Polar Plunges have become a big event in Minnesota, and Special Olympics of Minnesota has spearheaded the movement and raised a lot of money for their cause through individual and corporate involvement. In this episode we sit down with part of the marketing team from Special Olympics to talk about the work that goes into the Polar Plunge and how they continue to make it a success every year.


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Hubbard Digital Academy

http://hubbarddigitalacademy.com

Marketers! Come experience this energetic & educational event with 10 breakout sessions, a full breakfast and lunch, free head shots, a special keynote speaker from Google and giveaways throughout the day.


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.


Kelley Jensen

Director of Corporate Relations & Special Events

Kelley Jensen

Kelley has been with Special Olympics Minnesota for four years as the Director of Corporate Sponsorships + Special Events. Kelley and her team work on the Polar Plunge to engage and cultivate corporate partners, activate sponsorships on site, and assist in planning the Minneapolis Polar Plunge each year. Outside of the Plunge, Kelley oversees all partnerships with Minnesota businesses and a multitude of fundraising events.


Taylor Dale

Marketing & Communications Manager

Taylor Dale

Taylor has been with Special Olympics Minnesota for nearly five years and currently serves as the Marketing & Communications Manager of development events and initiatives. In conjunction with a handful of SOMN’s internal and external teams, Taylor leads the Polar Plunge marketing campaign and implements all strategies through social media, web & digital marketing, email communication, traditional media, on-site experiences and more.


Short animated posts are everywhere on social media right now. From stories to posts to ads, the animated video content includes short, animated text posts to longer, fully animated videos. So is animated content better than still images? How do you make the transition to animated content? In this week’s episode, we talk about the pros and cons of animated content on your brand’s social media channels.


Shownotes


Sponsors

Hubbard Digital Academy

http://hubbarddigitalacademy.com

Marketers! Come experience this energetic & educational event with 10 breakout sessions, a full breakfast and lunch, free head shots, a special keynote speaker from Google and giveaways throughout the day.


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.


Derek Hageness

Graphic Designer/Animator

@grantwell_stripeswell Derek Hageness

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!).


Agencies and the clients they work with have a unique relationship that requires unique tools to stay connected, efficient & creative. Coming from the agency world, Joe Teo has a really good idea of what one of those tools should be to help agencies work with clients to create and distribute quality content. In this episode we talk to Joe, the CEO of HeyOrca, about the tool they’ve created and what it’s like to build software from scratch.


Shownotes


Sponsors

HeyOrca!

http://heyorca.com

HeyOrca makes social media planning for agencies easy! Seamlessly plan for multiple clients and get content approvals in the ultimate sandbox for marketing.


Hubbard Digital Academy

http://hubbarddigitalacademy.com

Marketers! Come experience this energetic & educational event with 10 breakout sessions, a full breakfast and lunch, free head shots, a special keynote speaker from Google and giveaways throughout the day.


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.


Joe Teo

Chief Executive Orca

@JosephTeoLS

Joe is the Chief Executive Orca of HeyOrca – a social media calendar for marketing agencies. He is passionate about building software to help marketing agencies save time and work effectively.


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.


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!).


Missy recently learned about something called ASMR. Since then she has submerged herself into this strange world of sounds and the people who make them. If you aren’t familiar with ASMR it stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It has become very popular on YouTube. In this episode, we try our hand at making our own ASMR sounds and read some marketing tweets. WARNING: this podcast might not be for you – if you do listen, find a relaxing spot and take it all in.


Shownotes – ASMR Videos on Youtube


Sponsors

HeyOrca!

http://heyorca.com

HeyOrca makes social media planning for agencies easy! Seamlessly plan for multiple clients and get content approvals in the ultimate sandbox for marketing.


Hubbard Digital Academy

http://hubbarddigitalacademy.com

Marketers! Come experience this energetic & educational event with 10 breakout sessions, a full breakfast and lunch, free head shots, a special keynote speaker from Google and giveaways throughout the day.


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.


Deanna Baisden

Beauty Marketing Specialist

@deannabaisden @deannabaisden

At Scruples Hair Care, Deanna combines her international marketing experience and passion for the beauty/fashion space as she leads digital marketing initiatives. In her role, she builds and executes product copy, social media marketing, community management, digital strategy, content creation, public relations and influencer outreach.


Katie Mullenbach

Social Media Coordinator

@katiemullenbach Katie Mullenbach

Katie Mullenbach is a Social Media Coordinator for Hubbard Interactive. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Strategic Communication degree and minor in Anthropology. She loves staying in the loop with current events and social media trends that are evolving daily. She thrives while collaborating with her team of Social Media Strategist’s to bring clients the very best engaging campaigns and creative content. Katie uses her experience in Anthropology to put herself in consumer’s shoes to understand what should be said or visually expressed to encourage action. Having previously worked in social media and print media, Katie is always eager to learn new techniques and tools. You can say writing and music are her “fortés.” On the weekends you can find her DJ’ing with friends or performing in Downtown Minneapolis.


Kersten Godfrey

Videographer

Kersten is a Videographer at Hubbard Interactive. She moved to San Francisco from Wisconsin, to pursue a passion for video production and filmmaking through enrolling in a yearlong, hands­-on program at the San Francisco School of Digital Film. She completed the program in October 2014 and joined a Minneapolis ad agency. Since then, she’s completed a wide variety of video projects for an array of clients. She thinks there’s nothing more fulfilling than crafting stories in style that’s logical and honest. She loves the variety and the possibility for fun that video production provides. When not skipping merrily around town, she’s probably playing video games. She has around 800 hours clocked in Skyrim!


As the business and media landscape changes, the way companies – large and small – manage campaigns is shifting. Social media has given smaller brands a voice and a channel to compete with larger companies. In this episode, Missy talks with Deanna Baisden about her award winning, viral LaCroix hair social media campaign and how PR and social media are changing the game for marketers.


Shownotes

Lacroix Hair Artists Instagram Accounts:


Sponsors

HeyOrca!

http://heyorca.com

HeyOrca makes social media planning for agencies easy! Seamlessly plan for multiple clients and get content approvals in the ultimate sandbox for marketing.


Hubbard Digital Academy

http://hubbarddigitalacademy.com

Marketers! Come experience this energetic & educational event with 10 breakout sessions, a full breakfast and lunch, free head shots, a special keynote speaker from Google and giveaways throughout the day.


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.


Deanna Baisden

Beauty Marketing Specialist

@deannabaisden @deannabaisden

At Scruples Hair Care, Deanna combines her international marketing experience and passion for the beauty/fashion space as she leads digital marketing initiatives. In her role, she builds and executes product copy, social media marketing, community management, digital strategy, content creation, public relations and influencer outreach.


Like the business world, the media world is changing rapidly. The transition to a digital world is causing some disruption that is forcing some legacy media brands to change their business models. One of those brands is 1500ESPN. 1500ESPN has been around as an AM radio station for a long time, but Phil Mackey is leading the charge to transform their brand and image into something that thrives in our digital world today. In this episode, Phil talks about some of their strategies and mindsets as they move forward and create something brand new that is rooted in the long AM1500 tradition.


Shownotes


Sponsor

HeyOrca!

http://heyorca.com

HeyOrca makes social media planning for agencies easy! Seamlessly plan for multiple clients and get content approvals in the ultimate sandbox for marketing.


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.


Phil Mackey

Director of Content & Distribution, 1500ESPN

@PhilMackey

Phil Mackey is a talk show host and podcaster for Hubbard MSP who was voted Minnesota Sportscaster of the Year in 2012 by the National Sports Media Association. In his role as on demand content director, Phil helps Hubbard audio brands reach larger audiences and grow outside of radio.


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!).


The podcast industry is booming right now, and there are often many podcast on one subject. So how do you promote your podcast in a way that helps you stand out from other similar shows? In this episode we talk with Marley McMillan about her podcast, “You Get A Rose”, and pick her brain on podcast promotion and marketing tips that made her show a success.


Shownotes


Sponsor

HeyOrca!

http://heyorca.com

HeyOrca makes social media planning for agencies easy! Seamlessly plan for multiple clients and get content approvals in the ultimate sandbox for marketing.


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.


Marley McMillan

Host & Producer, You Get A Rose Podcast

@yougetarose @yougetarose

Marley McMillan is a podcast host and producer for Hubbard Broadcasting. She recently concluded a three-year stint as co-host of the “Donna & Marley” radio show weekdays 9-12n on myTalk 107.1 FM radio talking “Everything Entertainment.” She started her broadcasting career at Hubbard in 2011 as an assistant producer and web contributor for 1500 ESPN. Marley attended Dartmouth College, where she studied English and Psychology, played for the women’s ice hockey team and sang a capella. Marley also serves as Business Manager for the Minnesota Whitecaps women’s professional ice hockey team. She was born and raised with three brothers in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


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!).


Creating a website is a daunting task. Sure there are tools that will help you build a website, but what do you need in order to create a website from scratch. What goes into building and hosting a site, and what process does a web build/design agency go through to make a website? In this episode we talk about the steps to creating a website – from wireframes to production and everything in between.


Shownotes


Sponsor

HeyOrca!

http://heyorca.com

HeyOrca makes social media planning for agencies easy! Seamlessly plan for multiple clients and get content approvals in the ultimate sandbox for marketing.


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.


Alex Shores

Front End Web Developer

@nordicguymn Alex Shores

As the Front End Developer for Hubbard Interactive, Alex does everything from updating, developing and curating content for our local Twin Cities radio stations KS95.com, myTalk1071.com, 1500ESPN.com and many more. With his two degrees in Multimedia, he is able to bring multiple perspectives to the team with a fresh eye. He has a passion for LEGO bricks and space. He is known for always being creative and helpful inside and outside his job.


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.


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!).


We all love great leaders. We’re attracted to them in life and in business. But we don’t often have great leaders in our organizations. Development and training are often thrown around as the same thing, but Think GREAT leadership coach and speaker, Erik Therwanger, is passionate about differentiating the two terms. In today’s episode, we talk with Erik as he offers some insight on developing leaders at all levels of an organization instead of simply managing and training employees.


Shownotes


Sponsor

HeyOrca!

http://heyorca.com

HeyOrca makes social media planning for agencies easy! Seamlessly plan for multiple clients and get content approvals in the ultimate sandbox for marketing.


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.


Erik Therwanger

Founder & President

http://thinkgreat90.com

Erik Therwanger is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on issues of personal growth, professional development, and organizational excellence. Understanding the challenges faced by businesses striving for greater results, Erik focuses on the skills he honed in the U.S. Marine Corps, the financial services industry, and the entertainment industry, to impact growth-oriented companies and their teams.

Erik is the Founder and President of Think GREAT, LLC, a specialized consulting firm focused on accomplishing corporate goals through a unique combination of leadership, team building and sales training. Erik draws on his combined twenty years of experience in the military, an executive business leader, and dynamic presenter to help organizations achieve greater results.


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.


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!).


Big brands do a lot of creative, fun things on social media. Even though small businesses don’t often have the big budget for content like photo and video shoots, there are pieces that we can all take from the big brands’ social media and bring to our businesses. In today’s episode, we talk about some specific campaigns we love and the common thread amongst a lot of the big name brands when it comes to the type of social content they post.


Shownotes


Sponsor

HeyOrca!

http://heyorca.com

HeyOrca makes social media planning for agencies easy! Seamlessly plan for multiple clients and get content approvals in the ultimate sandbox for marketing.


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.


Jordan Preston

Social Media Strategist

@jordancpreston

Jordan joined the Hubbard Interactive team in 2018 as a Social Media Strategist. With a background in digital marketing and account management, he is passionate about creating a consistent experience for his clients, while using the power of digital to develop effective marketing strategies to meet their business goals. While not busy at work, you can find Jordan catching live music, cheering on his beloved Minnesota sports teams (despite all of the heartbreak), or sampling the Twin Cities’ best taco spots. #TacoTuesday


Meghan Bergman

Social Media Strategist

@meghanracquel Meghan Bergman

Meghan joined the Hubbard Interactive team as a Social Media Strategist in 2018. She leverages her background in marketing, content creation, and blogging to make a digital impact for her clients across many different brand categories. Hailing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism, Meghan capitalizes on her writing and communications skills to produce creative campaigns, build meaningful relationships with others, and work effectively with her clients. Fueled by coffee, she finds herself consistently staying on top of the latest social media trends and always looking for her next project. When not scrolling through her many social feeds, you can most likely find Meghan working out at the gym, or whipping up a deliciously healthy meal. She is passionate about health and fitness, and recently became certified as a personal trainer.


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!).