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The Convergence of UX and Storytelling

by Adam Kleinberg

The Convergence of UX and Storytelling

few weeks ago, I gave a talk at the Seattle Interactive Conference on “The Convergence of UX Design and Storytelling. Today, as user experience designers, now need to consider the story that lives within our pages, not just the user flows that connect them together. We need to become storytellers.

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Value and Collaboration

by Adam Kleinberg

Value and Collaboration

Last week, the ANA released the results of a survey saying that the number of brands with in-house marketing teams has risen dramatically over the past 5 years. This is no surprise to the folks at Traction who encounter that reality every day.

When we started Traction 12 years ago, we worked frequently as a snap-on team for larger agencies like McCann and Grey for our first couple of years. Later we worked with Macromedia's in-house team. Then Bank of America's. And others. 

What have we learned? Sometimes find those in-house teams to be a competitive threat. In others, they can be our best clients. The secret to success is consistently demonstrating value while making collaboration a core element of how you work. 

This morning I wrote a piece for Ad Age that delves deeper into how agencies can fend off the threat of marketing services moving in-house

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Natives Get Restless

by Adam Kleinberg

Natives Get Restless

A few weeks ago, I wrote a story in AdAge called Why Bad Native Advertising is Worse than Banners. In that story, I called out the CEOs of Sharethrough and BuzzFeed for what I perceived as inconsistencies between things they were saying and reality.

This morning I had breakfast and a nice conversation with Dan Greenberg, the CEO of Sharethrough. While I stand by everything I wrote, I feel like Dan's side of the story deserves to be shared...

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