Yo Vinny

Vinny Warren–the DDB Chicago copywriter responsible for unleashing Budweiser’s “Whassup?” dross on the culture–apparently has some anger issues to work through. Here’s how he recently introduced himself to the bloatosphere:

This is a blog about creative advertising, Wow Factor style.
Be warned. I know my shit and I’ve got mad skills. I’m doing this anonymously because I don’t want to reveal my true identity. If I did it would probably intimidate potential posters. But just so you know, I am NOT Dan Wieden.
If you’re looking for a good fight about advertising, you’ve come to the right place. I will kick your ass.

I really wouldn’t give a shit, except that he turned his particular brand of venom on us last night, after failing to realize our older posts are closed to comments (in order to fend off unwanted comment and trackback spam). He thought we were censoring him.

I said “CUNT”. which apparently is not appreciated over there at adulp.completecunts.blogspot.com. so my comment was refused entry to their pedantic little sub-adweek shite. but you know what, it’s their blog. maybe they’re tiresome christian types. who the fuck knows?

I suppose the guy is sort of funny, in an “I wish I worked for The Onion” kind of way. But it’s hard to tell. I’m only able to make out a small slice of what he’s about from his blog. That’s the nature of the net. As is the tendency for its users to jump to all sorts of misguided conclusions. While we technically have the ability to engage in honest back-and-forth on blogs, that ideal is rarely realized. It’s much easier to judge, rant, bitch or make a scene.

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. Carl LaFong says:

    Question #1: If Vinny is posting “anonymously,” how do you know the blog belongs to him?
    Question #2: Aside from the insanely overhyped “Whassup” campaign, what other work has Vinny done? (I’m not being sarcastic here; I’m genuinely curious.)

  2. Carl,
    Answer #1: The power of investigative journalism. Yeah right. He supplied his email address when commenting on this blog.
    Answer #2: I have no idea. Maybe if we’re good, Mr. Warren will enlighten us.

  3. Obviously, Vinny is NOT Dan Weiden. I sure am glad he pointed that out.
    This we know: Vinny, being an ardent fan of Howard Stern, can certainly be depended upon to judge original and good work. Hell, Howard does new stuff all the time. Different strippers and titties every night of the week. Now, that’s originality AND variety. What a maverick in the field of radio, that Stern.
    With Ira Glass working right down the street from DDB, it’s no wonder Vinny overlooked that hack of a radio documentarian.
    Thanks, Vinny, for shining your intimidating and glaring talent light into these dark recesses of Christian bloggers, a la AdPulp. We have been scared and lost without you.

  4. Carl LaFong says:

    Veni Vidi Vinny: I came, I saw, I constipated.

  5. I went to that site really wanting it to be a controversial, scathing take on advertising. How disappointed am I?

  6. When AdBloggers Collide

    Mmm, schadenfreude! There’s the loveliest catfight going on between buttoned up Adpulp and the street pugalist TheWowFactor. It’s all about cunts. Adpulp salvos. TheWowFactor (TWF) ripostes. The brouhaha erupted b/c TWF’s author, claiming to be neither…

  7. Can somebody please tell me what the link is to Vinny’s blog? Or is it disabled?

  8. Ryan,
    Looks like Vinny took it down.