A friend of a friend of mine in Thailand knits these cool animal hats
. I asked them to do some for MailChimp, so that I could give one to all our employees, and send a few to random customers.
They seem to be a hit
, so we're asking for a few hundred more (just in time for spring and summer, I know).
I got 100 of them made, and 40 went to our staff. That leaves 60, but "small" apparently means "baby" in Thailand, so the actual
number of adult-sized hats is limited.
Our marketing team is scheming up some way to give these to customers. Stay tuned for details!
In the meantime, I'd like to bribe give some to our newsletter subscribers, so the first 10 people who fill out this form will get one
. Good luck! Emotional Interface Design
Our User Experience guy Aarron Walter recently spoke at An Event Apart Seattle about the connection between human emotion and usability.
If you've ever attended one of our webinars, chances are you met my co-founder Dan Kurzius. He heads up all our customer service here. In this blog post
(his first ever!), he discusses his plans for expanding our webinar program to a daily schedule.
Perils of Freemium
As many of you know, MailChimp launched a freemium plan last year. Last month, at the Freemium Summit
, I talked about how we prepared for all the inevitable abuse that comes with free. ZDnet was unkind enough to catch me on film
Amy at Chirp
MailChimp's Amy Ellis will be at Chirp (the twitter dev conf in San Francisco) this week. She's carrying a little MailChimp schwag with her, in case she runs into any customers. Keep an eye out for her.
Meet MailChimp Peeps
The MailChimp team will be attending a lot of upcoming events, like ROFLCON
, The Next Web
, LessConf 3010
, Google I/O
and FOWD London
Check out MailChimp's Plancast
page to see where we're heading next. Maybe we'll run into each other?