David Griner, AdWeek

David Griner


Birmingham, AL, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Ads for France’s Canal+ Struggle to Compare It to Netflix Without Saying ‘Netflix’

BETC gets cleverly meta in promoting the network as a ‘content platform.’ → Read More

To Celebrate the Breaking Bad Movie, Domino’s Hid Pizzas on Rooftops in Brazil

Agency Gut revives an iconic scene, offering a year of free pizza to the first to find each one. → Read More

For National Coming Out Day, These Polar-Opposite PSAs Show 2 Paths Parents Can Take

RPA and the Los Angeles LGBT Center contrast the impacts of support vs. isolation. → Read More

Here’s How Harry Potter Used 51 Times Square Ads to Create One Immersive Theater

The takeover promoted Cursed Child’s global expansion. → Read More

Smirnoff Embraces Its Wild Backstory with ‘Infamous Since 1864’ Global Ad Campaign

72andSunny crafts the brand’s first worldwide ad push in 25 years → Read More

Hate Small Talk? Burger King’s ‘Silent Drive-Thru’ Cuts the Chatter

An innovation we owe to introverted Finns. → Read More

Skittles Shows How to Escape a Witch’s Clutches in Its First Halloween Ad Since 2014

Try just being really, really annoying about wanting more Skittles. → Read More

5 Perilous Choices You’ll Face in the Wendy’s Role-Playing Game

Can you conquer Feast of Legends: Rise from the Deep Freeze? Here are some examples of the decisions you’ll face. → Read More

Wieden + Kennedy Made Adorably Quirky Sprite Ads to Help Commuters Unwind in Rush Hour

The digital outdoor spots were made to feel ‘like a sip of Sprite’ for Brazil’s gridlocked motorists and transit riders. → Read More

Burger King Mexico Pokes Fun at US Tourists With a Spicy Burger That’s ‘Only for Mexicans’

The campaign comes at a tense time for the 2 countries, but the chain hopes it will be seen as ‘self-deprecating and funny.’ → Read More

Keka Morelle, Brazil’s Newest CCO, Says Uncertain Times Build Resilience and Creativity

Wunderman Thompson’s creative chief reflects on diversity, optimism and her path to leadership. → Read More

A Brewery Made This Record From Ocean Plastic, With Sales Helping Clean Coastlines

Havas London and Sharp’s partner with musician Nick Mulvey to benefit Surfers Against Sewage → Read More

This Closet, Invented by a Dating Site for Married Women, Helps Lovers Hide and Escape

France’s Gleeden creates some infidelity innovation in this satirical stunt. → Read More

Skateboard Legend Stacy Peralta Directs Gorgeous Yeti Ads About Life’s Unexpected Paths

Exclusive: The brand introduces its ambassadors through serene storytelling amid beautiful backdrops . → Read More

Geico Just Scared Up 2 New Horror-Themed Ads to Get You Ready for Halloween

And the brand is resurrecting a seasonal classic: a 2014 spot about the dumb decisions victims make in scary movies. → Read More

Volkswagen and BBH Hilariously Capture the Unique Pressures of Running a Small Business

It’s the agency’s first work for VW’s commercial division. → Read More

EA’s FIFA 20 Created a High-Octane Ad in Praise of Playing Sports ‘Wrong’

Adam&eveDDB packs in star athletes for a spot worthy of Nike. → Read More

This Cleveland Cemetery Is Surprisingly Great at ‘Death-Positive’ Advertising

Agency Brokaw keeps things lively for historic Lake View → Read More

David Hasselhoff Fights Crime on a Moped in This Joyously Ridiculous Ad From Germany

Knight Rider fans are in for a dramatic slow-speed chase as our hero deals with a minor vehicular downgrade. → Read More

Check Out the 12 Campaigns That Won Top Honors at 2019’s Clio Awards

Whopper Detour was the only effort to win two Grand Clios, which also recognized Viva La Vulva, Philly Philly and more. → Read More