๐Ÿ— Cheetos Mascot Named New Colonel Sanders, The Vegans Are coming, Diet Coke's New Label-Free Soda Cans & More

Brand_graphicDiet Coke unveils label-free soda cans. Taco Bell Hotel reservations sell out in two minutes. Sabra warns 'The Vegans are coming' to your summer BBQ. And the Cheetos mascot is named new Colonel Sanders. From July 7.

IN THIS EPISODE:

๐Ÿ—   The Cheetos mascot gets named the new โ€ฆ Colonel Sanders? (at 1 min 21 sec)

๐Ÿฅค    Diet Coke erases its identity in the name of inclusiveness (at 2:51)

๐ŸŒฎ     Welcome to the Hotel WTF: Taco Bell Hotel reservations sell out in under two minutes (at 5:10)

๐Ÿ–    Sabra warns 'The Vegans are Coming' to your summer BBQ (at 6:46)

๐Ÿ‘˜    Did Kim Kardashian opens her 'Kimono' to major controversy? (at 8:58)

๐Ÿ›’     Why US ecommerce growth is about to get tougher (at 9:35)

๐Ÿ‘น     'Stranger's Things: Will product placement turn everybody's favorite Netflix show upside down? (at 10:28)

Approx. 12:23

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๐Ÿ’ฅ 2019 Cannes Lions Grand Prix Winners, Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report & More

Internet Trends ReportInside Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends Report. Grand Prix Winners from this year's Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. Miller Light turns a beer into a game controller. Plus, all the coolest Funko toys headed to San Diego Comic-Con, and a whole lot more.

IN THIS EPISODE

๐Ÿ•ท    'Spider-Man: Far from Home' arrives just in time (at :48 sec)

๐Ÿฆ‡    Poll about best Caped Crusader leaves out Adam West, fans go batshit (at 1:26)

๐Ÿป    Miller Lite turns a beer can into a game controller, and we'll drink to that (at 3:39)

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป      Who's a better Internet role model: Keanu Reeves or Mark Hamill?  (at 6:20)

๐Ÿคก      Chuckles, Krusty, or Pennywise? Funko's funky Comic-Con line up (at 8:32)

๐Ÿ“ฑ      Key insights from Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends Report (at 10:20)

๐Ÿ†      Grand Prix winners at the 2019 Cannes Lions Advertising Festival (at 19:08)

โญ๏ธ     Holy Hollywood icons: Look who's getting a star on the Walk of Fame (at 22:03)

๐Ÿฆ     2019 Cannes Lions' Buzzword Bingo (at 22:40)

๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ    More special edition toys coming to San Diego Comic-Con (at 24:04)

Approx. 27 min.

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'New Coke' Returns, Fortnite Just Does It, Magical Marketing Words & More

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New Coke returns after 34 years. Nike gives Fortnite characters some badass kicks. Magical marketing words. Your chances of dying from everyday activities, and more.

In this Episode:

๐Ÿ˜ก "Brightburn" Torches the Superman Mythos (at :52 sec)

๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป Don't Go Dancing: Your Surprising Chances of Dying Doing Everyday Things (6:01)

๐Ÿฅค New Coke Returns in Cross-Promo for "Stranger Things" Season 3 (at 8:52)

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Nike Skins Jump into Fortnite (at 10:08)

๐Ÿง’๐Ÿผ "Runaway Train" Music Video Brings Geolocation to a Good Cause (at 11:10)

๐ŸŽฉ 18 Marketing Words That Boost Conversion (at 13:07)

๐Ÿ” BK "Whopper Detour" Case Study (at 14:22)

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽค Snap's Singing a New Tune (at 16:06)

(Approx. 17 min 30 sec)

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๐Ÿ— KFC Busts a Move, AR Dragons, CX Sells & More

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๐Ÿ— KFC's new 'Bucket Bangers' Spotify playlist. AR dragons dive-bomb baseball fans. Parents name their kids after 'Game of Thrones' characters. ASMR affirmations for creative directors. Plus: The secrets of CX appeal and a whole lot more.

IN THIS EPISODE: 

๐ŸŽ‰ A shout out to special listener (at :40 sec)

๐Ÿฒ SK Telecom's augmented reality dragons dive-bomb baseball fans (at 1:03)

๐Ÿฐ Parents are naming their children after their favorite 'Game of Thrones' characters (at 3:15)

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Move over, Laurel & Yanny: How you see these tennis shoes tells you whether you're right- or left-brained (at 4:20)

๐ŸŽง Top 5 ASMR Affirmations for Creative Directors (at 6:10)

๐Ÿ” Traffic Jam Whopper: Burger King will deliver right to your car door when you're stuck traffic (at 9:30)

๐ŸŽถ KFC busts a move with a finger-licking playlist with all 46 hip hop tunes that mention the brand (at 11:20)

๐Ÿ›’ CX Appeal: Top 4 things customers value most when it comes to a positive customer experience (at 12:57)

๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ The high price of even one bad customer experience (at 15:53)

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Age-old Mom-isms that apply to CX (at 17:28)

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Coca-Cola's Silent Print Ads You Can Hear, BK's Unhappy Meals & More

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Coca-Cola's silent print ads you can hear. Burger King's New Unhappy Meals. Leadership Advice from Artificial Intelligence. Plus: How to think like a futurist, ASMR for Artists, and a whole lot more.

IN THIS EPISODE:

๐Ÿฟ  Will 'Avengers' End 'Avatar's' Reign and Top $3 Billion? (at :35 seconds)

๐Ÿง   Leadership Slogans from Artificial Intelligence (at 2:30)

๐ŸŽงASMR Affirmations for Artists (at 3:48)

๐Ÿ—ฃ  Social Media Toughens Up (at 6:36)

๐ŸฅคCoca-Cola's Silent Print Ads You Can Hear (at 10:09)

๐Ÿ”        Burger King's Unhappy Meals (at 13:14)

๐Ÿ›        The #1 Channel for Customer/Retailer Communications (at 16:14)

๐Ÿ”ฎ5 Top Ways to Think Like a Futurist (at 16:14)

๐Ÿ›’The #1 Most Powerful Tool for Driving In-Store Traffic

(Approx. 21 min, 35 sec. For US audiences. See cookie and privacy policies for Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify and all streaming services.)

Also listen on iTunes โ€”and now on Spotify, too!

 
 
 

๐Ÿ›ฃ Our Second Annual Marketing Predictions Episode

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We get in touch with our inner Pre-Cogs as we reveal our top three predictions for digital marketing , media, and more in the year ahead. That's right: It's our 2nd Annual Predictions Episode, and if our recent Predictions Scorecard episode is any indication, this is an episode you don't want to miss! From March 7. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

๐Ÿ‘‘ Is Disney Domination at risk this year? (at 1:07)

๐ŸŽฌ Will 'Avengers: Endgame' really be 2019's box office champ?
(at 1:15)

โšก๏ธ โ€ฆ Or will 'Captain Marvel' blast her way to the top? (at 1:44)

๐Ÿ‘พ Are you ready to hit the GaaS - as in, "Games-as-a-Service"? (at 2:02)

๐Ÿค– Is MarTech cruising on autopilot, or in for a turbulent reality check this year? (at 7:07)

๐Ÿ“šWill marketing go old-school in the months ahead? And what would that even mean? (at 8:35)

๐Ÿ“ฃ Will 'Deep Fakes' mean real headaches for business and society this year? (at 10:34)

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ Will AI replace the advertising creative director? (at 12:47)

๐Ÿ›’ Will shortsighted C-suites give up on CX initiatives in a softening economy? (at 15:08)

๐Ÿ˜Ž Is VR ready for the arena? And what happens if it's not? (at 16:53)

Approximate 20 min, 16 seconds.

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๐Ÿ”ฎ Our 2018 Marketing Predictions Scorecardโ€”1 Year Later

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It's time to review what we got right, and what we got wrong, in our first annual predictions episode in early 2018. Which of our  prognostications on marketing, media, tech and pop culture turned out to be spot on? Which ones were serious misses? It's time to grade the good, the bad and the WTF predictionsโ€”one year later.

IN THIS EPISODE

๐ŸกPez Candy: Time for a 'Rick & Rick' Dispenser? (at 1:07)

๐Ÿ›Politics: Did More Brands Take Sides, or Channel Switzerland? (at 2:07)

๐Ÿˆ The San Francisco 49'ers: Touchdown? Or Fumble? (at 3:51)

๐Ÿ”  Google Parent Alphabet: Playing the Name Game? (at 4:12)

๐Ÿ—ฃ'The Post-Screen Internet': Are More Brands Prepping? Or Procrastinating? (at 4:36)

๐ŸŽApple: Spit-Shined? Or Bruised? (at 7:27)

๐ŸฐDisney: The #1 Box Office Winner Every Month of the Year? (at 9:55)

๐Ÿ˜Ž AR & VR: Are Brands Getting Their Goggles On? Or Playing 'Wait-and-See'? (at 13:58)

๐ŸŽฌVideo Marketing:  โฉ? Or โธ? (at 16:36)

๐Ÿ•Brand Digital Innovation: Delivering? Or in a Ditch? (at 17:36)

๐Ÿง A.I. in 2018: Milestone? Or Reality Check? (at 18:27)

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Best Mobile Marketing Campaigns 2018 (Podcast)

Burger King, Nike, ESPN and more. See what makes a winner most, as the 2nd Annual Rick and Rick Awards continue with Best Mobile Marketing 2018. Winners include:

๐Ÿ’ฅ Brand Reborn: "Player Unknown: Battlegrounds" took its rapidly shrinking world by storm to become the #1 mobile game of 2018 (at 2:02)

๐Ÿ” Trolling Mickey D's: BK's #WhopperDetour offered 1-cent Whoppers if you're within 600-feet of a McDonalds locationโ€”generating 1 million downloads in its first 36 hours (at 4:30)

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ NIKE AR Shopping: Nike launches its "Kyrie 4 Red Carpet Edition" sneaker with a test of Facebook Messenger's AR feature (at 10:25) Learn more here.

๐Ÿ€ iPhone Interrupted: ESPN scores with this test promotion for its coverage of the NBA finals that made use of iPhone's AirDrop feature to freak people out (at 7:02) Learn more here.

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ 'Legend' is Born: Adidas "Here to Create Legend" created on-the-fly, personalized videos for all 200,000 runners in the Boston Marathon, complete with their personal statsโ€”and has them ready to view and share within just a few hours (at 13:40)

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Barbie's Out to End 'Dream Gap' for Girls (Podcast)

In the Season Two Premiere of Rick & Rick: How Mattel's Barbie wants to put an end to the "Dream Gap" for girls, McDonald's Gets all Banksy on us, and a whole lot more.

Does P&G want exclusive rights to use WTF, LOL and NSFW? (at 5:13)

From the McNutty Department: McDonald's get all McBanksy on us (at 7:30)

Brands and politics don't mix? A YouGov consumer survey begs to differ (at 11:00)

Barbie wants to put an end to the "Dream Gap" for girls (at 13:37)

2018's top Halloween costumes, consumer spending & more (at 16:00)

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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.

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