In this episode, Robert and I discuss YouTube’s Super Bowl halftime play, why it represents a defensive maneuver by Google, and what the implications are for brands. In addition, we take a closer look at an excellent new primer on native advertising, and explore whether or not LinkedIn’s plans to launch corporate communication tools make sense for enterprises. Our rants and raves this week center on a comparison of CMS and ad management systems and Jon Favreau’s insights into storytelling and content marketing. We wrap up with a #ThisOldMarketing example of the week from Jaeger’s clothing.Continue Reading
A few months ago, MassMutual quietly opened up the most ambitious, exciting content project we’ve seen in a long time. The Society of Grownups teaches classes, hosts supper clubs, and offers one-on-one financial advice … all with a bohemian vibe.
On a Saturday evening in November, I walked into an airy retail space in a hip neighborhood outside Boston. Inside, the converted storefront is part library, part bar, and part modern classroom outfitted with the latest technologies. The interior would make any design junkie swoon.Continue Reading