San Francisco Bans Unsolicited Yellow Pages

I was so happy to read the news that San Francisco has banned the unsolicited delivery of Yellow Pages.  I have been annoyed by this for years and years.  I suppose there are still some folks who let their fingers do the walking to find things, but that ship sailed for most people five or ...

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 ...

Dallas Cowboys Forget to Renew dallascowboys.com 3

Whoops! What else can you say.  Yesterday, when the Dallas Cowboys made even more international news than normal, here is what visitors to dallascowboys.com were greeted with as they tried to rejoice at the firing of Wade Phillips. I know it seems impossible, but it does happen.  Giant companies forget to renew their domains.  I ...

Just Kill TV Already 1

Television as we know it is dead.  I know it’s still around, and on occasion we try and pretend that television shows and networks are still relevant.  Television networks are nothing more than zombies wandering around looking for easy prey to devour.  In my life I have seen television go from the absolute apex of ...

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 ...

Deliverability Starts With A Foundation 2

Deliverability Starts With A Foundation
Deliverability, Deliverability, Deliverability.  We all want to get better email deliverability.  The same way you don’t build a house without a foundation, you don’t build good deliverability without a foundation.  The basic requirement for deliverability is compliance and infrastructure.  The CAN-SPAM Act clearly states the rules put in place for all commercial email delivered.  It’s ...