The ANA Email Experience Council (EEC) has named Simms Jenkins as its 2020 Email Marketer Thought Leader of the Year.
"Simms was the clear winner — chosen for his long-term dedication, leadership, service, innovation and countless contributions to the email marketing space," states Lisa Brown Shosteck, director of EEC.
Jenkins founded the email agency BrightWave in 2003, where he continues to serve as CEO. The agency was acquired by Ansira last year.
In addition, Jenkins created EmailStatCenter and the email conference EiQ. He is the author of the books The Truth About Email Marketing and The New Inbox.
Commenting on his start in the business, Jenkins states: “I didn’t know much about the industry, but I quickly learned from smart people, partners and even competitors. I made new friends along the way and realized how lucky we all are to be in this thriving community together.”