Ride The Barkley Rocket To Another Reality


The Daily Biz points to Barkley’s Mentorship Program, which is “dedicated to advertising enlightenment and transformation.” Barkley claims that “qualified students will come to Kansas City to live, learn and create amazing work in an advertising utopia.” Which leads me to wonder what qualities an advertising utopia might embody. Maybe there’d be no bad ads there, or even better, no ads at all.

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.