It's here! Our first episode of The Marketing Natives podcast! Since this is our first episode together we tell a little bit more about ourselves, where we came from and what you can expect from this episode.
Future shows will be structured similar with the same 15 minute or less format where we provide actionable ways to grow, improve, and succeed in your small business.
Christian: [00:00:15] Hello and welcome to our first or should I say our pilot episode of The Marketing Natives. My name is Christian.
Aaron: [00:00:24] My name is Aaron.
Franklin: [00:00:25] And my name is Franklin.
Christian: [00:00:27] And we are super excited about this podcast. We are finally getting it launched and out there to the world so y'all can hear what we're going to talk about. You know what we have to say.
Franklin: [00:00:41] Right. Right right.
Christian: [00:00:43] So I guess we can start with a little intro on who we are. Who is BitBranding, who is the company who's bringing you The Marketing Natives, Aaron.
Aaron: [00:00:52] Right. So BitBranding is a creative and digital marketing agency in Allen Texas and we focus on three main areas in our business so we're focused on a website design and landing page design, graphic design, social media advertising. And then Franklin handles most of the videography and photography for us. So those are three main section for businesses and we focus predominantly helping those small and local businesses.
Christian: [00:01:20] Yeah, do you have anything else to add Franklin?
Franklin: [00:01:23] Well he kind of hit what I was going to say I was actually going to say that we also do some heavy lifting in the video and photo areas. Whether that be for your Website whether it be for your social media or whether it be for your actual marketing campaigns. Period. So yes we are pretty well rounded, Sir. I like to say that.
Christian: [00:01:48] Now if you are interested in, I don't know, maybe checking us out somewhere, anywhere. You can check us out at BitBranding.co. It's our website. And also I'm pretty sure every social media is the same thing.
Aaron: [00:02:00] Yes every social media is forward slash bitbranding.
Christian: [00:02:04] Well that would be a website but it will be @bitbranding.
Aaron: [00:02:08] Right! Yeah yeah. Right right
Christian: [00:02:10] It is not.
Aaron: [00:02:11] Well Facebook.com/bitbranding.
Christian: [00:02:13] And yeah that would be if you're on a computer for everyone else out there with their mobile phones. @BitBranding.
Aaron: [00:02:20] But don't do it while you're driving.
Christian: [00:02:22] Absolutely not.
Christian: [00:02:24] All right so the name of the podcast, you already know, is called The Marketing Natives and a little bit of history or background on this particular show. We've actually been doing something very similar with a different show called Brain10. We used the hash tag Brain10 a lot and that was at the very very beginning of BitBranding when Aaron and I we're actually working remotely. I was in Oklahoma and Aaron was in Texas and we decided to start this show just to you know get our names out there and start creating some content. And I think I mean we have... we have a little accident over here with coffee. The table. The table is full of coffee right now always having all of our business cards to business cards.
Franklin: [00:03:12] I'm pretty sure you are already scanned these and you followed up with these people so I'll be back.
Christian: [00:03:20] It's all good. It's just a little bit of coffee on the table. We just. Franklin is just what is called a christening.
Aaron: [00:03:27] Yeah. He's breaking in the podcast.
Christian: [00:03:29] Yeah breaking in the podcast with a little bit of coffee. That's definitely Franklin's thing. But as I was saying how many episodes do we have.. Did we have on Brain10?
Aaron: [00:03:38] I think after it was all said and done we got to like one seventy six... 180. It was close to 200 episodes total.
Christian: [00:03:45] Yeah. Which is I mean it's kind of crazy to think about look back you know when we started but we started that show Brain 10 on a platform that it doesn't even exist right now called Blab and Blab allowed us to do it live and show our video our faces live.
[00:04:03] People would be able to join in. It was sort of a chat room style where people could write their stuff or even join us with their cameras and audio so they could ask questions.
Franklin: [00:04:16] You know what I want to I want to chime in real quick because I've been like quite over coffee and you say that like whenever I came on in I went into that folder to see how many videos ya'll had already done and episodes that ya'll had already talked about... I was extremely impressed simply because you were consistent enough to actually do the episode right out the notes. And I did join blab for a minute and I looked back a couple of episodes that were still there and I saw that I actually had a lot of people come in and join in and talk to you guys about the titles and the subject they're talking about. That was what really kind of blew me away with the subject matter and why Brain10 would do it. One was like one of the highlights of the week.
Christian: [00:05:04] Yeah absolutely. And technically you can still see all these episodes they're on our YouTube page. And again you can just go to YouTube.com/bitbranding or just do a quick search on YouTube and you'll find a lot of those old episodes.
Aaron: [00:05:19] Right. One last thing I was going to say about Brain10 is it. Pretty much set the foundation for our company because we gained all this knowledge very very quickly and become local experts if not more regional experts on those topics because we had to go Christian each had to do our own show notes find out about these topics and then present them to other people. So if we're like how do we do Twitter advertising or how do we create our first ad campaign. We had to go figure out how to do that stuff and then teach it to people within a day or two. So it really set the platform for our for our knowledge so we can talk to people professionally today.
Christian: [00:05:57] Yeah I think everything that we do as far as our shows or anything that we do on social media it almost always has an ulterior motive behind it. You know we look at Brain10 And yeah we did that because we wanted to provide the information and at the same time we wanted to gain some knowledge. You look at Tip For Tip and show we do on Facebook and we also also put it on YouTube. We did that because, you know, we're answering our clients or small business owners were answering their questions at the same time they're getting exposure at the same time we're making connections with all these local people around here. People are getting to know us because we are the ones who are always helping everyone with their marketing stuff. So everything that we do on social media always has more than just one meaning we don't do things just to do them. I always make sure that you know there's multiple things that we're benefiting from these things and that and anyways going back to Brain10 and Blab. Blab closed down because it wasn't making any money. So we basically moved it to YouTube and we we've been doing it on YouTube for for a while. And we did the Google Hangouts.
Franklin: [00:07:14] You know we did a little bit I it about a month or two. Right. And that was that was a cool into it was a cool. Interesting. I guess when you say like I wouldn't call it an experiment but the experience of actually doing it because there was a time where all three of us were in three different states. Right. You were a Christian it was in New York and was here in Texas. And I was in Louisiana and we all got up you know I think it was like 8 a.m. and we did the show that way which we all still got. It was actually even better because there was no way that we could actually share our show notes with each other and to see what was going to be on that episode to actually have like a reaction to it. But that was that was pretty cool too. It was really it was one of those ways where you get actually authentically and synergistically like learn something specifically from somebody else's research.
Christian: [00:08:08] Yeah. Like I said yeah Brain10 to us you know it was a blessing more than any of them because we learned so much from that and it brought us to to create this podcast really to venture out to do something new.
Christian: [00:08:22] Do you have anything else to say about our deceased show, Brain10.
Franklin: [00:08:26] No, I guess you say rest in peace. Yeah.
Aaron: [00:08:31] I mean it's gone. It's still it's just kind of like a new reincarnated into this podcast so it's still alive. It's going to be a better version of it with his podcast so there's going to be great you guys who were listening in a car right now are out for a run or whatever you guys are doing passively to engage and get some knowledge from us.
Christian: [00:08:52] Yeah I guess the other thing I have to say is Brain10 we started doing almost very general knowledge regarding social media, website design and graphic design, marketing, advertising and what we wanted to shift with this podcast is the fact that we want to... number one not cram but you know get all of our information out. It's going to be 15 minutes or less all of our episodes. Number two we want to make sure that we're still hitting on those social media, advertising, marketing topics but we want to maybe do a little bit more specific regarding industry. So before we would say something like, oh, 8 things that you know a small business owner needs to be doing on Instagram instead of doing that for this podcast we are going to be doing maybe eight things at a pizza shop owner needs to do it on Instagram. Right. So we're going to be a little bit more specific and narrow down on different industries and different businesses. All around this area.
Aaron: [00:10:02] Yeah. Not just local because we want to focus on that part.
Christian: [00:10:05] Aaron was using the word local. But I guess it's not necessarily just for small businesses or small businesses or small businesses than you know huge corporations.
Aaron: [00:10:17] We may do a fishery like I keep using the fishermen example but it could be some fishermen how to use Facebook. Ads for fisherman up in Maine for example it doesn't have to be but it's just that industry so.
Franklin: [00:10:30] Or a small donut shop in your area it can be anybody that owns a business that doesn't have a large amount of employees and under a certain amount of income.
Christian: [00:10:42] Right. OK. Yeah definitely small business owners that's that's definitely who this podcast is directed to.
Christian: [00:10:51] What else do we have here. I think that's I mean do we have anything else regarding the podcast.
Franklin: [00:10:55] No I just have a question. Like I'm going to throw this in. They don't know that I'm actually going to ask this like what is the one thing you are looking forward to as far as the podcast has goes though individually you can't answer at the same time.
Christian: [00:11:07] Well all of that.
Christian: [00:11:12] Go ahead.
Aaron: [00:11:13] No. Go ahead seriously.
Christian: [00:11:15] So I think what I'm looking forward to is that it's still something new like it feels it feels similar or familiar. I guess the topic is the things that we're going to be talking about but at the same time is almost a brand new world because we're we're getting industry specific. So I feel like our the research that we used to do now we have to you know yeah we'll find the answers. But then we have to apply it to a certain industry. Right. And that's where it gets interesting. I think like you know a lot of people know there's a general knowledge but when it comes to these different industries I feel like we're going to have to put a little bit more brainpower to give people something a little bit more unique than than what they're finding out there.
Franklin: [00:12:06] Right. OK. Ok.
Aaron: [00:12:08] Yes. I agree with everything Christian had to say. But I also say that I'm interested to reach a different group of people. A lot of the people we're talking to already are have found out about us from Facebook or advertising for videos. And I think it's to be really cool to find out more about the podcast community and also really like the fact that you know we're going to be able to talk on microphone's and mix the mp3s like that's just a whole new experience and we're still creating content which I think that's the biggest thing that I enjoy most about this is that we haven't been passive on creating content and this is going to basically make us create more content.
Aaron: [00:12:50] And that's always been successful for us in the past.
Franklin: [00:12:53] Nice and serious like they were. It was almost like I knew it was going to ask a question but I promise you guys they did not. Yes.
Aaron: [00:13:06] I think that's it. Our first episode we don't even know the topic yet. So if you're watching this it's already going to be out anyway but I know I'm going to have some fun research in this next topic so yeah.
Christian: [00:13:20] So I guess is it for our pilot episode. Hopefully you gain some knowledge on why we are starting this podcast a little bit of history on where this podcast came from. Hopefully you are as excited as we are to start this podcast and hopefully you listen to us every week.
Aaron: [00:13:40] Well two things that I've learned from listening to podcasts. I know we got to do the timing here is one if you want or listen this far into it please subscribe and then that way you make sure that you check out every episode and then leave us an honest review so we can get better at what we're doing. So those two things really help us and we would really appreciate that. So just subscribe and leave an honest review.
Christian: [00:14:04] Cool. All right well signing off. Christian.
Aaron: [00:14:08] All right. I'm out of here Aaron.
Franklin: [00:14:10] And I'm Franklin and before you go like leave me with your favorite like car where you listen to it. All right.