Five years ago today we started posting articles to this site.
I could reflect on all we’ve learned, or all I’ve learned as a writer, editor and ad man, but that kind of thing doesn’t make for much of a celebration. Instead, I hereby raise the AdPulp glass to all who come here regularly to share your thoughts with the community (in the comments) and with us (in emails).
I especially want to thank our best friends. Thanks so much for being here Vinny Warren, Steffan Postaer, Amy Hoover, Rick Myers, Tom Asacker, Matt Bergantino, Wade Sturdivant, High Jive, Alan Wolk, Sally Hogshead, Todd Davidson, Bob Hoffman, George Parker, Amber Case, Renny Gleeson, John January, Marc Babej, Chris Rock, Chris Maley, Jay Roth, Court Crandall, Spike Jones, Ian Schafer, Bill Green, Faris Yakob, Todd Anthony, The Denver Egotist, Jerry Ketel, Daniel Timothy Wood, Tom Bennett, Mason West, Brian Harrison, G.B. Veerman, Matt Ingwalson, John Winsor, Cathy Taylor, Brian Morrissey and many many others.
And no cheers would be complete without a nod to our families and friends who consistently offer support, often in the form of typos caught.

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. And thank you, David, for getting this started and bringing me along for the ride.
    I’m proud of being a part of AdPulp. It’s allowed me to rant and rave, but more importantly, meet some very cool people along the way, some of whom have become friends as well as industry colleagues.

  2. Thanks for the thanks, but seriously? THANK YOU, David. You rock. AdPulp’s been part of my daily routine since the beginning. And I think I’m smarter because of it. Onward!

  3. Congrats brother – rock on!

  4. 5 years! That’s like 40 in dog years.
    Nice going and thanks for being there and showing us how.

  5. I’ll toast to that! The world needs more dreamers and risk-takers like you David!

  6. Congratulations. May the next 5 years lead to more groundbreaking and revenue-generating blogging.

  7. congrats, DB. you are the content machine’s content machine.

  8. why thanks for the mention. type “a” into my browser and “” is the first automated suggestion. i can think of no higher praise! keep doing it.

  9. Congratulations Guys!
    When I started out blogging, you guys were the gold standard and several years later you still are.
    It has been a real honor to be a part of the AdPulp family.

  10. Congratulation David, Danny and Shawn — you guys have done, and continue to do a fantastic job.
    Can’t really add much other than what has already been mentioned, other than a thank you for everything that you do.

  11. Wade Sturdivant says:

    Congrats David! Adpulp was one of the first and is still one of the best. My spotty contributions are nothing next to your sustained passion and dedication. Thanks for giving all of us such a great place to hang online. Hard to believe it’s been five years. Here’s to the next five. Way to go.

  12. Always interesting. Always thought-provoking. Always original.
    Keep the accelerator to the floor over there.
    Cheers and thanks for everything,
    – TDE