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."

Jeep busts in on Elvis, Devo and John Locke

This Jeep spot by San Francisco agency Cutwater really makes you run the gamut of emotions. On the one hand, it’s always sad to see products digitally placed into historic […]

Horrifying trend? Or parenting opportunity?

A new study says that preschoolers have been brainwashed by advertising to prefer the taste of food wrapped in McDonald’s packaging. Chicken nuggets, milk and even carrots tasted better to […]

Is it time for Showtime to quit charging?

With so many original hit shows on Showtime these days, it’s hard to remember the premium channel’s 1990s tagline, “Nothing but RoboCop and soft-core skin flicks.” OK, so maybe they […]

A neat way of blowing up the fine print

Say what you will about Barry Bonds, but there’s really only one asterisk that concerns me on a daily basis. It’s the one that hovers next to almost every price […]

Intel bows under pressure, pulls ad

When ads are pulled, the criticisms can often seem a little hypersensitive or overly serious. But it’s hard to blame folks who had a beef with a recent Intel magazine […]

Hey look, a local car ad that doesn’t suck

My personal vision of hell includes only two rooms, and I must walk between them for eternity. In one is a 24-hour poetry slam. In the other is a large-screen […]

Sneak a peek at toilet signs the world over

If you’re not reading the fantastic blog Presurfer, then you’re missing out on some great stuff — like today’s link to a collection of restroom signs from around the world. […]

Showbiz booty call opens door for comeback

Back when I was sporting a rat tail and a Member’s Only jacket (hey, at least I was only 7), the ultimate destination to flaunt my 1980s style was Showbiz […]

Ride paddy art is next big thing. Literally.

Everyone knows you get buzz when you go big. Attention comes easy if you put a giant Homer next to a famous fertility landmark, distract pilots with a massive stripper […]

Avoid the humping rocks and biking honeys