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Your digital dollar

by Adam Kleinberg

Your digital dollar

eMarketer released a report today showing how the $50 billion in digital ad spending in 2014 is being divided across branding and direct response. Unsurprisingly, direct response is winning. Marketers crave a clear ROI and direct response gives them one. 

Let's take a quick look at the data and see how it breaks down...

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The Landscape Panel

by Adam Kleinberg

The Landscape Panel

Two weeks ago, I was asked to be part of "The Landscape Panel" at the iMedia Agency Summit in Austin. It was called the Landscape Panel because they had representatives from the brand side (Kristi Karens from Mondelez), publisher side (Nicki Purcell from Dallas Morning News), media side (Shenan Reed from MEC) and me, representing the creative side of our industry. The theme of this year's summit was "the future of data-driven creativity."

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Phil Jackson gets tai chi for business

by Adam Kleinberg

Phil Jackson gets tai chi for business

"Duh," you might say. 

That the "Zen Master" Phil Jackson intuitively gets the principles of tai chi for business I've been discussing may seem like a no brainer. He's the zen guy after all, the man that taught Jordan, Shaq and Kobe to meditate. The guy who zenned his way to a mind-blowing eleven NBA championships.

Nonetheless, I just read Coach Jackson's book, Eleven Rings, and was struck by how closely the stories he told reinforced some of the ideas I've been trying to convey.

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Leaning in from the other side

by Adam Kleinberg

Leaning in from the other side

I was recently struck by a post in my Facebook feed from Sandra Lopez, who runs global marketing at Intel and has been a leader in Intel's push into fashion and wearables. Here's the post:

Sitting with 2,500 predominate female group trying to change females in corp America. Male friends - male dads with daughters and soon to be male dads of daughters - I CHALLENGE ALL OF YOU TO STEP UP AND DRIVE THE CONVERSATION!!!!!! I want a male to be the person driving the conversation. #men4womanequality

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The Accountability Gap

by Traction

The Accountability Gap

The Accountability Gap is the space between what clients think is possible and what agencies can deliver in terms of measurable digital marketing results. Can offline sales be directly linked to a given campaign? If so, how far can one break down the data? To the level of specific given impressions and engagements? If so, how actionable is that information? 

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The Fail of an Empire: FB buys Whatsapp

by Theo Fanning

The Fail of an Empire: FB buys Whatsapp

All empires must end. And if living through the last 20 years has proved anything it's that the rise and fall of tech empires are escalating at an alarming rate. This is no more evident than in the world of social media and mobile applications.

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Tai Chi for Business, Lesson 3

by Adam Kleinberg

Tai Chi for Business, Lesson 3

Last weekend I attended a 5-1/2 hour tai chi intensive and walked away with a renewed sense of vigor for taking on writing my book about Tai Chi for Business.

The theme of this lesson was listening.

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