This week I was quoted by Cotton Delo in a story in Ad Age about the disgruntled customer who bought a Sponsored Tweet to complain about British Air. Apparently, social media superhero, Gary Vaynerchuk, read the quote and was quite disgruntled about what I had to say. So disgruntled, he created a video rant and blog post about it.
Never one to shy away from sharp, pointed criticisms; Traction CEO Adam Kleinberg brings out the BIG knives in his latest AdAge piece - Three Reasons Why The Birth of Publicis Omnicon Is Good For Small Agencies. Inspired by Dan Wieden's keynote at the Ad Age Small Agency Conference and Awards, Adam has taken taken up Weiden's rallying cry and gone after the "wobbling drunkard" that is the Publicis Omnicon merger.
Traction CEO Adam Kleinberg was recently interviewed by Giselle Abramovich of CMO.com on the topic of real-time marketing. A veteran blogger and speaker on the topic, Adam had some choice words to say about how real-time marketing is poised to change (and in some case maintain the status quo) the world of marketing.
"How can you be a hero to your customers?" - Adam Kleinberg
Traction CEO Adam Kleinberg and Entrepreneur Magazine's Team Digital recently sat down to discuss the question - What's your best advice for business owners when it comes to responding to customers' tweets and comments? How often should you reply, and do you respond to bad comments?
Love is a battlefield; and so is the world of advertising. In his latest piece for iMediaConnection, Traction CEO Adam Kleinberg goes into the facts - and the hype - behind some of the current turf wars in the agency world.
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...
Traction Executive Creative Director Theo Fanning is a man with opinions, talent, keen fashion sense... and a digital stalker.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for a truly optimized ice cream marketing plan.
The Fourth of July means parades, fireworks, BBQ, and ice cream so it's only fitting that this week's installment of Direct Marketing News' Battle of the Brands should see Baskin Robbins pitted against Cold Stone Creamery for marketing dominance. Judged by industry professionals, the Battle of the Brands compares marketing plans and social media usage for two competing marquee-name brands.
After twelve years as an agency, Traction recently got a taste of the client's life after partnering with the Pacific Fruit & Beverage Company to bring calamansi juice to the mainstream American market. Suddenly our CEO Adam Kleinberg was a CMO tasked with figuring out a "way to not only build a brand, but get into shopping carts."
"While real-time marketing has, as Tom Cruise would say, a need for speed, it also requires planning. "
Traction CEO Adam Kleinberg was recently interviewed by Steve Hall of Central Desktop Blog about real-time marketing collaboration. “When you are marketing in real-time, there’s a deeper need for trust and partnership...Throwing it over the wall doesn’t work in real-time. It doesn’t work when you’re managing conversations."