Marketing, Media, Pop-Culture 2020: The Year in Loaded Questions (Part 1)

馃巹It's a super-sized game of Loaded Questions as the Ricks celebrate the season that tried to make lemonade out of one lemon of a year.

IN THIS EPISODE:

馃巺馃徏A holiday end-of-season for the Ricks (at :55-seconds)

馃懡The time Rick M. introduced Rick W. in Klingon (at 1-min, :49-sec)

馃崝When a certain QSR brand's campaign for freshness is solid mold (at 2:48)

馃鈥嶁檪锔廡he Ricks do science near you, and the results are scary (at 4:30)

馃槻Could this unfortunately-timed ad campaign benefited from a temporary rebrand? (at 6:12)

馃Arnie's "Terminator" takes on an unexpected new role鈥揳nd casting trivia from the OG (at 7:02)

馃拠鈥嶁檪锔廟ick W. wins a Golden Flowbee during lockdown鈥攁nd finds himself in esteemed company (at 7:52)

馃馃徎From "Sex Education" to "Finger-Licking Vegan Nuggets" to fMRI and beyond (at 9:48)

馃摵"The Mandalorian" tries on some 501s (at 11:30)

馃張 Oh for the love of Quibi (at 13:32)

馃ぃ Some memorable moments from Season 3 of Rick and Rick Rule the World (at 15:14)

Approx. 19-min, 45-sec.

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馃嵖Top 15 Movies of 2010s; Wonder Woman 3

This holiday season, Pizza Hut goes heavy on comfort and joy. Is "Get Out" or "The Babadook" the best movie of the 2010s? The world's waiting for you, "Wonder Woman." Plus: Debating Tesla's decision to dump its PR department.

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IN THIS EPISODE

馃樂A Zoom Thanksgiving (at 55 sec)

馃嵖"WW84" to hit HBOMax鈥攚ith "Amazons" spinoff & "Wonder Woman 3" in works (at 2 min, 25 sec)

馃幀The Ricks review Mashable's list of Top 15 movies of the 2010s (at 4:43)

馃洅Shop 'til you drop? Black Friday sales see major online spike (at 9:03)

馃摵 Real deal? Act now to get half off Samsung's $100,000 TV set (at 10:54)

馃崟 Pizza Hut and Gravity Blanket Go Heavy on the Comfort & Joy (at 12:12)

馃イCoca-Cola dumps half of its beverage brands (at 12:41)

馃摚Tesla ditches corporate PR鈥攁nd the Ricks discuss the pros and cons (at 15:17)

Approximately 22-minutes, 10-seconds.

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饜儚 The Bronco is Back, ComicCon@Home, BK Augments Your Sesame Seed Buns & More

The Ricks are bowled over by the 2021 Ford Bronco. Burger King augments your sesame seed buns. Apple's "Underdogs" ask "Is everyone wearing pants" during video calls. "The Boys" whale of a season two trailer, and more. From August 2. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

馃憤馃徎One Rick tries out a new biometrics hack, and it doesn't end well (at :56-seconds)

馃鈥嶁檪锔廡he Boys Season 2 Trailer drops at the ComicCon that wasn't (at 2:23)

馃悗The Ford Bronco is Back (Minus the Ford) (at 7:36)

馃崕Apple's "Underdogs" are hit and miss on working from home (at 10:58)

馃帳Burger King's augments your sesame seed buns (at 13:07)

馃悢KFC's 3D Printed Chicken Nuggets * (at 14:38)

馃懆馃徑鈥嶐煉籆ES 2021 pulls a ComicCon@Home (at 15:29)

馃崟Is Domino's Noid back on the prowl? (at 16:46)

Approx. 18-min, 15-sec. For US audiences.

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馃憗馃憚馃憗 How 'It Is What It Is' Took Silicon Valley by Storm, Dos Equis' Social Distancing Cooler

Dos Equis toasts its new six-foot-long social distancing cooler. The secrets of latent semantic indexing. The secret "Princess Pride" remake. And WTAF is "It Is What It Is"? The Ricks have answers鈥攑lus some Loaded Questions of their own. From July 5.

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IN THIS EPISODE

馃嚭馃嚫Fourth of July memories (at 1-min, 4-sec)

馃懜馃徑Something to Quibi about: Celebrities stage their own "Prince Bride" fan film (at 2:32)

馃摫MIT Tech Review: What grown-ups don't get about teens, tech, and social media (at 4:19)

馃摵Mental Floss unearths cringeworthy commercials from the '80s and '90s (at 6:45)

馃槑Dos Equis has a new seis-foot ice cooler for a summer of social distancing (at 9:30)

馃'b' role: The new sci-fi thriller starting an actual AI robot in the leading role (at 11:09)

馃梻What you need to know about Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) (at 12:36)

馃憗馃憚馃憗"It Is What It Is" wasn't what you thought it was (at 14:00)

Approximately 16-minutes, 13-seconds. For US audiences.
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馃ソ How COVID-19 Will Shape the Future of Virtual Reality

"The Mandalorian" tries on some 501's. The Justice League stars in a gory new R-rated animated movie. ADWEEK asks: What brands would you want to shelter with most? Starbucks switches up its strategy for the time of COVID-19, and more. From June 26. 

IN THIS EPISODE

馃殌 Disney+ hit "The Mandalorian" tries on some of their favorite 501's (at 1-min, 34-sec)

馃挜 The SuperFriends it ain't: The gory new, R-rated "Justice League" animated movie is pure <BLEEP> (at 3:38)

馃暪 Virtually House Bound: The impact of COVID-19 on the future of virtual reality (at 5:07)

馃彉 ADWEEK wants to know: With what "house" of brands would you want to shack up with most? (at 9:39)

馃枛馃徑 Turns out James T. Kirk may be into little green men, too (at 12:53)

馃馃徎鈥峃orth Face joins brands boycotting Facebook鈥搘ill more join the party? (at 14:09)

鈽曪笍 Starbucks' plans for a post-"third place" world (at 14:45)

Approximately 17-minutes, 3-seconds. For US audiences.

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馃巵Interview鈥揋iftSuite CEO Sangita Verma: Gifting in the New Normal

HEADSHOT_Sangita Verma_GiftSuite_CEOIn a recent interview, GiftSuite CEO Sangita Verma shares how she's redefining the gift-giving experience in the time of COVID-19.

GiftSuite's unique brand of thoughtfully-curated, tech-forward curios includes a water bottle with a UV-C LED bottle cap that sanitizes your water and can do the same for your keyboard and mobile phone at the wave of your hand.

It's a timely and insightful conversation with a serial entrepreneur who has made a name for herself by spotting hidden opportunities and capitalizing on them. From June 16.

IN THIS EPISODE

馃 Plan C: 3 top tips to marketers in a post-pandemic world (at 1 min, 45 sec)

鈴 Crisis marketing: Working at the speed of the news cycle  (at 4:43)

馃挕 The idea behind GiftSuite and  its Life 2020 collection (at 5:57)

馃挦     The germicidal bottle cap you didn't know you needed (at 8:04)

鈽笍     Finding the off-switch: The little device for calming your Vagus nerve (at 9:10)

馃暣 You're never too young to launch a startup (at 10:36)

Approx. 11 minutes, 48 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


鉁婐煆 McThankYou Meals, Nationwide's Voices & More

A look at HBO Max, because there just aren't enough subscription video streaming services out there. Plus: McDonald's gets McThankful, and Nationwide is hearing "Voices," as the Ricks are back with some all-new Loaded Questions. From May 18. 

IN THIS EPISODE

馃摵 Another week, another new subscription video streaming service (at :30 seconds)

馃崝 McDonald's has a message for healthcare workers and first responders (at 1:52)

鈴 Nationwide Insurance lets you give some advice to your future self (at 2:54)

Approximately 5 minutes. For US audiences.

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馃攽 3 Keys to Marketing in a Post-Pandemic World

The Ricks share some of insights on marketing's new normal. Non-essential worker Barbie makes the most of quarantine. Baby reveals come to Zoom. Plus, are virtual barbers head and shoulders above the real thing? From June 26. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

鉁傦笍 Weeks into lockdown, Rick W. is digging for his Flowbee (at 1-min, 11-second)

馃拠馃徎鈥嶁檪锔 Rick M. decides to cut his own hair鈥攕o what could go wrong? (at 1:50)

馃搱 Do out-of-work barbers have a future in consulting? (at: 3:00)

馃彔 Sheltering-in-dreamhouse: Meet non-essential worker Barbie (at: 4:10)

馃泹 Just how much has the coronavirus pandemic changed marketing? (at 5:38)

馃寧 The digital world's population boom (at 6:50)

馃崟 BOPIS with a side of pizza: Your business model, revisited (at 9:12)

馃拡 Will the new barbershop experience come with nitrous oxide? (at 11:00)

馃帾 Can VR save trade shows? (at 11:34)

馃 Is it time to cut your marketing budget? Or double down? (at 16:05)

馃 Deal making in a post-handshake world (at 16:57)

馃懚馃徎 Baby reveals, by way of Zoom (at 19:30)

Approximately 20 minutes, 40 seconds. For US audiences.

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鉂わ笍 5 Brands Millennials Love Most

It's a quick round of Loaded Questions as we reveal the five most beloved brands to Millennials. From March 22.

IN THIS EPISODE

馃 Enter: Gif Peanut Butter - but isn't it really a soft "G"? (at :25 seconds)

馃挊 Which 5 brands have Millennials needing a few minutes alone? (at 1:35)

馃挆 鈥 And what about Generation Z? (at 3:05)

馃摉 Ebooks and white papers: Where do they best fit in the marketing funnel (at 3:3)

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Listen: 鉂わ笍 5 Brands Millennials Love Most Gif Peanut Butter & EBooks' Spot in the Marketing Funnel

Approx. 5 minutes, 12 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


馃巹 'The Free Guy,' Coke Zero Lightsabers, 'Crisis on Infinite Earths,' 2019's Fastest-Growing Brands

馃巹 "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鈥攖hanks to Aviation Gin. The 5 fastest-growing brands of 2019, and more. From December 8. 

IN THIS EPISODE:

馃巵 One Rick is ready for Christmas鈥攖he other, not so much (at :40 sec)
 
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馃拪 Blue Pill, Red Pill: DC or Marvel? McDonald's or Taco Bell? Rick W. has a surprising answer (at 2:55)
 
馃幀 Ryan Reynold's "The Free Guy" trailer drops, and the Ricks are here for it (at 3:56)
 
馃挜 "The Crisis on Infinite Earths"鈥攖he mother of all TV crossovers has officially begun (at 5:57)
 
馃摚 Netflix tweets, "What's something you can say during sex, but also when you manage a brand Twitter account"鈥攜ou won't believe how other brands respond (at 8:43)
 
馃嵏 The Peloton Wife gets a new beginning鈥courtesy of Aviation Gin (at 10:25)
 
鈿旓笍 Coke Zero bottles use OLED diodes to wage a lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren (at 12:18)
 
馃搱 Door Dash, Impossible Foods, White Claw, Postmates and ?鈥攖he 5 fastest growing brands of 2019 (at 13:37)
 
馃馃徏 馃懘馃徏 Which brands win most with Millennials and Boomers? (at 14:24)
 
馃巺馃徏 Which CPG brand helped create Santa as we know him today? (at 15:19)
 
Approx. 17 minutes, 32 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.