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 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 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 September 27, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: Is Corporate Blogging Waning?

In this episode, Robert and Joe reflect on Tribune Publishing’s decision to invest in a content marketing shop, review a horrible example of native advertising from a personal injury law firm, and question the accuracy of new research that shows corporate support for blogging is waning. We also praise a thoughtful article on the opportunities that podcasting offers to marketers and rant about a questionable strategy for managing digital and offline marketing. Listen in. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published August 30, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: Long Live the Content Editor

In this episode, Robert and Joe speculate on SlideShare’s decision to make certain Pro features available free of charge, and comment on Clay Shirky’s assertion that newspapers are “dead men walking.” We also applaud Yahoo’s decision to launch “content box” native ads and discuss why marketers ought to view content creation the way a news editor does. Listen in. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published August 23, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: When Native Advertising Erodes Trust

In this episode, Robert and Joe dive into the controversial issue of native advertising and talk about what happened when a blogger “liked” everything he saw on Facebook for two days. They also discuss the latest research on the growing pay gap between journalists and public relations professionals and rant about unscrupulous marketers trying to benefit from Robin Williams’ death. Listen in. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published August 16, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: Storytelling, Steroids, and the Southern Pacific

In this episode, Robert and Joe offer constructive advice on ways to address the issues raised in John Oliver’s recent diatribe on native advertising. They also cover content marketing’s use by venture capitalists, Demand Media’s poor quarterly report, and Budweiser’s “Whatever USA” program. Rants and raves focus on the NFL and Audible.com. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published August 9, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: John Oliver Vs. Native Advertising

In this week’s episode, Robert and Joe discuss TopRank’s new series of content marketing best practice eBooks, take issue with one author’s claim that content marketing can’t work in associations, and share observations on the success of Adidas’ awesome World Cup content marketing campaign. They also talk about Instagram’s fast-growing engagement numbers and chuckle about John Oliver’s funny take-down of native advertising. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published August 2, 2014

This Week in Content Marketing: Beck Schools Us on Storytelling

In this episode, Robert and Joe discuss a musician’s mad content marketing moves, debate some potential causes of a decline in content quality, and reveal what the real purpose of native advertising is for brands. In addition, they discuss two shifts in the world of social media and take FourSquare to task for taking off in a new direction. Listen in. Continue reading