I don't personally do article marketing, but in many threads in many forums it is still put forward as an important part of SEO. I find this confusing, because when I hear what Matt Cutts says and what the likes of SEOmoz write, and other comments I see about how this has been devalued by Panda, it seems that it is something that is no longer recommended.
Have all these people (who enthusiastically say how great article marketing still is) got it wrong, or am I misunderstanding all the information I have been seeing?