GDPR Compliance

At Mason, our worldwide client base means that we're up to date on the latest trends not just in the USA, but around the world.  

Lately, the GDPR has become a big topic of conversation.  People disagree what its affect will be, and we've prepared some guidance, below, for our clients.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is regulation that strengthens data protection for individuals in the European Union.  These laws apply to nearly all businesses with customers, potential customers, or any consumer data in the EU, and obligate these businesses to protect their clients’ data.

It obligates businesses in several ways:

First, the software you use for emailing files, contacting customers, and storing data must be compliant.  The onus is on you, the business owner, to only hire GDPR-compliant providers.

Second, businesses must re-draft their opt-in clauses to be in line with the law.

Third, you need to let users edit, delete, or just access, their data.  I imagine that there is a business here for an enterprising developer to create and sell as an SAS.

Four, you need to edit your terms of service to be compliant, stating clearly that you will use cookies, and everything else at your disposal, to give your customer their best journey.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.  My own feeling is that clients' Facebook performance will not be very impacted, that Google's Audience tactics (RSLA, etc...) will take a hit, but that things will level off.

Gauva Pass Sit-down

Guava Pass, one of our premier clients, had us dial-in and present to their entire management structure.  The team was nice enough to send this photo of them listening in, while we were presenting. 

Further alignment on goals - and honestly, just letting everyone know what everyone else does - is always helpful.  

Rob and Jeff, next time we're flying to you.

Guava Pass Listening to Mason Present On Digital Strategy.jpeg

Google Talent Event, COOP Fall 2017

Everybody here knows how much we love the COOP Talent Event.  2 of our 20 employees are COOPer's, and we are committed to hiring more.

For the uninitiated, COOP is a career incubator for local (NYC) grads.  Participants get 200 + hours of training in Google Advertising and Analytics, Facebook Advertising, SEO, and more.  At training's end, Google sponsors a sort of speed-dating/but-for-jobs situation, and we think it's great. 

Hearing Sarah Carberry, Head of US Multicultural Sales and Operations at Google, the always-awesome Steph Schmitt, and Bob Dillon, Director of Agency Development at Google Marketing Solutions, is great. 

Even better? Meeting some fantastic new hire candidates that I can't wait to bring in here.

 Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

 Steph Schmitt (Google) leading a panel with Anika Sharma and Jaquan Murphy (NetElixer) and Tammy Segal & Marcial Davis (both of IPG).

Steph Schmitt (Google) leading a panel with Anika Sharma and Jaquan Murphy (NetElixer) and Tammy Segal & Marcial Davis (both of IPG).