Newton, MA – August 1, 2014 – FreshAddress, a leader in email database services, announced today that August 2014 marks the company’s 15 year anniversary of its founding.
It all started back in 1999 when co-founder Austin Bliss wanted to contact an old college friend but did not have her new email address. There was no service that could help, so he came up with the idea of a free Email Change of Address database. Soon after, the website FreshAddress.com was born, enabling users to register their old and new email addresses and keep in touch with friends, favorite stores, and all of their email contacts.
Today, FreshAddress has evolved into a full service email database services company offering email hygiene and validation, Email Change of Address, appending, scoring, and customer acquisition solutions to clients that include 25% of the Fortune 100. With a knowledgebase that is constantly growing, FreshAddress has become a leader in the email database industry.
Both Austin and Bill, FreshAddress’s co-founders, are very proud of what they have been able to achieve.
“I remember the days when we were working out of my house and driving four hours to IKEA to buy desks. Now, we are email address experts, operate under multiple US Patents, occupy an entire office building, and have worked with over one thousand clients. We have come a very long way!” President Austin Bliss said.
FreshAddress has planned several drawings, contests, and events to celebrate the occasion, and has created a custom landing page for the anniversary. The company will be working on a house for the Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston Chapter, and for fun, staff will be revisiting some of the highlights of 1999.
“In 1999, we were on the cutting edge of email technology, being firm believers in the power of email to transform people’s lives. Now, fifteen years later with billions of emails processed, updated, and cleaned, we look forward to continuing to help our clients and their customers stay connected in a fast-moving world,” said CEO Bill Kaplan.
Bliss added, “To FreshAddress’s customers, thank you for all that you do to support us. In trusting us with your data, you have helped us to become the company that we are today. It has been a fulfilling and exciting fifteen years and we continue to look forward to what is yet to come.”
For more information, please visit www.freshaddress.com/happy15fa
Please contact Katherine Boyarsky at 617-965-4500 ext. 229 for photos/interviews with Austin Bliss and Bill Kaplan.