David Griner, AdWeek

David Griner


Birmingham, AL, United States

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Recent articles by David:

This Agency Founder Sneakily Used The Price Is Right to Get the Attention of Big Clients

He had his shot, and he took it. → Read More

UK’s Channel 4 Turned Real (and Really Dumb) Viewer Complaints Into a Cheeky Masterpiece

‘Complaints Welcome’ shows the network is sorry, not sorry. → Read More

Who Is Winning the Great Chicken Sandwich Twitter War of 2019?

We analyzed the battle plans of Popeyes, Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s and … Boston Market? → Read More

McDonald’s Pokes Fun at Branded Fashion With ‘Schnuggs’ (Spicy Chicken Nuggets) Apparel

Leo Burnett London gets playfully snarky for product launch. → Read More

Like ‘Talking to the Borg’: How Amazon’s Social Media Ambassadors Eerily Swarmed a Critic

The company’s reputation-boosting effort may use real employees, but that doesn’t mean it feels organic. → Read More

From an Alien Apocalypse to Creepy Man-Squirrels, Jif’s New Ads Give You a Lot to Chew On

Publicis debuts fun first work for the peanut butter, plus sister brand Smucker’s. → Read More

Xbox Gave a YouTube Star the Unboxing of a Lifetime for Forza Horizon 4

EvanTubeHD thought he was assembling a special Lego McLaren set, but then the real surprise arrived. → Read More

Ed Sheeran Got a Heinz Tattoo, So Heinz Gave Its Ketchup Bottle Ed Sheeran Tattoos

Only 150 of the autographed bottles were produced, and most will be given away online. → Read More

Droga5 London’s First Mini Work, Starring Matt Dillon, Isn’t an Ad and Features No Minis

The automaker sponsored Nimic, a short film only being shown at festivals. → Read More

RAICES Accuses Ogilvy of ‘False Solidarity on an Epic Scale’ and Asks Agency to Drop CBP

The advocacy group says CEO John Seifert is working against his own pledge to diversity and inclusion. → Read More

Canada’s Charming PSAs About Getting ‘Barely High’ Won’t Judge You. Just Don’t Drive

McCann and the Perlorian Brothers skip the lecture and remind you to enjoy that light buzz at home → Read More

Won’t Quit for Yourself? This Heartbreaking PSA Warns Smokers of the Toll on Their Pets

‘Your best mate will follow you anywhere,’ the New Zealand ad says. ‘Lead them well.’ → Read More

5 Ads That Show Why Barton F. Graf Was One of the Decade’s Smartest, Funniest Agencies

As the agency closes its doors after 9 years, we look back at its quirky and insightful work. → Read More

How an Agency’s Clever Use of Tech Gets People at Festivals Talking About Consent

Heat brought ‘Let’s Get Consensual’ to Cannes, Coachella and now Lollapalooza. → Read More

No One Asked for This, But French’s Just Made Mustard Ice Cream

A summer surprise for ‘lovers of sweet-meets-savory.’ → Read More

McDonald’s Uses Its Fries to Guide You to the Nearest Location in These Fun Ads

TBWA\Paris again balances minimalism with clear branding. → Read More

Taika Waititi’s New Movie Just Revived (and Perfected) the ‘Angry Hitler’ Meme

The führer finds a new nemesis in the ‘Polynesian Jew’ behind Jojo Rabbit. → Read More

Arby’s Is Driving Its Food Truck to Area 51 and Will Feed Whoever Shows Up to Raid It

Any liberated aliens will get free meat too. → Read More

McDonald’s and Burger King Are in a Trolling Battle on the Streets of Belgium

And for once, the sniping is coming from both brands. → Read More

Liberty Mutual’s Ads Are Going in Some Very Weird Directions, and It’s Working

GS&P’s fun new twist on a long-running campaign has helped boost the brand’s ad recall 25%. → Read More