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๐Ÿ’ฅ 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

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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๐Ÿš€ '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:

๐Ÿš€ "Space" Jam: Pearl Jam's New Space Needle Time Capsule
(at 1 min, 30 sec)

๐Ÿ’ฅ ComicCon: Marvel & WB Pull Out of Hall H
(at 4:27)

๐Ÿธ Booze is the New Wellness Drink?
(at 5:57)

๐Ÿง”๐Ÿฝ Gillette's "First Shave"
(at 8:38)

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

๐Ÿž One Outdoor Brand's Search-Jacking Jumble
(at 12:33)

๐Ÿคง Inclusion: "Man-size Kleenex"
(at 14:18)

(Approx. 15 min, 40 seconds)

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๐Ÿง”๐Ÿฝ Dollar Shave Club's 'Dad Bods,' IKEA;s Sitcom Living Rooms & Enter 'The Bancake List'

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Dollar Shave Club celebrates 'Dad Bods.' Ikea turns your living room into the set of your favorite sitcom. How to become a bolder brand. Top on-page SEO factors. And enter: The Bancake List, targeting iHob haters, plus more.

In this Episode:

๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ“บ ๐ŸŽง iTunes, RIP (at :52 seconds)

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป Apple's $999 monitor stand (at 2:30)

โ–ถ๏ธ Disney v. Netscape (at 3:52)

๐Ÿฆ‡ Batman Does Buehring (at 5:30)

๐Ÿ™ˆ Dollar Shave Club Puts 'Dad Bods' on Display (at 6:40)

๐Ÿฅž iHob's 'Bancake List' (at 8:25)

๐Ÿ›‹ IKEA's Sitcom Living Rooms (at 9:55)

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ How to Be a Bolder Brand (at: 11:14)

๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Top On-Page SEO Factors (at 14:07)

๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ Crazy Upcoming Animated TV Shows (at 15:03)

๐Ÿป Getting Fined for Bailing on Your Brew Crew (at 16:30)

Approx 18 min. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for SoundCloud, iTunes, Spotify, all other sites and players.


๐Ÿฅค '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:

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 Come to Fortnite (at 10:08)


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


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


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


๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽค Snap's Bringing Something New to Your Snaps (at 16:06)

(Approx. 17 min 30 sec)

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๐ŸŽ™ Silent Print Ads You Can Hear, BK's Unhappy Meals & How to Think Like a Futurist

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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.)

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Our Second Annual Marketing Predictions Episode

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The Ricks get in touch with their inner Pre-Cogs as they reveal their 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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Fun With Lucky Charms-Inspired Beer, and Our Review of 'Captain Marvel'

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What do you get when you combine Lucky Charms-Inspired Beer, and a St. Patrick's Day recording session? Plus, we review 'Captain Marvel.'  Don't let the Flerken get you.

In This Episode from March 17:

๐Ÿ€ Rick makes 'Lucky Charms-Inspired Beer,' or is it 'Beer-Inspired Lucky Charms'? The only thing we're sure about is that this episode's for the ages (at :44 seconds)

๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿป Rick M does a dramatic reading of the Lucky Charms ad jingleโ€”ASMR-style (at 2:12)

๐Ÿบ+๐Ÿฅฃ The Rick and Rick Taste Test: Our St. Patrick's Day IPA, 'The Breakfast of Leprechauns' (at 2:42)

๐ŸŽฌ 'Captain Marvel': The Official Rick and Rick Review (SPOILERS) (at 4:34)

โ“ Loaded Questions: The 'Captain Marvel' Edition (at 15:40)

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Approx. 22 minutes. For US audiences. See Soundcloud, iTunes privacy and cookie policies


2018 Predictions Scorecardโ€”1 Year Later

๐Ÿ”ฎ The Ricks review what they got right, and what they got wrong, in their first annual predictions episode in early 2018. Which of their prognostications on marketing, media, tech and pop culture turned out to be solid hits? 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ก Pez 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Ž Apple: Spit-Shined? Or Bruised? (at 7:27)

๐Ÿฐ Disney: 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)

๐ŸŽฌ Video 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)

(Approximately 22 min. For US Audiences Only. See SoundCloud's Cookie and Privacy Policies)


Best Social Media Campaigns 2018

All-New: From KFC, to Domino's to Kellogg's and more, the Rick & Rick Awards continue as the Ricks count down the Top 3 Social Media Campaigns 2018.

In This Episode:

๐Ÿ›ก Rick Gets Overprotective

๐Ÿ— KFC: Royal FCK-Up (at 1:30)

๐Ÿ• Dominos: Pothole Fixer (at 3:45)

๐Ÿฅž Kellogg's: Eggo/Stranger Things (at 7:12)

๐Ÿšซ March for Our Lives: Vicious Cycle (at 9:05) 

๐Ÿฒ KFC: 11 Herbs & Spices (at 11:10)

๐Ÿคซ Rick Does ASMR for Team Toronto (at 14:00) (Approx. 15:35)

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Best Adverpranks 2018 (Ep 207)

The Rick and Rick Awards continue with our top three picks each for the best adverpranks of 2018. Call them adverpranks, prankvertisements, branded stunts or whatever phrase you want to describe pranks, often captured in hidden-camera videos, that brands produce in order to drive home a point by pulling a fast one on unsuspecting consumers.

(approx. 20 min) (For US audiences - review SoundCloud cookie and privacy policies)

This year's winners include:

 

Students Pull Off a Reverse Prank on McDonald's (at 1:00)

 

 

Dunkin': Foolin' Foodies (at 2:40)

 

 

Diesel: Go for the Fake (at 4:15)

 

 

Range Rover Evoque: Speed Bump (at 7:28)

 

 

WestJet: Uniting Through Traditions (at 10:10)

 

 

Burger King: Whopper Neutrality (at 13:18 )