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Humans of Email

Humans of Email

By Jen Capstraw & Natalie Jackson
Humans of Email is a podcast about the people, ideas, and accidents that drive email marketing forward. Featuring co-hosts Jen Capstraw and Natalie Jackson, this commute friendly podcast introduces email’s favorite geeks, showcasing their expertise, humanizing their mistakes, and sharing their inspiration.
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Guilda Hilaire on Community and Black Voices in Email
For our final interview of season one, we're bringing in a member of the email community who's so famous, she only needs one name. It's Guilda Hilaire! Guilda is the Director of Product Marketing at Salesforce, and a champion of community and education in the email space.  Join us for the final interview of season one and hear how Guilda created the spaces she wanted to see in the email community—from Twitter Spaces to Salesforce communities, to UNSPAM stages, to lifting unheard voices and stories. --- LINKS Follow Guilda on Twitter (and keep an eye out for Email Geeks Twitter Spaces!) Follow Guilda on LinkedIn Follow Guilda on Instagram Join Email Geeks Slack Big thanks to AWeber, the official email service provider of Humans of Email and our Season 1 Platinum Sponsor. Start your next idea with the marketing solution creators and small businesses love. Best of all, it's free at aweber.com/humansofemail.
01:45:60
May 23, 2022
SNIPPET: Megan Boshuyzen on Determination, the Constraints of Email & Lifting Heavy Things
Megan Boshuyzen has a job many email geeks dream of. As the Senior Email Developer at Pathwire, including the Email on Acid brand, she gets to create some of the coolest emails in the biz! In this bonus episode of Humans of Email, Megan talks about how she broke into public speaking, the impact of her learning disability on her career, her part in founding a publishing house, and so much more. --- Check out Megan's new web series, Notes from the Dev, Video Edition Megan's Personal Website Get Mail from Megan: Subscribe to Megan's newsletter, "...it depends" Subscribe to Email on Acid (includes the newsletter version of Notes from the Dev) Subscribe to Mailgun (signup in footer) Subscribe to Mailjet (signup in footer) Mango & Marigold Press, co-founded by Megan Follow Megan on Twitter Connect with Megan on LinkedIn Follow Megan on Instagram, email geek edition Follow Megan on Instagram, weight-lifting edition Big thanks to our Silver Sponsor, Email on Acid, the testing and delivery platform that ensures your emails display properly across all clients and devices, with no limits on the number of rendering tests you can run. Get a free seven-day trial at emailonacid.com.
35:35
May 09, 2022
SNIPPET: Would You Rather? With Chris Vasquez
Are YOU subscribed to the "Would You Rather" newsletter? This bonus episode with Chris Vasquez, Chief Product Officer of AWeber, was SO. MUCH. FUN. It's a delightful reminder of what makes email life—and email people—so great. BTW, if you are interested in AMP for Email, Chris says you're welcome to send all of your burning questions to the team at AWeber. Just hit that live chat button at AWeber.com, regardless of whether you are a customer. --- LINKS Subscriber to Would You Rather Follow Chris on Twitter Follow Chris on LinkedIn Smash the AWeber Live Chat button to ask them anything about AMP for Email Big thanks to AWeber, the official email service provider of Humans of Email and our Season 1 Platinum Sponsor. Start your next idea with the marketing solution creators and small businesses love. Best of all, it's free at aweber.com/humansofemail.
23:58
May 02, 2022
Matthew Smith on Vulnerability and Being Really Good
Founder, kind person, email geek: Matthew Smith is all of these things, in addition to his noteworthy roles with Really Good Emails and the UNSPAM conferences. In Episode 10 of Humans of Email, we're getting authentic and personal with Matthew to learn more about his least favorite French words, what he hopes people remember him for, and what it's like to build Really Good Emails. BTW, you can shoot Matthew a DM on Twitter or Email Geeks Slack to request a 15% discount on an upcoming UNSPAM conference. --- LINKS Matthew on Twitter Really Good Emails UNSPAM  RGE Chrome Capture Recommended Reading: The Body Keeps the Score & In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
01:25:57
April 25, 2022
TRAILER: S1 E10 with Matthew Smith
Next week, we're getting authentic and personal with Matthew to learn more about his least favorite French words, what he hopes people remember him for, and what it's like to build Really Good Emails.
01:09
April 22, 2022
Nout Boctor-Smith on Dyson Doks & The Truth About Cold Email Lists
In Episode 9 of Humans of Email, we're diving into the world of B2B email with Nout Boctor-Smith, who oversees lifecycle marketing at LaunchDarkly and serves as a community manager for Email Geeks. We're talking with Nout about how B2B email requires a special set of skills (and patience), how the B2B Badgers group came into being, and why she has 50 Dyson Doks living in her garage. --- Nout + 50 Dyson Doks Nout on LinkedIn Nout on Twitter Nout on Instagram Nout's OTHER Instagram (glamour edition) Join Email Geeks Slack (and look for the Badgers in #email-b2b) Big thanks to AWeber, the official email service provider of Humans of Email and our Season 1 Platinum Sponsor. Start your next idea with the marketing solution creators and small businesses love. Best of all, it's free at aweber.com/humansofemail.
01:17:39
April 18, 2022
TRAILER: S1E9 with Nout Boctor-Smith
In Episode 9 of Humans of Email, we're diving into the world of B2B email with Nout Boctor-Smith, who oversees lifecycle marketing at LaunchDarkly and serves as a community manager for Email Geeks.
01:20
April 16, 2022
SNIPPET: Generation Z on Email Marketing with Sophie Corizzo
We're taking a break this week, so here's our newest Snippet! In this bonus episode, Jen and Natalie interview Sophie Corizzo, Humans of Email producer—who's also our resident esports and squishmallow aficionado. We talk about Generation Z's perspective on email marketing, how the fold is *totally* real, and how brands should be more authentic in their voice to capture the new generation's attention. We'll be back next week with another full-length episode!
38:01
April 11, 2022
Another Accidents Episode with Kristin Bond, Jessica Best & Dave Stys
Sometimes, email accidents are a group effort. In Episode 8 of Humans of Email, we're once again talking about our biggest blunders. Tune in for a conversation with AWeber's Dave Stys, Barkley's Jessica Best, and Candid's Kristin Bond to hear their most cringe-worthy email mistakes and group effort fails. Big thanks to our Silver Sponsor, Email on Acid, the testing and delivery platform that ensures your emails display properly across all clients and devices, with no limits on the number of rendering tests you can run. Get a free seven-day trial at https://emailonacid.com.
32:34
April 04, 2022
TRAILER: S1E8 - Another Accidents Episode
In Episode 8 of Humans of Email, we'll hear from Kristin Bond, Jessica Best, and Dave Stys about their biggest mistakes in email. 
00:38
April 01, 2022
Jessica Best on Public Speaking, Philanthropy & the Foodie Life
How do you launch a successful speaking career in the email industry? On Episode 7 of Humans of Email, we're talking with Jessica Best, VP of Data-Driven Marketing at Barkley and international keynote to find out. Join us for a conversation on how she worked her way from small, local speaking gigs to stages across the world, including SXSW and Content Marketing World. Plus, we'll talk about Kansas City, her passion for food, and why she loves email in the first place. --- LINKS Jess on LinkedIn Jess's Twitter Jess's Insta (the foodie account!) Digital Summit Email Deep Dive featuring Jen Capstraw Save $50 on registration with code SPEAKER50 EiQ Conference featuring Natalie Jackson Registration is free for brand marketers Big thanks to AWeber, the official email service provider of Humans of Email and our Season 1 Platinum Sponsor. Start your next idea with the marketing solution creators and small businesses love. Best of all, it's free at aweber.com/humansofemail.
01:17:08
March 28, 2022
TRAILER: S1E7 with Jessica Best
In next Monday's episode, we're talking with Jessica Best, VP of Data-Driven Marketing at Barkley and an internationally known speaker.
01:07
March 25, 2022
Dave Stys on Space, Sports & the Future of Email
On Episode 6 of Humans of Email, we're bringing in Dave Stys, Senior Technical Product Manager at AWeber, for a conversation that's out of this world! From his career start in astronomy to his work on bringing more AMP to the world of email, Dave talks about his unlikely path to becoming an email geek, his life at home, and whether or not Pluto is a planet. Plus, Jen and Natalie are back on the conference circuit! See below for links to our upcoming speaking engagements. --- LINKS Dave's AMP for Email Examples on Codepen AWeber on YouTube AWeber on Twitter PeakInbox for Gmail Annotations Digital Summit Email Deep Dive featuring Jen Capstraw Save $50 on registration with code SPEAKER50 EiQ Conference featuring Natalie Jackson Registration is free for brand marketers Big thanks to AWeber, the official email service provider of Humans of Email and our Season 1 Platinum Sponsor. Start your next idea with the marketing solution creators and small businesses love. Best of all, it's free at aweber.com/humansofemail.
01:05:54
March 21, 2022
TRAILER: S1E6 with Dave Stys
On Episode 6 of Humans of Email, we'll be pondering the big questions: Will AMP for Email get widespread adoption? What's it like to be a stay-at-home dad? Should Pluto be recognized as a planet?  Join us next time as we chat with Dave Stys, Senior Technical Product Manager at AWeber.
01:19
March 18, 2022
Kristin Bond on Leaning Out & Email Inclusivity
Happy Women's History Month! In Episode 5 of Season 1, we're celebrating the role of women in email by bringing in a literal Woman of Email, Kristin Bond. Kristin brings more than 14 years of email experience to this week's conversation, where we're talking about everything from the founding of Women of Email, what it means to "lean out," and how she got her start in the email public eye with her blog emailsnarketing.com. --- LINKS Women of Email Compensation Transparency Policy Gender Pay Gap Bot Queen Bee Syndrome  Women of Email Facebook Community  Kristen's Twitter And her website Big thanks to AWeber, the official email service provider of Humans of Email and our Season 1 Platinum Sponsor. Start your next idea with the marketing solution creators and small businesses love. Best of all, it's free at aweber.com/humansofemail.
01:07:39
March 14, 2022
TRAILER: S1E5 with Kristin Bond
It's Women's History Month, and Episode 5 of Humans of Email drops this Monday, featuring Women of Email co-founder Kristin Bond. Kristin weighs in on her career evolution, the founding of WoE, and "leaning out."
01:15
March 11, 2022
The Accidents Episode with Mark Robbins, Stephanie Griffith & Alice Li
Our mistakes are what make us most human! And that's why we're dedicating three episodes this season to campaign and career mishaps. Tune in for the most memorable mistakes recounted by Mark Robbins, Stephanie Griffith & Alice Li. BTW, that incredible Splat the Fly interactive email by Mark Robbins can be found right here: https://codepen.io/M_J_Robbins/full/VwwjGj Big thanks to our Silver Sponsor, Email on Acid, the testing and delivery platform that ensures your emails display properly across all clients and devices, with no limits on the number of rendering tests you can run. Get a free seven-day trial at https://emailonacid.com.
28:06
March 07, 2022
TRAILER: S1E4 - The Accidents Episode
Pushing send can be scary! And every email marketer worth their salt has at least one tragic story to tell. But our mistakes are what make us most human! So in Episode 4 of Humans of Email, we'll hear from Mark Robbins, Stephanie Griffith and Alice Li on their biggest career blunders. 
02:34
March 04, 2022
Alice Li on Email History & Asian Hate
On Episode 3, we're talking with Alice Li, Staff Engineer at Squarespace, co-creator of the first-ever interactive email, and a powerful voice for allyship in the email space. Alice shares her Chinese-American family's incredible immigration story, her perspectives on the many challenges Asian Americans face, plus her personal connections to Rick and Morty and Joan Jett.  We learned a lot during our conversation with Alice, and you will too.   ---  LINKS  Donate to Asian Americans Advancing Justice (we did!)  "Breaking the Cycle of Generational Trauma & Racism" (must watch!)  Follow Alice's Email Account on Twitter  Follow Alice's Art Account on Twitter  alicemeichi.com "But, Mulan, Where Are Your REALLY From?"  Stand with Asian Americans Big thanks to AWeber, the official email service provider of Humans of Email and our Season 1 Platinum Sponsor. Start your next idea with the marketing solution creators and small businesses love. Best of all, it's free at aweber.com/humansofemail. 
01:08:50
February 28, 2022
TRAILER: S1E3 with Alice Li
Episode 3 of Humans of Email drops on Monday with Alice Li, Staff Engineer at Squarespace. We discuss her work developing the first-ever interactive email, and her experience advocating for allyship in the email space.
01:08
February 25, 2022
Stephanie Griffith on Community, the Magic of SMS & Cats
In episode two of Humans of Email, we're bringing in podcaster, SMS strategist, and self-proclaimed cat lady Stephanie Griffith. Season 1 Episode 2's conversation with Stephanie is all about adventures: Icelandic travel tips, good and bad experiences along the buyer journey, cats named after Hobbits, and how digital community helped Stephanie take her career to the next level. Plus, Stephanie explains why she calls herself an email geek with an SMS problem. ---- LINKS Follow Stephanie on Twitter emailpreview.io Conversational Commerce podcast I Have 6 Cats Big thanks to AWeber, the official email service provider of Humans of Email and our Season 1 Platinum Sponsor. Start your next idea with the marketing solution creators and small businesses love. Best of all, it's free at aweber.com/humansofemail.
01:13:13
February 21, 2022
TRAILER: S1E2 with Stephanie Griffith
Episode 2 of Humans of Email drops on Monday with Stephanie Griffith, Chief Evangelist for Drip, founder of emailpreview.io, host of the Conversational Commerce podcast and... "bad email marketer." 
00:58
February 18, 2022
SNIPPET: Natalie Jackson & The Mothman: A Love Story
Humans of Email isn’t just about email… it’s about humans! And every now and then it’s about… non-humans. While preparing for Season 1 of the Humans of Email podcast, co-hosts Jen Capstraw and Natalie Jackson interviewed each other—and the conversation took some surprising turns! We’re calling our bonus episodes “Snippets,” and in our inaugural Snippet, Natalie reveals her fascination with West Virginia’s favorite cryptid.
04:33
February 16, 2022
Mark Robbins on Interactive Email & Neurodiversity
In the premier episode of Humans of Email, it's Valentine's Day! And Jen and Natalie are launching the Humans of Email podcast as their love letter to the email marketing industry. Season 1 Episode 1 features an interview with interactive email expert Mark Robbins. A Software Engineer at Salesforce and a member of the AMP for Email Working Group, Mark explains how he transitioned from unemployed musician to legend status as an email developer, the impact of dyslexia on his career, and more. BTW, that incredible Splat the Fly interactive email that Mark mentioned can be found right here: https://codepen.io/M_J_Robbins/full/VwwjGj Big thanks to AWeber, the official email service provider of Humans of Email and our Season 1 Platinum Sponsor. Start your next idea with the marketing solution creators and small businesses love. Best of all, it's free at aweber.com/humansofemail.
57:55
February 14, 2022
Introducing Humans of Email
Humans of Email is a podcast about the people, ideas, and accidents that drive email marketing forward. Featuring co-hosts Jen Capstraw and Natalie Jackson, this commute friendly podcast introduces email’s favorite geeks, showcasing their expertise, humanizing their mistakes, and sharing their inspiration. Season One is coming soon–subscribe now for updates!
01:44
January 10, 2022