Virtual Reality Feed

🥽 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: 

🥽 A look at the full suite of Oculus devices (at :04 sec)

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

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

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

❓ Quest v. Rift ... (6:25)

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

👁‍🗨 Why not 3D movies and TV, too? (at 9:34)

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

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🎙 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:

🍿  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.)

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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:

👑 Is Disney Domination at risk this year? (at 1:07)

🎬 Will 'Avengers: Endgame' really be 2019's box office champ?
(at 1:15)

⚡️ … 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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2018 Predictions Scorecard—1 Year Later

🔮 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 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)

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


Best AR/VR Marketing Campaigns 2018 (Ep 205)

It's awards season here at Rick and Rick, and this is the first of a series of special episodes where the Ricks count down the year's bests in a whole host of marketing channels. We're talking mobile marketing, digital outdoor, augmented reality, viral videos, branded games and a whole lot more.

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In Part 1: The Best Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Marketing in 2018. That's right—it’s a roundup of each of our top 3 favorite initiatives in AR and VR from the marketing year that was, including:

 

🖼 #3: VR: Musée de l’Orangerie: 'Claude Monet: The Water Lily Obsession' (Rick W)/At 3:38

Wins best use of VR in a museum exhibit

 

👨‍🚀     #3: VR: National Geographic 'One Strange Rock': 'Astronaut Reality Helmet' (Rick M)/At 5:23

Wins best experiential promotion involving space helmets


 

😎 #2: Oculus Go VR Hardware (Rick W)/At 7:50

Wins for best VR enablement technology

 

⚽️     #2: VISA FIFA Football Shooting Experience (Rick M)/At 10:56

Wins best use of Live AR involving a swift kick to the balls

 

🏊‍♀️    #1: National Geographic: AR Issue (Rick W)/At 14:25

Wins for best use of AR in print

👟    #1: NIKE: REACTLAND (Rick M)/At 17:05

Wins for best use of Live AR/Gamification to get off your ass and go for a run

 


Rick & Rick Season Finale (Pt 2) (Podcast)

Our Season One Edition of Rick & Rick's "Loaded Questions" comes to a head in Part 2 of the "Rick & Rick Season One Finale"—full episode breakdown below!

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(Approx 26 min)

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IN THIS EPISODE:

Rick M Impersonates Ashley Graham Doing ASMR/15 Sec

Silent Gifs You Can Hear/1:40

How 'Stranger Things' & Audi RS5s Cause Memory Problems/3:20

'Aquaman,' 'Titans' and Underwater Fart Clouds/6:40

A Fast Food Brand That Gives a FCK/8:47

The Ricks Perform Breakfast Brand Jingles/9:59

Taco Bell's Fight Against Big Potato/11:03

Lifesaving Drones Inflate Their Own Egos/13:05

Things our Grand Kids Won't Believe We Said in 2018/14:55

Pumpkin Spice-flavored Bologna and Skittles/16:40

Why the Cast of 'Ant-Man & the Wasp' Weren't Marvel Fans Growing Up/18:20

2030 Jobs that Haven't Been Invented Yet/20:20

Some Ricks Can't Remember Their Own Promos/22:00

'Are You Augmenting My Reality, Mrs. Robinson?'/22:49

 


 

 

 

 


Rick & Rick: The One with AdBowl Trends 2018 (Podcast)

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It's a Rick & Rick Rewind back to Super Bowl Sunday and the show we recorded the morning of the big game. In a special expanded episode, Rick Mathieson and Rick Wootten tackle:

  • Who we think will win the year's biggest games—football and advertising
  • Whether the estimated $5.2 million cost to run a 30-second commercial is even worth it
  • What research says about Super Bowl ROI and what the money would buy you in digital media
  • Super Bowl ad trends leading into kick-off—the viral videos, social media plays, teasers and more
  • Digital game plans from Pepsi and Mercedes—from virtual reality to branded mobile games
  • Our favorite spots and what we make of them

Some of the spots we talk about in this episode:

Amazon: Alexa Loses Her Voice

Doritos Blaze vs. Mt. Dew Ice

Avocados from Mexico

Jack in the Box: Martha Stewart

Toyota: Good Odds

Pringles: Flavor Stacking

 PLUS: Learn more about RICK MATHIESON and RICK WOOTTEN.