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Jun 23, 2017

In our last dispatch from the Cannes Lions, we're joined by Sophie Worth, recruiter for Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam. She explains how agencies can get serious about diversity and gender balance, while also turning today's best young talent into tomorrow's leadership.

Jun 22, 2017

We're at the Cannes Lions, where DJ Mick Batyske is in high demand. He's been running parties for the likes of Twitter, Pinterest and Nielsen, but he made time to sit down with Adweek and talk about the unique demands of DJing a brand party. 

Jun 21, 2017

The always candid Y&R Global CEO David Sable joins our podcast from the Cannes Lions to talk about what really happens in the judging rooms of Cannes and other award shows. Find out how so many huge talents and egos work together behind closed doors. 

Jun 20, 2017

The godfather of podcasting joins us for a special dispatch from the Cannes Lions, where he's been trying (with limited results) to convince brands and agencies to invest in podcast advertising. Joins us as we talk podcast trends and the general weirdness of Cannes.

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.

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 28, 2017

Who are the most tech-savvy CMOs? How do you make a tequila cloud? Why does London have a giant boob on a rooftop? All this and more shall be revealed in this week's installment of the Adweek podcast. 

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.

Mar 1, 2017

From Burger King's (possibly too) hot new ad campaign to Snap Inc's pending IPO, Adweek's panel of editors and writers has a lot to discuss this week. We'll look at the top news in marketing, media and tech, then let you know which ads are actually worth watching this week. We'll also talk about how marketers are trying to understand the American heartland after President Trump's surprising victory and which agencies are pioneering new business models.

Feb 27, 2017

Well that was certainly an ending. The Adweek crew discusses the Academy Awards, advertising during the ceremony from brands like Walmart and Samsung, as well as Droga5's notable spot for the New York Times, in a bonus episode!  

Feb 23, 2017

Adweek's Mobile Issue is out this week. On the podcast, we talk about the evolution of Pokemon Go and our list of Mobile Innovators. We also look at Uber's latest big PR headache, and deconstruct Wieden + Kennedy's great new short film for The Atlantic starring Michael K. Williams.

Feb 15, 2017

Adweek's annual list of the top media agencies is out, and our panel of editors and writers is here to walk you through this year's picks. We also look at John Oliver's plan to put ads right in front of Donald Trump, why Maker Studios is dropping YouTube megastar PewDiePie and how Under Armour responded to claims its CEO is siding too much with the new president.

Feb 7, 2017

We exorcise our last Super Bowl demons by talking about the Big Game's ratings, the lingering weirdness of Snickers and Lady Gaga's halftime-energized sales boost. Our expert panel of Adweek writers and editors also chats about Twitter's new anti-troll features and trailers for Stranger Things and Iron Fist. In this week's Ads Worth Watching, we talk Geico, Cars Against Humanity and Tom Brady.

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