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Aug 19, 2019

As Viacom and CBS announce plans to (re)merge, Adweek TV guru Jason Lynch is back on the podcast just in time to tell us what this and other big TV announcements in recent weeks mean for the future of streaming. We also look at the winners in this year's Adweek Project Isaac Awards, honoring inventive marketing.

Aug 12, 2019

On this week's edition we talk about the closing of independent advertising Barton F. Graf, what it means for creative shops and the industry at large. Plus a mid-year brand check. From legacies like AB InBev to startups like Away, which brands are standing out. 

This week’s panel is:

Kimeko McCoy, Adweek social editor

Ann-Marie Alcántara, Adweek retail reporter

David Griner, Adweek creative and innovation editor

Aug 3, 2019

On the Adweek podcast we talk about the crisis at the border for two of the biggest agencies: Ogilvy and Edelman. Their work for government agencies is conflicting with their employees' beliefs and each is taking a different path. Plus, Nitro Cold Brew Buzz, a taste test of the summer's hottest cold drink.

On this week: David Griner, Kimeko McCoy, Kelsey Sutton and Patrick Coffee.

Jul 29, 2019

On this week's episode we talk with reporters Josh Sternberg, Sara Jerde and Marty Swant who moderated panels at and covered Adweek's NexTech '19. From Facebook's wild week to NBCU's big upfront gains. Social Editor Kimeko McCoy hosts with an announcement from Adweek partner IBM and the upcoming Institute for Brand Marketing.

Jul 21, 2019

It's tech week at Adwee so we'll talk about the NexTech event happening in New York City this week featuring our cover star Sir Martin Sorrell. Also, a recap of Amazon's week, from Prime Day to the EU investigation. Plus, Cats! The Trailer.

This week's panel is:

• David Griner, Adweek Creative & Innovation editor and podcast co-host

• Kimeko McCoy, Adweek social editor and podcast co-host

• Lisa Lacy, Adweek retail reporter

• Ronan Shields, Adweek ad tech reporter

 

Jul 15, 2019

As we celebrate the success of the U.S. women's soccer team in winning their fourth World Cup, it's a perfect time to talk through Adweek's newest issue about the Most Powerful Women in Sports—which includes cover star Alex Morgan. 

This week's panel is:

• Kimeko McCoy, Adweek social editor and podcast co-host

• T.L. Stanley, author of Adweek's cover story on Alex Morgan

• Minda Smiley, Adweek agencies reporter

• Doug Zanger, Adweek senior editor 

Jul 2, 2019

With Pride month in the rear-view mirror we take a look back at what brands and marketers did this year. 

Jun 25, 2019

We're back, if a bit haggard, from the Cannes Lions, so we're devoting this episode to the trends, winners and other interesting bits we saw at this year's global creative festival. 

Sponsor: This week episode is brought to you by Pantheon. More than 2,500 agencies trust Pantheon to power their clients' websites. Learn more at http://pantheon.io/adweek 

Jun 21, 2019

For our last bonus episode from the Cannes Lions, we sit down with industry icon Kate Stanners, global CCO of Saatchi & Saatchi. We discuss the agency network's New Creators Showcase at Cannes and have a broader conversation about the evolution of creative talent and storytelling.

Sponsor: This week episode is brought to you by Pantheon. More than 2,500 agencies trust Pantheon to power their clients' websites. Learn more at http://pantheon.io/adweek 

Jun 20, 2019

With more than 11,000 lines of written dialogue, HBO's "The Maze" Alexa skill from 360i is the marketing world's most ambitious use of voice to date. At the Cannes Lions, we caught up with 360i CCO Menno Kluin and Chief Strategy Officer Raig Adolfo to talk about how their team brought the project to life.

 

Jun 19, 2019

In this bonus episode from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, we're joined by advertising legend Sir John Hegarty and Corinne Woods, CMO of the U.N. World Food Programme. They tell us about the heartbreaking PSA they just launched at Cannes to help alleviate famine in war-torn regions around the world.

Jun 17, 2019

It's Cannes week! The advertising industry's biggest festival and awards show is back for 2019, so we gathered the Adweek team to let you know what we expect from this year's show—and our winner predictions. Be sure to follow along at http://adweek.it/cannes 

Jun 10, 2019

It's time for Adweek's annual Creative 100 list, honoring some of today's most fascinating talents in marketing, media, art and culture! This week, we talk about the 2019 list, including our cover stars: Showtime talk show hosts Desus and Mero. 

Sponsor: This week episode is brought to you by Pantheon. More than 2,500 agencies trust Pantheon to power their clients' websites. Learn more at pantheon.io/adweek

Jun 3, 2019

If you know (or you ARE) a recent college grad looking to break into marketing or media, this is the episode for you. Our writers and editors share the lessons from this year's Adweek Graduate's Guide to Marketing and Media, including tips on landing your first job and making the most of mentoring opportunities.

Sponsor: This week episode is brought to you by Pantheon. More than 2,500 agencies trust Pantheon to power their clients' websites. Learn more at pantheon.io/adweek

May 31, 2019

We caught up with Dan Goods, NASA Visual Strategist, at the D&AD Festival in London to learn how the famed space administration uses creativity to inspire a new generation of explorers and celebrate the incredible technology we often take for granted.

 

 

May 24, 2019

With bold, empowering and award-winning marketing that's rewriting the rules around how periods and women's bodies are portrayed in advertising, Essity (sold under Bodyform, Libresse and other brand names) is defiantly tackling taboos around the globe.

This week, we caught up with brand manager Martina Poulopati and agency partner Nadja Lossgott of AMV BBDO to discuss #BloodNormal and "Viva La Vulva," which won top honors at D&AD shortly after our interview at the London festival.

 

May 18, 2019

Weird brand Twitter can't be stopped, and each year it seems to get weirder. Send the kids out of earshot, because this week we're talking about some of the most bizarre and unsettling tweets we've seen over the years, including this past week's "pee jar" incident. 

This week's panel:

• Kimeko McCoy, Social Editor, Adweek
• Ann-Marie Alcántara, Staff Writer, Adweek
• David Griner, Creative and Innovation Editor, Adweek

May 8, 2019

Amazon has been rolling out more and more house brands in recent years, undercutting third-party sellers while often repackaging the exact same products. This week, Adweek staff writer Lisa Lacy joins the podcast to explain Amazon's strategy and the pressures it puts on sellers when their own ecommerce platform becomes their No. 1 competitor.

Apr 28, 2019

This week we look at the winners of the first Adweek Experiential Awards and what trends we expect to see at this year's NewFronts digital content pitches. 

Our panel is:
• James Cooper, Adweek Editorial Director 
• Sara Jerde, Adweek Digital Media Reporter
• David Griner, Adweek Creative and Innovation Editor
• Doug Zanger, Adweek Senior Editor

Apr 15, 2019

A spoiler-free discussion of how brands are embracing Game of Thrones, along with a detailed look at Disney's game-changing streaming service. And we hear the evil laugh of a long-lost friend.

Host David Griner is joined by Adweek digital media reporter Sara Jerde.

Sponsor: Adweek's Elevate: Creativity event, May 1 in NYC — Learn from the brightest minds in creative marketing today. Adweek.com/Elevate, promo code PODCAST

Apr 8, 2019

If you're not already facing streaming subscription overload, you will be soon, with Disney's service on the way. So will ad-supported (ie free) services gain ground in the months and years to come as consumers tire of monthly fees? Our panel of TV and digital media experts looks at these topics in more as we catch up on the state of streaming.

This week's panel:
• Sara Jerde, Adweek Digital Media Reporter
• Jason Lynch, Adweek TV/Media Editor
• David Griner, Adweek Creative and Innovation Editor

Our theme music is by Home.

Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Facebook, which has a new podcast — Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection. This podcast brings some of the brightest minds in business together. Listen and subscribe on any podcast platform or by visiting Facebook.com/threeandahalfdegrees

Apr 5, 2019

The trend of consultancies buying agencies just went into overdrive as Accenture Interactive announced it will purchase Droga5. In this bonus episode, we talk about Droga5's history and creative work, along with the messages this purchase might send to the marketing world.

On this bonus podcast panel:

• David Griner, Adweek Creative and Innovation Editor
• Lindsay Rittenhouse, Adweek Agencies Reporter
• Doug Zanger, Adweek Senior Editor

Our theme music is by home. This episode was produced by Aneya Fernando and edited by Lane McGiboney with production assistance by Josh Rios.

Apr 2, 2019

This week, we look at Apple's recently announced plans for TV streaming, magazine subscriptions and more. We also dig into the factors behind the failed Kraft Heinz megamerger and what the rest of the brand marketing world can learn from it.

This week's panel is:

• Josh Rios, Adweek video producer/editor and guest host
• Sara Jerde, Adweek digital media reporter
• 
Patrick Coffee, Adweek Senior Editor
• Diana Pearl, Adweek Brand Marketing Reporter

Mar 25, 2019

For Women's History Month, a panel of women from Adweek's news team discuss the obstacles and opportunities for women in today's marketing, media and tech worlds.

On this week's panel are:

• Aneya Fernando, podcast producer and digital projects editor

• Kimeko McCoy, social editor

• Ann-Marie Alcántara, tech reporter

Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Facebook, which has a new podcast — Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection. This podcast brings some of the brightest minds in business together. Listen and subscribe on any podcast platform or by visiting Facebook.com/threeandahalfdegrees

Mar 21, 2019

During a break from her judging of One Show film entries, Wieden + Kennedy London creative director Ray Shaughnessy joined us in the Dominican Republic to talk about the pros and cons of advertising awards. She also walks us through the process behind Formula 1's new sonic branding, created by compressing an entire Chemical Brothers track down to just 3 seconds.

Our theme music is by Home. This week's episode was produced by David Griner and edited by Lane McGiboney.

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