David Griner

David Griner

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."

A fatal tragedy — you know, for the kids

I keep stumbling across these clever South African ads for classic movies on sale at Toys “R” Us, and for some reason, this one always seemed to stick out. Then […]

T-Mobile hosts world’s most boring orgy

T-Mobile’s new spokesman, Jimmy, may be a ladies’ man with a nice bathrobe and a strong grip, but he’s not the best pitchman on Earth. I’ve been poking around his […]

Will pull-string CEO be unmade in China?

Following its second recent recall of millions of potentially unsafe toys made in China, Mattel has launched a new offering: the Robert Eckert Doll. Perhaps you saw the ads in […]

New ‘Happiness Factory’ spot goes epic

I almost can’t believe I’m saying this, but something unrelated to giant dog penises premiered in Second Life recently: Coke’s “Happiness Factory” sequel, a miniature epic in which the Neverhood-esque […]

Don’t try this at home. Or anywhere, ever.

If you’re looking to curb your appetite, and caffeine pills just aren’t doing the trick, you might try bookmarking the 30 Days of Spam blog. Tyler Riewer says he is […]

Sprint helps you strip…for some reason

Sprint has commissioned Jun Group to make some new “time-saving” viral spots, some of which are are up on YouTube right now. The three new spots are an attempt to […]

BooneOakley pitch truly goes the distance

BooneOakley’s effort to win the Saucony shoes account includes dispatching agency staffer Barrett Pack on foot from Charlotte, N.C., to the potential client’s digs in Lexington, Mass. Yes, you could […]

What, doesn’t it look like Britney Spears?

Britney Spears’ new perfume ad has folks buzzing about what fiendish spell she must have cast to inhabit the body of an unsuspecting and malnourished 18-year-old. But what’s with all […]

It’s a good day to be homeless in London

If you like the effectiveness of word-of-mouth marketing, but you think it’s poor form to pay people for it, then this campaign might be the compromise for you. Saatchi & […]

The beginning and end of Disco Sports

Every once in a while, male professional athletes are allowed to let their hair down and indulge in less-macho pastimes. NFL defensive tackle Rosey Grier, for example, occasionally disavowed his […]