Adam Kleinberg
Summit Alumni

Adam Kleinberg

CEO, Traction

Adam Kleinberg is the CEO of Traction, an interactive agency in San Francisco that believes everything is interactive. We've broadly been recognized as one of the top small agencies in the US: 2013 iMedia Small Agency of the Year finalist Won silver for 2013 Small Agency of the Year, Western Region, in the Ad Age Small Agency Awards In 2013, n... more

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3 awesome perks of working for an independent agency

Obsessed with working for a large agency player? Before you commit, consider these benefits of choosing an independent shop.

3 steps for inventing the perfect brand mascot

There's no better asset a brand can have than an effective representative. If you're starting from scratch, here are key steps to creating a great one.

7 reasons your boss hates you

It might be easier than you think to get on your boss's bad side. Here are common ways you're pissing off the one in charge.

Unique company policies employees love

These days, the smartest companies are innovating to inspire better workplaces and better results. Here are four ways policy can drive an amazing culture.

The 5 biggest agency turf wars

Some of our industry's territory disputes are more hype than reality. Others are a bloody mess. Let's take a look at where the lines are being drawn.

Focus on a 'return on awesome' and beat brand commoditisation

Brands need to look beyond ROI and understand that not everything is quantifiable, says Adam Kleinberg, traction's chief executive.

5 ways to fix the broken agency partnership model

The perception of our industry is that agencies can't form effective partnerships. That doesn't have to be true. Here's how to break the cycle of bad relationships.

7 reasons people hate being in meetings with you

Just look around the table. Look at those aggravated, disengaged faces. They don't want to be in this conference room with you. Here's why.

Brands that failed with gamification

Gamification is a powerful tool, but it isn't a magic bullet. See why even big brands like Zappos, Google, and Marriott haven't figured it out yet.

7 reasons your co-workers hate you

So many of us squander important work relationships and act in ways that make our co-workers' skin crawl when we walk in the room. If you suspect that might be you, keep reading.

4 new reasons to redesign your website

Your next website should be crafted with the recent revolutions in online behavior in mind. Here are the foundational attributes that should define how your site is designed and constructed.

5 mid-year digital trends to watch

The latest shifts in our industry will dramatically affect how you do your job over the next six months. Read more to see which marketing trends will dominate the rest of 2011.

6 companies we don't want to see fail

As the economy rebounds, many companies are not out of the woods yet. Some will fail. Here are a few that marketers should pray do not.

The 5 components of a complete social media program

Looking to design an effective social experience for your brand? Consider this strategic framework.

6 ways to kill your marketing career

If you find yourself falling into any of these traps in your career as a digital marketing professional, you might want to grab a life preserver.

Digital marketing resolutions for 2010

2009 was a challenging year for marketers. So what have we learned, and how can we put those lessons into practice? Here are one agency leader's resolutions for the coming year.

5 marketing megatrends you can't ignore

Our society is undergoing massive fundamental transitions. Learn how these forward-thinking brands seized the underlying marketing opportunities.

7 reasons your employees hate you

If you are guilty of any of these managerial sins, there's a good chance your people secretly despise you. It's time to make amends.

Case study: A Facebook campaign that connected

College students are an elusive bunch. See how Adobe engaged this audience with an innovative social media experience.

Putting your content where it matters

Consumers are empowered with the choice to consume media -- and embrace brands -- on their own terms. Use these techniques to give them a reason to choose yours.


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