Welcome to Only Influencers

The Leading Community for Email Industry Professionals
and Co-Producer of The Email Innovations Summit 

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If you’re serious about email marketing, you’re in the right place.

Our Only Influencers (OI) blog features articles from thought-leaders in the email marketing community. If you like what you read, sign-up to receive our free weekly email newsletter, which includes the latest content from our blog as well as resources about effective email marketing from around the web.

And if you’re really serious about email marketing... we invite you to apply for membership in Only Influencers. Membership is open to all email marketing professionals, regardless of your level, area of speciality, or time in the industry. It’s just $20 a month or $200 a year; membership benefits include:

  • Participation in the OI email discussion list, where industry professionals
    • debate key issues facing the industry,
    • converse about recent articles on email marketing topics, and
    • provide support and guidance to fellow members
  • A standing invitation to join our weekly OI members-only live Zoom discussions. We choose 2 industry articles a week on topics of interest; their authors join us to answer questions and lead discussions based on the subject matter. We usually get about a dozen people a week, so it's a chance to speak with thought-leaders about industry topics in an intimate setting. No Powerpoints, no pitching, just thoughtful discussions about industry issues. 
  • Opportunities for in-real-life networking with your colleagues in the email world, at industry conferences and regional meetups in the US, Canada and abroad
  • Resources to help you improve the performance of your organization’s email marketing program and advance your career in the email marketing industry

Our community welcomes brand-side marketers as well as vendors, agencies, consultants and others in the email marketing industry. We vet each applicant’s background and qualifications before they are invited to join, and all members agree to abide by a professional code of conduct which prohibits direct solicitations to individual members.

We are honored to have email marketers from some of the world’s leading brands as OI members, including:

AARP  |  Accor Hotels  |   Amazon  |   Ashley Furniture  |   Barnes & Noble  |  Caesars Entertainment  |  Disney  |  DotDash  |  Hickory Farms  Holland & Barrett  |  Jack in the Box  JC Penney  L.L. Bean  Liberty Mutual Insurance  Macmillan Education  MGM Resorts  National Pen  Paypal  Pernod Richard  REI  Rodan + Fields  Roku  Sears  Stanley Black and Decker  Staples  Target  New York Times  Tommy Hilfiger  Washington Post  Wyndham Worldwide  and many more. 

The Only Influencers community has been an indispensable resource for email marketing professionals since its founding by Bill McCloskey in 2010. With Bill’s retirement in 2019, The OI community and its annual Email Innovations Summits were purchased by Rising Media, co-producer of the Email Innovations Summits.

Rising Media has enlisted Jeanne Jennings, a long-time OI member and recognized thought-leader in the email marketing industry, to manage the OI community and program the Las Vegas Email Innovations Summit. Questions? Feel free to reach out to Jeanne at Jeanne@OnlyInfluencers.com or 202.365.0423.