About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.

Today on TV: Tide Cleans Up America’s “Dirty Little Habit”

Dirty Little Habit -- Tide Washing Machine Cleaner 30 second - YouTube

Q. Who do American consumers trust to get to the root of their dirt problems? A. Tide. Americans trust Tide because Tide understands that lean clothes don’t just happen. You need to coax them to their ideal state of clean. In “Dirty Little Habit,” a new commercial from from Saatchi & Saatchi/New York and Community […]

Today on TV: Foreigner Gets Played By Hot Pockets

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Hot Pockets is making fun of Foreigner. Man, that’s cold as ice. “With the protein of real hickory ham and 100% real cheese, it’s food that fires you up.” Sure it is. Rock on, Hot Pockets. Share

What You Can Bring To the Content Party: Digital Endurance

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Change is the only constant. In digital media terms though, change is more than a constant, it’s a constant storm. Grace Bonney, founder of Design Sponge, waxes nostalgic about blogging days gone by. Let’s listen and learn. Six to eight years ago, most bloggers were living in our own version of the ‘Conde Nast heydays’ […]

College World Series Is Ideal Venue For NCAA’s Real Time Marketing

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The NCAA College World Series wrapped up last night at TD America Park in Omaha. New national champion, Vanderbilt beat Virginia 3-2 on the strength of a dramatic 8th inning home run from John Norwood. Sporting events of this magnitude offer marketers fantastic opportunities to communicate value to a highly engaged TV audience. But how […]

Marketers Are Innovators, So Please, No Lagging

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There is a struggle underway for the soul of Adland. Such is the case when power, prestige and privilege slip from an industry’s grasp. It doesn’t help that many young, talented people prefer to work in tech, where the perks are stellar and the challenges never-ending. Hell, wine runs from water fountains in Silicon Valley […]

Jack Link’s Jerky Returns To The Wild With New Campaign from Carmichael Lynch

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Fans of Jack Link’s meaty treats are not done “Messin’ with Sasquatch.” For this, we can be thankful. However, there are new beasts to contend with. This eagle, for instance: “Hangry Moments,” developed by Carmichael Lynch, will run alongside the existing “Messin’ with Sasquatch” campaign, also developed by Carmichael Lynch. “We’re really proud of the […]

Today Is National Hamburger Day. Tweet It Twice.

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I have never been a fan of anonymous content. I rarely point to it. But today is a new day. The latest in Digiday’s series of anonymous reports from inside the agency business—Confessions of a social media strategist—is worth a careful read. The anonymous writer works at one of “the leading digital agencies in New […]

Viewer Counts In The Millions An Impressive New Agency Credential

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Mashable’s Todd Wasserman believes the ad industry’s “state of flux has swung open the doors for entrepreneurs, usual refugees from big agencies looking to capitalize on new opportunities.” Hey, I can identify with that. Wasserman points to three new types of ad agencies, including the viral video factory. He argues that it is impossible to […]

Two New Commercials Use Anti-Digital Sentiments To Sell Things

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Let’s make fun of digital culture, shall we? It’s certainly an easy target. Post by AdPulp.   With barbeque season upon us, Kingsford Charcoal is launching a new campaign with the aggressive tagline “Get Off Your Gas.” The work was created by DDB California, which neatly showcases the contrast between the self-indulgent, smartphone obsessed and […]