This Old Marketing

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

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