Is Facebook nearing a tipping point in popularity? Will Snapchat survive the ascendance of Instagram? Will checking Twitter ever not be depressing? This week, to mark Social Editor Sami Main's final episode, we discuss where social media is and where it seems to be headed. We also talk Budweiser sales slumps, faster-than-expected cord cutting and the week's best ads.
From Amazon dog conspiracies to Elon "Milkshake Duck" Musk, we tackle the most contentious issues this week. Adweek's writers and editors debate the highs and lows of Prime Day, branded pop-ups, OkCupid's "DTF" campaign, the week's best ad and who made this year's edition of Adweek's Power List.
This week's episode is brought to you by Accenture Interactive. Greater experiences start with reimagined consumer experiences. Learn more at AccentureInteractive.com.
Papa John is out. Ogilvy's Tham Khai Meng is out. Laundry Service's founders are out. McCann Health's CCO is out. What is going on in the marketing world? We catch you up on each of these high-profile ousters, along with other big news like the Army's crackdown on its own ineffective marketing and Build-a-Bear's disastrously successful promotion. We also discuss the week's best ad: Taco Bell's long-awaited prequel to...Demolition Man?
IHOb, we hardly knew ye. But alas, the supposed burger-centric rebranding of IHOP was a passing phase, and we're left to answer the only remaining question: Did it work? We also discuss Martin Sorrell's first big investment under his new company, and we look at Adweek's annual list of the Most Powerful Women in Sports.