David Griner, AdWeek

David Griner


Birmingham, AL, United States

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Recent articles by David:

For 5 Decades, Jerry Stiller Was Advertising’s Beloved Curmudgeon

From Jack in the Box to Nike, Jerry Stiller was a frequent ad star, often alongside his wife, Anne Meara. → Read More

You Can Only Read This Social-Distancing Ad When You’re 6 Feet Away

A Finnish retailer ran an optical illusion on a newspaper's front page to promote safe distance as lockdown restrictions ease. → Read More

A Bookstore Just Shocked Fans and Boosted Sales 200% With Its Brilliant Quarantine Pivot

The Wild Detectives became a travel agency with a literary twist thanks to agency Dieste. → Read More

State Farm and Kenny Mayne Brilliantly Faked Us All Out During The Last Dance

Viewers of the documentary weren't sure what was happening → Read More

Why Potbelly Is the Brand You Should Be Watching for Social Creativity

Backed by the architect of Wendy’s social presence, the sandwich chain has become endearing and innovative. → Read More

This PSA About Social Distancing Is the Most Effective So Far

Ohio Department of Health shows the perils of a crowd. → Read More

After a Decade as ‘Old Spice Guy,’ Isaiah Mustafa Offers Candid Career Advice

The actor sat down with two rising creatives to talk about overcoming self doubt and pursuing your passions. → Read More

The Upside of Quarantine? One-on-One Networking and Mentorships Are Thriving

New connections via video chat create hope amid uncertainty. → Read More

For a World in Quarantine, Ikea Created a Simple Ad About Reconnecting With Your Home

Agency McCann Madrid quickly generated a message for a world in quarantine. → Read More

Vote for 2020’s Best Advertiser in the Adweek March Adness Bracket

Which brand will rule them all in Adweek's annual showdown? → Read More

Cannes Lions Officially Postpones 2020 Festival to October

As France remains a hotspot of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Riviera event moves 4 months out. → Read More

McDonald’s Coffee Ad Argues That Not Everything Needs to Be an ‘Experience’

Leo Burnett London takes another swipe at the price and peculiarities of gourmet cafes. → Read More

How Would a Shift to October Change the Nature of Cannes Lions?

Industry veterans say the festival's backup plan is wise but could result in much different event. → Read More

Cannes Lions, Still on for June, Secures Backup Dates in October

The creative festival says it will decide by April 15 whether to move to Oct. 26-30 in response to COVID-19 spread. → Read More

You’re Going to Love the Payoff to This Fanta Ad That Puts Idiots on a Pedestal

A new kind of star gets the Nike treatment in 72andSunny Amsterdam's first work on the brand. → Read More

Apple Japan Gathered Footage of MacBooks Across Anime and Turned It Into an Ad

Student-focused spot shows how the laptop is embraced in animation. → Read More

Volvo Trucks Revives Its Gonzo Ad Stunts by Stacking 4 Trucks and Putting Its Exec on Top

Forsman & Bodenfors returns to form 7 years after 'Epic Split.' → Read More

Wendy’s Locked Down Its Twitter Feed, Then Dropped a Breakfast Coupon for Friends Only

It's the most exclusive 3.6 million-member club in fast food. → Read More

Jif Partnered With Giphy to Make a Limited-Edition Peanut Butter No One Can Pronounce

The internet's favorite consonant debate is reignited. → Read More

Nike Powerfully Memorializes Kobe Bryant by Honoring His Multifaceted Legacy

With no images and few words, Wieden + Kennedy immortalizes a champion, husband and father. → Read More