A Crashed Site. That’s What I Get For Being Lazy & Distracted Okay so of all the sites I’ve been juggling with, the only one I kept at the lowest priority to get around to updating/installing proper security software and backup was my own blog. And wouldn’t you know it… literally a day or two [...]
Here are 3 of the most outstanding TED Talks I think everyone in the advertising/marketing industry should see – all dealing with advertising on a remarkable level of insight. If you like these – I know you’ll love them – I have a bunch more. I spend just about all my free time researching, bookmarking [...]
Or perhaps I should say mesmerizing. Should you ever find yourself debating with someone about the beauty of data, just ask them: “What do you think of Van Gogh’s work? Is it beautiful?” Soon as your antagonist gives into what is unquestionably art (if they don’t agree, just walk away), follow up with a crushing [...]
Memorable branding, persuasive marketing and powerful user experience begin with human associations. Recently, I was consulting with a friend of mine who is trying to put together a company they plan to launch in the promotional staffing business. A common topic of conversation came up regarding the company branding, logo, marketing messaging, etc, etc. As [...]
Here’s a great video presentation covering the basics of digital advertising. I found this handy little video on Visual.ly – created by Canadian digital media agency, Mediative. My only minor disagreement is the title they’ve assigned: “This is Digital Marketing: From Ad Men to Math Men“. Really, it only covers the basics of digital advertising [...]
Listen closely to what Steve Jobs has to say in the video clip below. Even if you don’t completely buy into it today, hopefully one day you will. The full realization of just how true this notion is will completely change your outlook on just about everything. This could be the best advice you’ll ever hear.
Great technology is seamingly simple, yet transformative. Square is just that. I’ve found that I’ve been telling all my friends about it and encouraging them to get one, so I figure it would be easier just to blog it and point to it.
I had to run a few errands, starting with a stop at the bank. As I was “checking in” via Foursquare, I thought to myself. How boring is this? Time to play…
Apparently, we may have invented a new game utilizing Google translator and any website with an unmoderated Twitter hashtag stream. All you need is your Google toolbar translator to decode.
Here’s someone we all should appreciate. President Obama awarded him the National Medal of Technology back in November, 2010. Steven Sasson invented the digital camera while working at Kodak and is also credited with taking the very first digital picture back in 1975.
- LinkedIn: I have many leather-bound books. March 25, 2011
- Digital Weapons of Mass Destruction – Available Now! April 25, 2011
- Getting Physical With Social Media February 19, 2011
- Social Anxiety Creates a Whole Lot of Social Media Noise February 14, 2011
- Why Do I Blog? It smells of rich mahogany. March 30, 2011
- The Cobbler’s Kid Had No Shoes…or proper security October 8, 2012
- 3 TED Talks Everyone in Advertising Should Watch June 25, 2012
- Stunningly Beautiful Visualizations of Ocean Surface Currents June 23, 2012
- Persuasive Marketing: Understanding The Key to Media’s Hidden Codes June 16, 2012
- A Great Video Overview on Digital Advertising March 5, 2012
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“I have worked with Tony for years on my TV show and on other projects. Not only does he have an acute quality to finish projects on time while maintaining top quality standards, but he also brings so much more to the table with a natural passion and drive to create the ultimate results. Tony would be great part of any project.”
Hugh Robinson, CEO Crescent Moon Production
“Tony just doesn't open doors, he closes deals. He is a great business development lead with a deep understanding of the ever-changing digital and social media landscape. He listens, educates you and customizes the right solution for you. He's always in touch with the latest trends and understands how to apply them to your communications challenges. At the end of the day, you want to work with smart people who you trust and know will get the job done. This is what Tony is all about.”
Sam Hosokawa, SVP, Managing Director Grey Atlanta
“Tony played a critical role at Engauge as well as at Spunlogic, which was a predecessor firm that later became Engauge. Over the years Tony has added significant value to our company through striking new relationships with firms that became major clients due to his efforts. Tony has the skills and knowledge to navigate new business efforts that span RFP driven opportunities as well as organic opportunities. This is a rare talent since most people excel at one or the other but not both. His ability to get first meetings, as well as be considered a trusted advisor, and not just a door opener, is his greatest talent. He "gets" the business of interactive marketing, and has worked alongside me over the years to tune both proposals and plans to keep the clients' best interests in mind to achieve their marketing goals. He has a passion for technology, and is skilled in the art world as well through his photography background. This blending of creativity and technology is a rare, and valuable skill set.”
Raghu Kakarala, VP, Digital Strategy Engauge
“Tony was pushing for companies to blog and go social LONG before anyone gave it serious thought -- he has vision and a great handle on the big picture. As well, he is always smiling and full of (good) surprises. A valuable asset and a pleasure to work with!”
Kelly Berdine, Project Manager - Creative & Technical Website Development Spunlogic (now Engauge)
“Tony is a very energetic and passionate individual with a strong drive to get the best results possible for clients. It has been a pleasure to work with Tony; his positive and sunny attitude is very motivating.”
Mirko Bulovic, Systems Architect Spunlogic (now Engauge)
“Tony epitomizes the definition of a team player. He will always jump in and aid in any situation to ensure a project's needs are being met or exceeded. He's attention to detail and quality of work are unsurpassed by his ability to lead in any situation. He anticipates needs and knows exactly how to tackle any project, no matter the size. The mix of know-how, quick wit, passion and drive make Tony invaluable. Most notably, in the interactive world, Tony applies strategic and critical thinking to situations which substantially improve overall results. It was a pleasure to work with Tony and I highly recommend him.”
Jonathan Hobbs, Channel Marketing Administrator / Project Manager A.D.A.M. Software, Inc.
"Tony is a talented, creative, tech savvy, organized manager with excellent communication skills. I highly recommend him."Marcel Mendoza, President & VP SalesEdutech
“Tony, I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of the Olive Garden team for helping us with our website. You went above and beyond to get us the information we needed.”
Wendy Boyer, Associate Brand Manager Darden Restaurants – Olive Garden
“Tony's understanding of the digital marketing and social media landscape is unmatched -- 2nd only to the people that he surrounds himself with. Coupled with a relentless desire to learn, inquire, and master, Tony is a huge marketing, creative, and business asset to any brand in his portfolio. Period.”
Vlad Gorenshteyn, Digital Marketing Manager AIS Media, Inc.
“Tony was instrumental in many important marketing initiatives at Adam. In particular, he helped shape A.D.A.M.'s image in the early internet boom which helped solidify the strategic web presence A.D.A.M. enjoys today. Tony's business sense in the online space is impressive.”
Bill Blakesley, Medical Illustrator A.D.A.M. Software, Inc.
"Tony was a guy whose opinion I really valued at A.D.A.M. when we first went into the emerging Internet space. He "got it' and his input helped us. I know that Tony has continued to be actively involved with online business and I would take what he has to say very seriously because he is smart."Bob Cramer, Chairman, Co-Founder, Former CEO
“Tony doesn't just bring expertise in every aspect of a project, he also brings enthusiasm as well as out of the box creativity. He always has incredibly useful information that is relevant to the task at hand. Time is money and Tony will not waste your time. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative.”
Banu Yilmaz Modern Luxury
"Tony is a fun guy to have around the office. His knowledge and passion for all things digital is shown through everything he does in his work. Combine that with his other creative channels (i.e. photography) and you have a person who would be highly valuable to any organization.”
Drew Hawkins, Community Manager Engauge
“Expert! Amazing photos and always on time. Extremely professional and creative. Would highly recommend for any photography project.”
Sandra Jordan, Special Events Beau Rivage Resorts, Inc.
"Tony is a great person to have on your team! He has a deep passion for interactive marketing, and he shares his passion with both colleagues and clients. One of my favorite qualities about Tony is his intellectual curiosity that keeps him constantly abreast of the latest trends in digital marketing. From a sales perspective, he is very tenacious, but he also focuses on adding value to every interaction with a potential client. Tony is a team player who makes everyone around him better. I highly recommend Tony, and look forward to watching as his career continues to blossom."
Joe Koufman, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Engauge
“If you are looking for someone who is truly passionate about business development and is an incredible "closer" in the digital marketing arena, look no further than Tony. Traditional business development "hunters" rely on antiquated methods to get in front of decision makers. Not Tony. Tony presents digital solution scenarios to C-level executives as a means of getting them to open up about their issues and talk about what they really are looking to accomplish with their overall marketing and branding campaigns. Tony actually listens and documents the pain points for each individual prospect or client and then works with his colleagues to formulate the right approach to win the business. For Tony, it is not about sitting back and waiting on RFPs; it is about accelerating the conversation and creating opportunities that drive toward closing the deals - which is why I can't wait to work with him again!”
PJ Walker, Client Services Director Organic
“Tony has a tremendous amount of knowledge when it comes to customer acquisition, delivery of services and retention.”
Steven Hughes, Executive Director of Oracle Users Worldwide Oracle Corporation
“I have recruited several Business Development professionals throughout my career, but Tony Kinard stands out in a crowd. I have NO problem endorsing his professionalism.”
Jim Stroud, Director, Sourcing and Social Strategy Bernard Hodes Group
"I've had the benefit of working with Tony on two different occasions, first at Spunlogic and then at Engauge. His energy, work ethic and passion for what he's doing are reasons why I'd happily work with him again in the future, and I'd recommend him for any organization that values those qualities. I'll also add that Tony has gained a great deal of experience over the years both in digital marketing and social media. Once he latches on to an area he's passionate about, it doesn't take him long to get up to speed and deeply involved in that community."
Jeff Hilimire, President and Chief Digital Officer Engauge
"Tony was a great find a Edutech. He's a natural at marketing and relationship sales. Great energy and personality. He'll do what it takes to get the job done."Frank Holsworth, PresidentEdutech