Writing

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.


"Likely the funniest marketing book ever"
Amazon Review

"How much do I like this book? I refer to it almost daily for comic relief, brutal honesty, and 'inspiration.' This should be required reading at every advertising school in the country"
Rich Siegel, author, "Round Seventeen & 1/2"

"Simply Priceless"
Amazon Review

"...a fun and uproarious read"
Douglas Burnett, host of "The Marketing Book Podcast"

"Hilarious, irreverent and informative!"
Amazon Review

"I didn't stick around...after reading the F word (twice), in the first couple of pages. That was a REAL turn-off and I'm guessing there was more crude language to come"
Geraldine

"Fantastic, brutal and very honest"
Amazon Review