Rank #1: PNR 27: A Must-Read Report from The New York Times | The FCC Is Wrong
In this episode, Joe and Robert go into detail about the leaked New York Times report uncovering the major challenges they are dealing with to stay relevant in digital news. It's a must read for all businesses. In addition, Joe and Robert discuss the integration of brand newsrooms, content marketing research in Australia, and the Tea Party's new online digital publication. Robert's rant this week includes comments about the FCC non-ruling on fast laning. This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: "Our Food: Your Questions" from McDonalds Canada.
Rank #2: PNR 31: The Future of Native Advertising | M&A Activity for Brand Publishing
In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss whether or not brands will destroy the native advertising opportunity, and whether you can actually program native to audiences. In addition, the boys banter about the Red Bull Media House model, and how many brands will follow their publishing structure. Robert rants and raves about the Dumb Ways to Die franchise, and Joe rants about the closed atmosphere at the US Open. The week's #ThisOldMarketing example: BeingGirl.com from P&G.
Rank #3: PNR 23: Organic Reach in Facebook Is Gone | Enterprise Content Ineffective
In this episode of PNR and #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss some changes in Google Analytics, followed by a deep discussion on the future of Facebook for content marketers. More news for the week includes agencies building out newsrooms, new CMI content marketing research on B2B enterprises and why social media fading into wallpaper is a good thing. This week's TOM example of the week: Dell Power Solutions.
Rank #4: PNR 68: The Media Industry Is Desperately Confused
In the episode of PNR (dubbed the "beautiful episode"), Joe and Robert discuss Uber's new magazine launch to drivers as well as an interesting article about the negativity surrounding ghostwriting. In addition, the boys discuss the confusion in the media landscape, how bad native advertising can get, and how Dove's move wasn't very beautiful. Raves include airline safety and nifty titles. This week's #ThisOldMarketing example: Land's End and Apostraphe.
Rank #5: PNR 19: Time to Ignore Facebook and Google
This week, Joe and Robert talk about the latest Facebook algorithm change, which pretty much assures we will have to pay Facebook to get our content noticed. At the same time, Google goes out to hunt guest blogging spammers. After a nice discussion on transparency, Robert covers this week's TOM example: Baseball Cards.
Rank #6: PNR 144: A Content Marketing Approach Is Strategic, Actually
In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the latest TechCrunch article that claims content marketing isn't actually strategic. Accenture looks to become one of the leading content marketing providers in the world, and Facebook blocks the ad blockers with more of the same from Facebook. Rants and raves include Blab shutting down and personalized content. This week's TOM example: WE Energies.
This week's story links:How Google Analytics Ruined Marketing https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/07/how-google-analytics-ruined-marketing/ No Agencies Have This Breadth of Content: Inside Accenture’s $600 million content businesshttp://digiday.com/agencies/no-agencies-breadth-content-inside-accentures-600-million-content-business/ Facebook Cripples Ad Blockers on Its Site, Gives Consumers New Control Over Adshttp://adage.com/article/digital/facebook-defeats-ad-blockers-users-control/305375/?_lrsc=fa470243-212f-48ce-9ae5-d5347bb75364 SPONSOR - Content Marketing World - be at the marketing event of the year, September 6-9, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Use code PNR200 to save $200 off registration. http://contentmarketingworld.com RANTS AND RAVES http://www.emarketer.com/Article/How-Marketers-Benefit-Automating-Content-Creation/1014324?ecid=NL1015 http://marketingland.com/blab-shuts-live-video-platform-188089 https://medium.com/@shaanvp/blab-is-dead-long-live-blab-d2f72449ddb8#.9a2kyrpte TOM:WE Energies http://www.tmj4.com/on-air/inside-the-we-energies-cookie-book https://www.we-energies.com/home/cookiebook80th/we_energies_cookiebooks.html
Rank #7: PNR 22: The Future of Publishing | VC Money Runs Rampant in Content Marketing
In this episode of PNR's This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert talk about the future of publishing, and the one thing that both publishers and brands need to focus on when building out a content marketing practice. The boys also cover a number of money deals flowing into the content marketing industry, and what this means for the next 12 months. Cosmo causes a stir and Shutterstock launches a new education and training platform. This week's TOM example of the week: Fire Protection Engineering magazine from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. #ThisOldMarketing
Rank #8: PNR 136: Get Ready for Brands to Take Over Facebook Instant Articles
In this week's #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert talk about brands moving to Facebook's instant articles (in this case, Intel), and how FB needs to do more to help educate marketers and advertisers than their newly launched "creative hub". Podcasting gets a shot in the arm with eBay, and somewhere out there are some very happy, but very disillusioned marketers. Rants and raves include Snapchat's new magazine. TOM example of the week: Investools.
This week's story links:Facebook Extends Instant Articles - Starting With Intel http://digiday.com/brands/facebook-extends-instant-articles-brands-starting-intel/ Facebook Launches Creative Hub To Simplify Creation of Ads http://adage.com/article/special-report-cannes-lions/facebook-launches-creative-hub/304531/ Podcast Companies Experiment With Sponsored Content http://www.wsj.com/articles/podcast-companies-experiment-with-sponsored-content-1466154000 73% Of Ad Buyers Cite User Experience As Major Industry Challengehttp://www.adweek.com/news/technology/73-ad-buyers-cite-user-experience-major-industry-challenge-171995 These 5 Charts Show The State of Content Marketing Todayhttp://www.cmo.com/features/articles/2016/6/16/2016-state-of-content-marketing-through-5-charts.html SPONSOR MESSAGE: GoToWebinar and the "5 Steps to Attract Your Target Audience to Your Next Webinar" eBook. Download for free here: http://cmi.media/pnr136 RANTS & RAVES http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/06/17/snapchats-launching-digital-magazine-focused-tntersection-life-tech/http://adage.com/article/agency-news/ana-k2-find-evidence-pervasive-agency-rebate-collection/304347/http://adage.com/article/guest-columnists/clients-blame-lack-agency-transparency/304495/ THIS OLD MARKETING: Investools from TD Ameritrade https://www.investools.com
Rank #9: PNR 69: Google+ Finally Dead? Well, Not Really
In this episode of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss the big Apple announcement and why Robert doesn't have an iWatch yet. Then, onto Google plus. Is it dead? Is it alive? Joe says 4 out of 10 (whatever that means). In addition, the boys discuss the New York Times going Hollywood with native advertising, and why PR is the new content marketing (sort of). Rants and raves include why marketers can't measure and how to get your long-form articles to go viral. This week's TOM example of the week: RCA Records and Kellogg's.
Rank #10: PNR 73: Like It or Not, Advertising Is Booming
In this episode of PNR's This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss the finer points of what content marketing really is and how it's defined. The boys go on and banter about Google's deadline for mobile-friendly sites, as well as comment on how the advertising industry is, like it or not, actually booming. Rants and raves include Madmen and the death of publishing. This week's TOM: Robert Half.
Rank #11: PNR 140: Compared to Advertising, Content Marketing Still Petite
In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss the fascination with Pokemon Go and what content marketers should be considering. In the advertising world, content marketing still has quite a way to go, and Medium could actually be a fertile testing ground for small publishers and brands. Rants and raves include great storytelling and the Trump/Pence logo. This week's TOM example: I Dig Hardware from Allegion.
This week's story links:http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/pok-mon-go-inspiring-small-retailers-so-has-augmented-reality-gone-mainstream-172478 Why Content Marketing Is Bigger Than Jon Mandel http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/280372/why-content-marketing-is-bigger-than-jon-mandel.html Should Publishers Use Mediumhttps://www.baekdal.com/analysis/should-publishers-use-medium/F8A5DCFBF0B94B4DB1EA458D739A901E63A27B2811B70791BB927CD1D38475E2 SPONSOR - Episerver with Four Steps to Simplify the Digital Experience eBook. Download here: http://cmi.media/pnr139b Rants and Raves http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-good-storytellers-are-happier-in-life-and-in-love-1467652052 http://www.recode.net/2016/7/15/12201498/trump-pence-campaign-logo-meme TOM http://idighardware.com
Rank #12: PNR 141: How Brands Could Inherit the Web
In this week's episode, we cover two major acquisitions that are content marketing related: Yahoo! by Verizon and Dollar Shave Club by Unilever. Medium launches a content marketplace that might be a category killer, and the New York Times content studio is now a full agency (who would have guessed?). Rants and raves include stopping and how publishers love for native advertising may mean that brands will inherit the web. This week's TOM example: Houghton.
This week's story links:
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Yahoo Sells Core Business to Verizon For 4.8 Billionhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/business/yahoo-sale.html?_r=1 Unilever Buys Dollar Shave Club for $1 Billionhttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/business/dealbook/unilever-dollar-shave-club.html Medium Is Launching A Creative Exchange for Writershttps://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/221393947-The-Creative-Exchange-for-Writers T-Brand Studio Is Now A Full Fledged Agencyhttps://digiday.com/publishers/beyond-native-ny-times-plans-turn-t-brand-studio-full-fledged-agency/ SPONSOR - Episerver with Four Steps to Simplify the Digital Experience eBook. Download here: http://cmi.media/pnr139b Rants and Raveshttps://vimeopro.com/user48581009/the-ballad-of-the-dreadnought http://www.wsj.com/articles/martin-guitar-tries-long-form-branded-content-with-40-minute-documentary-1469206775 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/business/sponsored-content-takes-larger-role-in-media-companies.html?_r=0
Rank #13: PNR 10: Confusion over Content Strategy | The Truth about Forbes | Nike Content
In this episode, Joe and Robert talk about more funding for Contently, the truth about Forbes' valuation, why TV is not dying and why CMOs are so bad at customer experience. In addition, Robert reviews content from the dead and Joe rants about the confusion over content marketing and content strategy. This week's TOM example: Nike.
Rank #14: PNR 151: Audience, not Content, Is the Real Asset
In this episode of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss the results of CMI's 2017 content marketing benchmarks report and find that content marketing is indeed all about building audience. Rolling Stone finds a buyer; and who really should be the agency in charge of content creation? Rants and raves include a Robert Rose book review while Mental Floss folds print. This week's TOM example: Saindbury's.
This week's show notes:Singapore-based music startup buys 49% stake in Rolling Stone https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/25/bandlab-rolling-stone/ Content Marketing Takes A Turn For The Better - New 2017 Research http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2016/09/content-marketing-research-b2b/ Content Creation Who’s Job Is It Anyway http://mediatel.co.uk/newsline/2016/09/27/content-creation-whose-job-is-it-anyway/ EPISODE SPONSOR ION Interactive and their interactive ebook - 50 Ways to Engage Your Audience http://cmi.media/pnr151 RANTS AND RAVES https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LK7GXKM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/09/24/paramount_has_some_regrets_about_monster_trucks.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_ruhttp://www.foliomag.com/mental-floss-shutters-print-edition/http://digiday.com/publishers/publishers-appear-cooling-facebook-instant-articles/ TOM http://www.sainsburysmagazine.co.uk
Rank #15: PNR 76: The New Media Model Will Include Selling Products
In this episode of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss research that Facebook organic reach is dipping even more, and additional research that states influencer marketing is on the rise (but wait for the rant on this one). The boys also discuss why new media companies focus on advertising, and how the media model of the future will be all about selling products and services. After roasting the WSJ (again) for a misleading blog post, rants and raves include Emmy nods for content marketing. This week's #ThisOldMarketing example of the week: Merrill Lynch.
Rank #16: PNR 200: Special 200th Anniversary Episode + Content Marketing World 2017 Wrap Up
A very special 200th anniversary show featuring some clips from the past and how the show made it this far (we really can't believe it). After a walk down memory lane, Joe and Robert focus on the orange week that was Content Marketing World and all the joyful festivities on audience building. In other news, the boys review the latest CMO trend findings while Facebook begins a billion-dollar push into original content. Rants and raves include Facebook metrics, Equifax and M&A is getting real. This week's TOM example: The Rock Island Line.
OPENING SPONSOR - WIDEN and the Creative Workflow Workbook. Download at http://cmi.media/pnr200b
This week's story links:DEEP COVERAGE The CMO Survey Is Outhttps://cmosurvey.org/results/august-2017/ Facebook Is Willing To Spend Big In Video Pushhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-is-willing-to-spend-big-in-video-push-1504863181 SHOW SPONSOR Try CoSchedule Free For 21 Days http://cmi.media/pnr200a RANTS AND RAVES https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/09/equifax-breach-response-turns-dumpster-fire/ http://fortune.com/2017/09/06/facebooks-ad-metrics-census-pivotal/ 6. TOM - The Rock Island Line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI4nRD-DRpk
Thank you to all our listeners for making #200 so special!
Rank #17: PNR 192: No, Not Everyone Should Do Content Marketing
Joe and Robert cover why a number of publishers are cutting their own advertising and how Fender is taking a page from "Killing Marketing" and developing their own guitar lessons. Joe cuts in early for a rant about Gary V's latest post and why it's bad advice for marketers. Robert then rants about programmatic and raves about Deloitte. This week's TOM example: UBS.
This week's story links:Online Publishers Try Reducing Ads to Boost Revenue https://www.wsj.com/articles/online-publishers-try-reducing-ads-to-boost-revenue-1499940061 Fender Strums Up Demand With Guitar Lessons http://brandchannel.com/2017/07/10/fender-play-071017/ The Hack: Having a Media Company Mentality https://medium.com/@garyvee/the-hack-having-a-media-company-mentality-53d66a2e8207 SHOW SPONSOR - CONTENT MARKETING WORLD - Summer rates end July 21st. http://contentmarketingworld.com RANTS AND RAVEShttps://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/304043/programmatic-buying-declines-12-in-q1.html? http://adage.com/article/agency-news/deloitte-s-heat-wins-john-hancock-manulife-global-creative/309746/
THIS OLD MARKETING - UBS
Rank #18: PNR 153: Is Content Marketing Actually a Thing?
In this episode of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss whether content marketing is actually different than marketing itself, and if it is, does it work? In M&A news, Google Acquires Famebit while more and more publishers search for new media business models. Rants and raves include Donny Osmond and HP Enterprise. This week's TOM example: MassMutual's Society of Grownups.
This week's articles:
Is Content Marketing A Load Of Bollockshttps://www.marketingweek.com/2016/10/11/is-content-marketing-a-load-of-bullsht/ Google Acquires Famebit to Connect Youtube Creators With Brandshttps://techcrunch.com/2016/10/11/google-acquires-famebit-to-connect-youtube-creators-with-brands/ Publishers Become Retailers In The Market For Survivalhttps://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/oct/10/publishers-become-retailers-in-the-market-for-survival 5 Takeaways From Hubspot’s State of Inbound 2016http://www.toprankblog.com/2016/09/hubspot-2016-report/ EPISODE SPONSOR Ion Interactive and the User Engagement Lookbook - Check it out here: http://cmi.media/pnr153 RANTS AND RAVES http://www.cmo.com/opinion/articles/2016/9/21/the-storytelling-cmo.html#gs.9A13wE8 http://www.cmo.com/opinion/articles/2016/9/13/leading-from-the-front.html#gs.OE2Hk1c https://www.hpe.com/us/en/insights.html?jumpid=ps_nfhbgkxma6/dm:_N117602.157906TIMEINC_139478513_311749138_0_4934935
THIS OLD MARKETING: Society of Grownups
Rank #19: PNR 77: Why Digital Spending Is Not Growing Fast Enough
In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert go into detail on why digital marketers are still not spending enough on digital (or are they?). In addition, the boys talk about which content we need to target different generations and whether content companies are media companies, technology companies...or both. This episode also includes a short take on Google's launch into content discovery. Rants and raves include a draft pick from USC and Dove's "Real Beauty". This week's TOM example: NFL Films.
Rank #20: PNR 196: Facebook, Google, Netflix & Disney Begin War over Content
In this episode, Facebook launches YouTube competitor Watch, while Netflix begins a buying spree for content brands. Disney pulls its content from Netflix and Google may possibly still buy Snap. In other news, Quartz has figured out how to deliver real results for branded content and email subscription has never been more important. Rants and raves include Deadpool and Time Inc. This week's TOM example: J. Walter Thompson.
This week's story links:QUICK HIT NEWS Facebook Launches Watchhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-courts-video-makers-for-watch-tab-with-financial-incentives-1502445601 Netflix Gets Into The Comic Book Business By Acquiring Millarworld http://www.comicsbeat.com/monday-surprise-netflix-acquires-millarworld/ Disney Will Pull Its Movies from Netflix and Start It’s own Streaming Servicehttps://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/08/disney-will-pull-its-movies-from-netflix-and-start-its-own-streaming-services.html Google Reportedly Offered 30 Billion To Acquire Snapchathttps://techcrunch.com/2017/08/03/google-buy-snap/ IN DEPTH NEWS How Quartz Achieved a 90% Renewal Rate On Branded Contenthttps://digiday.com/media/quartz-achieved-90-percent-renewal-rate-branded-content/ Turning Audience Development Into A Profit Machinehttp://www.pubexec.com/post/turn-audience-development-profit-machine/ SHOW SPONSOR - SMARTLING Translation: A Reliable Recipe for Business Growth. Download here: http://cmi.media/pnr196 RANTS AND RAVEShttps://digiday.com/media/time-inc-launches-pethero-consumer-revenue-push/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=digidaydis&utm_source=publishing&utm_content=170807 http://www.foliomag.com/the-original-evangelist-for-b2b-content-analytics/ http://bosacks.com TOM J WALTER THOMPSON AGENCY… https://archive.org/details/thompsonredbook00thomgoog