ANA Email Experience Council Recognizes Simms Jenkins as its 2020 Email Marketer Thought Leader of the Year

Founder & CEO of BrightWave is named the winner of the EEC’s most esteemed award The ANA Email Experience Council (EEC) announced that Simms Jenkins is its 2020 Email Marketer Thought Leader of the Year. This highly-coveted award is given to an individual who exemplifies the best and brightest in the email marketing industry. Jenkins is a leader in the email marketing community that has… Read more »

Our CEO, Simms Jenkins, wins Email Marketer Thought Leader of the Year

We’re proud to announce that our founder and CEO, Simms Jenkins, was named the 2020 Email Marketer Thought Leader of the Year by the Email Experience Council (EEC).  Every year, the EEC honors an individual who exemplifies the best and brightest in the email marketing industry. Winners are chosen based on criteria like thought leadership, service, innovation, vision and influence. Past winners of the award… Read more »

Simms Jenkins Joins 250ok for an Episode of “Email on Tap”

250ok’s “Email On Tap” series gives perspective from industry influencers, marketers, and experts. Anthony Chiulli travels the country to talk email, trends, predictions, and news to keep you in-the-know in 15 minutes or less. In Anthony’s recent chat with CEO Simms Jenkins, they covered the history of BrightWave, Simms’ work in the email industry, and where they see email going in the future. Email marketers… Read more »

An Update from the BrightWave Team

We hope everyone is doing as well as possible during this incredibly unique and uncertain challenge. As we all face this situation together, we want to keep the lines of communication very open on our end. Given the increased impact of COVID-19, BrightWave’s business continuity plan is in full effect. Our team is 100% remote and fully operational as of last week. Also, we have… Read more »

BrightWave’s Jenkins and Kollas Recognized as Top Industry Leaders to Follow This Year

  Platform.ly recently named The Top 50 Marketing Influencers to Follow in 2020 👨‍💻. They divided their list into 5 categories- Growth Marketing, Email Marketing, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and SEO and recognized the thought leaders in the industry.  Two of our very own BrightWave influencers were named to this prestigious marketing all-star list.    Simms Jenkins, CEO of BrightWave, is recognized as one… Read more »

Jenkins Gives Insight to Digital Accessibility in Forbes’ 2020 Marketing Trends

2020 is in full swing, and the BrightWave team is diving into all things trending in marketing this year.   In a recent Forbes article — 15 Top Marketing Trends That May Impact 2020 —  CEO Simms Jenkins shares a trend marketers can’t ignore in 2020 — increased accessibility across channels. Get insight on this important topic and other 2020 trends here.

BrightWave Crowns Becca Rowles as its 2019 Quartermaster

The BrightWave annual holiday party is a celebration of our team’s successes, and we had a lot to celebrate this year. We significantly grew our team and offerings by joining forces with Ansira, hosted the best day in email at our third annual EiQ conference, and crowned an exceptional BrightWaver — Becca Rowles — as our newest Quartermaster.  You may ask, “What is a Quartermaster?” Simply put, the… Read more »

Email Spotlight 2019 Was One for the Books (and so Are These 9 Recap Photos)

Whether we’re hosting our annual EiQ conference or on the road with Edge of the Inbox, we love bringing the email community together here at BrightWave. The secret sauce for our events is mixing educational content with a fun attendee experience, and that’s just what we did last week at Email Spotlight.  This fast-paced event brought over 20 vendors and hundreds of digital practitioners to… Read more »

CEO Simms Jenkins Gives Insight to Financial Marketing Email Strategies

BrightWave’s best-in-class finance email services mean fresh inbox strategies for even the most tightly regulated spaces. Check out ”New Email Habits & Trends Demand Fresh Financial Marketing Strategies” for CEO Simms Jenkins’ insights to meeting financial customer expectations and innovating the inbox.

Email Spotlight Brings Together the Industry’s Best and Brightest

As engagement reaches an all-time high, there is no doubt that email is the most cost effective and lucrative marketing channel.  Join us and 23 leading email vendors as we discuss the power of email and its diverse ecosystem during our annual Email Spotlight on November 6, 5-8 pm. This informative and engaging event will leave you equipped to maximize your customers’ engagement with your… Read more »

A Look Back at Our First Edge of the Inbox Event

Four years ago, BrightWave changed the industry’s event landscape by creating EiQ. Since then, we have hosted hundreds of digital marketers and given them a truly unique attendee experience at our Atlanta-based email conference.  EiQ has been so successful that we decided to create a new event — Edge of the Inbox — so attendees across the country could get a taste of the best… Read more »

“The Reinvention Of Modern Email Marketing” Forbes Article

BrightWave Founder and CEO Simms Jenkins has authored two definitive email marketing books. Fast forward a few years later and he has written the latest chapter on the reinvention of our beloved channel in his Forbes article, “The Reinvention Of Modern Email Marketing.”

BrightWave Announces 2020 EiQ & Edge of the Inbox Series

Industry Leading Email Agency Builds on Thought Leadership Efforts. Events Set For October 23, 2019 in Dallas and April 30, 2020 in Atlanta. BrightWave, an Ansira company, today announced details for the email industry’s breakthrough event, EiQ: The intelligent email gathering. On April 30, 2020 in Atlanta, GA, marketing innovators and professionals will come together at EiQ to focus on trends and lessons related to… Read more »

BrightWave Leads the Industry with Best-in-Class Email Services for Insurance & Finance

Here at BrightWave, providing best-in-class email services for our clients is the heartbeat of our agency. And when it comes to the finance and insurance sector, our expertise and experience is unmatched.  BrightWave has managed email programs for leading brands from Aflac and New York Life to Credit Karma and SoFi. We’ve also provided strategies and creative that help our clients get personal in a… Read more »

BrightWave Achieves SOC 2 Type II Certification

BrightWave affirms agency-wide commitment to confidentiality & security through completing SOC 2 Type II audit BrightWave, an Ansira company, announced today that it has successfully achieved its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II certification, further enhancing BrightWave’s robust finance & insurance services practice. The agency is already a best-in-class email services partner for clients with a higher need for security such as Aflac, Credit… Read more »

Multiple BrightWave Campaigns Recognized by Communicator Awards

The BrightWave team is thrilled to announce our recent achievement as a winner of the 25th annual Communicator Awards. Our campaigns for Char-Broil’s 70th anniversary and SiteOne’s website launch received awards of distinction in the email marketing category. The Communicator Awards program is judged and managed by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, a 600+ member organization of leading visual art professionals. The panel… Read more »

BrightWave Adds Mike Weaver to Further Strengthen its Industry-Leading Performance and Innovation

The Leading Email and eCRM Agency Appoints Former Coca-Cola Executive in Key New Role of SVP, Performance & Innovation BrightWave, an Ansira company, today announced the appointment of Mike Weaver as Senior Vice President, Performance & Innovation, a newly created position. He will lead customer experience at BrightWave, managing the strategy, creative and technology functions. BrightWave has been recognized for its best in class capabilities… Read more »

BrightWave Recognized for Three Horizon Interactive Award Wins

The last month has been packed full of exciting milestones here at BrightWave. In mid-March, we hosted 400+ digital marketers at our third annual email conference, EiQ. Just a few weeks later, we grew our team to over 900 by joining the Ansira family. Now, we’re celebrating our work receiving several Horizon Interactive Award wins. In its 17th year of competition, the Horizon Interactive Awards… Read more »

Ansira Acquires eCRM Powerhouse BrightWave to Strengthen Customer Experience Management

Ansira Partners Inc. (“Ansira”), a leading marketing technology and services firm helping brands orchestrate customer experiences in the brand-to-local ecosystem, today announced the acquisition of BrightWave, a leading email and eCRM company in the United States. Cited as a best-in-class industry leader by analyst firm The Relevancy Group, BrightWave has an unmatched collection of technology partners, including Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Adobe/Marketo, Oracle Marketing Cloud, and IBM… Read more »

AMP for Email is Here!

This is not a drill – a truly interactive 1:1 experience IN the inbox is now a very real possibility. First announced in early 2018, Google officially rolled out AMP for email this week on March 26th.   So, what is AMP? Quite literally, it’s Accelerated Mobile Pages which, according to Wikipedia “…is an open-source publishing technology designed to improve the performance of web content… Read more »