As we’re getting closer to the end of 2016, we decided to take a look back at this year, and I have to say that it’s been a busy year for everyone.
Just to mention a few things: the new Harry Potter movie and book arrived, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar, and it was a successful year here in Hungary as well, with our “Iron Lady”, Hosszu Katinka winning 3 gold medals in swimming at the Rio Olympics.
We’ve been busy all year at OptiMonk too! Here’s a quick look at our “gold medal” moments from 2016.
1. We celebrated our 2nd birthday
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 2 years since the launch of OptiMonk. Time flies! During this time, more than 2500 websites have used our system to generate leads and customers.
2. New templates and integrations
This year we made all of our templates mobile-friendly and also introduced full-screen interstitials. I’m happy to say: our users loved both.
In addition, we added more integrations to OptiMonk, including popular platforms like SalesForce and Magento, as well as other ecommerce and email marketing tools. We also made further refinements to our dashboard based on your feedback, making OptiMonk more user-friendly and easier to integrate with outside platforms.
3. We attended a number of conferences
Luckily we had the opportunity to be part of a number of conferences and events this year. It’s always fun to meet other digital marketers and learn the latest best practices.
We attended the Ecommerce Expo Budapest, Marketing Expo, Marketing Fest and Digital Marketing Conf in Hungary as well as a number of international conferences. We exhibited at the eCommerce Expo London, the biggest ecommerce event in Europe, and we presented at the Savage Marketing Tech conference in the Netherlands. The OptiMonk team also visited the United States, attending the the Traffic & Conversion Summit in San Diego, and the Content & Conversion Summit in Florida.
Sounds like a lot? Believe me, this isn’t even the full list!
4. Extended hours for support – now available 19 hours per day
We wanted to provide the best service for businesses using OptiMonk in America and Australia. Because of the distance, there can be up to 18 or 19 hours of difference in time. We expanded our support team and extended our hours to be there for you. Three new native English speakers have joined our team, and are available to help after our normal business hours.
5. Our team continues to grow, working hard and having fun
Everyone on the OptiMonk team works really hard from day to day to make our users happy. Sometimes, we like to take a break and have some fun. It helps improve our team dynamics and keeps our perspective at work fresh. We kept our tradition alive and had another team outing this year. In July, we all visited Mátrafüred in Hungary for a long weekend. As part of the team-building exercises, we competed against each other in various games and some of them were quite an adrenaline boost! A dinner and wine tasting were also part of the program to thank our team for working hard to make OptiMonk better this year.
We hope you had a great year too! We look forward to seeing you again in 2017. 🙂