Mar 30

We are delighted to learn more about and share their story with all of you.

You probably know that worldwide, there are over 200 million blogs. is recognized as one of the 500 most important German blogs according the Blogger Relevance Index and one of the most widely read German Jobblogs according to Wikipedia & DIE ZEIT (the German “Times”). It’s also running the News-Service Best of HR, giving an overview about German HR-Media.

We at recognize that building every day is a challenging task. We wanted to understand and share with you how email newsletter and marketing adds value to their network and subscribers and helps them grow.

Today we have invited Simone Janson, a renown author, columnist and expert in HR Communications who operates for a short interview. Here is how they use to engage and grow their community.

Q: Simone, please tell us more about
A: It is all about Career, HR, Management, Digital Change and the Future of Work. What makes us stand out is our large community. Not only do we have more than 8.000 daily readers and over 10.000 subscribers to date and growing in different channels, but also a large network of Experts and Partners.

Q: What does “Berufebilder” mean and how it is related to its mission?
A: Translated it would be something like “Vocation Building”. It’s a play on words and it means to create your personal job, your personal vocation or the job of your dreams if you want to call it like this, the job that matches exactly your skills and abilities. In the digital and flexible working world of the future this will be a more and more important competence. wants to help meeting this target, giving tips, information and examples of job profiles. In German job profile means Berufsbild, which is quite a similar expression.

Q: Why did you want a newsletter in the first place? 
A: Because it’s easier to keep in touch with our network and it is more comfortable for our clients. Our readers like a weekly overview of all the news and information delivered with a personal approach.

Q: Why did you choose
A: Because we found it simple to set up, very convenient for our email marketing program and matching our ongoing and growing newsletter needs. Also the ability to set up different campaigns to segment subscribers and ability to combine different RSS feeds.

Q: How easy was it to get going with
A: In the beginning I found it a bit unusual compared to other tools, but once I understood the system, I found it much more easy and quick to use than other systems, especially the layout-design.

Q: Would you recommend us to friends/ colleagues?  
A: Yes, and I will recommend it to all my readers on !

Q: Do you want any new specific features which will help make your newsletters even better?
A: It would be nice to add customizable auto-responders for new subscribers. Also a double opt-in function.

Q: How much has your web traffic increased thanks to Do you see any change in figures already?
A: It’s difficult to say, because I started together with other marketing channels. However I have already received a lot of positive feedback for the clean design of our eNewsletters powered by And last but not least, the number of our subscribers nearly doubled in less than 3 months! Congratulations! How cool is that?!

Q: How do you intend to promote your newsletter to increase subscribers? 
A: I have already set up a subscribers-only area which brings a lot of new subscribers.

Q: Anything else you’d like to share: stats, news, info…
A: I would like to thank for the great support! Thank you Simone! It is a pleasure having you on board and learning from you!

Dear readers, I hope you enjoyed today’s story. Let me know how you use by emailing me at my[at] Sharing your story will help us and others discover you and learn more about your business.

With any paid plan you can create as many different campaigns as you need and segment your subscribers in a way to deliver the most meaningful content to each group. campaign statistics and integration with Google Analytics provide you with insights into what works well for your newsletter and which aspects you can improve.

Interested to find out how can also help you and your business engage with the right audience? Then drop me an email at my[at] – I will be glad to help you get the best out of your email newsletters with

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Jan 19

you win!

Then email my[at] for the chance to have your newsletter featured on our blog for all to learn about you!

Yes, we are renewing the Featured Newsletter series!

Yes, we love helping our customers in any way possible!

Yes, we would love to have your entry and generate more awareness and exposure for you and your business!

And Yes, You win!

There is no deadline for this, but why wait!? This is a fantastic chance to get showcased and gain more subscribers, so send your newsletter now.

Don’t forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter and share your tips on how to get the best from you eNewsletter.

And last but not least, if you need any support with getting your newsletter as bright and powerful as you want it, just drop us a line! We will be more than happy to help :-)

Dec 30

Happy New Year from the Team

Only a handful of hours to the beginning of 2016 and we already smell the fireworks.

We would like to take a moment and thank you for being with us in 2015 and helping us shape the eNewsletter solution. Please continue to reach out to us and keep your ideas and suggestions coming. We are always happy to hear from you. Any time!

The team wishes you a happy holiday season and a great new year! We hope you have a wonderful New Year celebration wherever you are in the world!

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Dec 29

our winners

Huge THANKS to everyone who entered our big yearend giveaway! We are overwhelmed with joy and appreciation for all our fans out there taking time to join us!

Without further ado here are OUR WINNERS:

Four x 3 month subscriptions of the Basic plan, each worth $225, go to:

  • Gabriela N
  • Erwin W
  • Leanne C
  • Alexis D

Two x 6 month subscriptions of the Basic plan, each worth $450, go to:

  • Mary D
  • Katelyn M

Congratulations to all our winners! Your plans will be activated on January 1st. We will be in touch very soon with tips on how to make the best out of and empower your business for the months to come.

To everyone else who participated, please stay tuned for more news from us. We plan more goodies in the new year!

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Dec 10 Giveaway!

Don’t miss the Thank You Giveaway!

As another great year draws to a close we would like to thank all of our customers for choosing as their email marketing solution and helping us shape the service.

What a better way to say thanks than a present! We are giving all our existing and new customers (who sign up between 11-22 December) an easy and fun chance to win 6 beautiful presents!

What do we give you:
1) Four x 3 month subscriptions: Basic subscription for 3 months will be offered to four winners. (Each worth $225)
2) Two x 6 month subscriptions: Basic subscription for 6 months will be offered to two winners. (Each worth $450)

So, the total value of this giveaway is: $225 x 4 + $450 x 2 = $1800 and a great way to boost your business in 2016 = priceless!

How to get it:
All you need to do is to perform simple social actions AND drop us an email at sales [at] to let us know.
1) Share this post on Facebook = 1 point
2) Tweet about this giveaway = 1 point
3) Leave a comment on this post to tell us more about your business and how you will/ are using = 1 point
4) Do all 3: Share on Facebook with your friends, Tweet about it & comment on our blog to get 5 points!

Based on these points we will choose our six winners.
To enter the giveaway, use this Rafflecopter interface Rafflecopter giveaway

Please Note:
If you do not have an active account please create a free one (yes it’s free forever yours but you can upgrade at any time if you need to!) before making your entries. It only takes a minute! After we choose the winners, we will send a notification email to confirm their email address. Winners have to confirm their email address within 3 days. In the event, if they don’t confirm their email address within 3 days, we will pick a new winner.

Entries window:
The entry period starts on 11 December at 12:00 am GMT and ends on 22 December 2015 at 12:00 am GMT.

Already a customer on a paid plan?
If you are one of the winners we will simply waive the monthly fees!

If you need any convincing at all here are the benefits of the Basic subscription on offer:

1) Up to 10,000 emails per month: You choose how to use this allowance and the team at will happily advise what is best for your and your goals. This could range from sending 1 newsletter a month to 10,000 subscribers, through to sending 4 emails a month to 2,500 subscribers.

2) Unlimited number of campaigns: You have the ability to create dynamic campaigns. By categorizing or tagging the posts within your blog, only relevant content is sent out in each campaign. High relevancy means a higher readership and lower unsubscribe rate.

3) Unlimited number of subscribers: You can upload as many subscribers as you want to your account. Simply upload your database when creating your account, and keep building your subscriber base one email at a time.

4) Custom templates: With custom templates you can really make the newsletter your own. Choose from our pre-made templates that suits your brand and your message or upload a custom template matching the look and feel of your blog/ website for eye-catching campaigns.

5) Track your progress: Track the success of your campaigns with Google analytics. Use these stats to influence future decisions and ensure you are driving relevant content to users.

6) Multiple RSS feeds: You can create automated email newsletters and include multiple RSS feeds in a single newsletter.

7) Automatic scheduling: Scheduling is an important aspect of email marketing. A newsletter which is scheduled correctly gets a higher open rate and click through rate. provides automatic scheduling options for your newsletters so that you can schedule them on a specific date and time. Sending out is easy with no action required from your side.

8) Personalized support: The team are on hand to ensure you make the most out of the service. The more we know about your needs, the more we can tailor to suit you. We can help you grow your subscriber base, improve your campaigns and are open to users suggestions for new features.

We look forward to giving you your present! Good luck!!

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May 29 Spring Promo

There are probably very few businesses out there who do not leverage the power of e-newsletters. But what if you are using a paid service that does not pay you back? Could you use an alternative service that is really cool, flexible, affordable and would support your growth at every step?

Not only you could, but it comes with a really compelling limited time OFFER for you right now!

If you are not familiar with, it is an e-newsletter service that lets you convert any RSS feed into an automated email newsletter and communicate with your readers, partners and customers about your business and what you can do for them.

If you don’t send over 1,000 emails per month or have the need for custom templates, then is completely FREE to use. Wanting more will cost you.

With any of our paid plans you can manage as many online campaigns as you want and one or as many RSS feeds as you want. Each campaign represents a different newsletter that you can tailor to serve the needs of a different reader group. can also be used alongside another service that manages your RSS feed. You can even create an RSS feed from scratch and trust to keep your subscribers notified. All this comes with a speedy friendly support.

If you are using another e-newsletter solution but want to join many customers who have transferred to, we have a compelling OFFER for you that is only running for the next 30 days. In exchange for transferring* your newsletter campaigns to, we’ll give you:

  • 6 months free on our Starter plan which lets you send out up to 5,000 emails per month (we can tailor this to your needs so let us know!)
  • A professionally designed custom template matching the look and feel of your website
  • Setup support to help you get the most from your newsletter

*You must be using a paid service and close your account with the competitor to be eligible.

Here’s how to take advantage of this huge discount:

  • Register for’s free package here and email us to express your interest
  • We’ll then create your custom template for you to approve
  • Migrate your subscribers to & send us the proof!

And to make this a “killer” deal the first 30 customers who transfer to will enter a competition for 3 months free use of our Professional plan which gives you up to 100,000 emails.

Existing Customers we have not forgotten you!
If you’re an existing free user, you can upgrade for a year and get 6 months free on our Starter plan (again this can be tailored to your needs so let us know!) and access our cool premade templates. You can also make the most of this offer by becoming an affiliate and promoting the deal. Anybody that signs up using your unique referral address will earn you a 35% commission on the sale!

This is only running for the next 30 days! Register your interest now by emailing us at sales at with “Nourish Spring Promo” in the subject line.

If you need support at any step just drop us an email or leave us a comment and a member of our team will chat with you!

Mar 18 is THE best alternative to FeedBurner; it is in fact FeedBurner on steroids.

Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at some of the recommendations we found online.

1. Best FeedBurner Alternative

Nourish is a FREE newsletter service that allows you to convert any RSS feed into an automated email newsletter, it also allows you to manage as many campaigns as you want. Each campaign represents a different newsletter that your readers can subscribe to.

If you don’t send over 1,000 emails per month or have the need for custom templates, then it’s completely free to use. Wanting more will cost you. You can use Nourish in conjunction with another service that manages your RSS feed or you can just create an RSS feed from scratch and trust Nourish to keep subscribers notified.

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2. Your Readers with Content

Even though RSS feeds are a great way to subscribe to blog content, the truth is that a majority of Internet users still aren’t familiar with RSS technology. With Nourish, a free newsletter service, users can offer readers a subscribe option with which they are more familiar. With Nourish, users can convert any RSS feed into an automated email newsletter to which readers can subscribe.
The free version lets you send up to 1,000 emails per month and includes customizable newsletter templates.

3. MUST-SEE FeedBurner Alternative for Your Blog – Nourish is an RSS to email service and a reliable Feedburner alternative for those sites whose visitors don’t really grasp (or don’t use) RSS much. The free version lets you send up to 1,000 emails per month. Also includes customizable newsletter templates.

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4. Top Alternatives to Google’s FeedBurner for Blogs

• Converts RSS feeds into email newsletters and distribute the content to subscribers
• Free version sends up to 1000 emails per month
• Customizable email newsletters
• Fast distribution
• Customizable subscription widgets/forms

For help migrating to click here to chat to a member of our team!

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Jan 31

Back in 1994, social media wasn’t even close to being invented. So how did people share their thoughts, feelings and photos of food? With a good old-fashioned blog post of course! file8101308011147

In 2014 blogs are still a great way for individuals to publish content online. You don’t need to be techy and the internet makes it easy for you to find people with similar interests, and build an audience. Over the years blogs have become increasingly important for businesses. From a business point of view building an audience is imperative, as any member of this audience is a potential client. Because of this blogging is now an integral part of eMarketing.

Here are some snippets from “classic” posts that we enjoyed reading. – July 2009

After a day feeling energised but aware I’d had a proper workout, Saturday started in the sort of slight agony that you can only hobble and laugh your way through. Happily though, after much cursing, the stiffness passed and the day improved rapidly with the realisation that not only was I able to bend over once again, I no longer needed to breathe in while zipping up my jeans. – Jan 2004

So despite my self-proclaimed ineptitude in the kitchen, I do have a knack for all things sweet and desserty. I’m a baker, not a fighter. One of my favorite cookie recipes comes from America’s most beloved white collar criminals / domestic goddesses, Marthalicious Stewart. Available on her website for no charge (or the occassional insider trading tip) you will find the recipe for some wonderfully delicious cookies. I served these cookies to friends this weekend and their reactions were as follows:
“Wheeee!” – Jan 2014

Ah, Yorkshire! The verdant sweep of its hills, the flatness of its caps, the award-winningness of its fish’n’chips, the sheer throbbing…
Forget all that. There’s a problem here.
I’ve heard people – maybe people like you – say things like “isn’t it a type of pudding?” or “is that somewhere in London?”
Let’s stop playing silly buggers and sort this out once and for all.
Don’t argue, don’t question, just get them down you or you’ll get a bloody good wallop.

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Dec 12

Yes it is hard to build up momentum on social media sites, but just because it is difficult to get going it is still imperative that you give it a go.

There really is no excuse for not getting involved

It is quick and easy to create a page that can be viewed by millions of people. And you control your own destiny, the more time and effort you put in the more fans you will acquire.

Every day you avoid getting involved is a day wasted…

“How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” – Seth Godin

So let’s hit the ground running and ensure you dedicate some of your time to social media pages each week. You can use this time to tweak the look and feel of the page, interact with clients and potential clients, and if you have the time (or a sudden burst of inspiration!) collate a few ideas for future posts and comments.

Connecting with your audience

Enhance your posts with images, not just any old image but a relevant one preferably! Don’t be afraid to add text, if it is not clear what the image is trying to convey then add a few words. Even if you are repeating what you have said in your post, it is better to make it obvious from the get-go as people are naturally drawn to the images first rather than the text.

Don't let readers invent their own meaning - Annotate any ambiguous images

Another benefit is that your social media page can act as a forum where you interact with your clients. It is clear that just having a page gives you some degree of credibility, if your company name doesn’t appear in a search people are obviously going to wonder why.

Free publicity

Some people argue that social media is the cheapest form of marketing; however it can only be used as marketing tool if someone is putting the effort in to create and maintain a great page!

Team this with the services offer to really exploit these great tools. Your pages can easily be turned in to RSS feeds and in turn these feeds can be used to produce a newsletter. You will be surprised how many people would love to receive a newsletter summarising all your posts rather than logging on to the social media sites every day.

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Dec 06

Communicate! Why internal email is essential.

Avoid gossiping, address issues, eliminate hand written scribble that ends up in the trash and keep your employees in the loop. These are just some arguments for why an internal newsletter is indispensable.

Recognise that you need to communicate with staff members.

Just because we are in the digital age doesn’t mean we should stop communicating. When people have an issue and they keep it bottled up inside it will eventually, inevitably explode. Avoid your business being caught up in the mess by creating an easy-to-manage internal newsletter.

If employees don’t know the goals of the company or what is expected of them then they don’t really have a cat in hells change of achieving it. There is no need to bombard your staff with an in-depth breakdown of figures or reveal the ins and outs of your strategy, but if an employee can see where they fit in to said “big picture” then this brings a whole host of benefits.

Set the record straight.

Along with sharing positive information with your workforce, there may also be the need for damage limitation. If you can foresee an issue then it’s best to inform employees in advance. First of all they may be able to help or make provisions so they can handle the situation better themselves and secondly it gives you time to present a calming and reassuring turn of events. Someone that knows there will be a 48h technical hitch with their pay will undoubtedly be less enraged than a person who is still clicking refresh on their online banking at 5pm.

Furthermore, gossip spreads like wild fire and just like the relationship between celebrities and the press, you may wish to make an ‘official statement’.

Tailor your message

Whatever information you would like to share, blogs, social media posts, events etc… You can tailor your newsletter campaign to the audience. All you need to do is have the relevant person subscribed to the relevant campaign. You could differentiate between simple things like department or seniority, right through to people of different ages, shift patterns and even personal interests.
So come on, what are you waiting for? Connect and engage with your employees and let them know communication isn’t dead.
If you are looking for a newsletter solution with the possibility to manage multiple campaigns then I would recommend It is easy to use, can be tailored to your needs and has a dedicated customer care team.

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