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David Griner

Ad of the Day: Heineken Honors the Odd Ideas That Can Spark a Downtown Revitalization

One incredibly strong magnet pulls a neighborhood together

If you've lived or worked in a downtown as it came back from the brink of blight, you know that one bold business idea can be the tipping point.  Whether it's…

Gold's Gym Terminates Franchisee Whose Ad Said a Pear 'Is No Shape for a Girl'

Gold's Gym is acting quickly today to defuse a PR crisis sparked by an Egyptian franchisee who created a social media post that showed a pear and said "This Is…

Ad of the Day: Nike Celebrates the 'Iron Nun', an 86-Year-Old Triathlete With God on Her Side

'The only failure is not to try'

Next time you think you're getting a bit too creaky for an afternoon run or early morning ride, think about Sister Madonna Buder.  The 86-year-old nun is a record-breaking Ironman triathlete…

The New Star Wars: Rogue One Trailer Ends With One Hell of a Cameo

If you're on the fence about watching the new Rogue One trailer, may I recommend you get right down off that fence and just watch it already. For one, it finally…

Ad of the Day: A 48-Year Record Holder Challenges Today's Olympians to Best Him

Bob Beamon stars in unbranded AB InBev spot from CP+B

In 1968, U.S. Olympian Bob Beamon soared 8.9 meters, surpassing the current long jump world record not by mere inches but by nearly 2 feet. Since that event at the Mexico…

Y&R Imagines the Sad Wasteland of All Those Shopping Carts You've Abandoned Online

Do you ever abandon an online shopping trip mid-search, only to discover your potential purchases weeks or months later, still languishing in the cart? Online discount code hub RetailMeNot and agency…

Kevin Roberts Will Resign as Saatchi Chairman After Backlash Over Gender Comments

Already placed on leave, exit will be official Sept. 1

Less than a week after making dismissive comments about gender bias in the ad industry, Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts has opted to resign, effective Sept. 1. Roberts was placed…

Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts Placed on 'Leave of Absence' Over Gender Comments

CEOs of the agency and Publicis have disavowed him

Saatchi & Saatchi Chairman Kevin Roberts has been asked by his agency's holding company, Publicis Groupe, to take a leave of absence due to his recent, dismissive comments about gender…

Diversity Advocates Are Dumbfounded as Saatchi Chairman Claims Gender Bias Is 'Over'

Kevin Roberts urged to apologize

Depressing. Damaging. Nonsense. Dead wrong. These are just a few of the many terms being used to describe Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts' recent comments on women in advertising, and…

We Brought an 'America Box' to Cannes, Introducing the World to Simple Pleasures of U.S. Life

America doesn't always have the best image among our friends overseas, and at this year's Cannes Lions, AdFreak set out on a humble quest to fix everything.  Our tool for global…

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