Author Archives: Tanya Plaza

About Tanya Plaza

Tanya is SendGrid's Email Deliverability Consultant.


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DIY Email: Where to Start

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My family owns a granola business. Olde Man Granola is a relatively new company – about 5 years old. I’ve watched them work so hard for little personal gain. They do everything themselves, including small-scale marketing if/when they have the resources. Their focus is making delicious granola. Those involved have families, work multiple jobs, and one is a full time student. I often find myself brainstorming what the best way to help them would be. “Do It Yourself” Content Marketing A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural Denver Digital Summit. I was looking forward

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Is Gmail’s “Easy Unsubscribe” a Business Killer for Marketers?

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In March, SendGrid’s VP of Delivery, Paul Kincaid-Smith, wrote an open letter to the Gmail team regarding the spam feedback loop they recently launched. Another feature Gmail has rolled out is their “easy unsubscribe” option. What this means is, if an email is sent from a sender with a good reputation that implements a List-Unsubscribe header, Gmail will automatically display an unsubscribe function at the top of the email. Here’s an example:     Gmail’s reason for making this change is to allow them to more easily tell the difference between spam and “soft” spam. Gmail’s definition of “soft” spam

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