40 Years of Scoops, Bloops and Other Surprises From Adweek’s Archives

Plus, what we nailed and where we failed

A magazine that produces an issue a week for four decades puts out a lot of information—and we mean, like, a lot. Some quick back-of-the-envelope math reveals that somewhere around 1,800 issues of Adweek have come off the presses, which puts our total article count well into the six figures. (Throw in the web-only content, and we’re easily over a million.) How can we possibly summarize all the news, views, people, companies and trends we’ve covered? Well, we can’t, of course. So instead, we compiled the following sampler. Here’s some of the more noteworthy fare that’s popped up in our pages since 1979.

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This story first appeared in the Dec. 9, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.