UMC recognizes the important role email communications plays in providing news, announcements, and event information to the University community in a timely fashion. We are always working to improve the effectiveness of our electronic communications, comply with the CAN-SPAM Act, and regulate the flow of email to our constituencies so that it remains an effective marketing and communications tool.
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University Marketing and Communications is happy to assist you with your email marketing efforts. We have access to all constituent faculty, staff, student, parent, and alumni data and can share our expertise in increasing the likelihood that your email will be read and acted upon.
One of the ways we help is by maintaining a comprehensive email calendar of all external University communications to ensure that our alumni, parents, donors, and friends are not inundated with Fordham email on any given day.
Contact your project manager to get started.
CAN-SPAM Act of 2003
Unwanted emails damage Fordham’s relationships with its alumni and donors, and we will work with you to ensure that your email is properly targeted to an audience who will welcome it. The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 requires that email marketers give their constituents the option of unsubscribing from all emails or opting out of receiving select types of emails. To honor our constituents’ requests and to ensure that Fordham complies with the law, our email system will update email addresses, unsubscribes, and changes through a preference form.
- Subject: This should be descriptive but concise and highlight the most likely draw of the email. Here is some good advice on writing captivating subject lines.
- Preheader: This is the text that comes after the subject line when an email is viewed in your inbox. It should be used in conjunction with the subject to entice the reader to click.
- Content: Event emails should include the event’s title, date, time, and location. If there is a lot of information (speaker bios, long schedules, etc.), this should be on the event webpage.
- Call to Action: With the exception of newsletters, each email should have one clear call to action.
See more Tips for Creating Effective Emails.