Welcome to the world’s most entertaining marketing podcast.

With a spicy blend of good fun and powerful insight, The Marketing Companion has been the world’s most entertaining business podcast for more nearly a decade!

Mark Schaefer is a globally-recognized marketing author, futurist, college educator, consultant, and keynote speaker. Every other week, Mark brings one of his “marketing companions” alongside him to do a deep dive into the trends of today that forge the marketing innovations of tomorrow.

The Marketing Companion –among the top 1 percent of all podcasts on iTunes — is always fun, always interesting, and always on-target with insights and ideas that will turn up your marketing intellect to an “11.” Find a topic in the guide below or push one of the subscribe buttons to get episodes delivered free to your email account every other week.

The future of influencers and retail

October 13th, 2021

Influencers and retail stores will have a symbiotic new relationship according to this futurist.

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Pivoting my content strategy in an age of disruption

September 29th, 2021

Pivoting my content strategy was not an easy decision, but it’s time for a change.

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Twisted reality creates room for marketing innovation

September 15th, 2021

Twisted reality will become a marketing opportunity and challenge as what we see as real becomes blurred.

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Tech is opening up new marketing opportunities

September 2nd, 2021

The world is changing fast and each new shift creates unparalleled new marketing opportunities.

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New AI application enables conversations with the dead. Sort of.

August 19th, 2021

A new A.I. project enables realistic conversations with the dead. Will this help or hurt humanity?

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Is Live Commerce the next big social media mega-trend?

August 5th, 2021

Could Live Commerce be the next big social media mega-trend?

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Does TikTok’s new service promote inequality?

July 22nd, 2021

Video resumes might seem like a good idea except when you think through the implications for inequality.

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“Revenge travel” takes customers out of the loop

July 8th, 2021

Have you heard of revenge travel? It might explain weird consumer trends right now.

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Ten unexpected pandemic trends impacting your marketing world

June 24th, 2021

I can’t sleep. Unexpected pandemic trends are showing up in the world in weird ways.

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