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David Burn

A great story is a hook. It’s something for people to hold onto, and when you have products or services to sell, it’s imperative to give people this substance, or they’re left grasping.

Without Clear Compelling Writing, There Is No Point

Poorly written copy costs you a lot of money. Don’t waste your money — or your reader’s time — with pointless, meandering fluff.

David Burn is the thought leader’s thought leader. In an industry of writers and idea people, his insight and expertise stand out from the hubbub. David brings a fearless point of view with a seemingly endless supply of fresh thinking.

— SALLY HOGSHEAD

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RFPs Are a Waste of Precious Time

There’s a wealth of highly specialized marketing talent available to brands today, but few brand managers know exactly where to look to find a good fit for their most pressing needs.  Sure, the brand manager may read the trades — and maybe she has a robust network of...

More Twitter Love from CA!

The person who runs the Communication Arts Twitter account likes the #AdLegends series on Adpulp.com. I am grateful. CA is the creative industry's standard-bearer, and each Tweet sent from @CommArts is seen by a segment of the magazine's 81,300 followers....

Ad Brains: Conversations with Advertising’s Icons, Rebels, and Rulers

In this collection of 18 interviews with advertising professionals, the reader travels inside the minds of some of today’s top performers in the field. From the hallways of Madison Avenue to the freelancer’s home office, the lessons and stories offered here will entertain and inform.

A reader says:

I really enjoyed Ad Brains. When you’ve been working in the ad business as long as I have, you tend to gain a veneer of cynicism. Well, this book helped chip a fair bit of that away as it reminded me of all the smart, interesting people that work in the business. David Burn did a great job of giving us a peak into the minds of many of them.

This book is definitely worth the read for both newbies to the industry, as well as the road-worn folks like myself. A fun read!

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