On this episode our guest host Adriana sat down with makers from the Great Lakes to the Great Plains at the recent MNBloggerBash event hosted at Rose & Loon. We wanted to know how these makers got their start and how they transitioned from side hustle to full on career, how do they advertise with small budgets, and what advice they’d give to someone wanting to make the leap to pursuing their passion projects.


Featured Makers


Shownotes


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Popped Corn

Sue launched PoppedCorn with one goal in mind – Creating and offering the best locally popped fresh popcorn and fudge on the planet.

Sue, Anna and Marcus have created over 70 unique and delicious flavors.  Every holiday brings something special and a taste reflecting the season.

Visit poppedcorn.com to see the flavors and order yours today!



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.


Adriana Velez

Social Media Coordinator

@sincerely_ami Adriana Velez

With a career path that has so far been more confusing than the plot line of a Telenovela, Adriana brings knowledge from multiple areas of digital marketing. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Business Law and was a cheerleader during her time there. As a Social Media Coordinator at Hubbard Interactive, she brings company voices to life through social media content. With multiple HubSpot certifications and knowledge in Inbound Marketing, she knows the importance of lead nurturing. With passion for all things email, she is able to take a hands-off approach to engaging with customers and nurturing leads as they go through the buyer’s journey. When she isn’t geeking out over digital marketing you can find her blogging about mental health, capturing her trendy life living in North Loop, and taking pictures of her dog and cat.


Pet photos and videos are arguably the cutest content on social media. But what happens when there’s an emergency situation with a pet family member? Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota has been around for over 40 years for those situations. They care for a wide variety of animals and offer many specialists and therapies. In this episode we chat with Heidi, the marketing director from Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota about their online presence. She talks about how they balance education, awareness, cute animals, and everything that comes with emergency pet care both in person and online.


Shownotes


Sponsor

Popped Corn

Sue launched PoppedCorn with one goal in mind – Creating and offering the best locally popped fresh popcorn and fudge on the planet.

Sue, Anna and Marcus have created over 70 unique and delicious flavors.  Every holiday brings something special and a taste reflecting the season.

Visit poppedcorn.com to see the flavors and order yours today!



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.


Heidi Brenegan

Chief Marketing Officer, AERC

Heidi Brenegan

Heidi Brenegan has worked within the veterinary profession for over thirty years, and in her current role at Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota for fourteen years. AERC is the only locally-owned emergency and specialty veterinary hospital in Minnesota. In her role as Chief Marketing Officer, Heidi assumes creative control of all of AERC’s marketing – whether directed towards pet owners or veterinarians. She very much enjoys marrying the hospital’s distinct, fun brand with content and visuals to create marketing campaigns for a variety of channels that garner attention and stand out from the crowd. She loves her job and feels very grateful that she has the privilege of working with the amazing veterinary professionals at AERC.


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!).


At our latest Hubbard Digital Academy we sat down with several business owners and marketers to chat about what they do to market their businesses on social media and other digital platforms. From brand new products to home inspectors to government to clothing and fabrics, we really enjoyed hearing what people are marketing and how different platforms are performing.


Featured Businesses


Shownotes


Sponsor

Popped Corn

Sue launched PoppedCorn with one goal in mind – Creating and offering the best locally popped fresh popcorn and fudge on the planet.

Sue, Anna and Marcus have created over 70 unique and delicious flavors.  Every holiday brings something special and a taste reflecting the season.

Visit poppedcorn.com to see the flavors and order yours today!



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.


Ruth Tambornino

Digital Brand Strategist

Ruth Tambornino is the Digital Brand Strategist at Hubbard Interactive, Hubbard’s Digital Agency. Prior to joining Hubbard Interactive, she Senior Manager of Field Strategy at Dex Media. Her role at Dex included bringing new digital products to market, training marketing consultants and working with key client accounts. In addition to Dex Media, Ruth spent a year working with a start up software company as Director of Sale Enablement. Ruth has over 10 years of experience in digital marketing. A former small business owner and Real Estate professional, Ruth understands the challenges business owners face. Her professional focus is to educate business owners on the importance of digital marketing. With solid understanding of messaging and digital platforms, Ruth has worked with 100’s of clients locally and nationally, impacting their business in a positive way. Areas of expertise include PPC, SEO, Digital Display, Websites and Mobile platforms. Over the course of her career, Ruth has received several awards for sales and training. She is certified in Google AdWords and is currently completing her business degree at Saint Mary’s University. She is also on the Board of Directors for Alliance of Women in Media.


Sam O’Byrne

Digital Brand Strategist

@im_just_sam

Sam O’Byrne is a Digital Brand Strategist at Hubbard Interactive. Since finishing school at the University of Minnesota, Sam has become an experienced digital strategist with over 10 years of planning, creating, and executing digital solutions. Sam has extensive experience working with businesses, government organizations, public health initiatives and non-profits from fortune 500s to tiny mom and pop bakeries. Sam holds certifications from Google in AdWords and analytics as well as various other certifications from Bing, Microsoft and Hubspot.


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!).