Email Marketing & Email Marketing Automation

Email is Dead? Don’t Tell that to Jenni & Janneane

Every once in a while you hear the mumblings… email is dead. Typically it’s mumblings from folks that are inbox-challenged and never properly monetized their email efforts. Email is far from dead… and the proof is businesses like Indy Spectator.

Indy Spectator is solely an email-based company. They employ talented writers to tell niche stories about the goings-on in Indianapolis. Jenni Edwards saw the idea in other markets and, being an incredible networker herself, she joined forces with Janneane Blevins to create this incredibly successful startup. Since April, they’ve seen their subscriber list double seven times!

They’ve recently rebranded, with the assistance of Kristian Andersen + Associates (one of the best brand experience companies in the world… and employer to Janneane). The newsletter was already fantastic because of the content… but now the design has caught up with the content:


What’s my point? There’s no better medium to carry a message like this than email. It’s exclusive, it’s private, and it’s classy. A blog is a great medium, but broadcasting to everyone puts the content in a different perspective, and wouldn’t be consumed or reacted to the same way. Designing a brand that’s synonymous with the content makes it all the more classy… check out this email!

Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is the founder of the Martech Zone and a recognized expert on digital transformation. Douglas has helped start several successful MarTech startups, has assisted in the due diligence of over $5 bil in Martech acquisitions and investments, and continues to launch his own platforms and services. He's a co-founder of Highbridge, a digital transformation consulting firm. Douglas is also a published author of a Dummie's guide and a business leadership book.

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  1. Thanks Doug for the love! Just as a note – our website hasn’t been relaunched with the new branding yet…should be shortly and features some great photos from Joetography embedded into a KA+A design — glorious!

    As a note – we are also launching Startup Spectator to cover the start up news around Indy…it will be equally fabulous!

    Thanks again – email is far from dead!


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