Unsubscribing and deleting databases

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Have you checked you whether your CRM allows users to completely remove themselves from your records?

I find this a frustrating issue as a marketer.

I want to know that you once had a relationship with us; but I respect your choices (and privacy legislation).

A Pleasant Surprise

When I received a notification that “You haven’t logged i for a while, would you re-verify your email address?”.

I hastened to click through and was delighted to find the option to completely delete my profile from their site.

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Does your CRM allow customers to delete their profile?

CRM advantages for Marketers

Despite the irritation this causes me (I have a genuine desire at all times to know the “universe” of possible customers for my business) the outcome has its advantages.

  • I am now focused on real prospects in my CRM database
  • I’m not paying for server space for disinterested customers
  • And the tidying up feels good
  • Plus I can do some profiling for prospects who resemble those who delete themselves

So check for yourself, can customers self-serve and remove their profiles from your site? Have you planned regular database cleaning to keep your CRM up to date?

 

Resources and additional reading

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1 reply
  1. Shri Vinayaka
    Shri Vinayaka says:

    Nice Blog , thank you for sharing this important information , iwas looking for the solution for quite some time , keep sharing.

    Reply

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