Is Marketing Dead? A Live Hangout on Air Video Discussion

Is Marketing Dead Hangout VideoVirante’s Mark Traphagen joined John Blossom (Shore Communications), Mark Thomas (SlingshotSEO), Su Ann Lim (TekPersona), Steve Faktor (IdeaFaktory), and Patrick Healy (Phacient) in a live Google+ Hangout On Air broadcast hosted by Shaker Cherukuri of ProcessISInc.

Our discussion took off from the blog post “Is Marketing Dead?” by Shaker. Topics covered in the discussion:

  1. What does Marketing mean to you?
  2. How has Social Media impacted the traditional marketing function in your personal experience?
  3. Is SEO dead?
  4. What opportunities does Mobile present to the Marketing function?
  5. Klout. What just happened? Is it still relevant? Was it ever? Do Brands need to pay attention to their score and style?
Watch the entire panel discussion in the video below:

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Mark is Director of Digital Outreach for Virante Inc. Mark helps businesses build strategies to increase brand influence and attract natural links and social signals. He has a special reputation as an expert on Google+ and Google Authorship. A former teacher, Mark has worked directly in Internet marketing since 2005, but has been involved in social media and online community formation since the mid 1990s. When not helping Virante clients improve their online presence, Mark participates in competitive storytelling, plays with a Dixieland street band, and (surprise) spends more time on the web.


  1. This blog is a great example of Customized content creation that we discussed in the Hangout Mark. Thanks for sharing it on your blog.

  2. Hi!I learned many ideas on marketing and SEO in your Google Hangout.Thanks a lot!

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