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Now displaying: November, 2018
Nov 28, 2018

J. Walter Thompson, the world's oldest ad agency, is being retired as a name through its just-announced merger with sister agency Wunderman to form Wunderman Thompson. This week we talk about the trend of names from advertising's golden age going out to pasture. We're also talking about Apple's amazing holiday ad, a feminine brand's new anthem of vaginal pride, and who made the cut for this year's Adweek 50.

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Nov 14, 2018

Black Friday? Nah. Cyber Monday. Nope. Prime Day? No, the biggest shopping day of the year is Nov. 11. Why? Because that's Singles Day, which has quickly exploded in China into an ecommerce day that blows U.S. holiday shopping out of the water. On this week's episode, Adweek ecommerce expert Lisa Lacy joins us to explain how Singles Day became a $31 billion behemoth.

Our panel of writers and editors also discuss a holiday ad that got banned into viral glory and this week's L.A. issue of Adweek, including our L.A. Brand Stars.

Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Flipboard, home of The Insight, a new destination for the advertising industry where news, data stories and inspiration live all in one place. Find it all at TheInsight.Flipboard.com/Adweek 

Nov 5, 2018

Does "Love, Actually" hold up? Do you sleep with the door closed? We tackle these (surprisingly relevant) questions and much more this week as we discuss R/GA's changing of the guard, an airline's emotional short film, a shockingly effective fire-safety PSA and this year's lineup of Adweek's Brand Genius winners.

Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Flipboard, home of The Insight, a new destination for the advertising industry where news, data stories and inspiration live all in one place. Find it all at TheInsight.Flipboard.com/Adweek

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