Author Archives: Kate Schmeisser

About Kate Schmeisser

When Kate isn't trying to teach herself the ukelele, make it through the mountain of books on her nightstand, or figure out if they are actually being serious about suggested serving sizes on ice cream, she is the Content Marketing Associate.

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What Your Business Needs to Know About Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

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Since Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was introduced last year, we’ve received a lot of questions from people that are confused and intimidated by the law. We hear you and we want to help! To assist with sorting through the legal jargon (and help prevent you from incurring any large fines), we’ve brought in an expert to provide the most up to date information about the law and to answer your questions. Join us on July 14th for our live webcast CASL Compliance 101: What Your Business Needs to Know About Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. Our legal expert Shaun Brown will guide our guests

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Seasonal Email Marketing Inspiration

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Seasonal marketing isn’t just for major holidays like New Years, Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving. It also covers holidays like Father’s Day. Our email inspiration today comes from our customer Fitbit, who’s showing Father’s Day some love with their email marketing! The email below not only follows many of the best practices we preach (clean design, one call to action, easy unsubscribe, and more), it also employs two powerful email marketing techniques: urgency and incentives. Urgency By using the subject line “ENDS TODAY: Free Shipping for Father’s Day!” they immediately grab the attention of the recipient. I know I received

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Email Marketing 101: Strategy Tips

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Merriam-Webster defines strategy as “a careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal usually over a long period of time.” We created our most recent SlideShare around helping you construct your email marketing strategy because it is a longterm game, and we understand it can be easy to get caught up in the details and lose sight of the bigger picture. We structured our deck around SendGrid’s mantra: Send the right message, To the right person, At the right time, With the right frequency. We shared some helpful “final thoughts” at the end of the deck (slides 32-36) that I

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Email Marketing 101: Strategy

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There’s a lot to take into account when you’re trying to create an email marketing strategy. Whether you’ve just started out and want to create a strategy for the first time, or if you’re in the middle of a complicated email marketing program and need a gut check, our sending mantra that we share with all of our clients is a great place to start. The SendGrid mantra is that you need to… Send the right message, To the right person, At the right time, With the right frequency. Obviously those four qualifiers don’t cover every single aspect of an email

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Email Marketing: How to Remedy Poor Expectation Setting

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In a perfect email relationship, both the sender and recipient are on the same page about what kind of email will be sent and how often because proper expectations were set at the point of sign up. Unfortunately, poor expectation setting usually means that your recipients are taken by surprise and unexpected messages are a leading cause of spam complaints (yikes!). Senders with good intentions can easily find themselves in this ugly situation, but we’ve got your back! From our latest webcast Great Expectations: Setting Your Email Marketing Up For Success our email deliverability consultant, Luke Martinez, shared some tips on what to

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Email Marketing: Content 101

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Have you ever received a marketing email that you were excited to open, but once you clicked through to read the content it just fell flat? The copy didn’t register or the images felt out of place? I know I have. When I find an intriguing site and opt-in to receive their email newsletters, I expect the email experience to be similar to their site and when it doesn’t, it’s disappointing! The success of an email marketing program can live and die with its content. In our latest SlideShare, we review the basics of both written and visual email marketing content.

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Email Marketing Tip: Give Before You Take

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Since we just missed Valentine’s day, it only seems appropriate to throw some love in the direction of one of my favorite SendGrid customers– Creative Market! Creative Market, recently acquired by Autodesk, is an awesome online marketplace for designers to offer their creative work for sale. I’ll go into more detail a little later, but before I get too lovey let’s have a quick reality check about email marketing. Email Marketing Quick Tips It happens all too often — someone opts-in to receive your email and your next step is to start sending per your agenda. But just firing off emails

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