For the past 17 years, Popbitch has made its business spilling the secrets of the rich and famous. Now with a subscriber base in the hundreds of thousands, the weekly newsletter prides itself on dishing the very best dirt each and every Thursday. While Popbitch likes to keep its news lighthearted, it’s broken some serious stories over the years. Longtime readers will have heard from Popbitch long before the mainstream media about major scandals from the News International phone hacking controversy in the UK to…Continue Reading “Popbitch: dishing the dirt directly to your inboxes since 1999”

Black Friday is less than a month away. The day, best known for fights over cut-price Televisions in Walmart is increasingly moving online. In 2016, over $3bn in online retail sales were made on Black Friday and this year that will only increase further; if you aren’t already planning for the last weekend in November, now is the time. Knowing how to structure your messaging and stand out amongst the crowd certainly isn’t easy, that’s why we’ve looked at hundreds of email marketing campaigns and…Continue Reading “A guide to email marketing on Black Friday”

This blog post was written by Hamzah Tabani. Hamzah joined the EmailOctopus team on a paid internship from Queen Mary University London during his summer break. Ten weeks can fly by in no time if you’re not careful. Working in the dynamic start-up world leaves no room for slacking off, even for an intern. That’s why my internship at EmailOctopus was organised to allow me to lend a hand to numerous business activities. My experience included taking part in business decisions, writing a number of…Continue Reading “My experience as an Intern at EmailOctopus”

Ernie Smith is on a mission: to share and celebrate the dull side of the internet. With his twice-weekly newsletter Tedium, Ernie delves into the most mundane corners of the web and shares his findings with a growing fanbase. Since 2015 he’s kept 9,000 subscribers informed about everything from corduroy to walkie talkies to those stringy bits on bananas you never knew the name for (they’re called phloem bundles, FYI). Tedium’s mission is to find fascination in even the most tedious topics. “I try to…Continue Reading “How Tedium founder Ernie Smith uses EmailOctopus to broadcast the banal”

The following is a guest blog post written by Quay Morgan of Ninja Forms: Hello! The Ninja Forms team is seriously excited about our newest integration with one of the neatest email marketing solutions out there: EmailOctopus! If you’re a WordPress user, this partnership has some huge implications for how you manage your marketing efforts. If you’re not familiar with Ninja Forms already, you may not realise yet just what this pairing brings you. We’d like to fix that by introducing Ninja Forms to the…Continue Reading “How Ninja Forms’ enhance your email marketing experience”

It’s no secret that we’ve all, at one point or another, seen our email inboxes cluttered with emails that you didn’t ask for and you don’t want. In that instant you find a question forming in your head, “Is that even legal?” An answer to this question may not be so simple though. You would only need to carry out a little research to find yourself trapped in an abyss looking at what might not even be relevant to your initial question. So, in this…Continue Reading “Brushing up on international anti-spam regulations”

Ninja Forms allows you to create and design sign-up forms for your WordPress website. With nearly 1,000,000 users to their platform they are easily one of the most popular form builders on the market right now. They pride themselves in being easy to use regardless of what your level of expertise might be. Their plans include protection against SPAM, and mobile friendly forms. You can create customisable forms using their drag & drop creator or pick from their wide-range of templates. Now, it’s even possible to integrate…Continue Reading “Build sign up forms on Ninja Forms for your EmailOctopus lists”

OptIn Ninja is a great option for generating landing pages designed to capture opt-in email addresses on your WordPress site. From attracting visitors, to converting them, to tracking your growth, their platform can handle it all. They come fully equipped with a bundle that provides you with a WordPress plugin, an add-on for pop-ups, an add-on for custom form fields and a bunch of templates to choose from. Their amazing plugin has just gotten even better by allowing you to integrate directly with EmailOctopus A…Continue Reading “Use OptIn Ninja to build landing pages & pop-ups and connect them to your EmailOctopus”

When we wrote the first line of code, 4 years ago, for what would be EmailOctopus, we didn’t expect to be where we are today with thousands of customers having sent over 1.6bn emails. Unlike traditional businesses, web startups often don’t build a business plan or invite the mayor to cut the red tape at a grand unveiling. They grow and iterate — often without defining who they are as a brand, where they’d like to be or why they’re even in business. At EmailOctopus, we had an…Continue Reading “How we define EmailOctopus as a brand”

MailOptin is a WordPress plugin which is built to convert your website visitors into email subscribers and customers. The plugin, which offers a great free plan, is beautifully designed and integrated into WordPress allowing you to launch a huge rang of lead generation forms including exit-intent triggered popups and slide in forms. Now with the integration into EmailOctopus you use MailOptin to add all the subscribers you acquire into EmailOctopus. If you’re ready to try it out, the free plan can be integrated within a few minutes…Continue Reading “Add beautiful subscription forms to WordPress with MailOptin and EmailOctopus”