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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.


🔮 2023 Predictions Scorecard: TikTok Ad Growth, Virtual Reality, Mint Mobile & More

🤯 The Ricks revisit their big predictions for the year—what they got right, and what they got hilariously wrong—in the worlds of marketing, media, tech, and pop culture. from December 28. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 

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IN THIS EPISODE:

📲 Rick M should have banked on an acquisition for Mint Mobile
🥽 Rick W's attempt at "reverse predicting" about the "Year of VR" pans out
🍿 Domestic box office: Movie madness, sadness—or both?
⏱️ TikTok, brand advertisers, TikTok
👨🏽‍💻 Social media influencer: Elated—or deflated?
🚙 EVs: Charge ahead—or a last laugh for Toyota?
📺 The streaming wars: Has the Great Shakeout begun?
📈 B2B: Is the Hybrid Workforce really here to stay?
🤖 A generative AI reality check: Just starting, or nothing burger?

Approx. 23 minutes, 53 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.

From December 24. Subscribe now to get episodes the moment they're released! 


🤖 Q&A: Matt Binkowski, Author Of 'The Creative Algorithm' (Concl.)

In part two, Matt Binkowski, author of "The Creative Algorithm: How to Harness the Power of AI and Create Outstanding Digital Products," demystifies AI and shares pragmatic insights on how product teams can leverage it to outmaneuver the competition. In Binkowski's eyes, AI isn't something for creative people to fear—it's a tool for them to harness in order to move faster and serve customers better than ever before.

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IN THIS EPISODE

🕵🏼‍♀️ Letting AI do the detective work on your competition (at 00:44 )
🥷🏻 Will AI really give your team an edge? Definitely…maybe (at 02:39)
🚥 Time for Jira to meet Siri? How AI can help teams stay on track (at 03:26)
🗂️ Letting AI run your life—what you need to do, and why (at 08:30)
🧏🏽 How AI can supercharge (and streamline) accessibility (at 09:50)
🧐 Beating bias in AI, the humans behind it—and their creations (at 13:39)
🧑🏻‍💻 UX best practices: No more re-learning what you already know (at 16:08)
🥹 When it comes to AI in product design, empathy is the key (at 18:36)
🗺️ How product designers should navigate the AI revolution (at 19:39)

Approx. 21 minutes, 40 seconds. For US audiences. Review cookie and privacy policies for iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and all other streaming services.