🔮 2023 Predictions Scorecard: TikTok Ad Growth, Virtual Reality, Mint Mobile & More

🤯 The Ricks revisit their big predictions for the year—what they got right, and what they got hilariously wrong—in the worlds of marketing, media, tech, and pop culture. from December 28. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

📲 Rick M should have banked on an acquisition for Mint Mobile
🥽 Rick W's attempt at "reverse predicting" about the "Year of VR" pans out
🍿 Domestic box office: Movie madness, sadness—or both?
⏱️ TikTok, brand advertisers, TikTok
👨🏽‍💻 Social media influencer: Elated—or deflated?
🚙 EVs: Charge ahead—or a last laugh for Toyota?
📺 The streaming wars: Has the Great Shakeout begun?
📈 B2B: Is the Hybrid Workforce really here to stay?
🤖 A generative AI reality check: Just starting, or nothing burger?

Approx. 23 minutes, 53 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.

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🎄Hottest But Hardest To Get Tech Toys For Holiday 2023

🎁 In what has become an annual tradition, the Ricks reveal the hottest-but-hardest-to-get tech toys for Holiday 2023. But don’t say we didn’t warn you. From December 24. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 

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IN THIS EPISODE

🎤 Nothing could put a damper on Taylor Swift's big year—except maybe this (at :45 seconds)
🍭 A house that smells so good, you might want to eat it (at 1 min, 32 sec)
🥷🏻 The perfect gift for the budding little cybercrook in your life (at 1:51)
👶 Thankfully, the bottle of ketchup doesn't come included (at 2:09)
💩The AI-generated scent that'll have 'em flipping the bird all year long (at 2:35)
🐶 For Dawg lovers snooping for the ideal electronic gift for moms and kids alike (at 2:50)

Approx. 3 minutes, 27 seconds. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎅🏼 E-Commerce Projections For Holiday 2023

The all-important holiday shopping season is officially here—but what will online and mobile sales look like? The Ricks have your 4-1-1 on this year's biggest e-commerce trends. From November 24. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🎁 By the numbers: Sweater weather, ComicCon tickets, and retailers' Christmas wish list (at 00:50 sec)
🛍️ Beyond the totals, what percentage of total holiday sales will come via e-commerce? (at 01:40)
🎄 This year's biggest trends—including the battle between free shipping and BOPIS (at 02:43)

Approx. 4 minutes, 34 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎅🏼 E-Commerce Projections For Holiday 2023

The all-important holiday shopping season is officially here—but what will online and mobile sales look like? The Ricks have your 4-1-1 on this year's biggest e-commerce trends. From November 24. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🎁 By the numbers: Sweater weather, ComicCon tickets, and retailers' Christmas wish list (at 00:50 sec)
🛍️ Beyond the totals, what percentage of total holiday sales will come via e-commerce? (at 01:40)
🎄 This year's biggest trends—including the battle between free shipping and BOPIS (at 02:43)

Approx. 4 minutes, 34 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🧟‍♂️ Gross-Out Halloween Candy From ChatGPT, 2023's Top Costumes & More

🫣 It's time for a Halloween edition of Rick and Rick Loaded Questions—including gross-out candy concepts from ChatGPT, consumer trends in costumes, candy, and more. From October 29. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 

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IN THIS EPISODE

🍬 ChatGPT and the Chocolate Factory: Not a tasty mix (at :48 seconds)
💥 Ryan Reynolds better look out for Barbie's Pumpkin-Spice what? (at 2:08)
🎃 Just how much are consumers spending this Halloween—and on what? (at 2:23)
👻 Flying Monkeys, priests, M&M's and more: Rick W's costume conundrum (at 3:40)
🏛️ Friends, Goblins, and Countrymen—what's on your mind more than you realize? (at 4:58)
🪦 Why Wednesday Adams can whistle past the pet cemetery this year (at 6:21)

Approx. 7 minutes, 33 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎃 Top 3 Horror Movies of All Time

🫣 The Spooky Season is here—and with Halloween coming fast, the Rick's share each of their top three favorite horror movies of all time. Will it include Halloween? The Conjuring? Or maybe Frankenweenie? The Scary Rick Flicks start here.

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IN THIS EPISODE

😱 It's a horrifying assignment for the Ricks (at :50 seconds)
🩸 Remembering days of gore gone by (at 1 min, 37 sec)
🥶 Which John Carpenter flick makes the cut (so to speak)? (at 3:00)
🫄 Young couple move next door to Ruth Buzzy, all hell breaks loose (at 5:07)
🧬 Predator inspection: The science behind our love of horror movies (at 6:21)
🎁 Memo to Detective Brad: Don't look in the box (at 8:52)
🙀 What makes a movie horror…and homage vs copycat? (at 10:35)
😵‍💫 Meeting the girlfriend's fam? Don't get that sinking feeling (at 11:23)
🪓 Jack be crazy, Jack be sick, get through the cuckoo maze—quick! (at 13:42)
🧟‍♂️ Comedy of terrors: Bruce Campbell joins the "Army" (at 15:41)
🎬 Landing the Raimi Maneuver for fun and profit (at 17:01)
😈 Sometimes Raimi's spooky, sometimes he's a drag (at 17:19)
🙅🏼 The original Linda Blair witch project (at 17:50)
🧛🏼‍♂️ Dracula takes a bathroom break for the ages (at 19:44)
🚅 Train-ing for the zombie apocalypse (at 20:23)

Approx. 21 minutes, 20 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎬 Generative AI & The Writers Strike-Hollywood's Lessons For Every Industry

🎬 The Ricks discuss the agreement ratified last week between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) West and Hollywood studios as it pertains to the use of generative AI in the service of writing scripts for movies, TV and streaming shows, and more.

In a surprise twist, the courts and existing copyright law may ultimately render industry alignment on generative AI a foregone conclusion. But what does that mean for the use of generative AI in your industry?

Spoiler alert: If you're thinking about leveraging generative AI for marketing, advertising, brand, or … well, anything … you might want to hear this first.

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Approx. 19 minutes, 4 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🤖 Q&A: Matt Binkowski, Author Of 'The Creative Algorithm' (Concl.)

In part two, Matt Binkowski, author of "The Creative Algorithm: How to Harness the Power of AI and Create Outstanding Digital Products," demystifies AI and shares pragmatic insights on how product teams can leverage it to outmaneuver the competition. In Binkowski's eyes, AI isn't something for creative people to fear—it's a tool for them to harness in order to move faster and serve customers better than ever before.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🕵🏼‍♀️ Letting AI do the detective work on your competition (at 00:44 )
🥷🏻 Will AI really give your team an edge? Definitely…maybe (at 02:39)
🚥 Time for Jira to meet Siri? How AI can help teams stay on track (at 03:26)
🗂️ Letting AI run your life—what you need to do, and why (at 08:30)
🧏🏽 How AI can supercharge (and streamline) accessibility (at 09:50)
🧐 Beating bias in AI, the humans behind it—and their creations (at 13:39)
🧑🏻‍💻 UX best practices: No more re-learning what you already know (at 16:08)
🥹 When it comes to AI in product design, empathy is the key (at 18:36)
🗺️ How product designers should navigate the AI revolution (at 19:39)

Approx. 21 minutes, 40 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


Q&A: Matt Binkowski, Author of 'The Creative Algorithm' (Pt. 1)

Rick W. interviews digital strategy, product, and UX expert Matt Binkowski about his new book, "The Creative Algorithm: How to Harness the Power of AI and Create Outstanding Digital Products."

In this first of a two-part episode, Binkowski shares a designer's perspective on some of the fears and frissons surrounding generative AI. Along the way, he reveals the benefits that come with 20 years of cross-functional, cross-industry experience leading digital initiatives for Comerica Bank, Ogilvy, Jeep, Organic, Hallmark and more.

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IN THIS EPISODE

💬 Catching up with friends in the blink of AI (at 00:xx)
👷🏾‍♂️ Push you, pull me: product marketing vs. development
📱 Binkowski goes Boom Scrolling
🛜 Will AI really be as transformational as the Web?
🤖 ChatGPT: 12 months (and a revolution) later
🛞 Smooth driving: The power of invisible innovation
👩🏽‍💻 Hidden Figures: If you can't dodge, dominate
🌹 Romeo & GPT: A profile in nerdage
🙌🏼 Product dev with AI: bigger, better, faster, more
🦾 Your target user: A human or a human's AI?
🛟 Welcome to the age of generative Darwinism

Approx. 20 minutes, 14 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


Affirmations for Ad Agency Creative Directors—From ChatGPT

We ask ChatGPT for an assist in developing our latest edition of Affirmations for Ad Agency Creative Directors—with unexpected results. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

📸 Nothing beats a celebrity endorsement … right? (at 01:18)
⚠️ Don't forget to harness the power of … punctuation? (01:29)
⚾️ The truth about spec work for RFPs (01:42)
🎪 Think: Experiential—no matter what? (02:02)
🤖 Generative AI isn't something to fear … until it is (at 02:17)

Approx. 2 minutes, 48 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.