The Marketing Companion

    • Content marketing FOMO and the future of marketing budgets

      In our latest edition of The Marketing Companion podcast, Tom Webster and I explore a couple of fascinating topics. The first is that marketers seems undeterred by the fact that most corporate content is not working, at least in a measurable way. Various research reveals that content marketing is not seen as effective by a majority of marketers, yet content creation budgets c ...

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    • The true goal of influence: Persuasion

      We talk a lot about influence, but what is the true goal of influencing? Persuading. While I was far afield in South America for the past few weeks, Tom’s wife Tamsen sat in for me in this episode of The Marketing Companion. Tom and Tamsen talk about the relationship between influence and persuasion, and what it really takes to not only make an impact, but to change behavior.

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  • How to create a winning strategy with crappy content

    … or conference soon. Illustration courtesy Flickr CC and Robin Zebrowski Related Posts Tags: automated writing, economics of content marketing, marketing companion, podcasts Posted in Artificial Intelligence, B2B and social media, Big Data and Analytics, Content distribution, Content Marketing, Content Shock, economics of social media, futurist, innovation, Marketing Strategy, Podcasts, Technology, The Marketing Companion | No Comments » All posts …

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  • A thought exercise on social media and critical thinking

    … at upgrading our Millennial reach by introducing a Would You Rather segment. You’ll learn why Tom would prefer to crap his pants in Starbucks and Mark can rock a thong. You are probably gripped with anticipation for this Marketing Companion episode and thankfully relief is in sight. In fact, it’s right here: If you can’t access the edition above…

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  • The reality of online influence and the only thing that matters

    … I used to be a big shot. In my corporate marketing days, I was among the top 1 percent on the company organizational chart. I was awarded seven patents and I earned two masters degrees. I closed the biggest deal in the company’s history, worth more than $5 billion in sales. I earned a big salary and managed a highly-visible team…

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  • Why Content Shock is coming to a Facebook ad near you

    … If you read between the lines, Facebook just told us it’s going to become a lot more expensive to be in marketing soon. In their recent blockbuster earnings announcement, CFO Dave Wehner said something interesting: Facebook’s ad load, or the total number of ads the company can show to each user, will be a “relative non-factor for predicting…

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  • Should Facebook be regulated?

    … safeguard to keep horrific content away from the eyes of children. Shouldn’t this be a topic of national discussion? Can’t we expect some option that gives parents the right to keep horrific content away from their children? This is important. Let the debate begin here, on The Marketing Companion podcast. In our latest episode, Tom Webster and I tackle…

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  • The new psychology of content consumption

    … Is the psychology of content consumption changing? That’s the central idea behind an amazing new discussion featured on The Marketing Companion podcast. Have you tried our free Internet radio program yet? You’ll have to hear this podcast to believe it — the first order of business is the introduction of the world’s first audio emojis…

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  • Six thought-provoking and profound marketing trends

    …, and switching costs. Will Facebook need to get into the music business? The game-changing technology of voice recognition accuracy. The malignant complexity of data and the vulnerability of a “single-source” supply channel. Pretty interesting stuff? If that wasn’t enough, it’s the third anniversary of The Marketing Companion and Tom and I have…

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  • Podcasts and advertising: Meet social media’s new super power

    … discussed it with Tom Webster on our latest episode of The Marketing Companion. If you love podcasting, marketing, advertising, social media, or just the sound of Tom’s voice, you won’t want to miss this show. Plus, you’ll learn about Tommodium, a new pharmaceutical product from the Marketing Companion Labs. It’s the solution to Social Media…

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  • How do you make your content the signal instead of the noise?

    …-blocking are pushing marketing dollars into new places. An unlikely source of content innovation — printed magazines and books. Innovations to merge games with serious editorial content to drive page views and engagement. Surprising insights on what almost every marketer is missing when it comes to creating effective video content…

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  • Brand bullying and other things that need to change

    … In the future, chatbots will be at the center of customer service and every shoe department will have a ladder In the latest episode of The Marketing Companion podcast, Tom Webster and I reveal our wishlist of what we would like to see “more of” and “less of” on the web. Among the topics we explore: Brand skepticism and brand bullying…

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  • Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media?

    …? And by the way … Where IS Google in this whole development? As of yet, they don’t seem to have a relevant entry. This is a fascinating new development and there are many, many future conversations we will have together on this topic. Let’s get the ball rolling with this new podcast episode. In the latest edition of The Marketing Companion, Tom Webster…

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  • Facebook and Snapchat at war, and four other groovy media trends

    … So much going on today! So many changes to consider. Facebook and Snapchat and content wars. OH MY! In this new episode of The Marketing Companion Tom Webster and I consider some EPIZOODIC new ideas that will be affecting your marketing programs now and in the future. Listen in for some TREMENDIFIED new insights on: Snapchat rejected…

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  • How to save Twitter

    … this on. How do you save Twitter? We cover a lot of ground in this 30 minute episode of The Marketing Companion and you’re going to enjoy the debate! Here we go! How to save Twitter … If you can’t access the Snapchat for the win edition above, click on this link to listen to Episode 73 Click here to download the latest episode or subscribe in iTunes…

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  • Snapchat for the win

    … a fascinating discussion with Tom Webster on our Marketing Companion podcast. We also discuss: Why this trend is another way consumers are becoming “less available” to advertisers. Why influencer marketing is growing in importance and how it is transforming in this ad-free era. Is Snapchat social media as it was meant to be? It’s unencumbered by Likes…

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  • The silver lining in the bad news about content marketing

    …, click on this link to listen to Episode 70 Click here to download the latest episode or subscribe in iTunes Complete Marketing Companion Episode Guide Click here for the show’s RSS feed – for Android listeners. Find the podcast on Stitcher Please support our extraordinary sponsors. Our content is free because of their generosity. Many…

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