This Old Marketing

This week, the boys analyze the surprise announcement from Substack about how they want their customers to also be investors. Is this an innovative or inclusionary move, or a sign that the Substack business model is suffering?

Some big hitters move against the proliferation of AI. Good move or too late?

Twitter and Meta are both going full-out "verified" and want money from their creators. Is this a necessary evil or something we should ignore?

Rants and raves include a prison marathon and an AI rant from Robert.

This week's links:

Invest with Substack

Is Substack Crazy or Evil?

Social Media Goes Paid Route

US Ad Forecast Cut Again

Musk and Others Call for Stop to AI

Everyone Is an AI Expert

San Quentin Marathon

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Direct download: 23-03-31-Episode-369.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Oh boy is TikTok in the news this week.

Now more than 150 million Americans use TikTok on a regular basis. The US government believes this is a security risk for multiple reasons. But most people aren't talking about the #1 reason (we discuss this).

Streaming is down from its lofty levels. Will it continue to dip? We think it might. Is there a new streaming model on the way?

And social media is going the way of the DM. What does this mean for marketers?

In rants and raves, Joe raves about Rand Fishkin's ChatGPT rant while Robert rants (again) about zero-party data.

This week's links:

TikTok to 150M

Map of States Banning TikTok

TikTok Gears Up for Congress

Streaming Slowdown

Social Media and the DM

Zero-Party Data Rant

YouTube and Podcasts

Rand's ChatGPT Rant

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Direct download: 23-03-24-Episode-368.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 7:00am EST

This week, TikTok is back in the news with an ultimatum from Biden's camp. The SVB collapse takes center stage, and Joe and Robert go into the weeds discussing it.

Will Meta be the next AOL? We think the news is overblown.

ChatGPT-4 is released and the world turns on its axis.

And then there is Ryan Reynolds, who sells Mint Mobile for $1.3 billion, an entirely marketing-driven feet. How did he do it? Let's discuss.

In rants and raves, Joe comments about content creation and patience while Robert raves about HBO's "The Last of Us."

This week's links:

TikTok Ultimatum

SVB Collapse

Meta? The Next AOL?

ChatGPT-4 Released

T-Mobile Buys Mint from Reynolds and Team

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Direct download: 23-03-17-Episode-367.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

TikTok is all over the news again. This time, a bipartisan committee has come up with a bill for Biden to ban TikTok. But not just that. It will give executive powers to ban pretty much anything that they "deem" a security risk. Joe and Robert believe this bill goes too far.

In other news, Medium makes a "meh" announcement about Mastodon, while this week just about every major tech company launched an AI product.

Oh...and tech pub Wired wrote a manifesto for using AI. And it's not bad.

Rants and raves include easybib.com and living life without regrets.

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This week's links:

US TikTok Ban Detail

Medium and Mastodon

Microsoft's AI Integration

Salesforce's New Einstein

Hubspot Chatspot

Wired's Guidelines for Using AI

OpenAI Criticism

No Regrets

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Direct download: 23-03-10-Episode-366.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

The godfather is back for the special #ThisOldMarketing 365 reunion show.

In this episode the boys break down Meta's new verified subscription program. Could it be that they say good things about Facebook for the first time ever?

Substack hits two million paid subscriptions. Is this important for creators?

Bing continues to get all the news with its ongoing issues with AI. Could marketing be the answer?

And...we bring brack our "Musky Scent" series and talk about Elon's next move.

Finally...will TikTok finally go bye bye?

This week's links:

Meta's Verified

Substack 2 Million

Microsoft and Bing's AI

Twitter Keeps Breaking

Twitter Lays Off More

Jack Launches Twitter Alternative

TikTok Be Banned?

In Praise of Brand Newsletters

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Direct download: 23-03-03-Episode-365.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:00am EST

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