Gawker Poaches Another One

Ben Popken, of The Spunker has a new gig—editor of Gawker Media’s The Consumerist.
Joel Johnson will be moving up to Executive Editor of the site.

Hit me up at ben [the darn at sign] with your consumer kvetching, hot ads and dishy industry dirt.

You may recall Ben was recently looking at becoming a copywriter. I think he made a wise turn. I mean, why be told what to write by uncaring clients, when Nick Denton is empowering you to write what you want? And for a huge audience, I might add.
Congratulations, Ben. And good luck.

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 now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.