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AI in Marketing with Paul Roetzer

The Georgian Impact Podcast | AI, ML & More

Marketing has evolved from a shot in the dark to marketing automation solutions that enable incredibly detailed measurements. Now advertising is programmatic, tools abound in the marketing automation submarket to measure click throughs, dwell time and so much more. Paul Roetzer is our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast. He is the founder and CEO of Marketing AI Institute and PR 20/20. Paul helps transform marketing by focusing on the current and future potential of AI, machine learning, deep learning and cognitive computing. You’ll Hear About:The marketing industry’s understanding and adoption rate of AI technology.     Making machine learning more approachable through demonstrating use cases.      The effectiveness of technology in elevating content strategies.      The value in having different perspectives and backgrounds on teams to avoid bias.     Ensuring that the tools you are using integrate with one another to avoid siloed data.     Different AI marketing roles that will be needed in the future.


12 Mar 2021

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152 - ft. Paul Roetzer: Why AI is Important to Your Marketing

B2B Marketing and More With Pam Didner

Hey, big hello from Portland, Oregon. Welcome to another episode of B2B Marketing and More with Pam. Today, I have an exceptional guest, Paul Roetzer, founder of the Marketing AI Institute and the PR 20/20. And he recently launched an exciting product. Paul is also the author of The Marketing Performance Blueprint and The Marketing Agency Blueprint, also he is a creator of the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference (MAICON) and the AI Academy for Marketers. As a speaker, he is focused on making artificial intelligence approachable and actionable, and helping change agents drive transformation through marketing talent, technology and strategy. In this episode: How to apply Artificial Intelligence to marketing The new product - AI Academy for Marketers What would the future of work look like to marketers? Will AI take over the marketer's jobs? Will some marketing jobs be eliminated because of technology advancement? What is the best way to learn about artifical intelligence and its functions? How should marketers implement or even incorporate artificial intelligence into their work? Access free and ungated use case assessment tool: AI Score for Marketers Quotes from the episode: "In an ideal world, that's where we're trying to get to with AI tools in marketing and sales today, we want the artificial intelligence to assist the marketer, the salesperson at doing their job, in those repetitive data-driven tasks." "What [marketers] need to do is remove the abstract nature of AI. They need not be afraid of the topic because it isn't Sci-Fi; it is actually a pretty easy thing to understand what it is and what it does." ————— If you want to chat, reach out to any social media channels or email me hello@pamdidner.com. You can also join my Facebook community: Build Your Marketing Skills to Get Ahead. When you join, you get a free Starbucks on me. You can go to the Announcement tab and click on the barcode of the gift card.


12 Jan 2021

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AI-Powered Marketing With Paul Roetzer

Content Marketing, Engineered Podcast

 Learn why marketing technology powered by artificial intelligence, not a Marketing professional, might be your best next hire. Paul Roetzer is on a mission to educate marketers about how AI technology, applied to marketing applications, can help companies reduce costs and accelerate revenue growth. He's CEO and Founder of the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute, which offers courses, certifications, and a ton of free education to help demystify the AI marketing landscape. He's also a veteran marketing leader as the CEO and Founder of agency PR 20/20. 


12 Nov 2020

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Paul Roetzer of PR 20/20

The Connected Enterprise Podcast

Paul Roetzer started PR 20/20 in November 2005 after seven years at a traditional PR and marketing firm. He is the author of The Marketing Agency Blueprint (Wiley, 2012) and The Marketing Performance Blueprint (Wiley, 2014); creator of the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute and Marketing Score; and a graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.


4 Mar 2020

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265 The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Your Business with Paul Roetzer

The Fitness Business Podcast

Paul Roetzer is founder and CEO of PR 20/20 and Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute; author of The Marketing Performance Blueprint (Wiley, 2014) and The Marketing Agency Blueprint (Wiley, 2012); and the creator of the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Conference (MAICON). As a speaker, he's focused on making artificial intelligence approachable and actionable, and helping change agents drive transformation through marketing talent, technology and strategy.  


26 Nov 2019

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EP 189: As an agency owner – how should you be thinking about AI with Paul Roetzer

Build a Better Agency Podcast

Artificial intelligence generates lots of interest and more than a little bit of fear among agency owners. How will machine learning, AI, and all that super-technical stuff change agency life? Will it make agency work irrelevant? Not according to my guest, Paul Roetzer from PR 2020 and The Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute. In this episode, Paul shared how his agency is leaning into AI because of the power and possibilities he sees in terms of agency efficiency and profitability. He makes a strong case that AI has the potential to make agency work more intelligent and even more human. AI is one more way agencies can leverage new technology and new tools to serve our clients better, to help them grow their businesses, and to more profitably, efficiently, and effectively grow our own agencies. I’m sure that some of you find this a little scary to even contemplate. But just like we’ve embraced all of the technologies before AI (the internet, mobile, programmatic media buying, etc.) we’re going to have to wrap our heads around this one too. One of the best aspects of owning an agency is that we constantly get to evolve and re-invent ourselves to better serve our clients. AI gives us all the opportunity to scale and grow in ways we couldn’t imagine. AI isn’t about robots stealing jobs. It’s about the potential to eliminate the boring, repetitive tasks so we can spend more time thinking creatively. Paul always sets his eyes toward the horizon. He’s continually wondering what will happen next in our industry and how he and his agency can be at the forefront of that. So, I wasn’t at all surprised when Paul and I were talking a few years ago and AI started to creep into the conversation. In the last year or so, Paul has doubled down on that, not only in terms of what he’s doing with his own agency but also through his new organization, the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute. Later this summer, the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute is presenting MAICON, an AI convention for marketing leaders (use discount code McLellan19 to save $100 off the registration fee). Its mission is to make AI approachable and actionable for modern marketers so they can use this technology to build a powerful competitive advantage. Paul has also written two books that I highly recommend: The Marketing Agency Blueprint and The Marketing Performance Blueprint. What You Will Learn in this Episode:   How intelligent automation will continue to make repetitive agency work easier Why AI isn’t after your agency job How machine learning can help you share data with clients in a cost-effective way How agencies can understand AI and be a learning resource for clients How to develop use cases for testing AI in your agency Why small and mid-sized agencies are well-positioned to pivot into AI Ways to Contact Paul Roetzer: MAICON: https://www.marketingaiinstitute.com/events/marketing-artificial-intelligence-conference-2019 discount code: MCLELLAN19 Website: https://www.pr2020.com/ Website: https://www.marketingaiinstitute.com/ Resources Page: https://www.marketingaiinstitute.com/resources New Intelligent Automation Solutions Post How Do We Prepare College Students for the Age of AI? Post Book: AI for Marketers: An Introduction and Primer: Second Edition


20 May 2019

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4: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Agency w/ Paul Roetzer

The Innovative Agency

The real question, as marketers, is how can we leverage the power of artificial intelligence, why does it matter in the agency world, and how do you square the implementation of artificial intelligence with the ever changing data privacy laws that are popping up all over the world? Artificial intelligence is going to disrupt everything. From the way you staff your agency, to the way you do operations, services, hiring, & pricing, it’s all going to change. Everything that anybody thinks that they know about their business is going to change within the next decade, if not sooner.

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28 Aug 2018

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007: Paul Roetzer | Getting Started with AI Marketing

Marketer + Machine

Key Takeaways: AI is here today, and here to stay. It still has a long way to go, but you interact with AI every time you log in to Netflix, shop on Amazon, search on Google, or interact with friends on Facebook If you’re looking to adopt AI, don’t broadly look to “bring AI into your marketing efforts.” Look at your strategy, identify areas where AI could be impactful, then look for solutions to help. Don’t be intimidated of AI, and look at it as an opportunity. Humans retain control. Full Shownotes: https://www.emarsys.com/en/resources/podcasts/get-started-artificial-intelligence-marketing-paul-roetzer


15 Aug 2018

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A Journey Through Native Advertising to Artificial Intelligence with Paul Roetzer and Chad Pollit

Marketer-to-Marketer - #M2M

From 2016 to today, two of the top ten buzzwords in Digitial Marketing have been Native Advertising and Artificial Intelligence. They are very important topics and will help drive the future of Digital Marketing as we know it. However, for most marketers, and those who are attempting to reach marketers with online content, these two topics are misunderstood. In this episode of Marketer-to-Marketer, Chad Pollit, Author of the Native Advertising Manifesto, and Paul Roetzer, CEO of PR 20/20, dive deeper into these topics and give us a State of the Field for each Native Advertising and AI. The conversation does a great job and driving insights and connecting these topics together in the context of Content Marketing.Full Show: https://enterprisemarketer.com/podcasts/m2m/season-01-show-11/Transcript:- Yeah, you got me doubled up. You got me doubled up. So we've been in this space a long time, we've dealt with lots of different companies from SNBS to enterprise companies and we've seen the evolution of marketing and digital marketing, content marketing, so on so forth. What's the hottest thing on the horizon that's here today that's going to be even bigger tomorrow?- It's so fascinating when I was actually, Travis Wright, we both know Travis. Travis was just talking to me about Blockchain which I still just don't comprehend. And in three years we can come back and watch this and laugh that I have no comprehension of it right now. But that's one of those things that I just don't get. And I've tried now to get into that space. I think that one's still a ways off. Like I think from a marketer perspective and really caring about it and seeing it effect our daily lives, that one's really out on the horizon. Artificial intelligence to me is the one that's kind of here now. It's where I've been spending most of my time and you and I have talked a little bit about this with your work at the Native Advertising Institute and we had launched the Marketing Artificial Intelligence Institute, so our focus there was really just trying to figure out what is going on. Because you start looking around even here at the exhibit hall, you see AI over here on Acrolinx, and you go running and see artificial intelligence now being promoted on a lot of these companies, but as the average marketer, people one, don't really know what that means, and two, even if they do, it's hard to know how intelligent the software really is becoming. Like is it still a human telling the software what to do? Or is the software actually starting to learn and get better on its own? And eight months ago or so when we launched the Institute, that was the thing I didn't know. Like we would look at 100 companies that all said they did AI, and I had no way of knowing whether they truly did or not. And now we're at the point we're trying to actually start help marketers filter through that. Figure out what is AI actually capable of doing today to make your job easier, more efficient, more productive, and where is it gonna take us in the future? That's my talk on Thursday's machine assisted narrative. It's in terms of creating and promoting content how can artificial intelligence today make your job as a marketer more efficient? Which tools do you need? What should you be looking for? So that's where we're spending the majority of time now. So we still have our core agency but most of my time's in the AI space tryin' to learn about that.- So would you say that for something to be truly AI, it has to have machine learning? Or is it more than that?- Yeah, so the basic on, AI is the umbrella. It's like the collective of technologies and processes that machines become smarter basically. So Watson is the one everybody knows or everybody's like familiar with Watson. Machine learning and deep learning are kind of the two main subsets within artificial intelligence. And the basic way to look at what is machine learning is does the software get smarter on its own? So an example would be, if you use a software to tell you when to schedule your social media shares. If there's some tools here that'll do it, say, "Hey send it at 3 p.m." Jay mentioned in his talk this morning, send it at 3 p.m. Well that's a data scientist. They just looked at a data set and said, "Okay the optimal time to send it is this." And until that data scientist or the programmer updates that rule, it will continue to be a human based rule that said when the best time is. In machine learning, the algorithms actually in real time monitor when that optimal time to share changes and what the optimal share time may be for your specific company. And it would, so today it might say 3 p.m. tomorrow it might say 1:44. That's machine learning. It's actually the machine with no human guidance getting smarter and updating what it recommends you to do. That is very rare to find in marketing software today. So there are marketing tools that are using types of artificial intelligence, very few of them are actually getting smarter on their own and thereby changing what they would guide a marketer to do. So that's the machine learning thing I thought a year ago was much further along than it really is in the marketing space. There are lots of really interesting things being done with AI and really interesting companies, but not much in the way of machine learning.- Gotcha. So what do you think of Salesforce's Einstein?- Salesforce is interesting they've made massive bets, so they I think bought about nine AI companies, couple billion dollars worth and then they mashed them together into Einstein and it's basically a layer over the core CRM product. So that's the other thing in AI's. There's no platform. There are narrowly built use cases. There's software built for narrow use cases and in Salesforce's case they try to mash these all together. Early feedback I've heard is it's really interesting it probably helps a lot with efficiency, but it's not fully baked yet and it's, like a lot of software companies it was probably announced before was truly what it's capable of doing, so I think, I wouldn't they're by no means in a beta form, but they're in very early stages of realizing AI's potential and actually integrating it into the software.- Gotcha. Very interesting.- [Paul] How bout you? What's the thing you're focused on?- Well, so I took, I felt very European this summer. I took a--- [Paul] Were you in Europe?- No, well I did spend a little bit of time in Europe, but no, I actually took a lot of time off. Spent it with my kids. In fact for over a month I didn't touch my desktop, which is where I do all of my work, so, I lied actually I think I touched it four, three or four times. But I, that's the first time I've done that in 17 years in the business.- [Paul] And that's from agency world--- Yeah.- [Paul] to the academic world to--- Yeah, yeah. Exactly. Because as you know I teach at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the summer is my real time off where I don't have to deal with students, and not that that's a bad thing, but I don't have to grade papers, lecture, things like that. So if I wanna take a significant amount of time off, I have to do it in the summer, so I did. Which by the way, if you haven't taken three to four weeks off in a long time, I recommend trying.- [Paul] Not since college.- So yeah, I'm still tryin' to lead the way in thought leadership when it comes to content promotion and distribution, both paid and earned. I feel like a lot of people have sort of hogged up that influence or marketing earned side, of earned content promotion through influencer marketing. So I focus most of my attention on the paid side. So earlier in the year I spent nearly a month just researching the native advertising tech landscape. And what I discovered was there's over 272 companies that are involved in native advertising, someway on the technology side.- [Paul] And define native advertising for me, like what do you--- So native advertising is content that matches the form, feel, and function of the media that surrounds it. Okay, so a good way to think about it and to get clarity around native advertising is anything in feed that looks like it's supposed to be there. It can say sponsored. So Facebook's a perfect example. You see sponsored posts there, but it's in feed and it looks just like everything else, it just annotated as sponsored.- So sponsored content, native advertising, same thing or are they, is there distinctions?- So this is a big problem in native advertising. You also have something called long-form native advertising. And the most famous example of that is Netflix's Orange is the New Black in the New York Times.- [Paul] I met the lady last night that wrote that article--- Melanie. Melanie wrote that article, she's here. So that's native advertising too.- So the reason I bring that up is because to your average person that Facebook ad and that entire article in the New York Times, are totally different things. But they're not. They're both sponsored, they're both in feed, in the natural feed of the website, and they're both paid for. Okay so there's really, there's four categories, there's long-form, programmatic, non-programmatic, the fourth one is social media.- Okay.- Those are not the IAB categories, those are the categories that I've come up with because I don't like the IAB's categories.- [Paul] Interactive Advertising?...


16 Mar 2018

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7: Paul Roetzer / The Hard Stuff About Building an Agency, Defining Success, & Solving for Both

Metrics & Chill

It’s been 12 years since Paul Roetzer founded PR 20/20. Since then he’s learned a lot through personal growth, business success, developing and retaining talent, and so much more.


5 Dec 2017