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Welcome to the world’s most entertaining marketing podcast.

A big claim? Well, what other podcast brings you laugh-out-loud comedy, “celebrity” guest appearances, and cutting edge marketing insights? No wonder The Marketing Companion stands alone and has attracted thousands of loyal listeners.

Mark Schaefer is a globally-recognized marketing author, consultant, and blogger. Tom Webster is an insightful and pithy researcher and raconteur. Put them together and you’ve created one of the most acclaimed and beloved on-demand radio shows on the planet.

The Marketing Companion 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 episode guide below or push one of the subscribe buttons to get episodes delivered free to your email account every other week.


Where are all the social networks?

October 18th, 2018

Industry leaders once predicted many niche social networks that eventually eat away at Facebook’s dominance Why did that never happen?

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Brilliant marketing, or the beginning of Big Brother?

October 4th, 2018

Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster discuss remarkable business trends that eerily point to a Big Brother technology monitoring personal lives and politics.

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Should one country govern the internet?

September 20th, 2018

A Marketing Companion podcast episode with asks if one country should govern the internet, explores Apple’s “third wave,” and looks at CEO branding.

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Timeless marketing lessons from KISS, Paula Abdul, and a hologram machine

September 6th, 2018

Marketing lessons from KISS, a brush with Paula Abdul, and an unfortunate incident with holograms are just part of the fun on The Marketing Companion.

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Podcasting’s next big moment: The insider insights

August 22nd, 2018

Podcasting’s next big moment may rely on lower standards, quirkier programming, and reality shows. Opportunities for growth from an industry insider

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Facebook: The place where social change goes to die?

August 9th, 2018

The Facebook news stream is a profoundly ineffective place to change somebody’s mind. Is this any way to create social change?

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Is a store with no sales the future of retailing?

July 26th, 2018

Retailing is in a cataclysmic shift. But a new California shop may portend the future of retailing. Oh yes. It has nothing on its shelves.

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Why customers really don’t want to engage with your brand

July 12th, 2018

Customer engagement has always been a driver of social media strategy. But maybe customers don’t want to engage with your brand after all.

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What does it take to create a podcast consistently for five years?

June 28th, 2018

Mark Schaefer reflects on what it takes to create a podcast, the ups and downs, and how to keep it running successfully for five years.

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