Austin

Austin is a writer and editor at MailChimp. He spends his nights and weekends writing for places like Rolling Stone, BeerAdvocate, and Creative Loafing.

Using MailChimp for Internal Newsletters

Most people think of MailChimp as a way to connect with fans and customers in order to promote their brand or business—in other words, to sell stuff. And while that’s definitely the most common use, there are other useful ways to send email that don’t relate directly to your bottom line. In particular, internal newsletters are a great …

A Few Last Minute Father’s Day Email Inspirations

Father’s Day is this weekend, and if you’re like me, you’re still figuring out what to do for your dad. It would be easy enough to grab a cheesy tie and some whiskey stones, but I’m looking for a gift that’s funny, meaningful, and memorable. If you’re a small business owner, you might be having similar thoughts about …

How an Email Newsletter Launched a Designer’s Career

A few years ago, designer and illustrator Maria Fabrizio was struggling to find her purpose. She’d always been artistic and had earned a BFA at the University of South Carolina and an MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University, then started her own studio. But she was feeling stuck. Then the pope resigned and everything changed. “I …

Grow Your MailChimp List With Facebook Ads

Email acquisition platform Privy recently analyzed 250,000 of their clients’ email signups to figure out where they were coming from. They compared 4 of the most common channels: business website, Twitter, organic Facebook posts, and paid Facebook ads. What did they find? “If your goal is pure email list growth," they said, "Facebook is a great channel to focus on after …