who we are

  our customers say:



· Crystal Coast Bride
· Cape Fear Bride
· Grand Strand Bride
· Eastern Shore Bride


· Crystal Coast Wedding Salon


Influence Marketing Solutions was founded in 2001 by Eric Hause, a 25-year tourism marketing, sales, and promotion veteran. He grew up in eastern North Carolina and extolls the virtues of Coastal Carolina to anyone who will listen.

His career in tourism has led him down many paths. He was Director of Sales and Marketing at Richmond Hill Inn in Asheville, NC, where he planned high end weddings with with brides from all over the world. He was the first Director of Sales and Marketing for the Greenville (NC) Convention and Visitors Bureau. And he worked as Director of Marketing Public Relations for The Lost Colony outdoor drama in Manteo, NC.

After finding that many small businesses in Coastal Carolina needed economical and effective marketing assistance, he combined that with his love of weddings at the beach to focus on promoting the Carolina Coast as one of the country's most desirable wedding destinations.

"In 2006, I met Eric Hause and was introduced to Crystal Coast Bride. It has been a relationship I am thankful for every returning year. The magazine is the hottest magazine with the brides, the quality is the lead in its class, and the working relationship with Eric is top-notch. Eric is dedicated to the vendors working in the wedding industry, to serving his customers with respect, and is a visionary for future, profitable business endeavors."

Becky Davis, The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores