Mon, 30 March 2015
In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the movement by major publishers to create content "inside" Facebook's walls. Does this mean that the future of the web could be dominated by Facebook? In addition, the boys discuss whether "content blindness" is actually a thing, review a research study that says digital natives actually prefer print, and preview Airbnb's publishing strategy. Rants and raves include a TechCrunch article that goes beyond what's real. This week's TOM example of the week: Pepsodent and Bob Hope.
Mon, 23 March 2015
In this episode of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss AOL founder Steve Case's take on the third era of the Internet (yes, this is such a thing). In addition, the boys ponder whether or not LEGO went off the rails with their "beauty tips for girls" section in LEGO Club Magazine. Then, more about PR's role in content marketing and a quick look at revenue models for podcasts. Rants and raves include Starbucks and IDG. This week's TOM example of the week: Back Country.
Sun, 15 March 2015
In this very special rant episode, Joe and Robert discuss the Starbucks move into publishing with their hire of a Washington Post editor. In addition, the boys rant about Nokia launching a content marketing "campaign" with Wired, and then rant a little more about the term "branded content". Raves include discussion about a new formula to measure content marketing, and why it might be necessary to get a new name for podcasting. This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Public Accountant Magazine.
Mon, 9 March 2015
In this episode of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss the big Apple announcement and why Robert doesn't have an iWatch yet. Then, onto Google plus. Is it dead? Is it alive? Joe says 4 out of 10 (whatever that means). In addition, the boys discuss the New York Times going Hollywood with native advertising, and why PR is the new content marketing (sort of). Rants and raves include why marketers can't measure and how to get your long-form articles to go viral. This week's TOM example of the week: RCA Records and Kellogg's.
Mon, 2 March 2015
In the episode of PNR (dubbed the "beautiful episode"), Joe and Robert discuss Uber's new magazine launch to drivers as well as an interesting article about the negativity surrounding ghostwriting. In addition, the boys discuss the confusion in the media landscape, how bad native advertising can get, and how Dove's move wasn't very beautiful. Raves include airline safety and nifty titles. This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Land's End and Apostraphe.