A Peek Under The AdPulp Hood

There’s been quite a bit of activity under the hood at AdPulp, of late. I’d like to catch you up on some of it.

First, we launched a new Jobs Section, with help from JobThread. It’s something we’ve discussed doing in the past, but we had Talent Zoo as a sponsor here for several years, and we wanted to cooperate, not compete, with them.

Now we are part of the Digital Media vertical at JobThread, which includes Marketing Pilgrim, Adrants, ReadWriteWeb, Venture Beat and others. Advertisers can place ads vertical wide with JobThread, or directly on AdPulp. Our direct placement rates are highly competitive at $50 per week; $75 for two weeks; or $100 per month. Discounts are provided when buying in bulk.

In other internal news, we’ve recently added a Bookstore page to the site, where you’ll find over 100 recommended marcom books. We’re also about to roll out a partnership with BlogAds, an ad network that will help us fill some of our unused inventory.

In team news, Dan Goldgeier is on the move. He’s leaving muggy ATL behind for the sunny skies of Seattle, where he’ll begin to build a new network of ad peeps. If you’re in Seattle, please reach out to Dan (dgoldg@mindspring.com) and make plans for coffee. He gets off the plane in Seattle tomorrow.

Also, I want to welcome Wade Sturdivant back to the site after a multi-year hiatus. Wade is currently a creative director/copywriter at The Richards Group in Dallas and as we saw this week, he has great insights to share about the business and how to find one’s way in it.

You can also expect to see more and different writing from Stuart Cornuelle in the near future. Stuart, you may recall, wrote a column for us called “The Surfer’s Journey” about his search for a break of the non-surf variety.

I’m also trying to get Matt Bergantino and Charlie “nice work” Quirk back in the AdPulp saddle.

Last but not least, I’m working on the next installment of The AdPulp Interview with our very own, Shawn Hartley, publisher of this site and creative technologist at large. If you have any questions you’d like me ask Shawn, send them on over.



About David Burn

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. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.