This Old Marketing

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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