- Lyris provides practical help to overcome chronic marketing industry problem -

Where: Sadlers Wells Theatre, London EC1
When: Wednesday 19 July 2006, 10am – 5pm

Lyris Technologies is to tackle the issue that over twenty percent of legitimate, permission-based commercial email is wrongly identified as spam. The email marketing company is hosting an industry awareness day offering practical advice and expert opinion to help users maximise the potential of their electronic marketing campaigns through ensuring messages reach their intended audience.

The keynote presentation will be given by Bill Thompson, new media pioneer and journalist for the Guardian, BBC Online and the World Service. He comments: “When legitimate emails don't get through it causes problems for everyone. I've used Lyris in different settings over the years, and appreciate the way they see the wider context in which their customers work. It would be too easy for them to treat inaccurate spam filtering as someone else's problem, but instead they are doing something about it.”

Roundtable discussions at the event will focus round the key factors identified by Lyris as influencing deliverability rates: authentication (ensuring that email comes from legitimate servers); reputation (reducing the number of recipients marking email as junk or spam); and personalisation (sending relevant, timely email that is of value to the recipient).

Real-life illustrations of effective email campaigns will be provided by Lyris customers: high-end audio equipment company Bowers & Wilkins; online social network pioneer Chinwag; email specialists CreatorMail; and prestigious online fashion store Net-a-Porter. Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide their own input to the debate via ‘voxpop’-style filmed contributions that will be posted on the Lyris website.

Andrew Robinson, managing director at Lyris UK, says: “Email marketing is increasingly recognised as a cost-effective, measurable and rapid communications tool. However, creative visuals, accurate targeting and careful branding are all wasted if an email is not opened by its intended recipient. We want to generate informed discussion about the issue of deliverability, and from there offer practical solutions that enable successful marketing campaigns.”

For more details or to book a place at the event, please call 020 8965 7000, or visit www.lyris.co.uk/news/subevent.html

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About Lyris Technologies
Founded in 1994, Lyris Technologies provides leading-edge email marketing software solutions to over 5,000 customers worldwide. Its suite of products, led by flagship product ListManager, offers powerful tools for opt-in email marketing, list management, database segmentation, and deliverability assurance. Lyris offers both hosted and software versions for publishing email campaigns, newsletters, and discussion groups. Its commitment to permission-based marketing, outstanding deliverability rates, and our extremely positive ISP relations make Lyris' solutions among the best-selling email marketing applications on the market. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Lyris Technologies, is a subsidiary of the J.L. Halsey Corporation (OTCBB:JLHY - News) and has UK offices in London. For more information, please visit www.lyris.co.uk

For more information, please contact:

Kate Alexander
Lyris PR (UK)
Tel: +44 (0)20 883 5795
Email: kalexander@iconicnet.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 6th July 2006