By Joe Pulizzi published September 9, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Optimizing Ad Tech Is a Waste of Time

We discuss the possibility of Google buying Marketo and Trade Desk’s fight against ad fraud. Our rants and raves feature two music content innovators; then we close with an unlikely source of content inspiration: Warsaw, Indiana. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published September 2, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Advertising Industry Prepares for Plummet

We discuss possible signs of an ad industry slump, Google’s ad fraud mea culpa, and AI at The Washington Post. Australia and U-Haul feature in our rants and raves, then we close the show with an entrepreneurial example of the week. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published August 26, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Could Apple Go Wrong With Its Billion Dollar Content Investment?

We explore Apple’s big investment in streaming content, a Facebook ad biz failure, and the shifting business model for publishers. Our rants and raves include Zillow and HBR, then we close with an example of the week from the AAHA. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published August 19, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Disney Begin War Over Content

We explore Facebook’s new Watch, Netflix’s content buying spree, and Google’s ongoing interest in Snap. We also discuss Quartz’s branded content results, share a rave about Time Inc., then close with an example of the week on JWT. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published August 12, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Marketers, Not Publishers, Will Win With Long-Form Content

We explore Apple’s record earnings, Google’s new ad format, and AI bots that created a secret language. We also discuss Hasbro’s failed bid for Lions Gate, rant about a media duopoly, and share an example of the week from Jim Cramer.
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By Joe Pulizzi published August 5, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Brands & Billionaires Continue to Buy Up Media

We cover The Atlantic’s new owner, Facebook’s earnings report, and what P&G did with $140M in ad dollars. We also explore Hearst’s e-commerce experiment, rant about a content marketing swindle, and share an example of the week from GE. Continue reading

By Ann Gynn published August 1, 2017

Content Marketing in 2022: Very Personal, No Silos, and Lots of Voice

What is the biggest change to happen in content marketing by 2022? More than 25 experts presenting at Content Marketing World shared a list that’s practical and proactive, from formats to voice activation and personalization. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published July 29, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: Amazon, Facebook, and Google All Launch New Content Plays

We dish on new social product launches from Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Rants and raves include our industry’s tendency to focus on technology over strategy; then we close the show with an example of entrepreneurial excellence. Continue reading

By Michele Linn published July 27, 2017

How Content Influences the Purchasing Process: Tips for Content Marketers [Research]

Want to know how content affects the purchasing process? Gain insight from the latest research from SmartBrief and CMI exploring what type of content is most influential, how decision-makers perceive content from vendors, and more. Continue reading

By Joe Pulizzi published July 22, 2017

This Week in Content Marketing: No, Not Everyone Should Do Content Marketing

We discuss why some publishers are cutting their own advertising and take a lesson from Fender. Rants and raves include bad advice from Gary Vee and the end of programmatic ads; then we wrap up with an example of the week from UBS. Continue reading

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