Nice Subtext

Subway Now is a pilot text messaging program now underway in Manhattan. We need to see much more of this kind of thing. Text is the language a lot of young people speak, so it’s imperative for brands that appeal to them to also talk text.

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. Finally! This has been wanted for a very long time…

  2. it’s just what we all needed. Thank you Obama!

  3. Texting is a language young people speak, but speedy service and eliminating long lines during a jam packed lunch hour is something that all consumers speak. This is a great example of a brand recognizing the full extent of the consumer experience and the various inputs that can enhance that experience. This is also fantastic as it is a simple tactic to test, iterate and scope, which is what the best brands are doing, using tactics as strategy.

  4. I like texting!