Author: Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi considers himself the poster boy for content marketing. Founder of the Content Marketing Institute , Joe evangelizes content marketing around the world through keynotes, articles, tweets and his books, including best-selling Epic Content Marketing (McGraw-Hill) and the new book, Content Inc. Check out Joe's two podcasts. If you want to get on his good side, send him something orange. For more on Joe, check out his personal site or follow him on Twitter @JoePulizzi.

By joepulizzi published September 23, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Advertising Groups Loathe Apple’s New Browser Policy

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. If you enjoy our show, we would love it if you would rate it or post a review on iTunes.

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This week, Robert ponders the nature of risk. In the news, we discuss Apple’s new browser settings that have the advertising associations crying wolf. Google kills its “first click free” setting for all pay walls, and Rolling Stone gets put up for sale. Our rants and raves include the fall of bundled television and the Ohio Lottery; then we close the show with an example of the week from Fearless Girl.

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By joepulizzi published September 20, 2017

Content Marketing Trends to Watch for 2018

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About 12 months ago, I covered some content marketing trends to watch for 2017. I recently reread that post and most of the trends are very much in play for 2018 and beyond. Most enterprises are still working through creation of a true, living content marketing strategy for their organizations. Native advertising is still the gateway drug for many content marketing programs, and mobile is, well, it continues to be the flavor of every month as consumer use grows.

But some truly interesting events have occurred over the past few months that, I believe, begin to speak to the evolution of the content marketing practice itself.

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By joepulizzi published September 16, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Special 200th Anniversary Episode + Content Marketing World 2017 Wrap-Up

this-old-marketing-episode-200PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. If you enjoy our show, we would love it if you would rate it or post a review on iTunes.

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For our very special 200th episode, Robert ponders what it means to experience gratitude. We start off the show with some clips from the past – and our thoughts on how we managed to make it this far (we really can’t believe it). Next, we focus on the orange-filled week that was Content Marketing World, and all its joyful and audience-building activities. In other news, we review the latest CMO trend findings and Facebook’s billion-dollar push into original content. Our rants and raves include Facebook metrics, Equifax, and how M&A is getting real; then we close the show with an example of the week on the Rock Island Line.

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By joepulizzi published September 14, 2017

8 Big Questions From Content Marketing World to Ask Year Round

CMI_8CMWQuestions-01Let’s think more like George Lucas.

In 1973, he wanted to make a sci-fi movie, but Hollywood studios weren’t big fans of science fiction.

So George negotiated a deal with 20th Century Fox to forgo up-front payment for his services on Star Wars. In exchange, he retained the sequel rights (and eventually merchandising rights).

George didn’t make the deal because he believed he would make millions (or billions as was the eventual case). He made the deal because he wanted to create the movies he wanted to make. He didn’t want them to get lost in “development.”

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By joepulizzi published September 9, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Optimizing Ad Tech Is a Waste of Time

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. If you enjoy our show, we would love it if you would rate it or post a review on iTunes.

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In this pre-Content Marketing World episode, Robert muses on time and the waypoints we choose to mark it. In the news, we discuss the possibility of Google buying Marketo, and why the big money will continue to go to marketing tech rather than advertising tech. Trade Desk tries to fight the ad fraud battle, which we believe is one big waste of time. Our rants and raves include Rob Scallon and Taylor Swift; then we wrap up with an example of the week on Warsaw, Indiana.

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By joepulizzi published September 2, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Advertising Industry Prepares for Plummet

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. If you enjoy our show, we would love it if you would rate it or post a review on iTunes.

In this week’s episode

Robert muses on inventing our best possible villain. In the news, we discuss the latest quarterly results from WPP and how the slowing of advertising could mark something more than just a cyclical blip. In addition, Google begins to reimburse clients and agencies for ad fraud, the Washington Post adds artificial intelligence to native, and Goop gets leveled by Truth in Advertising. Our rants and raves include Australia (yes, the entire continent) and U-Haul; then we close the show with an example of the week from CTO Advisor.

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By joepulizzi published August 26, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Could Apple Go Wrong With Its Billion Dollar Content Investment?

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. If you enjoy our show, we would love it if you would rate it or post a review on iTunes.

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Robert muses on inventing our own traditions. In the news, we cover Apple’s $1 billion investment in original content, the rise and fall of fidget spinners, and newsjackers on the eclipse. Our deep dives explore whether it’s Facebook that’s failing or the research behind it, and if publishers realize how much their business model is actually changing. Our rants and raves include Zillow’s book on real estate and Harvard Business Review; then we wrap up with an example of the week on AAHA Magazine.

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By joepulizzi published August 19, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Disney Begin War Over Content

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PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. If you enjoy our show, we would love it if you would rate it or post a review on iTunes.

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Robert ponders whether to learn to be big or accept that you’d rather stay small. In the news, Facebook launches YouTube competitor Watch, while Netflix begins a buying spree for content brands. Meanwhile, Disney decides to pull its films off Netflix, and Google may still buy Snap. We dive into discussions on how Quartz is delivering real results for branded content and why email subscription has never been more important. Rants and raves include Deadpool and Time Inc.; then we wrap up the show with an example of the week on J. Walter Thompson.

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By joepulizzi published August 14, 2017

What If What We Know About Marketing Is What’s Holding Us Back?

what-we-know-marketing-holding-us-back“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” – mostly credited to Mark Twain

Robert Rose and I will launch our combined sixth book, Killing Marketing: How Innovative Businesses Are Turning Marketing Cost into Profit, at Content Marketing World this September. The book’s key idea makes a case that the majority of businesses approach marketing entirely the wrong way … and that we need to kill the marketing we know and replace it with a new approach: marketing as a profit center.Continue Reading

By joepulizzi published August 12, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Marketers, Not Publishers, Will Win With Long-Form Content

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Robert ponders how to know when it’s time to end a good thing. In the news this week, Apple hits record earnings, Google launches a new Snapchat-like ad format, and AI bots begin to create their own language. We offer a detailed analysis on the marketing opportunity behind long-form content, and discuss why Hasbro’s deal with Lions Gate went south. Our rants and raves include Stranger Things and the Facebook/Google duopoly; then we close with an example of the week on TheStreet and Jim Cramer.Continue Reading