Have No Fear Transparency Is Here

Nick Wreden, author of Fusion Branding, has made several poignant points on his blog. Expounding on Tom Peters’ 1997 “Brand Called You” mantra, he debates the new reality of “The Brand Called We.”
from his post: “Once, companies could define, or ‘position,’ their brand based on their control over media and messages. Today, however, it

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. You bring up some great points. I’m an out of work account service person who has considered starting my own blog. It would be a shame if opinions expressed on blogs would ever come back and haunt someone in getting a job. But I think I share your glass half full point of view on this.

  2. Carl LaFong says:

    I wouldn’t despair too much, good sir. If you Google Deutsch or Modernista or CPB, you’ll get hundreds if not thousands of entries. The odds of anyone from those agencies locating your site from such a search are infinitesimal. (Sorry, I’m sure I misspelled that.)
    Besides, we need your refreshing brand of no-BS blogging. Unlike the aptly entitled ADFREAK, there is no artifice or agenda here – just some long-overdue butchering of certain sacred cows.
    Keep up the good work.