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🙌🏼 Season 5 Finale (Pt 1)–Big Brand Moments From Tesla, ChatGPT, Pepsi, Legoland, Comic-Con & More

📣 It's time for an epic round of Loaded Questions as the Ricks revisit news, views, bloopers, and bust-ups from Season 5 of the #1 podcast on marketing, media, tech, and pop-culture. From May 2. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

⁉️ The Ricks' super-sized fifth season gets a blow-out edition of Loaded Questions (at 00:30)
🌎 The Ricks chef's-kiss faithful listeners who have made the show a global sensation (at 01:30)
🍔 Boring Burger? Elmo's Ketamine Cuisine? What's next for Elon Musk? (at 02:13)
🧱 Whit Hiler of Ad Age 'Small Agency of the Year' on landing LegoLand Resorts (at 03:16)
🤖 The Creative Algorithm, Agency Affirmations from ChatGPT—and She-Hulk? (at 4:37)
💥 Riddler-sticks: Move over generative AI, "The Batman" has you beat (at 05:58)
🥤 Tasty refresh, or same-old, same-old? The biggest brand identity move from the past year (at 06:42)
🎙️ Rick M's disastrous discography expands for a fifth straight season (our apologies) (at 08:25)
🏈 Ad Bowl gouging—or bargain? How much for those 30-second Super Bowl spots again? (at 10:18)
🦑 Mr. Beast busts a move—but is his game show really ready for Prime time? (at 12:09)
🍕 Lays Fingertip Washing Machine, Hasbro Selfie Action Figures & Dominos' telekinetic orders(at 14:00)
🤣 Hilarious sound bites and bodacious bloopers from the first five seasons of Rick and Rick (at 18:48)

Approx. 24 minutes, 20 seconds. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


❌ Top Trends of 2024 (Concl)—Machine Customers & an End for X?

Will X die before year's end? If it survives, will Elon Musk still own it? In the conclusion of their big 2024 Trend Watch episode, the Ricks pose some provocative questions about the network formally known as Twitter, the rise of machine customers, shoppable streaming, and more. From Mar 17. 

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IN THIS EPISODE

😎 No more prognosticating about "The Year of AR and VR"? (at 00:43)
📺 Streaming Consolidation: fait accompli? Or just wishful thinking? (01:15)
🛍️ Netflix & Shill: Shortening the path-to-purchase via "shoppable streaming" (04:34)
🇺🇸 ChatGPT for President? F*ckers finding out (05:29)
❌ Will the X where Twitter used to be survive 2024? Will Musk still own it? (06:18)
🤖 Shopping by proxy: The rise of machine customers (at 08:46)
🌎 2024 global ad spend—all the world's a game, billboard, or car (at 11:25)
📊 Today's fastest-growing brands—depending on how you define "brand" (13:04)

Approx. 16 minutes. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🎈 Top Trends of 2024 (Pt 2) Social Media Fatigue, LLMs Fall Short—and OpenAI Rebrands?

🔮 Will social media fatigue take hold in an election year? What happens when brands discover one LLM isn't enough to achieve their generative AI ambitions? And is OpenAI in for a rebrand? In part two of our big 2024 Trends Watch episode, the Ricks continue their look at the potentially tumultuous year ahead. From March 3. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🤖 Generative AI: Why LLMs limp on their own—and why DLMs may be part of the answer (at 00:42)
📛 Branding: Is OpenAI in for a rebrand? Two possible identity options hit the surface (04:34)
🎈 Social media: Are we going from FOMO to JOMO (the Joy of Missing Out)? (05:30)
🌭 Weiner alert: What if Elon Musk launched the Tesla of … luncheon meat brands? (07:25)

Approx. 8 minutes, 8 seconds. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


😎 Top Trends of 2024 (Pt 1)—Marketing's GenAI Nightmare, Rise of Social Commerce & More

🔮 Will TikTok take the lead in social commerce in 2024, or is unexpected competition in the everything-app department just a tap away? And what happens to SEO when search engines become Generative AI-enabled answer engines—and is your brand ready for what that does to site traffic (and MQLs)? From February 24. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

👀 What happens when SEO changes to AIEO (AI Engine Optimization)? (at 01:37)
…And how might social media "search" marketing help ease the pain? (at 02:48)
💩 Who's the boss? Phillips Laxative vs. Taco Bell (at 07:54)
👏🏻 Will social media apps become "everything apps"? And who will lead the way? (at 08:33)
💣 Our prediction on what Chris Nolan reveals when "Oppenheimer" wins Best Picture (at 11:07)

Approx. 11 minutes, 45 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.


🏟️ Pop Quiz—What's Your Super Bowl 2024 Ad Recall?

📺 On February 11, brands forked out billions to put their commercials in front of the largest audience to ever tune into a live sports broadcast. But two weeks later, how well do you remember the ads? In an episode recorded on Super Bowl Sunday, the Ricks test your recall and discuss the best—and worst—commercials of Ad Bowl 2024. From Feb 19. 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

🏈 Great game, but tough on the Ricks' hometown team
💥 Aubrey Plaza & Nick Offerman can barely contain their excrement…er, excitement (at 02:35)
🥤 Is that a Baja Blast or did your Taco Bell Grande just make a run for the border? (at 03:27)
💦 Only Aquaman and Nerds Splashdance for Jennifer Beal (at 04:00)
🛸 Martin Scorsese says, "Hello Down There"—and it's not for Viagra (at 05:28)
🛍️ Bargain brand Temu and its trio of spots leave retailers trembling (at 06:36)
🥸 Chris Pratt can leave the 'stache at home—Rick W. won't recognize him anyway (at 07:57)
🛞 Christopher Walken doesn't. Like. The way people impersonate. Him. All of the. Time. (at 09:03)
🧞‍♂️ Dude looks like a Genie: Bud Light hopes its new brand mascot rubs you the right way (at 10:35)
🔺 Doritos wants the world to know that Dina and Mita are all that and a bag of chips (at 11:39)
🍋 Memo to Ice Spice's ex: Lem and Lime are her fresh new squeezes (at 12:36)
🧠 Jennifer Aniston offers sage advice—but don't be surprised if she forgets it (at 13:31)

Approx. 20 minutes, 25 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.