Not South By

The Economist is putting on a marketing forum in San Francisco today and tomorrow. The magazine kindly offered me press credentials, but I didn’t make the trip. Hard to justify the costs when you’re a bootstrapper. At the same time, there’s nothing like being on the ground reporting and learning.
Bob Gilbreath of Bridge Worldwide in Cincinatti is on the ground at the St. Francis. Here’s a bit of his live reporting:
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On a related note, we’re working on becoming a media partner for WebVisions in Portland, May 20-22. Hope to see you there!



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.