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Jun 19, 2017

We're at the Cannes Lions festival in France, where we sat down with Airbnb global head of production Rachel Holbrook to talk brand values, flexible content and what she learned transitioning from Coca-Cola to the agile startup world.

Jun 14, 2017

It's nearly time for the Cannes Lions, the Oscars of advertising, so Adweek's panel of editors and writers looks at this year's front runners. We also talk about our annual Creative 100, a list of today's most creative professionals, and our spotlight on Chicago's marketing, cultural and tech communities.

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Jun 7, 2017

This week, Adweek profiled 37 women disrupting the marketing, media and tech industries, and we've got staff writer Kristina Monllos on the podcast to tell us more about her conversation with our iconic cover star, Geena Davis. We also talk about the ominous future of ad blocking for publishers, how Motel 6 is keeping it lit for you and why cable news ratings are so bonkers.

May 24, 2017

Self-driving cars! Self-skipping ads! And now a self-listening podcast! Simply hit play, walk away, and we'll do the rest. In this week's Adweek podcast, we share advice for graduates going into marketing and media, discuss Ford's dramatic executive overhaul and decide whether we want to sleep on Sweden's couch. 

May 17, 2017

"Mum, what was Adweek's podcast like?" "Oh it was big and cuddly, tall as a house, never scruffy, and packed with great info about this week's most controversial ads, the return of 1990s ABC hit Roseanne and all the other surprising announcements from TV networks at this year's upfronts." "Oh....OK."

May 10, 2017

Like a world-weary, ruggedly handsome Colonel Sanders fleeing his mysterious past, our podcast panel is back to explore the week's most interesting marketing moments. This week, Adweek's editors and writers talk about Carter finally getting his nuggs from Wendy's, Nike's ambitious effort to break a marathon record, our Oreo flavors of choice and this year's roster of Media All-Stars. 

May 3, 2017

Join us for a VIP, life-changing experience on a podcast once owned by Pablo Escobar. This week, we discuss the Fyre Festival fiasco, Adweek's Elisabeth Moss interview, Domino's new ordering innovation, Trump's declining tweet engagement, Heineken's social experiment and much more.

Apr 26, 2017

Feel the POWER as Adweek's panel of writers and editors recaps our annual Power List of the top 100 marketing, media and tech executives. We'll also talk about why Shea Moisture is in hot water, what's happened since Bill O'Reilly's exit from Fox News and why we're fans of Darren Aronofsky's new ads for The New York Times.

Apr 19, 2017

OK Google, tell me about this week's episode of Adweek's podcast. "It features discussions of how Burger King is invading me, your innocent Google Home device. Adweek's editors and writers also debate MTV's chances under a new corporate president, Pandora's new on-demand option and Facebook's efforts to appease users and advertisers."

Apr 12, 2017

Attention passengers, we've overbooked this podcast with too much topical content, so unfortunately we'll need to forcibly re-accommodate a random listener. On this episode, Adweek's editors and writers talk United's drag-out social disaster, the lessons of S-Town and all the cool things happening in the modern brand Mecca of Atlanta.  

Apr 5, 2017

What was Pepsi thinking? Its new long-form ad, featuring Kendall Jenner as a soda-carrying savior for social injustice, was an immediate disaster and is already being described as one of the worst ads ever. In this quick bonus episode, we talk about what happened, why it was such a stinker and what kind of lingering damage Pepsi may have done to its brand.

Apr 5, 2017

Who are the media world's new pundits and personalities worth following? In this week's episode, Adweek's writers and editors break down our list of 2017's Political Power Players, debate the Carl's Jr anti-cleavage ad and recap this year's best April Fools' brand pranks. We also talk about advertisers fleeing Bill O'Reilly's show after new sexual harassment claims came to light.

Mar 22, 2017

What are the hottest apps, tech brands and gadgets of 2017? Adweek's writers and editors unveil our 2017 Digital Hot List and discuss the agency world's dangerous addiction to overwork. We also stop and look around so we don't miss Domino's homage to Ferris Bueller.

Mar 14, 2017

Like the Heinz Ketchup to your naked french fries, Adweek's podcast panel is back to make your week complete. Our panel of editors and writers talks SXSW, Don Draper's long-awaited pitch win and our favorite moments from International Women's Day.

Mar 8, 2017

Mobile World Congress is over, and International Women's Day is here, so Adweek's panel of writers and editors have a lot to talk about this week. We'll look at Denny's record-setting memeness, Coke's best ad in a long while and why tequila is the perfect drink for the end of the world.

Feb 6, 2017

Super Bowl LI is in the books, and Adweek's podcast panelists have assembled for a special episode about the best and worst Big Game ads of 2017.

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Jan 25, 2017

Adweek's television reporter is back from 14 long days at the industry's annual winter showcase, and he has lots of news on your favorite (and soon-to-be favorite) shows. Plus our panel talks Oscar nominations, brand backlash against Trump, a super-freaky horror movie stunt and much more. 

Jan 19, 2017

Grab a bucket of Los Pollos Hermanos and settle in for this week's Adweek podcast, where we're talking about our new Arc Awards (including the winners), a new study of brands whose reputations took a dive in 2016 and this week's ads worth watching.

Dec 7, 2016

We unveil our three Agencies of the Year, debate the effectiveness of boycotting your former advertisers and look at some of the week's best ads, including an incredible spot with a blood-chilling twist. Join Adweek's panel of writers and editors for our weekly discussion of all things marketing, media, tech and pop culture.

Nov 30, 2016

What were the hottest apps, TV shows, magazine covers and personalities of 2016? Our panel runs down Adweek's annual Hot List, along with the week's best ads (including Wes Anderson's return to marketing, this time for H&M). We also talk about AT&T's new TV package for cord cutters, Casey Neistat's new CNN gig and lots more.

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