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Customer Spotlight: Bandsintown

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At its core, Bandsintown enriches lives by connecting fans with the artists they love. Through the Bandsintown Concerts app, users are able to track artists they love to listen to, and see when they’re coming to town and where they’re performing. Today, over 20 million music lovers have registered with Bandsintown to track their favorite artists and learn about upcoming live performances in their areas. Currently, Bandsintown sends almost 50 million emails each month to their various recipients. While Bandsintown communicates with customers via push, SMS, and email messages, they’ve embraced email as their core communication channel. Bandsintown uses SendGrid

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Mission-Driven Email: A Note from SendGrid’s CFO/COO

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As I just pass my first six months at the Grid, I want to share some thoughts about why I’m more excited about our opportunity today, than when I joined in late June. My excitement comes from several key advantages we have at this stage. First, we have an incredible foundation in terms of our people. Second, we are playing in a massive market where we already have a large and growing customer base, and finally, we have a strong financial position which creates lots of options for the choices we can make to build our business. People Strength There

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Life on the Grid

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The title of this blog post is not a confession of my dependence on being digitally connected at all times. No, this post is about my not-so-new role at SendGrid (affectionately known as the Grid by insiders). In October, I passed my 1-year anniversary of joining the SendGrid family as CEO, and the milestone provided me an opportunity to reflect on my time here so far. Gratitude and Getting Up to Speed When I think of this past year, my first emotion is one of gratitude. It’s been a privilege to join this team, who has done such an incredible

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Helping DonorsChoose.org Crowdfund School Projects

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With the holiday season upon us, we wanted to highlight one of the great non-profit organizations that chooses to send their email through SendGrid. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that helps people find and then help fund school projects they would like to support. DonorsChoose.org pioneered the idea of crowdfunding for charity in April 2000. Today, nearly 66,000 schools participate in sharing classroom projects that need additional support from donors. How DonorsChoose.org Works Teachers from all over the country can post projects on DonorsChoose.org that need to be funded. Types of projects can include: Field trips Books Team sports Art

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SendGrid and the Return to Work Program

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The following post is from People Operations Generalist, Emily Staebell, and Corporate Recruiter, Margho Dunahoo-Kirsch, who help manage the Return to Work program at SendGrid. In support of SendGrid’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, they share details of the program and its participants below.  Return to Work Here at SendGrid, we are always striving to think of the next out of the box idea to hire the best of the best for our company. Opportunity came knocking on SendGrid’s door when we were invited to participate in the third wave of Return Path’s Return to Work (ReturnShip) program this fall. The pivotal

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Diversity and Inclusion at SendGrid | Past, Present, and Future

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It has been approximately one year since we publicly released our diversity and inclusion figures and strategy. Joining other progressive tech companies, we view diversity as a key driver of our company’s success. We also feel it is important to be transparent and shine the light on the ongoing efforts needed to be a more diverse and inclusive organization and industry. Today, we would like to update our statistics, progress, and share an evolved plan. By the Numbers Let’s take a glance into our diversity figures and compare year over year. First, some quick context on how we categorize tech

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Photobucket Traded in Their Email Marketing Woes for Wins

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Deliverability rates have you down? Marketing Manager at Photobucket, Derek Cann, isn’t burdened by deliverability rates, but he certainly knows where you’re coming from. Photobucket is the first and largest online photo and video-hosting site that also offers backup and linking features. They also host a print shop where users can print their photos. What does this have to do with email marketing? Photobucket’s photo and video hosting features, coupled with the print side of their business, means that they have different users with unique needs. In order to deliver wanted email to their customers, they rely on A/B testing, segmentation, and first-class deliverability.

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