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.

A content dominance strategy drives new media economy

November 15th, 2016

Subscription-based revenue now far exceeds advertising revenue amonf media consumers. A content dominance strategy is driving the new media economy

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What marketing skills do you need for career success today?

November 1st, 2016

Debates rages over need for college education, marketing skills versus tech, and the future of marketing. What skills do you need for career success?

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The true goal of influence: Persuasion

October 18th, 2016

Persuasion has a number of elements, and you can’t truly persuade without understanding your audience, the information they need to achieve their own goals.

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Content marketing FOMO and the future of marketing budgets

October 4th, 2016

In this latest episode of The Marketing Companion podcast, Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster discuss content marketing FOMO, and courage in marketing

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How to create a winning strategy with crappy content

September 19th, 2016

The conventional wisdom is that quality beats quantity in content marketing but that is not always the case. Sometimes cheap and crappy content can win

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A thought exercise on social media and critical thinking

September 5th, 2016

Research shows that being immersed in web activities might reduce our ability process information. The enigma of social media and critical thinking.

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The reality of online influence and the only thing that matters

August 22nd, 2016

In the online realm, title doesn’t matter, achievement doesn’t matter, wealth doesn’t matter. The key to building online influence is being known.

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Why Content Shock is coming to a Facebook ad near you

August 9th, 2016

If you read between the lines, Facebook just told us it’s going to become a lot more expensive to be in marketing soon. In their recent blockbuster earnings announcement, CFO Dave […]

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Should Facebook be regulated?

July 26th, 2016

Facebook sets its own standards for content and community apart from other government guidelines for violence and obscenity. Should Facebook be regulated?

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