Simms Jenkins is Chief Executive Officer of BrightWave Marketing, an award-winning email marketing services firm specializing in the strategic optimization of email marketing programs. He has extensive relationship and interactive marketing experience on both the client and agency side. Jenkins has led BrightWave Marketing in establishing a large and diverse client list, including top tier brands like ACS, BellSouth, California Casualty, CoreNet Global, Lowe's, Sports Illustrated and Ted's Montana Grill, as well as leading advertising and marketing firms.
Jenkins is regarded as one of the leading experts in the email marketing industry and the expertise of both Jenkins and BrightWave clients have been recognized and featured by many media outlets including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bloomberg TV, eMarketer, Email Marketing Reports, MarketingSherpa, DMNews and ClickZ.
Jenkins is the author of The Truth About Email Marketing which was published by Pearson's FT Press in August 2008. His column for iMedia Connection, a leading interactive Marketing and Media publication, has been called one of the top 21 information sources for email marketers.
In 2007, Jenkins facilitated a major industry partnership as BrightWave Marketing and The Email Experience Council joined forces to launch EmailStatCenter.com, the first centralized online repository of statistics and research specific to the email marketing industry. This site has quickly become the leading authority on email marketing metrics and created a strong industry buzz surrounding its rich content and features.
Prior to founding BrightWave Marketing, Jenkins headed the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) group at Cox Interactive Media, a unit of media giant Cox Enterprises. Additionally, he has served as Director of Business Development at two high-tech start-ups, consulted for Kozmo.com and worked in sports marketing where he managed programs for clients such as Coca-Cola, Citgo and Atlanta Gas Light.
Jenkins serves on the eMarketing Association's Board of Advisors and is a Board Member of Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AiMA). Jenkins is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio and resides in Atlanta with his wife and two sons.
"Simms is CEO of email marketing services firm, BrightWave Marketing, the brains behind EmailStatCenter.com and a columnist for iMediaConnection. He has a particularly strong understanding of organizational and strategic issues. So it pays to listen when he talks."
Mark Brownlow, PHD, Email Marketing Reports