Posts tagged with 'confirmed double opt-in'
Once a gold-standard best practice, is double confirmed opt-in for email marketing programs now "outdated" and a "terrible idea"?
Email marketing veteran (and, full disclosure, personal friend) Bill McCloskey thinks so, and list a myriad of scenarios that can go wrong when marketers take this virtuous path.
I'm hardly unbiased when it comes to confirmed double opt-in. When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sought recommendations for CAN-SPAM legislation back in 2003, I testified in Washington on the virtues of confirmed double opt-in.
Plenty may have changed in email over the past six years, but not that part.
Let's look at Bill's fallacious arguments.