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EU-US Privacy Shield Ruled Invalid by the Court of Justice of the European Union

Most organisations rely on data transfer agreements known as Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) to transfer personal data to countries outside of the EEA (European Economic Area). European data protection law says data can only be transferred out of the EU, to the United States or elsewhere, if appropriate safeguards are in place. One such safeguard […]

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Subject Lines Through COVID-19

In our email marketing industry, we take a great interest in subject lines, as they can influence whether someone opens, ignores or deletes your emails. These unprecedented times that COVID-19 has brought us has drastically changed email marketing strategies, with some businesses reducing their output, whilst many others increasing their activity significantly with more email […]

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California’s New Data Privacy Law – The CCPA

The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) came into effect on the 1st of January 2020. But worry not, marketers still have time to prepare as this law will be enforced from the 1st of July 2020. Any company wanting to operate in California will need to abide by this law, regardless of its geographical location. […]

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iPhone Dark Mode & How It Affects Emails

Every year, Apple holds a much anticipated press conference in which they announce their new and exciting products. This September, they announced the launch of their new iPhone and respective iOS. This announcement had every email marketer paying close attention. Why? Because iPhones are the most popular mobile client for reading emails; 29% of all […]

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday

This year Black Friday falls on 29th November and Cyber Monday on 2nd December. In this blog I’ve compiled some interesting facts and figures about this shopping frenzy, with tips on how to prepare and maximise your return. Facts & Stats Black Friday originated in the USA. It is the day after Thanksgiving. The term originated […]

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Email Marketing Fonts

Each year we see new design trends that go on to influence and shape digital marketing; from use of colours and imagery to typography. Whether you are a marketing manager, programmer or designer, understanding how style and design is changing and evolving, helps to keep your work fresh. In this blog we will look at […]

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Outlook GIF Support

2019 has been a great year for email marketing so far. Two things you might have noticed this year; one, GIFs are now fully animated on your Outlook desktop client and two, your Outlook mobile web app or Office 365 is displaying the mobile optimised version of the template. We wrote a blog on the […]

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Email Throttling

Email throttling is a common practice employed by the ISP (Internet Service Provider). Funny name heh? You can learn more email marketing terms in our useful glossary. In layman’s terms, throttling means limiting the amount of emails you can send to a particular domain during a specified period of time. Throttling is carried out by the […]

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Outlook.com To Support Media Queries & Enhanced Accessibility

Goes without saying that we want all emails to render correctly across all devices. However, we may sometimes run into issues where an email client may not support certain elements, or layouts, within the email. This becomes apparent when opening a campaign on a mobile device, where the email client does not support mobile optimisation, […]

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Beating Spam Filters

Have you, as an email marketer spent countless hours meticulously creating a wonderfully branded email template, crafting the most roll of the tongue subject line with the expectation for your click-through and open rates to skyrocket? Well, before you hit send, have you considered whether your recipients will even get the chance to read your […]

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