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Dec 6, 2021

As the year begins to wrap up, we’re joined by Adweek’s agencies editor, Jameson Fleming, and European creativity editor, Brittaney Kiefer to discuss Adweek’s 2021 Agency of the Year honorees. Listen to hear who won in each category and check out the full stories below!

Check out all of Adweek’s 2021 Agency of the Year honorees:

Nov 22, 2021

This week on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad, we’re chatting about Adweek's Young Influentials list. Co-hosts David Griner and Shannon Miller are joined by Digital Editors Chloé Gold & Colin Daniels to discuss this year’s class of 24 standout honorees from media, marketing, tech, entertainment who are using their influence to change the way we think about branding.

Check out the full list here.

Nov 19, 2021

Welcome to “the Icelandverse.” In just five days, tourism board Visit Iceland’s lampooning of Meta’s launch video featuring Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been viewed over six million times. 

Featuring the country’s “chief visionary officer” Zack Mossbergsson (actor Jorunder Ragnarsson) and shot in one day just after a snowstorm at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, the film has been covered by media outlets all around the world.

On this special bonus episode, Adweek's Europe Bureau Chief Stephen Lepitak sits down with Sigríður Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, Head of Visit Iceland, and Stevie Archer, Executive Creative Director, SS+K to discuss how it only took a matter of days to pitch, produce, distribute, and find success. 

Read Stephen's full story here

Nov 15, 2021

In celebration of our 250th episode, we decided to put our advertising knowledge to the test and try to answer each other's impossible ad trivia.

In what year was the contemporary definition of 'marketing' written in dictionaries? What year was the first full-service U.S. ad agency founded? Who was the first celebrity to play Col. Sanders in a KFC spot? Find out the answers to these questions and much more!

Nov 1, 2021

Well, it's official: Facebook has officially changed its corporate name to Meta to reflect its growing focus on the metaverse. On this episode of Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad, we discuss the name change, our thoughts on Meta's newfound mission, and the future of virtual communities. 

Immediately following the conversation is the first episode of Adweek's Metaverse Marketing podcast hosted by Cathy Hackl, which takes listeners on a journey into the future and prepares marketers to master the metaverse.

Subscribe to the Metaverse marketing on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Oct 25, 2021
 
Oct 18, 2021

Coming off the heels of Adweek's 2021 Convergent TV Summit we're joined by Adweek's streaming editor, Kelsey Sutton, to discuss the TV and streaming landscape as we enter the final months of 2021 and look forward towards 2022.

Oct 11, 2021

Sustainability is a leading topic of conversation across all industries today—and the advertising and marketing industry is no exception. On this episode of 'Yeah, That's Probably an Ad,' we're joined by Kathryn Lundstrom to discuss the trends she's seen in sustainability since taking on the role as Adweek's sustainability reporter.

Oct 4, 2021

Which agencies were able to not only survive—but thrive—amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Adweek presents our third-annual Fastest Growing Agencies list. We're joined by AgencySpy editor Kyle O'Brien and agencies reporter Emmy Liederman to discuss.

Sep 28, 2021

With the passing of Cliff Freeman, father of "Where's the Beef?" and many other classic ads, we spoke to Droga5 creative director Lauren Ferreira about the experience of starting her career at his agency. 

Sep 27, 2021

Often, the Latinx community in the U.S.—especially when they are first-generation—face identity issues in terms of holding on to their roots while also working towards assimilation and success in America. This issue spans across various components in one’s life–education, career success, parenting/family, etc.

On this episode of Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad we’ve invited a few members of the Adweek community to join in a candid conversation focused on how the role of identity plays out in the careers of the Latinx Community and spills into personal life as well.

Sep 20, 2021

In Starburst's 2007 commercial, "Bus Station," we were introduced to a new character — the little lad who loves berries and cream. Recently, the spot has seen a surprise resurgence on TikTok, prompting new remixes of the character's repetitive song and marionette-like dance. On this episode of 'Yeah, That's Probably an Ad,' we're joined by Adweek's director of audience engagement Jess Zafarris to discuss the ad's surprise comeback.

Sep 13, 2021

Every year, Adweek recognizes the best and brightest executives working in marketing with our Brand Genius Awards. As a part of the awards, we also honor one Brand Save recipient, our annual recognition of standout work in the nonprofit sector. This week on 'Yeah, That's Probably an Ad', we're discussing the winner of Adweek's 2021 Brand Save award, The Trevor Project. 

Aug 30, 2021

On this episode of 'Yeah, That's Probably an Ad,' we're joined by Adweek senior editor Robert Klara to discuss the history of celebrity endorsements and whether a stigma still remains around celebrities appearing in ads.

Aug 23, 2021

McDonald's kicked off it's "famous orders" campaign with a pre-Super Bowl spot in 2020. However, it wasn't until Travis Scott's meal that things really took off. Since then, we've seen famous orders from J Balvin, BTS, and most recently Saweetie.

Adweek's David Griner and Shannon Miller are joined by audience engagement editor Jess Zafarris and commerce reporter Emmy Liederman to chat about their favorite (and least favorite) of the famous orders meals, the consumer response to and success of each, and whose famous orders they'd like to see next.

Aug 16, 2021

The alcohol industry has undergone a lot of change over the past few years. From established beer brands that now pull in most of their revenue from hard seltzer sales to the rise of a huge swath of flavored malt beverages and ready-to-drink cocktails (and even NFTs), it's hard to keep up with an industry moving at such a rapid pace.

Luckily, we have two industry experts to get you up to speed on everything you need to know about all of these developments. On this episode of "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad," we're joined by Samer Khudairi, Adweek freelance writer and organizer of the Barrel and Flow beer festival, and Adweek senior editor T.L. Stanley, to chat about the crowded alcohol landscape.

Aug 9, 2021

HBO Max debuted on May 27, 2020 as a relatively late entrant in a crowded streaming landscape. However, over it's first 14 months, it has proven itself to be worthy of the $14.99 per month it charges users (or $9.99 for the ad supported tier).

This week, we're joined by Adweek's streaming editor, Kelsey Sutton, to discuss all things HBO Max and how it stacks up against the other players in the streaming wars.

Aug 2, 2021

This week on "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad," we're joined by Adweek's U.K. bureau chief, Stephen Lepitak, to discuss how agency J. Walter Thompson was hit with — and lost — a lawsuit about discriminating against men. Plus, a conversation with Adweek's TV editor, Jason Lynch, about the current state of Olympics viewership.

Jul 26, 2021

In the wake of successful first fully-crewed flights by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, the future of commercial, recreational space travel is coming into view. On today’s episode, U.K. bureau chief Stephen Lepitak is joined by founding partner, chairman and creative director of Beattie McGuinness Bungay, Trevor Beattie, who himself has a ticket to be aboard one of Virgin Galactic’s first flights.

Plus, a conversation with Adweek editors Ronan Shields and Lucinda Southern about Adweek’s NexTech event.

Jul 19, 2021

In the past two weeks, we’ve seen a handful of brands embracing publicity stunts.

There’s mac-and-cheese ice cream from Kraft and Van Leeuwen, and soup-inspired swimsuits from Panera. On this episode of Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad, we’re joined by Peter Mountstevens, chief creative officer at U.K.-based agency Taylor Herring, to chat about the history of the publicity stunt, the art of getting it right, and some of the recent campaigns making headlines.

Jul 12, 2021

In recent days, the conversation around ongoing sexism and harassment in the ad industry has once again been brought to the forefront thanks to Zoe Scaman’s revelatory piece, “Mad Men. Furious Women.” The essay recounts both her own horrific encounters over the course of her career in advertising and similar experiences shared anonymously by other women in the industry.

The exposé has since been followed up by an unyielding declaration that promises a reckoning that will not only hold abusers accountable, but will also escalate harmful incidents beyond the confines of individual agencies.

Zoe Scaman, founder of U.K.-based strategy firm Bodacious, joins us on this episode of “Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad” to discuss her powerful piece, the industry’s response to it and the building blocks necessary to chart a productive path forward.

Jun 28, 2021

After a long (and unusual) week on the virtual Croisette, David Griner and Shannon Miller are joined by AgencySpy editor Kyle O’Brien and ecommerce reporter Emmy Liederman to share our wrap up of Cannes Lions Live.

Jun 21, 2021

This week on Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad, we’re chatting about all things Cannes Lions Live. Co-hosts David Griner and Shannon Miller are joined by Adweek’s European creative editor Brittaney Kiefer to get you up to speed on Cannes festivals of the past, what to expect this year and what work to watch.

Jun 14, 2021

It’s advertising award season and we have all the info on this year’s big winners so far. Host David Griner is joined by our new co-host Shannon Miller to discuss the campaigns that are getting the most recognition at shows like D&ADThe One Show, and ADC. Plus, a preview of Adweek’s ‘Adweek at Home’ and ‘Elevate: Experiential and Creativity’ events.

Jun 7, 2021

Each year at Adweek, we select our Creative 100—a celebration of today's most fascinating and enviable creative professionals across categories like agencies, media, influencers, and many more. However, our editors never honor the same person twice, guaranteeing that each year’s list offers a topical array of names you should know.

This week on 'Yeah, That's Probably an Ad,' we're joined by streaming editor Kelsey Sutton, creative editor Shannon Miller, and Europe bureau chief Stephen Lepitak to chat about some of the big names on the list.

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