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What Does Your ISP Say About You?

If all you knew about me was my email address, what could you say about me? Put on your Sherlock Holmes stalker hat. Does an address by itself tell you anything at all? Take my personal address: john [dot] 4man [plus] 420 [at] gmail First, let’s look at the prefix. Well, we know that the …

Subject Line Data: Choose Your Words Wisely

Most people quickly scan the subject lines in their inbox before deciding which messages are worth their time and attention. With so much pressure on the subject line to entice the potential reader, we thought it would be interesting to see how much of a difference a single word can make in a campaign’s open …

Where Have All the Government Clicks Gone?

I was jogging the other day, and being the brilliant distance runner that I am, I dropped my phablet face down on the concrete. My carefully selected playlist full of unmitigated electronic garbage shattered in a torrent of Gorilla glass. Now, knowing that my contract with Verizon clearly stated I wouldn’t be getting a new …

How Gmail’s New Inbox Is Affecting Open Rates

I wanted to understand the impact of Gmail’s new tabbed inbox, so I dug deep into our database and pulled every delivery to Gmail for the past year and half. That amounts to 12.5 billion emails and more than 2 billion unique opens. It can be difficult to measure small changes in delivery because there …

New MailChimp: User Persona Research

A few weeks ago, MailChimp’s DesignLab posted images of our User Personas to their blog. As Jason explained there, we wanted to find out who really uses MailChimp. It was a question posed to us by data analyst Allison last year. We could broadly generalize about our users (savvy, self-reliant, techie, motivated), but we realized that …