Email direct marketing (EDM) has always been a bit of a controversial method. It originated as the virtual equivalent of junk mail, choking up inboxes all around the world with ungainly, irrelevant material that would often be overlooked by the consumer.
In the early 2000s, legislation and technology caught up with the EDM trend and put heavy restrictions on what could and could not be sent. By the late 2000s, EDMs were effectively on life support, with nearly 30% of commercial emails failing to reach the inbox and subscribers opting out en masse due to the overwhelming volume of irrelevant marketing material clogging up their inbox. Read More