Few advertising creatives know the game of Super Bowl advertising better than Gerry Graf. The founder and chief creative officer of Barton F. Graf has made more than 10 spots for the Big Game over the years. Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl LII, Adweek's Tim Nudd sat down with Gerry to hear some of his war stories, tips for making a great spot, and some of his favorite Super Bowl ads ever.
If you only watch the Super Bowl for the ads, we've got the podcast for you. Our panel of writers and editors prepares you for this year's most notable spots (that we know of).
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Timestamps: 02:25: The XFL is coming back, more than 17 years after its bungled debut. | 10:20: Burger King's flame-grilled take on net neutrality | 20:20: Your complete Super Bowl LII ad preview
Stop digging through historical records for portraits of the immortal Keanu Reeves, because we've got tons of Super Bowl ad updates and our annual storytelling honors, the Arc Awards. We also (finally) weigh in on Bud Light's new viral mantra, "Dilly Dilly."
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Timestamps: 2:00: All the Super Bowl ad updates you need to know (and several you probably don't). | 23:10: Let's talk "Dilly Dilly." | 32:30: Adweek's 2018 Arc Award winners for best storytelling
Take a break from peeing on Ikea ads and join us for a discussion of Facebook's big newsfeed changes, this year's Super Bowl and the good, bad and apology-worthy of video influencers like Logan Paul.
Timestamps: 02:00: Facebook's newest newsfeed shift | 14:05: The state of Super Bowl ads | 18:50: Ikea's ad to pee on | 24:15: Are influencers a good investment for marketers?
This week's panel:
David Griner, host
Tim Nudd, Creative Editor
Sami Main, Social Editor
Tim Carmody, Senior Tech Reporter
Adweek's writers and editors are DTFreely discuss what we expect from CES and how we feel about OkCupid's new "DTF" ad campaign. We also talk about the resolution of an anti-gay discrimination case in the agency world and former Adweek editor Michael Wolff's high-profile new book about the Trump campaign.
1:15: Omnicom settles anti-gay discrimination lawsuit | 11:00: Michael Wolff's marketing masterstroke with Fire and Fury | 18:25: OkCupid gets DTF in new campaign from W+K New York | 24:55: CES predictions and analysis with Adweek's tech team