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πŸ’₯ 2019 Cannes Lions Grand Prix Winners, Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report & More

Internet Trends ReportIt's a supersized edition of Rick and Rick, with 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

πŸ•·    'Spider-Man: Far from Home' arrives just in time (at :48 sec)

πŸ¦‡    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)

πŸ‘πŸ»      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)

πŸ“±      Key insights from Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends Report (at 10:20)

πŸ†      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)

πŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ    More special edition toys coming to San Diego Comic-Con (at 24:04)

 

Approx. 27 min.

 

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πŸš€ 'Space' Jam, Gillette's 'First Shave,' Booze as the New Wellness Drink & More

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Pearl Jam's out to party like it's 2062. Booze wants to be the new wellness drink. Gillette's "First Shave." Man-size Kleenex and more.

In this Episode:

πŸš€ "Space" Jam: Pearl Jam's New Space Needle Time Capsule
(at 1 min, 30 sec)

πŸ’₯ ComicCon: Marvel & WB Pull Out of Hall H
(at 4:27)

🍸 Booze is the New Wellness Drink?
(at 5:57)

πŸ§”πŸ½ Gillette's "First Shave"
(at 8:38)

β›‘ Shocking Los Angeles: "Mass Shooting Insurance"
(at 10:30)

🏞 One Outdoor Brand's Search-Jacking Jumble
(at 12:33)

🀧 Inclusion: "Man-size Kleenex"
(at 14:18)

(Approx. 15 min, 40 seconds)

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

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The Ricks review "Brightburn." 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:

😑 "Brightburn" Torches the Superman Mythos (at :52 sec)


πŸ•ΊπŸ» Don't Go Dancing: Your Surprising Chances of Dying Doing Everyday Things (6:01)


πŸ₯€ New Coke Returns in Cross-Promo for "Stranger Things" Season 3 (at 8:52)


πŸ‘Ÿ Nike Skins Come to Fortnite (at 10:08)


πŸ§’πŸΌ "Runaway Train" Music Video Brings Geolocation to a Good Cause (at 11:10)


🎩 18 Magical Marketing Words That Boost Conversion (at 13:07)


πŸ” Burger King "Whopper Detour" Case Study (at 14:22)


πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŽ€ Snap's Bringing Something New to Your Snaps (at 16:06)

(Approx. 17 min 30 sec)

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πŸ‰ AR Dragons, CX Sells, ASMR Affirmations for Creative Directors, KFC Busts a Move and More

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πŸ— 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: 

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

🐲 SK Telecom's augmented reality dragons dive-bomb baseball fans (at 1:03)

🏰 Parents are naming their children after their favorite 'Game of Thrones' characters (at 3:15)

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

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

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

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

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

πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆ The high price of even one bad customer experience (at 15:53)

πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Age-old Mom-isms that apply to CX (at 17:28)

(Approx. 19 min, 5 sec. For US audiences. See cookie and privacy policies for Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify and all streaming services.)


πŸ₯½ Oculus Whiffed? Cool New Products, But Will Best Ecosystem Ultimately Win?

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Oculus rolls out cool new VR headsets. But could an ecosystem player like Valve apply some pressure? And will it be the best devices, or the best total ecosystem, that ultimately wins the VR wars?

IN THIS EPISODE: 

πŸ₯½ A look at the full suite of Oculus devices (at :04 sec)

✌🏻 How Oculus has enhanced its motion sensing capabilities (at 2:32)

πŸ€“ Which one will Rick W. get? The difference between each, and their buyers (3:16)

πŸ‘Ύ Why Rift may not be the best option for Rick M. (at 6:15)

❓ Quest v. Rift ... (6:25)

πŸ†š … vs. Valve and its new Index device? (at 7:05)

πŸ‘β€πŸ—¨ Why not 3D movies and TV, too? (at 9:34)

πŸŽ‰ Will the best ecosystem ultimately win the VR wars? (at 10:17)

Approx. 12 min, 46 sec. For US audiences. Review cookie policies for SoundCloud, iTunes, and your streaming channels of choice.