Goodbye, Hyphen!

The eec applauds the Associated Press for its recent decision to remove the hyphen from "e-mail," making "email" its accepted term.  As reported by The Huffington Post, the AP announced the change at the annual conference of the American Copy Editors Society.  "The use of ‘e-mail’ was seen as a relic of an earlier age, when the Internet was new to most people and the idea of ‘electrionic mail’ was confusing," Huffington Post said.  "In the last decade, email marketing has grown from a marketing and consumer novelty to a critical lifestyle management and communication vehicle," said Jeanniey Mullen, founder of the Email Experience Council.

"Much of the acceptance, success, and continued innovation in email is due to the passionate community within the email marketing industry.  Four years ago, the eec set out to show how impactful the voices of the email industry could be when we made a move to get the hyphen removed from email.  And, today, we are proud to recognize that change.  This change doesn’t symbolize a new spelling, it symbolizes the power of the people of email."

Read more about and sign the eec’s Hyphen = Disrespect Petition.