Friday Links – November 20th, 2015

autumn forest

Happy Friday! Another weekend is upon us, the last one before the holiday season officially kicks off. Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? Time flies! We’ve still managed to wrap up our favorite links for the week to share with you. Take a look– happy clicking and have a great weekend!

We always love seeing these beautiful blooms in our Instagram feed.

Apple or Google? We swing both ways, but this article on 5 upcoming Android phones worth waiting for is pretty convincing for Team Google.

In case you missed it: get the all access pass to the new Downtown Naperville site.

Have you downloaded The List App yet? It’s a new mobile app for list lovers from the mind of a writer of The Office.

Did you catch our November e-blast this week? Check it out here and sign up to be sure to get December’s blast!

Facebook’s new fundraiser pages seem pretty sweet for charitable initiatives.

Looking to gear up for next week’s feast? Try one of these splurge worthy Thanksgiving desserts. Your taste buds will thank you!

We’re pretty excited about Adele’s new album, 25, out today!

MailChimp Pro launched this week, so we broke down all the new features and improvements for you on the blog.

Have you seen celebrities giving the President the weirdest gifts?

Last but not least, a feel good anthem for your weekend.

MailChimp Pro takes email marketing to new heights

vector icon of mail


MailChimp recently announced a new Pro version of their ever popular email marketing service that takes the guesswork out of e-blasts. The new Pro version boasts business growth and complete optimization of email marketing for a cool $199 a month.

Improvements are various and vast, including much desired upgrades like increased number of variations for a single campaign and the ability to stop emails from sending once in the queue. The updated version also has new tools for improved data, better analytics, delivery tracking and a new MailChimp Reputation Score– a tool that shows you where your account stands from a delivery perspective and aids optimization for better delivery. Best of all? Pro status bumps you to the front of the support line and specialized service from Pro experts.

All in all, seems like there’s some new great features for this already great email marketing tool. Get the full details or sign your business up here.

Friday Links – November 13, 2015

Boy playing with autumn leaves in the park


Happy Friday! Fall is in full swing in our Midwest office, with this week being our first of sub-60 temps all seven days. While things are a little more chilly in the Chicago area, things are on fire elsewhere! We’ve rounded up our top ten links of the week from all over world wide web. Click away and have a great weekend.

This guy is our spirit animal for the weekend.

We switched over to Basecamp 3 this week and have been loving all the great new features!

Got a couple thousand dollars lying around? Tag Heuer released their smartwatch this week, if you’re looking for a splurge!

This has to be the coolest coffee we’ve ever seen!

Lots of festive events going on in our Naperville office’s neck of the woods this weekend for Holiday Open House in Downtown Naperville!

Speaking of Downtown Naperville, we gave the full low-down on their beautiful new site that launched last week.

Have you seen the new iPad Pro? We picked one up Wednesday and are having a blast playing around with the new features!

The data behind Twitter’s switch from favorites to likes is fascinating! We gotta admit, the new heart is pretty nice.

Free time this weekend? Here‘s a list of the best movies on Netflix.

Instagram is everywhere these days, including the business world. Check out our tips and tricks for success on the important app.

Have you seen Tumblr’s new messaging system? Pretty neat!

Online jewelry retailer BaubleBar is continuing with their tech world success and heading to Target with a new line of phone cases and headphones. After their awesome collab with Jawbone, we’re pretty excited!

And last but not least, a bit of a throwback jam for your weekend.