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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 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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What happens to your marketing effort when Google search goes away?

July 25th, 2017

Smart speakers have become part of our lives and voice search has profound implications for marketing. What happens when Google search goes away?

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Influencer marketing grows up

July 11th, 2017

In just five years, influence marketing has grown from Klout to a mainstream industry channel. This post shows that influencer marketing grows up

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Should you trust The Meeker Report?

June 27th, 2017

The annual “Meeker Report” is a treasure trove of digital marketing trends and facts that attracts massive media attention each year. But can it be trusted?

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Achieving escape velocity: The content discovery challenge

June 13th, 2017

Search algorithms are holding content “loops” in place, making the popular even more popular, and depressing content discovery. What is the strategy now?

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