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Why Our Burning Man Policy Matters

by Kasey Smith

Why Our Burning Man Policy Matters

This is a response to Adam Kleinberg's post Why We Have A Burning Man Policy

After six consecutive burns I planned to skip this one. I was going to backpack through India! Or ride AIDS Lifecycle! Or apply for grad school! Or visit friends in Europe! Honestly, I didn't really have a plan aside from wanting a Big Important Adventure that involved running water, flushable toilets, and wearing pants. (in hindsight perhaps India was incompatible with this goal) So I retired from my position as Store Manager for Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet, said "See you in 2013!" to my far flung burner tribe, and *POOF* I was no longer interested in the burn. Then early August rolled around and friends started selling their extra tickets... Fuck.

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Openco comes to SF

by Adam Kleinberg

Openco comes to SF

This year, I was honored to be asked to be a Board Member of sfBIG, the largest ad industry organization in the Bay Area. In our first meeting, we made the decision to change our name from the San Francisco Bay Area Interactive Group to the San Francisco Bay Area Innovation Group to better reflect the mission of our organization and expand our focus on more than just digital media.

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Office Dog Spotlight featuring De Niro

by Julie Nielsen

Office Dog Spotlight featuring De Niro

Welcome to Traction's inaugural Office Dog Spotlight™. Furry friends are always welcome at Traction—as long as they maintain reasonable bladder control and don't scare away the FedEx guy. Our first spotlight lands on De Niro Burrows, a golden retriever with a true heart of gold.

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Introducing T2 - Traction's second office

by Traction

Introducing T2 - Traction's second office

For the past 11 years, we've been steadily and organically growing. So it was no surprise to us the day we looked around to discover our current digs were nearly maxed-out. Not wanting to leave the awesome indoor atrium playground that is our current office, we set out to find a second location that is as grand as the first—And we did it.

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Facebook 5.0 for mobile gets new ads

by Adam Kleinberg

Facebook 5.0 for mobile gets new ads

I just upgraded the Facebook app on my iPhone to the newly released version 5.0 that promises to deliver fewer crashes, faster speed and greater stability. 

Will it deliver? I don't know.

What I do know is that it will deliver ads. Will they be good ones?

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When The Stock Photography Well Runs Dry

by Theo Fanning

When The Stock Photography Well Runs Dry

Like any agency, we use a fair amount of stock photography. It's abundant, affordable and easily accessible—unfortunately, most of it's also crap. So what do you do when you have a small budget, but the image you need either sucks or doesn't exist in the countless stock libraries? In our case, it's time for a ghetto photo shoot.

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