Something’s Wrong. But What?

Last Sunday evening we went live with a crowdfunding campaign on So far, we’ve raised zero dollars.

Naturally, it’s humbling to realize one’s appeal is a big fat flop. I was pretty disappointed on Monday and Tuesday, but by yesterday I’d resolved to let it be a lesson to me, and to not give up.

Fundraising is never easy, and AdPulp has no history of raising money from readers. So, let me ask…

If you have any ideas on how we might we adapt the campaign to make it more meaningful to you and other AdPulp readers/supporters, please leave a comment here or send me an email at



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.