Given the unique set of challenges agencies face in the market, such as managing multiple accounts, fragmented reporting, incentives and lack of support, we decided to launch a new SendGrid for Agencies. Our goal was to develop a better system that agencies could leverage while enhancing our platform to more effectively support their needs. Education is one of the core tenets of our agency program. We can help you send all the email in the world for your clients, but if we’re not arming you with the right industry and business building knowledge, we’re not doing our jobs. To start, our agency partners get access to exclusive SendGrid educational content. And next year we are rolling out a new online training program – SendGrid Academy – that will also provide SendGrid users and agencies alike with additional education, learning opportunities and certifications. With this model, we’re thrilled with the traction we’ve seen in just the first few months. Many agencies have already onboarded into the program and we’re seeing more and more interest every day. With all that in mind though, we’ve also decided to hit the road. We’re bringing the knowledge directly to our partners in their local cities! Coming to a city near you This fall, we’ll be coming to a city near you during our 2017 Agency Roadshow. The events will include email expertise, industry insight, tips on how to build your business around email, and last but not least….LUNCH. The event is free for all registries. We’ll be tackling 6 cities over the next few months (with many more to come in 2018). The content will be tailored to any type of agency that leverages email on a daily basis, including digital marketing agencies, system integrators, web and app development shops, or eCommerce solution providers. Along with tons of knowledge, you’ll get to spend some time with the SendGrid partner team, (and did we mention, chow!)The event is free and we promise good food, good people, and great email conversation. Click on the city where you would like to attend below (we will be updating details for specific locations as we get closer to the dates). Tour Cities and Dates: Minneapolis: Wednesday, October 18th Chicago: Thursday, October 19th New York: Tuesday, October 31st Boston: Tuesday, November 14th Dallas: Thursday, December 7th What’s included in the sessions All lunch and learn sessions will run from noon to 1:30 and will include two, 30-minute sessions, Q&A, as well as the opportunity to meet with the experts. Panel Topics will include: The Value of Email and SendGrid The Future of Email Building your Business with SendGrid for Agencies Email Best Practices Speakers will include: Scott Heimes, CMO Elliot Goldwater, Director Agency Ecosystem Mike Petlyar, Agency Partner Manager SendGrid for Agencies is designed to provide agencies and their clients the best technology, the most comprehensive education, and top-tier support. As the world’s most trusted email platform, we want to change the way you grow both your clients and your own business. Below are some of the key takeaways we hope you’ll leave the lunch and learn with the following takeaways: Data insights from 35 billion monthly emails from nearly 150,000 senders A deep dive on the state of email today and how you can take these stats and our global email data to strengthen your email program in 2017 Why email is here to stay and how you can leverage it to get the most return on your efforts How email can add additional value, build your business and increase revenue for you and your clients See you all out there!