Let’s have some #realtalk for a minute…
As a big believer in email lists and email marketing LEGALLY, I want to share some foundational information before introducing you to my free guide that will ensure you’re checking all the right boxes with your email campaigns! I’m passionate about helping business owners sidestep the pitfalls of email marketing and avoid common mistakes that can get you into needless trouble.
So, let’s get started…
First, what is an email list?
Simply put, an email list is a collection of email addresses belonging to individuals or entities who have willingly subscribed or opted in to receive messages, updates, newsletters, or promotional content from a specific sender or organization. These lists are often used for marketing, communication, and outreach purposes, allowing businesses and individuals to reach their target audience directly through email campaigns. Email lists are typically managed using email marketing software and are crucial for building and maintaining relationships with customers, clients, subscribers, or followers in various industries and contexts.
Expanding on that, let’s take a closer look at email marketing.
A proven digital marketing strategy, email marketing involves sending targeted emails to a group of recipients who have willingly provided their email addresses or subscribed to receive messages from a specific sender or organization (more on this later!).
The primary objectives of email marketing include engaging with the audience, building and nurturing customer relationships, promoting products or services, and driving desired actions such as sales, sign-ups, or website visits. It often utilizes email marketing platforms and tools to create, send, track, and analyze email campaigns. Email marketing is a cost-effective and direct way to communicate with a targeted audience and is widely used in various industries to achieve marketing and communication goals.
Cool. Getting back to that point about “willingly providing email address or subscribing,” let’s look at the legal requirements of email marketing.
While these can vary by country and region, generally speaking, the legality of email marketing is outlined by various laws and regulations designed to protect individuals’ privacy and minimize spam.
What happens if I don’t comply with email marketing laws and regulations?
Well, just like breaking any law, there are legal consequences to non-compliance with email marketing. Those consequences can include fines or worse — damage to your brand’s reputation.
That’s why being aware of the laws regarding email marketing is critical to your business’ overall success and that brings us to my free guide and offer to work with you in order to elevate your email marketing campaign the right (read: legal) way.