29 Jul 2014
29 Jul 2014
The Mailjet team has been growing rapidly over the past year. We now have a team of over 50 globally, with the most recent opening of our New York offices just last month.
We thought this was a great opportunity to shine the spotlight on some of our passionate, hard-working …crew members“ with a new series; Mailjet Monday. Every other week, we will feature a different member of our team, giving you an inside look at their Mailjet story. We kick off this week by introducing Anthony Marnell, VP North America, who is currently building up our team in the US. Be sure to look out for him at some pretty cool events coming up in the NY area!
Anthony will be speaking at a Work-Bench Workshop this Wednesday, April 30 from 2pm – 3pm. He’ll discuss email best practices and trends that Mailjet has seen from working with the startup community. Be sure to sign up and drop by for some good learning!
What do you do for Mailjet?
I’m building the team and leading our growth efforts in the US. While we’ve had customers in the US since early in our history, we haven’t actively engaged with US-based senders. I’ll be focused on telling our story and showing senders why emailing with Mailjet is different.
What does a typical day look like for you?
As we’re just getting off the ground in New York, there really is no such thing as a typical day! It’s kind of like running a startup within a startup – there’s a lot to get done. It’s one of the things I appreciate most, every day brings something new!
Why use email, particularly Mailjet, in an ever crowded digital space?
In that crowded digital space, email continues to cut through the noise. If done right, it’s an incredibly effective way for companies to reach their customers and successfully get the intended result. Whether the intention is to generate an action, extend an experience, or simply to strengthen their relationship with their contacts, email gets it done. With Mailjet, senders spend less time worrying about deliverability and more time focusing on the right messages to send to their contacts.
Email is also one of the few channels where companies actually receive signals about how they’re contacts engage. With Mailjet, our customers receive real-time insight into their email’s delivery, opens, clicks, unsubscribes, spam complaints, and bounces. In addition to helping improve their sender reputation, this data educates companies on what’s working with their email and what’s not. It’s our goal to continue to deliver the right amount of insight to enable our customers to send better email.
Books you’re currently reading?
Currently reading, and enjoying, a The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. It’s a candid review of his career and a reminder that there are rarely easy answers. Recommended reading for people building companies!
Favorite Mailjet moment?
Tough question, there have been a few! High up there is visiting our Paris headquarters after joining and meeting the majority of the Mailjet team in person. It was a first-hand view into the team’s hustle to build a powerful email product and deliver an awesome customer experience. It was also a lot of fun! While New York is an incredible city, I’m definitely looking forward to spending more time in Paris :)
[ Posted Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:41:00 ]