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Startups for Realists #1 – with Tom Evans, COO of EmailOctopus

EmailOctopus Marketing

In Startups for Realists, we talk to people in the world of startups about the realities of their day-to-day work – the good, the bad and everything in-between.

This week we spoke to Tom Evans, the COO of EmailOctopus, a bootstrapped email marketing platform, with a focus on simplicity and low-cost (around 1/3rd of the price of MailChimp) all whilst offering excellent customer support. Over the last 5 years, they’ve helped more than 30,000 organisations send over 6 billion emails.

What’s your typical day look like?

I enjoy my sleep, so try to wake up around 8.30. After catching up on the news and getting ready for the day I switch onto EmailOctopus work. The first half-hour of the day is spent quickly checking up on our reports, numbers, and emails from customers which have come in overnight. Most of the morning reports have now been automated so I can see our acquisition figures on a day/day or month/month comparative basis at a very quick glance.

What’s your office set-up?

I work from a mix of home and an office space...

You can read the full interview with Tom Evans, over on our product studio’s blog.

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