IN THIS EPISODE:
🎄 "The Free Guy." Coke Zero bottles wage an OLED-based lightsaber battle. Netflix makes it safe for other nice brands to make the naughty list on Twitter. ''The Crisis on Infinite Earths" has begun. The Peloton Wife gets a new beginning—thanks to Aviation Gin. The 5 fastest-growing brands of 2019, and more. From December 8.
🎁 One Rick is ready for Christmas—the other, not so much (at :40 sec)
Welcoming our new sponsor, Taskin—the first name in stylish, premium-quality travel gear—taskinsf.com (at 1 minute 32 sec)
💊 Blue Pill, Red Pill: DC or Marvel? McDonald's or Taco Bell? Rick W. has a surprising answer (at 2:55)
🎬 Ryan Reynold's "The Free Guy" trailer drops, and the Ricks are here for it (at 3:56)
💥 "The Crisis on Infinite Earths"—the mother of all TV crossovers has officially begun (at 5:57)
📣 Netflix tweets, "What's something you can say during sex, but also when you manage a brand Twitter account"—you won't believe how other brands respond (at 8:43)
🍸 The Peloton Wife gets a new beginning—courtesy of Aviation Gin (at 10:25)
⚔️ Coke Zero bottles use OLED diodes to wage a lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren (at 12:18)
📈 Door Dash, Impossible Foods, White Claw, Postmates and ?—the 5 fastest growing brands of 2019 (at 13:37)
🧒🏼 👴🏼 Which brands win most with Millennials and Boomers? (at 14:24)
🎅🏼 Which CPG brand helped create Santa as we know him today? (at 15:19)
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🎅🏼 Tesla's Cybertruck takes the Internets by storm, and not all goes well. The holiday yule log gets spit-roasted—ASMR style. Our Top 3 Tech Toys Gone Wrong. The 'Christmas Pizza' that's covered in turkey and gravy—and served in a singing box, plus a whole lot more.
🚀 Rise of Skywalker: How will this chiasmus conclude the chiasmi? (at :42 seconds)
📺 What the hell is The Mandalorian? And why isn't that Boba Fett and Yoda? (at 2:28)
📐 Tesla Cybertruck: Big splash, or botched launch? (at 3:45)
🔫 Our Top 3 Tech Toys for Holiday 2019—including a Lightsaber that … meows? (at 6:30)
💣 Our Top 3 Tech Toys Gone Wrong—including one inspired by Tesla (at 8:30)
🍕 The Christmas Pizza comes lathered with turkey, gravy, and a psychotic theme song (9:54)
🥩 The Beef Drool Log comes with ASMR-like sound effects and … an AI-based personal assistant? (at 11:15)
🎄 Cardi B or Anna Kendrick? Will the holiday TV spot imposter please stand up? (at 12:25)
🛍 From Santa's WTF workshop: animal dissection kits, fluffy pets with removable fur and other gifts for children (at 13:18)
☃️ Some holiday chestnuts about goosing the kids, making memories and more (at 14:00)
🥁 The Ricks reveal the title of their future Claymation holiday television special (at 14:58)
Approx. 15 min, 40 sec. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.
We're digging a new campaign from Nike Europe that's designed to inspire young girls to get physically active.
The effort, from W&K Amsterdam, involves a virtual game of tag that can be played across TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat for the chance to earn rewards points. As Ad Age reports, there will also be a real-world game of tag in London's Lee Valley on Sept. 24.
Nike has always been innovative in its marketing and advertising, and the brand long ago learned that it pays big to play games with your customers.
The only weak spot we see in "You're It"? Nike's famous tagline. Oops.
Learn more about Nike "You're It" here.
📺 Lucky Charms Marshmallows Go Super-sized, The Banana Splits Return, 'The Boys' Goes Big Time & More
The Ricks discuss Amazon Prime's superhero satire, "The Boys." Super-sized Lucky Charms marshmallows are coming to a s'more near you. The Banana Splits are back—in a gory new, R-rated movie. McDonald's McFizz cups are getting double takes for all the wrong reasons. "Friends" gets its own LEGO set, and a whole lot more. From August 27.
IN THIS EPISODE
👨🏫 The Ricks talk Back to School and pre-Internet gaming in the good old days (at :25 sec)
🗓 The Ricks have a big milestone coming up (at 1 min, 40 sec)
🧜♀️ It's summertime, so of course Pumpkin Spice Lattes are already back (at 2:00)
🥤Remembering McDonald's Shamrock Shakes of yesteryear (at 2:32)
🍌The Banana Splits are back, in an very violent, R-rated horror flick (at 3:35)
📺 Why you need to drop everything & watch "The Boys" on Amazon Prime (at 5:08)
🥛 Did somebody say McWTF? McFizz is an unintentional eye-opener (at 9:00)
😸"Friends": Old TV comes with perks—LEGO's Central Perk Playset (at 10:13)
🥣 Lucky Charms Jet-Puffed Marshmallows: Magically Delicious? (at 11:20)
🚀 "Star Wars Barbie" rocks the geek look—for an out-of-this-world price (at 12:34)
📸 Instagram and WhatsApp get new names (at 14:13)
📱 Verizon sells Tumbler to Automattic … for how little? (at 15:05)
🦸🏻♂️ Look who's coming to CW's "Crisis on Infinite Earths" (at 15:52)
Approx. 17:05. For US audiences. Review privacy and cookie policies for SoundCloud, iTunes, Spotify and all other streaming services.
Inside 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
🕷 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' arrives just in time (at :48 sec)
🦇 Poll about best Caped Crusader leaves out Adam West, fans go batshit (at 1:26)
🍻 Miller Lite turns a beer can into a game controller, and we'll drink to that (at 3:39)
👍🏻 Who's a better Internet role model: Keanu Reeves or Mark Hamill? (at 6:20)
🤡 Chuckles, Krusty, or Pennywise? Funko's funky Comic-Con line up (at 8:32)
📱 Key insights from Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends Report (at 10:20)
🏆 Grand Prix winners at the 2019 Cannes Lions Advertising Festival (at 19:08)
⭐️ Holy Hollywood icons: Look who's getting a star on the Walk of Fame (at 22:03)
🦁 2019 Cannes Lions' Buzzword Bingo (at 22:40)
🦸🏻♂️ More special edition toys coming to San Diego Comic-Con (at 24:04)
Approx. 27 min.
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Move over, Eggo Waffles: 'Stranger Things' has its own Lego Playset, now. Gen X runs for President and gets upstaged by a Millennial. Why the role of the CMO isn't want it used to be—plus a whole lot more.
IN THIS EPISODE:
🍿 'Wick' wows Wootten (at :50 seconds)
🐲 Name 'Game': 'GoT' finale and the babies named after the show's characters (at 1:42)
😡 Red Son: 'BrightBurn' reimagines the mythology of Superman (at 2:42)
🧟♂️ New Lego playset is one of the 'Stranger Things' we've seen this week (at 3:47)
🎮 Sony's gaming pact with Microsoft—did anyone tell the PlayStation team?(at 4:56)
💑 LaCoste commercial is a visual tour de force (at 8:03)
🤹🏻♀️ Meet the Chief Engagement Officer: The changing role of the CMO (at 10:48)
🇺🇸 Molly Ringwald for President? Gen X runs for office (at 14:02)
⏳ At T-minus 6 months, are you ready for the California Consumer Privacy Act? (at 15:07)
💋 The lip-lock that broke the Internet (at 16:03) Approx 17 min, 35 sec. For US audiences only. See cookie and privacy policies for SoundCloud, iTunes, Spotify, and all other applicable sites, apps, and streaming services.
IN THIS EPISODE:
🍿 Will 'Avengers' End 'Avatar's' Reign and Top $3 Billion? (at :35 seconds)
🧠 Leadership Slogans from Artificial Intelligence (at 2:30)
🎧ASMR Affirmations for Artists (at 3:48)
🗣 Social Media Toughens Up (at 6:36)
🥤Coca-Cola's Silent Print Ads You Can Hear (at 10:09)
🍔 Burger King's Unhappy Meals (at 13:14)
🛍 The #1 Channel for Customer/Retailer Communications (at 16:14)
🔮5 Top Ways to Think Like a Futurist (at 16:14)
🛒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.)
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:
👑 Is Disney Domination at risk this year? (at 1:07)
🎬 Will 'Avengers: Endgame' really be 2019's box office champ?
⚡️ … Or will 'Captain Marvel' blast her way to the top? (at 1:44)
👾 Are you ready to hit the GaaS - as in, "Games-as-a-Service"? (at 2:02)
🤖 Is MarTech cruising on autopilot, or in for a turbulent reality check this year? (at 7:07)
📚Will marketing go old-school in the months ahead? And what would that even mean? (at 8:35)
📣 Will 'Deep Fakes' mean real headaches for business and society this year? (at 10:34)
👨🏻🎨 Will AI replace the advertising creative director? (at 12:47)
🛒 Will shortsighted C-suites give up on CX initiatives in a softening economy? (at 15:08)
😎 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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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 predictions—one year later.
IN THIS EPISODE
🍡Pez Candy: Time for a 'Rick & Rick' Dispenser? (at 1:07)
🏛Politics: Did More Brands Take Sides, or Channel Switzerland? (at 2:07)
🏈 The San Francisco 49'ers: Touchdown? Or Fumble? (at 3:51)
🔠 Google Parent Alphabet: Playing the Name Game? (at 4:12)
🗣'The Post-Screen Internet': Are More Brands Prepping? Or Procrastinating? (at 4:36)
🍎Apple: Spit-Shined? Or Bruised? (at 7:27)
🏰Disney: The #1 Box Office Winner Every Month of the Year? (at 9:55)
😎 AR & VR: Are Brands Getting Their Goggles On? Or Playing 'Wait-and-See'? (at 13:58)
🎬Video Marketing: ⏩? Or ⏸? (at 16:36)
🍕Brand Digital Innovation: Delivering? Or in a Ditch? (at 17:36)
🧠A.I. in 2018: Milestone? Or Reality Check? (at 18:27)
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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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