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.

Is Facebook evil?

November 30th, 2017

Is Facebook evil? A Facebook insider called foul on the company’s efforts to use neuroscience to manipulate emotions and even our addictions.

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Digital marketing: A discussion on three touchy subjects

November 14th, 2017

Algorithms that hurt kids, marketing strategies that don’t work and “outing” on social media are three very touchy subjects covered in this discussion

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The future of humor in marketing with The Marketoonist

October 31st, 2017

Humor is a powerful elements we can add to our marketing efforts. But humor in marketing is difficult. Here’s some real advice from The Marketoonist

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It’s time to put an end to an era of lazy marketing

October 17th, 2017

Using new data from political research, there is an imperative for micro-segmentation and marketing fundamentals — a call for the end to lazy marketing.

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The extraordinary power of curated content

October 3rd, 2017

There’s a lot of pressure to create great original content but maybe success comes through an industry curated content strategy.

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Love, politics and content marketing

September 19th, 2017

In this new Marketing Companion episode, Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster review Content Marketing World and why politics and content marketing fell flat

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Is it just me, or does it seem like the ad industry is a hot mess?

September 5th, 2017

The ad industry is in trouble and stock valuations are in a freefall. This podcast episode examines the problems in the ad industry.

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I wasn’t a desperate entrepreneur, and that’s why I failed

August 22nd, 2017

The business case for becoming a desperate entrepreneur: A corporate intrapreneur will always lose to an entrepreneur running out of money and time

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Is Amazon Spark primed for new social network success?

August 8th, 2017

Creating a new social network is a perilous proposition but Amazon Spark may beat the odds. What marketers need to know about this new entry.

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