By Joe Pulizzi published February 28, 2015

This Week in Content Marketing: When Will LinkedIn’s Purchase Run End?

In this episode, Joe and Robert ponder LinkedIn’s acquisition mode and new marketing tool, talk Seth Godin’s take on content marketing, and The New York Times’ new content product. Rants and raves include People and Lego’s Oscars theft. Continue reading

By Brad Young published February 25, 2015

Venture-capital Backing of Content Companies Matters for Brand Publishers

Venture capitalists dumped more than $300 million into content companies in ’13 and ’14. Investors see content as a massive opportunity. Discover why 50-plus deals in two years are only the beginning and why it should matter to you. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published February 21, 2015

This Week in Content Marketing: Why the New Golden Age of Marketing Is Now

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss the new McKinsey report, the rising focus on content promotion and SEO, and Kraft and Meredith starting something shiny. Rants and raves include Obama’s selfie stick and Barneys magazine launch. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published February 14, 2015

This Week in Content Marketing: A Net Neutrality Win | Stop Talking So Much About Yourself

Joe and Robert cheer the FCC’s decision to ban paid prioritization on Internet connectivity. Plus, they talk John Cleese and how B2B marketers talk too much about themselves. Rants and raves include: Coca-Cola, Target, and Gawker. Continue reading

By Pamela Muldoon published February 11, 2015

How Reality TV Altered a Blinged-Out Dress Designer’s Business

In this Claim Your Fame, host Andrew Davis discusses how human behavior drives commerce, how the Gypsies’ love of bling became a driving force for a Massachusetts dress designer, and why every marketer needs to use Google Trends. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published February 7, 2015

This Week in Content Marketing: Super Bowl Advertisers Don’t Care about Building Audience

In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss how Super Bowl advertisers spent $4.5 million and almost none had a CTA. Plus, they talk Snapchat’s new series, Condé Nast content creation for brands, and the rant and rave about Nationwide. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 31, 2015

This Week in Content Marketing: The Battle for Super Bowl Halftime Attention Is On

This week, Joe and Robert discuss YouTube’s Super Bowl halftime play, critique a new primer on native advertising, and explore whether or not LinkedIn’s plans to launch corporate communication tools make sense for enterprises. Rants and raves include a comparison of CMS and ad management systems. And they wrap up with a #ThisOldMarketing example that opens the kimono on the Jaeger clothing brand. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 24, 2015

This Week in Content Marketing: Why is Marketing Still Subservient to Sales?

This week, Joe and Robert discuss a New York Times/Google Maps hybrid ad; ponder Google’s decision to shelve Google Glass; and speculate on whether Facebook’s “Work” will work. Rants and raves include Newcastle’s crowdsourced Super Bowl ad. The show wraps up with an inspirational #ThisOldMarketing example from WestJet.

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By Joe Pulizzi published January 17, 2015

This Week in Content Marketing: The YouTube Killer Is Not Facebook, It’s Twitter

A sad week in This Old Marketing as the Cowboys and The LEGO Movie lose. But Joe and Robert persevere to ask if B2B content marketing is a failure, the FTC will regulate native advertising, and how big Twitter’s video play will be. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published January 10, 2015

This Week in Content Marketing: Is the Social Media Phase Over?

In This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert dissect WSJ trends and talk YouTube subscriber burn, Forbes magazine gift to AT&T, and what authenticity means. Rant and rave: Allstate mayhem and Marriott interview on content marketing strategy. Continue reading