I was talking with another delivery person today who’s dealing with a customer struggling with some issues. As most of these discussions go, we get to the part where we have to tell the customer that what they’re doing looks problematic from the outside. And then the customer gets all upset and angry and starts complaining to account reps or managers or executives.
The challenge of delivery is working with clients who don’t want to hear they have to change what they’re doing. Some senders deflect better than a 3 year old caught with her hand in the cookie jar.
I think all of us in the delivery space, or at least most of us, want our customers and clients to succeed in their email goals. We want you to have a great mailing program. But when your delivery is having problems, getting to a great mailing program means doing something differently.
These changes can be hard, both in terms of thinking differently about email and how it works and about business models. Some business models make it extremely difficult to use emails. We understand that. We don’t make the rules, we just explain them.
We want your mail to work.