Megyn Kelly was a $69 million investment by NBC, and this week we're talking about the network's buyer's remorse after the morning host defended blackface on national TV. We also talk about our favorite Halloween ads of all time and our roundup of Seattle's Rising Brand Stars.
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This week, we're talking about the up-and-coming brands disrupting decades-old industries. Our panel of Adweek editors and writers also looks at recent debate around DDB's hiring of a freelancer ousted amid controversy, CP+B's decision to drop out of award shows altogether, Nebraska's unexpected new tourism slogan and this week's ads worth watching.
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This week, we're talking about Adweek's annual Hot List, looking at the shows, apps, obsessions and publishers that define each year. And in the opposite of hot, we look at WPP's ice-cold week of high-profile client losses. And obviously we talk about this week's Ad Worth Watching.
It's time for Adweek's annual list of the Young Influentials in marketing, media and tech, so this week we're going over the names you might know—and the ones you SHOULD know. We also talk about the strangely parallel fates that befell two men who invented modern Claymation, including California Raisins creator Will Vinton, who just passed away.
We also talk about the return of ABC's TGIF block and, of course, this week's ads worth watching.
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Marijuana marketing is quickly shifting from novelty to big business as the trend of legalization sweeps across America. Adweek staff writer Lindsay Rittenhouse joins us to talk about her cover story on how cannabis marketers are battling stereotypes and carving out new niches.
We also recap the best of Brandweek and talk about the week's best ads, including a polarizing political ad trying to get more millennials to the polls.