PNR: This Old Marketing | Content Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose

In this week's #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert talk about brands moving to Facebook's instant articles (in this case, Intel), and how FB needs to do more to help educate marketers and advertisers than their newly launched "creative hub". Podcasting gets a shot in the arm with eBay, and somewhere out there are some very happy, but very disillusioned marketers.  Rants and raves include Snapchat's new magazine.  TOM example of the week: Investools.

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Direct download: 16-06-19-Episode-136.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the Microsoft purchase of LinkedIn, and how every media outlet missed the big story that Microsoft purchased a media company. In another story, we find out that most marketers are using native advertising the wrong way while Facebook reach continues to plummet. Rants and raves include the opportunity for publishers as agencies.  This week's TOM example: Computer magazine startups.

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Direct download: 16-06-13-Episode-135.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

In this week's #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss a number of acquisitions that occurred this week, including CMI. Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends Report is out again, and the boys discuss the highlights, while Mondelez does a Pepsi and Red Bull and begins a content marketing approach as profit center.  Rants and raves include Scott Brinker and audio content.  This week's TOM example: Porsche.

This week's story links:

Content Marketing Institute Acquired by UBM
15 Most Important Slides In Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report

Yahoo’s False Prophet - How Marissa Mayer Failed To Turn the Company Around

Mondelez Makes Moves To Look More Like A Media Company

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Direct download: 16-06-04-Episode-134.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, the boys talk investing in content as an asset, starting with an interesting perspective on using evergreen content over temporal content.  Apple looks like they are in the market for a content producer (although probably not Disney...yet) and (drum roll please), content marketing can now be scientifically proven (mic drop).  Rants and raves include the Pope and programmatic data. This week's TOM: Thomas Chippendale.

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Content Marketing And Compounding Returns

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Direct download: 16-05-30-Episode-133.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the "Chewbacca Mask" phenomenon and what it means for brands.  Facebook needs to control the theft of content assets and Pepsi launches a content studio, soon to be a regular thing among brands.  Rants and raves include building your personal brand and rented land.  This week's TOM example: Playmobil.

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Direct download: 16-05-23-Episode-132.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss how content marketing and advertising don't compete with each other and, believe it or not, are actually different (to some people's dismay). Facebook acts like a real media company, and influencer marketing is the biggest thing that no enterprise understands how to execute well.  Rants and raves include bots, bots and more bots.  This week's TOM example: OBEY.

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Direct download: 16-05-14-Episode-131.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss UK research that states content marketing/native advertising is predicted to double by 2020. Long-form content actually does have a chance on the smartphone and influencer marketing is not without its struggles.  Rants and raves include two must-read articles on the state of marketing and advertising today. This week's TOM example: McCall's. 

This week's article links:

Content Marketing Spend Predicted to Double In The UK

Good News - People Will Read Your Long Stories On Their Phones

Multi-Channel Networks Content With Ad Buyer Fatigue

Content Commoner Not King

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Media Design Changing IN The Digital Economy

The Audience Takes Charge

Direct download: 16-05-09-Episode-130.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, the boys discuss the endof the media business as we know it, and follow up with the keys tofinding subscriber success. Native advertising terms continue toconfuse and Marriott shows us what content marketing at scale lookslike.  Rants and raves include audio content trends and whythe human attention span is not eight seconds.  This week'sTOM Example: The origin story behind Red Bull Media House.

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Direct download: 16-05-02-Episode-129.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:47pm EDT

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Facebook looks to create its own content and yet another prediction for the death of content marketing is reviewed.  SNL announces a big play in native advertising and Google says that YouTube ads are vastly superior than TV Ads.  Rants include two beat downs on native advertising practices.  This week's TOM example of the week: Schneider Electric's Energy University.

Facebook's Scary New World for Media Companies

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Direct download: 16-04-25-Episode-128.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss a contrarian article on whether or not content marketing actually exists. Could content marketing follow in the path of advertising?  Publishers are now fully focused on e-commerce, and Buzzfeed's prospects dip and their future is more cloudy.  Rants and raves include Disrupted by Dan Lyons and a must-read HBR article.  This week's TOM example: Ripley's Believe It or Not.

This week's article links:

Everything The Tech World Says About Marketing Is Wrong

Content Marketing’s Echo Chamber

Newest Rainmaker at Publishers is Ecommerce Editors

Buzzfeed Cuts Prospects

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Direct download: 16-04-17-Episode-127.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT