By Joe Pulizzi published November 22, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: Facebook Continues To Mess with Your Content

In this episode, Joe and Robert go deep into more Facebook algorithm changes. Will all your promo content go bye bye? Plus, Marriott’s move to a full-blown media company, two raves (including one for a new print publication) and more. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 15, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: Failed 2014 Content Marketing Predictions

In this one-year anniversary episode, Joe and Robert grade themselves on their 2014 predictions. Plus, Facebook offers an interesting deal for publishers, a rant and rave on Alex from Target and blog comments, and much more. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 8, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: Is There a Crisis in Content Marketing?

Joe and Robert debunk a possible “crisis” in content marketing, discuss the ongoing agency saga, share news on Publicis’ purchase of Sapient, and more. Rant and rave: more confusion over native advertising and a CNET magazine. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 6, 2014

Hey WSJ – Content Marketing Is NOT Native Advertising

This is one of those “inside baseball” posts. It is devoid of any helpful how-to information. Joe Pulizzi wrote this post because he believes it needs to be said. So there. Read on to learn why Joe’s ranting about a sentence in The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published November 1, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: A Scary Attempt at Defining Content Marketing

This week, Joe and Robert discuss the real definition of content marketing, ponder if publishers can succeed with time-based metrics, give some love to Mozilla’s new media platform, and disagree with Snapchat’s native advertising approach. Rants include an amazingly inaccurate infographic and why the Wall Street Journaldoesn’t understand what content marketing really is. The show wraps up with a #This Old Marketing example from Scandinavian Airlines. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published October 27, 2014

How I Missed On Every 2014 Content Marketing Prediction

See what content marketing predictions Joe Pulizzi made for 2014 that came true — and which didn’t. But, before you do, add your prediction for 2015. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published October 25, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: Have We Ruined Storytelling?

This week, Robert and Joe ponder the ANA’s acquisition of the BMA, dig into the smart reasons Copyblogger is killing its Facebook page, explore the implications of yet another content agency mega-deal, and discuss “priceless” advice from MasterCard’s VP of global digital content. Raves include a fascinating Meet Me at Starbucks video and a timely reminder from the late management guru Peter Drucker about the current period of great transformation in our industry. The show wraps up with a #This Old Marketing example from Qualcomm Spark. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published October 18, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: PR Pushes and Pulls to Define Its Role

This week, we weigh in on Next Fifteen’s content marketing agency acquisition, debate the merit of Omnicom’s recommendation about shifting TV ad budgets to online video, and reflect on the meteoric growth of branded content at Huffington Post. Our rants include a takedown of the negative response to an article on brand journalism’s evolution, and a video from author Harlan Ellison on “getting paid.” We wrap up with a #This Old Marketing example of the week on one way space travel was marketed to the public. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published October 11, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: The Real Cure for the Native Advertising Blues

In this episode, Joe and Robert go in-depth on Buzzfeed’s niche content practices and how progressive marketers are starting to think print. The boys also discuss native advertising in detail, and why the problem is not transparency. Rants and raves include Jerry Seinfeld at AdWeek and whether Coke and Red Bull are “wrong” for doing content marketing. This week’s TOM example: Swide.com from Dolce&Gabbana. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published October 4, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: Inbound Versus Content Marketing

This week, we speculate on why HubSpot has stirred up an age-old debate on inbound vs. content marketing, take issue with an article about rise of corporate journalism, and reveal why Marriott’s decision to launch a content marketing studio is likely to be a big success. Our rants and raves cover a spammy sponsored post on Facebook and a brilliant bit of emotional storytelling from GE. We wrap up with a rockin’ #ThisOldMarketing example: Guitar Center TV. Continue reading