This Old Marketing

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert look into the future with their 2015 content marketing predictions, which include some surprising channel focuses, communication issues with the C-Level, M&A activity and an overt focus on mobile (which could be a problem).   In addition, the boys talk about the "Year in Review" Facebook disaster, as well as an amazing overview of the opportunities in podcasting.  Rants and raves include an IKEA holiday commercial and the Neil Degrasse Tyson tweets. This week's TOM example: Tealium's Golden Book series.

Direct download: 14-12-28-Episode-59.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 1:14pm EST

In this holiday episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert talk about the difference between a media company and a technology company. The boys then discuss the problems at Google, and what Verizon should have done with SugarString instead of stopping the program. Joe and Robert were all raves this episode, with kudos to George Clooney and some excellent storytelling from John Lewis and Coca-Cola. This week's TOM example: Car Talk.

Direct download: 14-12-21-Episode-58.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:23pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert talk about the latest changes in and around the Facebook feed, as well as some research on how most B2B content is barely above par.  In addition, the boys discuss a lengthy article about the future of native advertising, as well as the heaps of money in and around marketing technology today.  Rants and raves include the latest Sony scandal.  This week's TOM example: Hubspot's purchase of Agency Post.

Direct download: 14-12-15-Episode-57.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert talk about the latest content marketing spending research.  Is 25% not enough? Audio content begins to go viral, and the mexican-chain Chipotle recruits best-selling writers to create content for bags and cups. Is it better to have more or less article links in posts and did content marketing make the Hot or Not list?  Rants and raves include a native advertising rant from Joe from the Conan show, and Robert raves on user experience and storytelling.  This week's TOM example: Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific.

Direct download: 14-12-08-Episode-56.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:13pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert talk about the finalized deal between the Association of National Advertisers and Business Marketing Association, and then quickly dive into Scripted's newfound money.  In addition, the boys talk about the huge increase in native advertising spending, and discuss the difference between native advertising and advertorials.  After going through some 2015 CMO predictions, Robert rants about Invective Marketing and Joe raves about a Christmas Book.  This week's TOM example: Arla from Sweden.

Direct download: 14-12-01-Episode-55.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:59pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the impact of the Time magazine deal with Outbrain and how it will affect both publishers and marketers.  In addition, the boys discuss the New York Times/Shell native advertising deal, as well as a Forrester report that says marketers are wasting money on social media.  This week's raves include a unique comedy video related to content marketing and some interesting Aussie coverage of CMI's content marketing benchmark survey.  #ThisOldMarketing example of the week: Scribner magazine from 1887.

Direct download: 14-11-23-Episode-54.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert go deep into more Facebook algorithm changes.  That's right...get ready for all your Facebook promotional content to go bye bye.  In addition, the boys talk about Marriott's move to becoming a full-blown media company, and (ring the bell) native advertising revenues continue to soar.  Two raves this week include a print magazine launch from Airbnb. This week's TOM example of the week: thinkMoney magazine from TD Ameritrade.

Direct download: 14-11-17-Episode-53.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

In this, our one year anniversary episode, Joe and Robert look back and grade themselves on their 2014 content marketing predictions.  In addition, the boys discuss the growing concern over native advertising in the political space, which caused some issue this year in San Francisco. Facebook offers an interesting deal for publisher and there is yet another article about a crisis in content marketing.  Rants and raves include Alex from Target and commenting on blog posts.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example is none other than This Old Marketing.

Direct download: 14-11-10-Episode-52.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 7:16am EST

In this episode of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss a possible "crisis" in content marketing effectiveness. Then the boys discuss the ongoing agency saga and content marketing, with some breaking news on the Publicis purchase of Sapient. Final stories include a take on the revolution in podcasts, and some critical review of Verizon's new content marketing site.  Rants and raves include a CNET magazine and more confusion over native advertising.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example of the week: Concept to Reality magazine from Altair Engineering.

Direct download: 14-11-03-Episode-51.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

In this episode of PNR: This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss the real definition of content marketing.  Mozilla launches a new media platform and Snapchat says NO to native advertising...but do they? This week's rants and raves include an amazingly inaccurate infographic and why the Wall Street Journal doesn't understand what content marketing really is. This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Scandinavian Airlines.

Direct download: 14-10-27-Episode-50.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss the finer points of Copyblogger's decision to kill their Facebook page.  In other news, the Association of National Advertisers has decided to acquire the Business Marketing Association, their second purchase in the last six months, while the VP of MasterCard states that content marketing is inherently flawed.  Rants and raves include a Starbucks Video and HBR post on Drucker.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Qualcomm Spark.

Direct download: 14-10-20-Episode-49.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:39pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Robert and Joe discuss the sale of content advertising agency Story Worldwide to Next Fifteen.  That flows really well into an interview with the CEO of Omnicom, who is suggesting to his clients that they put 10-25% of their TV dollars into digital (here comes the content gap). The boys also discuss how HuffPost is seeing 30% of their revenues as content services.  Rants and raves include a must-see video from Harlan Ellison on writers getting paid.  This week's TOM example: the space program.

Direct download: 14-10-13-Episode-48.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert go in-depth on Buzzfeed's niche content practices and how progressive marketers are starting to think print.  The boys also discuss native advertising in detail, and why the problem is not transparency. Rants and raves include Jerry Seinfeld at AdWeek and whether Coke and Red Bull are "wrong" for doing content marketing.  This week's TOM example: Swide.com from Dolce&Gabbana.

Direct download: 14-10-06-Episode-47.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert kick off the podcast by discussing some research from Hubspot on the difference between Inbound Marketing and Content Marketing.  It seems, according to the research, content marketing is a subset of inbound.  Joe and Robert couldn't disagree more.  

In addition, the boys discuss the fleeing of reporters to the brand side, and get happy about Marriott's launch of a huge content marketing initiative.  Rants and raves include Facebook and GE.  This week's TOM example of the week: The Guitar Center YouTube program.

Direct download: 14-09-29-Episode-46.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:02pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the recent Inbound event, and then get right into Tribune's recent purchase of a content marketing services provider.  In addition, the boys cover some flawed blogging research, why podcasting is taking off and the dark side of native advertising.  Rants and raves include an HBR misstep and the Wall Street Journal guide to native advertising.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Steve Jackson Games (the oldest blog on the planet). 

Direct download: 14-09-22-Episode-45.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 1:25pm EST

In this post-Content Marketing World episode, Joe and Robert review their highlights from the show, and then immediately dig into Apple's distribution of the new U2 album to all iTunes accounts.  In addition, the boys discuss a couple articles about the future of content marketing software.  Is it just getting started or is this as big as we will see it?  Raves include Marcus Sheridan's key post on adding salespeople to the content marketing mix.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example of the week: AllRecipes.com.

Direct download: 14-09-15-Episode-44.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

In this special live episode from Cleveland, Ohio - home for Content Marketing World 2014, Joe and Robert have the pleasure of a special announcement - the launch of CMI's podcast network.  Joe and Robert's special guests include podcast director Pamela Muldoon, Todd Wheatland (author of The Marketer's Guide to Slideshare) and Andrew Davis (author of Brandscaping). 

Direct download: 14-09-07-Episode-43.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the upcoming Content Marketing World event in Cleveland, Ohio.  In addition, the boys discuss the death of Google Author Rank, how Bezos is transforming the post, and what the value of a brand is really worth.  Raves include Kim Kardashian and what brands can learn, and how journalism today is not so horrible.  This week's TOM example: MarketMinder.com from Fisher Investments.

Direct download: 14-09-02-Episode-42.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss LinkedIn's move to make SlideShare PRO free for all.  In addition, the boys discuss the critical role of the editor, Yahoo!'s launch of a new native advertising network, and the end of print newspapers.  Rants and raves include Facebook's tweeking of the news feed and Coin's disaster.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: RCI's Endless Vacation magazine.

Direct download: 14-08-25-Episode-41.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the fueling debate over native advertising.  In addition, the boys discuss a major algorithm flaw with liking on Facebook, real-time marketing disasters, and the eBook pricing problem at Amazon.com.  This week's TOM example: UPS.

Direct download: 14-08-19-Episode-40.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Robert and Joe go indepth on Joe's LinkedIn post covering three detailed solutions to the native advertising debate spurred on by John Oliver.  In addition, the boys cover content marketing and venture capitalists, Demand Media's poor quarterly report, and Budweiser's "Whatever, USA" program. Rants and raves include the NFL and Audible.com.  This week's TOM example: Sunset magazine from Southern Pacific Railroad.

Direct download: 14-08-10-Episode-39.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:59am EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss why the challenges with content marketing for associations is pretty similar to every other company.  In addition, the boys cover new research on Facebook versus Instagram, dark social, Adidas and a video on John Oliver completely tearing apart native advertising.  This week's rant from Robert is why everyone CAN be a storyteller, while Joe raves about Jack Daniel's distillery.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example of the week:  Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Direct download: 14-08-04-Episode-38.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:39pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss Beck's mad content marketing moves, a new content marketing research report from Forrester, and what the real purpose of native advertising is for brands.  In addition, the boys discuss content marketing at Aon and a new social media strategy from Jay Baer.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Galignani Publishing (our oldest example to date). 

Direct download: 14-07-28-Episode-37.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:03pm EST

This week on #ThisOldMarketing, Robert and Joe discuss the Forbes deal, as well as LinkedIn buying the Bizo platform.  In addition, the boys discuss Time's creation of a native ad group, the newspaper crisis, and Ford's former Social head Scott Monty moves to the dark side.  Raves come from Weird Al Yankovic and the Gettysburg Museum.  This week's TOM example: L'Oreal's Makeup.com.

Direct download: 14-07-22-Episode-36.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss Walmart's big data move and what it means for brands. The boys also discuss research showing that sponsored content may have a trust problem, as well as what an article looks like when a freelance writer goes off. Rants and raves includes Lebron's text-based decision announcement.  This week's TOM example: Credit Suisse's magazine from 1895: Bulletin.

Direct download: 14-07-14-Episode-35.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:34pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss content marketing hitting the big time at HBR.  After that enjoyable discussion, the boys chat about media agencies getting into the content production business, why email is far from dead, and then a handful of research posts that are readily made fun of.  Rants and raves includes a great case study from Newcastle Brown.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Southern Poverty Law Center.

Direct download: 14-07-06-Episode-34.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 7:26am EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss CMI's purchase of the Intelligent Content Conference, and then dive deep into P&G's new edict that all marketing titles will change to something different.  In addition, the boys discuss Google's change to get rid of Google authorship pictures, as well as some new research on how brands spend money to promote owned content.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example comes from Chango.com.

Direct download: 14-06-30-Episode-33.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:56pm EST

In this week's #ThisOldMarketing podcast, Joe and Robert discuss the top 10 brands on LinkedIn's Content Marketing scorecard.  In addition, the boys chat about an IKEA fan site gone wrong, reaching millineals with content marketing, and do we really know if online ads work or not.  Joe and Robert rant and rave about CMO-readiness for technology and whether PR is better than content marketing.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Albert Heijn's supermarket chain.

Direct download: 14-06-23-Episode-32.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss whether or not brands will destroy the native advertising opportunity, and whether you can actually program native to audiences.  In addition, the boys banter about the Red Bull Media House model, and how many brands will follow their publishing structure.  Robert rants and raves about the Dumb Ways to Die franchise, and Joe rants about the closed atmosphere at the US Open.  The week's #ThisOldMarketing example: BeingGirl.com from P&G.

Direct download: 14-06-16-Episode-31.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:20pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss the latest findings straight out of Facebook: Organic reach on the platform is now less than 2%.  Facebook is becoming a pure play paid platform in many cases.  The boys also discuss how much data you actually need for your content marketing strategy.  The final news articles provides a cross section of a record month for magazine launches with a shuttering of a dozen tried and true niche magazines.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: The Fresh Fork Market Almanac.

Direct download: 14-06-09-Episode-30.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:21pm EST

In this week's episode, Joe and Robert disect the latest report from Mary Meeker on the latest in technology trends.  The boys then go deep into what brands are missing from the publishing equation, as well as Conde Nast's "Magna Carta" guide for native advertising. Raves go to Maya Angelou and a Harley Davidson/Marvel comic book series.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Martin Guitars.

Direct download: 14-06-02-Episode-29.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:29pm EST

Happy Memorial Day to those in the States.  In this episode, Joe and Robert rant a bit about a new content marketing awards program, and then become puzzled by a speech from a Dell marketing executive about the future of traditional publishing.  The boys finish the program with a take about mobile and where content marketing fits into a mobile strategy.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: USAA magazine.

Direct download: 14-05-26-Episode-28.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:44pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert go into detail about the leaked New York Times report uncovering the major challenges they are dealing with to stay relevant in digital news.  It's a must read for all businesses.  In addition, Joe and Robert discuss the integration of brand newsrooms, content marketing research in Australia, and the Tea Party's new online digital publication. Robert's rant this week includes comments about the FCC non-ruling on fast laning. This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: "Our Food: Your Questions" from McDonalds Canada.

Direct download: 14-05-19-Episode-27.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:44pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss the Omnicom/Publicis breakup party and there are some saying that PR is included in Google's Panda algorithm.  In addition, the boys discuss the future of marketing apps, why content marketing fails, and go in-depth on finding your Moneyball number for Content Marketing.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Poetry Magazine.

Direct download: 14-05-12-Episode-26.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:08pm EST

In this episode, Pulizzi and Rose discuss the new upfronts (newfronts) and why some people are all bent out of shape over native advertising.  The founder of Netscape is betting big on the future of news, while the boys discuss that there are a few new ways to get it paid for. And in the rants and raves, Amazon leverages Twitter to add to your personal shopping cart and we find out that Mr. Rose is not the leading content marketing expert in LA.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: NavyforMoms.com.

Direct download: 14-05-05-Episode-25.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:15pm EST

In this episode, the boys rant about whether or not Google + is closing its doors on being competitive with Facebook. Consumers now use the web more than watching television (for whatever that's worth) and Joe and Robert discuss all the possible companies that LinkedIn should purchase. In other news, Facebook launches a wire service and hardly anyone remembers see a native ad.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Indium Manufacturing.

Direct download: 14-04-29-Episode-24.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 7:48am EST

In this episode of PNR and #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss some changes in Google Analytics, followed by a deep discussion on the future of Facebook for content marketers. More news for the week includes agencies building out newsrooms, new CMI content marketing research on B2B enterprises and why social media fading into wallpaper is a good thing. This week's TOM example of the week: Dell Power Solutions.

Direct download: 14-04-22-Episode-23.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 10:25pm EST

In this episode of PNR's This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert talk about the future of publishing, and the one thing that both publishers and brands need to focus on when building out a content marketing practice. The boys also cover a number of money deals flowing into the content marketing industry, and what this means for the next 12 months. Cosmo causes a stir and Shutterstock launches a new education and training platform.  This week's TOM example of the week: Fire Protection Engineering magazine from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. #ThisOldMarketing

Direct download: 14-04-15-Episode-22.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 7:50am EST

In this episode of PNR, Joe and Robert discuss a news article about how content marketing should just buzz off.  Other news includes a strategic approach to content marketing, a research study finds that press releases are the most credible content for brands, and how being just mediocre in your content creation and distribution is a dangerous place to be.  This week's #ThisOldMarketing example is NewTekniques Magazine.

Direct download: 14-04-06-Episode-21.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 7:05pm EST

This week to celebrate PNR's 20th episode, Joe and Robert record #thisoldmarketing live from Content Marketing World in Sydney, Australia.  Special guests include King Content's Todd Wheatland and Cisco's Tim Washer.  The boys discuss LinkedIn's new content analytics package, the end of blog comments, and the market pulse on content marketing in Australia.

Direct download: 14-03-31-Episode-20.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:37am EST

This week, Joe and Robert talk about the latest Facebook algorithm change, which pretty much assures we will have to pay Facebook to get our content noticed.  At the same time, Google goes out to hunt guest blogging spammers. After a nice discussion on transparency, Robert covers this week's TOM example: Baseball Cards.

Direct download: 14-03-24-Episode-19.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:26am EST

This week, Joe and Robert dig deep into native advertising...first with the Wall Street Journal's new native launch, and then with Guardian's native play with Unilever. This show is filled with rants about publishers and agencies, and finishes with our TOM example: The Enthusiast from Harley Davidson.

Direct download: 14-03-17-Episode-18.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

Joe and Robert discuss the week that was SXSW, and chat about brands Travotifying everything. In addition, Print is back, yet again, and Joe and Robert rant about people who rant about the phrase 'content marketing'.  This week's TOM example: Energy University.

Direct download: 14-03-11-Episode-17-2.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 7:29pm EST

Joe and Robert discuss the LinkedIn job bank fiasco and then discuss whether agencies really can do content marketing well. In addiition, the boys discuss not publishing on rented land, and more critical reviews of Facebook's algorithm changes. This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Patagonia footprints.

Direct download: 14-03-02-Episode-16.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:21pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert talk about the big news around LinkedIn opening up their publishing program for all LinkedIn users.  The boys also talk about Buzzfeed's advice for content success, Sprinklr buys Dachis and content marketing examples from Toyota and Chevron. This week's TOM example of the week: Thomas Edmonds.

Direct download: 14-02-24-Episode-15.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert talk about GE's new sponsored content play on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as multiple native advertising moves from the Guardian and Yahoo!. This week's #ThisOldMarketing example is a shock to the world: There is a new "oldest content marketing example" for the boys to banter about.

Direct download: 14-02-18-Episode-14.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

PNR 13: Is LEGO Smelling Oscar? | Defining Advertising | Facebook Click Fraud

In this episode, Joe and Robert talk about the hit movie from LEGO and what it means for content marketers.  In addition, Joe and Robert talk about the blurred line of advertising, Klout's new publishing tool, and an amazing discovery about Facebook click fraud. This week's TOM Example: HomeMadeSimple.com from P&G.

Direct download: 14-02-11-Episode-13.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:31am EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert talk about Facebook's launch of "Paper" and the evolution of Facebook's graph search into something that will rival Google.  Chipotle announces a comedy series on Hulu and Outbrain releases a report that states what relevant content truly is.  This week's TOM example: iFly magazine from KLM airlines.

Direct download: 14-02-03-Episode-12.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:13pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert talk about Google's Matt Cutts and the proclamation that guest blogging is dead. The boys also discuss SEO and social signals, the future of Twitter, more money for NewsCred, and an advertorial mishap.  Robert raves about a new environmental video and Joe rants about not having dates on blog posts.  This week's TOM example: Minecraft.

Direct download: 14-01-26-Episode-11.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:15am EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert talk about more funding for Contently, the truth about Forbes' valuation, why TV is not dying and why CMOs are so bad at customer experience.  In addition, Robert reviews content from the dead and Joe rants about the confusion over content marketing and content strategy.  This week's TOM example: Nike.

Direct download: 14-01-19-Episode-10.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:25pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert talk about the future of content marketing when a trillion devices start talking to each other.  Joe explores more on native advertising and the insane growth projections for 2014.  Robert covers how marketers are overcomplicating technology.  This week's This Old Marketing example: G.I. Joe.

Direct download: 14-01-13-Episode-9.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 8:07pm EST

In this episode, Joe and Robert talk about a "content marketing is dead" post, as well as a big announcement about Kevin Spacey and the Netflix big data model.  Robert raves about three amazing new commercials and Joe shares the This Old Marketing example of the week: JELL-O.

Direct download: 14-01-06-Episode-8.mp3
Category:Content Marketing -- posted at: 9:02pm EST

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