Inaugural MailCon MeetUp Takes Over Manhattan, Unites Email Marketing Industry

August 2, 2021

MailCon has held seven conferences since 2017 serving the email marketing industry, and with the next one slated to take place January 11 through 13, 2022, at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the company marked its return to events amidst the pandemic with the inaugural MailCon Meetup.

The networking soiree was attended by over 400 email marketing executives, publishers, advertisers, and other high-ranking marketing officials on the eve of Affiliate Summit East on July 18th in Manhattan.

Hosted and sponsored by Phonexa — the MailCon Meetup covered five hours of music, food, drinks, karaoke, and the MailCon Spotlight Awards honoring emerging companies throughout the global email community at the ultra-posh 48 Lounge in New York City.

“The MailCon Meetup proved yet again to be a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity for everyone who attended,” said Kristen Haines, Chief Executive Officer of MailCon. “We were excited to recognize and honor leading voices of innovation in the email marketing industry. Building trust and strong partnerships within our community continues to be our company mission.”

The MailCon Spotlight Awards New York 2021 winners:

  1. Emerging Mailer: Xolo Publishing
  2. Innovative Technology: Everflow
  3. Automation Choice: ActiveProspect
  4. ESP Choice: eMercury
  5. SMS Choice: Text-Calibur

“It was a great honor to be the recipient of the Spotlight Award for Automation at the MailCon event,” said Randall Bourgeois, the Director of Partnerships at ActiveProspect. “We strive to provide marketers with ways to scale safely and efficiently and to be recognized by our industry peers is very special. We look forward to helping more marketers accomplish their goals for 2021 and beyond.”

Michael Batalha, CEO of Emercury added: “We are honored to receive the MailCon Spotlight Award for ESP Choice. I’m truly honored and so thankful to my colleagues across the industry for this recognition. Thank you to MailCon for always having an amazing event and for putting together all the awards.”

Sam Darawish, CEO of Everflow, said: “We’re honored to receive MailCon’s Innovative Technology Award. It’s a great reflection of the culture we’ve worked hard to build internally in proactively supporting our clients and focusing on building our solutions to solve their needs, current challenges, and upcoming ones. It’s that constant feedback loop that drives innovation for our platform.”

In addition to Phonexa’s title sponsorship, the MailCon Meetup was made possible with partnerships and sponsorships with the likes of Profitise, Dot818, Skenzo, EPCVIP, Addicted Affiliate, and more.

“The MailCon Meetup provided us a tremendous opportunity to expand our network and engage with potential clients, all while re-engaging with current partners,” said Chelsey Reynolds, Senior Affiliate Manager at Zero Parallel. “The event provided us unmatched networking opportunities and set the tone for the rest of the conference season.”

Previous and more recent MailCon events included the 2021 Virtual Experience in January featuring a 30-panel discussion, as well the MailCon Las Vegas in 2020.

About the author


Owned and operated by Phonexa, MailCon is a global community that connects marketing professionals with the latest technology, trends, and strategies in email marketing, marketing automation, mobile and omnichannel marketing. Our fantastic team of content writers contribute to this blog with inspiration from the incredible community of marketers we are privileged to host.


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