My Unconventional (But Awesome) Career Growth Journey

All of my life, my parents have told me that I can do anything I put my mind to. I know that sounds incredibly simple and basic. But, it is personally tried and true and ultimately a mantra I have subconsciously lived by my entire life. Whenever I doubted myself or was terrified of change, I always heard them in my head (or through the… Read more »

Our Top 5 Highlights of the Salesforce World Tour

Salesforce has been a long-time partner of the BrightWave team. Over the years, we’ve logged countless hours in Salesforce Marketing Cloud (SFMC) in an effort to help our clients achieve their email and business goals.  Since keeping our SFMC expertise sharp is critical, our team holds multiple certifications in the platform and always jumps at the opportunity to maximize our education. So when the Salesforce… Read more »

5 Things Every Email Marketer Should Do Before Deploying an Email

It’s almost time. You’ve checked the copy, perfected the design, tested the email and reviewed the query. And now, it’s finally time to deploy the email.  Here at BrightWave, we rely on our technical campaign managers to deploy emails for some of the best brands around like Chick-fil-A, Credit Karma, HD Supply and more. This team is imperative to our process since they’re the last… Read more »

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at BrightWave’s 2018 Holiday Email

Since 2012, we’ve been using our annual holiday email to showcase innovative design techniques and advanced inbox interactivity–with plenty of festive flourishes to boot. You may remember our 2017 card, which gave viewers the ability to trigger four different animated scenes featuring BrightWave’s Chief Client Officer as Santa Claus, or our 2016 card for its long-scrolling animation, done entirely with CSS. These cards were certainly… Read more »

Liveclicker Interviews VP of Customer Experience Rich Wilson

  Liveclicker, a BrightWave partner with a focus on email personalization, interviews industry experts on all things email in their “Email Elite” series. From creating brilliant, personalized experiences that skyrocket email ROI to the future of email marketing, it covers all the things us #emailgeeks can’t get enough of. Their latest edition features our VP of Customer Experience Rich Wilson as he discusses topics like… Read more »

What Makes Email Marketing the Ultimate Cinderella Story

  As an email marketer, my job is to dress up a brand’s message, get it an invite to the ball and then watch it dance. If you think about it, email is a bit like Cinderella: A little ad covered in muck that just needs a little help from her fairy godmother to get to the ball so she can dance with the prince…. Read more »

Upcoming Webinar with Movable Ink + BrightWave

Let’s face it– as growth and investment in digital marketing continue to skyrocket, there’s no denying that content really is king. And to boot, the demand for a one-to-one, personalized experience makes it even harder to elevate your content in an efficient way. Sound like a familiar predicament? Trust us, you aren’t the only marketer with this issue by a looong shot. That’s why we… Read more »

Treat Your Audience with a Halloween Campaign

Pop quiz: when does the the holiday season start for retailers and other businesses? Maybe some ambitious planners take to the streets before Thanksgiving, but most are lucky to get promotions together by Black Friday, right? According to Experian Marketing Services, 49 percent of marketers planned to launch a holiday campaign before Halloween last year. More and more companies are acknowledging that there is a… Read more »

Altruism and eCommerce

I’m an email marketing strategist at BrightWave Marketing. But I also have another life as a therapist. That’s right, a ‘talk-about-your-problems’ therapist. I’m used to hearing jokes around the office like ‘what does this dream mean, Sweitzer?’ and the like. Rarely do my two worlds meet. But recently I received an email from Amazon that brought the two worlds together and it’s worth highlighting. The… Read more »