California is changing up the game for college athletes! So what does that mean for marketers? Hunter dives into that, plus a look at Netflix’s recent Stranger Things news and the top insights from this year’s Advertising Week in New York.Read More
What do the Emmys, YouTube Badges, and Instagram Likes all have in common? Other than being the topics of today’s show, they all are dealing with the constant changes in the way modern entertainment in America works, and, by extension, how advertising works.Read More
I know what you’re thinking: you missed last week! Yes, I did. If you’re looking for good excuses, I don’t really have any. I simply wanted to hord all this knowledge about industry news to myself. But I have way too much already (about Disney+, Facebook Live, and NBC’s streaming plans), so I give it back to you. The people. Let’s get started, shall we?Read More
Sandwich madness, TikTok ad options, and the end of the Facebook ‘Like’ are the news of the day on The Slate and Main Podcast’s glorious return.Read More
It’s Jake’s final appearance on this illustrious podcast. He’s being sent off with a brief bit of news Hunter hand-picked for relevance (which goes poorly) and a brief Q&A on what he’s learned during his time in the industry.Read More
It was Netflix’s roughest week yet, and it’s left many wonder what comes next. Count on Hunter and Jake to be brimming with thoughts on what the streaming giant’s next move SHOULD be, and what they’ll actually do. Plus Comic Con news, so listen in!Read More
What do consumer holidays, Facebook’s massive FTC fine, and scooter-related deaths all have in common? Yes, it IS this podcast. It’s tech-talk galore as Hunter and Jake hit on Amazon, Facebook, and the creepy possibility of an Alexa on wheels.
Fireworks weren’t the only things blowing up this last week. Nike and Adidas each had their turn as well. Jake and Hunter address the many sports-wear controversies of the previous week, continue their conversation on the power of cause-marketing, and check the temperature on the video streaming wars.Read More
Cause-based marketing is making a splash everywhere these days, but is it working? And why? Alfonso Cuaron had some thoughts on that, and we’ve got thoughts on his thoughts. Plus, we revisit the problem of Deepfakes and the potential solutions. Listen in!Read More
What do the Ad Age, Mary Meeker, and Cannes all have in common? They all had a big week. Fortunately, Hunter and Jake are here to summarize all the data and hit on the highlights that marketers need to hear. Listen in!Read More
This week Jake and Hunter celebrate one whole year of successful podcasting, somehow managing hit 52 episodes in 52 weeks. To commemorate the occasion, they look back at some of the last years most defining themes and what they mean, as well as hit on all the hot Vox news. Listen in and celebrate!Read More
Regulation, innovation, and the end of an institution. This week Jake and Hunter hit on antitrust, Microsoft phones, and Google’s server failure, plus plenty more. There’s a lot of news this week; don’t miss a minute of it.Read More
A picture speaks a thousand words, but now a picture and can do even more than that. Jake and Hunter break down the latest in AI fakery, its possible uses and the potential downsides as well. Plus, more streaming speculation. Check it out.Read More
Game of Thrones: Over. Big Bang Theory: Over. Grumpy Cat: Over. This podcast? Still going strong. Jake and Hunter take on the issue of endings, with plenty of time left over to hit on a fan-favorite topic: subscription content. From HBO to Disney, big changes are coming. Tune in this week to find out what they are.
TV isn’t healthy. No, not just for you, but the industry, too. Nielsen reports bode ill for prime time, and Jake and Hunter discuss the ramifications. It gets even weirder, though, with the recent report of many New Media publishers taking a flying leap from their previous evaluations. Is nothing sacred anymore? This episode evaluates the publisher landscape, from TV to digital. Listen in!
Ever feel down? Sad? Blue? That’s how Burger King has made Hunter feel with their run of bad video ads. Along with Jake, this week is an review of Newfronts’ news, Game of Thrones’ viral Starbucks cup, and the importance of staying hydrated.Read More
Where do you watch video the most? The numbers are in, and, honestly, you probably won’t be surprised. This week also examines the satisfaction of cord-cutters, the state of stats in the ad industry, and Snapchat’s surge. Don’t miss this info-heavy episode!Read More
Which is better, branded content or user generated content? If they hadn’t been distracted by Lord of the Rings, maybe Jake and Hunter would have been able to answer that question. Tune in this week to listen to them try and to hear the special announcement at the end of the episode.Read More
In this episode, Jake and Hunter get down to the minute level and look at Disney+’s proposed offering, price point, and projected future for the coming year, as well as eMarketer’s quickly changing mind on the state of Snapchat.Read More
Spring may have sprung, but winter is coming! In anticipation for the final season premiere of HBO’s smash success, Hunter and Jake are taking a producer’s look at just a few of the expenses Game of Thrones has accrued over the course of its eight year run and ask the big question: was it worth it? Plus, they also hit on Pinterest’s IPO and the EU’s passing of Article 13 AKA “The Meme Ban.” All that on this episode of the Slate and Main Podcast.Read More