The Year In AdPulp: Words, Words And More Words

It’s the end of the year. I ought to be toiling away on year-end posts like “AdPulp’s 10 Best Commericals of 2010,” or “AdPulp’s 10 Best Content Marketing Campaigns of 2010,” or “AdPulp’s 10 Best Social Media Marketing Campaigns of 2010,” and so on. Because that’s what you, dear reader, want. Lists. Recaps. Organization and categorization. Right?
Understand, I’m not against making lists. In fact, here’s a curated list of mostly first-hand reporting and a few “thought pieces” that I posted to AdPulp this year. It’s a “Best of” kind of thing, although I prefer for you to tell me which of our pieces are best. At any rate, I hope you’ll agree that the following posts are worth a second look:
Creativity Might Be Random, But The Pursuit Of It Is Not
Modern Digital Life Can Be #SoIrritating
You Are Not The Information You Share
Marshall Kirkpatrick’s Cyborg Aerobics
Mile High Meditations
To Win Big Like Gary Vee, You Have To Care Like Gary Vee
Center Stage With Portland’s Most Successful Communicator
Fighting Words
Strategy Was His Strength, Not Disaster
Time For A Raise
Hundreds Gather At #SoFresh To Further Their Knowledge of Social Media Best Practices
Here’s A Story For You
Broadly Relevant But Highly Differentiated
Feed The Wiki, Which In Turn Feeds Search
Ad Guys And Gumshoes
Migration To Digital Not As Tough As The Oregon Trail, But Still Tough
Big Omaha Is A Big Deal
You Can Learn To Innovate, Or Fall Far Far Behind
Wicked Party, But How Do We Measure It?
Gamification, Second Cousin To Californication
I See A Cyber Lion In Someone’s Future
FB, The Ubiquitous Utility
That’s What The Money’s For
Should We Continue AdPulp Forever? Yes But No But Yes.
What’s A Hashtag? Social Media Just Isn’t That Cool Anymore.
Bloggers Shed Their Pajamas For Silk Robes And Other Finery
AIGA Studio Tour: Second Story
And our 2010 “AdPulp Interviews” with: Chris Maley; Tom Asacker; Luke Sullivan; Tracy Wong, John Schofield and Mark Watson; and Doug Lowell.
Reading is work and it requires your undivided attention, which is a lot to ask. So, I sincerely thank you for taking the path of most resistance and reading all these words.
Happy New Year!



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.