BrightWave Promotes Thomas Barnhart to Vice President of Business Development

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Email, CRM and Loyalty Veteran Elevated to Drive Continued Growth at Top Independent Email Marketing Agency

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BrightWave, North America’s leading email marketing agency, today announced the promotion of Thomas Barnhart to Vice President of Business Development where he will be responsible for revenue growth and all new business opportunities across the agency. This comes on the heels of substantial BrightWave wins, including being named the top independent email marketing agency by The Relevancy Group, making the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth consecutive year and continuing to add key new clients and staff.

Barnhart has been at BrightWave for over five years, including serving as an Account Director for some of the agency’s biggest clients. Since he joined the Business Development team two years ago, he has played an instrumental role in acquiring significant new clients and has fueled BrightWave’s revenue growth while exceeding goals on a consistent basis. Before joining BrightWave, Barnhart worked with clients such as Citi, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Merial, Cracker Barrel, Arby’s and Sprint at the Atlanta-based loyalty and relationship marketing consulting firm rDialogue.

“Thomas has distinguished himself by consistently producing results and contributing to the overall success of our agency,” Simms Jenkins, BrightWave Founder and CEO stated. “I am very excited for Thomas to lead the path to additional growth and opportunities and his experience continues to serve our team and clients incredibly well,” he added.

“As brands of all sizes continue to leverage marketing technology to better serve their customers and prospects at every turn of the digital experience, BrightWave is well positioned to continue as a leader in the space,” Barnhart commented. He added, “Our full-service team of email and eCRM experts are the best in the business and I am thrilled to push forward this next chapter of agency growth with them.”

About BrightWave

BrightWave is North America’s leading email marketing agency. The award-winning firm specializes in elevating email marketing and eCRM programs that drive revenue, cut costs and build relationships.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, BrightWave works with a blue chip client roster, including Aflac, Chick-fil-A, Equifax, Mattress Firm, Mizuno and Phillips 66. For more information, please visit

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