As SendGrid's Senior Manager of Content, Jillian is responsible for ensuring that SendGrid provides valuable thought leadership content through the blog, whitepapers, webcasts, case studies, and more. An editor and writer by trade, Jillian considers The Chicago Manual of Style one of her favorite reads.
SendGrid’s CEO, Jim Franklin recently sat down with Brent Weaver, CEO of online guru community, uGurus, to discuss SendGrid’s growth and the lessons he’s learned over the past few years. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Jim speak in a variety of forums over the past year and a half—mostly at SendGrid via our weekly “All Hands” meetings or at his frequent “Camp SendGrid” sessions where he walks team members through SendGrid’s guiding principles and our roadmap. What’s different about this latest interview is its focus on actionable advice for founders looking to grow their business. Jim and Brent cover…READ MORE »
Earlier this week, Carly wrote about Retention Science’s study about subject line length (spoiler alert: keep them short!). As I prepare for our next stop on the SendGrid Delivered email tour in Toronto next month, I’ve started thinking more about email subject lines myself. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I scanned my promotions tab in Gmail yesterday to look for some good last minute deals (sorry Mom!) and I ran across something that appealed to the email geek in me: UnCommon Goods is one of my favorite creative gift sites and email senders. I’ve written about them before and I’ll…READ MORE »
Today, we’re very excited to announce new strategic partnerships with Techstars, 500 Startups, and Global Accelerator Network. Now, the startups that are accepted into these three programs will be automatically received into our Accelerate Startup Program that gives free early access to SendGrid’s products, mentorship, and support. As a company built for developers, by developers, we understand the complexities surrounding developing new applications and how instrumental mentorship is in overcoming them. Mentorship has had a major impact on our scalability since we graduated from TechStars in 2009, so a big part of the Accelerate Program is providing similar…READ MORE »
“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” –Tom Wolfe Last Tuesday, my colleagues and I had the pleasure of bringing the first leg of our SendGrid Delivered 2014 tour to New York City. Escaping looming thunder clouds and intermittent downpours, we kickstarted our 4 hour email boot camp to a standing room only crowd at the Ace Hotel. Our promise for this year’s email tour is that attendees will leave our free event better senders than when they arrived. In order to accomplish that, we created an agenda…READ MORE »
It’s been an exciting start to 2014 at SendGrid, with new partnerships, new offices, and new sending milestones to celebrate! March proved to be a busy month, so here’s a short highlight reel: There’s No “I” in Scale A principal benefit that SendGrid offers is scalability—we help our customers seamlessly grow their businesses without having to worry about the cost and complexity of maintaining an in-house infrastructure. The cool thing is, while our customers are scaling…so are we! It was just announced in the Boulder Daily Camera that in May, we’ll be moving our headquarters from Pearl Street in Boulder…READ MORE »
What do face painting, Steve Buscemi, Valentine’s Day cards, Get Smart, superheroes, and Justin Bieber have in common? They’re all subjects of email (yes email) related posts on SendGrid’s social media and blog channels so far this year. Let’s take a closer look: Keep Calm and Hackathon Nick Quinlan from the Dev Rel team visited UPenn over Valentine’s Day for PennApps 2014. In the spirit of love, Nick created 10 specialty SendGrid love notes for the attendees. Check out his impressive rhyming skills here. After Valentines, lead developer evangelist, Brandon West, headed to Tokyo to participate in Music Hackday to the…READ MORE »
We recently sent our 200 billionth email. All of those emails have taught us a lot about email deliverability and good sending practices, and we want to share those lessons with you. So, we’re sending 5 of our email experts on a North American tour, SendGrid Delivered, to do just that. It’s a free 3-hour email boot camp that will provide you with the tools you need to be a better sender, right away. These tools will make a direct impact on how your subscribers interact with your mail…and how the ISP and email communities view you as a sender.…READ MORE »