After ten years of building and running a marketing agency, working with some of the greatest brands in the world, there is one big thing I’ve learned:
We’re not as smart as we think we are.
We’re all busy. Our attention span is fried. Your thingamabob is nice, but people just don’t have the space to care about it as much as you do.

The most common mistake in marketing and business is that everything is just too damn complicated. In messaging and in action, simple always wins.
Now that that's out of the way,

Hi, I'm Ben Guttmann.

Over the past ten years, I founded, grew, and sold the award-winning marketing agency Digital Natives Group. Starting in an old professor's basement, we worked our way up from helping the local ice cream shop to working with some of the biggest brands* on the planet, launched over 60 best-selling books, were named best agency in our home of Queens seven times, and earned top honors from the Webbies, the Shortys, and Sprout Social. It was quite a ride, and I'm now exploring opportunities for what to do next, writing some stuff, and helping a few friends with cool projects.

Beyond all that, I teach digital marketing at Baruch College, and I also spend a lot of time and energy advocating for a better New York City.

*A few of those clients:

Relevant stuff:

Digital Natives Group

Founded, Built, and Sold

Baruch College

Adjunct Faculty

Queens Tech Night

Host and Co-organizer

Long Island City Partnership

Board of Directors (Former)
Ben Guttmann
That whole bit about simplicity up there is my driving force. Simple is hard, but it wins. If you want me to join your team or help build your brand, email me.
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