People Are Ready for a Joyful (and Cautious) Holiday Season

Reading Time: < 1 minute If your first sip of pumpkin spice latte happened before September, if you’ve begun checking items off your gift list, if you’ve got a Halloween costume picked out and your Thanksgiving weekend is planned–you’re not alone. There’s excitement in the air for the holiday season, according to a survey of social shopping analytics service Bazaarvoice’s… … Read more

The 2021 Hot List: Standouts in TV, Publishing and Digital

Reading Time: < 1 minute At this point in the pandemic, we’re not as isolated as we were a year ago, but we’re still relying on TV, publishing and digital brands to keep us connected to one another and the outside world. And Adweek’s annual Hot List, which spotlights the standouts in those categories, is full of people and brands … Read more

Carb-Conscious Consumers Forever Changed the Drinking Scene

Reading Time: < 1 minute The beverage category of today doesn’t remotely resemble the beverage category of five years ago—and it’s going to be unrecognizable in just five more years. That’s not because of some new technology or scientific discovery. Rather, it’s because some bold brands out there have decided to empower consumers to be healthier, truer versions of themselves. … Read more

HBO and Casey Bloys Made Big Creative Swings During Covid

Reading Time: 1 minute Living through the golden age of television as a consumer means being spoiled by a wealth of choice: At any hour of any day, it’s possible to watch a show of any genre to suit any taste on just about any TV channel, streaming service or platform. Behind the scenes, that means more creators than … Read more

David Haskell Sets the Vision for New York Magazine

Reading Time: < 1 minute As the editor at the helm of New York Magazine, a source of cultural accounting for a city whose influence shapes the world in its image, David Haskell has yet to enjoy a slow news day this year. Since last October, Haskell has presided over coverage that has explored the most divisive presidential election in… … Read more

TV Hot List: The Most Talked About Shows, Networks, People

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the pandemic headed into its second year, television continued to provide the escape and connection to the outside world that we so desperately craved. Production shutdowns caused by Covid-19 sidelined some of our favorite shows, but exciting new series like Bridgerton (our Show of the Year) stepped in to fill the void and capture … Read more

How NYT CEO Meredith Kopit Levien Is Advancing Culture

Reading Time: < 1 minute New York Times CEO Meredith Kopit Levien wants to make something clear: There is a difference between the news cycle and the news. That distinction–and a belief that the addressable audience who will pay for quality news will continue to grow regardless of who’s in the White House or what stage of the pandemic we’re… … Read more

2021 Digital Hot List: Who’s Keeping Us On-Trend

Reading Time: < 1 minute Even as elements of pre-pandemic life return and we figure out what behaviors stick, one thing that’s certain is that we’re more reliant on and preoccupied with technology than we ever have been. From the mind-bending futuristic to sheer utility, more of our lives have become intertwined with digital trends, products and platforms. Join us … Read more

TikTok’s Vanessa Pappas Pushed the Platform to Thrive

Reading Time: < 1 minute For some people who ascend to the C-suite, the journey is a smooth one. For Vanessa Pappas, chief operating officer of TikTok, the opposite is true. Pappas joined TikTok in December 2018 as general manager, U.S., after nearly eight years with YouTube, and was then elevated to general manager for North America, Australia and New… … Read more

2021 Publishing Hot List: Media Brands That Thrived

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the past year, the media industry has seen its peaks and troughs as consumer behavior fluctuated, spurring audience highs and digital ad revenue lows. Adweek’s 2021 Hot List recognizes those executives, creators, companies and products that have thrived, navigating precarious months to drive continual growth, discover new revenue streams, build products, strive for change … Read more