Adweek's staff and listeners reflect on the lessons of job loss, working from home and spending time in solitude as the global COVID-19 lockdown reshapes our industry and our culture.
Seth Godin is a bestselling author and entrepreneur. His work has resonated with many marketers over the years. He also runs an online course to help marketers learn by doing. He joins Ko Im to talk about how marketers can do their jobs better in the modern age.
SXSW? Canceled. Cannes? TBD.
Breaking news reporter Katie Lundstrom dials in from Austin, Texas and plugs us into what's happening on the ground. Co-hosts David Griner and Ko Im also discuss working from home in the time of coronavirus.
"It's just a bit chaos at the moment," said Burger King's global CMO Fernando Machado.
He speaks with Adweek's Ko Im about monitoring how the coronavirus situation is evolving in key markets, looking at current lessons learned from China and receiving continual feedback on the boundary-pushing moldy whopper campaign.
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.
"Not every brand is a billion dollar brand," says retail tech reporter Ann Marie Alcantara.
Ann Marie sheds insight into DTC 3.0—from a correction on the market amid consolidations and closures. She and CPG reporter Paul Hiebert also join host Ko Im to shed light on the winners of the 2020 Retail Awards—from Ulta to Target to Square.
Plus, Loose Threads founder and podcaster Richie Siegel dives deeper into the fundamentals of customer acquisition, ecommerce and what can make a good retail experience.
Plus, agencies reporters Minda Smiley and Erik Oster join the podcast with hosts David Griner and Ko Im to discuss the U.S. and global agencies of year: moviemaker UM and comeback agency OMD, respectively.
And Paul Woolmington, CEO, Canvas Worldwide, the breakthrough agency of the year joins us in the studio.
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.
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.
In this bonus Super Bowl episode, Ko Im, co-host and departments editor, Adweek speaks with Cameron Smith, vp revenue strategy, GIPHY and Jason Musante, Global CCO, Huge. From Mountain Dew to Pantone, they discuss the most shared and talked about moments and what marketers should keep in mind for tentpole events—especially on social media.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On this year's final episode of Yeah, That's Probably an Ad, co-hosts David Griner and Nicole Ortiz speak with staff writer for agencies and AgencySpy editor Erik Oster about 2020 as a good year for independent agencies, TV editor Jason Lynch on some of the best shows to come and executive editor Stephanie Paterik on new ways to reach consumers as we peek ahead to our next Challenger Brand's roster of speakers (spoiler alert: chief marketers from the NFL).
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.
You've probably seen it by now, the much-maligned Peloton ad. But what was it about that head-scratcher of a spot, what are the lessons learned and what might it mean for the brand? We discuss.
Plus, Adweek's final issue of 2019 looks back at the last 4 decades as the magazine celebrates being 40 years bold. We also look ahead to the 2020s and beyond.
David Griner and Ko Im co-host and are joined by senior editor Robert Klara and Senior Art Director Dianna McDougall.
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.
Anti-drug ad campaigns have been around for decades. From the Reagan era Just Say No campaign to the D.A.R.E. program we all remember from middle school. This week saw a new head scratcher of an ad from South Dakota titled 'Meth. We're On It.'
We talk about the meaning of the message with publishing editor Sara Jerde and emerging tech reporter Patrick Kulp. Plus, weighing in on this week's Adweek 50.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.