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.

Remember when they said GDPR would kill email? It didn’t.

Before the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect in May 2018, we heard dire predictions that the new, stricter laws would shrink email lists, throttle new opt-ins, and damage marketers’ use of email to achieve their business goals.

Now, four months into the new post-GDPR reality, we have evidence that a clear majority of email marketers have not suffered the major list damage the doomsayers predicted.

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.

Email Tactics Customers Hate: Webinar Recording + Q&A

There’s a disconnect in today’s email marketing technology. While some tactics are helping brands get closer to their customers, others are undermining their return on investment by pushing customers away. In this webinar, Litmus Research Director Chad S. White helps you distinguish between the tools and tactics that improve your email program and those that hurt your program because they’re abusive and annoying.

2018 Email Marketing Kickoff: Webinar Recording + Q&A

In this webinar, we help you set the direction for your email marketing kickoff for the year with our three-point plan of (1) Assessing your email program, (2) Addressing challenges, and (3) Seizing opportunities. Litmus’ Chad White and Bettina Specht discuss each of those points in detail, backing them up with research and advice that will set your team is set up for email success in 2018.