Today, over 205 billion emails are sent by over 2.5 billion users. To better understand the email space, it’s important to understand the past, how far we’ve come and how the channel and medium has grown. Ray Tomlinson sent the first email back in 1971. And since then email has grown… a lot. Over the…
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I hate productivity apps. I like apps that make me more productive. While that might seem like a contradiction, I promise you that it’s not. Productivity apps almost always force you to change your behavior. That doesn’t work for me, and it’s a failing point for many others. But apps like NowDoThis simply make you more productive by encouraging you via behavior you’re already using.
One of the great parts about the modern Internet is how it allows teams to work from anywhere, using pieces of software as they need them. However this same factor is also leading to what I lovingly call “SaaS Creep”. We sign up for a service, use it for a while and then forget about it while we keep paying for it. WORK[etc] is a tool that can keep your distributed team organized, while simultaneously helping you to avoid SaaS Creep.
We’re always fans of great tools, and RelateIQ has been a favorite for quite some time. In fact, we even recommended RelateIQ as one of our choices for medium-sized business CRMs. Now the team has made it even easier to build and manage relationships by integrating FullContact’s Card Reader application to RelateIQ using Zapier.
Let’s start off by killing the idea that email marketing is dead. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Changes to how many providers handle emails have forced marketers to become more genuine and to work harder, but all that’s happened is that the bar has been raised.
On any given week, I’m sitting in a number of “virtual” meetings. While Skype and Google Hangouts are both decent options, what I’ve seen from Meeting Hero looks like the product that I’ve been waiting for.
We’re back once again, talking about the SaaS apps that help companies stay ahead of the competition. This week we’re talking to Ian Sefferman of MobileDevHQ, a company that has cracked the code (so to speak) of app marketplace SEO.
If you’ve been on the Internet any time at all, chances are pretty good that you’ve had the displeasure of trying to coordinate meeting times between different people over email. Unless you happen to have access to another person’s calendar, it’s not the easiest of tasks. But Boomerang Calendar has proven to be absolutely invaluable to me, so I wanted to make sure that you knew about it as well.
It’s somewhat universally-agreed that marketing is a multi-faceted art form. Email, social media, content, and of course direct response are all tools that the best companies are implementing in order to provide a great experience for their customers.