3 Steps to Succeed in a Post-GDPR Email World

Just because GDPR is in place now, your work isn’t over. GDPR has long-term effects that marketers must understand so they can adjust their email strategies to comply with the law and avoid fines and other actions.

Here are three skills that you’ll have to master to be a successful email marketer in a post-GDPR world.

Beyond GDPR: Denmark Makes Email Encryption Mandatory

On the heels of GDPR, Denmark’s Data Protection Agency announced that it will set even tighter rules for emails containing sensitive personal data. The agency has recommended the use of email encryption since 2008, but starting January 1, 2019, encryption will be a requirement for all emails that contain sensitive personal information.

It’s the first time a country has made email encryption mandatory—and another indicator that the protection of subscriber data and privacy can no longer be a second thought for email marketers.

How to Fix CAN-SPAM So It Doesn’t Further Harm U.S. Businesses

What CAN-SPAM Requires & How that Low Bar Harms U.S. Businesses

CAN-SPAM sets a low bar for compliance. Subscribers, inbox providers, and other countries have set much, much higher bars for what’s acceptable. While on the surface, lax regulations look like an advantage for brands marketing to American consumers, it’s really setting them up for failure. Here’s what CAN-SPAM requires and how the law could be doing a much better job of setting U.S. businesses up for email marketing success…

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RE: Misleading Subject Lines

Crafting a perfect subject line isn’t easy. But sometimes, marketers take it a step too far. Rather than earn their subscribers’ attention with a subject line that connects with their needs, emotions, or aspirations, too often, we see brands using deceptive subject lines to trick their subscribers into opening. It’s a dangerous approach that damages subscribers’ trust, hurts your brand image, and violates anti-spam laws.