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Now displaying: January, 2020
Jan 29, 2020

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.

Jan 27, 2020

Mr. Peanut's death by fall caused a bit of an earthquake. His selfless plunge into the ground reverberated on social media this week. Some of us were shocked. Others laughed.

Mr. Peanut's funeral is reported to air during the Super Bowl. Podcast co-hosts David Griner and Ko Im predicts a resurrection of the iconic mascot. Plus, on this week's episode, breaking news reporter Katie Lundstrom joins us from Texas to talk about the Little Caesars and Doritos teasers. Plus, we delight in Winona Ryder visiting her namesake town for Squarespace.

And the CEO of Talkwalker talks about the buzziest online discussions leading up to the Big Game, and what to potentially expect on social media during the Super Bowl.

 

Jan 20, 2020

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.

Jan 12, 2020

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. 

Jan 6, 2020

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.

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