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Ad Lib features unscripted conversations with some of the biggest personalities in media and marketing, speaking off the cuff with Ad Age editor Brian Braiker. The goal here is to do away with spin and jargon, and get to know some of the more influen...Show More
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Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup

44:55 | Jul 11th

In an industry with no shortage of Negative Nancies, Rob Reilly is a perpetual, evangelical optimist. But he wasn’t always: He once had an employer require him to take a year’s worth of classes to learn how to be more respectful of others. Reilly cre...Show More
Richard Edelman, president and CEO, Edelman

34:52 | Jul 3rd

According to a global survey of more than 25,000 respondents, consumer trust in brands is down across the board — and expectations of social responsibility from brands is up. That is the core takeaway from the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Rep...Show More
Bradley Johnson, director of data analytics, Ad Age Datacenter

32:07 | Jun 28th

If you want to see what’s driving ad spending, just look for the net gains. Bradley Johnson joins us to break down the most interesting findings in our annual Leading National Advertisers report, out this week (hint, FANG has developed a big bite). W...Show More
Nick Kelly, Anheuser-Busch

26:40 | Jun 21st

What happens when Big Football meets Big Beer? Until now active pro athletes could not appear in beer ads during games. The head of sports marketing for Anheuser-Busch discusses what a rules change means for Bud Light, and dishes on the brewer’s over...Show More
Avi Dan, CEO, Avidan Strategies

45:45 | Jun 13th

An advertising vet who started his own search consultancy in 2007 Avi Dan has close to 4 decades of experience. As the rest of the agency world packs for Cannes, he breaks down how the festival has changed over the years, and who he thinks win big. W...Show More
Linda Yaccarino & Josh Feldman, NBCUniversal

54:41 | Jun 7th

Depending on whom you ask, this is either the worst time to be in TV, or the most exciting. Count Linda Yaccarino and Josh Feldman among the hopeful. The two share the company’s moves to modernize measurement across the industry, and NBC’s plans to l...Show More
Bhavana Smith, chief client officer

28:58 | May 30th

Usually when you hear about consultancies in the marketing and advertising space these days, it’s in the context of them luring talent away from agencies or making full blown acquisitions. But last year when MediaCom was looking to hire a new chief c...Show More
Rishad Tobaccoawala, chief growth officer, Publicis

44:53 | May 24th

Rishad Tobaccowala, who has logged nearly four decades at Publicis, joins the podcast to discuss, well, a little bit of everything. The conversation kicks off by unpacking Publicis’s recent announcement that it’s acquiring data marketing juggernaut E...Show More
DDB’s Keith Reinhard: ‘Betty Crocker was my first pin-up girl’

38:28 | May 17th

In this week’s Ad Age Ad Lib podcast, we interview the chairman emeritus of DDB Worldwide, who tells us about his legendary 65-year history in advertising, including why he pointed a cannon--literally--at Leo Burnett’s offices and the inside story o...Show More
Peter McGuinness, CMO of Chobani

36:26 | May 9th

Peter McGuinness wasn’t always a yogurt guy. Before joining Greek yogurt brand Chobani in 2013, he had a career in ad agencies. On this episode of the podcast, he discusses making the transition to the brand side, and the fresh self-awareness that br...Show More
Alex Magnin, Giphy head of revenue

32:42 | May 3rd

People are conducting more than a billion searches for GIFs on messaging apps a day. At the heart of their results is, usually, Giphy. Giphy’s Alex Magnin who claims to net in the ballpark of 10 percent of the search traffic of Google, joins the podc...Show More
Shelly Lazarus, chairman emeritus, Ogilvy

48:28 | Apr 25th

Our conversation with Shelly Lazarus, Ogilvy’s chairman emeritus, covered a lot of ground—from what it was like to be a woman ad exec in the 1970s to today’s #MeToo movement to where holding companies are going in the future.
Jeff Goodby, Chairman and co-founder, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

31:20 | Apr 18th

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners are on a roll. The agency nabbed the number two spot on the Ad Age A-List, released this week. Its founders, Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, will be in Cannes this summer to pick up the prestigious Lion of St. Mark, r...Show More
Ad Block: Tiffany R. Warren, chief diversity officer and SVP at Omnicom, founder and president of the diversity advocacy organization AdColor

35:04 | Apr 10th

Tiffany R. Warren talks about the skin care tradition handed down through her family and the ways she’s improved upon it. “In a way, when I take care of my skin, it’s a connection to my grandmother,” she says. She also weighs in on her ideal breakfas...Show More
Alicia Hatch, CMO, Deloitte Digital

38:02 | Apr 4th

Deloitte Digital is one of the world’s 10 biggest agency companies: In 2017 Ad Age ranked Deloitte Digital as the world’s second-largest digital network, behind rival Accenture Interactive. Hatch joins me today to explain what, exactly, it is Deloitt...Show More
Ad Block: Deutsch North American CCO Pete Favat on woodworking

29:43 | Apr 3rd

Pete Favat talks about building useful things from scrap and renovating his home on “This Old House.” The C-suite leaves less time to get his hands dirty on the job, he says. “You’re using your brain, which is good, but there’s no physical gratificat...Show More
Nicolas Bidon, CEO, Xaxis

39:25 | Mar 28th

When Nicolas Bidon talks about his business, he talks about becoming an “outcome” media company. As part of WPP and GroupM, Xaxis is a billion-dollar business — arguably the world's largest global programmatic media and technology platform — boasting...Show More
Ad Block: Joan CCO Jaime Robinson on knitting

34:50 | Mar 27th

Joan Creative CCO Jaime Robinson keeps both a spinning wheel and a loom in her closet so she can spin yarn and knit blankets and sweaters, “like the lady in Rumpelstiltskin.” She also reveals her favorite Joan and goes deep on the allure of “Russian ...Show More
Bryan Yasko, president, Johannes Leonardo

23:31 | Mar 21st

It’s been a busy couple months for Johannes Leonardo. In February the shop announced that it would buy a "significant" portion of itself back from WPP. Then, weeks later, another tantalizing bit of news: Volkswagen named JL its lead agency. Bryan Yas...Show More
Marketer’s Brief

30:08 | Mar 19th

Electrify America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, is overseeing a 10-year, $2 billion investment on zero-emissions vehicle technology and awareness. The group's marketing director, Richard Steinberg, discusses what it is doing to help nudge the EV...Show More
Sebastian Tomich, global head of advertising, New York Times

43:18 | Mar 14th

In a digital media landscape littered with layoffs, mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcy, the New York Times remains a bright spot. Last week, the Times reported adding more than a quarter million new digital-only subscriptions in its fourth quarter ...Show More
Marketer's Brief

27:52 | Mar 12th

In a 20-year marketing career with Anheuser-Busch, Bob Lachky oversaw some of the most memorable ad campaigns in beer, including “Whassup,” the Budweiser Frogs and Real Men of Genius. Lachky, now a consultant, joins us to talk about the brewing marke...Show More
Ryan Ford, Chief Creative Officer and EVP, Cashmere

43:37 | Mar 7th

The brand wizards behind Snoop Dogg’s career, Cashmere has done work on “Black Panther,” “Get Out,” “Atlanta” and more. Beyond entertainment, it also counts as clients BMW, Jack in the Box, Adidas, and Diageo among others. Cashmere’s Ryan Ford joins ...Show More
Marketer's Brief

24:17 | Mar 4th

Iconic brands are struggling to remain relevant in today's food industry. More evidence came with Kraft Heinz’s recent $15 billion asset write-down. We examine the fallout and why Kraft’s fall could be good for ad agencies.
Ben Lerer, CEO, Group Nine Media

51:46 | Feb 28th

Group Nine Media was formed in 2016 with a $100 million investment from Discovery and today rolls up four media brands: Thrillist, NowThis, the Dodo and Seeker. By combining the brands under one holding company, CEO Ben Lerer says that he’s gained a ...Show More
Bob Pittman, CEO, iHeartMedia

43:06 | Feb 21st

If you wrote iHeartMedia off as DOA last year, it may have been too soon. Last month the radio giant gained approval for a plan to emerge from bankruptcy, and Bob Pittman has a mandate to transform the company. The platform now boasts more than 120M ...Show More
Tim Cadogan, CEO, OpenX

38:47 | Feb 14th

Independent ad exchange OpenX raised eyebrows in the programmatic realm last month when it announced a five-year agreement totaling more than $110 million with Google to use its cloud computing services. The news came just a month after the supply-si...Show More
Marla Kaplowitz, president and CEO, 4A's

31:32 | Feb 7th

In a time where there is no shortage of gloom and doom in the agency landscape, the job falls to Marla Kaplowitz to be its biggest booster. Kaplowitz joins this episode of Ad Lib to field questions about the agency talent crunch, consultancy creep, b...Show More
Laura Hutfless, FlyteVu Agency

28:54 | Jan 31st

With its first Super Bowl ad, Bumble set out to empower women both in front of and behind the camera. On this special Super Bowl edition of the Ad Lib podcast, Laura Hutfless, partner at FlyteVu Agency, which worked on the ad, discusses how the socia...Show More
Azania Andrews, Michelob Ultra

30:46 | Jan 29th

Michelob Ultra will air two commercials in Super Bowl LIII – one featuring robots and the other making a direct appeal to female football viewers. Azania Andrews, VP marketing, at the Anheuser-Busch brewer, joins this special Super Bowl edition of th...Show More
Erika Nardini, CEO, Barstool Sports

40:30 | Jan 24th

A publisher of podcasts, radio shows and online articles about sports and sports culture, Barstool Sports has a robust commerce and pay-per-view events business to feed its rabidly dedicated fanbase. It is, to hear CEO Erika Nardini tell it, the publ...Show More
Keith Grossman, Bloomberg Media global chief revenue officer

41:32 | Jan 17th

Bloomberg Media has been experimenting across the board lately — from its consultancy play to an aggressive over-the-top streaming strategy to TicToc, a video partnership with Twitter. Joining us on the podcast is chief global revenue officer Keith G...Show More
Meg Goldthwaite, CMO, NPR

29:43 | Jan 10th

Twenty-one percent of the population now owns at least one smart speaker. A full 14 million people in the U.S. got their first smart speaker device in 2018 — meaning voice as a topic of fascination is not going away any time soon. From the floor of t...Show More
Shannon Simpson Jones and Yadira Harrison, co-founders, Verb

33:03 | Dec 20th, 2018

Verb boasts both traditional agency chops and consultancy offerings for both brands and other agencies — with a specialty in experiential. Founders Shannon Simpson Jones and Yadira Harrison, both former VPs of the Civic Entertainment Group, join us t...Show More
Ben Wiener, CEO, Wongdoody

31:29 | Dec 13th, 2018

Seattle-based creative shop Wongdoody celebrated its 25th anniversary this year — as it did so, it was acquired by Indian tech giant Infosys. It is, says CEO Ben Wiener, a great time for an agency like Wongdoody. As the big advertising holding compan...Show More
Edward Felsenthal, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Time magazine

38:32 | Dec 6th, 2018

Days after Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne closed on their purchase of Time, the new owners gave its editor, Edward Felsenthal, the additional title of CEO. Felsenthal discusses his role in the negotiation process and where he plans to take things. T...Show More
Julio Bruno, CEO of Time Out Group

32:54 | Nov 29th, 2018

In 2015, when Julio Bruno took over as the chief executive at Time Out, it was taking on heavy losses. An executive who had held senior positions at Diageo and TripAdvisor, Bruno saw an opportunity. Now, three years on, as Time Out celebrates its 50t...Show More
Karina Wilsher, Anomaly’s next global CEO

28:27 | Nov 20th, 2018

After 14 years at Anomaly, founding partner Karina Wilsher will be assuming the global CEO title at the agency. Currently the global COO, Wilsher has long been groomed for the new role and will assume the chief executive position in January. True to ...Show More
Aaron Walton, co-founder, Walton Isaacson

46:54 | Nov 15th, 2018

The co-founder of 14-year-old agency Walton Isaacson first went to work for the brand side in 1983 -- for Pepsi specifically, which would take Walton on tour with a singer by the name of Michael Jackson. Now, 35 years later, Walton is still at cultur...Show More
Lizzie Widhelm, Pandora svp of ad innovation

34:40 | Nov 8th, 2018

In September, satellite radio company Sirius XM offered to plunk down $3.5 billion to acquire streaming music service Pandora. Joining us today is Pandora svp of ad innovation Lizzie Widhelm to break down what the Sirius offer means to Pandora — and ...Show More
Rich Antoniello, CEO of Complex Media

43:31 | Nov 1st, 2018

Rich Antoniello, CEO of media brand Complex, joins us for a wide-ranging conversation covering everything from media’s pivot to revenue diversification to how Complex’s joint acquisition by Hearst and Verizon in 2016 has been playing out for the bran...Show More
Troy Ruhanen, president and CEO, TBWA Worldwide

35:24 | Oct 25th, 2018

An Aussie giant of a former Rugby player, Troy Ruhanen joined TBWA as president and CEO four years ago. Today he joins us on the Ad Lib podcast to spill some tea on his competitors — including WPP and Publicis — and give us some insight into clients ...Show More
Frances Webster, co-founder and CEO, Walrus

23:57 | Oct 18th, 2018

Launched in 2005, Walrus is a fiercely independent shop that’s worked with such clients as Amazon, HBO, and Staples. Frances Webster — who co-founded Walrus with her husband, Chief Creative Officer Deacon Webster — has been outspoken about the need t...Show More
Andrew McKechnie, chief creative officer at Verizon

38:29 | Oct 11th, 2018

For the past 18 months, Andrew McKechnie has been building Verizon’s in-house agency, 140. Networks are tough to make especially sexy. Still, McKechnie comes by the gig honestly. He had most recently served as global group creative director at Apple,...Show More
Jon Steinberg, Cheddar founder

32:57 | Oct 4th, 2018

After a five-year stint at BuzzFeed and a brief run as the CEO of DailyMail.com the last thing you might think to do is start a TV network. From scratch. Yet that’s precisely what Jon Steinberg did. Steinberg launched Cheddar Inc in 2016 with the goa...Show More
Refinery29’s Philippe von Borries and Piera Gelardi

37:36 | Sep 27th, 2018

As two of the four co-founders of media and entertainment company Refinery29, Philippe von Borries and Piera Gelardi have used a pro-women, taboo-shattering ethos to build a behemoth catering to the interests and cravings of young women that reaches ...Show More
Nick Brien, CEO Americas of Dentsu Aegis Network

35:15 | Sep 20th, 2018

It’s been just over a year since Nick Brien — a former CEO of both McCann Worldgroup and iCrossing — took the reins at Dentsu Aegis Network Americas. We talk about Dentsu’s goal of becoming a 100 percent digital business by 2020, Brien’s background i...Show More
Studio 71 co-founder Reza Izad

37:09 | Sep 13th, 2018

From Canadian YouTube superstar Lilly Singh to vlogger Roman Atwood to Good Mythical Morning with Rhett and Link — Studio 71 is the media agency behind videos that generate a reported 9.5 billion views across platforms every month. Co-founder Reza Iz...Show More
Wondery founder and CEO Hernan Lopez

29:29 | Sep 6th, 2018

When Hernan Lopez left his post as president and CEO of Fox International Channels in 2016 to launch a podcast company people asked him a straightforward question: Are you nuts? But he saw parallels between the nascent medium of podcasting and the ca...Show More
Sub Rosa founder Michael Ventura gets empathic

32:10 | Aug 30th, 2018

Michael Ventura, the founder of the New York strategy and design consultancy Sub Rosa, joins us on this episode of Ad Lib to discuss empathy, what he means by it, how he arrived at it as a guiding principle and how it’s won him some surprising client...Show More
How Terry Young, CEO of Sparks & Honey, is mapping culture

30:38 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Terry Young, the CEO of Sparks & Honey, joins us on the Ad Lib podcast to talk about how the agency maps culture. Every day at noon everyone stops what they’re doing for an hour for a briefing that distills the Internet’s latest (and next) obsessions...Show More
USA Today Network CRO Kevin Gentzel

38:57 | Aug 16th, 2018

News is a tough business. And local news is even tougher. USA Today Network has seen continued growth in digital revenue, but not enough to offset declines in traditional advertising. Tasked with solving that riddle is Kevin Gentzel, who joins us on ...Show More
Arnold Worldwide CEO Kiran Smith

25:47 | Aug 9th, 2018

Kiran Smith joins the podcast to discuss the challenges she faces in her new job, what she brings to the table as a former marketer and what she’s learning from clients like Progressive and Jack Daniels.
Carla Serrano,  CEO of Publicis New York and Chief Strategy Officer of PublicisCommunications

24:57 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Serrano joins the podcast to discuss what distinguishes the Publicis strategy at a time when holding companies are under pressure from clients to cut costs and under siege from consultancies and tech giants Google, Facebook and Amazon. Plus we talk a...Show More
Bill Holiber, President & CEO of US News

32:20 | Jul 18th, 2018

For a publication with “news” in its title US News doesn’t focus much on what’s happening in the papers these days. Formerly known as US News and World Report, the publisher is something of a digital pioneer. The media brand ditched its print magazin...Show More
Maria Bartiromo, Fox Business

46:02 | Jul 10th, 2018

The Fox Business anchor joined the "Ad Lib" podcast before her news-making interview with President Trump last week. Here, Bartiromo discusses her evolution from a CNBC pioneer—where she was the first reporter to broadcast from the stock exchange flo...Show More
Mark DiMassimo, CEO of DiMassimo Goldstein

33:09 | Jul 5th, 2018

With 22 years heading up an independent agency under his belt, DiMassimo Goldstein’s Mark DiMassimo believes traditional advertising’s days are numbered.
The Trade Desk’s Brian Stempeck

32:36 | Jun 28th, 2018

Today we are joined by Brian Stempeck, chief client officer for the Trade Desk and rhythm guitarist for the company band, whose job is, in part, to translate the bewildering jargon of the ad tech industry and parse the challenges and opportunities ar...Show More
Michael Wolff

23:00 | Jun 20th, 2018

A consummate media insider for decades, Michael Wolff, the journalist-provocateur-entrepreneur, shot into the public consciousness in January with the publication of his sensational peek inside the Donald Trump White House, “Fire and Fury.” On this e...Show More
Shingy, digital prophet, Oath

25:20 | Jun 18th, 2018

You may not have heard of David Shing, but you probably know about Shingy. The self-styled “digital prophet” at Oath – the Verizon-owned juggernaut that comprises AOL, Yahoo, the Huffington Post and some 50 media and b-to-b brands – is in Cannes on a...Show More
Havas Creative North American Chairman and CEO, Paul Marobella 

34:01 | Jun 14th, 2018

Paul Marobella joins the Ad Lib podcast to discuss the advantages of being owned by Vivendi as opposed to a traditional advertising holding company, creating a culture of creativity and what he’s looking forward to in Cannes.
Mastercard CMO Raja Rajamannar

48:10 | Jun 7th, 2018

An expansive marketer in an era of the incredible shrinking CMO, Rajamannar joins the Ad Lib podcast to discuss what he calls the CMO existential crisis. We talk about marketing at scale in a time when people hate ads and have the power to block them...Show More
Ken Auletta, 'Frenemies' author

36:14 | Jun 5th, 2018

You're going to be hearing Ken Auletta's name a lot this month. Auletta, who has been writing the Annals of Communication column for The New Yorker since 1992, is the author of a new book about the industry's current existential crisis. "Frenemies" c...Show More
Andrew Swinand, Leo Burnett North America CEO

29:09 | May 31st, 2018

When Andrew Swinand was tapped to be Leo Burnett’s North America CEO last January, he had a daunting remit. Burnett had long been a flagship Chicago agency, but after losing McDonald’s in September 2016 the legendary creative shop had lost some of it...Show More
Terri & Sandy’s Terri and Sandy

35:20 | May 24th, 2018

Terri Meyer and Sandy Greenberg are the co-founders of the New York independent shop Terri & Sandy. Both refugees from the big holding company world — Meyer and Greenberg had worked together as a creative team at both J. Walter Thompson and FCB — the...Show More
Upfront and personal: The week’s big TV takeaways

42:47 | May 18th, 2018

The major broadcast networks wound down the 2018 upfront week Friday. Top-line takeaways: In 2019, look forward to more reboots, shorter ad slots and lots of live sports. If the scripted programming leaves a little to be desired there’s still a stagg...Show More
Ogilvy Worldwide CEO John Seifert

43:29 | May 17th, 2018

Earlier this year, John Seifert announced that Ogilvy would be undergoing a “refounding,” which he dubbed the shop’s “Next Chapter.” A 39-year veteran of the legendary agency, Seifert joins us to talk about what that entails.
Tim Leake, RPA

38:53 | May 10th, 2018

With giant clients like Honda and Farmer’s insurance, independent, LA-based agency RPA punches above its weight. Tim Leake’s mandate, when he joined the shop in 2014, was to nurture a culture of growth and innovation within the agency as it scaled. A...Show More
Bonnie Kintzer, Trusted Media Brands

37:38 | May 3rd, 2018

When Bonnie Kintzer became president and CEO of Trusted Media Brands in 2014, it was still called the Reader’s Digest Association. Job number one became bolstering the brand, reviving it financially after a series of bad investments and changing just...Show More
Hanya Yanagihara, novelist and T Magazine editor

40:44 | Apr 26th, 2018

For almost exactly a year now, Hanya Yanagihara has been molding T Magazine, the New York Times’ lifestyle and culture magazine, in her image. A recent refresh brought in a new logo and typeface, but the full bleed art, smart cultural journalism and ...Show More
Intermarkets’ Erik Requidan 

38:54 | Apr 19th, 2018

Under the hood of the Drudge Report, and other conservative sites like it — including Political Insider, Smith & Wesson Forum and MRC Newscasters — is its advertising marketing firm Intermarkets. And under the hood of Intermarkets is Erik Requidan, v...Show More
Intel’s Alyson Griffin

33:35 | Apr 13th, 2018

Intel, the PC maker best known to the wider world for its “Intel Inside” tagline, has pivoted from being a PC-centric to a data-centric company. It invested heavily in artificial intelligence, the internet of things, drones, autonomous cars and more....Show More
Patch CEO Warren St. John

40:04 | Apr 5th, 2018

Hyperlocal news has had a rough, ahem, patch in recent years. Undone by Craigslist and Facebook and Google, among others, local news sites have struggled to stay afloat. The end of 2017 alone saw the shuttering of both Gothamist and DNAInfo.  Patch C...Show More
Forbes’ Randall Lane

31:25 | Mar 29th, 2018

Synonymous with powerful, rich and usually white male entrepreneurs, Forbes is, like many media companies, being forced to evolve. Randall Lane took over as editor of the 101-year-old publisher in December of 2017, after Lewis D’Vorkin went on to run...Show More
Bleacher Report CEO Dave Finoccio

33:17 | Mar 22nd, 2018

March Madness is well underway and if you’re a sports fan of a certain age, chances are you’re tracking your decimated bracket on Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report CEO Dave Finocchio joins us on this episode of Ad Lib to discuss its distributed approa...Show More
Hearst’s Troy Young

33:02 | Mar 15th, 2018

It’s been five years since Troy Young came to Hearst to build out the magazine company’s digital division. Today as the global president of digital for a media empire that includes Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country – the ...Show More
360i’s Sarah Hofstetter

34:51 | Mar 8th, 2018

In this episode of Ad Lib, Sarah Hofstetter, the global CEO of full-service digital-first agency 360i, discusses the agency's new Amazon practice, the future of voice, the best kosher restaurants in Cannes and more. (She also admits to a few regrets ...Show More
Po.et CEO Jarrod Dicker

41:05 | Mar 1st, 2018

Last month, a subset of the media world snapped to attention when Jarrod Dicker left the Post, where he built out a lot of pioneering proprietary tech for the company, to become the CEO of something called Po.et, which bills itself as "an open, unive...Show More
Pop-Up Magazine’s Chas Edwards

25:06 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Chas Edwards is a co-founder and publisher of both Pop-Up magazine—a roving circus that brings magazine journalism to life in staged events—and the print publication it spawned, California Sunday Magazine. Taken together, the two represent a new kind...Show More
Aardman’s Heather Wright

30:47 | Feb 14th, 2018

You may know Aardman Animation as the creative force behind Wallace and Gromit, “Shaun the Sheep” and “Chicken Run.” This weekend its seventh feature film, “Early Man” comes to our shores. But the recognizably Aardman characters the studio is well kn...Show More
HP’s Antonio Lucio

40:06 | Feb 7th, 2018

There’s a lot of talk in the marketing and advertising industries about diversity — but not a ton of walking. Antonio Lucio is one of the walkers. Lucio talks about his diversity drive on today’s podcast and also breaks down his view of the state of ...Show More
Hungry Man Productions, Bryan Buckley

53:27 | Feb 1st, 2018

Bryan Buckley has nearly 60 Super Bowl credits to his name, directing spots for a bevy of brands ranging from Monster.com and Cash4Gold to Coca-Cola and Bud Light. In this podcast, Buckley discusses what it’s like working with high-profile celebritie...Show More
Avocados From Mexico’s Kevin Hamilton

37:29 | Jan 31st, 2018

Kevin Hamilton has experienced first-hand the pressure to pull off a Super Bowl ad. As the senior director of marketing at Avocados From Mexico, Hamilton is charged with promoting the produce on TV’s biggest stage. In this podcast, we explore the con...Show More
Capitol Music Group’s Brian Nolan

35:31 | Jan 26th, 2018

Brian Nolan has a music fan’s dream job. As the senior vice president of Capitol Records’ in-house division focused on brand partnerships and licensing, Nolan is tasked with bringing new or under-exposed music to potentially huge audiences. In this p...Show More
Havas’ Harry Bernstein

34:20 | Jan 19th, 2018

If you’ve spent any time in agency circles, you haven’t seen a lot of people who look or talk like Harry. Tall, bearded, often tie-died and bolo tied, Bernstein, who goes by Harry Bee, is as apt to talk about clean living and guided meditation as he ...Show More
Fresh Digital Group’s Doug Robinson

35:37 | Jan 12th, 2018

Recent research has found that smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home will be in 55 percent of all U.S. households by 2022. That’s a lot of skills. To help us break down what this all means — for consumers, marketers, content providers, n...Show More
Quartz’s Jay Lauf

42:50 | Jan 4th, 2018

In a note at the end of 2017, Quartz publisher Jay Lauf gave his thanks to readers and advertisers, making it a point of pride that the commercial team at Quartz had been “very deliberate” about never putting its inventory on open exchanges. Sounds a...Show More
Rafat Ali

32:56 | Dec 29th, 2017

The co-founder and CEO of the travel media company Skift, Ali is a digital media veteran. We talk about his childhood in India and what made him want to get into media. He takes us on a tour through internet 1.0 with stops at Inside.com and PaidConte...Show More
Dave Morgan

40:40 | Dec 18th, 2017

The Simulmedia CEO helps us make sense of the Disney-Fox deal, breaks down the state (and future) of addressable TV, explains the agency “existential” crisis -- and more.
Wendy Clark and Ari Weiss

55:32 | Dec 8th, 2017

It’s been just under two years since DDB brought Wendy Clark — a former top marketer at Coca Cola — on board as its North American CEO. And it’s been just under one year since she brought on Ari Weiss as the Omnicom network’s first chief creative off...Show More
Adam Moss

41:37 | Dec 3rd, 2017

The New York Magazine editor is Ad Age’s Editor of the Year — and the title he’s edited since 2004 is the Magazine of the Year. Today he sits down with Ad Age editor Brian Braiker to discuss his time at New York, how the media landscape has changed i...Show More
Michael Rothman

43:44 | Nov 22nd, 2017

The CEO and co-founder of Fatherly, a New York City-based media start-up that caters to millennial dads, is himself not a father. Rather Rothman, whose last gig was as Thrillist’s first business-side hire, is a digital media vet. On this episode of A...Show More
Michael Kuntz

43:59 | Nov 10th, 2017

The senior vice president of digital revenue at USA Today Network sits down with Ad Age editor Brian Braiker to discuss Gannett’s local play, working with Facebook Instant Articles and Google AMP, USA Today’s push into VR, Kuntz’s time at Gawker and ...Show More
Kay Hsu

38:51 | Oct 27th, 2017

As the global Instagram lead at Facebook Creative Shop, Kay is tasked with getting brands to adopt the Instagram Stories format. She discusses the challenges and opportunities brands see with the proliferation of ad formats – and the rise of ephemera...Show More
Neil Vogel

34:23 | Oct 20th, 2017

Since 2014, Neil Vogel has led the transition of About.com to Dotdash. Under his stewardship, the IAC-owned company has gone from an all-things-to-all-people approach to a publisher of discrete verticals. We discuss the challenges and opportunities o...Show More
Jonah Disend

32:16 | Oct 12th, 2017

Jonah Disend is CEO and founder of Redscout, a branding a product development company with clients like Gatorade and Domino’s that he founded in his New York apartment in 2000. We talk about how his love of theater informs what he does, how the adver...Show More
Where Creativity Meets Strategy

28:57 | Oct 6th, 2017

Alain Sylvain is the founder and CEO of Sylvain Labs, an innovation and brand design consultancy. We talk about his background and the lack of diversity in media and marketing, his failures and his side hustles, which include launching a headphone br...Show More
Pop Vox 

46:36 | Sep 22nd, 2017

As chairman and CEO of Vox Media, Jim Bankoff oversees eight vertices including The Verge, SB Nation and Vox.com. We discuss what’s next for Vox and his past life as a Web 1.0 executive at AOL before and during part of the fall.