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


January 17th, 2021

13 Recruiting Lessons to Remember When Hiring for a Senior Position

Hiring for a senior position at a company usually requires a lot more time and effort than hiring for other positions. In many cases, business owners may have a hard time finding the most effective way to source senior talent for their organization. You don't want to lose out on great talent, but you also need to spot the best talent out of the field of applicants, because making a wrong hire at this level can spell disaster for the organization.

December 15th, 2020

12 Foolproof Methods of Growing Your Email Subscriber List

Email marketing is still among the most effective ways to target an audience. However, for email marketing to be successful, you need to encourage people to sign up for your email list. This step might seem like a simple task, but recently consumers are extra-protective about their email addresses. Individuals have been flooded with spam and have become a lot more cautious about who they share their information with.

December 7th, 2020

12 Practical Steps to Cut Down Your Work Hours

It’s already well-known that entrepreneurs spend a lot of their time working on getting their businesses off the ground and keeping them solvent. It's not uncommon to hear a business owner working 50 or 60 hours a week. Many of us know how 10- and 11-hour workdays feel and the negative impact this amount of work can have on one’s mental and physical health. To address the issue, busy professionals need to find a way to work smarter and gradually reduce the number of hours spent to run the business. That’s why we asked 12 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following:

December 3rd, 2020

Nine Simple Ways A Young Founder Can Demonstrate Their Industry Thought Leadership

When you’re young and inexperienced, stepping up to a leadership position can be more difficult than usual. Without a strong standing in their industry, a new entrepreneur may not be able to navigate the terrain as easily as others. However, these leaders can still bring fresh perspectives and ideas to the table.


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