Meet Vanessa: One-stop marketing shop by day, volunteer firefighter on the weekend

As a freelance marketing professional, Melissa juggles everything from business development and graphic design to media outreach and event planning for a client roll that includes the seventh-largest healthcare system in the United States. As the wife of a career firefighter—and a volunteer herself—she juggles a demanding schedule at home.

Vanessa SaneBox Success Story

Busy does not begin to describe Vanessa. Staying organized helps her hold it all together—at least it did, until her silently mushrooming email inbox threatened to overwhelm her.

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I think a lot of us have a bad relationship with email. Be honest, how many times have you spent all day in email, feeling productive, only to realize later that you haven’t accomplished anything meaningful? I know I have. We compulsively check and manage our email, wasting valuable time on things that don’t matter. Continue Reading…

SaneBox Email Wall of Shame - Subscriber's Remorse

We’ve all been there. You buy something in-store and request an emailed copy of the receipt. Later that day, you sign up for online bill pay, book a weekend outing, and finally sign up for that social network you’ve been holding out on. You browse the network, find a lot of great content, and opt into a handful of e-newsletters. You receive confirmation emails from each of the day’s activities, and you’re happy to have them for reference.

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Inboxes are like hearts. Everyone has one, and we each have our own way of dealing with its contents.

In fact, how we handle one might provide some clues as to how we handle the other. Relationships are about communication, after all, and what says more about how we communicate than our email habits?
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Some professors thrive on using email to engage students. Take John Whittier-Ferguson, a University of Michigan English professor, whose students email him for help mastering the finer points of essay writing. In any given class, about a third of his students take advantage of his offer to provide e-feedback, each exchanging around 40 meaty emails with him over the course of a term.

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The world is abuzz with discussions about how email overload curbs work productivity. But let’s get personal for a minute.

Do you realize all that time you spend answering and organizing email is taking a toll on your health and happiness? ( « Click to Tweet )

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“SaneBox is a really nifty tool. I think it’s one of the best things that happened to email in the last decade,” Vaibhav Mathur, Product Manager, Ampush

As a leading and rapidly growing in-feed social media advertising company, Ampush sprouted from 20 employees to over 100 in just two short years. This was a great accomplishment, to be sure, but with rapid success came new challenges, one of which was communication.

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