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Now displaying: July, 2018
Jul 23, 2018

From Amazon dog conspiracies to Elon "Milkshake Duck" Musk, we tackle the most contentious issues this week. Adweek's writers and editors debate the highs and lows of Prime Day, branded pop-ups, OkCupid's "DTF" campaign, the week's best ad and who made this year's edition of Adweek's Power List.

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

Jul 17, 2018

Papa John is out. Ogilvy's Tham Khai Meng is out. Laundry Service's founders are out. McCann Health's CCO is out. What is going on in the marketing world? We catch you up on each of these high-profile ousters, along with other big news like the Army's crackdown on its own ineffective marketing and Build-a-Bear's disastrously successful promotion. We also discuss the week's best ad: Taco Bell's long-awaited prequel to...Demolition Man?

Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Flipboard. In today’s chaotic media landscape, it can feel impossible to reach people while they’re actually paying attention. Flipboard solves that problem. Learn how at FlipboardForBrands.com.

Jul 11, 2018

IHOb, we hardly knew ye. But alas, the supposed burger-centric rebranding of IHOP was a passing phase, and we're left to answer the only remaining question: Did it work? We also discuss Martin Sorrell's first big investment under his new company, and we look at Adweek's annual list of the Most Powerful Women in Sports.

Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Flipboard. In today’s chaotic media landscape, it can feel impossible to reach people while they’re actually paying attention. Flipboard solves that problem. Learn how at FlipboardForBrands.com.

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