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SXSW: Growing beyond growth

by Adam Kleinberg

SXSW: Growing beyond growth

Al Gore discussed The Future with Walt Mossberg from the WSJ at SXSW this weekend. His new book discusses six shifts that reshaping our planet. One shift that was of particular interest for marketers: an over-reliance on the concept of growth as the core metric for success in society.

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Motley thoughts from SXSW 2013

by Adam Kleinberg

Motley thoughts from SXSW 2013

SXSW may be known as a launch-pad for startups like Twitter and Foursquare, but like anything that grows big, it has evolved. Just this morning, a Austin newspaper ran a story on how start-ups are having a difficult time launching here.

That may be the case, but SXSW still remains one-of-a-kind and I continue to come year after year. Here are a few thoughts on why.

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Traction named Top Interactive Agency in U.S.

by Adam Kleinberg

Traction named Top Interactive Agency in U.S.

Traction has been named Interactive Agency of the Year by BtoB Magazine.

This is the second time Traction has been given this honor—we won in 2009—and the fourth time in the past five years that we've been included in the list of the top three interactive agencies by BtoB.

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5 things I learned buying a car

by Adam Kleinberg

5 things I learned buying a car

Last weekend, I bought a new car. It was the culmination of a month of research, soul searching, exploring, negotiating—and driving. I tried to observe the process I went through as a consumer to see if I might learn something about marketing.

I did.

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The Currency of Awesomesauce

by Adam Kleinberg

The Currency of Awesomesauce

As digital marketers, we're constantly tasked with getting customers to do something. Like this. Click that. Comment here. Buy now. Engage, please.

Brands can successfully and consistently accomplish this by rewarding their customers. Those rewards do not have to be financial in nature....

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