BrightWave is proud to be an AMY Awards double finalist

The AMY Awards is one of the marketing community’s brightest nights. For over six decades, AMA Atlanta has hosted the event to celebrate the outstanding work, talent, and people within the Atlanta community. Last year, BrightWave’s SiteOne campaign received a W in the Email Marketing category, and Amber Fawlkes, our Senior Manager of Marketing and Events, was anointed with the Rising Star award. This year,… Read more »

A Recap of BrightWave’s Award Winning 2019

The BrightWave team takes a lot of pride in what we do and the people who do it. To keep us focused on achieving new goals, we tie one of our yearly agency goals to external recognition and awards. And to our excitement, we learned that we blew our goal out of the water by recently winning three Marketer Quarterly Awards.  To celebrate this big… Read more »

Our work for Synovus is winning awards. See how we’re making your inbox a little extra.

We created a highly visual campaign for Synovus to give a special credit card offer to existing customers, and it’s received quite a bit of attention this year. Our most recent W included a 2019 Davey Award in the Email Marketing for Online Advertising & Marketing category.  The Davey Awards are all about honoring the best small shops worldwide, and that’s just what they did for… Read more »

We’re pretty proud of our work for Synovus. And the judges of the EIS awards are too.

Awards aren’t everything. It’s the effort — the work — that really counts. And here at BrightWave, we are certainly in it for the transformations we create for our clients through smart strategy, cutting-edge creative and effortless deployments. Still, awards and recognition are nice. Who doesn’t want to get recognized outside the inbox? That’s why we’re pretty excited to be selected as a finalist for MediaPost’s Email… Read more »

BrightWave Recognized as Best-in-Class Email Marketing Agency by The Relevancy Group

BrightWave announced today it was named a leader among email marketing agencies by The Relevancy Group in its fourth annual Email Agency Buyer’s Guide, cited for its best-in-class capabilities. The accolades handed down by The Relevancy Group were plentiful, summarizing that “BrightWave is an excellent choice for organizations that seek an email marketing specialist with a passion for solving complicated data, creative and analytical challenges.”… Read more »

Director of Talent Management Quinn Giardina Receives HR Hero Award

  The following article was published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. You can read the original article here. “BPTW HR Heroes Quinn Giardina” Author: Janet Jones Kendall  – Contributing Writer   Stepping in as a new human resources director at a company can certainly be challenging. Stepping in as the very first human resources director a company has ever had … Well, that’s a job for Quinn Giardina. “When I… Read more »

Can a Specialized Email Agency Stand Out in Cannes?

  Anyone who has logged some time in marketing, especially at an agency, has heard stories of Cannes Lions Festival. Some (or most) involving rosè–soaked parties on yachts or the glamorous setting on the French Riviera where agency and brand side execs join forces to feel really, really good about themselves and maybe even their work. While I am not here to dispel any myths,… Read more »

BrightWave Receives Top Client Satisfaction Score in 2017 Email Agency Buyer’s Guide

For the third year in a row, BrightWave has been named a leader among email marketing agencies by The Relevancy Group in its 2017 Email Agency Buyer’s Guide. Using client input, a mock pitch assignment and over 400 independent data points, this annual guide scores email agencies according to client satisfaction, services expertise, overall value and more. This year, BrightWave received the highest marks in… Read more »

[Webinar] BrightWave and Liveclicker Present Last MinuteTips and Tricks for the Holiday Season

Join our webinar! Liveclicker’s Justin Foster and BrightWave’s Kristen Speagle will discuss last minute tips and tricks for the Holiday season. They’re ready to prove that there’s still time to get the most out of Q4. The end of the year is never ideal for a big process change or creative makeover but some simple tweaks can still make a big difference on your results…. Read more »

[Video] Gear Up for EiQ 2018

We started planning EiQ 2018 the day after EiQ 2017 ended. BrightWave is happy to finally announce our new date and location! And while you may be clinging to our EiQ 2017 recap, we’ve been putting together some of the highlights from the event. So save EiQ 2018 to your calendars then check out our video.

Meet Our EiQ Hosts: Media Personality & Tech Entrepreneur Titania Jordan

  Titania Jordan is the CPO of, an internet safety solution that helps keep children safer on social media, text messaging, and email. As the former host of NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA’s weekly television show Atlanta Tech Edge, and frequent tech contributor to outlets such as The Today Show, CNN, and CBS This Morning, Titania has the honor of covering the latest in tech… Read more »

Meet Our EiQ Hosts: BrightWave CEO Simms Jenkins

Simms Jenkins, our CEO and founder here at BrightWave, got to add another founder title to his resume this year! As founder, host and Email Jeopardy! officiant of EiQ, he’s got some pretty strong opinions on email – where it’s been, where it’s headed now and where it should go in the future. Simms has led us in establishing a world-class client list including Chick-fil-A,… Read more »

EiQ Speaker Spotlight: Laura Sullivan & Rich Wilson

For this two-days-until-EiQ (!) speaker spotlight, we have a special double feature, starring BrightWave’s own Laura Sullivan and Rich Wilson. Laura Sullivan is our former journalist/editor turned Creative Director/email design enthusiast. She oversees the creative product at BrightWave and, in 1986, she won a Toys R Us shopping spree through a Cap’n Crunch Sweepstakes. It remains one of the best days of her life to this day…. Read more »

EiQ Speaker Spotlight: Meet Tara Clark

  Tara Clark believes in the power of email to inspire people and drive results. Which is good, since inspiring results and potential home buyers with beautiful emails is pretty much her job description as Director of Email Marketing for Zillow. She’ll be giving a (very concise) overview of the Zillow email program this Thursday at EiQ during our super-fast and super-fascinating “Explain Your Take on… Read more »

EiQ Speaker Spotlight: Meet Aaron Hartman

Aaron graduated with his Masters in Business and a concentration in Marketing from New York Institute of Technology. With more than eight years in email marketing, Aaron has worked on both the vendor and client side, having worked at Staples and The Children’s Place and managing programs for Marriott Hotels, Sprint, Hilton Hotels and Nestle Purina. In high school, Aaron hosted a live weekly sports TV show… Read more »

EiQ Speaker Spotlight: Meet Our Signature Speaker

As CEO of The Relevancy Group, David directs market research and advisory services essential to digital marketing.  He’s been called “one of the most influential experts in email marketing, if not the most influential.” And considering it was David who coined the term ESP (Email Service Provider) back in the day, we’d say that claim is pretty valid. David has held senior level positions at Forrester,… Read more »

EiQ Speaker Spotlight: Meet Sue Cho

Sue Cho is currently Director of Email at Autolist. Previously, she managed email for cool brands like The Honest Company, Dollar Shave Club and Hollar. In a past life, she also wrote and recorded hit dance music. Seriously, one of her most bumpin’ tracks hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Chart in 2014. Although she’s not promising any singing or dancing during EiQ (yet), she… Read more »

BrightWave Shines at 2017 AIMA Awards

On March 16, BrightWave continued to demonstrate its prowess in the Atlanta community as well as the email channel at the annual AIMA awards, an event designed to showcase Atlanta’s top digital marketing talent and work. Through the course of the evening, the agency received many accolades courtesy of the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association, including a “Made in the ATL” recognition and several Rising Star… Read more »

EiQ Speaker Spotlight: Keisha Chapman

Keisha Chapman is the B2B CRM Marketing Manager at Advance Auto Parts, the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America.  She is currently leading campaigns for the company’s loyalty, training and marketing assistance programs, meaning she’ll have plenty to bring to the table (erm, stage?) during the Customer Journey talk at EiQ! Prior to joining AAP, Chapman had the pleasure of working with brands… Read more »