The new GDPR aims to protect the personal information of consumers – but what does that mean for marketers who leverage that information to drive their businesses? Anthony Botibol shows how to personalise your marketing without losing the trust or the consent of customers – and without incurring the wrath of the GDPR law enforcers.
Industry bodies and publishers are taking action to combat online fraudsters, aiming to rout those who put brands’ reputations at risk. They are tackling ad fraud by developing better standards of best practice in digital advertising and are promoting greater transparency by increasing regulatory controls. Chris Liversidge discusses programmatic advertising and the problems that can cause, but says there needs to be a balance between introducing more rules to deter the bad guys, without defeating the industry’s good guys.
How can marketers navigate the details of the incoming GDPR to avoid legitimate interest pitfalls? In Recital 47 of the GDPR, legitimate interest is described as 'processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes', but these words have created the common misunderstanding that this means all marketing and even soft opt-ins. Guy Hanson says this is not the case and not all email marketing or all sending of direct marketing material is permitted. Here’s what the wording doesn’t say.