Stopping Patent Trolls: Op-ed in Crain's New York Business

I recently had a chance to talk to lawmakers in Washington about patent reform, something I know more about than I'd like to. This morning Crain's New York Business published a letter I wrote about our experience with patent trolls and how we can rewrite the rules to stop them from using the law for what amounts to extortion. I know too many of you have experience with this issue – if you’d like... Continue »

Welcome Dennis Dayman, Chief Privacy and Security Officer

The speed of change in data driven marketing has been truly amazing, forcing entire industry sectors to cooperate and share intelligence in a remarkably open way as we all navigate a constantly shifting landscape. A number of visionary data governance and privacy experts have emerged from this evolving new world, and few are as well travelled or well regarded as Dennis Dayman. As a speaker and... Continue »

The Reckoning: Assessing My 2013 Predictions/Unpredictions

When I published my 2013 unpredictions, I thought at least one of them was risky. Email trends and technology are developing faster than they used to, so a year isn’t a long time anymore. Sure enough, I almost missed. Still I gave myself high marks in this year’s reckoning. Here’s what I predicted/unpredicted for the past twelve months: Prediction: Marketing and Security Will Join Forces to Fight... Continue »

Do Your Boss a Favor: Attend DMA Annual on my Discount

Most Return Path blog readers know I’m currently serving as Chairman of the Direct Marketing Association’s Board of Directors. I’ve been involved with the DMA for many years because I believe in the power of data-driven marketing. Its channels have always been revenue workhorses, but data-driven marketing is also a crucial driver of customer relationships and brand building initiatives. Helping... Continue »

Return Path’s Newest Board Member: Jeff Epstein

I’ve written on my blog, Only Once, about how much I love my Board. Well, I’m pleased to announce I have a new reason to love it – today, I’m officially welcoming Jeff Epstein to the Return Path Board of Directors. He is joining an all-star cast that includes Greg Sands, Fred Wilson, Brad Feld, Scott Weiss and Scott Petry. I first met Jeff back in 2000 when, as CFO of DoubleClick, he... Continue »