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Chaos Creates a Rather Large Marketing Opportunity for Brands: #ThisOldMarketing Episode 237

In episode 237 of PNR: This Old Marketing, Joe and Robert discuss how the current crisis provides powerful growth opportunities for brands.

Recorded live May 28, 2020; Length: 1:06:12


  • (03:24) As businesses reopen, are the guys ready to get out there?

Notable News

  • (09:00) Media company Team Whistle buys production company/agency Tiny Horse, further showing that revenue diversification is king in media and content marketing today. (Source: The Wall Street Journal)

The Deep Dives

  • (20:10) Joe Rogan signs with Spotify and Joe and Robert chiming in on who is the real winner. (Source: Supercast)
  • (32:40) The White House is putting the smackdown on Twitter and social media regarding Twitter’s labeling of the President’s tweets, while Mark Zuckerberg keeps making the wrong decisions for Facebook. (Source: CBS News and Newsweek)

(Source: Newsweek)

The Show Sponsor

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Rants and Raves

  • (46:55) Joe’s Rave – Prof Prof G’s podcast with Sam Harris regarding the destruction of the advertising model
  • (50:14) Joe’s Rant – TV advertisers can’t keep an agreement. (Source: Digiday)
  • (53:18) A Quibi update from Robert – Some major advertisers have asked to revise deal terms with the platform. (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
  • (55:29) Robert’s Commentary – As part of a Google initiative, McClatchy has launched another news site. (Source: MediaPost)
  • (00:00) Robert’s Rave – A Santa Barbara roofing company is giving local residents weather forecasts.

Until the next episode, be safe and healthy, PNR friends.

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