David Griner

David Griner

David Griner is a longtime writer and editor at Adweek.
David Griner is an Adweek editor and director of digital initiatives. He's been covering agencies, creativity, technology and marketing innovation for more than a decade and is host of Adweek's podcast,

Does KFC’s New Ad Make Chickens Look Too Charming to Eat?

Critics say the chain's first U.K. work from agency Mother could almost be a PETA spot.

For National Tequila Day, 3 L.A. Water Fountains Were Upgraded to Dispense Jose Cuervo Silver

CP+B called its refreshingly potent stunt "H2Cuervo."

After Slicing up a Fart Sandwich, Square’s Twitter Ninja Says ‘Staying Silent Would Be Deadly’

Cheeky takeaways from brand social media lead Nick Dimichino on his viral takedown of a troll.

On the Adweek Podcast: The Year’s Best Ads (So Far)

The Adweek team recaps our picks for the top marketing gems of 2017's first half.

Burger King CMO Says Brands Must Respect Agencies as Partners, Not Dismiss Them as Vendors

"Agencies are not vending machines. You cannot throw in a few dollars and expect good creative to come out."

5 Must-Listen Podcast Interviews From This Year’s Cannes Lions

Solid advice from some of today's top minds in marketing in media, including Ira Glass and Airbnb's Rachel Holbrook.

Cannes’ Titanium Lions Go to 4 Marketing Campaigns That Empower and Embolden

Reserved for the most forward-thinking marketing work, the Titanium Lions this year went to campaigns that generate energy and intensity, not sympathy.

Fearless Girl’s Dominating Run at Cannes Ends With 4 Grand Prix and 18 Total Lions

Praised for being 'quiet in its strength', the small statue that became a global phenomenon has won top honors in Titanium, PR, Outdoor and Glass.

Cannes Podcast: W+K Amsterdam Recruiter Sophie Worth on Diversity and the Quest for Great Talent

The need for a more diverse ad industry is a key theme at each Cannes Lions, and when it comes to making actual headway, agency recruiters are on the front lines.

Wieden + Kennedy Almost Dropped Out of Award Shows, But Decided It Would Be Disastrous to Young Talent

'It felt like a bunch of senior people had climbed a ladder that they were then pulling up behind themselves.'