Well, the year's not over yet, but I've got some time before the turkey's ready and lots to be thankful for. Here's a wrap-up of Traction's top news stories of 2009.
1. Traction wins 2009 Interactive Agency of the Year :: BtoB Magazine (Apr 6, 2009) - My favorite story hands-down. Traction named the # 1 digital agency in the U.S.
2. Top interactive agencies benefit from shift online :: BtoB Magazine (Apr 6, 2009) - Traction is highlighted in this article covering shops with a digital edge.
Traction pulls ahead :: San Francisco Business Times (Dec 1, 2009) - Full-page feature on Traction after we were named #51 on the list of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Bay Area.
4. Social Media Agencies to watch :: iMediaConnection (August 17, 2009) - Traction was one of four agencies noted for "Moving beyond the experimental phase" in social media
5. Alibaba.com Plans U.S. Push :: WSJ (Aug 7, 2009) - Traction's campaign for Alibaba.com featured in the Wall Street Journal
6. "China's eBay" targets U.S. entrepreneurs :: CNN (Aug 14, 2009) - While CNN wrongly describes Alibaba.com in the title (people who sell on eBay find stuff to sell on Alibaba!), they describe the work well—"The creative is earnest and funny—you may even laugh out loud at Dave, the action figure proprietor"—earning them a spot on my list.
7. Inc. 500 | 5000, No. 1,399 Traction :: Inc. Magazine (Sep 24, 2009) - This was a great accomplishment. Check out my post about my experience at the Inc. 5000 Conference.
8. Ad Industry Innovator: Traction :: Hitch (Apr 21, 2009) - Traction was the first agency highlighted in this series on advertising innovators on the Hitch blog.
9. Designing Minds: Traction :: Adobe TV (Jun 8, 2008) - OK, this was 2008, but I love it and it's video, so it's making my list. Traction was featured in this brief documentary video produced by Adobe.
10. Interview with Susan Bratton :: DishyMix - Last, but definitely not least, I was interviewed by marketing diva Susan Bratton about "Building a Successful 21st Century Agency" on the DishyMix podcast.