Douglas Burdett is the principal of Artillery, a business-to-business marketing agency he founded in 2001. He is also the author of two blogs: Fire Support and Forward Observer and the host of The Marketing Book Podcast.
Launched in January 2015, The Marketing Book Podcast was listed on iTunes as the #2 Business Podcast two months later. The podcast is a weekly show that interviews bestselling authors about their books to help listeners keep up with the smartest thinking in the quickly changing field of modern marketing.
Douglas began his career in the world of New York City advertising, where he spent ten years working for industry giants J. Walter Thompson and Grey Advertising. Douglas worked another four years at a Virginia Beach advertising agency before deciding to launch his own business.
Before his business career, Douglas graduated from the Virginia Military Institute. He served as a U.S. Army artillery officer in Germany for three years. When he got out of the army he went back to school to earn his MBA.
Douglas tells me that, in lieu of a mid-life crisis, he started performing standup comedy!