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Warning About the EU’s GDPR Taking Effect May 25, 2018 and the new E-Privacy Acts

Posted in SLMA with tags on May 1, 2018 by OC Talk Radio

In this interview, Debra da Costa of Direct Marketing Partners in the U.S. interviews Naomi Campbell, of the B2B Lead Agency in the UK to discuss the GDPR ramifications (including large monetary fines for non-compliance) for any company that wants to do business in the EU.   The host is Debra da Costa.

In April 2016, the European Parliament adopted a (law) standard for data protection of people in the European Union (EU). The GDPR applies to companies worldwide that promote their products (and services) to European citizens.

Companies face large fines for not complying with the standards set by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which

  • Provides greater predictability and efficiency for organizations that do business in the EU
  • Offers residents increased data protection rights.

 20180426-tweet-campbell-da-costa.jpgAbout the Guest Naomi Campbell Founder of B2B Lead Agency

“When companies experience a false-start or a slump in European sales, it’s not uncommon for Sales Departments to blame Marketing and for team structures to unravel as a result”.  
My great passion is bringing talented people together to grow revenue streams and accelerate business growth across Europe. I help companies that sell products and services to establish healthy sales pipelines.  My one focus is delivering short AND long-term sales leads to increase market share. 
I am the founder of B2B Lead Agency which is a Pan-European  Business Development Agency, focused on finding new business opportunities to help sales departments overachieve in Europe.
I know that no single approach to lead generation is right for every organisation, which is why my 17 years of Pan-European experience equips me with an understanding of multiple markets and multiple approaches to customer acquisition and retention. Having already made a real difference to companies like:  Intel, Checkpoint, Cyren and Thermofisher, I’m confident when advising at board level and delivering to business critical objectives. 
My company specialises in Voice Marketing (tele-prospecting), supported by online marketing tools. Our on-site team of multilingual sales specialists excel in four areas: appointment setting, lead generation, event registration and data profiling/cleansing.  Send me a quick message to see how we can help drive your business goals.

 The Program Host:  Debra da Costa, Founder and CEO, Direct Marketing Partners 

Debra da Costa founded Direct Marketing Partners in 1991.  She structured DMP so that the company would be large enough to have the depth of expertise required by corporations with worldwide interests, but of a size that would permit close project participation by all the firm’s senior staff, as well as flexibility, scalability and customization in a somewhat rigid contact center world.

For almost three decades, Debra has helped shift lead generation to a model built on quality and market-ready to sales-ready. She has done this by leading a team that combines the human voice within the multi-touch process. Early on, Debra developed nurturing campaigns and continues to tailor them to the ever-increasing output from marketing automation. She has also guided her company and the industry by pioneering a metrics-based marketing approach to demand generation, as well as savvy list building and Account Based Marketing.  Her current project is tackling the GDPR challenge!

Prior to entering the direct marketing world, Debra held several design and technical positions in both Canada and the U.S. 

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Time Waits for No Marketer: A GDRP Compliance List

Posted in SLMA with tags , on April 24, 2018 by OC Talk Radio

From David Fowler Digital Compliance Head at Act-On


It’s about 5 weeks and counting for every marketing department world-wide to comply with the EU’s GDRP legislation. It isn’t too late, but time waits for no marketer. In this program David Fowler, of Act-On’s digital compliance department gives us a list of his top compliance recommendations. 

About David Fowler

David Fowler serves as Act-On Software’s Head of Digital Compliance. He has over 20 years of experience in the marketing industry, including the last twelve years strictly focused on the issues associated with regulatory compliance, digital privacy compliance, email marketing, deliverability, social media, mobile, integrated marketing, and marketing automation. David is a seasoned speaker, and email deliverability and privacy consultant with national and international engagements that include: Online Trust Alliance (OTA and Board Member), Email Services and Provider Coalition (ESPC and Board Member), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), InBox East and West, Inbox/Outbox – London, American Marketing Association, Messaging and Anti Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) – US and EU, TRUSTe, Privacy and American Business and the Email Insider Summit. Prior to joining Act-On, David held US- and European-based senior management positions focused on Deliverability, Email Privacy, Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Product Management with such companies as MarketFish, Lyris Technologies, Blue Hornet / Digital River, Yesmail, XO Communications, KPNQwest, Qwest Communications, Electric Lightwave, GST Telecom and MCI. Reach him on Twitter: @oregonlimey

About Act-On Software
Act-On Software is the leader in adaptive marketing solutions that enable marketers to create Adaptive Journeys™ using customer behaviors, preferences and data to intelligently guide the engagement strategy. With Act-On, marketers can drive better business outcomes and see higher customer lifetime value.; @ActOnSoftware


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