By Joe Pulizzi published May 24, 2014

Content Marketing: From the Newsroom to the Boardroom

In this week’s episode, Robert and Joe go into detail about the leaked New York Times report that uncovers the Grey Lady’s struggles to stay relevant in digital news — it’s a must-read for all businesses. They also discuss the integration of brand newsrooms, new content marketing research in Australia, and the Tea Party’s new online publication. Also listen for a rant on internet “fast-laning.” Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published May 17, 2014

Why Content Marketing Fails Without Strategy

In this episode, Robert and Joe discuss the Omnicom/Publicis breakup. They also touch on how PR plays into Google’s Panda algorithm. In addition, they discuss the future of marketing apps, elaborate on why content marketing fails, and go in-depth on finding your Moneyball number for content marketing. This week’s #ThisOldMarketing example is Poetry Magazine. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published May 10, 2014

Why Paper May Be The New “Smart” Device for Content Consumption

In this week’s episode of This Old Marketing, Robert and Joe lament the millions in ad dollars pouring into events like Digital NewFronts, when the funds could be better deployed on content marketing. They also debate whether or not native advertising is deceptive, support Marc Adreessen’s prediction on the growth of online news and talk about why the written page may be the smartest “device” for reading in the future. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published May 3, 2014

Content Marketing Momentum Picks Up on Rapidly Evolving Online Channels

In this episode of This Old Marketing, Robert and Joe debate whether or not Google+ is closing its doors, come to grips with the fact that consumers now use the web more than watching television, explore LinkedIn’s latest move to accommodate branded content, and speculate on potential acquisitions that could further the publisher’s goals. Listen in. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published April 26, 2014

The Relentless Evolution of Content Marketing

In this episode of PNR, Robert and Joe review some recent changes to Google Analytics, and then get into a deep discussion on the future of Facebook for content marketers. They also discuss agencies building out newsrooms, new CMI research on B2B enterprise content marketing, and why social media fading into wallpaper might just be a good thing. Listen in. Continue reading

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