On the Adweek Podcast: Media-All Stars and Hiring Stunts

And we debate a truly odd PSA

Rising Star Alexis Toney is director of media strategy at Laundry Service.
Courtesy of Laundry Service

Media agency execs play a crucial but often-underappreciated role in the marketing world. This week, Adweek honors 17 of the media industry’s brightest minds in our annual Media-All Stars Issue.

On this week’s episode of Adweek’s podcast, “Yeah, That’s Probably an Ad,” we’re joined by staff writer Katie Richards, who contributed to the issue and even visited the millennial-friendly offices of our Rising Star, Alexis Toney, director of media strategy at Laundry Service. Toney, a proud cord-cutter, is determined to change the industry’s traditional media model and is working to close the gap between the agency’s disparate practices—like media and creative.

Plus, a young copywriter dresses up as Fearless Girl and scores a job at McCann Bristol, Otter Pops debuts gender balanced mascots, and one PSA tries to find the humor in prostate exams.

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