Author Archives: Jill Petre

About Jill Petre

Jill Petre is part of the Inbound Marketing Group at SendGrid, working to educate the world on email deliverability and best practices. Her specialties include event planning, content management, corporate branding, and social media. Jill received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado’s College of Architecture and Planning, and enjoys good design, photography, and visual marketing content.


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3 Ways Attending SendGrid Delivered Will Step Up Your Email Game

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In case you haven’t heard, the SendGrid Delivered tour that’s been to 9 cities across the US and Europe, is expanding to another 9 cities before the end of the year! We’ve helped hundreds of developers, entrepreneurs, and marketers step up their email game so far, and we’re looking forward to connecting with you at an upcoming event. In case you need more incentive, here are 3 things you’ll be better at doing after attending SendGrid Delivered. 1.    Impress your boss. Developers will learn how to seamlessly integrate email into their apps through any number of our APIs, while those

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SendGrid Delivered Wraps Up Spring Tour in Boston With an All-Star Speaker Line-Up

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The final stop on our spring SendGrid Delivered tour was the vibrant, beautiful city of Boston. It was an exciting opportunity for us to connect with the city’s growing entrepreneurial community and with all the American business institutions that call Boston home. We hosted the event at the State Room, so outstanding views of the city and harbor served as our backdrop for the day. We had a full day of engaging sessions, real-time demos, and great conversations with our attendees and were also very lucky to have an all-star line-up of presenters from HubSpot, Keen IO, and SendGrid Labs.

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SendGrid Delivered Goes International

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After presenting in 6 cities across the US (NYC, San Francisco, Denver, Austin, Seattle, and Boston) we are thrilled to be taking our SendGrid Delivered tour across the pond in June. Our travels will bring us to London (June 4) Berlin (June 7) and Paris (June 11). So why should you join us on this leg of the tour? Here are the Top 10 Reasons you should become an Inbox Insider and join us at SendGrid Delivered in Europe next month. Top 10 Reasons to Attend SendGrid Delivered International 1. Get the inside scoop on all things email from top

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SendGrid Greets Fellow Inbox Insiders at SendGrid Delivered Seattle

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After a successful run in Austin, TX in February, the SendGrid Delivered Tour made its second stop of the season out in Seattle. The nine towering stories of books at the Seattle Public Library served as the perfect backdrop for this round of email deliverability chats. We had a full day of engaging sessions, real-time demos, and great conversations with our attendees. We had a great turnout—a perfect mix of engaged developers and marketers. SendGrid CEO Jim Franklin and Director of Marketing, Carly Brantz kicked off the event with a background on SendGrid and the state of email today. They

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SendGrid Delivered Scores a Touchdown in Austin

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SendGrid Delivered’s spring tour started off with a bang in Austin last week. Longhorn fans were in luck—we hosted the event at Texas Memorial Stadium’s Centennial Suite that overlooks the field. A pretty exciting background to inspire our email deliverability chats! We started the day off with a fun networking lunch before introducing our CEO, Jim Franklin, and our Director of Inbound Marketing, Carly Brantz, who discussed the current state of email and the importance of maintaining a strong email program. It’s always inspiring to hear Jim speak—especially when he tells the SendGrid story. He’ll be presenting at both our

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Save the Date: SendGrid Delivered is headed to Austin, Seattle, and Boston this spring!

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Are you looking to move to a cloud-based mail server, but want to learn more? Have questions that you’d love to ask our API Experts? Want to learn about email compliance, transactional email, and trends at the top ISPs? Then, look no further than SendGrid Delivered. Fresh off of exciting stops in NYC, San Fran, and Denver last fall, we’re very happy to announce that SendGrid Delivered is back for a Spring 2013 tour! Over the next several months, we’ll be making stops in Austin, Seattle, and Boston—we’d love to see you there! What is SendGrid Delivered? SendGrid Delivered is

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Customer Success Story: B2B Crowdsourcing Service, Olapic Achieves 95% Delivery Rate with SendGrid

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Olapic is a social photo crowdsourcing service that helps major brands like The New York Daily News, New York Giants and Mashable leverage the power of data from multiple photo-sharing sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Olapic currently sends 60,000 emails per month to fans on behalf of their clients whose photos have been selected for sharing on their corporate websites. Since it creates a sense of excitement for fans to have their photos posted on, for example, the New York Giants website, it’s important for those emails to be delivered to fan inboxes. However, poor deliverability and zero

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