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Yeah, That's Probably an Ad

Join the scrappy, skeptical Adweek news team as we debate the highs and lows of creativity, advertising, marketing, media and technology. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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158 - Best of 2019's Ads

We look back at the best spots of the year. Co-hosts David Griner and Ko Im speak with agencies reporter Minda Smiley and video producer Josh Rios debate which Nike ad was better and share their other favorites from 2019. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 13mins

15 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Bonus: Gary Vaynerchuk on Being Polarizing and Making 3 Super Bowl Ads

VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk sits down with Adweek to talk about his agency's rapid rise from social media agency to Super Bowl powerhouse, with three national spots in this year's Big Game. VaynerMedia has made this year's ads for Planters, Sabra and Hard Rock. Vaynerchuck, a high-profile entrepreneur and public speaker, also discusses his polarizing presence in the ad industry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

29 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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164 - The 2020 Super Bowl in Review

What were the best and worst ads of the 2020 Super Bowl? Adweek's editors dive into the highs and lows of this year's Big Game spots. Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by MasterClass. Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, co-chairmen of Goodby Silverstein & Partners, break down how they created some of the most iconic ads of all time. Find them on MasterClass.com and the MasterClass app.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

27 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

3 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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160 - Diversity and Inclusion in 2020 and at CES

On the first episode of the year, we discuss inclusion and diversity on all fronts: the podcast itself, at the Consumer Electronics Show. It's the first big opportunity to make a splash. Travel reporter Ryan Barwick joins us to talk about the sustainability messaging to kick off the year, and publishing editor Sara Jerde discusses how it's going to be an interesting landscape for publishers who will be connecting on the show floor. Plus, Jean Foster, svp of marketing and communications of the CTA talks about the trade organization's efforts to include sex tech and previews headliner Ivanka Trump. You'll also learn how both host David Griner and Ko Im are approaching this year's resolutions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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156 - Agency of the Year

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

1 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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142 - Popeyes Taste Test | Disney+ Ramps Up

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

3 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36mins

10 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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169 - All Things Coronavirus, Plus Glamour's EIC on Storytelling

How is coronavirus affecting all corners of the media, advertising and marketing industries?  Editor Doug Zanger and reporter Lisa Lacy join co-hosts David Griner and Ko Im to discuss how agency and consumer behavior are changing in light of the epidemic.  And, Glamour's editor-in-chief Samantha Barry talks about what the magazine brand is doing to stay current and help break stigmas for the modern working woman. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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165 - The New Retail Experience

The retail industry is rapidly changing. Experiential reporter Ian Zelaya writes: “More retailers are using experiential techniques to evolve and compete with online shopping.” He and emerging tech reporter join co-hosts David Griner and Ko Im to discuss the new mall, food hall and IRL shopping. We also discuss the world of online dating in a parody site called Amazon Dating as well as "Diverse Editions," a joint effort in the publishing world by TBWA/Chiat/Day and Penguin Random House for Black History Month, which got pulled very quickly. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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143 - Run on Popeyes Chicken | Influencer Marketing

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #15

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161 - Adweek's @SuperBowlBot and the Stall of Blockchain

We're on the road to Super Bowl—with 60-second ads and political ads to come. And fewer ads means more pressure for returning and new players to make a splash. On this week's podcast, creative and innovation editor David Griner is joined with senior editor Nicole Ortiz, deputy brands editor Diana Pearl and emerging tech reporter Patrick Kulp. Diana predicts how brands will be making more of a statement. Patrick discusses how the @SuperBowlbot project came to life. Plus, listen to the AI-powered spot for Wix and learn how hot topic blockchain fell a bit from grace.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40mins

12 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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149 - Agency of the Year Selection | Finding Mentors

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

12 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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146 - The Forgotten Generation | 100 Fastest Growing Agencies

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

22 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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162 - Inside That Game of Thrones Super Bowl Spot and Nike's Lunar New Year Ad

This week, we look back on the scream-inducing Game of Thrones x Budweiser Super Bowl 2019 spot (that was also last year's Adweek top ad of the year). Co-hosts David Griner and Ko Im sit down with two creative directors at Droga5 who worked on the campaign. Lauren Ferreira and Jono Paull recall what it was like to brainstorm in the war room, be on set with the GoT show-runners and how they kept the head fake a big, fat secret.  Also we look at how brands like Apple and Nike are approaching Lunar New Year. ECD Vivian Yong joins us from Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai to discuss the inspiration behind the CNY ad and the intentional curation of taking an interesting insight and infusing it with competitive spirit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #20