Maarten Albarda

Consultant and Marketer in Charlotte, North Carolina

Maarten Albarda

Consultant and Marketer in Charlotte, North Carolina

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I started working in media and communications planning in advertising agencies. I worked for JWT Amsterdam, Leo Burnett Amsterdam and then Leo Burnett London. I switched to McCann-Erickson London and eventually McCann's in New York.

I then became an Integrated Marketer, working for The Coca-Cola Company in Japan and Germany. For my sins I ended up at The Coca-Cola Company's corporate headquarters in Atlanta.

After 10+ years I switched from soft-drinks to beer and joined Anheuser Busch-InBev on the day they opened their new headquarters in NY in September of 2009.

By 2013 I decided I wanted to try my hand at running my own business. Today, I am very proud of what Flock Associates has become: the leading marketing transformation consultancy serving a who's who of global, marketing driven brands.

I am also advising a small selection of start-ups, and have seen them succeed (eXelate, Photoflyer) and fail (you know who you are).

I am a frequent contributor to events like The Festival of Media, DMexco and SxSW, and deliver/delivered training to senior executives at Stanford University, EGTA, ANA and the World Federation of Advertisers. I am the co-author of the book “Z.E.R.O., zero paid media as the new marketing model” (Wiley, October 2013) with Joseph Jaffe, and I write the weekly Monday edition of MediaPost’s Online Spin.

Feel free to connect with me. You can find me as "malbarda" everywhere!

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