Email Marketing Database Help

by DiegoArango 9 replies
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Hello guys, hope everyone is having a great week!

I'm creating this thread to find some help/suggestions on how to proceed with the following situation.

One of the sales reps in my company got a hold of an awesome database but none of the emails in it actually opted-in to receive emails from us. Now, one of the most important things in email marketing is that the emails in any list must have opted-in, but I don't wanna waste this database and I don't wanna go against any email policies.

What do you guys suggest me to do with this predicament?

I appreciate your comments!
#email marketing #database #email #marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    How big is the database?
    Is it targeted / related to your business?
    How old is it?
    What data points exist?
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    • Profile picture of the author DiegoArango
      It is a small one, around 500 contacts.
      Totally, the contacts are MQLs.
      1 year since it was put together, tops.
      None at tis point.
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      • Profile picture of the author helisell
        Originally Posted by DiegoArango View Post

        It is a small one, around 500 contacts.
        Totally, the contacts are MQLs.
        1 year since it was put together, tops.
        None at tis point.
        This is not an asset.

        You'll just be wasting your time.

        You're already wasting time just by coming here and asking.
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        • Profile picture of the author DiegoArango
          Perhaps, and perhaps you've wasted yours by replying. Anyway, thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author evrscale
    Hi Diego,

    I see that you are concerned about email marketing. First of, I'd like to know more about your business and who your target market it. This will give me an idea of what industry your business falls in and I can then give you some advice on how to go about it. 500 contacts is more than enough to work with!

    Looking forward to hearing from you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    perhaps you've wasted yours by replying.
    He probably did waste his time - if you don't want a real answer. When it comes to emailing a list like this - his advice is spot on. No autoresponder will accept that list of emails without any proof of opt in...for good reason.

    Yes, people buy and sell email leads all the time - but if you are selling this sort of 'database' ...don't claim to be worried about email 'policies'.

    If you ask a question and only accept answers you want to hear - what do you learn by asking a question? Sometimes the answer is 'here's a way to do that' - and other times the best answer is 'don't do that'.
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  • Profile picture of the author 111ideas
    Exchange that email database against some other database that you need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maryl Smith
    If you have a good business reputation, these non-opt-inned emails..... I don't know if it was worth the cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProducerK
    Has anyone considered why you would have a contact list of 500 people in a SQL database, and not a simple csv or txt file?
    Seems kind of weird to use a database platform for something so small.
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