Today’s guest on Bobblehead Dad Radio is Ted Rubin, father extraordinaire and co-author of Return on Relationship – along with Kathryn Rose – a study in the changing world of social media marketing. You’ll enjoy Ted’s insights. And you’ll be amazed at the similarities between social media marketing – and PARENTING! Enjoy.
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Social Media has forever changed the way brands connect with you. In the past (Think Mad Men) brands simply pushed a message out to you in a one-way relationship. Today, largely because of social media, brands have tools to communicate and engage with you 24/7. Today’s guest, Chief Social Marketing Officer of Collective Bias, Ted Rubin, suggests that this phenomenon is requiring brands to place value on and measure what he refers to as “Return on Relationship” in addition to the traditional metic, return on investment.
- What relationship marketing is all about
- Why brands need to value loyalty
- Why brands need to “court their customers”
- The importance of listening (sounds like parenting, doesn’t it?)
- How brands need to learn to communicate without being invasive (yep – this is Parenting 101!)
- The big positive pop brands can get based on how they deal with criticism
I definitely can see the correlation between social media marketing and good parenting. In the end all that matters is the kind of relationship we build up with others.
We want our family to remember the good things we do and not the bad things (or disappointments). If we make one mistake as a parent (a big one) we have to rebuild the trust and the relationship (marketing mistakes are a lot like that …netflix and instagram comes to mind)
In a nutshell, the more we place in the relationship the better the return. Such as in family, when our children are grown…we want them to come home to visit…just my two cents of course.
Aaron Brinker aka DadBlunders
Well said Aaron. Thanks for the input.