😎 Season 5 Finale (Concl.)—How Consumer Brands Leverage GenAI, The 4 "Ps" of Marketing Get An Upgrade & More

It's the epic conclusion of our Loaded Questions quiz game commemorating the Season 5 finale of Rick and Rick Rule the World. From May 27. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

🥰 Cuffing Season pickup lines from ChatGPT
📺 Revisiting the Writer's Strike and what it means for Hollywood and GenAI
🔍 Google penalizing websites with content generated with AI
🎁 The Year's Hottest But Hardest to Get Tech Toys
🛍️ Why retailers should consider a fifth "P" of marketing
🫠 Rick W. admits discomfort with repping California, vampire romances & more
🎨 Nestle leverages generative AI with an eye for famous works of art
🙀 Was "The Scream" really made for the dogs? The Internet has thoughts
🤭 More side-splitting sound bites and gut-busting bloopers from our first 5 seasons

Approx. 28 minutes. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🙌🏼 A Sometimes Hilarious Look at Big Brand Moments From Tesla, ChatGPT, Pepsi, Legoland, Comic-Con & More

📣 It's time for an epic round of Loaded Questions as we revisit news, views, bloopers, and bust-ups from Season 5 of the #1 podcast on marketing, media, tech, and pop-culture. From May 2. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

⁉️ The Ricks' super-sized fifth season gets a blow-out edition of Loaded Questions (at 00:30)
🌎 The Ricks chef's-kiss faithful listeners who have made the show a global sensation (at 01:30)
🍔 Boring Burger? Elmo's Ketamine Cuisine? What's next for Elon Musk? (at 02:13)
🧱 Whit Hiler of Ad Age 'Small Agency of the Year' on landing LegoLand Resorts (at 03:16)
🤖 The Creative Algorithm, Agency Affirmations from ChatGPT—and She-Hulk? (at 4:37)
💥 Riddler-sticks: Move over generative AI, "The Batman" has you beat (at 05:58)
🥤 Tasty refresh, or same-old, same-old? The biggest brand identity move from the past year (at 06:42)
🎙️ Rick M's disastrous discography expands for a fifth straight season (our apologies) (at 08:25)
🏈 Ad Bowl gouging—or bargain? How much for those 30-second Super Bowl spots again? (at 10:18)
🦑 Mr. Beast busts a move—but is his game show really ready for Prime time? (at 12:09)
🍕 Lays Fingertip Washing Machine, Hasbro Selfie Action Figures & Dominos' telekinetic orders(at 14:00)
🤣 Hilarious sound bites and bodacious bloopers from the first five seasons of Rick and Rick (at 18:48)

Approx. 24 minutes, 20 seconds. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


❌ Top Marketing Trends of 2024 (Concl)—Machine Customers & an End for X?

Will X die before year's end? If it survives, will Elon Musk still own it? In the conclusion of their big 2024 Trend Watch episode, the Ricks pose some provocative questions about the network formally known as Twitter, the rise of machine customers, shoppable streaming, and more. From Mar 17. 

IN THIS EPISODE

😎 No more prognosticating about "The Year of AR and VR"? (at 00:43)
📺 Streaming Consolidation: fait accompli? Or just wishful thinking? (01:15)
🛍️ Netflix & Shill: Shortening the path-to-purchase via "shoppable streaming" (04:34)
🇺🇸 ChatGPT for President? F*ckers finding out (05:29)
❌ Will the X where Twitter used to be survive 2024? Will Musk still own it? (06:18)
🤖 Shopping by proxy: The rise of machine customers (at 08:46)
🌎 2024 global ad spend—all the world's a game, billboard, or car (at 11:25)
📊 Today's fastest-growing brands—depending on how you define "brand" (13:04)

Approx. 16 minutes. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎈 Top Marketing Trends of 2024 (Pt 2) Social Media Fatigue, LLMs Fall Short—and OpenAI Rebrands?

🔮 Will social media fatigue take hold in an election year? What happens when brands discover one LLM isn't enough to achieve their generative AI ambitions? And is OpenAI in for a rebrand? In part two of our big 2024 Trends Watch episode, a look at the the trends taking shape and what they mean in the months ahead. From March 3. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

🤖 Generative AI: Why LLMs limp on their own—and why DLMs may be part of the answer (at 00:42)
📛 Branding: Is OpenAI in for a rebrand? Two possible identity options hit the surface (04:34)
🎈 Social media: Are we going from FOMO to JOMO (the Joy of Missing Out)? (05:30)
🌭 Weiner alert: What if Elon Musk launched the Tesla of … luncheon meat brands? (07:25)

Approx. 8 minutes, 8 seconds. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


😎 Top Marketing Trends of 2024 (Pt 1)—Marketing's GenAI Nightmare, Rise of Social Commerce & More

🔮 Will TikTok take the lead in social commerce in 2024, or is unexpected competition in the everything-app department just a tap away? And what happens to SEO when search engines become Generative AI-enabled answer engines—and is your brand ready for what that does to site traffic (and MQLs)? From February 24. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

👀 What happens when SEO changes to AIEO (AI Engine Optimization)? (at 01:37)
…And how might social media "search" marketing help ease the pain? (at 02:48)
💩 Who's the boss? Phillips Laxative vs. Taco Bell (at 07:54)
👏🏻 Will social media apps become "everything apps"? And who will lead the way? (at 08:33)
💣 Our prediction on what Chris Nolan reveals when "Oppenheimer" wins Best Picture (at 11:07)

Approx. 11 minutes, 45 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🔮 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.

From December 24. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 


🎄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.


🎬 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.