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 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.

In this week’s episode

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

win-long-form-contentPNR: 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 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

By joepulizzi published August 5, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Brands & Billionaires Continue to Buy Up Media

brands-billionaires-buy-up-mediaPNR: 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 ponders how to invest in personal reflection. In our new-look episode, we cover Laurene Jobs and her purchase of The Atlantic, Facebook’s earnings release, and what P&G did with $140 million dollars in marketing. We also do a deep dive on how Hearst is experimenting with e-commerce and why BuzzFeed is selling skillets. Our rants and raves include media buying and a content marketing swindle; then we wrap up with an old-school example of the week from General Electric.Continue Reading

By joepulizzi published July 29, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Amazon, Facebook, and Google All Launch New Content Plays

amazon-facebook-google-launch-new-content-playsPNR: 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 ponders whether we can – and should – try to keep up with today’s pace of progress. On the news front, we take aim at Amazon’s new social platform, Spark (thumbs down); Google’s news feed (thumbs up); and Facebook’s decision to add branded sub-groups (jury’s still out). Our rants and raves include building something instead of measuring, and the craze of focusing on technology over strategy; then we close the show with an example of the week on Emily McDowell Cards.Continue Reading

By joepulizzi published July 22, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: No, Not Everyone Should Do Content Marketing

not-everyone-should-do-content-marketingPNR: 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 ponders how to decide whether to zig or zag. On the news front, we cover the reason why a number of publishers are cutting their own advertising, and how Fender is taking a page from “Killing Marketing” by offering guitar lessons. I cut in early to rant about the bad advice Gary Vee’s latest post offers to marketers, then Robert chimes in to rant and rave about programmatic and Deloitte. We wrap up the show with an example of the week from UBS.Continue Reading

By joepulizzi published July 19, 2017

Ditch the Term ‘Content Marketing’ … Unless You’re Talking to Marketers

ditch-term-content-marketingNote: This article is totally inside baseball. It will not help you at all in creating better or more customers, so if you skip it, no worries on my end.

In a long line of past articles, this one popped into my Twitter feed a few weeks back. For almost 10 years now, I’ve seen hundreds like it. But here we are, again, talking about why “content marketing” is a terrible term for the approach of creating valuable and compelling information over time to maintain or change an audience behavior.

Let’s talk about it.

Feel free to go ahead and read and/or skim the article at this time. No really, I’ll wait.
Thanks. I’m glad you made it back.
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By joepulizzi published July 15, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: The Solution to Facebook’s Fake News Problem

PNR_Episode191-01PNR: 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 ponders how we can illuminate our paths forward in the face of unpredictable change. On the news front, we actually arrive at a viable solution to Facebook’s fake news problem. If only Mr. Zuckerberg were listening. We also discuss research findings on artificial intelligence and marketing, and why media companies are lousy at audience development. Our rants and raves include agency changes and more AI; then we close with an example of the week from the U.S. Postal Service.Continue Reading

By joepulizzi published July 9, 2017

Do You Know Your Why? Your Content Marketing Success Depends on It

content-marketers-what-doesnt-matter-why-lackingEditor’s note: You may have missed this article when we published it last year. We’re sharing it now because it’s a critical reminder of the key ingredient for any successful content marketing program.

After listening to This Old Marketing Episode 116, Professor Marc Resnick from Bentley University responded shortly before his death with the following commentary:

“Which would energize me (or anyone) more as a creative business professional?Continue Reading

By joepulizzi published July 8, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Could Digital Advertising Be Ready to Pop?

digital-advertising-ready-popPNR: 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 ponders whether we can teach ourselves to be more curious. On the news front, we discuss the state of digital advertising based on reactions to this year’s Cannes Advertising Awards, and offer our strong opinions on yet another article that throws shade at the term “content marketing.” Our rants and raves include CPA Australia and why content creators are crazy; then we close the show with an artistic example of the week courtesy of Botticelli.Continue Reading