Jon is one of the industry's visionaries and thought leaders.
Currently, Jon is CEO of Big Fuel, the largest social media agency in the world. Big Fuel's clients include all divisions of GM, Microsoft, Sheraton, Philips, T Mobile, and AB InBev. Big Fuel also handles global social media work for several clients, including GM, Philips, Sheraton, and Gore-Tex.
Before Big Fuel, Jon was co-founder and CEO of Kirshenbaum Bond, which he helped build into one of the largest independent agency networks in the world, which included the digital agency dotglu, media kitchen, lime promotions (who invented the pop-up Store), and VMM, a digital media buying/technology shop. Billings exceeded $1bb at the time the agency was sold to MDC in 2009, and clients included a who's who of brand leaders in virtually every sector: BMW, Citi, Capital One, Avon, Target, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, Kao brands, Revlon, Estee Lauder, Cisco, Keds, Verizon, Snapple, Wyndham hotels, Delta, Netjets, Meow Mix, Wendy's, IHOP, AT&T, Diageo, LVMH, and Abbott Labs. Jon also co-founded Iballs, one of the first digital media agencies. Iballs later became the New York office of Avenue A, which eventually became part of Microsoft.
In 2010, Jon was voted number four in Adweek's Executive of the Decade poll. Jon has a range of interests in new age marketing, which keep him current on any new developments. Â He is an investor/ advisor to the popular social influencer-ranking tool Klout, Who just brought on the venerable Kleiner Perkins as a next stage investor. He is also an investor/advisor to social sentiment analysis firm, Crimson Hexagon, and has advised social targeting pioneer Media6Degrees, DSP Data Xu, crowd source agency Victors and Spoils, and the VC firm Metamorphic.
In a past life, Jon served on the board of the AAAA, the Ad Council, Advertising Week, and was chairman of Worldwide Partners, the 10th largest global agency network with offices in 63 countries. Jon is also a board member of the charity God's Love We Deliver.
Mr. Bond has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, and has been a regular guest blogger for The HUFFINGTON REPORT. Â He also co-authored UNDER THE RADAR (John Wiley & Sons), which has now been published in five languages. Jon has been a guest lecturer at The Harvard Business School, Darden, NYU, and his Alma matter, Washington University (St. Louis).
He lives in Greenwich Village with his family, and occasionally gets out to play golf, where he may even disconnect his "devices."