The Marketing Companion

Hosts Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster take you on a behind-the-scenes look at Mark's new book KNOWN. Mark reveals the concepts and process behind his unique new work and reveals which social media superstar's quote gives him a stomach ache! The podcast also features a hilarious segment on book sales ideas that will never work.

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Category:Social Media Marketing -- posted at: 7:56am EST

In this special episode, Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster interview Bryan Jones, VP Commercial Marketing for Dell. Bryan is a true leader when it comes to cutting-edge implementation of the latest marketing techniques. In this show, hear how he is driving risk-taking and creativity into his marketing team, how his team stays on top of the changing social media landscape and the role of technology and corporate culture in a world-class marketing team today.

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Category:Social Media Marketing -- posted at: 4:51pm EST

Apple has struggled with tech problems and is falling behind in key areas like original content, AI and smart speakers. How does the most valuable brand in the world turn it around? Hosts Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster offer their perspectives.

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Category:Social Media Marketing -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

In this episode Mark and Tom explore bold ideas that will have a profound impact on marketers including smart speakers, artificial intelligence, and the "streamification" of content.


On this special episode, hosts Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster bring Dr. Ari Lightman of Carnegie Mellon University into the studio for a fascinating discussion on how IoT will impact marketing, advertising, and our careers.

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Category:Social Media Marketing -- posted at: 6:02am EST

Mark and Tom take a look at some trends impacting business today including opportunities and underside of the gig economy, automated conversations leading the way in consumer data collection and fake news. The hosts also find the world's funniest joke.

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Category:Social Media Marketing -- posted at: 4:24pm EST

Much has been written about the US election and the lessons we can learn, but true insights are rare. As a VP for Edison Research, Tom Webster was on the front lines of the process. This episode takes you on an insider's view of data's role in the recent election and where we go from here.

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Category:Social Media Marketing -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

A mega-trend transforming the Internet is subscription-based revenue models driven by exclusive and addictive content. Content-based monetization models now account for 86 percent of Internet revenue, up from 20 percent in 2011. Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster dissect this profound trend and introduce the world's first virtual reality podcast.

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Category:Social Media Marketing -- posted at: 4:53pm EST

In this episode of The Marketing Companion Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster examine different perspectives on the skills needed to be successful today. Do you need to concentrate on marketing fundamentals or jump on board with the latest technological trends?

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Category:Social Media Marketing -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

With Mark Schaefer missing somewhere in Easter Island, Tom Webster enlists the aid of a very special guest to discuss persuasion—how it differs from influence, how content marketers can write persuasive content, and even a special performance of the Cirque du Marketing!

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Category:Social Media Marketing -- posted at: 4:05pm EST