Facebook is getting in the email marketing business. Will they buy a business or consumer-side email marketing company, or go organic?
The Taboola/Outbrain deal is off the table. The boys discuss why this happened and what's the future for the tech.
In rants and raves, Adweek buys Target Marketing and Publishing Executive, Facebook's CMO resigns to create more diversity, and Mattress Firm launches Sleep.com.
Major media companies from around the United States are divesting their real estate properties to right-size their business models. Washington Post pushes forward into native advertising territory as traditional advertising falters. Audio is even bigger than we thought it would be, while creators at TikTok don't understand that they built their homes on rented land, and are now searching for a way out.
In rants and raves, Joe r...
First, watch the Nike ad if you haven't. Required watching.
TikTok was in the news this week, with a crazy deal in progress with Microsoft.
In other news, Industry Dive purchased Newscred's content marketing studio business, while Digiday finds that branded content and native advertising spending is on a downward trend. Freightwaves media business has taken off and Buzzfeed now sells products (of course they do).
While Coca-Cola begins killing zombie brands in favor of old standbys, companies like The New York Times are diversifying like crazy. Who's right?
Carnage is hitting digital media during the pandemic, affecting publishers just when they started to turn the corner, while content marketing, according to ANA research, is beginning to boom.
At the same time, TikTok may possibly be forced out of the United States as concern of Chinese data tampering persists.
In other news, Lululemon buys Mirror in a content/technology deal that seemed almost too cheap to pass up.
And when did Substack get so big? Could it be the next bu...
Almost all physical events are canceled for 2020. This means there will be a lot of innovation in the virtual events space. This also means a huge opportunity for a large tech brand to become the Netflix for business video content.
The Girl Scouts are launching a new content brand called CircleAround. Both Joe and Robert love the idea, but the plan has some major flaws.
Continuing the acquisition movement, Adweek was purchased by Shamrock Capital Advisors. More to come? The boys will answer.
Microsoft lays of 50 journalists, instead opting to use "computer robots." Robert reviews what journalists need to do now to protect their jobs.
And Nic Carter from Coindesk details a fascinating take on perhaps, in the future, you'll be able to lay claim to your social media profile.
Media company Team Whistle buys production company/agency Tiny Horse, further showing that revenue diversification is king in media and content marketing today.
Joe Rogan signs with Spotify and Joe and Robert chiming in on who is the real winner.
The White House is putting the smackdown on Twitter and social media regarding Twitter's labeling of the President's tweets, while Zuckerberg keeps making the wrong decisions for F...
The New York Times reports that big tech such as Facebook and Google should pay media companies reparations for lost revenue. Joe and Robert think differently. The media business continues to kill itself due to a short-sighted revenue strategy.
In other news, the Financial Times launches a mix group for subscription but doesn't invite any product brands, while thought leadership is everything.
What do marketers do while we wait for a turnaround?
Cosmo magazine details a number of key content marketing tactics that should be used by every enterprise, while Orbit Media offers 26 marketing ideas you could use now to get your house in order.
In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Robert and Joe discuss why marketers need to aggressively invest in marketing now and not cut back.
Then the boys spend many fruitless minutes discussing the launch of new content platform Quibi and w...
In this episode of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert discuss how the coronavirus COVID-19 is impacting media companies, specifically local media. Frankly, can they survive? What will be the model that replaces them?
In other news, what can enterprise brands learn from the marketing of YouTube sensation Jo-Jo Siwa? Media and brand publishing partnerships are all the rage, while the CMO of Anheuser-Busch goes full content marketing.
A special episode of #ThisOldMarketing.
In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss some big opportunities for marketers, especially in the acquisition space.
Joe and Robert discuss a corona virus (COVID-19) week of news in marketing, trying to make sense of what's next.
Corona virus coverage gives major publishers a huge lift in traffic, bringing in pay-wall and advertising questions.
In other news, a strange report claimed that now is the time for Apple to buy Disney. Of course, Robert is against, while Joe is the biggest cheerleader for the deal.
A special episode of #ThisOldMarketing.
In this episode, Joe and Robert discuss the new reality in front of marketers and what we, as marketers, need to be focusing on today.
For episode #229 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert lead off with a worthy rant on AdAge's addition of a "content marketing" awards category, which really isn't content marketing at all.
Both Mailchimp and Salesforce purchase media properties, further proving that the boys' prediction from the past is coming true - corporate brands are and will continue to buy traditional media assets.
In episode #228 of This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert kick off the show with commentary on Burger King's new "moldy burger" campaign.
Facebook hires Reuters to do fact checking, and the boys argue about the real strategy behind the move.
More and more "advertisers" are buying media companies and one article gives a detailed history of the missed opportunity (by both marketers and media companies).
On episode #227 of PNR's This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert dissect the best and worst super bowl ads of 2020.
In other news, the creation of less content is actually a winning strategy of successful online publishers, while Warren Buffett leaves the newspaper media industry...or does he?
In episode 226 of #ThisOldMarketing, Joe and Robert dissect an intriguing report by the World Economic Forum on the future of jobs. In it, the WEF predict that sales, marketing and content jobs will be among the most plentiful.
Finally, the boys break down the success ...