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SCOTTISH CONTINUITY
 
By The Board
Tuesday, September 20 2016

When sending out membership renewal invoices (in my role as Treasurer), a few people have asked what we do. This has highlighted the fact that members (and even board members) do not visit the website, read these blogs or visit our Facebook page. On checking, I discovered that some members do not receive invites to events as their company email systems block our Mail Chimp bulk email management system as they filter out all such emails as "spam candidates".

I did also have to apologise for the fact that some of our past events still had the future tense in the website events page - so I have started a tidy up as we need to get the small details right and keep our content relevant, up to date and accurate.

So - as an experiment - if you read this blog, let me know by adding a comment to let me know. 


Communication is everything!

We do have a lot in the pipeline and have held some fantastic events - we just need to ensure that our paths of information are open and well visted

Posted by: Gordon Mackie AT 04:45 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
Hi Gordon - How does Scottish Continuity overcome the problem of companies blocking emails? Is there a solution so that members can take appropriate action to receive important messages about what is happening at SC and play an active part in the group and maximise their membership?
Posted by Joyce Borthwick on 22/09/2016 - 09:51 PM
I suspect a lot of people are wary about leaving a digital trail to avoid unwanted pestering from some organisations - not ours, of course! As regards the email blocking for legitimate emails because if the tools we use (soft bounce), we should perhaps first send a "traditional" email requesting that our source is whitelisted, and if that doesn't get a response then add to and maintain an "old style" email list and send a plain text version from that source. It does, of course, mean extra work in maintaining two contact lists.....
Posted by Chris on 22/09/2016 - 10:04 PM
Hey! People do read the blog....I will remind the board that we all promised to do one blog a month starting with George...a good while back, ref emails...I have started emailing folk asking for a home email to use
Posted by Gordon on 23/09/2016 - 10:23 PM
Great post Gordon :-)
Posted by Sandra Riddell on 06/10/2016 - 05:22 PM

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