This Old Marketing

Special thanks to Gary Busey for his amazing introduction, to Pamela Muldoon for her sultry voice, and to JK Kalinowski for his design chops.

Welcome to a very special 300th episode of This Old Marketing. Big shout out to the sponsor of this episode, Parse.ly, who stepped up and supported this show when no one else would.

How does this show work?

Joe and Robert are going to take your questions - and we've assembled 10 of the finest and best questions -  yeah, pretty much the ones we felt like answering.  Some of them came through audio...and some of them came through our hashtag on Twitter...but all of them we assume came with love and affection. 

For those ten people who submitted questions: we'll be reaching out after the show to find out how to get you your prizes. As we mentioned, we're giving away a copy of Killing Marketing (either in print or in Kindle version) AND $50 in $TILT Coin.

We've separated the questions into two basic categories: industry trends and questions about us and the show.

INDUSTRY QUESTIONS SEGMENT

QUESTION #1

Our first question comes in two parts... The first part is via the Twitter Hashtag and it's from Dennis Shiao.

On this show for the last 300 episodes, you've advised us forever to not build our content house on rented land.  With Web 3.0 now facing us - is it possible that the entire concept of rented land goes away?

The second part comes from email - and is from José Delameilleure.

I am a free lance content writer from Belgium. I work in the niche of B2B IT, and usually in even deeper niches like Identity and Access Management, IoT, Artificial Intelligence,... In these niches, we are usually forced to use 'rented land' like LinkedIn to get our messages out. What can we do to claim our own piece of land and attract visitors to it? 

QUESTION #2

Our next question also comes via the Twitter Hashtag and is from Jared Opfer.

What business had the biggest miss in the last 12 months?  Who has the biggest opportunity in the next 12 months?

QUESTION #3

Our next question is from our friend Bernie Borges through the Contact Form on our Website.

I'm looking for examples of blockchain solutions for B2B and I don't see them. All the talk about brands planning their NFTs are B2C brands like Disney and Starbucks. What can B2B brands like HubSpot, Oracle and CMI do on the blockchain? Should they mint social tokens? Etc. What's your take?

QUESTION 4

The next question comes from Eddie Naranjo via the contact form on the site.

The question is given the current transition from Web 2 to Web 3 - which business model and tilt would you use to bootstrap a new business for a person who loves Wordpress design, content marketing, affiliate marketing and is really curious about crypto, NFTs and a way to tokenize products or services.

QUESTION 5

Our next question is the last in our industry space from Yen Yee  who asked this question via the hashtag on Twitter.

What is the current content marketing technology stack at CMI Content, The Content Advisory and The Tilt?

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QUESTION 6

Our question number six comes from Annie Schiffmann and it's our first audio question.

How has the show evolved over 300 episodes.  If I looked at episode 99, 199 and 299 how would you say the show has evolved?

QUESTION 7

The Next question is from Esben Johansen and comes via the Twitter Hashtag.

If you could add one thing to your fantastic book Killing Marketing what would it be?

QUESTION 8

The next question is from John Morgan and comes via the Email Contact Form.

Of all the trends that you've covered over the last 8 years, which has been the most surprising, and what has lasted that you didn't think would last?

QUESTION 9

Is another audio question - and it comes from our friend Ian Truscott.

What is your favorite cocktail?

QUESTION 10

Our last question comes from Rebecca and is through the Email Contact Us Form.

As you look out to the future of Content Marketing and Content Creators - what do you guys think you'll be talking about on your 400th episode?

Thanks to all our wonderful listeners for making this possible. We love you.

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Direct download: EPISODE_300.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

In this special Thanksgiving episode, Joe and Robert answer these seven questions:

1. What are we currently reading?
Joe is reading Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. Robert is reading Unflattening by Nick Sousanis and Blockchain: Bubble or Revolution.

2. Most influential book of all time and why?
Joe's influential books are Think and Grow Rich from Napoleon Hill and Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. Robert's are Peter Drucker's Practice of Management, Levitt's Marketing Myopia, Awakening to Your Life's Purpose and The Alchemist.

3. If I wrote a new book right now, what would I write about?
Joe would write on the Web 3 Business Model for Content Creators or the sequel to The Will to Die. Robert would write about the wisdom worker.

4. Favorite/best TV show of the year.
No contest...Ted Lasso.

5. Favorite current gadget.
Joe likes the Ember Heated Coffee Mug and Robert likes Cometeer Coffee.

6. Biggest marketing trend of next 12 months.
Joe believes NFTs and the metaverse will be a fad for marketers, but the big trend will be content marketing M&A. Robert believes that powered-by-AI is on the rise.

7. Current marketing or content creation pet peeve?
Joe fighting the "do not build your content house on rented land" battle. Robert hates longer than needed blog posts or videos.

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Direct download: 21-11-23-Episode-299.mp3
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Is Disney going metaverse? Of course they are, but should they at this point? Joe and Robert discuss exactly what Disney needs to do (and, of course, they will be correct).

Miramax is suing Quentin Tarantino over his launch of "Pulp Fiction" NFTs. Joe believes there are major legal landmines here, while Robert believes it's all a marketing stunt.

Speaking of NFTs and marketing stunts, this Industry Dive article goes through what brands are doing now to take advantage of the NFT run. Phase 1 is all stunts and short-sighted marketing. Phase 2 will be all about utility.

Rants and raves include a DAO buying the US Constitution and Netflix's new power rankings.

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Direct download: 21-11-19-Episode-298.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

With three episodes until the amazing 300th This Old Marketing episode, Joe and Robert discuss the token as a subscription model. Specifically, what would the New York Times look like tokenized?

Walgreens goes big with content marketing and now has 87 people assigned to the content group. Is it a good strategy or do they need to go bigger?

Joe raves about the ENS token drop and creation of a DAO while Robert raves about what B2B companies need to do to adapt.

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The big news of the week was Facebook's name change to Meta (for metaverse). But was the purpose of it to distract the The Facebook Papers?

Robert says yes, Joe says no, and Nike starts to create IP for Web 3.

In the continued platform wars, Google and Amazon start a war with Roku over search and data.

Joe raves about the Bankless podcast with Chris Dixon (a16z) about Web 3 and mental models, while Robert raves about Apple's publishing cloth.

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Apple's new mobile privacy terms are creating problems for both Snap and Facebook. Twitter showed improvement. Spotify is shining.

eSports and entertainment company FaZe clan is doing a SPAC deal worth about $1 billion dollars US. Joe and Robert believe this type of content and incubator system has legs in the content marketing world.

Disney lowers Disney+ expectations. Can they compete with Netflix?

Rants and raves include a Robert rant - a CB Insights article on brands buying media companies (but not calling it content marketing). Joe raves about NFTs for content creators and Amazon KDP finally offers hardcover books.

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Direct download: 21-10-29-Episode-295.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

In headline news, former President Donald Trump launches a right-wing social network called TRUTH, and does it inside a SPAC.

Financial services company PayPal sets to acquire Pinterest in what could be the biggest social media deal in over a decade.

And then there's Facebook. For a variety of reasons, Zuckerberg's company is set to rebrand under a new name, supposedly with a new mission around the metaverse. Zuckerland? ZikTok? Zinstagram?

The MarTech Alliance released a new report on the state of marketing technology. Robert breaks down the highlights of the report, and what marketing professionals need to do because of it. Get the report here.

In rants and raves, Robert rants about Advertising Week. Once again, nothing on content marketing. Plus, a four-week rant continues here. Joe raves about this definition of NFTs.

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Direct download: 21-10-22-Episode-294.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Meredith's sale says big things about the future of media. Joe and Robert break down the what and why.

Axios says that the creator economy is failing. Why? Because the platforms aren't giving out enough? Because there are big winners and some losers?

The creator economy is a huge success. Change the perspective a bit and see.

Justin Blau has developed a new NFT marketplace for musicians. Could this be the future business model for content creators?

Rants and raves include a huge rave on the Sugar Factory and a continued rant on the lack of calling the practice content marketing.

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Direct download: 21-10-15-Episode-293.mp3
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This week, Joe and Robert discuss the outage heard around the world...Facebook. What does it mean for marketers and creators?

At the same time, Facebook is dealing with whistleblower allegations on the Hill.

Well, Facebook's stock tanked and worries surrounded the tech giant.

Could Facebook have planned all this? The answer is, maybe. Joe and Robert discuss a number of Facebook conspiracy theories that actually make some sense (if you are drunk or high), from a PR switcheroo to an attack against SNAP and TikTok.

In other news, Chase buys Zagat...with a Chase credit card.

Rants and raves include an in-depth look at YouTube for creators from MatPat and Playboy's strategy takes a turn.

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Direct download: 21-10-08-Episode-292.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

In this very special Content Marketing World episode, Joe and Robert break down their 2021 keynote presentations, talking about the opportunities in the creator economy, for content entrepreneurs and for content marketing professionals.

Some strategies discussed include:

- Moving from rented to owned land.
- The opportunity in email.
- Trends in social media.
- Social tokens, NFTs and DAOs.
- Content marketing mission statements and more.

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Direct download: 21-10-01-Episode-291.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Ted Lasso win's multiple Emmy's. Let's talk about that for 20 minutes please.

McKinsey launches a new content marketing program targeting (of all things) kids. Does it play?

Sports Illustrated launches a partnership with 888 for a new sports gambling site. Good or bad move?

Is there an opportunity to purchase small, digital communities? Heck yes.

And...Is F* You Pay Me the real deal?

Rants and raves include Chipotle's new content creator program and Robert's rant on marketing measurement.

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Financial and tax services company Intuit ties the knot with Mailchimp, showing clearly that Intuit is trying to corner the SMB audience market.

Opensea, the eBay of NFTs, has an issue with insider trading. Joe and Robert use the time to talk about new NFT projects and what they are good for.

Clubhouse hires a publisher. Robert is still bearish. Joe takes a wait-and-see approach.

And CMO optimism is higher than ever. Are they right?

Rants and raves include a DAO powerpoint rave from Joe, while Robert gushes over a new trust survey.

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Joe and Robert go into deep analysis on Rand Fishkin's latest post on the difficulty of being a web content creator.

Twitter launches a new product, Communities. Robert doesn't like it and Joe thinks Twitter should just buy Discord.

In rants and raves, Robert raves about Matthew Sweezey's First-Party Data chart, while Joe strongly disagrees with Seth Godin's take on NFTs.

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Direct download: 21-09-10-Episode-288.mp3
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In acquisition news, Mailchimp could be sold to financial services company Intuit for $10 billion. What does this mean for the future of marketing and finance?

The New York Times did a story on Li Jin (from creator economy and passion economy fame). What happens when the audience gains equity access with the content creator?

And...Spotify has started to remove their podcasts from other players while Amazon seeks to dominate digital radio.

In rants and raves, Robert comments about CMO terms and Joe raves about the Savannah Bananas.

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The NSFW sharing site OnlyFans does an about face after outlawing sexual content the previous week. What can content entrepreneurs learn from all this?

Vanity Fair believes that creators are in trouble either way.

Axel Springer buys Politico and Protocol this week, showing that a content site can be created and then sold in less than two years.

And, in maybe the biggest news of the week, Spotify opens up paid subscription options to all U.S. podcasters.

Joe raves about Patreon Jack Conte's presentation on Adjusting Your Package, and rants on The Verge's coverage of Joe Rogan losing influence. Robert rants about CMO influence and raves about the Val Kilmer Documentary.

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Direct download: 21-08-27-Episode-286.mp3
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A detailed analysis of Red Ventures. The media empire looks like the future of all companies. The boys discuss why.

Future buys most of Dennis Publishing. Yes, the acquisition party continues. Is it time for you to get in on the action?

And the New York Times finally release their Substack killer. But will it actually work?

Robert raves about the T Brand launch of "Soul of Us" and rants about bad data. Joe raves about Hubspot co-founder Dharmesh Shah's interview on "My First Million".

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Breaking news as Salesforce announced the launch of Salesforce+ (of course) in quest to become the Netflix for business content.

Rants and raves include Joe raving about the BABA Summit in Chicago and the power of communities, and Robert rants about headlines that really mean nothing at all.

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Direct download: 21-08-13-Episode-284.mp3
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The boys kick off the show announcing NFT marketplace OpenSea's big revenue move in the last few weeks. Is Robert coming around the idea? Joe thinks so.

The Gap's Athleta launches AthletaWell, a content marketing loyalty play in the leisureware space. A good move, but an even better move to capture first-party data.

Facebook will show its first movie, while Amazon pools its resources to become one of the biggest media distribution companies in the world.

And digital media adoption overtakes traditional media for the first time, but there is a huge missed opportunity that no one is seeing.

In rants and raves, both Joe and Robert rant about the coverage of the Olympics, while Joe recommends the Olympic coverage from Snoop Dogg.

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Direct download: 21-08-6-Episode-283.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Joe and Robert digest the breaking research from The Tilt on the state of the content entrepreneur. What makes them successful? How long does it take to build an audience? How do they make money?

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook all release amazing earnings totally almost $100 billion for the quarter. What's next for these most profitable tech companies?

After finally taking suggestions from Joe and Robert, Netflix launches into physical retail. It's about time.

And Spotify moves to dominate the podcast space. Will it work?

Rants and raves include a shout out to Marketing Dive, YouTuber Miles Beckler, and Dax Shepard breaking down crypto.

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Direct download: 21-07-30-Episode-282.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Clubhouse is back. Maybe.

The social audio app is now open to the world, and has gained 10 million new downloads in the past two months. Joe thinks there is a chance. Robert thinks that Clubhouse as a feature only will fail.

Zoom launches On Zoom. Frankly, this could be big, and positions Zoom as a clear leader in the video creation and event space.

Substack is getting into the podcast game...big time. Is this a good move or just clutter?

Everyone is after the 50 million estimated content creators.

In rants and raves, Joe raves about this Patreon interview and is concerned about the WSJ report on TikTok's algo. Robert comments once again on Ad Tech.

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Direct download: 21-07-23-Episode-281.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert break down the future of NFTs in marketing, lead by Gary Vaynerchuk's partnership with Budweiser.

TikTok's parent ByteDance goes full Amazon B2B by launching BytePlus, the product version of their AI algorithm. Joe and Robert both believe this is going to be the next greatest thing in marketing tech.

Printed books soar, but is the new opportunity really in print magazines?

And finally, the advertising market is booming, but not by the normal players.

In rants and raves, Joe raves about the GQ feature of Jason Sudeikis and rants about Loki. Robert rants about mainstream marketing media talking about marketing spend going down, when they have absolutely no idea they are using the wrong metrics.

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Direct download: 21-07-16-Episode-280.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

In breaking news, MEL magazine is sold by Dollar Shave Club and will begin again in a few months. Joe and Robert discuss why content entrepreneurs should work on exit planning and marketing directors need to focus on M&A.

Is every company a fintech company? Probably not...but the options for content creators to monetize have never been greater. Joe and Robert discuss all the options.

And here comes TikTok! The Chinese social media platform launched a Cameo competitor, hosted one of the largest live streams ever, and now Instagram is shaking a bit.

In rants and raves, Joe comments on the NIL movement that is just starting, and Robert complains about the fear being caused over the "quitting crisis."

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Direct download: 21-07-09-Episode-279.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

The boys launch the show discussing the NCAA's new ruling that college players can be compensated for their image and likeness.

While we don't know exactly what will happen, we do know that athletes from every sport will be developing out their audience-building strategies as of yesterday.

In other news, experiential events are on the rise (of course), but are brands throwing out the digital bathwater and missing a huge opportunity?

And Buzzfeed finally gets to go public through a SPAC. What's next? About 1,000 M&A deals.

Roberts rants about Google's play with cookies, and raves about Budweiser's new commercial. Joe raves about the Amazon/Wondery purchase of the Smartless podcast.

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Direct download: 21-07-02-Episode-278.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

The Information estimates that last year's creator economy take is about $2 billion dollars. Does it have room to run?

CNBC and The Drum cover content marketing like it's a brand new thing, while American Express ditches their Departures print magazine for the web's greener pastures.

And podcasts continue to go big, now accounting for over $1 billion in advertising revenues.

Rants and raves include Drew Barrymore's new print magazine and Cristiano Ronaldo's spat with Coca-Cola.

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Direct download: 21-06-25-Episode-277.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

After more than 50 years, American Airlines decided to shutter its print magazine American Way. Good decision? Not a chance. Based on data? Probably not.

Americans have hit fatigue status when it comes to Video on Demand (VOD). Is this a short-term blip or will things continue to heat up?

Spotify launched its Clubhouse-competitor Greenroom this week. The boys discuss who will win the social audio wars.

And finally, Netflix launched a merchandise home on the web. The problem is it doesn't really sell anything.

Rants and raves include Link-in-Bio startups, which really isn't a thing and how big tech is taking over the creator economy.

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Direct download: 21-06-18-Episode-276.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Apple unveiled their new privacy policy this week. Among the features is an ability not to track open rates in email newsletters. The boys think this is bad for ecommerce and advertising and good for long-form email newsletters.

Facebook announced their Substack killer, called Bulletin, in their fight to slowly manipulate more content creators to the platform.

And of all the new products Twitter has announced, the first one to launch is Twitter Blue, a program that will do not one bit of good for anyone (not that we're opinionated or anything).

Rants and raves include a rant from Joe on Facebook's new watch. Robert raves on Bo Burnham's new Netflix show, called Inside

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Direct download: 21-06-11-Episode-275.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert start by dissecting the employment move back to offices. Is this a meaningless blip or will marketing and content creation be altered forever?

Is the future of media podcasts and newsletters? Axios sure thinks so. While it's an amazing and growing model, both Joe and Robert feel there is an opportunity to zag.

Discord does a rebranding. Is there a new CMO or will there be a buyout? The boys think both.

And Donald J. Trump announces that his blog will die and he'll move back to social media. From rented land to rented land? Not the best media strategy.

In rants and raves, Robert raves about the Salesforce 360 movement, while Joe comments on Google knowledge panels.

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Direct download: 21-06-04-Episode-274.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Decentralized publishing is starting to become "a thing" with the launch of Mirror.xyz, a site for writers built on top of a crypto economy.

And yes, creator coins are a thing. The tokenization of everything is happening and content creators sit at the center.

Twitter is on the move, finally getting back to the blue verification mark (get yours now). But in bigger news, Twitter is testing out its Super Followers program, which may very well be a game changer.

And are celebrity podcasts really that bad? The short answer? Yes.

In rants and raves, Robert comments on John Oliver's latest on sponsored content, while Joe passes on the sad news of another social media platform killing.

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Direct download: 21-05-28-Episode-273.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

At almost the same time AT&T announced that their WarnerMedia buy was a mistake, Amazon seems close to picking off MGM Studios. Why is everyone except telecom companies figuring this out?

And then, there's TheSkimm, which is going shopping for a buyer that is NOT a media company.

Big launch week for Pinterest, which adds a live event component, and Twitter, which doesn't quite get their subscription program right.

And finally, is everything turning into paid subscription?

Rants and raves includes Joe's rave about Coinbase's media house launch, while Robert rants about how some companies are out to destroy our reputations and that AI isn't quite there yet.

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Direct download: 21-05-21-Episode-272.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Social audio company Clubhouse finally launches in Android, but faces an uphill climb around moderation and trolls.

Hubspot makes a brilliant move in starting a podcast network. Could it be a glorified sponsorship package? Possibly. But it's still brilliant.

And we finally know why YouTube has been fiddling with their short-form video advertising...they are launching a $100 million dollar creator fund for short-form video creators. There you go.

And yes, social media platforms are starting to look the same. Who could be the winner? The boys think Twitch.

Joe's commentary includes book publishers working to establish direct-reader relationships. Robert rants about making a big deal about CMO term length, and raves about Signal's outing of Facebook.

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Direct download: 21-05-14-Episode-271.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Verizon changes course again by selling off AOL and Yahoo to Apollo. Joe and Robert think they'll purchase both back for more at a later date.

Rumors are swirling that Netflix may buy Discovery. Smart move considering how much Netflix is paying for original content these days.

And we've seen the future and it is Food52 with their purchase of Dansk.

Twitter Spaces moves aggressively into Clubhouse's turf, but Joe thinks the online event business should be shaking right now. Robert still can't get a Spaces invite though.

And of course, the boys argue about NFTs, including Kevin Smith's NFT sale of his upcoming movie and Gary Vee's NFT launch that includes a super conference. You know what they say about the first through the wall? They get bloody!

Raves include content's role moving to the CMO, and how SMS/texting might actually be a solid content distribution choice with examples from Taika and Great Jones.

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Direct download: 21-05-07-Episode-270.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this week's news, Neutrogena and Old Spice release the details on the creation of their internal brand studios. Is this Marriott all over again or something different? The answer is in promotion and audience building.

More acquisitions are in the works, as friend of #ThisOldMarketing Jay Acunzo sells his podcast. Are more to come?

Investors are getting into the content creation game by purchasing equity in shows and enewsletters, but is this good for creators?

And Robert (again) asks, is Clubhouse dead? Robert says yes while Joe thinks the jury is still out.

Rants and raves include Robert's Adobe rave (and big opportunity) while Joe rants about rented land and YouTube.

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Direct download: 21-04-30-Episode-269.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Is the biggest part of a paid advertising budget with influencers now? The boys think not.

Science seems to think that the web can survive without advertising. If so, there are huge opportunities for ungated media sites. And...it really doesn't matter what browser you advertise on.

In social audio news, Discord launches their own Clubhouse. So will Facebook. And with Microsoft not buying Discord, who will?

Breaking news: Apple will offer revamped podcast subscriptions and help drive podcaster revenue. Good? Probably not for the creator middle class.

In rants and raves, Robert comments about Apple's big iOS launch, while Joe talks about being indispensable. In M&A news, the Seven Lakes Insider sells to The Pilot newspaper.

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Direct download: 21-04-23-Episode-268.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

DraftKings hires a chief media offer, kicking off their formal program for content marketing and into actually buying media companies.

The latest Pew social media research is out. What do we think? Facebook might be in trouble. Oh, and Americans hate social media but are addicted to it.

The boys also discuss a rather lengthy article about the staying power of Clubhouse. Can the thrill continue?

And mostly rants this week. Joe rants about YouTube's creator newsletter while Robert rants about IBM's new spinoff and P&G's Chinese data mystery.

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Direct download: 21-04-16-Episode-267.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Well, there's a new Facebook data leak, and Facebook is blaming users instead of taking responsibility. The good news? Facebook is updating their feeds so you can have more of what you want. Will it matter? Probably not.

Clubhouse, the social audio unicorn, is now speculated at being worth $4 billion dollars. Robert thinks less. Joe thinks more.

Clubhouse is also adding creator payment options. Robert is still not happy.

Joe raves about Topps Trading Cards announcement that they are going public via SPAC, while Robert slams on The Drum for possibly the worst article ever written.

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Direct download: 21-04-09-Episode-266.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

I know, it's hard to believe, but Episode #1 of This Old Marketing still has not sold yet as an NFT. Maybe you forgot? You can bid on it here at Opensea.

The social audio battle continues this week, with Spotify buying social radio player Betty Labs, while LinkedIn is about to release their own version of Clubhouse.

And guess what? Medium is pivoting again. This time, they are looking at a Substack model.

Rants and raves include a rant from Joe about Substack's $650 million valuation, while Robert rants about marketers only focusing on numbers.

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Direct download: 21-04-02-Episode-265.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Bid on the first This Old Marketing NFT - Episode #1 now...proceeds going to charity.

In this episode, Verizon announces the launch of a robust Yahoo Plus. All we can say is "ouch."

Roku continues its Quibi-filled dominance by announcing a marketing services group that might actually work.

The New York Times puts down its virtual foot on reporter side gigs. The boys wonder how that happened.

And finally, MEL magazine from Dollar Shave Club goes belly up...but can you actually sell a custom magazine? I guess we will find out.

In rants and raves, Joe raves about Microsoft's decision to buy Discord, while Robert comments on NBC's new platform, NewsPassID and how the big three continue to steal almost all advertising dollars.

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Direct download: 21-03-25-Episode-264.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

The Oscars are back and guess what? Netflix absolutely crushed it (and yes, we called it years ago).

Facebook is launched a new creator model for writers and journalists that is truly seductive, and will work for inhibiting creators from developing out their own platforms.

In NFT land, Charmin has developed an NFT(P) that is sure to kill the entire NFT market (kill as in bad, not good).

In rants and raves, Joe raves about Google's career certificate program launch while Robert rants about AT&T and net neutrality.

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Direct download: 21-03-18-Episode-263.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

After a royal analysis courtesy of Robert, the boys dissect Disney's subscription program as they hit over 100 million paid subscribers worldwide.

The conversation pivots to NFTs (non-fungible tokens), as they discuss Seth Godin's latest blog post about the negatives of NFTs. Robert sides with Seth. Joe thinks Robert should take a ride to the old folks home. Regardless, creator business models are changing.

Oh, and as the conversation was happening, Beeple sold his NFT for over $60 million dollars.

Robert raves about Zapier buying Makerpad and rants about IAB's new plans. Joe rants and raves about event companies divesting their media properties.

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Direct download: 21-03-11-Episode-262.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

To kick off the show, Joe and Robert detail their "advanced" Clubhouse experience (likes and dislikes) and why it may have legs.

And did you check out the Tom Cruise deepfakes?

Roku buys Nielsen's Advanced Video property, and increases its chances to corner the personalized TV advertising market.

Axios details the ever-increasing amount of gambling properties getting into the content marketing game.

Twitter does a Twitch and plans to launch a "Super Follows" program, which will most likely integrate into Twitter Spaces.

And finally, Facebook launches a huge ad campaign against Apple's privacy restrictions. Can anyone say Philip Morris?

In rants and raves, Joe discusses Wall Street Bets move to decentralization and Kings of Leon's new NFT while Robert rants about Google's privacy bomb.

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Direct download: 21-03-04-Episode-261.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In headline news, Facebook makes a deal with the Aussie press, doing exactly what we said they would do last week. At the same time, Facebook commits to $1 billion for the news industry. A generous gift or more of the same from Facebook?

Macy's media network is taking off to a tune of more than $35 million. Can their business model be saved? Robert and Joe believe the opportunities are great in number.

Print is back again, while the great ad tech consolidation is upon us.

Rants and raves include social money creator tokens from an Oregon-based band and the worldwide web is ending as we know it.

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Direct download: 21-02-25-Episode-260.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

This week Joe and Robert cover the big news that, after the passage of a media bargaining law, Facebook bans all media companies from its app. Shock abounds, with a number of sites that are "not" media companies being affected.

YouTube tries to be more like TikTok and Snap and launches a number of "short-video" strategies.

And news from the passion economy with the launch of Li Jin's Atelier Ventures, a $13 million fund to support content creators and content creator tech.

Rants and raves include Joe's take on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and Robert's commentary on how tech companies are taking over higher education.

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Direct download: 21-02-18-Episode-259.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

It's our annual "rip apart the Super Bowl ads" show, which may not mean much since viewership sank to a 15-year low.

Twitter announced stellar earnings, including a possible subscription plan roll out. In addition, Twitter is getting aggressive with Spaces (their Clubhouse competitor). Facebook's getting into the mix as well. How much time does Clubhouse have? Will it survive?

Niche media companies (like Allrecipes) are all the rage. Even the New York Times is launching a newsletter for kids.

Rants and raves include how New York Times is doubling down on its email newsletter model, while the Atlantic and Salesforce partner on a Black-history project.

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Direct download: 21-02-11-Episode-258.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Twitter was abuzz this week when Hubspot announced their purchase of newsletter/small-business media company the Hustle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. That said, everyone is very happy (except tech companies and traditional media).

Clubhouse, now worth a billion dollars, says it's getting into the subscription game. Good idea? Maybe...but a better idea for Twitter.

The boys go in-depth on the future of social audio. Joe is high on the idea...Robert is meh at best.

Rants and raves includes Tim Cook's war on Facebook and how the Columbia Journalism Review is uber bias.

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Direct download: 21-02-21-Episode-257.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

The big news of the week was Twitter buying Revue, a Substack competitor that launches Twitter into the subscription business.

What could save or kill the media business? SPACs! Media SPACs are off to a roaring start for 2021, with no end in sight.

Rolling Stone does a Forbes and starts a pay-to-play "culture" council, further destroying the once-great media brand, while Clubhouse becomes a Unicorn and is the big social media craze of the year (so far).

Rants and raves include Robert's rave about a Google Analytics competitor while Joe raves about wallstreetbets taking on Wall Street.

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Direct download: 012821-256.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Forbes announced the launch of their own version of Substack, a paid newsletter program driven by independent writers.

As the war for content creators heats up, rumors swell around Apple launching a podcast-plus subscription program to compete with Spotify for exclusive (and walled off) audio content.

And as the fight for creators continues, media companies begin to decide who owns the RSS feed as media consumption hits over 70 hours per week in the United States.

Robert rants about a Martech announcement that means absolutely nothing, while Joe raves about Disney's acquisition strategy and Netflix investing $20 billion in content.

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Direct download: 21-01-21-Episode-255.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

This week on This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert cover Amazon taking down Parler. Does it tell us anything about free speech?

And, while that was happening, someone scraped all Parler's data.

The run on music archives continues, with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder getting a boat load of cash for songs we've never heard.

How does the media rebound? By becoming human again of course.

Axios launched a 10k subscription product to help brands communicate better internally. They may not have priced it high enough.

And as a cake topper, over 1,000 brands unknowingly ran ads against articles promoting conspiracy theories. We are shocked.

In rants and raves, Joe raves about Mr Beast's origin story, while Robert gushes over Edelman's Trust Barometer.

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Direct download: 21-01-14-Episode-254.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In episode 253 of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert kick off the show with Roku's possible purchase of Quibi content (yes, that Quibi). Roku, whose stock has appreciated over 1,000 percent in just a few years, is taking its playbook directly from the Netflix content model.

There is a podcasting gold rush and it looks like it may turn out to be a two-company party (Amazon vs. Spotify). But the opportunity isn't just podcasting, but all audio content. 2021 may be the year of text to audio.

Media and content purchases went crazy this week, with MARQUE buying Closet Full of Cash, Sykes buying The Penny Hoarder, and Wyndham Destinations buying Travel + Leisure. Is this just the start? Uh...short answer is yes.

Rants and raves include a movement from monthly to quarterly subscriptions and Joe's call for another look at print media. Robert discusses the implications of the new Clubhouse social media app and the case for two spaces after a period.

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Direct download: 21-01-07-Episode-253.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

This Old Marketing will never be the same. This episode is taken over by Jay Acunzo, who goes inside how the podcast is made, including the early days, the process and the minimal success (and major failures) of Pulizzi and Rose.

Special thanks to Jay for spending one agonizing hour with This Old Marketing. Find Jay at 3 Clips with Jay Acunzo (podcasters take you inside their best work) and Growable Shows -- Jay's course on show development and growth for marketers.

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Direct download: 20-12-16-Episode-252v2.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode, the FTC sues Facebook for illegal monopolization. Thanks Captain Obvious!

For decades, as newspapers declined, local news suffered. The University of Kansas found a solution, but Joe and Robert feel corporate dollars could be the real savior.

KFC launches a Lifetime mini-movie starring Mario Lopez. Joe and Robert simply can't wait to see it.

Substack is on fire! More and more journalists and reporters are flocking to the email subscription platform. Is this a good thing?

A 2020 "year in review" finds that audio wins, paid subscription busted out, and email remains the first-party data champ.

Robert raves about Bob Dylan's $300 million dollar content sale and comments on Frameworks and Flywheels. Joe rants about Polska Press being purchased by an organization owned by the state.

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Direct download: 20-12-11-Episode-251.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

In this special Turkey Day episode, Joe and Robert cover some touchy brand communication issues, including how some brands like Oreo and Snickers are having fun with Twitter's "disputed claims."

In addition, the boys spend plenty of time talking about how "the vid" has accelerated major changes in content marketing and e-commerce media.

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Direct download: 20-11-19-Episode-250.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Morning Brew sells its email subscription juggernaut for $75 million, building the email newsletter model for all the follow.

The New York Times digital subscription business goes boom boom, while text-to-speech is the next big thing you've never "heard" of.

And Beyonce decides to form a huge content partnership with Peloton instead of being interviewed on the This Old Marketing podcast.

Robert raves about Philip Kotler's new blog and Adobe acquiring WorkFront. Joe raves about Netflix starting a programmed channel and how Twitch is not just for gamers anymore.

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Direct download: 20-11-12-Episode-249.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

Yes, the big marketing predictions episode if finally here.

Joe and Robert answer:

- What will happen to the martech industry?

- What big names will be bought and sold in 2021?

- Who wins in content marketing...and who loses?

- What does the future of in-person events look like?

And don't worry...they cover the news as well...with a (probably final) Quibi update, as well as a great case study from The Dodo.

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Direct download: 20-10-29-Episode-248.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

The boys kick off the show with highlights from the just finished Content Marketing World 2020.

The streaming wars have begun. Disney has committed to it. Amazon and Apple are dabbling in it. But Netflix owns it. An AMC purchase (who might run out of cash by the end of the year) could be how it levels up.

In other news, Facebook is the most distrusted social media platform (go figure), and Yelp adds a new "racist behavior exists here" component (which could be good but could also go wildly wrong).

Robert has a new Quibi update (it's not good for Quibi) and raves (and rants) about Kraft's new commercial.

Joe raves about Amazon's new print catalog and believes Juggernaut has it figured out when it comes to email newsletters.

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Direct download: 20-10-15-Episode-247.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 1:09pm EST

In this very special episode, Joe and Robert talk about Content Marketing World's 10 year anniversary, the changes in content marketing, and what should happen to the industry.

News stories include TikTok's sale. Will it go through and when will that be? In addition, it looks like Google is going to bail out the entire publishing industry.

And, of course, the boys discuss who is going to win the Cowboys/Browns game and what's on the line.

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Direct download: 20-10-01-Episode-246b.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

The TikTok/Oracle deal comes under scrutiny, but both Joe and Robert think the deal with absolutely go through, especially while TikTok's numbers continue to grow.

Facebook is getting in the email marketing business. Will they buy a business or consumer-side email marketing company, or go organic?

The Taboola/Outbrain deal is off the table. The boys discuss why this happened and what's the future for the tech.

And why are Google results always so old? Ryan Law discusses why businesses need to look at the second-mover advantage of search results.

In rants and raves, Joe applauds the new Accidentally Wes Anderson book, while Robert laments zero-party data.

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Direct download: 20-09-17-Episode-245.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

Facebook makes an announcement about curbing political ads, but still has a major problem with false organic content, as Russia again infiltrates the site.

LEGO leverages user-generated content as new product development, while CVS launches a new media network.

In rants and raves, Adweek buys Target Marketing and Publishing Executive, Facebook's CMO resigns to create more diversity, and Mattress Firm launches Sleep.com.

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Direct download: 20-09-03-Episode-244.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Major media companies from around the United States are divesting their real estate properties to right-size their business models. Washington Post pushes forward into native advertising territory as traditional advertising falters. Audio is even bigger than we thought it would be, while creators at TikTok don't understand that they built their homes on rented land, and are now searching for a way out.

In rants and raves, Joe raves about Twinsthenewtrend and their viral video (and video strategy) behind "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. Robert applauds High Times for buying up dispensaries in California (another Content Inc. model).

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Direct download: 20-08-20-Episode-243.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

First, watch the Nike ad if you haven't. Required watching.

TikTok was in the news this week, with a crazy deal in progress with Microsoft.

In other news, Industry Dive purchased Newscred's content marketing studio business, while Digiday finds that branded content and native advertising spending is on a downward trend. Freightwaves media business has taken off and Buzzfeed now sells products (of course they do).

Robert has another Quibi update and comments on Tom Goodwin's firing from Publicis. Joe loves the launch of The 19th, and comments about the closing of Folio: magazine.

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Direct download: 20-08-06-Episode-242.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

While Coca-Cola begins killing zombie brands in favor of old standbys, companies like The New York Times are diversifying like crazy. Who's right?

Carnage is hitting digital media during the pandemic, affecting publishers just when they started to turn the corner, while content marketing, according to ANA research, is beginning to boom.

Joe raves about Prof G's podcast with Adam Alter on recombination. Robert raves on Calm's new meditation app, and comments about Google's new cookie policy.

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Direct download: 20-07-23-Episode-241.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

Facebook was under fire this week for possibly spreading hate speech and misinformation (what's new?). Some people think Zuckerberg should be out.

At the same time, TikTok may possibly be forced out of the United States as concern of Chinese data tampering persists.

In other news, Lululemon buys Mirror in a content/technology deal that seemed almost too cheap to pass up.

And when did Substack get so big? Could it be the next bubble?

Rants and raves include a #Quibi update (doesn't look good) with Project M buying The Hard Times and Queen teaches about audience development.

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Direct download: 20-07-09-Episode-240.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

Almost all physical events are canceled for 2020. This means there will be a lot of innovation in the virtual events space. This also means a huge opportunity for a large tech brand to become the Netflix for business video content.

The Girl Scouts are launching a new content brand called CircleAround. Both Joe and Robert love the idea, but the plan has some major flaws.

Some publisher content studios are set up to fail, while Facebook faces a serious boycott to its services.

In rants and raves, Robert's Quibi update...plus a rave about Apple's privacy policy. Joe has a commentary on how he almost gave up on his not-for-profit foundation (but didn't).

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Direct download: 20-06-25-Episode-239.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

Continuing the acquisition movement, Adweek was purchased by Shamrock Capital Advisors. More to come? The boys will answer.

Microsoft lays of 50 journalists, instead opting to use "computer robots." Robert reviews what journalists need to do now to protect their jobs.

And Nic Carter from Coindesk details a fascinating take on perhaps, in the future, you'll be able to lay claim to your social media profile.

Robert provides a valuable Quibi update and rants on yet another AdAge article. Joe spends his time remembering the great Don Schultz, may he rest in peace.

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Direct download: 20-06-11-Episode-238.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

Media company Team Whistle buys production company/agency Tiny Horse, further showing that revenue diversification is king in media and content marketing today.

Joe Rogan signs with Spotify and Joe and Robert chiming in on who is the real winner.

The White House is putting the smackdown on Twitter and social media regarding Twitter's labeling of the President's tweets, while Zuckerberg keeps making the wrong decisions for Facebook.

Joe raves about Prof G's podcast with Sam Harris regarding the destruction of the advertising model and rants about how TV advertisers can't keep an agreement. Robert has a Quibi update, comments about Google's news initiative with McClatchy and raves about a roofing company doing the weather.

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Direct download: 20-05-28-Episode-237.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

The New York Times reports that big tech such as Facebook and Google should pay media companies reparations for lost revenue. Joe and Robert think differently. The media business continues to kill itself due to a short-sighted revenue strategy.

In other news, the Financial Times launches a mix group for subscription but doesn't invite any product brands, while thought leadership is everything.

Robert's rants and raves include a Quibi update and that new marketing really isn't new, while Joe discusses an interview with the IAB and the new Riot Games Launch.

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Direct download: 20-05-14-Episode-236.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

What do marketers do while we wait for a turnaround?

Cosmo magazine details a number of key content marketing tactics that should be used by every enterprise, while Orbit Media offers 26 marketing ideas you could use now to get your house in order.

Vayner Media continues an acquisition trend and there is a sale on Facebook ads.

#ThisOldMarketing raves include a Quibi update, unique partnerships, and a rant on virtual college tours.

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Direct download: 20-04-30-Episode-235.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:08am EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Robert and Joe discuss why marketers need to aggressively invest in marketing now and not cut back.

In other news, Joe Biden and team (finally) launch an enewsletter and podcast program, while a few airlines announce the suspension of their print onboard magazines in response to the coronavirus.

Then the boys spend many fruitless minutes discussing the launch of new content platform Quibi and what that means for humankind.

In rants and raves, Robert raves about the opportunity in everything and Some Good News with John Krasinski, while Joe discusses the rather large opportunity in print media.

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Direct download: 20-04-16-Episode-234.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:08pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss how the coronavirus COVID-19 is impacting media companies, specifically local media. Frankly, can they survive? What will be the model that replaces them?

In other news, what can enterprise brands learn from the marketing of YouTube sensation Jo-Jo Siwa? Media and brand publishing partnerships are all the rage, while the CMO of Anheuser-Busch goes full content marketing.

In rants and raves, Joe raves about the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Robert comments on consumer trust in digital marketing.

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Direct download: 20-04-02-Episode-233.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:30am EST

A special episode of #ThisOldMarketing.

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss some big opportunities for marketers, especially in the acquisition space.

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Direct download: 20-03-27-Episode-232.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

Joe and Robert discuss a corona virus (COVID-19) week of news in marketing, trying to make sense of what's next.

Corona virus coverage gives major publishers a huge lift in traffic, bringing in pay-wall and advertising questions.

In other news, a strange report claimed that now is the time for Apple to buy Disney. Of course, Robert is against, while Joe is the biggest cheerleader for the deal.

Facebook had all sorts of issues with its AI-powered SPAM engine, while Ford completely changes it's advertising campaigns in response to COVID-19. Finally, the boys discuss why now may be the greatest moment ever for content marketing.

In rants and raves, Joe comments about how now is a truly defining moment for marketing, while Robert discusses the future and opportunity in virtual events.

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Direct download: 20-03-20-Episode-231.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

A special episode of #ThisOldMarketing.

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss the new reality in front of marketers and what we, as marketers, need to be focusing on today.

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Direct download: 20-03-13-Episode-230.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

For episode #229 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert lead off with a worthy rant on AdAge's addition of a "content marketing" awards category, which really isn't content marketing at all.

Both Mailchimp and Salesforce purchase media properties, further proving that the boys' prediction from the past is coming true - corporate brands are and will continue to buy traditional media assets.

In other news, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick launches his one publishing venture. The jury is out on whether this is actually a real thing or not.

In rants and raves, Robert rants about the flawed research on the coronavirus that is affecting Corona beer, while Joe raves about Jonah Berger's "The Catalyst" and rants about Audible production.

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Direct download: 20-03-09-Episode-229.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

In episode #228 of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert kick off the show with commentary on Burger King's new "moldy burger" campaign.

Facebook hires Reuters to do fact checking, and the boys argue about the real strategy behind the move.

More and more "advertisers" are buying media companies and one article gives a detailed history of the missed opportunity (by both marketers and media companies).

Catalogs are back again, while the Peloton "wife" commercial didn't hurt business like so many prognosticators thought.

In rants and raves, Robert details why IKEA keeps winning and shares an important New York Times article on the importance of Journalism. Joe shares new research on the "State of Writing" and its impact on all marketers and communicators.

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Direct download: 20-02-20-Episode-228.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

On episode #227 of PNR's This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert dissect the best and worst super bowl ads of 2020.

In other news, the creation of less content is actually a winning strategy of successful online publishers, while Warren Buffett leaves the newspaper media industry...or does he?

There were a slew of M&A deals over the past few weeks, including Barstool Sports and Spotify gobbling up "The Ringer."

In rants and raves, Joe raves about Ray Dalio's Principles, and shares one of the oldest content marketing examples ever. Robert raves about John Kotter's A Sense of Urgency and discusses the future of content activism.

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Direct download: 20-02-06-Episode-227.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

In episode 226 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert dissect an intriguing report by the World Economic Forum on the future of jobs. In it, the WEF predict that sales, marketing and content jobs will be among the most plentiful.

In other news, the death of the cookie (as declared by Google) is big news for advertisers, publishers and content marketers. Who will win? (Joe and Robert tell you)

Finally, the boys break down the success of new media companies turning profitable, and what marketers can learn.

In rants and raves, Joe raves about the Unauthorized Biography Series and Loserthink by Scott Adams. Robert then talks in detail about the life and death of Clayton Christensen.

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Direct download: 20-01-27-Episode-226.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

In episode #225 (the Happy New Year episode) of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert look at the advertising industry, and whether a "move" away from smartphone usage will hurt digital ads (uh, not really).

Facebook says it will ban artificial intelligence "deepfakes," but will it make a difference since Facebook isn't changing its policy on cheapfakes or shallowfakes?

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) happened last week. Joe and Robert discuss some of the main questions from the CES show.

And finally, Coca-Cola reverted back to having the CMO role. Robert is happy, but Joe thinks it's all show and no bite.

In rants and raves, Joe covers an ANA article about B2B Content Marketing while Robert raves about Buzzfeed's new business model.

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Direct download: 20-01-09-Episode-225.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Yes! It's the annual #ThisOldMarketing predictions episode.

This year, Robert and Joe bring you eight amazing and infallible marketing predictions that are sure to be wrong (but fun nonetheless).

This year's marketing predictions include:

  1. Less Content and Simplicity to Drive Marketing Strategy in 2020 (Joe).
  2. Brand Journalism (or Content Marketing) is pushed forward by Social Corporate Responsibility (SCR) efforts (Robert).
  3. The drop in print has stopped. 2020 will see the resurgence of print media led by enterprise brands (Joe). Support article on print books here.
  4. Ad Tech takes a crippling hit in 2020 (Robert).
  5. Microsoft will launch their own "Disney+" for business-to-business markets (Joe).
  6. AppleTV Plus will die (Joe, but Robert disagrees).
  7. Deepfakes take over the 2020 election process (Joe).
  8. Big agencies start to break up after large consolidation run (Robert).

Robert's Rave - Brand-backed media gets another look.

Joe's Rave - Essentialism by Greg McKeown

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Direct download: 19-12-26-Episode-224.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

In this episode #223 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert go inside Peloton...discussing the ad, the aftermath and what might happen to the brand in the future. Robert believes many mistakes were made, but the public's reaction was a pure over-reaction. Joe thinks that we can't judge the outcome until the next quarter's results are in.

In other news, the boys dissect the #SubscribeSunday program from Boston Globe, and how brands can use both an "event" and a collaborative effort to launch and grow content marketing initiatives.

Finally, Joe and Robert discuss the huge opportunities and challenges for brands who want to acquire distressed media assets.

In rants and raves, Joe raves about Straight No Chaser while Robert rants on California's upcoming privacy law (CCPA), with a helpful infographic from Ruth Carter on how to comply with CCPA.

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Direct download: 19-12-16-Episode-223.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

In this very special #222 bonus episode of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert take requests from Twitter. What could go wrong?

Alberto Gomez (@albermoire) asked Joe and Robert about their biggest failures. Since the boys only had an hour, they decided to cover just a few of the many, many failures in their young lives.

Doug Kessler (@DougKessler) asked about "what's next?" Joe covered voice and print. Robert covered drastic changes in governance. Both discussed the evolution of social media, with particular focus on Sacha Baron Cohen's recent ADL speech.

In rants and raves, Joe ranted about YouTube's FTC compliance system, while Robert discussed gratitude.

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Direct download: 19-11-22-Episode-222.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In episode 221 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert unpack Disney's launch of Disney+, including first-day tech issues, adding 10 million users, and a huge stock market push to record levels.

Further into the show, Robert unpacks the current marketing bubble: online advertising (H/T @karlyeh721), and how everything can be proven to work if you only use part of the data. Joe continues on into social media news: Facebook is found to be "secretly" using the iPhone camera while their app is open and Instagram announces they won't be showing the like count on posts any longer.

In rants and raves, Joe raves about His Dark Materials amazing usage of outdoor media and provides comment on how Generation Z might save print. Robert rants about Sharethrough's EU office closing and provides commentary on Nielsen's company split.

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Direct download: 19-11-14-Episode-221.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

In episode 220 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the bold move by Twitter, who announced they will remove political ads from their platform in a few weeks. Robert believes this was a good call, and that Twitter may not resume service in that area. Joe believes that Twitter completely dropped the ball, and they will resume service (and charge a premium) in a few months. Both believe the move was done primarily for public relations purposes.

In other news, Google buys wearables-maker Fitbit, and also looks at acquiring TikTok rival Firework. Joe and Robert also review Orbit Media's latest research on blogging, and what really works in textual media today.

In rants and raves, Joe applauds Elon University's approach to the Common App, while Robert rants about the talk around the demise of the CMO, and raves about how GDPR-compliant companies are winning (h/t @thanybethanybe).

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Direct download: 19-11-01-Episode-220.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

In episode 219 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert start by discussing the controversy surrounding the NBA and China. Was the NBA correct in how they dealt with an employee tweet (we say no)? How should a large global brand deal with employee social media?

Other news was dominated by government regulations. First, the boys unpack California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) and what it means for hiring freelance content creators. Second, Joe and Robert discuss California's Privacy Act, which seems to be the start of how dozens of states are dealing with online privacy concerns...and...are the new regulations good or bad news for marketers and content creators?

Robert's raves include TCG buying a majority stake in Food52 and Airbnb buying Atlas Obscura. Joe's raves include Barstool Sports generating over $1 million selling vodka and his experience in New Orleans at three particular establishments that all marketers can learn from.

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Direct download: 19-10-21-Episode-219.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

Episode #218 of #ThisOldMarketing focuses on the death of advertising. Is it really a thing? Or perhaps an evolution to a new form and function? What would a future with no advertising look like?

In other news, the Washington Post begins licensing its Content Management System to large brands, paving the way for Jeff Bezos's (Amazon's) dominance over yet another category.

An important stat: 49% of Google searches end up in zero clicks, and Google's strategy will only end up increasing this number. Could search engine optimization die along with advertising?

Raves include how Red Bull Media House started and rants include web contact forms, while Robert goes into detail on the failure of written-content projects from brands.

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Direct download: 19-10-04-Episode-218.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

In episode #217 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert first discuss Disney CEO Bob Iger's statement that if Steve Jobs were still alive, Apple and Disney would be one company.

Let's all just pause right to ponder that possibility.

Then the boys dissect the new Recur network from ProfitWell...discussing the good, the bad and the ugly. Is it smart to launch 12 shows at the same time or should ProfitWell do one thing great and move on to the next one?

In other news, Joe unpacks how Twitch.tv (owned by Amazon) took over streaming legend Ninja's platform without asking, "accidentally" showing porn. After that, 2012 called and wanted it's "Marriott is now a media company" article back (Robert points out everything wrong and right about this article).

In rants and raves, Joe is disgusted about Audible and how it's impossible to just launch an audiobook only, and applauds Freightwaves, an amazing content marketing example.

Robert raves Hasbro's purchase of Death Row Records and rants about IKEA's Slow TV.

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Direct download: 19-09-19-Episode-217.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In episode 216 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the trend that more and more searches on mobile and desktop end without a click. In the future will the website, as we know it, cease to exist?

In other news, the boys elaborate on how audio content and podcasts still may be the best opportunity for building audiences, while both share their take on Google's new privacy stance and why it doesn't help any individual or company except for Google.

Rants and raves include a take on Cleveland Clinic's blog revenue strategy and, of course, a long discussion about Popeye's new chicken sandwich.

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Direct download: 19-09-08-Episode-216.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

In episode 215 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss Twitter's decision to ban "state-run" media and how this will, effectively, lead to a huge change in how content is published on social media. Social media sites, like Facebook and YouTube, know their biggest liability is the created content on their platform. We are just now seeing the beginning days of the end of social media as we know it.

In other news, Tumblr sells for $3 million (down from $1.1 billion), marketing research shows that marketers think pretty highly of themselves, and Amazon's publishing juggernaut is even bigger than you think.

In rants and raves, Joe discovers that "fake news" is rampant in Amazon's books and nobody knows it, while Robert reviews an article that takes #ThisOldMarketing episode 214 to task on brands buying newspapers and the death of journalism.

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Direct download: 19-08-22-Episode-215.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

In episode 214 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the death of journalism (through newspaper media) and how brands are missing an opportunity by not purchasing more newspaper properties.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is growing like crazy but spending less on advertising than ever before. The boys think they know the reason, including help from Home Made Simple.

More B2B and B2C brands are investing in print magazines, including the likes of REI and Goose Island. Opportunity?

And FIPP suggests that future growth lies in niche media and underserved international populations.

In rants and raves, Joe raves iQiyi's push into Chinese vertical dramas and believes that Stanford's M&A program is something brand marketers and CMO's need to pay attention to. Hint: Acquiring content brands instead of starting them fresh. Robert thinks that the move away from the CMO is like moving deck chairs (with kudos to this Ian Truscott post).

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Direct download: 19-08-08-Episode-214.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

In episode 213 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the death of influencer marketing, which isn't dead at all...just changing.

Two big brands, Outdoor Voice and Staples, launch content brands The Recreationalist and Worklife. The opportunities in voice marketing have never been better. Audiobooks are growing at 25 percent and Alexa devices count more than 100 million, yet there are very few Alexa Skills, opening a content gap.

In rants and raves, Joe raves about the New York Times enewsletter program, while Robert comments about why MarTech as marketing is a scary proposition.

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Direct download: 19-07-25-Episode-213.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

After 577 days #This Old Marketing, with author/entrepreneur Joe Pulizzi and strategist Robert Rose, returns in a blaze of glory.

 

Episode 212 leads with a detailed discussion of subscription fatigue and what we as marketers and consumers need to do about it (https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/336981/publishers-face-another-challenge-subscription-f.html).

Then the boys go in-depth about the opportunities in print media (https://whatsnewinpublishing.com/2019/07/opinion-why-digitally-native-brands-are-turning-to-print/) and the increasingly complex role of the CMO (https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/marketing-and-sales/our-insights/how-to-unlock-marketing-led-growth-data-creativity-and-credibility).

The news concludes with a heated discussion about brand purpose (check out https://martechseries.com/sales-marketing/programmatic-buying/turning-point-ad-industry-kfc-unilever-deloitte-top-marketers-reflect-cannes-lions/ as well as this amazing Steve Jobs' speech from 1997 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8dUExqjNog).

The show concludes with Robert's rave about B2B's taking back their websites (https://velocitypartners.com/blog/b2b-marketers-take-back-your-website/) and his rant on cause marketing (https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/cause-marketing-isnt-working-for-young-people/). Joe raves about Raspberry Pi's print magazines purchase (https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/dennis-publishing-sells-off-two-magazines-to-computer-manufacturer-raspberry-pi-and-looks-to-shift-third-title/) and rants about Mailchimp presents (https://mailchimp.com/presents/).

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Direct download: 19-07-11-Episode-212.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

The final episode of This Old Marketing includes answering listener questions on the future of content marketing, Joe and Robert asking each other their own questions, and a few other surprises along the way. 

It's been an amazing ride.  Thank you for making it possible.

#ThisOldMarketing

Direct download: 17-12-11-Finale.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

In this final regular episode of This Old Marketing, Robert and Joe discuss which company will buy Fox, and whether Apple will ever buy Disney. Something is increasingly disturbing about web content, while media companies rush into the agency services business.  Rants and raves include net neutrality and audio content. The final TOM example: This Old Marketing.

This week's story links:

QUICK HITS

Why Comcast Verizon and Disney Should And Shouldn’t Try to Acquire Fox
http://www.adweek.com/tv-video/why-comcast-verizon-and-disney-should-and-shouldnt-try-to-acquire-fox/

IN DEPTH

Holiday Cards and House Ads - The Role of Publishers Content Studios Is Ever Expanding
https://digiday.com/media/holiday-cards-house-ads-role-publishers-content-studios-ever-expanding/

SHOW SPONSOR - STORYBLOCKS

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RANTS AND RAVES

https://medium.com/the-mission/the-best-sales-pitch-ive-seen-all-year-7fa92afaa248
Direct download: 17-11-19-Episode-210.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Robert and Joe unpack the latest content marketing spending research and whether or not we can actually believe it. Marketing predictions are back again, while the boys discuss the success or failure of Casper's content brand Van Winkle's. Rants and raves include building an audience, Snapchat, and the art of questioning. This week's TOM example: Maxwell House Haggadah.

This week's story links:

QUICK HITS

Content Marketing Industry Will Be Worth $412 Billion Following a Four Year Growth Spurt
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2017/11/06/content-marketing-industry-be-worth-412bn-2021-following-four-year-growth-spurt?


2018 Marketing Predictions From The C-Suite
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kimberlywhitler/2017/11/01/2018-marketing-predictions-from-the-c-suite/#16806e0e4c91


IN DEPTH

Mattress Company Shutters Web Publication Pivots To Print
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mattress-company-shutters-web-publication-pivots-to-print-1510057802
 
Direct download: 17-11-13-Episode-209.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss the recent reader revenue moves from both CNN and the Guardian, while Facebook may or may not have anything to fear from ad blockers. In other news, the boys discuss whether content marketing is in crisis...or perhaps...we see its biggest opportunity to come. Rants and raves include more audience building and whether the flight to video could actually be a bad thing for some publishers. This week's TOM example: Electric Boat Company.

This week's story links:


Guardian Says Money From Readers Has Overtaken Advertising As It Boasts 500,000 Paying Supporters and Subscribers
http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/guardian-says-money-from-readers-has-overtaken-advertising-as-it-boasts-500000-paying-supporters-and-subscribers/

Ad Blocker’s Successful Siege on Facebook Enters the Second Month
http://adage.com/article/digital/blockrace-adblock/311103/

SHOW SPONSOR - STORYBLOCKS

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RANTS AND RAVES

https://digiday.com/marketing/giving-business-away-consultants-agencies-brace-new-competition/
 
 

TOM
John Holland"...(father of US submarines) founded the Electric Boat Company in 1899 to build submarines. After Holland's death in 1914, EB reorganized and the name was changed to Submarine Boat Corporation around 1915."
 
Direct download: 17-11-05-Episode-208.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

In this episode of This Old Marketing, Joe makes a big announcement about his future and the future of the podcast, while the future of advertising isn't quite settled. LinkedIn has a huge opportunity with original content but might not take it and the latest blogging research says that longer posts are better. Rants and raves include the power of audience and another Mumbrella post. This week's TOM example: Lloyd's List.

QUICK HITS  
 

IN DEPTH

Orbit Media Releases Their 4th Annual Blogging Statistics

Facebook Testing Subscriptions In Support of Instant Articles
https://media.fb.com/2017/10/19/testing-subscriptions-support-in-instant-articles/

SHOW SPONSOR - STORYBLOCKS
Direct download: 17-10-29-Episode-207.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 1:26pm EST

In this episode of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss the new initiative from three marketing associations that put the blame for bad online advertising directly on the shoulders of publishers (excuse me). In other news, media companies still rank first for loyalty, but these aren't the media companies you were looking for. Rants and raves include Nielsen's bid at measuring Netflix and one-hit wonders and what we can learn from them. This week's TOM: Polyface Farms.

This week's story links:

Content Marketing Master Classes at https://www.contentmarketingconf.com/

Any listener that tweets using #thisoldmarketing now through October 28 will be entered into a drawing to win an annual Ahrefs account plus a signed copy of Joe and Robert’s new book, Killing Marketing

QUICK HITS

Who are 2017’s Top Brands Ranked by Customer Loyalty
http://www.marketingcharts.com/brand-related/top-brands-80670

Publishers May Have To Volunteer To Fight Against Annoying Ads
http://adage.com/article/digital/trade-body-letter-suggests-pubs-volunteer/310958/

IN DEPTH

SHOW SPONSOR - SNAPAPP
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RANTS AND RAVES

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/18/nielsen-will-now-measure-tv-audiences-on-netflix/
 
 
TOM - Polyface Farms
Direct download: 17-10-23-Episode-206.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss the Brandwatch/Buzzsumo acquisition, while Snapchat adds location-based services. Mercedes launches their own "killing marketing" model for their integrated content brands, and there is one article format that rises above them all. Rants and raves include a new marketing model and transparency. This week's TOM: Alcoa.

This week's story links:

Content Marketing World videos at http://cmi.media/video17 

Content Marketing Master Classes at https://www.contentmarketingconf.com/

QUICK HITS

Social Media Monitor Brandwatch Acquires Content Marketing Platform BuzzSumo
https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/10/social-media-monitor-brandwatch-acquires-content-marketing-platform-buzzsumo/

Snapchat will now show you more info about the cool places your friends are visiting
https://www.recode.net/2017/10/10/16450562/snapchat-location-advertisers

IN DEPTH

Content marketing: Mercedes is marketing
iQ media's looping content

https://www.wuv.de/marketing/mercedes_laesst_looping_inhalte_von_iq_media_vermarkten

The Simple Article Format That Draws A Bigger Audiences
http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2017/10/content-creators-article-format/

SHOW SPONSOR - SNAPAPP
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Direct download: 17-10-15-Episode-205.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

In this episode of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss Google's olive branch to publishers and why it may not mean what we think it means. Amazon gets into the advertising business, while Blue Apron doubles down on podcasting. Rants and raves include Lloyds Bank doubling down on content marketing and Amazon reminds us that we need to reflect on our business models.  This week's TOM example: The Points Guy.

This week's story links:

Content Marketing World videos at http://cmi.media/video17 

Content Marketing Master Classes at https://www.contentmarketingconf.com/

Any listener that tweets using #thisoldmarketing now through October 28 will be entered into a drawing to win an annual Ahrefs account plus a signed copy of Joe and Robert’s new book, Killing Marketing

NEWS
 

IN DEPTH

Blue Apron Launches New Branded Podcast - Why We Eat What We Eat
https://www.fastcompany.com/40476600/blue-apron-launches-new-branded-podcast-why-we-eat-what-we-eat

SHOW SPONSOR - SNAPAPP
Download “The Millennials Are Here! How Generational Differences Impact B2B Buying Committees Today” at http://cmi.media/pnr203

RANTS AND RAVES

Direct download: 17-10-09-Episode-204.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

In this episode of This Old Marketing the boys discuss the week that was Advertising Week. Google and Amazon begin the war to end all wars, while Twitter is wasting everyone's time going to 280 characters.  Rants and raves include Time's new membership model and Nielsen ratings. This week's TOM example: Chagrin Falls Film Festival.

This week's story links:

Content Marketing World videos at http://cmi.media/video17 

Content Marketing Master Classes at https://www.contentmarketingconf.com/

Any listener that tweets using #thisoldmarketing now through October 28 will be entered into a drawing to win an annual Ahrefs account plus a signed copy of Joe and Robert’s new book, Killing Marketing

QUICK HITS  
 
 
 
DEEP COVERAGE

Research Reveals The Habits of Content Marketers
http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2017/09/research-habits-content-marketers/
 
 
SHOW SPONSOR - SNAPAPP
Download “The Millennials Are Here! How Generational Differences Impact B2B Buying Committees Today” at http://cmi.media/pnr203

RANTS AND RAVES
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-offers-hand-to-news-publishers-1506916861

THIS OLD MARKETING - Chagrin Falls Film Festival

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/10/chagrin_documentary_film_festi_1.html

 

 

Direct download: 17-10-02-Episode-203.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

In this episode of This Old Marketing, Google buys HTC, talent is drying up in advertising, and the Mayo Clinic figures out how to dominate Alexa's voice search results. Rants and raves include predictive analytics and this week's This Old Marketing example is full of Fluff.

This week's story links:

SPONSOR: AHrefs

Any listener that tweets using #thisoldmarketing between the dates of September 30 through October 28 will be entered into a drawing to win an annual Ahrefs account plus a signed copy of Joe and Robert’s new book, Killing Marketing. One randomly selected participant will be drawn each week; four winners in total.


ANA Warns of Talent Crisis As Industry Struggles to Appeal To College Graduates
http://www.adweek.com/agencies/ana-warns-of-talent-crisis-as-industry-struggles-to-appeal-to-college-grads/

DEEP COVERAGE

Mayo Clinic Offers First Aid Assistance On Amazon Alexa
H/T W. Jeffrey Rice @WJeffreyR
http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/artificial-intelligence/mayo-clinic-offers-first-aid-assistance-on-amazon-s-alexa.html

EPISODE SPONSOR: SNAPAPP
Direct download: 17-09-25-Episode-202.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss Apple's new browser settings that have the advertising associations crying wolf. Google kills their "first click free" setting for all pay walls and Rolling Stone gets put up for sale. Rants and raves include the fall of bundled television and the Ohio Lottery. This week's TOM example: Fearless Girl.

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QUICK HITS
 

Google Offers Olive Branch To Publishers By Relaxing Policy On Subscription Sites
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-offers-olive-branch-to-publishers-by-relaxing-policy-on-subscription-sites-1505259211
 
Rolling Stone Put Up for Sale
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/17/business/rolling-stone-magazine-sale.html
 
Direct download: 17-09-18-Episode-201.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 7:42pm EST