Featured Integrations: April 2017

With spring in full swing, it’s a perfect time to focus on growth. If you’re a small business owner, expanding your audience may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. This month, we’re highlighting some easy-to-use integrations that can help grow your list.

Making the Best Facebook Ads in MailChimp

Since rolling out Facebook Ad Campaigns a couple months ago, we’ve curated some content to help you learn the basics of Facebook ads and create an effective campaign strategy. It’s not only easy to design beautiful ads in MailChimp that match the style of your brand, but it also saves you time and energy you’d otherwise spend navigating 2 different sites.

But what if you’re not sure how to get started?

The Evolution of MailChimp’s Coffee Hour

Maybe you’ve heard about MailChimp’s Coffee Hour, our Friday morning speaker series. It’s been a staple of our culture for years, growing and changing along with the company. In fact, the last time we blogged about Coffee Hour was all the way back in 2012. Back then, we had around 150 employees and almost 2 million users. We now employ more than 600 talented people who serve more than 15 million customers all over the world. In our spare time, we run ads about singing shrimp.

Five years later, we’re still inviting creative, interesting, weird, and thought-provoking people to speak at Coffee Hour.

Getting the Perfect Shot with BOTE Boards

Life in Destin, Florida is a little slower. But the ambling pace of smaller-town life hasn’t hindered husband and wife Corey and Magda Cooper, who co-founded BOTE Paddle Boards.

When they first tried paddling nearly a decade ago, Magda, who grew up swimming, and Corey, who loves fishing, skiing, and anything to do with water, loved it. That is, everything but the products, which were like big, unstable surfboards. They knew they could make something better—and better-looking—that fit their intrepid lifestyle.

Advice for E-Commerce Newbies from We Make Websites

Helping our users sell more stuff is a big goal of ours at MailChimp, so we’re always on the lookout for folks who have had a lot of success doing so. We had the chance to sit down with Piers Thorogood, one of the founders of We Make Websites, a Shopify development agency. Over the years they’ve built more than 400 websites for Shopify customers, so they know a thing or two.