About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.

Sell With A Story Keeps It Personal For A Change


Frankly, I’m sick of talk about “storytelling.” All brands and marketers and ad people think they’re now in the business of storytelling, to the point where the word is meaningless. Even worse are people who use the word “story” as a concept the way snotty, wanna-be aristocrats use the word “sport.” Thankfully, we get none […]

Disruptive Marketing Hits The Most Common Notes Being Sung These Days


In 2016, it’s impossible to find anyone in marketing who doesn’t believe we’re in a period of rapid transformation. The change is coming from all aspects of business and technology, and everyone is scrambling for their share of the new landscape. Geoffrey Colon attempts to make sense of how it’s all occurring in Disruptive Marketing: […]

Generation Creation Looks At Creativity From All Sides Now


I have a soft spot for articles and programs where people get interviewed. Magazine profiles and shows like “Inside the Actors Studio” reveal a lot of insight if you’re fan of whoever the subject is. Which is why I really enjoyed reading Generation Creation: Creativity in the Age of Everything by Bill Green, Angela Natividad […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Fell Swoop And Its Unique Client Mix


After living in Seattle for a few years, it’s become clear to me that many shops here struggle to capture significant business from clients headquartered beyond the west coast. Which is why seeing People, Time Inc., and Conde Nast on the roster of local agency Fell Swoop is so startling and highly refreshing. Founder Matt […]

Advertising Design and Typography Teaches The Craft Methodically


As an advertising instructor, I rely on all sorts of books and materials to help my class learn where “the bar” is. But most of what I use is written by working professionals in the business, aimed at other working professionals. It’s rare that I ever see an actual advertising textbook. So Alex W. White’s […]

The Simplicity Cycle Reminds Us Simple Isn’t Easy


If you’ve worked in advertising and marketing for a good bit of time, then you’ve seen everything become more complicated. Creating marketing plans, the many ways to execute ideas, and the media landscape seem more labyrinthine than ever before. Yet somehow, it’s the simplest ideas, and the simplest executions, that stand out the most. Dan […]

Buy My New Book: “Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks”

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If you’ve ever spent any time in advertising or marketing, you’ve heard people speak in terms that are beyond bizarre. Scope Creep. Deliverables. Ideation. You’ll also hear people talk about killer ads, hard-hitting ads, ads that are blown out and executed. I break down (and sarcastically deflate) these terms and others in my new book, […]

Sunny D Dips Into Its Archives, Delivers Fresh Spot


When I first saw this spot for Sunny D by Boulder’s Grenadier, I thought it was amusing. Then I learned it was based on this spot, which I should’ve remembered: While it’s common for ad agencies and brands to reference older parts of the culture — movies, TV shows, and yes, even commercials from a previous […]