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Consistently good

By adam6803 - Sep 03 2019
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Always topical, always professionally produced. Makes me a better marketer.

advertising is fun!

By whoisthebaldguy - Aug 19 2019
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Advertising is fun. This podcast reminds us of that.

iTunes Ratings

111 Ratings
Average Ratings
99
2
5
2
3

Consistently good

By adam6803 - Sep 03 2019
Read more
Always topical, always professionally produced. Makes me a better marketer.

advertising is fun!

By whoisthebaldguy - Aug 19 2019
Read more
Advertising is fun. This podcast reminds us of that.

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Yeah, That's Probably an Ad

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Join the scrappy, skeptical Adweek news team as we debate the highs and lows of creativity, advertising, marketing, media and technology.

81 - What's Worth Streaming?

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Adweek TV beat writer A.J. Katz joins us to talk about today's top streaming options, plus how the industry might get shaken up in the near future. We also talk about the imminent arrival of Mayochup, just how much ad CEOs get paid and why The Rock's new campaign with Under Armour is this week's Ad Worth Watching.

Sponsor: Adweek Elevate: Creativity on June 14 will be a fascinating, informative and inspiring half-day event in NYC. Learn more at adweek.com/elevate

Timestamps: 5:00: Mayochup is coming! Run for your lives! | 9:20: How much do ad CEOs get paid compared to average employees? | 14:45: Under Armour, Droga5 and The Rock have a new campaign called "Will Finds a Way" | 23:30: The state of streaming TV - what's worth your time and money, and how is it all changing?

Apr 23 2018

45mins

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90 - What Happened at Cannes

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It was a sleepier, smaller Cannes Lions, but we still have plenty to talk about. We recap the big winners, trends and takeaways from advertising's most high-profile creative festival.

Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Accenture Interactive. Greater experiences start with reimagined consumer experiences. Learn more at AccentureInteractive.com.

Jun 27 2018

30mins

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At Cannes: Nike's Most Successful Failure

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Breaking2 was Nike's tremendously ambitious project to run a marathon in less than 2 hours. The project failed to reach its goal, but it came damn close. And in the process, the brand—and long-distance running more generally—learned new ways to shave time off future races. At the Cannes Lions, we sat down with leaders from Nike, Wieden + Kennedy and production house Dirty Robber to talk about the project's key takeaways.

Jun 21 2018

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At Cannes: Inside Westworld's 'The Maze'

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With more than 11,000 lines of written dialogue, HBO's "The Maze" Alexa skill from 360i is the marketing world's most ambitious use of voice to date. At the Cannes Lions, we caught up with 360i CCO Menno Kluin and Chief Strategy Officer Raig Adolfo to talk about how their team brought the project to life.

Jun 20 2019

20mins

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111 - The Best Ads of the Year

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Four of Adweek's writers and editors come together to share their picks for the Top 5 ads of the 2018. Will any of your favorites make the cut? We also look at the newest stunts in the branded trolling trend, with Burger King's Whopper Detour and Payless' fake luxury shop. Palessi.

Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Facebook Blueprint. Learn everything about building a business using Facebook, Instagram and more at fb.me/blueprint/adweek

Dec 10 2018

58mins

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149 - Agency of the Year Selection | Finding Mentors

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Mentors can make your career. You, as a mentor, can make someone else's career. This week on the podcast we talk about the importance of mentors and a new program that will shape future brand marketing leaders. 

And it's almost that time of year, the selection of Adweek's Agency of the Year. Four of the judges are on this week's episode including hosts David Griner and Kimeko McCoy as well as agencies editor Doug Zanger and agencies reporter Minda Smiley. 

Plus, Deloitte Digital's Amelia Dunlop with a message on elevating the human experience. 

Oct 12 2019

47mins

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152 - Twitter Shuns Political Ads | Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Is Back

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It's a jam-packed podcast this week: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich is back, political ads on Twitter are gone and it's that time of year again: Brand Genius.

With much of the Adweek staff covering our Brandweek event in Palm Springs this week, we take time to talk about our annual marquee honor: the Brand Genius awards, which is taking place during Brandweek. We chat about Brand Save honoree Stand Up to Cancer and our Brand Visionary Chrissy Teigen, about her other role as mayor of Twitter.

David Griner and Kimeko McCoy co-host this week's podcast and are joined by senior writer Diana Pearl and senior editor Robert Klara. Plus, analysis on Twitter's political ad ban from platforms reporter Shoshana Wodinsky.

Nov 03 2019

46mins

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85 - Roseanne and Rebootapalooza

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Following up our recent discussion of the nostalgia trend, TV senior editor Jason Lynch is back to talk about his cover story on Roseanne and the continuing waves of program revivals such as the return of Murphy Brown. We also talk about the abrupt death and rapid rebirth of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the week's best ads and a saucy new font from...Arby's?

Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Accenture Interactive. Greater experiences start with reimagined consumer experiences. Learn more at AccentureInteractive.com.

May 20 2018

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127 - The Best Experiential Marketing | NewFronts Preview

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This week we look at the winners of the first Adweek Experiential Awards and what trends we expect to see at this year's NewFronts digital content pitches.  Our panel is: • James Cooper, Adweek Editorial Director  • Sara Jerde, Adweek Digital Media Reporter • David Griner, Adweek Creative and Innovation Editor • Doug Zanger, Adweek Senior Editor

Apr 28 2019

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143 - Run on Popeyes Chicken | Influencer Marketing

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People love that chicken from Popeyes so much the chain ran out of its new sandwich. So what's a marketer to do? Popeyes got creative.

Plus, the lengths some brands will go to to court influencers. And introducing Adweek's new travel and hospitality beat. 

This week's episode is brought to you by Deloitte Digital. 

Sep 02 2019

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117 - Lessons of Challenger Brands

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Fresh off Adweek's two-day Challenger Brands event, our editors and writers gather to share the lessons we learned from the founders and CMOs of some of today's most interesting and rapidly rising companies. How did they carve out their niche, and what advice did they pick up along the way?

This week's panel is: • Kristina Monllos, Brand Marketing Editor, Adweek • Diana Pearl, Brand Marketing Reporter, Adweek • David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor, Adweek Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Facebook, which has a new podcast — Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection. This podcast brings some of the brightest minds in business together. Listen and subscribe on any podcast platform or by visiting Facebook.com/threeandahalfdegrees

Feb 12 2019

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86 - How Gimlet Is Building 'the HBO of Audio'

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It's podcast field trip week, as we visit Gimlet Media's Brooklyn headquarters to chat with the podcast company's co-founder and president, Matt Lieber. We talk about the original intent of Gimlet and whether it's remained on that same path, plus we cover a wide range of trends in podcasting, such as scripted fiction and the growing involvement of brands.

Our theme music is by Home. This episode was produced by Aneya Fernando and edited by Lane McGiboney.

May 29 2018

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151 - What to Expect at Brandweek | A Conversation with Chris Gardner

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On this week's episode of Yeah, That's Probably an Ad guest host agencies and creative senior editor Doug Zanger talks with retail reporter Ann-Marie Alcántara, senior art director Dianna McDougall and video producer Josh Rios about what to expect at Brandweek 2019. More than 500 marketers will descend on Palm Springs next week to find inspiration from brand leaders from Target, Disney, Airbnb, EA, Chipotle, Popeye's, Citi, Viacom, and many more. 

Plus, a conversation with Chris Gardner, best known for his rags to riches memoir Pursuit of Happyness which became a box office hit staring Will Smith.

Oct 27 2019

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116 - Super Bowl's Best and Worst

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Beer! Dragons! ASMR! Andy Warhol! Corn syrup? It was a weird Super Bowl, you guys. But before we lock it away in the annals of advertising history, the Adweek team is weighing in on the best and worst ads of the night, along with what we made of this year's trends. This week's panel: • Kristina Monllos, Brand Marketing Editor, Adweek • Doug Zanger, Senior Editor, Adweek • Jameson Fleming, News Editor, Adweek • David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor, Adweek

Feb 05 2019

53mins

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At Cannes: Sparking a New Generation of Women in Leadership

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For our first bonus podcast from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, we're joined by two incredible ad industry leaders who are helping encourage and develop a new and unprecedented generation of women in leadership, especially in the largely male-dominated Latin American market. We sit down with Maribel Vidal, president of McCann Worldgroup's Women Leadership Council in Latin America, and celebrated creative director Laura Visco of 72andSunny Amsterdam.

Jun 19 2018

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Bonus: Droga5, Independent No More

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The trend of consultancies buying agencies just went into overdrive as Accenture Interactive announced it will purchase Droga5. In this bonus episode, we talk about Droga5's history and creative work, along with the messages this purchase might send to the marketing world.

On this bonus podcast panel:

• David Griner, Adweek Creative and Innovation Editor • Lindsay Rittenhouse, Adweek Agencies Reporter • Doug Zanger, Adweek Senior Editor

Our theme music is by home. This episode was produced by Aneya Fernando and edited by Lane McGiboney with production assistance by Josh Rios.

Apr 05 2019

33mins

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123 - Being a Woman in Advertising and Media

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For Women's History Month, a panel of women from Adweek's news team discuss the obstacles and opportunities for women in today's marketing, media and tech worlds.

On this week's panel are:

• Aneya Fernando, podcast producer and digital projects editor

• Kimeko McCoy, social editor

• Ann-Marie Alcántara, tech reporter

Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Facebook, which has a new podcast — Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection. This podcast brings some of the brightest minds in business together. Listen and subscribe on any podcast platform or by visiting Facebook.com/threeandahalfdegrees

Mar 25 2019

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114 - The Lessons of Gillette

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It's not often an ad sparks debate, consternation and headlines (beyond sites like ours), so this week, the Adweek team gathers to discuss Gillette's recent foray into cause marketing—and the mixed response it generated. Joining the panel this week are: • Kimeko McCoy, Social Editor of Adweek • Nicole Ortiz, Community Editor of Adweek • Patrick Coffee, Editor at Large of Adweek • David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor of Adweek

Jan 22 2019

51mins

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131 - How to Launch Your Career the Right Way

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If you know (or you ARE) a recent college grad looking to break into marketing or media, this is the episode for you. Our writers and editors share the lessons from this year's Adweek Graduate's Guide to Marketing and Media, including tips on landing your first job and making the most of mentoring opportunities.

Sponsor: This week episode is brought to you by Pantheon. More than 2,500 agencies trust Pantheon to power their clients' websites. Learn more at pantheon.io/adweek

Jun 03 2019

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119 - Real Talk About Race and Advertising

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As Black History Month winds down, we're pausing to have an enjoyably blunt conversation about the obstacles faced by young people of color in today's ad industry—and how these discussions can be extended far beyond each February. This week's panelists are: • Kai Lawson, Co-host, Mixed Company podcast • Bennett D. Bennett, Freelance Copywriter • Kimeko McCoy, Social Editor, Adweek • David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor, Adweek  Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Facebook, which has a new podcast — Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection. This podcast brings some of the brightest minds in business together. Listen and subscribe on any podcast platform or by visiting Facebook.com/threeandahalfdegrees

Feb 25 2019

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157 - Peloton Lessons Learned | Adweek 40

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You've probably seen it by now, the much-maligned Peloton ad. But what was it about that head-scratcher of a spot, what are the lessons learned and what might it mean for the brand? We discuss. 

Plus, Adweek's final issue of 2019 looks back at the last 4 decades as the magazine celebrates being 40 years bold. We also look ahead to the 2020s and beyond.

David Griner and Ko Im co-host and are joined by senior editor Robert Klara and Senior Art Director Dianna McDougall.

Dec 07 2019

46mins

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156 - Agency of the Year

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Go inside the process of selecting Adweek's 2019 Agencies of the Year with agency and creativity senior editor Doug Zanger, agencies reporter Minda Smiley and Adweek photo editor Kacy Burdette. Plus we're talking the latest and teariest holiday ads.

Dec 01 2019

44mins

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155 - Upping the Ante on Anti-Drug Ads

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Anti-drug ad campaigns have been around for decades. From the Reagan era Just Say No campaign to the D.A.R.E. program we all remember from middle school. This week saw a new head scratcher of an ad from South Dakota titled 'Meth. We're On It.'

We talk about the meaning of the message with publishing editor Sara Jerde and emerging tech reporter Patrick Kulp. Plus, weighing in on this week's Adweek 50.

Nov 25 2019

34mins

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154 - Jay Shetty on Being Creative | Best Holiday Ads So Far

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This week saw a number of new holiday ads many of them from the U.K. Take a listen to some of the best so far and a look at what's to come.

Plus, our Young Influential cover star Jay Shetty tells us why he's trying to make wisdom go viral and what drives his creativity. "Pressure is not based on judgement. Pressure is based on the desire to grow and to learn," he tells Adweek's Ko Im who is a guest on this week's podcast alongside Gen ZEOs podcast host Nick Gardner.

David Griner and Kimeko McCoy co-host.

Nov 18 2019

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153 - The Best of Brandweek | Dream Team to the Rescue

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This episode of Yeah, That's Probably an Ad was recorded in Palm Springs, Calif. as Brandweek 2019 was winding down last week. Adweek's executive editor Stephanie Paterik, tech and brands editor Josh Sternberg, retail reporter Ann-Marie Alcántara and video producer Nick Gardner recap the best insight and takeaways from brands ranging from Chipotle and Popeyes to Lufthansa, Hilton, JetBlue and many more.

Nov 10 2019

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152 - Twitter Shuns Political Ads | Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Is Back

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It's a jam-packed podcast this week: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich is back, political ads on Twitter are gone and it's that time of year again: Brand Genius.

With much of the Adweek staff covering our Brandweek event in Palm Springs this week, we take time to talk about our annual marquee honor: the Brand Genius awards, which is taking place during Brandweek. We chat about Brand Save honoree Stand Up to Cancer and our Brand Visionary Chrissy Teigen, about her other role as mayor of Twitter.

David Griner and Kimeko McCoy co-host this week's podcast and are joined by senior writer Diana Pearl and senior editor Robert Klara. Plus, analysis on Twitter's political ad ban from platforms reporter Shoshana Wodinsky.

Nov 03 2019

46mins

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151 - What to Expect at Brandweek | A Conversation with Chris Gardner

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On this week's episode of Yeah, That's Probably an Ad guest host agencies and creative senior editor Doug Zanger talks with retail reporter Ann-Marie Alcántara, senior art director Dianna McDougall and video producer Josh Rios about what to expect at Brandweek 2019. More than 500 marketers will descend on Palm Springs next week to find inspiration from brand leaders from Target, Disney, Airbnb, EA, Chipotle, Popeye's, Citi, Viacom, and many more. 

Plus, a conversation with Chris Gardner, best known for his rags to riches memoir Pursuit of Happyness which became a box office hit staring Will Smith.

Oct 27 2019

44mins

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150 - Hot List: The Timelessness of Friends, the Year of TikTok

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On this week's episode we talk about who made the 2019 Adweek Hot List, and why. TV/Media editor Jason Lynch on the timelessness of Friends, publishing editor Sara Jerde on the hottest in publishing which includes The New York Times and Hearst, and community editor Nicole Ortiz reveals the hottest in digital including digital creator of the year Loren Gray.

David Griner hosts this week's episode.

Oct 21 2019

45mins

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149 - Agency of the Year Selection | Finding Mentors

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Mentors can make your career. You, as a mentor, can make someone else's career. This week on the podcast we talk about the importance of mentors and a new program that will shape future brand marketing leaders. 

And it's almost that time of year, the selection of Adweek's Agency of the Year. Four of the judges are on this week's episode including hosts David Griner and Kimeko McCoy as well as agencies editor Doug Zanger and agencies reporter Minda Smiley. 

Plus, Deloitte Digital's Amelia Dunlop with a message on elevating the human experience. 

Oct 12 2019

47mins

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148 - The Web Comic Pioneers: Drew and Natalie Dee

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In the 17 years they've been producing daily web comics, married couple Drew Toothpaste and Natalie Dee have learned a lot about producing, sharing and making a living off digital content. We caught up with the artists behind Toothpaste for Dinner, Natalie Dee and Married to the Sea to learn about how they got started, how the digital world has changed around them and how they've managed to evolve on their own terms.

Sponsor: Comcast Spotlight helps brands put their message in front of the right audience on any device. Get started today at ComcastSpotlight.com/AdweekMedia

Oct 06 2019

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147 - Is Hispanic Heritage Month Going Unnoticed By Marketers?

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It's Hispanic Heritage Month but you might not know that if you're keeping an eye on brand marketing campaigns.

This week's guests say that's not necessarily a bad thing as more brands are supporting the community 365 days a year, not just for a set-aside few weeks. Adweek's community editor Nicole Ortiz hosts this special edition of Yeah, That's Probably An Ad, with guests: 

  • Isaac Mizrahi, COO of Alma 
  • Marina Filippelli, CCO of Orcì 
  • Ann-Marie Alcántara, Adweek retail reporter 

Sep 27 2019

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146 - The Forgotten Generation | 100 Fastest Growing Agencies

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This week we dive into Adweek's cover story, the 100 Fastest Growing Agencies. What sets these small and medium-sized agencies from their big counterparts?

Plus, Spotify targets the forgotten generation -- Gen X -- in an outdoor campaign aimed at children of the 80s and 90s.

David Griner hosts with guests Adweek Agencies editor Doug Zanger and Agencies reporter Minda Smiley.

Sep 22 2019

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145 - Sexy Colonel Sanders | Candidates as Brands

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Marketing chicken has take a whole new turn. KFC is launching a dating game where contestants can date a sexy version of Colonel Sanders. We talk about why the brand has gone there.

We also delve into presidential candidates as brands and what that means to their campaigns. Plus, what Adweek has coming for this week's Covering Climate Now project.

David Griner hosts and is joined by media reporter Sara Jerde and chief of staff Jameson Fleming.

Sep 16 2019

39mins

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144 - Miami Agency Waves | Adweek 40

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We review last week's big agency news including longtime TBWA creative Duncan Milner suing for wrongful termination, plus the talent battle brewing in Miami. Agencies editor Doug Zanger breaks it all down.

And Adweek's resident historian and senior editor for brands Robert Klara helps us celebrate Adweek's 40th anniversary. 

David Griner and Kimeko McCoy co-host.

Sep 08 2019

41mins

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143 - Run on Popeyes Chicken | Influencer Marketing

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People love that chicken from Popeyes so much the chain ran out of its new sandwich. So what's a marketer to do? Popeyes got creative.

Plus, the lengths some brands will go to to court influencers. And introducing Adweek's new travel and hospitality beat. 

This week's episode is brought to you by Deloitte Digital. 

Sep 02 2019

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142 - Popeyes Taste Test | Disney+ Ramps Up

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People love that chicken from Popeyes so much it's selling out. At least the new chicken sandwich is, thanks to a fast food Twitter fight. We give it a taste test and give you the backstory of the the marketing. Plus Disney+ makes some marketing moves as Netflix prepares for battle.

This week's episode is brought to you by IBM and the new Institute for Brand Marketing hosted here on Adweek.com starting in September.

Aug 23 2019

43mins

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141 - The TV Industry vs. Netflix | Project Isaac Awards

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As Viacom and CBS announce plans to (re)merge, Adweek TV guru Jason Lynch is back on the podcast just in time to tell us what this and other big TV announcements in recent weeks mean for the future of streaming. We also look at the winners in this year's Adweek Project Isaac Awards, honoring inventive marketing.

Aug 19 2019

53mins

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140 - Barton F. Graf Closing | Mid-Year Brand Check

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On this week's edition we talk about the closing of independent advertising Barton F. Graf, what it means for creative shops and the industry at large. Plus a mid-year brand check. From legacies like AB InBev to startups like Away, which brands are standing out. 

This week’s panel is:

Kimeko McCoy, Adweek social editor

Ann-Marie Alcántara, Adweek retail reporter

David Griner, Adweek creative and innovation editor

Aug 12 2019

41mins

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139 - Ogilvy & Edelman on the Border | Nitro Cold Brew Buzz

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On the Adweek podcast we talk about the crisis at the border for two of the biggest agencies: Ogilvy and Edelman. Their work for government agencies is conflicting with their employees' beliefs and each is taking a different path. Plus, Nitro Cold Brew Buzz, a taste test of the summer's hottest cold drink.

On this week: David Griner, Kimeko McCoy, Kelsey Sutton and Patrick Coffee.

Aug 03 2019

43mins

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138 - Facebook, NBCU and All Things NexTech '19

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On this week's episode we talk with reporters Josh Sternberg, Sara Jerde and Marty Swant who moderated panels at and covered Adweek's NexTech '19. From Facebook's wild week to NBCU's big upfront gains. Social Editor Kimeko McCoy hosts with an announcement from Adweek partner IBM and the upcoming Institute for Brand Marketing.

Jul 29 2019

32mins

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