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Nov 20, 2017

Got Star Wars fatigue? We did, too, until a great EA ad this week. We discuss that, as well as other fun new ads, including Volvo and the Spanish Lottery. We also look at digital media's difficult week, and run down our new digital feature package on challenger brands.

Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Accenture Interactive. Learn more at AccentureInteractive.com.

Timestamps: 1:55: A tough week for digital media. | 6:25: Cards Against Humanity's latest holiday stunt. | 10:33: Strategy magazine's 2017 Agency of the Year parody videos. | 20:10: Volvo wraps up its nonlinear storytelling trilogy. | 25:41: BBH's great ad for Star Wars Battlefront II. | 32:57: Long-form love for Lowe's escape room and the Spanish Lottery's latest Xmas ad. | 34.42: All about challenger brands in television, beauty, travel and more.

Nov 12, 2017

Follow the money, herbs and spices as we connect the threads behind KFC's recent Twitter stunt, which seems to have fired up the conspiracy theorist corners of the internet. We'll also look at the week's best ads and Adweek's new list of Los Angeles Brand Stars honorees.

Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Accenture Interactive. Learn more at AccentureInteractive.com.

Timestamps: 3:15: Delving deep into KFC conspiracy theories. | 15:35: Adweek's Los Angeles Brand Stars | 23:10: Does John Lewis' 2017 Christmas ad deliver? | 30:40: Google and Samsung get creative for their new phones | 35:10: North Face's freestyle skiing masterpiece | 38:30: Jimmy Kimmel and late night's moral compass.

Nov 4, 2017

With David and Kristina away, Tim goes rogue and ditches our usual format to spend the hour chatting with Angela about the best (and worst) ads of the week, from Ikea's great preroll ads to the virtues (or not) of "friendly" cease-and-desist letters.

Timestamps: 2:17: Ikea's preroll ads | 10:30: Alo House's short film | 20:52: Hornbach's DIY anthem for women | 26:30: Friendly cease-and-desists letters | 34:14: Little Rock says no to Amazon HQ2.

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