David Griner

David Griner

David Griner is digital managing editor of Adweek.
David Griner is digital managing editor of Adweek, where he leads the news coverage team and coordinates the publication's digital channels. He is the creator of #AdweekChat on Twitter and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."

Bipartisan Letter Rebukes Kellyanne Conway for ‘Explicit Endorsement’ of Ivanka Trump Products

The Congressional Oversight Committee's leaders are recommending Conway be reprimanded or even dismissed.

Best and Worst Super Bowl Ads: A Bonus Adweek Podcast Episode

Let's talk celebs, boycotts and big trends from this year's game.

Oh Myyyy, George Takei Is Really Excited About Ordering Pizza Hut

The brand rolled out its new ad from Droga5 before the Super Bowl.

This Week on the Adweek Podcast: Let’s Talk About the Super Bowl

Adweek's expert panel tackles the biggest ad event of the year.

Skittles’ 2017 Super Bowl Ad Is All About Young Love, Burglary and Saying ‘Katie’ a Lot

At last year's Super Bowl, Skittles showed up to the party with Steven Tyler and one of the oddest ads of the game. This year, the candy brand is keeping it weird—thankfully without any high-pitched antics.

The Dutch Are Speaking Trump’s Language in This Hilarious Satire Video ‘Welcoming’ Him

While much of Europe seems understandably concerned about Donald Trump's "America First" stance, the Dutch are happy to find a middle ground: "The Netherlands Second."

Expedia Shares a Powerful Message of Global Togetherness Amid a Divisive Inauguration

A new ad from the brand and agency 180LA is debuting today during CNN's coverage of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, but its message is notably out of sync with Trump's general worldview of American exceptionalism and (specifically) distrust of Muslims.

Wendy’s Put a Troll on Ice With 2017’s Best Tweet So Far

The year is young, but Wendy's is getting an early start on being one of 2017's hottest brands on Twitter. So hot, in fact, you might get a wicked burn. When a Twitter user posted some (now-deleted) comments questioning the fast food chain's claim of never freezing its beef, the @Wendys feed politely corrected him. Then things escalated quickly. Here's how it went down, with copious thanks to Upworthy writer Parker Molloy for capturing it all before the critic deleted his posts (and, apparently, his entire account):

Things Aren’t as Simple as They Seem in This Sweet Ad About a Kid’s Star Wars Helmet

When a kid wants to wear the same thing to school every day, there's always a reason. And that reason is rarely something easy to put into words. Is it comfort? Security? A desire to stand out—or hide in plain sight? You'll find these questions spinning through your head as you try to unravel this touching ad from Globe Telecom in the Philippines, where the brand officially partnered with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for a campaign called #CreateCourage. The ad tells the story of a child going to school each day in a stormtrooper helmet, often escorted by a supportive older brother. But of course, I don't want to spoil the reveal, so give it a watch:

Spike Jonze’s Kenzo Ad Wins Grand Prix in Film at the Epica Awards

AMSTERDAM—Actress Margaret Qualley winked, strutted and laser-blasted her way into the hearts of judges at this year's Epica Awards, where her long-form ad for Kenzo Parfums has won the Grand Prix in film.