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3 easy steps to building a brand

by Adam Kleinberg

3 easy steps to building a brand

Last week, my friend Jeff Tseng invited me to give a presentation to a bunch of game developers at CrowdStar Games. Before founding CrowdStar Jeff was the lead designer at Secret Level Games and then at Sega where he worked on projects you might have heard of... like Iron Man.

Anyhow, Jeff wanted his team to think about how to build brands around the games they designed. I boiled it down to 3 easy steps.

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Everything old is new again

by Theo Fanning

Everything old is new again

I've been working in the design and advertising industry for nearly 20 years. So, I am used to seeing trends come, go, and come back again. Whether it's skeuomorphic design, vernacular typography or neon color schemes; I've seen 'em, used 'em and maybe even abused 'em. But I never anticipated the antiquated technology of the GIF to rear it's ugly head again — in a good way.

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Marissa's Choice

by Adam Kleinberg

Marissa's Choice

The Twitterverse was abuzz yesterday with #marissamania and with good reason. Marissa Mayer is one of the most exciting personalities in tech who rose through the Google meritocracy not because she was a founder, but because she deserved it.

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5 Great Agency Tips

by Adam Kleinberg

5 Great Agency Tips

I had coffee with Mike Krass yesterday, the CEO of MKG Media Group, a new small direct response marketing shop in town to ask me advice about growing an agency. It must have been good coffee because he wrote a blog post about some of the advice I gave him.

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High Volt-age Perks

by Adam Kleinberg

High Volt-age Perks

This week I cashed in on one of my Klout "perks" and got to drive around in a Chevy Volt for the weekend for free. How was the experience? Was it an effective marketing program? Did it impact my perception of Klout? Or Chevy?

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Mark Cuban, Nalts and Videonomics

by Adam Kleinberg

Mark Cuban, Nalts and Videonomics

Last Thursday, I spoke at the Videonomics conference in Dallas. The invite-only event drew some amazing people—the other speakers included YouTube web-lebrity Kevin Nalts (of farting in a library fame) and Mark Cuban (billionaire/Dallas Mavericks owner/king shark on Shark Tank).

The consensus on online video?

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