Writing

"HOFFMAN IS A VOICE OF REASON IN OUR INCREASINGLY CRAZY WORLD OF ADVERTISING.
HIS NO BULLSHIT, DOWN TO EARTH INSIGHT WILL HAVE YOU QUESTIONING AND REEXAMINING EVERYTHING YOU DO"
MediaPost

"LIKELY THE FUNNIEST MARKETING BOOK EVER"
Amazon Review

"I WISH I'D BEEN BRAVE ENOUGH TO BE THIS RUDE"
Byron Sharp, Author, "How Brands Grow"

“THIS BOOK SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING
AT EVERY ADVERTISING SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY”
Rich Siegel, Author, “Round Seventeen and a Half

“FANTASTIC, BRUTAL AND VERY HONEST”
Amazon Review

“HILARIOUS, IRREVERENT AND INFORMATIVE”
Amazon Review

“A FUNNY AND UPROARIOUS READ
Douglas Burnett, “The Marketing Book Podcast

Books

Books

Bob has written several best-selling books about advertising and marketing. Here is what Time. Inc had to say about Bob's most recent book,  Marketers Are From Mars, Consumers Are From New Jersey.

"Many of you already read the fantastic Bob ‘The Ad Contrarian’ Hoffman’s blog so you will know about his fabulously irreverent style, his cynicism around what he calls the ‘new media evangelists’ and the clever way he sees beyond the ‘facts’ of research to find the real story.
...a brutally honest look at the industry today and how jargon, marketing ‘doublespeak’ and the out of control world of ‘branding’ have made us all incapable of seeing through the smoke and mirrors that now dominate our worlds. WARNING: This book will make you laugh out loud..."

Read all the reviews here.

Publications

publications

Bob's writing has appeared in many online and printed publications

Private View
Campaign magazine

Playing The Other Guy's Game
Seeking Alpha

Where Are The Brands?
Business Insider

The Ad Contrarian's Reality Check
DigiDay

Gravity And The Web
Adweek

Big Brother Has Arrived, and He's Us
Adweek

Digital Dream World
Adweek

Advertising In The Age Of Hysteria
Adweek

Blog

#7

The Wall Street Journal calls The Ad Contrarian  blog "caustic, yet truthful." Business Insider named it one of the world's most influential advertising and marketing blogs. People have viewed it over six million times.

You can read it here.