Spam or direct marketing - are they allowed?

Hi

I've been looking at some of the practice discussions about marketing, and I remember reading something several months ago about contacting potential clients by email, letter, leaflet etc, but can't find it on the site.

My website is being delayed (not sure why as techy gone very quiet, and don't want to hassle him yet in case something tragic has happened at home, because this isn't like him).  So, I need to try and spend free time focussing on other ways to try and bring in business.

Daughter suggested Yell.com but I think I need a website for that.

But what about emailing small businesses, or dropping them a leaflet, letter etc? Is that ok to do or is it illegal?  I'm not talking about flooding their inboxes or anything, just a little 'nudge' now and then to say I'm here if they need me.

Any thoughts?  Sorry (again - I seem to say this a lot!) because I am sure this subject has been done to death but struggling to find the threads on it.  I even clicked on FirstTab's name because I thought he'd covered it, but I think he's further down the line and already established (sorry, assume FT is a 'he').

thanks

Eve

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Tonykelly |
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Hi Tony

eve2206 |
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with a limited budget

Tonykelly |
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you can direct market, but it

ireallyshouldknowthisbut |

Hi

eve2206 |
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be wary of direct marketing ---- and here's why!

Ding Dong |
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Try visiting some businesses

zarathustra |
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Spot on Zarathustra

Moonbeam |
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Thanks to all of you - this

eve2206 |
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Direct Marketing

FirstTab |
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You need more £££ (sorry)

Lancsboy2 |

Legality ...

JC |

Hi

eve2206 |
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Lancsboy2

FirstTab |
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Agree with Zarathrustra

honesty |

Lets catch up again

Lancsboy2 |

Email is best avoided

jonbryce |

Be careful

pawncob |
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Let there be light - at least a little bit

Simon Newsam |
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Invest But Invest Wisely

David Winch |
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direct marketing

Extravision |

Simon, you state "email

ireallyshouldknowthisbut |

Sanitising SPAM email ....

JC |

Legitimate email marketing .v. spam; an explanation

Simon Newsam |
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... and a further explanation

Simon Newsam |
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Disagree ......

JC |

Re disagree...

Simon Newsam |
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What was the topic again?

pawncob |
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Spam

Steve192 |