"Josh Linkner, CEO of ePrize, is a tremendous business leader who has established a successful and sustainable company, as well as a culture that nurtures employees to help them maximize their potential." - Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor, State of Michigan "Leaning Forward is a deep and highly aware look into the future of interactive marketing. A must-read for anybody who plans to compete and win in the brain age." - Dan Gilbert, Chairman and Founder, Quicken Loans and Majority Owner, Cleveland Cavaliers "Josh has given you reason to fear the programmed nature of obsolescence but more importantly his deep consumer knowledge will give you hope! This book will never be obsolete!!!" - David Sable, Vice Chairman/Chief Operating Officer, Wunderman (largest direct marketing company in the world) Leaning Forward takes a penetrating look at the future of Interactive marketing. Major brands throughout the world have embraced the 'Digital Revolution', and have fundamentally changed the way they interact with their consumers. As a marketer, you will learn what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve and compete in this dramatically changed landscape. Renowned entrepreneur Josh Linkner shows you real world examples of what the best marketers are doing today and where the trends are heading. You'll learn how the most savvy marketers: . Establish and nurture direct, one-to-one relationships . Motivate specific consumer behavior . Get marketing messages heard above the non-stop "noise" . Combine brand immersive experiences with proven direct-marketing techniques . Generate "hand-raisers" . Increase relevancy, response-rates, and overall performance . Drive immediate and measurable results By examining the major sea of change that has happened over the last ten years, Linkner shares best practices, trends, and helps readers avoid common pitfalls. A must-read for today's marketing professional, business owner, or aspiring entrepreneur. Josh Linkner --Founder and CEO, ePrize As a pioneer in interactive marketing and promotions, Josh has been involved in the development of thousands of digital marketing strategies over the last 14 years. As the founder and CEO of ePrize, he has led the firm from inception to being ranked the #1 fastest growing and #3 overall promotion agency by PROMO Magazine. ePrize has produced an industry-leading 4,000 interactive promotions for clients including Coca-Cola, American Express, The Gap, Procter & Gamble, Warner Bros. Dell, adidas, Citibank and General Motors. Josh has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, AdAge, Inc. magazine, Entrepreneur, and Adweek, and is a regular keynote speaker at industry events and conferences. Josh has won several business, technology, and design awards. He is also an accomplished and well-respected Jazz musician from which he draws the same passion and excitement toward business, and creating a culture of innovation, discipline, and creativity.