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. There is a lot of learning to be done about green cars, electric cars, hybrid cars…call them what you will. And primarily because of costs!

  2. It amazes me how one NEVER hears about the reality of electric cars, which is this: plugging a vehicle into the magic “electricity maker” (any outlet) means that the power is likely coming from coal. It’s safe to say that we mostly all know about how dirty coal is, from extraction through burn. In fact, it’s much dirtier and emits more CO2 than petroleum. Depending upon where one lives in the US, the source is likely to be coal, and rarely is it anything renewable. (hydro doesn’t count, unless it’s micro-hydro).

    That this is the answer for the “greening” of our auto addiction is so┬ápreposterous┬áto me. Unless one intends to “refuel” via an outlet connected to a renewable source (solar, wind, geothermal or hydrogen powered fuel cells), then the “answer” of electric vehicles only increases our current climate change crisis.