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.

Marketing addiction. Is this the goal, or is this the problem?

April 19th, 2018

Getting people “addicted” to a product seems like an aspirational marketing goal but now it’s actually happening in some cases. Is marketing addiction the solution or the problem?

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The fast pace of marketing will get faster

April 5th, 2018

On this retro look at marketing over the past five years — Google Glass, Klout, Twitter and others — the Marketing Companion episode shows the pace of marketing is fast and getting faster!

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Insights into new media trends on podcasting, social media, and smart speakers

March 22nd, 2018

This annual research into new media trends is chock-full of insights and curiosities. Learn why you might need an audio strategy, the fastest tech segment right now, social media usage trends, wy YouTube means music, and more!

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Is social media marketing still a thing?

March 8th, 2018

Social media marketing has been the hottest marketing concept for the last 10 years. Is it losing steam, or just taking off? Is social media marketing still a thing?

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Amazon puts experiential marketing at a crossroads

February 22nd, 2018

There is a consumer revolution afoot, perhaps enabled by Amazon. Does experiential marketing matter as much as it used to?

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The techlash: Are people ready to fight back against Big Tech?

February 8th, 2018

Social media is getting dangerous, manipulating and monopolistc. The techlash: Are people ready to fight back against Big Tech?

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The new marketing career: What do you need to do to remain relevant?

January 25th, 2018

Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster peel back the curtains on their worklives and discuss their ideas on how to have a meaningful and relevant marketing career.

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The future of the digital marketing agency with Mitch Joel

January 11th, 2018

Mirum President Mitch Joel explains why the future of a digital marketing agency is reliant on navigating martech, hustling through new competition, and cozying up to Amazon.

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Cocooning consumers and other mesmerizing mega-trends

December 28th, 2017

A Ford Motor analyst provides her take on some of the biggest consumer trends on earth. Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster look at consumer cocooning and other ideas

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