Words of Wisdom in Our 3rd Year on the Inc. 5000 List

  We recently added a third plaque to the wall in the foyer of our sweet new office: We made the 2014 Inc. 5000 List for fastest-growing private companies in America for the third consecutive year. This year we clocked at #3053, slightly less than our previous ranks of #1762 in 2013 and #1335 in 2012, with a three-year growth of 116%. As the ranking… Read more »

Things We Never Thought We’d Hear at #CNX14

Some things you might expect to hear at a huge—like 8,000-people huge—digital marketing conference like Exact Target Connections. You might expect to hear about some new fangled technologies, like predictive analytics or personalized 1:1 customer journeys. You might expect to meet some smart new people who are creating clever new businesses. And we did all those things in spades over the last three days. But… Read more »

Connections-Goers Snapshots: Random Attendees’ Nuggets of Wisdom

We’re two days deep in the 2014 ExactTarget Connections conference—the annual extravaganza of digital marketing minds, Cloud Crawling and aching feet. We predicted that this year would represent a sea change in the event, with attendees from the social, mobile and B2B worlds representing alongside the hardcore email folks. How better to get the pulse of the random people (who, disclaimer, may or may not… Read more »

#CNX14 Watch: Gearing Up for Connections

At BrightWave, being North America’s leading email agency, we have a lot of smart and focused people. This time of year, we put our thinking caps on even tighter as we prepare for another ExactTarget Connections conference. Yes, we’ve thoroughly combed tracks and agenda. Our new business cards are locked and loaded. Though we don’t touch down in Indianapolis until September 22, here’s what members of… Read more »

BrightWave Finalist for OMMA Award for Dynamic Equifax Email

We just love it when a great plan comes together… BrightWave is a finalist for a prestigious New York City-based OMMA online media award for the first time ever. The nod for Best Email Campaign went to our team for an Equifax email that represents some of our best teamwork and most creative thinking on dynamic, personalized content to date. Equifax called on BrightWave to… Read more »

Overheard at the Litmus Email Conference

3 days. 400 email geeks. 23 talks on email design, testing, strategy, content and more. It’d be pretty fun to be a fly on the wall there, no? We thought you might say that. So as we got our feet wet at the Litmus Email Design Conference today, we couldn’t help but jot down the most strange/enlightening quotations from the email community. Just admit it:… Read more »

5 Reasons We’re Excited About the Litmus Conference

Sure, there’s something to be said for huge, expansive digital conferences, like the upcoming ExactTarget Connections spectacular—places where you never know what you’re going to learn about (the collaborative economy?) or who you’re going to meet (Will.i.am?!). But we’ve also got a choice phrase or two for conferences like the Litmus Email Design Conference, which we’ll be attending this week with bells on. It’s small,… Read more »