you more than just reputation. The most popular form of defence is based on software. … READ MORE »

Brexit: Reassure Your Customers

The Brexit vote on 12 March was critical. It is likely to have an effect on business opportunities, your ROI and how you run your email marketing campaigns. Regardless of what happens from now on, it is a watershed moment for all of us. It will give your customers a great deal of concern for … READ MORE »

The vote in the House of Commons

How to reassure your customers after the vote in the House of Commons A series of votes in the House of Commons, starting on 12th of February, on the subject of Brexit, was politically significant. The odd thing is that, from the point of view of email marketing, it means little. Your customers, however, are … READ MORE »

Calendar for Brexit and UK email marketing

The promise of Happy New Year might seem to be ironic for those involved in email marketing. Looming over everything is the spectre of Brexit and its fallout. It’s worrying for everyone, including those who are hopeful of a clean break. After all, none of us know what is going to happen.  The calendar, as … READ MORE »

Email marketing in the event of a no deal Brexit

As nothing has been decided yet, there might seem little point in an article on what will happen on 29 March to the email marketing industry in this country. However, some things are clear; there are three options ‘on the table’. There might be more but let’s go through the main ones. No Brexit If … READ MORE »

The effects on email marketing if Brexit happens

The problem with all predictions about Brexit, and what it means for email marketing, is encapsulated in the title. Even now, less than 100 days until we officially leave, there is some doubt that we will actually do so.  Some things are more or less set in stone. The GDPR and similar EU legislation will … READ MORE »

How bad was your week in email marketing?

Let’s be reassuring; no matter how badly your current email marketing campaign is going, or if the inter-departmental problems are restricting your ability to do your job properly, you have it easy compared to the Prime Minister. Mrs May’s had a rough couple of weeks and, if anything, the forecast is that it will get … READ MORE »

A look back at email marketing in 2018

This time last year, almost all email marketing commentators and bloggers would have suggested that the then soon to arrive General Data Protection Regulations would be the big thing for 2018. I’m not only saying this to show how prescient I was. Everyone said it. We were proved right of course. What few suggested was … READ MORE »

GDPR and how it does not affect Christmas

I know you are not that interested in my problems, not with Christmas coming and not knowing if Brexit is, but getting known as a writer on the GDPR and email marketing has a certain downside this time of the year. I’m being pointed to as the bloke who told the headmistress of my grandchildren’s … READ MORE »

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