The Mobile Marketing Association has extensive plans to boost itself–and the mobile marketing space–for the coming year, with a new leader, a soon-to-be home base in New York, and work on creation of updated best practices for U.S. marketers. Mike Wehrs last week was named MMA’s new president and CEO. The former vice president of Nuance Communications,… Read More

Californians woke up to the new year with a new law that bans text messaging while driving. The Golden State isn’t the only one; according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, texting is prohibited for drivers in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, Washington state, and the District of Columbia. Recalcitrant marketers might use this as… Read More

The couple that spams together gets successfully sued together. This week a federal court ordered spam marketing husband-and-wife team Henry Perez and Suzanne Bartok to pay a small Internet service provider (ISP) more than $236 million for sending out some 23 million emails advertising loan refinancing services. The messages were sent to the servers at CIS Internet… Read More

When you’re an elementary school kid, Thursday is “Opposite Day.” In that same youthful spirit: Instead of offering tips for effective messaging that adheres to best practices and pleases–rather than angers–consumers, we’re going to showcase an example of what NOT to do. Recently our office received this email (two screen shots are of the same message) from… Read More

Recently the folks at Gmail announced via their blog that they have been working closely with PayPal and eBay in an attempt to reduce the number of phishing attacks and the associated collateral damage. By using industry email authentication technologies such as DomainKeys and DomainKeys Identified Email (DKIM), they now authenticate every message sent PayPal and eBay…. Read More

When I was talking to a friend’s husband months ago, he asked me what mobileStorm did. I told him, “We provide technology that helps companies send out marketing messages.” He said, “Oh, like spam and telemarketing calls?” and proceeded to go off on one such annoying call he’d recently received. It took a while before he registered… Read More

When I was talking to a friend’s husband months ago, he asked me what mobileStorm did. I told him, ”We provide technology that helps companies send out marketing messages.” He said, ”Oh, like spam and telemarketing calls?” and proceeded to go off on one such annoying call he’d recently received. It took a while before he registered… Read More

I’m writing this from the sky as I fly over the Atlantic Ocean, on my way back from Heidelberg, Germany where I attended a MAAWG conference. I always enjoy going to MAAWG, not only because of the vast amount of socializing and networking that goes on, but also because of the high level of knowledge and expertise… Read More

 
 

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