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.
It's only the middle of November, but we're already deluged with holiday ads. Our panel of experts sifts through this year's feel-good spots to find the real gems (and the lumps of coal). We also talk about how brands and agencies might respond to a Trump presidency in their targeting and messaging, and we discuss Facebook's rotten week as well as the colorful launch of Snap Inc.'s Spectacles.
Trump's the new U.S. president, and a few more states have made it legal to smoke marijuana. Oddly enough, those two aren't directly related. Our panel of Adweek editors talk about these ballot results, along with the Adweek 50, our annual list of the real power players behind today's top marketers and media outlets. Check out this week's episode for all that, plus the week's best ads.
We memorialize the loopy candle in the wind that was Vine, then move on to more positive news like the week's best ads, our fascinating conversation with #BlackLivesMatter icon DeRay Mckesson and the joys of having an awesome creative side job.
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