Can you hear weird grinding noises!? With each passing day, they get louder and louder. Before 2009 comes to a screeching halt, we’d like to take a quick look back. It was an incredibly busy and challenging year, but we pulled through together! So let’s hit the rewind button back to the January 2009 and see how far we’ve come!
It’s the beginning of a very busy year. The team is brimming with new ideas, products, and plans. What’s most important, we’re enthusiastic about what’s coming!
This month, we’re starting to build 150 new Industry Templates − that’s double the amount in the gallery!
It’s going to be a year of hard work, but that’s what we like best!
The GetResponse Team is working very hard on 6.0 and the loads of enhancements we want to deliver by July. It’s our biggest release ever so the pressure is on!
GetResponse joined the Twitter community at www.twitter.com/getresponse. Now we can answer your questions super fast and share the latest news and information about GetResponse with you!
We’re looking for testers for GetResponse 6.0 and getting lots of interest. There’s a prize for the best suggestion, so fingers crossed. And still more features coming!
GetResponse has joined another Web 2.0 community – Facebook at www.facebook.com/getresponse. We wanted to see how many more fans we could reach and share all the GetResponse buzz with them as well. Pretty impressive!
We need to focus on all the projects and plans we’ve started thus far!
GetResponse 6.0 beta testing is completed! We got a great enhancement idea − and the tester got an iPhone! Waiting anxiously for the Team to analyze the results…
GetResponse passed beta with kudos and recommendations from our testers! Now we’re launching yet another new feature − GetResponse integration with Facebook!
The BIG moment – Tada! Introducing GetResponse 6.0: the First SOHO/SMB Email Marketing Platform with Video Email, Social Media Integration, and iPhone App!
Later in July, we send out more information about MAJOR new GetResponse 6.0 features.
We introduce free Online Surveys! The GetResponse fully integrated survey tool is free to use as often as you want. Before we can catch our breath, we roll out GetResponse Multimedia Studio and announce that Video is the future of email marketing ¬– and we’re already there!
We’re really excited to offer users the new GetResponse for iPhone! It’s so convenient! Now you can monitor campaign stats, react to challenges, and take advantage of new contacts and opportunities wherever you are.
Another HUGE milestone! In August we announced 300,000,000 emails sent since the launch of GetResponse 6.0!
And now for the dramatic finish! WebsiteMagazine.com published its report on the best Email Marketing Service Providers of 2009. Out of a field of hundreds, WebsiteMagazine.com ranked GetResponse Email Marketing No.2 on its list of Top 50 Email Service Providers for 2009!
It’s a month of MAJOR integrations. First we launched our PayPal integration. Now you can automatically add new PayPal customers to your email campaigns and start building relationships right away! Immediately after that, we announce GetResponse integration with Google Analytics to give you that 360-degree view of subscriber behavior from email open to finish!
We could hardly believe it, but only a couple of months after our last milestone, we reached 500,000,000 emails sent since the launch of GetResponse 6.0! We also gave you the new Twitter share option so you could join the social media revolution. Now you can instantly share your campaigns and posts with your Twitter followers.
October was all about the 10s! And some really important milestones for GetResponse. Listen to this: we gained our 10.000th new customer since the 6.0 launch. Our company celebrated its 10th anniversary! Then, especially for this historic occasion, we offered a 10% off promotion for all new and existing customers!
November We’re New York-bound! We attend our first-ever Ad:Tech Conference! They’re really prestigious events held in major cities around the world. We had crowds of people lined up to meet our team and find out more about GetResponse email marketing! We announced the launch of the first GetResponse Developer Zone portal, dev.getresponse.com AND a target marketing feature called Dynamic Content. Together they offer some really powerful info and techniques that should solve a lot of targeting issues − and ramp up our customers’ marketing capabilities for free!
We love to play Santa so we prepared a VERY special holiday promotion! All new and existing customers get Free Video Emails Forever with every new account or upgrade! Oh, by the way, we also redesigned our website and introduced our new GetResponse Video Player. Whew!
To close out a great year, we checked our email stats one more time. We got our Holiday wish! One BILLION emails sent since the launch GetResponse 6.0!
Finally, we’d like to say that we know you work hard, so we work hard all year long to make GetResponse more profitable for you. Next year will be even MORE packed with new features, services, and projects, as we have BIG plans on the drawing board. We think you’ll be delighted…and maybe even surprised.
Thanks for making this list a pleasure to share with all of you. And a Happy and Prosperous New Year!