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Mar 21, 2019

During a break from her judging of One Show film entries, Wieden + Kennedy London creative director Ray Shaughnessy joined us in the Dominican Republic to talk about the pros and cons of advertising awards. She also walks us through the process behind Formula 1's new sonic branding, created by compressing an entire Chemical Brothers track down to just 3 seconds.

Our theme music is by Home. This week's episode was produced by David Griner and edited by Lane McGiboney.

Mar 18, 2019

Fresh back from SXSW, Adweek Brand Marketing Editor Kristina Monllos shares the panel she moderated with experiential marketing leader Giant Spoon. The agency created HBO's high-profile interactive SXSW experiences for Westworld in 2018 and Game of Thrones in 2019. In this week's episode, we hear Kristina's talk with Giant Spoon co-founders Trevor Guthrie and Marc Simons, who share the lessons learned in creating epic experiences.

Mar 12, 2019

Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein will be this year's lifetime achievement honorees at the Cannes Lions, so this week we're revisiting the legacy of Goodby Silverstein & Partners, from "Got Milk?" to three Super Bowl ads this year alone. 

Adweek Senior Editor Doug Zanger shares the agency's background and his recent interview with Goodby and Silverstein.

Upcoming Event: Want to learn how some of today's top brands and agencies are bridging the real and digital worlds? Don't miss Adweek's Elevate: Creativity on May 1, 2019. Learn more and grab tickets while they last at https://www.adweek.com/events-and-awards/elevate-creativity2019/

Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Facebook, which has a new podcast — Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection. This podcast brings some of the brightest minds in business together. Listen and subscribe on any podcast platform or by visiting Facebook.com/threeandahalfdegrees

Mar 5, 2019

As the marketing and tech worlds descend on Austin, we caught up with Adweek's SXSW coverage crew to learn more about what they'll be looking for at this year's festival. We also look at YouTube's massive clampdown on comments in content featuring minors and what it says about the state of brand safety.

This week's panel is:

• Kristina Monllos, Brand Marketing Editor, Adweek
• Marty Swant, Tech Reporter, Adweek
• Josh Rios, Video Producer and Editor, Adweek
• David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor, Adweek

Feb 25, 2019

As Black History Month winds down, we're pausing to have an enjoyably blunt conversation about the obstacles faced by young people of color in today's ad industry—and how these discussions can be extended far beyond each February.

This week's panelists are:
• Kai Lawson, Co-host, Mixed Company podcast
• Bennett D. Bennett, Freelance Copywriter
• Kimeko McCoy, Social Editor, Adweek
• David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor, Adweek 

Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Facebook, which has a new podcast — Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection. This podcast brings some of the brightest minds in business together. Listen and subscribe on any podcast platform or by visiting Facebook.com/threeandahalfdegrees

Feb 19, 2019

Nancy Reyes, president of TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, joins us to discuss the retirement and legacy of creative icon Lee Clow. A pioneer of advertising's creative revolution, Clow led Chiat/Day to become one of the most celebrated ad agencies of all time—especially for its work on Apple ads like "1984." 

This week's panel is:

• Nancy Reyes, President, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York
• Patrick Coffee, Editor at Large, Adweek
• David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor, Adweek

 

Feb 19, 2019

Nancy Reyes, president of TBWA\Chiat\Day New York, joins us to discuss the retirement and legacy of creative icon Lee Clow. A pioneer of advertising's creative revolution, Clow led Chiat/Day to become one of the most celebrated ad agencies of all time—especially for its work on Apple ads like "1984." 

This week's panel is:

• Nancy Reyes, President, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York
• Patrick Coffee, Editor at Large, Adweek
• David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor, Adweek

 

Feb 12, 2019

Fresh off Adweek's two-day Challenger Brands event, our editors and writers gather to share the lessons we learned from the founders and CMOs of some of today's most interesting and rapidly rising companies. How did they carve out their niche, and what advice did they pick up along the way?

This week's panel is:
• Kristina Monllos, Brand Marketing Editor, Adweek
• Diana Pearl, Brand Marketing Reporter, Adweek
• David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor, Adweek

Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Facebook, which has a new podcast — Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection. This podcast brings some of the brightest minds in business together. Listen and subscribe on any podcast platform or by visiting Facebook.com/threeandahalfdegrees

Feb 5, 2019

Beer! Dragons! ASMR! Andy Warhol! Corn syrup? It was a weird Super Bowl, you guys. But before we lock it away in the annals of advertising history, the Adweek team is weighing in on the best and worst ads of the night, along with what we made of this year's trends.

This week's panel:
• Kristina Monllos, Brand Marketing Editor, Adweek
• Doug Zanger, Senior Editor, Adweek
• Jameson Fleming, News Editor, Adweek
• David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor, Adweek

Jan 29, 2019

Is Pepsi OK? Or at least, is its Super Bowl ad OK? How about Stella Artois or Michelob Ultra? And what the heck does Burger King have planned? We look into all this and more as we preview this year's Super Bowl ads.

This week's panel:
• David Griner, Creative & Innovation Editor, Adweek
• Dianna McDougall, Art Director, Adweek
• Doug Zanger, Senior Editor, Adweek

Be sure to check out Adweek's Super Bowl Ad Tracker for many more details at https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/super-bowl-liii-ad-tracker-all-about-the-big-games-2019-commercials/

Jan 22, 2019

It's not often an ad sparks debate, consternation and headlines (beyond sites like ours), so this week, the Adweek team gathers to discuss Gillette's recent foray into cause marketing—and the mixed response it generated.

Joining the panel this week are:
• Kimeko McCoy, Social Editor of Adweek
• Nicole Ortiz, Community Editor of Adweek
• Patrick Coffee, Editor at Large of Adweek
• David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor of Adweek

 

Jan 14, 2019

The Adweek team is back from CES and ready to share the weird, wonderful and Jetsons-esque technology they saw on display in Las Vegas. We also talk about what we're expecting from this year's Super Bowl and our favorite ads of the past week.

Joining the discussion this week:
• Jim Cooper, Editorial Director, Adweek
• Kelsey Sutton, Tech Reporter, Adweek
• David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor, Adweek

Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Facebook, which has a new podcast — Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection. This podcast brings some of the brightest minds in business together. Listen and subscribe on any podcast platform or by visiting Facebook.com/threeandahalfdegrees

Dec 17, 2018

We've assembled a veritable Voltron of Adweek news experts to talk about our predictions for the issues that professionals will face in marketing, media, TV and tech over the coming year. 

Weighing in on the outlook for 2019 are:
• David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor
• Ann-Marie Alcántara, tech reporter
• Jason Lynch, TV/media editor
• Diana Pearl, brand marketing reporter

Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Facebook Blueprint. Learn everything about building a business using Facebook, Instagram and more at fb.me/blueprint/adweek

Dec 10, 2018

Four of Adweek's writers and editors come together to share their picks for the Top 5 ads of the 2018. Will any of your favorites make the cut? We also look at the newest stunts in the branded trolling trend, with Burger King's Whopper Detour and Payless' fake luxury shop. Palessi.

Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Facebook Blueprint. Learn everything about building a business using Facebook, Instagram and more at fb.me/blueprint/adweek

Dec 6, 2018

London has been a rapidly resurgent market for TBWA\Worldwide, Adweek's Global Agency of the Year for 2018. So while we were in the city recently, we sat down with British agency veteran Sara Tate, recently named CEO of the storied TBWA\London office. She tells us about her career path, her time at startup agency Lucky Generals (recently acquired by TBWA) and much more. 

Dec 3, 2018

Which creative agencies dominated and drove the conversation in 2018? As Adweek unveils its Agencies of the Year, our editors explain each pick in the categories of U.S., Global, Breakthrough and International Agencies of the Year. 

Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Facebook Blueprint. Learn everything about building a business using Facebook, Instagram and more at fb.me/blueprint/adweek

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.

Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Facebook Blueprint. Learn everything about building a business using Facebook, Instagram and more at fb.me/blueprint/adweek

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

Oct 31, 2018

Megyn Kelly was a $69 million investment by NBC, and this week we're talking about the network's buyer's remorse after the morning host defended blackface on national TV. We also talk about our favorite Halloween ads of all time and our roundup of Seattle's Rising Brand Stars.

Questions? Email us at podcast@adweek.com.

Oct 23, 2018

This week, we're talking about the up-and-coming brands disrupting decades-old industries. Our panel of Adweek editors and writers also looks at recent debate around DDB's hiring of a freelancer ousted amid controversy, CP+B's decision to drop out of award shows altogether, Nebraska's unexpected new tourism slogan and this week's ads worth watching.

Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by StackAdapt. Hundreds of agencies and marketers build their programmatic and native advertising offerings with StackAdapt. Read their success stories at StackAdapt.com.

Oct 16, 2018

This week, we're talking about Adweek's annual Hot List, looking at the shows, apps, obsessions and publishers that define each year. And in the opposite of hot, we look at WPP's ice-cold week of high-profile client losses. And obviously we talk about this week's Ad Worth Watching.  

Oct 8, 2018

It's time for Adweek's annual list of the Young Influentials in marketing, media and tech, so this week we're going over the names you might know—and the ones you SHOULD know. We also talk about the strangely parallel fates that befell two men who invented modern Claymation, including California Raisins creator Will Vinton, who just passed away.  

We also talk about the return of ABC's TGIF block and, of course, this week's ads worth watching.

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

Oct 2, 2018

Marijuana marketing is quickly shifting from novelty to big business as the trend of legalization sweeps across America. Adweek staff writer Lindsay Rittenhouse joins us to talk about her cover story on how cannabis marketers are battling stereotypes and carving out new niches.

We also recap the best of Brandweek and talk about the week's best ads, including a polarizing political ad trying to get more millennials to the polls.

 

Sep 24, 2018

Veteran marketing pros may remember Brandweek as Adweek's former sister publication, which was combined with Adweek several years back. Now it's back—as both an event and a print magazine. To talk about both, we've got Adweek Brand Marketing Editor Kristina Monllos and her colleague on the brand marketing beat, Katie Richards. We'll give you a sneak peek at the highlights of this week's Brandweek event, and in addition, we'll talk about some leadership shifts at Wieden + Kennedy and the week's best ad (a Bigfoot-themed political ad you won't want to miss).

Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by StackAdapt, the No. 1 programmatic native advertising platform with the right tools for navigating the complexities of digital media. StackAdapt offers real-time forecasting, hyper-granular reporting and more. Visit StackAdapt.com to learn more. 

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