Hello! In case you haven’t guessed yet, we’re CodeCrew, an email marketing agency in San Francisco. So why did we settle on SF as our home? Well, since the 60s (and maybe even earlier if you know your history), San Francisco has been at the heart of tech innovation and digital marketing in America. It’s here where art and technology meet, time and time again. So it’s no surprise that SF is home to pioneers like Uber, AirBnB and LinkedIn. And of course, a certain boutique email marketing agency.
- How San Francisco makes us better email marketing experts
- San Francisco the melting pot
- Technology that works for people – not the other way around
- How a small(ish) email marketing agency in San Francisco can make a huge difference
How San Francisco makes us better email marketing experts
Well firstly, SF is definitely the place to be if you’re in any kind of tech industry. In fact, from 2017 to 2018, this area had the highest tech employment growth rate in the country – a whopping 24%. Although for us, it’s about more than just numbers. As an email marketing agency, we’re constantly inspired by the new ideas and wonderful mix of people in this intriguing, eclectic place. NY might be the city that never sleeps but San Francisco is the city that never stops creating.
Like our neighbors Oakland, SF has a strong culture of invention. And more importantly, re-invention. It seems like everyone here has a drive to make things better and share new ideas.
"San Francisco itself is art, above all literary art. Every block is a short story, every hill a novel. Every home a poem, every dweller within immortal. That is the whole truth."
- William Saroyan
San Francisco the melting pot
As an email marketing agency with brands ranging from kombucha to folding kayaks, we know how important different opinions, ideas and backgrounds are. And San Francisco is filled with all of the above. From the twinkling red lanterns of Chinatown to the tiny Mexican ice-cream carts of the Mission District, SF’s neighborhoods are some of the most diverse in the world. It’s no wonder Tony Bennett said he left his heart here and Otis Redding was inspired to sing about ‘sittin' on the dock of the bay.’
The essence of SF has always been its people. Yes, the Golden Gate bridge is majestic. Yes the views of the Bay Area will take your breath away. But it’s the doers, dreamers, inventors and renegades walking its streets that make this city what it is.
Technology that works for people – not the other way around
Think about the kind of tech companies you’ll find in SF. Uber and AirBnB (as I mentioned earlier), plus brands like Postmates and Salesforce all have one thing in common. They’re all people-centric. Everything they do is to enhance the lives of their customers. And they’re constantly creating new ways of doing this. That’s what makes them so special.
As an email marketing agency in San Francisco, we hope to do the same. Every day, we’re inspired to improve the way people interact with emails. Our goal is always to create beautiful content that adds to someone’s life instead of irritating them.
How a small(ish) email marketing agency in San Francisco can make a huge difference
No, I’m not talking about ROI and effective workflows. Although that is a big part of email marketing and you can read more about it here. Anyway, as I was saying, CodeCrew started with a dream to help small businesses who wanted to create change. All of our clients are passionate people who really believe in what they do. And by using our skills to help them create the most attention grabbing, meticulously designed campaigns possible, we can make sure the whole world knows about their incredible products and services.
We want to create a brighter future for our clients and most importantly, our community. Home to so many activists and social movements, SF has inspired us to work together towards a cleaner, greener tomorrow. Something we can all look forward to.
Is SF perfect? Definitely not. But it’s our home and we love it. From our very own MOMA Gallery to the enchanting parks and yes, even the fog, this city is special.
It’s so expansive, so alive with possibility and yet, most of the time it still feels like you’re living in a small, close-knit village.
As an email marketing agency that wants to change things for the better, there really is no better place to be. If you're a brand that wants the same - let's chat. We'd love to see how we can help!