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 …

Announcing MailChimp API v3.0

MailChimp’s API has come a long way since its 2007 debut. Two years in, it had nearly 20,000 users. After four years, we were processing 10 million requests per day. Now we handle more than 80 million requests every day from a quarter of a million users. These users are employing the API to subscribe people to …

MailChimp’s Most Popular Subject Line Emojis

Earlier this year, we excitedly announced support for emojis in subject lines. What can we say, we just love the little buds. (exhibit A: http://✉️🐵.ws). But which emojis are people using? How are they being used? And is "emojis" even the plural of "emoji"? It’s been a few months, and we’ve started to answer those questions. 214,000 campaigns …

Sidebar Fills a Design Void With Sharing

Sacha Grief had a problem. "Whenever I wrote tech-oriented blog posts, I would post them to Hacker News to generate traffic and discussion," the French designer—who currently lives in Japan—tells MailChimp. "On the other hand, the design related content didn’t really have a place on its own apart from Twitter." Born out of his frustration was …

How Laura Olin’s Emails Got Her Freelance Work and a Book Deal

Last September, when writer and digital strategist Laura Olin started a TinyLetter called Everything Changes, she had modest expectations. “I thought my friends would subscribe and it might top out at 100 readers,” she says. “I would have been happy with that.” But since then, the newsletter—the theme of which is that its theme is …