Walking Our Talk

“Blogging is not about starring in a conversation, it’s about having a conversation with stars!” -Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion
When speaking with Lewis Lazare of the Sun Times last week, he called AdPulp a gossip site. He also wanted to know why we chose the word, “Pulp” and if you read his piece on us, he clearly would like to see more lurid content in these pages. I suspect there will be some juicy details from time to time. But we’re actually much more interested in facilitating an industry conversation.
To further that end, we are looking for contributing writers interested in, and capable of, holding conversations with the stars and would-be stars in and around the ad world. It would help if you’ve had some blogging experience, but your thirst for sharing the best ideas is even more essential. Send us your URL or some relevant writing examples if you’re interested.

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. I’d be interested in doing some writing. I work on the account management side. I do mostly the general work but have been doing some interactive work recently. I periodically write about how technology(RSS, IP TV, etc) will change the ad world. The conversation I’d like to start is how that change should be managed within ad agencies.

  2. Jayme,
    Sounds great. We look forward to your pathways through the labyrinth.

  3. Clyde Hogg says:

    Technology, so far, has accelerated the production of ads, not their creation. One thing people keep forgetting: what comes out of a computer is only as good as what people put into it. The operative word is “people”. Those creatures with minds, brains, and the ability to reason. Reason is behind the extrapolation of new media, and it remains to be seen if its uses will be as creative as the media itself.