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94 - Advice for Grads | Bogusky's Back

Alex Bogusky, the once and future king of creativity, is returning to CP+B, so of course we have to talk about his legacy, absence and second coming. We also talk about Under Armour's brand chief moving to Nike, the week's best ads and our annual Grad Guide packed with tips for those entering the workforce. Sponsor: Adweek Jobs has a limited-time deal that lets your company share unlimited job postings for an entire year. Visit Adweek dot com now and look for Adweek Jobs at the top of the...


94 - The State of Social Media

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.


93 - The Power List | Debating Prime Day

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


92 - Turmoil at the Top

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? Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Flipboard....


91 - IHOP Returns | Most Powerful Women in Sports

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. Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Flipboard. In today’s chaotic media landscape, it can feel impossible to reach people while they’re actually paying attention....


90 - What Happened at Cannes

It was a sleepier, smaller Cannes Lions, but we still have plenty to talk about. We recap the big winners, trends and takeaways from advertising's most high-profile creative festival. Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Accenture Interactive. Greater experiences start with reimagined consumer experiences. Learn more at


At Cannes: Nike's Most Successful Failure

Breaking2 was Nike's tremendously ambitious project to run a marathon in less than 2 hours. The project failed to reach its goal, but it came damn close. And in the process, the brand—and long-distance running more generally—learned new ways to shave time off future races. At the Cannes Lions, we sat down with leaders from Nike, Wieden + Kennedy and production house Dirty Robber to talk about the project's key takeaways.


At Cannes: How Music Makes Advertising Great

We're at the Cannes Lions, where Massive Music founder Hans Brouwer takes us behind the scenes to learn how music is interwoven into ads in ways many of us likely take for granted. Learn the story behind award-winning global work for Nike and more.


At Cannes: Sparking a New Generation of Women in Leadership

For our first bonus podcast from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, we're joined by two incredible ad industry leaders who are helping encourage and develop a new and unprecedented generation of women in leadership, especially in the largely male-dominated Latin American market. We sit down with Maribel Vidal, president of McCann Worldgroup's Women Leadership Council in Latin America, and celebrated creative director Laura Visco of 72andSunny Amsterdam.


89 - Debating IHOb | Cannes Lions Preview

We're on the eve of advertising's biggest festival and awards show, the Cannes Lions, and we have a lot to talk about—but not until we hash out our strong feelings on IHOP's supposed name change to IHOb. Once that's out of the way, we talk about our predictions for the big winners at Cannes and what we're looking forward to. Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Flipboard. In today’s chaotic media landscape, it can feel impossible to reach people while they’re actually paying...


88 - Remembering Bourdain | The Creative 100

Adweek Editor Lisa Granatstein joins us to talk about her dinner with Anthony Bourdain, who has died at age 61. Lisa's interview became a 2016 cover story in Adweek, and she shares her personal experiences with the famed food icon and TV personality. We also discuss this year's Adweek Creative 100, our roster of the most creative professionals in advertising, art, music and more. And this week's Ad Worth Watching is a rare marketing tie-in with Ramadan. Sponsor: This week's episode is...


87 - TV Controversies | Love in Advertising | Toronto

Roseanne's out of a job, and Samantha Bee is losing advertisers over her use of the c-word, so we've got Adweek TV editor Jason Lynch back to talk about the stories behind these stories. We also discuss Coke's first alcoholic product, Sir Martin Sorrell's next gig, one of the best love-story ads in recent memory AND Toronto's creative and tech renaissance.


86 - How Gimlet Is Building 'the HBO of Audio'

It's podcast field trip week, as we visit Gimlet Media's Brooklyn headquarters to chat with the podcast company's co-founder and president, Matt Lieber. We talk about the original intent of Gimlet and whether it's remained on that same path, plus we cover a wide range of trends in podcasting, such as scripted fiction and the growing involvement of brands. Our theme music is by Home. This episode was produced by Aneya Fernando and edited by Lane McGiboney.


85 - Roseanne and Rebootapalooza

Following up our recent discussion of the nostalgia trend, TV senior editor Jason Lynch is back to talk about his cover story on Roseanne and the continuing waves of program revivals such as the return of Murphy Brown. We also talk about the abrupt death and rapid rebirth of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the week's best ads and a saucy new font from...Arby's? Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Accenture Interactive. Greater experiences start with reimagined consumer experiences....


84 - Hire-Me Stunts | Media Industry All-Stars

A young copywriter gets a job by dressing as Fearless Girl: A great story of creativity and dedication? A sad state of affairs in advertising? We debate the pros and cons of hiring stunts, look at gender balance in marketing mascots, discuss the absolutely weirdest PSA in recent memory and Adweek's 2018 picks for the Media All-Stars. TIMESTAMPS: 1:20: Dressing as Fearless Girl to get a job at McCann | 8:05: Gender balance in marketing mascots | 14:25: Ads Worth Watching - 'Famous...


83 - The Women Disrupting Marketing and Media

This week, Samantha Bee is Adweek's cover star as we celebrate The Disruptors: dozens of women who are changing their industries for the better. On the podcast, we talk to Adweek Features Editor Stacy Perman about this year's list, along with the first bacon-based cryptocurrency, Tide's mixed bag of brand standing, and some early front-runners for best Mother's Day ads. Sponsor: Adweek's Elevate: Creativity on June 14 will bring together some of the brightest mind's in today's creative...


82 - The Power of Nostalgia

From Karate Kid semi-reboot Cobra Kai to the retro-fetish-fest of Ready Player One, nostalgia is one of the most powerful forces in modern marketing and media. This week, we ask why and look at the many ways it's shaping the pop culture landscape. We also talk about this year's big D&AD winners, some fascinating new ratings numbers about Netflix and AT&T's grim but powerful new anti-distracted-driving ads. Timestamps: 1:40: "It's a Tide Ad" joins Fearless Girl and Palau Pledge in winning...


81 - What's Worth Streaming?

Adweek TV beat writer A.J. Katz joins us to talk about today's top streaming options, plus how the industry might get shaken up in the near future. We also talk about the imminent arrival of Mayochup, just how much ad CEOs get paid and why The Rock's new campaign with Under Armour is this week's Ad Worth Watching. Sponsor: Adweek Elevate: Creativity on June 14 will be a fascinating, informative and inspiring half-day event in NYC. Learn more at Timestamps: 5:00:...


Bonus: Sir Martin Sorrell and the Fall of a Giant

The most powerful man in advertising is out of a job. Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of the massive ad agency holding company WPP, resigned this weekend amid mounting pressures outside and inside his company. In this bonus episode, we talk to Adweek Editorial Director James Cooper about Sorrell's history, decades of accomplishments and rapid fall. What does it all mean for the future of WPP—and the future of advertising?


80 - Rise of the Chief Privacy Officer

It's no secret that your private data is secret. With so many huge stories of data being breached, sold and manipulated, we take a look this week at the rising trend of companies adding a role of Chief Privacy Officer. We also talk about Facebook's time in the Congressional spotlight, social app Vero's related chances at going mainstream, and the week's best ads. Sponsor: This week's episode is brought to you by Accenture Interactive. Greater experiences start with reimagined...