MediaPost named me an OMMA All-Star in 2013, an award given to the three most influential digital creatives in the U.S. each year. I was called one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Marketers in Digital in 2012 by iMedia Connection. In 2014, Traction was named Independent Agency of the Year by iMedia. In 2013, Traction, the award-winning agency I co-founded and run nabbed Silver for Ad Age Small Agency of the Year on the West Coast, was a finalist for iMedia's Small Agency of the Year, and won Interactive Agency of the Year from BtoB Magazine (for the second time). Here's why. In 6th grade, I was programming video games on a PET computer. In 1997, I started my first blog. In 1998, I was the resident Flash guy at a hot integrated agency. Then, I hopped around several agencies—both digital and traditional—for a few years. In 2001, some friends and I started Traction. Traction calls itself an interactive agency, but we believe everything is interactive. We are part advertising agency, part innovation consultancy. We are exceptionally good at aligning psychology and technology to create ideas that solve business problems. It's the reason we've been named the top interactive agency in the country. It's the reason we work with the best brands in the world. And it's our goal to be a leader in designing innovative brand experiences that align business challenges with the needs, desires and behaviors of the people they serve. Specialties: agency, san francisco agency, innovation consultant, innovation, interactive agency, creative agency, advertising agency, brand strategy, advertising, online advertising, innovative marketers, experiential marketing, direct marketing agency, design thinking, digital branding, traditional advertising, new business pitches

Summits Attended

iMedia Brand Summit

How to Evolve with Today's Consumer

iMedia Agency Summit

Creativity Meets Automation

iMedia Brand Summit

Delighting Customers at Every Touchpoint

iMedia Agency Summit

The Agency Redefined - Balancing Scale, Scrappiness & Innovation

iMedia Brand Summit

Marketing in an Always-On World

iMedia Agency Summit

The Future of Data-Driven Creativity

iMedia Brand Summit

Marketing to the New Consumer

iMedia Agency Summit

Media Re-Defined -- What Clients Want

iMedia Brand Summit

Brands as Content Creators

iMedia Agency Summit

Shift Happens: Math Men + Mad Men

iMedia Other Summit

TV Everywhere: The New Video Era

iMedia Breakthrough Summit

Keeping Pace with the Mobile Consumer

iMedia Other Summit

Video Everywhere: TV Marketing Amplified!

iMedia Breakthrough Summit

Paving the Road for Innovation

iMedia Agency Summit

Strategic Digital Insights and Networking for the Agency Executive & Partner

iMedia Breakthrough Summit

Where the future of media and advertising intersects!

iMedia Brand Summit

Build Stronger Digital Strategies

iMedia Breakthrough Summit

Where the Future of Media and Advertising Intersects

iMedia Agency Summit

Niche is the New Black: The Future of Targeting and Reach

iMedia Breakthrough Summit

Your Mission: Innovate Beyond Traditional Search & Display!

iMedia Agency Summit

Insight & Collaboration More Vital Now Than Ever!

iMedia Breakthrough Summit

Innovation, Disruption, Opportunity

iMedia Agency Summit

Proof of Digital Ad Success

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