😎 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.


🛍️ Surprising Stats on Digital Ad Spend, E-commerce...and the Wienermobile?

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Think digital advertising is seeing the biggest increase in marketing budgets this year? Think again. Meanwhile, is e-commerce up, down, or sideways relative to pre-pandemic levels? And who's raking it in if Amazon isn't? Plus: Oscar Mayer's "Meat Fleet" is getting a rebrand. So what are they calling the 87-year-old Wienermobile now?

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IN THIS EPISODE:

📫 What's growing fastest: digital ad spend or…? (at 00:50)
🌭 What do you call an 87-year-old Wienermobile? Cybertruck? (at 03:05)
🏪 Is e-commerce getting old? Or just the online-only variety? (at 04:11)
📊 Are e-commerce sales ⬆️, ⬇️, or ↔️ vs. pre-pandemic levels? (at 04:57)
🛒 Is BOPIS eating the e-commerce giants' lunches? (at 05:18)

Approx. 6 minutes, 30 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🤵🏼‍♂️ Snapchat's AR Mirrors For Prom Season, Consumer Confusion Over AI & More

⁉️ It's time for a quick round of Loaded Questions featuring questions about Snapchat's new AR initiative for Men's Wearhouse, consumer confusion over phrases like "Powered by AI" and more.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🥽 Forget cosplay lenses: Snapchat AR is going retail—just in time for prom season (at 00:39)
💸 A $700 million settlement rocks the media world (at 02:40)
🤖 WTF does "powered by AI" mean? Confused consumers want to know (at 04:32)
🪄 Canva's alternative word for "AI" that's pure–we'll, you'll just have to hear for yourself (at 05:45)

Approx. 6 minutes, 44 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


😎 Pepsi's New Logo, Cottonelle Gets Ripples, NASA's Top Sci-Fi Flicks, Bud's Backlash & More

Pepsi rolls out its first new logo in 14 years. Cottonelle Ultra Clean toilet paper gets up close and personal with 'Tales From…Down There.' NASA names the best—and worst—sci-fi movies of all time. Why Bud Light's missteps may have caused March-through-May Madness, plus a whole lot more. From May 9. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

🌏 Where in the world wasn't Rick Wootten? (at 01:02)
🧟‍♂️ Finally catching "The Last of Us" (at 03:07)
🏆 Did 2023's Best Picture really deserve winning Everything, Everywhere? (at 06:04)
👽 Surprises in NASA's Best & Worst Sci-Fi movies of all time (at 08:08)
🥤 Pepsi's new logo: Choice of a new generation? Same-old, same-old? Or both? (at 11:57)
🧨 Why Bud Light's March-to-May Madness went so wrong (at 15:04)
💩 Cottonelle Ultra Clean's "Tales From…Down There" gets the gunk out (at 18:11)

Approx. 20 minutes, 47 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


📈 2023 Trend Watch (Concl)—Influencer Marketing, Experiential, Home Automation & More

🔮 In the conclusion to their 2023 Trend Watch, the Ricks discuss the waning influence of influencers. Brands recommit to experiential marketing. Home automation sees new adoption. And while Rick M. has trouble with pronouncing "2023 Trend Watch" while Rick W. struggles with the name of Pantone's Color of the Year. From February 22. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

🤩 Influencer marketing loses altitude while community gains new clout (at 0:40)
🐣 The rebirth of Experiential Marketing—no consumer devices required (at 2:26)
🛠️ Home automation and its use cases rev up, but we may not even recognize it (at 4:44)
🔕 Memo to brands: easy-to-manage notifications, please (at 8:18)
🫣 Consumer sentiment, ethical AI, and other CMO concerns for 2023 (at 9:41)
🛍️ From Metaverse to AI: What's hot or not to retailers in 2023 (at 11:01)
🎨 And Pantone's Color of the Year is … easy for you to say (at 11:34)

Approx. 13 minutes and six seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


☀️ Vecna Scares Scooby, Lays Fingertip Washing Machine, Hasbro Selfie Action Figures & More

⛱ It's an End-of-Summer Spectacular as the Ricks talk Voodoo Ranger Beer's big punk out, Lays potato-chip-fingers washing machine, the social media sensation who offered $50K to help him find a job—plus Loaded Questions and a whole lot more. From August 26.

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IN THIS EPISODE

😎 Rick Wootten mourns Summer's end, but looks forward to Halloween (at 1 min, 14 sec)
✈️ The Ricks revisit Portland & Eugene, OR—and apologize for California (at 1:38)
🦸🏻‍♂️ 5 group cosplays we should have seen at Comic-Con this summer, but didn't (at 5:08)
🤹🏼‍♂️ Dr. Strange and the Full House of Foolery (at 6:02)
🦴 Zoinks: The Mystery Machine becomes a bloody mess (at 6:13)
🎸 Green queen chews on some heavy metal (at 6:28)
💈 The Flowbee'd one seeks the Fifth Element (at 6:33)
📺 Forget Captain Carter—here's a real blast from the past (at 6:45)
🍿 "Batgirl" begins a new round of aggravating scheduling changes at Warner Bros. (at 7:23)
🧨 Hasbro's Selfie Action Figures put your face on GI Joe, Marvel Heroes & More (at 10:16)
💦 Betcha can't wash just one: Lays' new washing machine cleans greasy fingertips (at 11:15)
💋 Lip-smackin': Applebee's serves up Spicy Chicken Wing-flavored Lip Gloss (really) (at 12:23)
🍺 Voodoo Ranger Beer punks California's wine country—generating boffo publicity (at 13:27)
👨🏽‍💻 Dude becomes a social media phenom by tricking people into boosting engagement (at 15:22)
🌭 Oscar Mayer has something for you to suck on during the Dog Days of Summer (at 17:54)
🦚 Broadcast bust? NBC is reportedly considering the once unthinkable (at 19:12)
🍜 Pot Noodles wants you to know that it's no longer crap (at 21:08)

Approx. 23 minutes, 15 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🤖 Westworld Returns, Ordering Dominos Pizza By Telekinesis, Velveeta Nail Polish & More

Marketing for Westworld 4, Stranger Things 4, and The Boys 3 goes experiential. A new Stranger Things app enables you to order Dominos Pizza using your mind. Coors wants you to chill out with ads that nobody can see, but everybody can feel. Plus: nail polish that smells like everybody's favorite cheese product, Loaded Questions, and a whole lot more! From June 13.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🎓 One kid through college, another getting close—Rick W is officially an adult (at 1 min, 6 seconds)
👿 From Vecna with Love: The Ricks talk "Stranger Things" Season 4 Vol. 1 (at 2:10)
📺 "Stranger" danger: Is Stranger Things Season 3 or 4 better? Are even or odd seasons best? (at 2:38)
🎤 A "Neverending" challenge: Rick M preps Rick W to get ready to sing "Up That Hill" (at 3:25)
💥 "The Boys" are back with plenty of gross-outs—including a penis mishap for the ages (at 4:47)
✈️ "Top Gun: Maverick" obliterates "The Batman"—just ask Rick M's 80-year-old mother (at 5:42)
🤠 "Westworld Season 4" arrives—as robots appear in NYC to promote the show (at 6:55)
🦖 "Jurassic World: Dominion": Will the Ricks review it? Will the even go and see it? (at 8:57)
🙃 "Stranger Things" 3D projection mapping sends the Empire State Building updisde down (at 9:45)
🍺 Coors Chilly Roofs: Activation goes green by reducing temps & hiding the advertising (at 11:40)
🧀 Nail polish that smells like Velveeta—can Nacho Cheese Doritos nail polish be far behind? (at 13:09)
🍕 Ordering Dominos Pizza with your mind—thanks to a "Stranger Things" telekinesis app (at 15:33)
🥤 Is this the summer of hard sodas? Jack and Coke in a Can sure hope so (at 17:22)
🥘 Applebee's "Fancy Like" campaign wins the Grand Effie 2022 (at 19:05)

Approx. 21 minutes, 31 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🤯 America's Most Hated—and Most Trusted—Brands, Amazon Ring Drones & The Weiner Mobile Rides Again

The Ricks dive into conflicting studies on America's Most Trusted and Most Hated Brands and discuss what Pixar's "Inside Out" can tell us about CX. Amazon Ring Drones are pretty fly, but Tesla Bots may be gunning for them. And Lyft wants you to "fasten your 'meat belts'" and jump aboard the Weiner Mobile for your next rideshare. From Oct. 7, 2021.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🤖 Amazon's Ring Drones make the rounds—but what can "The Jetsons" tell us about what's next? (At :28-secs)

🌭 Fasten your "meat belts": The Weiner Mobiles are ready to roll—but will it pass mustard? (at 4:08)

🏆 Newsweek's (surprising) list of America's Most Trusted Brands for 2022 … (at 7:03)

🤬 … and what Pixar's "Inside Out" tells us about Twitter's (surprising) list of Most Hated Brands (at 9:32)

Approx. 13 minutes, 32 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


📺 Netflix's Approach to Experiential Marketing in the Covid Era

👹 "Stranger Things" takes over downtown LA, beer brands race to deliver a different kind of buzz, 80's era movie franchises stage comebacks via Zoom & more. From Sept. 15.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

⛳️ Planning a golf game amid fires, quarantines & deadlines (at 1 min, 7 sec)

💪🏼 Gyms open again—but first-come, first-serve rules may weigh them down (at 2:32)

🎬 Netflix launches a blockbuster experiential promotion for "Stranger Things"… (at 3:37)

💥… But is the show headed for a meltdown? (at 5:57)

🍟 A certain QSR answers aging comments—on a competitor's Facebook page (at 7:15)

🍻+☕️ How beer brands aim to build buzz with alcoholic coffees (at 9:55)

🍿 80's era movie franchises Zoom-based reunion sequels for cause marketing (at 11:46)

👂🏻The truth about ghost sightings? You won't believe your ears (or your bowels) (at 12:51)

Approximately 15-minutes, 34-seconds.

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🏁 The 'Fast & Furious' Franchise is Racing Toward ... Outer Space?

The Fast & Furious franchise aims for a surprising new moonshot. Burger King and Ronald McDonald turn heads when they kiss off distancing protocols. And why you may soon be able to play your go-to Xbox games anywhere, anytime, on whatever device you have in hand. It's all this and more in our latest podcast. From Sept. 15.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🗽Rick M is in a New York state of mind, but Rick W's just happy to get outside again (at :59-seconds)

👩🏼‍🚀"F9," the latest installment of the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise, is racing toward … outer space? (at 2:15)

🕹Xbox goes virtual so you can play on any device—including your iPhone? (at 3:46)

🤡Burger King has the hots for a certain ginger beef patty & he's not clowning around (at 6:43)

🔥This Year's Burning Man Festival lights up social VR, Second Life-style (at 8:32)

🎃Will Halloween sales scare the hell out of candy brands? (at 10:30)

👻RIP, CBS All Access—we hardly knew you…but for Paramount, it's a Plus (at 11:30)

🤳🏽The original video sharing site takes on TikTok with YouTube Shorts (at 12:22)

Approximately 13-minutes, 43-seconds. For US audiences.
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