We Knew Him When

A year ago in this space we decided to help an aspiring copywriter develop his spec book. Today, that aspiring copywriter works as an editor for Gawker Media and gets ink in The New York Times.

Ben Popken is an unlikely consumer crusader.

The power of blogs never ceases to amaze.

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 read The Consumerist every day. Damn good stuff. Ben’s doing way more for society there than he might have as a copywriter.