By Joe Pulizzi published April 19, 2014

The Importance of Strategy in Successful Content Marketing

In this episode of PNR: This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert reveal something that both publishers and brands need to focus on when building out a content marketing practice, discuss how some big-money deals will likely impact the content marketing industry over the next 12 months, and review Shutterstock’s education and training platform — before getting fired up by a This Old Marketing example from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Listen in. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published April 11, 2014

How Content Marketing Strategy Factors into Success

This week, Joe and Robert discuss whether or not content marketing should just “buzz off,” talk about a strategic approach to content marketing, review a research study on the most credible types of content for brands, and explain why being mediocre in your content creation and distribution efforts is a dangerous proposition, before exploring our #ThisOldMarketing example of the week: NewTekniques Magazine. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published April 4, 2014

Content Marketing News: Fresh Tools and Acquisitions

This week, Joe, Robert and some special guests report live from Content Marketing World in Sydney, Australia. The conversation focuses on a new report about sustainable digital business models, LinkedIn’s latest content marketing tools for top brands, the acquisition of Klout by Lithium, and Copyblogger’s controversial decision to remove comments from its blog. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published March 28, 2014

Social and Search News that May Change Your Content Marketing

This week, Joe and Robert talk about the latest Facebook algorithm change, which pretty much ensures that companies will have to pay Facebook to get their content marketing noticed. At the same time, they discuss Google’s decision to hunt guest blogging spammers. And, after a nice dialog on transparency, Robert covers the bases of this week’s This Old Marketing example. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published March 22, 2014

Media Companies Are the New Agencies: Native Advertising

This week, Joe and Robert dig deep into native advertising with discussions on the Wall Street Journal’s new native launch and The Guardian’s native play with Unilever, and deliver plenty of rants about publishers and agencies, before revving up the show with the This Old Marketing Example of the Week: The Enthusiast from Harley Davidson. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published March 15, 2014

Why We Shouldn’t Drop the Phrase “Content Marketing”

In this edition of the PNR podcast, Joe and Robert discuss the week that was at SXSW, chat about the latest “Travoltafying” brand trend, and rant about people who rant about the phrase “content marketing,” before getting amped up about the This Old Marketing Example of the Week: Energy University. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published March 8, 2014

Stop Building Your Branded Content on “Rented Land”

This week, Joe and Robert discuss the LinkedIn job bank fiasco and debate whether or not agencies really can do content marketing well. They also share their thoughts on why marketers shouldn’t publish on “rented land” and offer some critical reviews of Facebook’s algorithm changes, before exploring Patagonia’s content initiative aimed at reducing the adverse impact of its social and environmental footprint. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published March 1, 2014

LinkedIn Moves to Dominate Content Publishing

In this week’s PNR podcast, Joe and Robert talk about the big content publishing news that LinkedIn has decided to open its publishing program to all users, discuss BuzzFeed’s advice for content success, explore the implications of Sprinklr’s purchase of Dachis, and share content marketing examples from Toyota and Chevron, before looking at how an early 20th century baking powder company used content to help it rise to the top of the food industry in New Zealand. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published February 22, 2014

New “Oldest” Content Marketing Example Unearthed

In this edition of the PNR podcast, Joe and Robert talk about GE’s new sponsored content play that’s airing as part of “The Tonight Show” and debate the latest native advertising moves from “The Guardian” and Yahoo before discussing this week’s #ThisOldMarketing example — where a new discovery leads them to revoke John Deere’s title as creator of the world’s first content marketing effort. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published February 15, 2014

Red Bull and LEGO Get a Leg Up with Branded Entertainment

In this edition of the PNR podcast, Joe and Robert talk about the hit movie from LEGO and what it means for content and branded entertainment. They also discuss the blurred line of advertising, Klout’s new publishing tool, and an amazing discovery about Facebook click fraud, before bringing it home with this week’s This Old Marketing Example: P&G’s long-standing site for on-the-go moms. Continue reading