Bob Stone was the cofounder and Chairman Emeritus of Stone & Adler, Inc., now a Young & Rubicam company. One of the pioneers of direct marketing, he was an eight-time winner of the Direct Marketing Association's "Best in Industry Award." A former director of the Direct Marketing Association, Mr. Stone was one of the earliest inductees into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame.
Ron Jacobs is president of Jacobs & Clevenger, a multichannel, direct marketing communications agency that provides direct, digital, and database marketing services; transactional branding; and customer marketing programs. J&C's practice areas include cross-channel strategy and planning, implementation, and creative and database optimization. The author of many articles on direct marketing and a frequent speaker, he works with clients and organizations in the U.S. and around the world.