When you start a business from scratch, everything seems daunting and social media and digital marketing is no exception. In this episode we talk to Kelsey from CBD Health about some of the things she has worked on with her bosses in the few short months since they opened CBD Health. Kelsey talks about how they use social media and email marketing and even text messaging to communicate and educate customers and potential customers.


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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.


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!).


 

Generation Z is the newest generation to be named and were born between 1995 and 2015. They are currently between 3-23 years old, and there are nearly 74 million of them in the U.S.

In this episode we went to the University of Minnesota to the Student Advertising Summit to talk with several members of Gen Z about their social media habits as well as how they view and interact with brands on social media.


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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.


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!).


 

Southwest of the Twin Cities in the small town of Red Wing, Minnesota lives Billy the Bun Man – a larger-than-life personality who thrives on Facebook promoting the local bakery, Hanisch Bakery. Bill Hanisch is the owner of the bakery and has built an audience of over 18,000 fans on Facebook with his social media alter ego, Billy the Bun Man.

In this episode we talk to Bill about that persona. He talks about the work that it takes to run a successful bakery and keep up his Billy the Bun Man identity (for which he has a costume and everything), and how he has used social media to build business for his bakery as well as other businesses in Red Wing.


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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.


Bill Hanisch

Chief Manager/Owner - Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop

@hanischbakery

Bill Hanisch is 1998 Graduate of Red Wing High School and a 2000 Graduate of Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He studied Baking and Pastry Arts and Basics of Hotel and Restaurant Management. The bakery career for him started at 16 years old at Braschler’s Bakery and Coffee shop in Red Wing, Minnesota. Starting as a cleaning kid and moving his way through the ranks of the bakery before finally landing as the head night baker. In 2007 Bill and his then wife Robyn had the opportunity to purchase Braschler’s Bakery and make the transition into Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop. For 11 years the bakery has grown and prospered with the help of a strong social media presence. Self taught in most of the social media avenues Bill has created an online persona know as Billy The Bunman, a nickname given to him by a local radio Dj. Now with a strong following on Facebook, he is looking on how to grow and adapt the bakery in all the avenues on social media, as well as expanding the bakery itself.


Chad Peterson

Digital Project Manager

Chad Peterson is a digital project manager at Hubbard Interactive. A Wisconsin native, Chad moved to Minnesota to attend school at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, finishing his degree at Full Sail University, where he fell in love with developing brands on social media. Chad started in radio as a promotion specialist, and has sense worked in the motorcycle industry for a globally recognized distributor as a media buyer and social media manager – leading community development, influencer management, content strategy and creation, and social ad buys.


 

Recently SKOR North in the Twin Cities went through a major rebrand – new name, new logo, new website, new social media channels, new platforms, new everything. It was a process that took months to plan and implement because they changed their whole business model. Before they were an AM sports talk radio station with it’s toes in the digital marketing world, but now as SKOR North, they are a investing heavily in digital content distribution while still maintaining their AM radio presence, which has been around for almost 100 years.

In this episode, we talk with Derek Wetmore and Seth Auger from SKOR North about the whole process of rebranding and what they are excited about going forward with a completely different brand mentality and focus.


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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.


Derek Wetmore

Assistant Content Director - SKOR North

Derek Wetmore

Derek Wetmore is the assistant director of content & distribution for SKOR North, a Twin Cities sports media company by Hubbard Broadcasting. He also covers the Minnesota Twins and Major League Baseball for SKORNorth.com, and hosts Touch ‘Em All, a show about the Twins.


Seth Auger

Social Media Brand Manager - SKOR North

Seth Auger

Seth Auger is the Social Media Brand Manager for SKOR North. Coming over from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Seth is in charge of leading the social media strategy efforts for the SKOR North brand and creating unique, engaging content and voice.


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!).


 

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, there were a lot of social media posts from brands to celebrate the holiday. With any holiday, there are different brands that jump on the bandwagon for some exposure online. But is it necessary for brands to post on holidays? What about days like National Polka Dot Day or National Pie Day? In this episode we talk about the strategy behind posting (or not posting) on holidays. Our conversation eventually leads to how to handle negative reactions and PR headaches that stem from social media posts.


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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.


Isabella Dotzler

Social Media Strategist

@dip.n.dotz Isabella Dotzler

After graduating summa cum laude from St. Catherine University in December 2016, Isabella joined the Hubbard Interactive team ready to put her Communications, Marketing, and Graphic Design studies to use. While in school, she ran numerous social media accounts for foundations (one funded by Paris Hilton’s grandpa – yes, you read that right) and local nonprofits. Isabella started as a Social Media Coordinator, and has since moved to the role of Social Media Strategist with Hubbard Interactive. In that time she has created targeted content and paid social advertising for over 20+ industry-diverse clients. She also aides in the creative design process with her extensive Photoshop background. When she’s not working, Isabella can be found enjoying a good cup of coffee, participating in the Twin Cities foodie/art scene, and jamming out to various kinds of music. Not country though, sorry not sorry.


Chad Peterson

Digital Project Manager

Chad Peterson is a digital project manager at Hubbard Interactive. A Wisconsin native, Chad moved to Minnesota to attend school at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, finishing his degree at Full Sail University, where he fell in love with developing brands on social media. Chad started in radio as a promotion specialist, and has sense worked in the motorcycle industry for a globally recognized distributor as a media buyer and social media manager – leading community development, influencer management, content strategy and creation, and social ad buys.


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!).


 

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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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!).


2019 is only days away. Due to that, 2019 marketing strategy planning is in its final pre-launch phase for a lot of businesses. 2018 brought a lot of changes to the digital marketing landscape. Certainly that landscape will change even faster as we move into and beyond 2019.

On December 10th, we podcasted from our biggest event of the year, Hubbard Digital Academy at Mall of America. Hubbard Digital Academy is a one-day marketing event. It includes sessions on Facebook advertising, video, graphic design, SEO, PPC and more. Since digital marketing changes so quickly, we host these events throughout the year, and we’re already planning our next one.

In contrast to our regular episode format, we mixed things up a bit this time. We welcomed 8 guests in one podcast. Members of our Hubbard Interactive team sat down with 8 small business marketers. They represented business in property management, astrology, publishing, remodeling, B2B, non-profit consulting, and more. Most noteworthy, we asked each one a single question, “What is your biggest marketing challenge for 2019?” As a result, we had great conversations about what they can do as they plan their 2019 marketing strategy. So no matter what industry you work in, there should be valuable takeaways for you from these chats.


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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.


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!).


The cannabis industry faces unique challenges right now. Different strains are legal in some state but not others, and it’s still not federally legal. Yet at the same time, there are cannabis products that you can buy at certain grocery stores in all states. Boveda humidity control packs have uses in the cannabis world, and also are used for cigars and wind instruments. In this episode, we talk with Devin Johnson from Boveda Inc. about the struggles and triumphs of marketing a product that can be used as an accessory in the strictly regulated cannabis industry.


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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.


Devin Johnson

Social Media Manager

@DevRachael @devvine

Devin works by day as a Social Media Manager at Boveda Inc. in Minnetonka MN, and by night, she’s usually eating tacos. Her experience within the cannabis industry includes event marketing, product development and social media marketing. She enjoys spending her free time reading self-help books, practicing yoga, or watching the latest HBO documentary.


Sam Franco

Social Media Strategist

@samantha593 Sam Franco

After graduating from Winona State University in 2015, Sam accumulated vast knowledge in healthcare and retail marketing industries through various digital marketing positions. Sam’s Social Media Strategist position at Hubbard Interactive allows her to passionately problem solve within client’s brand standards and social media marketing needs. Sam applies her background in photography to many of the brands she manages, while constantly looking for new creative ideas to reach audiences in the ever-changing digital marketing world.