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David Griner

David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad." He's been covering agencies, creativity, technology and marketing innovation for more than a decade.


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‘OG Influencer’ Paris Hilton: ‘How I Work With Brands Now’

Digital Transformation

The global star talks brand disruption and going from reality TV to real business exclusively with Adweek.

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Bruce Willis Is Back in a New Die Hard… Battery Ad

Agencies

Advance Auto Parts created a cinematic rug-pull with agency The Marketing Arm.

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‘What’s Happened at The Richards Group Sends a Message to All Agency Executives’

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By the time The Richards Group founder Stan Richards had publicly apologized for calling a campaign idea “too Black,” the damage had been done. The staff had reportedly been incensed […]

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What the People Behind NYC’s Polarizing New Medusa Statue Want You to Know About It

Outdoor

It turns a demonized victim into a victor, but the artist and backers know that not all applaud the metaphor.

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Pornhub’s Ad Implores You to Stop Using Household Objects as Sex Toys

Agencies

Hey, we all get bored. And a little lonely. But that’s no reason to take your sexual frustrations out on the innocent objects scattered throughout your home. There are devices […]

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This Unnerving Political Ad Uses a Visual Metaphor That Will Stay With You

Politics

The bald eagle has always been a complicated icon of the United States. Ben Franklin famously referred to it as a “bird of bad moral character” due to its nature […]

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To Sell a Microwavable Burger, These Ads Celebrate Things That Are ‘Better Than Expected’

Brand Marketing

The thought of putting a hamburger in the microwave is pretty unsettling to most Americans, and judging by the U.K. ads we’ve seen in recent years for British brand Rustlers, […]

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Dodge’s New Ad Is a Perfect Prequel to Talladega Nights

Auto

Did your 2020 Bingo card include “a branded prequel to Will Ferrell’s 2006 film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”? No? Ah, too bad, because that would have been […]

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Bare-Ass Hugh Jackman Proudly Swears to ‘Only Wear’ the Boots He’s Now Endorsing

Brand Marketing

R.M. Williams finds a truly committed spokesman in painfully funny ad from Ryan Reynolds' Maximum Effort studio.

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Bumble Bee Tuna Effortlessly Brushes Off Trump Comments About Its Cans Being Anti-Police Weapons

Politics

The brand had opposed the administration's tariffs in 2018, so some see a presidential grudge.