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Which GDPR emails inflamed your temper and which were too hot to handle?

The race to contact everyone that you’d ever done business with hotted up during the last few weeks of May. But in the end, GDPR came and went – mostly without a hitch!

We heard news of companies ditching their whole databases, never to communicate with their customers by email ever again, and then there were endless ‘opt-in’, ‘opt-out’ emails ahead of the 25 May deadline.

But which ones worked, and which ones made us switch off or tipped us over the edge into a full-on temper tantrum?

Liam Neeson, Taken - if you send me one more GDPR email I will find you and I will kill you!

Hot subject lines …

  • Time is running out – hurry! We won’t be able to send you exciting news and offers from XXX
  • It’s almost time to say goodbye [sad face]
  • One more time (honestly)! – We’d like to stay in touch with you
  • Let’s stay in touch
  • We don’t want you to miss a thing!
  • Opt-in and get a free XXX

Sound familiar? These are just some of the many email subject headers banded about over the last few months. And even the Plinkfizz team didn’t escape from the bombardment! Here are just a few examples of what we thought worked:

Good GDPR email examples

But then there were these!

… that endless Facebook one (way too long to show here!) and …

GDPR bad opt in examples

What worked for you?

We’d love to hear about your experiences, did any make you chuckle? Or did you just simply lose it with the sheer volume of GDPR emails? And did you actually stay in touch with any of those companies that sent you pre-GDPR emails? Drop us a comment on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

In an ever-changing market, it’s a challenge to stay connected with current and prospective customers and clients and making the most out of diminished post-GDPR databases can prove tricky.

We’re here to help! We can maximise your messages and help your emails to reach their full potential – after all, the database you’re left with will at least contain those people that want to engage with your company. So why not make the most of it?!

If you’d like to talk to the team, here’s where you can do it. We look forward to hearing from you.


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