Widgets Are Us

Our friends at Talent Zoo supplied us with a new Jobs widget now on display to your right.
Here’s wishing ad peeps in need a happy and healthy job search.
On a side note, Talent Zoo has been our number one corporate sponsor over the past three years. Aside from the fact that we get to bill them for services rendered, it’s incredibly nice to have their support.
Talent Zoo’ blog strategy is pretty tight. In addition to working with AdPulp, they have a handful of their own blogs, including Beyond Madison Avenue, Wired and Hired, Hiring Revolution and Beneath the Brand. The Zoo is also deep into podcasting.

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’ve used Talent Zoo twice in the past. I found their recruiters, like Michael Riddle (used once), to be less than knowledgeable about their clients. They were unaware of what the specifics of the job were or the specifics of the company they were trying to place me in. They (Michael) never followed up when asked to clarify either. They are a regional headhunter with no top level creative agency access – I’m a creative. They do not have blue chip national or international clients. They are not interested in placing people in beneficial positions either, but rather just filling positions. There are over 50 advertising and marketing placement firms in the US that place people to ethically benefit the client and employee. Talent Zoo is not one of them. I will never use this firm again. For hiring in our NYC boutique agency, widgets or not.

  2. Not to denigrate your negative experience DD5, but “top level creative agency access” is not the only market out there. In fact, the market you speak of and desire is a tiny little sliver of my dick is bigger opportunity. I’ll let TZ say whether or not they have that access, what I’m saying is this: they did not meet your needs, fine, you moved on. Yet, it’s clear TZ does meet the needs of many others.

  3. “my dick is bigger?”
    What a moronic thing to say.
    There are lot of hacks like David Burn in the world, Talent Zoo is a perfect match for them or as he says, “meets the needs of many others.” What a joke.

  4. A short meditation on hackery…
    People with talent don’t concern themselves with such things.