Thank You, Gentlemen

I’d like to publicly thank John Gross, Account Director at HMH/Portland for meeting with me on Sunday. HMH has a great tagline: “preconceptions kill great ideas.” John also told me a story that revealed how he, and the people at HMH, value honesty and doing what’s right. That’s a unique attribute in this business.
I also want to thank freelance copywriter, Todd Davidson, for his time yesterday, his advice and the sweet introductions he made via email to some key contacts.

I’d like to introduce you to David Burn, editor of AdPulp ( He’s a writer/content director, just moved to Portland and is specifically interested in bridging social media with experiential (in-person) marketing. He might have some great ideas for growing your interactive biz.

Buy the right man a 16-ounce latte and good things can happen.
Finally, thanks to Rob Nissen at Grand Central Publishing for sending me an advance copy of Branding Only Works On Cattle by Jonathan Salem Baskin.

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. David,
    Wow … I feel like a princess. Errr … wait, that came out wrong. Anyway, it was great meeting you. Although I admit I’ve completely slacked in making some formal introductions to a couple of others I had in mind. I’ll get on it tomorrow, I promise.
    Welcome back to P-town. Here’s hoping the networking goes well. And what’s this about a free latte?

  2. Cool you’re back in Portland, Burner.
    You’re a talented cat. You’ll rock worlds there.

  3. thanks, david. i’m still jittery from the latte. might need a beer chaser next time.