Businesses come in all shapes and sizes. Some brands market themselves to a broad audience and have wide appeal while others have to find a select, small audience. Social media is a great tool for a business to reach a wide audience, but it has immense power to find niche audiences and target them with social post and ads. Even before Facebook and Instagram became paid ad platforms, they were powerful brand building and marketing tools.

As with businesses, clothing comes in all shapes and sizes. The King brothers, Kenny & Danny of King Bros. Clothiers, have built their brand customizing clothing and fitting suits for each one of their clients. They used Instagram to build their brand, find an audience, and even find clients to fit with custom suits. In the niche of custom, bespoke suits, they have found success with hard work and the right partnerships. They have worked with a lot of clients – from athletes & celebrities to business people and people who simply wear suits to work everyday.

In this episode we talk with Kenny & Danny King about taking the leap of faith to start a business, and how they have had to evaluate and change their business as digital marketing changes. We were able to find out what it’s like working with Thor Björnsson – “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones, and the Timberwolves’ Karl Anthony Towns. They talk about the role of passion and hard work in making their business a success as well as how they were able to educate people and elevate their brand in a relatively unknown industry.


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Pat Laeger

Videographer/Producer

@PatLaeger Pat Laeger

As the Videographer for Hubbard Interactive, Pat produces videos for the Twin Cities Hubbard Radio stations that range from event recaps to social video promos. He also produces an array of videos for sales clients – from testimonial videos to product how-to videos; from spotlight interview videos to animated infographic videos. He loves to tell stories – big or small. He has two dogs named #OakleyRembrandt and #GemmaWatson (check out their hashtags on Instagram!).


Tory Kalousek

Senior Social Media Strategist

@earthtobrides Tory Kalousek

With a background in Digital Marketing, Tory is a Senior Social Media Strategist for Hubbard Interactive. She gets her kicks from figuring out how to take clients from all industries digital presence above and beyond. As a Google Analytics, Twitter Flight School and HubSpot Content Marketing certified professional, she sees the power that the digital world can have for a brand. The numbers never lie (usually), and she uses them to help guide marketing decisions. With a double degree in Communications and Spanish from Iowa State University, Tory uses her “Iowa Nice” background to connect with people from all walks of life. Even though she works in digital marketing, she still uses paper to make a list. Otherwise, you’ll find Tory practicing yoga followed by eating a pint of ice cream.


Kenny & Danny King

@king_bros @kingbrosclothiers

Kenny and Danny King started King Brothers Clothiers in 2011. The King Brothers have a unique lens into image and marketing a business, directly translating social media “brands” into sales. They, along with their work, have been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, HBO, hulu, NBA TV, MLB Network, NFL Network and Hollywood movies, among others.


 

Standing out in a crowded market is hard. While there’s no silver bullet that will fix your marketing and get you a win every time, using some unconventional tools and tactics can get you noticed. The Isaacson brothers are doing just that. They are realtors in a saturated market, but they are also carving out their own space by being open to new marketing methods. They are willing to sponsor events and be themselves – however weird that is – on social media in order to build a long-lasting relationship with buyers and sellers through an exciting and unconventional process.

In this episode we talk with Tony and Sam Isaacson about starting their own real estate business in such a tight industry. They are honest about successes, struggles, and what it’s really like working with your brother. There was a fair amount of teasing and joking, but they share some valuable insight into the entrepreneurial process and real estate world.


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Missy Young

Social Media Services Manager

@miss_shredbetty Missy Young

As the Social Media Services Manager for Hubbard Interactive, Missy Young’s position entails working with clients and team members to drive social media strategy and lead initiatives to identify new technologies and digital best practices. She develops customized micro and macro campaigns that drive online interaction, promotes and creates content that enhances the customer experience and creates lead generation for medium to large-scale companies. She regularly speaks at local and national events on a variety of subjects including: social media, PR, analytics and content strategy.


Tony Isaacson

Realtor

@tony_isaacson

Tony has built his real estate foundation with a background in finance, residential mortgages, and banking. Growing up in the Twin Cities certainly sparked his passion for real estate. Now living in Downtown Minneapolis with his wife, Audra, they enjoy all of the amazing things this city has have to offer. Having earned his MBA, Tony provides you with knowledgeable guidance for one of the most important decisions you and your family will ever make. The Isaacson Brothers will be with you every step of the way from buying and selling to renovating and design.


Sam Isaacson

Realtor

@samuelisaacson

Growing up in the Great State of Minnesota, Sam has a strong knowledge of the Twin Cities market. Combining an educational foundation in legal studies in business, years of experience in the banking industry, and a genuine dedication to clients makes real estate a true passion. In an industry crowded with special interests and transactional mentalities, Sam attempts to bring back the human element to the home buying, selling, and renovation process. Sam believes a home is a true blessing. With his brother Tony, they will pair you with the best designers, contractors, and financial consultants. What is Sam’s favorite thing while he is not engulfed in real estate market? Being Uncle Sam to his beautiful twin nieces – Hayden & Harlowe.


Pat Laeger

Videographer/Producer

@PatLaeger Pat Laeger

As the Videographer for Hubbard Interactive, Pat produces videos for the Twin Cities Hubbard Radio stations that range from event recaps to social video promos. He also produces an array of videos for sales clients – from testimonial videos to product how-to videos; from spotlight interview videos to animated infographic videos. He loves to tell stories – big or small. He has two dogs named #OakleyRembrandt and #GemmaWatson (check out their hashtags on Instagram!).


As we start 2019, our producer, Pat, takes over hosting duties for an episode to talk about how Hubbard Interactive works and what we’ve learned in 9 years of business. Bernie Laur and Missy are the leaders for Hubbard Interactive, so Pat goes right to the top to find out what coming next for business marketing online in 2019 from an agency perspective.

Missy and Bernie get a little nostalgic as they remember the early days with MySpace and before Facebook was a paid advertising platform. Bernie talks about leveraging his radio experience to push digital marketing forward and Missy gets excited about influencers and event activations.

As we uncover a bit about what makes us tick, we hope you can learn from some of our experience and grab some useful tactics and ideas to try with your business marketing in 2019.


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On This Episode

Missy Young

Social Media Services Manager

@miss_shredbetty Missy Young

As the Social Media Services Manager for Hubbard Interactive, Missy Young’s position entails working with clients and team members to drive social media strategy and lead initiatives to identify new technologies and digital best practices. She develops customized micro and macro campaigns that drive online interaction, promotes and creates content that enhances the customer experience and creates lead generation for medium to large-scale companies. She regularly speaks at local and national events on a variety of subjects including: social media, PR, analytics and content strategy.


Bernie Laur

Director of Digital Sales

@bernielaur @bernielaur

Bernie Laur is the Director of Digital Sales for the Hubbard Interactive – Twin Cities and has been running the Digital Sales organization since October of 2008. Since arriving at Hubbard, Bernie has been instrumental in creating Hubbard’s Social Media Management and Marketing and Digital Display advertising platforms. Bernie and Hubbard Interactive have partnered with sister company, 2060 Digital, to also offer businesses SEO, PPC, Website creation, Email Marketing and Management, Podcasting, and much more. Bernie is a 30 year veteran in the broadcasting and digital fields. Before Hubbard, Bernie was General Sales Manager of WKTI Radio in Milwaukee; he lived the “Hip Hop Dream” as GSM of B96 Radio in the Twin Cities; and he co-created and managed the CBS Retail Group – Twin Cities. Bernie holds a BA in Journalism/Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Having been born and raised in Milwaukee, Bernie is not just a Green Bay Packers fan, he’s a season ticket holder and owner!


Pat Laeger

Videographer/Producer

@PatLaeger Pat Laeger

As the Videographer for Hubbard Interactive, Pat produces videos for the Twin Cities Hubbard Radio stations that range from event recaps to social video promos. He also produces an array of videos for sales clients – from testimonial videos to product how-to videos; from spotlight interview videos to animated infographic videos. He loves to tell stories – big or small. He has two dogs named #OakleyRembrandt and #GemmaWatson (check out their hashtags on Instagram!).