CHEETOS: Orange is the New WTF (Video)

Cheetos is having a moment with the success of its recent pop-up restaurants in New York City and Los Angeles.

In New York, The Spotted Cheetah booked all 300 seats, and a 1,000 person waiting list for its three-day pop-up, which served delicacies such as White Cheddar Mac N' Cheetos. In LA, The Flamin' Hot Spot played up Flamin' Hot Cheetos-themed dishes, including the Hot Cheetos Burrito. 

In terms of novelty, the stunt was spot on, pardon the pun. And let's face it: Marketing is no longer just about engagement or interaction. It's about experiences. And with tastes, sounds and more, this Cheetos pop-up restaurant idea has legs.

Learn more about Rick Mathieson and iMathieson:

Join our LinkedIn Group

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Listen on iTunes

 


Burger King Brings AI-Fueled Hilarity to its TV Spots (Video)

Burger King's AI Written TV Commercials

Copywriters the world over can breathe a sigh of relief: AI won't be taking their jobs—at least not yet.

In a new campaign, Burger King demonstrates what happens when TV commercials are written by a machine learning algorithm with "advanced pattern recognition capabilities." Let's just say it's not what one might expect given all the hype around AI these days.

Then again, how else would you get lines like, "The chicken crossed the road to become a sandwich,"  "The Whopper lives in a bun mansion, just like you,"  and "Math is tasty ... eat the math. BK logo appears."

On top of its recent "Whopper Neutrality" and "Chick Tax" stunts, the King is on a role. It's secret? According to the brand, it's all about learning from hackers to establish what it calls "brand relevance."

Tasty, indeed.

Watch more of the commercials, here.

Learn more about Rick Mathieson and iMathieson:

Join our LinkedIn Group

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Listen on iTunes

 


2030 Job Titles That Don't Yet Exist—and Lessons BK Learned from Hackers

Figure 2B-1 Alex Bogusky
In an episode from July, Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten discuss the hot topics in the week that was in marketing, media and pop-culture, including:

• IHOB, Revisited (:30)

• Have the 'Star Wars' movies been sidelined? (1:53)

• Summer box office roundup (6:40)

• Marvel stars who weren't Marvel fans growing up (this is gonna hurt) (8:06)

• Blast from the past: An IBM portable computer spot from 1975 (this hurts, too) (9:40)

• New augmented reality business cards (12:52)

2030 job titles that don't exist—yet (14:20)

Lessons Burger King learned from hackers (18:00)

 

(For US audiences; Soundcloud uses cookies)


The Tech Marketers Love vs. the Tech Consumers Want

Tech_marketers_love_vs_tech_consumers_want
In a all new podcast,  Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten talk:

Netflix's hit series, Altered Carbon: It's not as far fetched as you may think (:36)

How to live inside HBO's "WestWorld" at SXSW (20:15)

KFC's Royal FCK-up (5:20)

NASA's new Coca-Cola Insta-Slushie (10:28)

The disconnect between the tech marketers love and what consumers actually want (6:24)

Whether brands really need a "voice agency of record (15:00)

Plus a whole lot more

 Or listen on iTunes:

Rick&Rick-Peak Smartphone Altered Carbon & More

 Meet RICK MATHIESON and RICK WOOTTEN


Rick & Rick: The One with the Super Bowl Ad Trends 2018 (Podcast)

Randr_masthead1

It's a Rick & Rick Rewind back to Super Bowl Sunday and the show we recorded the morning of the big game. In a special expanded episode, Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten tackle:

  • Who we think will win the year's biggest games—football and advertising
  • Whether the estimated $5.2 million cost to run a 30-second commercial is even worth it
  • What research says about Super Bowl ROI and what the money would buy you in digital media
  • Super Bowl ad trends leading into kick-off—the viral videos, social media plays, teasers and more
  • Digital game plans from Pepsi and Mercedes—from virtual reality to branded mobile games
  • Our favorite spots and what we make of them

Some of the spots we talk about in this episode:

Amazon: Alexa Loses Her Voice

Doritos Blaze vs. Mt. Dew Ice

Avocados from Mexico

Jack in the Box: Martha Stewart

Toyota: Good Odds

Pringles: Flavor Stacking

 PLUS: Learn more about RICK MATHIESON and RICK WOOTTEN.


The One With Forced Super Bowl Memes, Polarizing Brands & Gen Z Slang

Rick and rick super bowl ad memes
What makes a Super Bowl meme most?

In the latest episode of Rick & Rick Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten look at Pringles' and Skittles' efforts to manufacture memes in their Super Bowl ads this year.

We'll also take a look at the brands Republicans, Democrats and independents love (to hate).

Plus: Burger King pulls off one whopper of an adverprank with its take down of the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules.

Oh, and don't forget research on why Marvel's movies are so much better than DC movies—and a new translation guide for Gen Z. It all starts here:

Or listen on iTunes: The One with Super Bowl Memes, Polarizing Brands, Gen Z Slang & More

(Approx 12 mins)

 

PLUS: We'd love to hear from you—leave comments here on the blog, or at SoundCloud here.

And Learn more about RICK MATHIESON and RICK WOOTTEN.


Taco Bell's New 'Web of Fries,' KFC's Freaky 'Comfort Zone' & More

Rick_and_rick_show_backdrop
In this week's episode of Rick&Rick, Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten talk about:

Taco Bell's New Trailer: 'Web of Fries'

KFC's Freaky Pot Pie 'Comfort Zone' Relaxation Videos

Drone Lifeguards Save Lives

Magic Leap's Big Reveal

Plus: Get our take on Facebook's New Algorithm and more. It's double the Ricks for double the insights and double the fun. Get a fresh serving now: 

(Approx 11 mins)

Or Click Here to Listen to Rick & Rick on iTunes

Subscribe to the show on iTunes and check us out on SoundCloud, too!

We'd love to hear from you—leave comments here on the blog, or at SoundCloud.

And Learn more about RICK MATHIESON AND RICK WOOTTEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rick & Rick: The One with 2018 Predictions in Marketing, Media & Tech (Podcast)

Rickandrick_logo2

 

 

 

It's our big predictions episode as Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten reveal their top 5 predictions (some tongue-in-cheek) for marketing, media and technology in the year ahead.

What will 2018 have in store for AI, augmented reality, virtual reality, content marketing and more?

Listen now to find out:

Rick & Rick: Jan 2018 Predictions in Marketing, Media, Tech & More

(Approx 14 mins)

OR LISTEN ON iTUNES: Rick & Rick: The One with 2018 Predictions

(Approx 14 mins)

More on Rick & Rick:

Rick mathieson bxw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Mathieson

 

Rick Wootten bxw

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Rick Wootten

 

 

 

 


Rick & Rick Top 10: Best Campaigns in AR, VR, Mobile, Social & More

Rickandrick_logo2

 

 

 

Call it "The Rick & Rick Awards."

This special edition of Rick & Rick Rule the World looks at how Nike, Burger King, Coca-Cola, Ikea, Doritos, Wendy's and others are fueling fandemonium and driving sales through some absolutely blockbuster digital experiences spanning key categories, including:

• Augmented Reality

• Virtual Reality

• Mobile Marketing

• Social Media

• Viral Video

• Digital Outdoor

- and more

 LISTEN NOW: Rick & Rick Rewind 2017: Best Campaigns—AR, VR, Social, Mobile & More

(Approx. 22 min)

More on Rick & Rick:

Rick mathieson bxw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Mathieson

 

Rick Wootten bxw

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Rick Wootten

 

 

 


RICK & RICK DO ASMR

Rickandrick_logo2Ever heard of ASMR? If you haven't, you soon will.

See what happens when Rick Mathieson does his best to elicit an "autonomous sensory meridian response" (the aforementioned ASMR).

Once strictly the domain of Internet geeks, even celebrities are doing ASMR these days—which means marketers can't be far behind. (Check out the one of the better—okay, pretty awesome—entries, from Ashley Graham, below):

>>OR CLICK TO LISTEN ON iTUNES: RICK & RICK DO ASMR<<

(Approx. 3 min, 20 sec)

 

More on Rick & Rick:

Rick mathieson bxw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Mathieson

 

Rick Wootten bxw

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Rick Wootten