Zulily Violates the CAN-SPAM Act of 2008 1

Zulily Violates the CAN-SPAM Act of 2008
I receive email from Zulily which is another of the millions of “daily deal” sites that are out there.  Zulily specializes in baby and kids clothes and accessories.  I signed up because we have a couple of friends and relatives with little ones, and it seemed like I might be able to pass them a ...

Kroger Loses Email and Personal Information 1

Joining the long line of companies who don’t value customer security and privacy, Kroger has lost customers email addresses and names.  No big deal right, you could just expect a few spam messages in your email folder. This is why the “discount cards” that you have to produce to get even half way decent prices ...

Walgreens Email List Compromised 1

I received this email from Walgreens this week informing me that one of their email lists was lost and the requisite phishing email had been sent out to said list.  This continues a very disturbing trend.  I often wonder how something like this happens.  I always think the most likely culprit is an inside job.  ...

Fotopedia SPAM Update 1

I received some suspicious email from Fotopedia this week.  I wrote about it yesterday.  Here’s the short version of the events.  I am signed up for Fotopedia (a visual online encyclopedia with user generated content) with a unique email address.  I received an email last night from some folks at Fotopedia explaining the situation.  We’ve ...

Spammed By SeizetheDeal.com 5

Spammed By SeizetheDeal.com
I was the victim of a spam attack last week.  Seizethedeal.com decided to send me email that I never signed up for.  I contacted support and was given some pretty lame excuses.  This is a great example of how someone tries to build a business through email marketing by ignoring all best practices.  There’s a ...

Having Fun Sending Email Marketing Messages 1

I have sent a LOT of email in my career.  I have pushed the button and been responsible for the team that has pushed the button.  I have consulted and advised clients on how often to push the button.  Billions of email messages have flown off into internets land at my direction.  There is actually ...