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A complete index of all my writing on Medium, organized by the year in which the work was published. I primarily write about marketing, technology and entrepreneurship. For more about me, you can check out my About Me story. I hope you find something that interests you!

Champions for Truth in Advertising. Laura Brett of the National Advertising Division discusses 50 years of NAD, the work her team is doing and the latest advertising trends.

The 5 Marketing Skills You Should Hire for Today Sue Keith and Kathy McConnell of Ceres Talent share their perspective on the current job market…


Marketing, Technology, Entrepreneurship

Hi everybody. My name is Clint Perez. I started writing on Medium in December 2015, but only recently have committed to producing more content.

Clint Perez

I am a marketer by trade, Washingtonian by birth and Buffalonian by marriage. I have worked for Fortune 500 companies as well as startups. Some of those startups were well funded, others were not.

I have a deep interest in business, technology and entrepreneurship. Most of my writing focuses on those topics. My writing is also a little different than most of what you will find on Medium. I like to find intelligent people who are…


The National Advertising Division Celebrates 50 Years

Part of BBB National Programs since 2019, the National Advertising Division (NAD) was established in 1971 in response to growing American consumerism and Government pressure to regulate the advertising industry. Preferring self-regulation to Government oversight, advertising industry leaders adapted the British model for self regulation forming a two tiered system that included NAD and the National Advertising Review Board (NARB). NAD would hear cases on advertising disputes and NARB would mediate any appeals. Both consumers and consumer advocacy groups were quick to test the newly established system. Advertisers themselves soon followed with their own challenges of competitor advertising. …


How Covid is Shaping Demand in the Current Environment

On November 12th, Tim Ito of the Marketing Nice Guys hosted a webinar with Kathy McConnell and Sue Keith of Ceres Talent. Kathy and Sue have been recruiting marketing talent for companies in the greater Washington, D.C. area for over a decade. They regularly interact with CEO’s, CMO’s and hiring managers. They have seen trends come and go. They are acutely aware of the massive shift driven by the coronavirus lockdowns and how those changes have trickled down from corporations to individual contributors. …


Perspective on Living a Good Life During a Global Pandemic

It seems like 2020 will never end. It has been a tumultuous year with coronavirus lockdowns, protests over racial injustice and a hotly contested Presidential election that only exacerbated the political divide in our country. Some of us may have lost our jobs or our businesses and endured long periods of unemployment. Others may have lost a loved one. Our patience is wearing thin and there seems to be no end in sight. It would be easy for any one of us to be tired, cynical, worried and worn down. Yet, Mike Holmes has found the silver lining amidst all…


A Year of Renewed Focus on Reading

2020 was a year of reading for me. After a long hiatus, I made the commitment to start reading more — more books and more variety. In the past, I have read mostly business books, but this year, I came to a better understanding of why fiction is just as important. I was inspired by a few friends as well as my nascent journey through Stoicism. What you read may be more important. You need to spend time with books that expand your understanding of concepts and structure as well as books that challenge your thinking.

Clint Reading

I am also a…


How One Entrepreneur Pivoted During Covid

Contrary to popular folklore of the overnight successful American entrepreneur, starting a business is hard, often lonely work. You may have a great idea, a vision for a better future. And you are highly motivated to see that vision through to reality. But the path to success is fraught with uncertainty and hardship. You work long hours with seemingly minimal progress. Products fail to gain traction, marketing campaigns bomb, competitors enter the market and funding is hard to come by. It may even seem like the company is entirely dependent on you for success. That’s a lot of stress for…


Tom Krause, Leadership Coach, Five Capitals

Tom Krause wasn’t always a leadership coach. Like many of us, Tom started his career climbing the corporate ladder. But after years of working as a market researcher for some of the top brands in the U.S., Tom found himself burned out and seeking a new direction. Sure, he had a great job and the work was challenging, but it didn’t bring him the same fulfillment as it used to and it was affecting all parts of his life. That’s when Tom turned to leadership coaching to help him find an answer. Fast forward three years and Tom is now…


Book Recommendations from Marketers and Entrepreneurs

One thing that I try to do on my blog is to help my readers get to know my subjects on a personal level, beyond the questions that I ask them about marketing or entrepreneurship. My favorite question to ask them is what books they are currently reading. Not only because I’m looking for my next great read, but also because I believe what they are reading is a picture of how their mind works. What interests them? What insights do they gain from unexpected sources? Are there any common themes?

In this post, I share book recommendations from my…


Tom Fishburne, the Marketoonist

Tom Fishburne really needs no introduction. He’s been drawing cartoons that make business people laugh for two decades. His cartoons are shared many times daily over social media networks by marketers, consultants, authors, speakers and business people of all shapes and sizes. They have even made the rounds in Davos. We laugh because of Tom’s keen ability to glean insights from our collective shared experiences and then poke fun at ourselves. In other words, he’s one of us. Just with a wicked sense of humor.

Like many artists, Tom got his start drawing cartoons as a child. His journey from…

Clint Perez

Marketing and Technology Enthusiast. Native Washingtonian. Former Best Buy, LivingSocial and Neustar.

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