Kelsey Raymond

Member Since 2013

Kelsey Raymond

Cofounder and President

Influence & Co.

Columbia, Missouri Area

Kelsey Meyer Raymond is the president of Influence & Co., a content marketing agency that specializes in helping companies showcase their expertise through thought leadership content. Influence & Co.’s clients range from venture-backed startups to Fortune 500 brands. Kelsey has grown the company from 2 to over 80 full-time employees in seven years, with offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Columbia, MO. Kelsey is involved in the community as the President of the Board for Voluntary Action Center, an organizer of Startup Weekend, and a Mentor through the University of Missouri's Entrepreneurship Alliance.


  • Content Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Public Speaking


February 22nd, 2022

11 Tips To Ensure Your Guest Posts Are Effective Advertising For Your Business

Guest posts are an excellent way to gain publicity for your business. Through this form of content marketing, you'll establish yourself as a credible expert in your industry and gain valuable brand exposure to the publication's audience.

January 31st, 2022

The Worst Startup Advice You’ll Hear When Starting Your New Business

Starting a new business isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes courage, ambition, and a tangible plan. Many people will be eager to support you on your journey, but some may actually give you advice that could hurt your chances for success. Here, members of Young Entrepreneur Council list an “unlucky 13” collection of the worst startup advice they were given, and explain why that misguided startup advice is so harmful to entrepreneurs who are just starting out.

January 28th, 2022

8 Practical Ways to Succeed Under Pressure

Every business leader should develop some go-to coping strategies for staying calm in difficult situations.

January 27th, 2022

10 Smart Strategies to Convince Candidates to Work for Your Company


Influence & Co.

Influence & Co. makes content marketing simple by providing a full‑service solution to help companies strategize, create, publish, and distribute content that accomplishes their goals. Working with Influence & Co. ensures your company has a dedicated team of content creators, strategists, and editors who drive your content marketing strategy and make content creation simple; access to proprietary content marketing software that makes it easy to collaborate with our team and track your content’s performance; a full-service solution that enables you to reach and engage your audiences at each stage of the customer journey and accomplish your business goals.


  • Content Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Content Creators


Marketing & Advertising