Analyze My Dream

I had a weird dream the other night. Alex Bogusky–a man I have never met–came to my current workplace. He went through my book with the entire creative team looking on, then offered me a job at CP+B’s Paris office. My cube was kind of small over there.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

  2. Freud said, “every dream is a wish.”

  3. did you eat orville redenbacher popcorn before going to sleep?
    be thankful you didn’t wake up to find the king in your bed.

  4. Carl LaFong says:

    Crispin has a Paris office?

  5. In my dream.

  6. French people love “le coq subordonné”

  7. Had it been David Ogilvy coming to your workplace and offering you a job, the interpretation would be easy. As it stands, I can only surmise that you either want out of your current job or that you have a mancrush on Mr. Bogusky. I’m trusting it’s the former.

  8. I dreamt that Dan Wieden showed up and offered me a job if I pay $12,000 a year and listen to1800 consective Postal Service B-sides while sorting WK’s recycling.
    Meanwhile Jelly Helm was making guacamole and said it would was the best ad he’d ever made.

  9. daveednyc says:

    You’re beginning to doubt whether staying in the ad business is worth it. You’re thinking, “Even working for an award-winning creative powerhouse, and in an exciting new city, I would still feel creatively cramped.”
    Then again, that pretty much describes most of the creatives I know. Myself included. 😉

  10. That’s the answer I was looking for, DaveedNYC. You rock.

  11. daveednyc says:

    I’m definitely in the wrong field, then. LOL

  12. Either Daveednyc is correct or you recently started taking Chantix and Pfizer is doing a little F’ing with your dreams:

  13. Silly, David. Your dream’s not possible.
    If you were at CP+B, you wouldn’t be sleeping.
    Have a good one.