Talking Shop With Bill And Angela Of AdVerve

I had a great time on Tuesday talking to Bill Green and Angela Natavidad of AdVerve, a podcast about advertising and marketing.
I’ve appeared on several shows of late, but this one turned out really well, at least to my ears.
Bill, Angela and I covered a lot of ground in a short period of time. Some of the things we touched on: the perils of ad blogging and what might be done to improve the ad bloggers’ lot in life; how NOT to sell American cars; the ongoing value provided by small shops in out of the way and/or unheralded markets; the needless ego fest of award shows; and drawing lines in the creative sand.
Oh, and I made sure (this time) to promote myself and my new business.
The episode is available now on iTunes.

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. Mr. Anal-Retentive says:

    Mr. Burn:
    While lightly skimming your Bonehook website, I came across a typo on the “About” page that you might want to fix.
    It’s down near the bottom of the page, under the heading “Experience and Ability.” Directly above the list of bullet points touting your past accomplishments is the following: “Some pre-Bonhook highlights.” Needless to say, you left out the “e” n “Bonehook.”
    Due to a lack of time rather than interest, I didn’t really read the rest of your website so I don’t know if there are any other typos lurking about.
    But if you ever need a halfway decent proofreader, hit me up. God knows I have nothing else going on.
    Best of luck to you, sir.

  2. Thanks! I love copy editors. And it’s obvious I need one to look at every little thing I do. I wonder what that would cost–to have a copy editor follow me around all day.

  3. All that matters is that David spelled AdVerve correctly.

  4. Now David knows how I feel…he’s my copy editor.
    Awesome podcast by the way. You left me wanting more!