This Week In Advertising

“You must make the product interesting, not just make the ad different. And that’s what too many of the copywriters in the U.S. today don’t yet understand.” -Rosser Reeves

This week in advertising an overworked but well paid senior account executive tried the patience of clients (and his employer) with yet another pedantic slideshow. In other news…

  • W+K/Portland says, “Every sip of Coca-Cola feels like an AAH.”
  • Sid Lee wants interns, and typcially Dis Lee gets what Sid Lee wants.
  • Substance in Portland, Oregon is using Instagram to recruit new talent.

  • At the SeattleADDYs, Wong Doody won “Best of Show” for their Seattle International Film Fest work.
  • This is fun. Discover your first Tweet and/or someone else’s first Tweet.
  • Save your thumb and your mind: View as one page (from
  • How many beers would the beerchuck chuck if the beerchuck could chuck beer? #MLB #Budweiser
  • Chew on this. “Don’t call me, ‘babe,'” Sarah Silverman says to an animated coffee cup.
  • FCB/Chicago is movin’ on up to a deluxe Hancock Tower office in the sky.
  • Duracell bus shelter in Canada encourages people to hold hands for warmth.
  • Skittles is so very strange. Strange is good.
  • “Skyrockets in flight, afternoon delight.” Old song. New promotional TV for Taco Bell by Deutsch Inc.

Previously on AdPulp: This Week in Advertising



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.