RYAN PHELANRyan Phelan is Managing Director of RPEOrigin.

With nearly two decades of online marketing experience, Ryan has focused on driving successful growth strategies for high growth SaaS software and online companies.

Throughout his career, Ryan has focused on driving strategy and high growth SaaS software companies and advancing winning digital strategies. In working for companies like Adestra, Acxiom, Responsys, Sears & Kmart, BlueHornet and infoUSA, Ryan’s experience and history in the industry is unequaled.

5 tips for holiday email marketing in our crazy new world

aaron-burden-gTnhYYQ5Zk0-unsplash-600
Here we are in the middle of October. It's hard to believe how fast this year has gone. It seemed as if 2020 was like riding the slow boat to China, and now we're in the thick of holiday email planning again. I dug out an Only Influencers post I wrote...
Continue reading
  1614 Hits
  0 Comments

Moving: the life event marketers are overlooking

tierra-mallorca-rgJ1J8SDEAY-unsplash-500
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you'll know that I moved into a new house recently. Thanks to the hot housing market, moving is a life event that many of you likely are sharing with me this year. If you, too, relocated recently, you don't need me to expound...
Continue reading
  2274 Hits
  0 Comments

How Do You Define A Thought Leader?

AdobeStock_257661067-400
Twitter is a funny place. I was cruising around it about a month ago when I came across a series of tweets by someone in our industry whom I'm declining to name. The tweeter was one of several responding to another tweet about why he limits responses to "Can I pick...
Continue reading
  3699 Hits
  0 Comments

Phelan: Digital Marketing: It's Not Just About Email

ryan_phelan
Having recently re-entered the job market (and thanks to Bill for the complimentary announcement here), I found myself looking back on the most recent phase of my career and realizing how much it has broadened my perspective on what mar-tech and ad-tech mean. You might know me as the pretty face...
Continue reading
  3109 Hits
  0 Comments

No Email Gloom & Doom – We're Getting Smarter

ryan_phelan

<Pick up microphone>

In my February blog post for Only Influencers, I asked you, "How strong is the state of our union?" My own answer was ambivalent.

Continue reading
  3942 Hits
  0 Comments

Phelan: How Strong is the State of Our Union?

ryan_phelan

A few days ago, I posted a link on my Facebook page to a blog post I'd written about an American Airlines year-end recap email. I praised AA for going above and beyond the call of email duty because it used my own data to hyper-personalize the message.

Then, a friend commented on that post, saying, "Does it ever bother you that we've been preaching the same things for the last 10 years?"

Continue reading
  4248 Hits
  0 Comments

Creepiness Comes in Many Forms. Don't Be Creepy!

Creepiness Comes in Many Forms. Don't Be Creepy!

If you work in B2B, getting spam is a daily occurrence. Not just the typical spam that vanishes into your junk file, but unsolicited one-to-one emails that are just as worthless.  

Continue reading
  4446 Hits
  0 Comments

First-Person Marketing: Why It's Here and Why You Should Embrace It

First-Person Marketing: Why It's Here and Why You Should Embrace It

From time to time, the discussion on the Only Influencers' Email list turns to whether we as marketers need to be complex or not. Some email marketers say "Blast away!" Others say, "Let's be smarter than the average bear."

Let's get one thing straight right away: if you see yourself as a button-pusher, and if your email strategy is just to blast out campaign after campaign, this article is not for you. Unless you hunger for more. In which case, stick around.

Continue reading
  10466 Hits
  0 Comments

5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season

5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season

Well, it’s past that time of year again. Yes, past. Many companies start planning for the holiday season back in March, so if you’re just starting now…..hurry. Even if you’ve started, begin thinking now about what you can do to juice things up, and survive the holiday rush. Because let’s all admit it, volume will go up and consumers will go crazy. How do you be a hero, try something new and survive the hectic holiday period? Let’s take a look at the things you can do to save yourself and your team.

Continue reading
  8034 Hits
  0 Comments

Adestra

Adestra
Adestra: Introducing Automation Program Builder: The right message, to the right person, at the right time. Automatically.
Continue reading
  6268 Hits
  0 Comments