By Joe Pulizzi published January 14, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: This is the Year Agencies Buy Media Companies

The guys talk Medium’s latest pivot and AOL’s “better” way to serve up ads. Plus GaryVee leads the way for agencies buying media companies. Rants and raves include Tom Brady and long-form content, and TOM is the No. 1 U.S. magazine. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 7, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Native Advertising – Not the Savior Publishers and Brands Thought

The guys talk online fraud and programmatic advertising, rip into a trends post, and vent about a publisher-predicted bloodbath. Rants and raves include the Great Video Game Crash of 1983, the generations, and Purina as TOM example. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 31, 2016

This Week in Content Marketing: Google, Facebook to Purchase Content in 2017

This week, we recap the year’s biggest stories and predict some trends for 2017. Raves include an effort starring George Michael, then we wrap up with a history lesson on content marketing’s benefits in our Example of the Week. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 24, 2016

This Week in Content Marketing: Fake News and Why It Spells Opportunity for Brands

This week, we talk truth about Facebook’s plan for dealing with fake news, and get stirred up by some murky stat soup. We also beg an author to reach his moment of zen, and share rants, raves, and a TOM example from OpenView Partners.   Continue reading

By Amanda Subler published December 23, 2016

5 Most-Viewed Videos From CMI’s 2016 YouTube Channel (+ 6 Favorites)

To inspire your content marketing programs, we’re sharing some of our most popular and favorite videos on the Content Marketing Institute YouTube channel. Discover the top five videos of 2016 plus six more favorites. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 17, 2016

This Week in Content Marketing: Is It Content Marketing or Sales Collateral?

This week, we debunk a theory that content marketing doesn’t exist and discuss how the coming age of AI might impact human writers. We also explore a lucrative PR stunt and share rants, raves, and a TOM example from Constant Contact.   Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 10, 2016

This Week in Content Marketing: The Business Case for Content Marketing as PR

This week, we examine the fiscal failure of a business built on Facebook and question GoPro’s decision to close its media division. We also explore a video star’s new media venture and share rants, raves, and this week’s TOM example.   Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published December 3, 2016

This Week in Content Marketing: Could Brands Cure Traditional Media’s Run to Eyeballs?

This week, the guys ponder Airbnb’s puzzling magazine launch, the existence of content blindness, and the impending extinction of ad-supported media, then share rants, raves and an example of the week from the founders of HubSpot. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 26, 2016

This Week in Content Marketing: What Does Fake News Mean for Content Marketing?

This week, the guys discuss the potential makings of a content marketing mega-agency and explore new podcasting trends. They also look at what’s boosting paid news subscriptions, rants, raves and an example of the week from Butterball. Continue reading

By Clare McDermott published November 22, 2016

How to Differentiate Content in a Crowded Field [Example from Adidas]

Adidas Group launched a new content platform for athletes and athletes at heart. The executives who created and implement it share the strategy behind the venture, and how the company plans to differentiate itself in a crowded field. Continue reading