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

‘The Rack’ is totally some old man’s walker

I don’t know if it’s really “the perfect way to build bigger, sculpted muscles,” but I do know this: The Rack is blatantly a geriatric walker that’s been repurposed into […]

Terminix creates ad with 5,000 live roaches

Nothing makes a point quite like 5,000 live cockroaches. That's how many vile critters Publicis Dallas wrangled into a squirming display for Terminix earlier this week. The roaches, originally bred […]

Action-starved? Don’t join Swedish marines

If you're Swedish and looking for a white-knuckled thrill ride to the bleeding edge of advanced combat, then you'll probably want to look somewhere other than the marines. In two […]

Adidas fires up its largest ad campaign ever

Adidas today launched what it's describing as its "largest marketing campaign in history," packed with enough pro athletes, pop stars and adrenaline overload to finally put it on par with […]

Is Fancy Feast spot the ‘WASPiest’ ad ever?

Some might call it romantic. Others might call it cloying. But my first thought on the new Fancy Feast ad was the same as that of YouTube commenter vwong86: "This […]

Welcome to your first dizzying day at W+K

Here's an absurd but cuttingly appropriate introduction to life at Wieden +Kennedy, as featured in a recent episode of IFC's Portlandia. (Sorry to say, we haven't been watching, so thanks […]

Aflac cans Gilbert Gottfried for Japan jokes

After more than a decade as the grating voice behind Aflac’s web-footed mascot, comedian Gilbert Gottfried has been fired for making jokes on Twitter about the devastating Japanese tsunami. On […]

Overthrow your totalitarian thirst with Sprite

If your country's despotic strongman isn't swayed by peaceful protests, you might want to try offering him a bottle of Sprite. Odds of success are slim compared to the odds […]

Corning’s Glass Video Shatters Expectations


Sun Drop shakes its thing before the nation

What do you get when you mix a second-tier soda, Snoop Dogg and a marketing agency owned by MTV? The funniest white girl on television. The new ad for Sun […]