Media Companies Episodes

June 3, 2022

Sponsorships & the Solar System (326)

More shenanigans at Meta with not one but two executives leaving. Twitter crumbles under the weight of Elon as more employees seek to leave. Media companies are leaving pay-wall strategies for sponsorships, while more regulations coming for Web3....

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May 20, 2022

The Webby Award-Winning Episode (324)

This episode could be our ticket to Webby fame. You'll just have to listen to be sure. We, of course, go through the latest Twitter disaster that is Elon Musk, and then detail the new THE Spotify NFT integration. All …

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May 13, 2022

NFTs: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times (323)

Joe and Robert do an overview of the crazy week in crypto. Is this an opportunity or has Web3's time come to pass? The New York Times and Disney release earnings and the boys run through the highlights. The Wall …

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April 1, 2022

Tech Companies as Media Companies Becoming Old Hat (317)

Well, Joe and Robert are finally seeing their 10-year prediction come to fruition. It seems that just about every tech company out there is turning into a significant media company. This week, the boys share the news about Hubspot's creator …

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March 25, 2022

BAYC's $4 Billion Valuation - A Disagreement (316)

Yuga Labs gets $450 million, giving it a $4 billion dollar valuation. Robert is suspect whether the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) and CryptoPunks owner can drive that much value. Joe, of course, completely disagrees. In other news, Time and …

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Feb. 11, 2022

Do Platforms Need Editorial Oversight? (310)

The boys cover the ongoing Spotify/Joe Rogan saga, while Robert's new book title should be "Epic Marketing Rant." The continuing soap opera at Spotify calls into question the editorial control needs of a platform. And yes, platform also means media …

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Dec. 24, 2021

NFTs, Advertising and Football Collide (303)

Buzzfeed and Forbes get SPACish while the UK advertising police tries to corral Arsenal's token launch.

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Dec. 3, 2021

Special Episode 300: From Apple to Disney and Why We Still Hate Faceb…

In this very special 300th Anniversary show, Robert and Joe answer 10 audience questions covering all the things, with a surprise introduction from Gary Busey.

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Oct. 15, 2021

The Creator Economy Is Not Failing (293)

If you read the headlines, you might think that the creator economy is failing. That couldn't be further from the truth.

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Aug. 23, 2021

Be Like Red Ventures (285)

Red Ventures is the biggest media company you've never heard of. Want to succeed with your content? Be more like Red. That...and Robert has a crush on Tim Tebow.

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March 12, 2021

NFTs: It's Happening Sweetheart! (262)

Joe and Robert quarrel over the future of, other more boring news of the week included.

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Feb. 19, 2021

Facebook Invades Australia (259)

Big news this week out of Australia, where social media giant Facebook removes all news media sources from its platform. In the end, it was inevitable.

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Feb. 5, 2021

Hubspot Does the Hustle (257)

Big news this week, with tech player Hubspot buying SMB newsletter the rants.

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Dec. 11, 2020

251: KFC Content Is Better than a Bucket of Chicken

Facebook and the FTC get heated, the local news desert is a real thing (and has a solution), and KFC heats up winter with Mario Lopez and a side of biscuits.

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Oct. 15, 2020

247: Why Netflix Would Buy AMC (and why that's important)

The streaming wars have begun. Disney has committed to it. Amazon and Apple are dabbling in it. But Netflix owns it. An AMC purchase could be how it levels up.

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