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Top 5 Movie Posters of 2023

Top 5 Movie Posters of 2023

Spoiler alert: Barbie and Oppenheimer didn’t make the list. But a movie about a menacing mammal consuming an illegal narcotic did.

Episode 179: Has Prime’s Day Come and Gone?

Episode 179: Has Prime’s Day Come and Gone?

We poke the potential bursting bubble of Logan Paul’s Prime drink brand to see if it pops and share a couple other products that consumers guzzled down in mass quantities then tossed aside.

Episode 177: 40 Years of Lost Beef

Episode 177: 40 Years of Lost Beef

We turn our TV dials back four decades to analyze an iconic fast-food commercial featuring big fluffy buns and a spunky senior citizen asking one of the most important questions of our time.

Episode 174: The Solo-Snoop Smoke Storm

Episode 174: The Solo-Snoop Smoke Storm

We apply heat to Solo Stove’s decision to ax their CEO after a viral campaign failed to ignite sales and ask the essential question “what is successful marketing?”

Episode 172: Wrangling the Marlboro Man

Episode 172: Wrangling the Marlboro Man

We smoke out the rough and rugged legacy of the iconic Marlboro Man marketing campaign that rode the trails of pop culture for over 40 years leaving many blackened lungs behind.

Episode 169: Best of Barbenheimer

Episode 169: Best of Barbenheimer

We detonate our thoughts on the atomic pink meme machine that swallowed summer 2023 and share candidates for potential future Barbenheimers.

Episode 168: Liquid Death

Episode 168: Liquid Death

We assassinate assumptions of what bottled water should be by spotlighting a darker, canned brand disrupting the industry with some killer marketing efforts.

Episode 166: To The Max

Episode 166: To The Max

Get show notes for this episode and check out past episodes of the Speaking Human podcast by visiting speakinghuman.com.

Episode 165: Shamrock Shakin’

Episode 165: Shamrock Shakin’

We go green and toast the top o’ the morning by dipping into our pot of marketing gold to share a notable St. Paddy’s Day creative concoction.

Episode 164: Kia Logo Chaos

Episode 164: Kia Logo Chaos

We rack our brains trying to google the “KN car” before turning our attention to Kia’s controversial logo redesign.

Human Interview: Caitlyn Gow

Human Interview: Caitlyn Gow

We talk with Caitlyn Gow, a student at the University of Akron, about her social media marketing class assignment and the choice to write about Discord.

Episode 161: Twitter’s New Musk

Episode 161: Twitter’s New Musk

We get a whiff of what the Twitterverse will look like under Elon Musk, and weigh in on whether that’s a good or bad thing for the social network’s future.

Episode 160: Patagonia Goes Purpose

Episode 160: Patagonia Goes Purpose

We take stock of Patagonia’s bold move for future ownership and ponder if other corporations might start to consider similar unorthodox succession plans.

Episode 158: Craziest Car Commercials

Episode 158: Craziest Car Commercials

We hazard a second look at the AutoTrader spot that put the Duke boys back behind the wheel and burn rubber with our picks for the wildest auto ads ever to hit the airwaves.

Episode 155: Undead Advertising

Episode 155: Undead Advertising

We rise from the grave to relive the long-forgotten marketing war between DISH network and AMC, and feast on the flesh of other notable zombie-themed ads.

Episode 153: Snack to the Future

Episode 153: Snack to the Future

We take another bite out of the campaign that we talked 10 years ago on the very first episode of this podcast and munch on a couple other more recent snack-related marketing morsels.

Episode 152: 2021 Awesome Awards

Episode 152: 2021 Awesome Awards

We salute the bold, creative, and amusing marketing efforts that awed us with their awesomeness this year and made us think about something other than viruses… if only for a few sweet fleeting moments.

Episode 150: Man Eating Plants

Episode 150: Man Eating Plants

We harvest our thoughts on the wild growth of plant-based foods and grill up some marketing efforts aimed at selling people on meatless meats.

Episode 148: I Want My MTV!

Episode 148: I Want My MTV!

We tune in to the iconic marketing campaign and subsequent promo spots that helped make MTV a pop-culture juggernaut in the 80s and 90s.

Episode 145: Mystery Box

Episode 145: Mystery Box

We unwrap the enigma behind a puzzling new trend more brands are adopting—but we can’t tell you what it is, you have to listen to unlock the secret.

Episode 144: Are Buy Buttons a Lie?

Episode 144: Are Buy Buttons a Lie?

We buy into the idea that maybe “buy” is the wrong word for digital items like movies, TV shows, and music that customers may not actually own.

Episode 138: Paramount Plus

Episode 138: Paramount Plus

We scale the epic marketing campaign around the release of another major streaming service looking to join the ranks of Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus at the top of the mountain.

Episode 137: A-List Advertising

Episode 137: A-List Advertising

We assemble an all-star cast of top-level talent including Bruce Willis, Hugh Jackman, and Brie Larson to talk about the increasing appeal of ad campaigns for big-name actors.

Episode 133: Questions About Quibi

Episode 133: Questions About Quibi

We quibble over whether all the quacks and quips about the failure of Quibi are well-deserved, and provide some quick reviews of the streaming platform’s bite-size content offerings.

Episode 132: Worst Sneakers Ever

Episode 132: Worst Sneakers Ever

We kick around some thoughts on Nike’s new Ben & Jerry’s-inspired footwear and share our personal picks for the ugliest sneaker designs of all time.

Episode 130: WFH Forever

Episode 130: WFH Forever

We spitball—with face masks, of course—some creative ideas for take working from home to the next level now that it could be the forever future for many employees.

Episode 127: Going Viral

Episode 127: Going Viral

We pull down our protective masks to spread a few thoughts on how brands are responding to the coronavirus and the massive impact COVID-19 is having on marketing and events.

Episode 126: TikTok Bytes Social

Episode 126: TikTok Bytes Social

We sound off on the current state of old-school social media and loop our thoughts on a pair of modern social apps looking to make some noise.

Episode 125: Killing Mr. Peanut

Episode 125: Killing Mr. Peanut

We focus our monocles on the untimely death of Mr. Peanut and tip our top hats to the ads that made us laugh, cry, and want to buy during Super Bowl 54.

Episode 121: The Peacock Effect

Episode 121: The Peacock Effect

We fan out our thoughts on the name of NBC Universal’s new streaming platform and strut out our official ranking of streaming service names.

Episode 117: Brands Branching Out

Episode 117: Brands Branching Out

We expand our horizons by talking about brands branching out from their core business or philosophy by launching unexpected products, services or media efforts—and discuss if that’s ever a good idea.

Episode 113: ABCs of Super Bowl Ads

Episode 113: ABCs of Super Bowl Ads

We boil this year’s crop of Super Bowl commercials down to the ABCs—animals, bevs, and celebs—and tell you which brands won the big game in each of these key categories.

Episode 112: Flashback to 2009

Episode 112: Flashback to 2009

We leap back in time to the age of Obama, netbooks, and The Black Eyed Peas to revisit some of the most notable brands, marketing, and pop culture of 2009.

Episode 110: Best Toys Ever

Episode 110: Best Toys Ever

We come to play… with suggestions on the hottest gifts for kids this holiday season and share our picks for the greatest toys of all time.

Episode 109: Fall Maple Mania

Episode 109: Fall Maple Mania

We tap into the seasonal flavor that could be the next pumpkin spice and answer three burning questions about the past, present, and future of fall marketing.

Episode 107: Advertising Trivia Challenge

Episode 107: Advertising Trivia Challenge

We test our knowledge of classic advertising campaigns by answering trivia questions about memorable commercials, slogans and brands that have permeated pop culture over the past several decades.

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