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How To Use Co Branding with Content Marketing

Social media sharing is really just content marketing on steroids, but how much traffic does it drive and how much business is it generating for you? What if there were a way to Co-Brand your Content Marketing and sharing initiatives to targeted audiences and do it for free? Would you be interested?

If yes, read on... if no, read on anyway because a mind is a beautiful thing to try and change!?  :-)

I've figured out a way (and want to show you how) to turn any web site or portal into a Co-Branded visit with an opportunity to turn your prospects into clients by directing them anywhere you want them to go using your own custom CTA. (calls-to-action)  Ultimately, the concept here is to have them end up at your final desired destination as a result of seeing your co-branded piece and clicking on the call to action?

Sound crazy? It Is! And it's FREE!

This in my opinion is one of the best free tools and services I've seen in a decade! Since Trulia no longer owns ActiveRain, it should be okay to go ahead and use them and their site for this example...

1. This is how people see Trulia when it comes to getting a home valuation or estimate right?

Co Branded Content Marketing that drives traffic looks like this below:

2. Some consumers are visiting this site for property queries and home searches...

What if you could have them see this when they arrive instead?

3. Not to dismiss or leave off the other of the 3 Big Portals, this is one of the most trafficked sites.


How about a Co-Brand like this across the top of every page visited with links back to your local website and search tools? There's no doubt this would cost a fortune if each of these sites made this possible?

I'll show you that it IS possible, how to do this and how to do it for free.  Come join me this Friday October 2 at 9am PT. (12pm ET) You're invited and welcome to attend this free workshop which will be presented live in the Cloud at the RE Training Campus. Anyone can come and everyone is invited.

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No fee to attend. No Sign-Up Forms required. No up-selling or product purchases. No travel. No hassles.
Just good education and training getting shared with those in search of best practices for real estate success and who are looking for great technologies and support systems to increase business.  That's it!

I look forward to seeing you all in the cloud on Friday.  :-)




"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 33 commentsBrad Andersohn • September 29 2015 07:42PM


Good evening Brad,

Will be listening at noon here. Thanks for the invite.

Make yourself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) about 5 years ago

Ok Brad Andersohn  how do I attend ??

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 5 years ago

Hi Brad - You've definitely got me interested. Thanks for the invite - I'll be there!

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) about 5 years ago

Brad, I would love to learn more about it!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 5 years ago

Sounds like something worth watching, can't wait for it to start!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) about 5 years ago

OK Brad Andersohn I'll set aside the time tomorrow. Thanks.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Just saw your post! Sorry I missed the workshop... Is it recorded? Sounds interesting, to say the least!

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Hey Brad Andersohn  So nice to see you again. Sorry we missed this..... Looked like a good one... Yes we too are wondering if  there is a recording of it maybe?

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Christie's International Real Estate ) about 5 years ago

I missed it.  Is it recorded?

Posted by Rose O'Reilly Sievers,CRS,SRES about 5 years ago

I missed it too!  Any chance for a Re-Play?  Sounds like a very interesting webinar.  Awaiting your response.

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) about 5 years ago

I tried to watch the webinar.  I was there...and on time, but the screen was so blurred I couldn't follow.  What's up with the blurred screen?

Posted by Sandra Scott, REALTOR of Choice! Payson, Pine & Strawberry, AZ (DPR Realty) about 5 years ago

Sandra Scott -

My camera crew went ahead and recorded the session for you, you'll see in the recorded video that when you click on the small screen on the stage, it becomes clear and legible on your monitor. Hope you enjoy! :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 5 years ago

Perhaps I'm the voice of reason, but what a mess.  When a person needs "Instructions to Join" then it's too much.  Then, we have to download a browser to join?  Yikes!

However, good points on the co-branding if someone wants to pay the fees the big 3 requires.

Posted by Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 (Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale) about 5 years ago

Dear Brad,

Pretty cool to have your own camera crew!

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) about 5 years ago

Colleen Lane - great to hear from you, it's been a while.  :-)

Fortunately this is a state of the art technology that does require a "two-step" process, but in my opinion it's far from a mess! lol~ Allowing a plugin for your browser is not that big of a deal. 

The instructions are just for folks needing assistance with allowing a plugin download for their browser or for people who might be wanting more details about what a plugin is or does and the process.

There's no registering and no email spam or notifications and the best part is that there is no cost to you.  :-)

These workshops and training sessions are not webinar's like you might be used to? The RETech Campus is a 3D Fully immersive cloud based virtual environment and campus where we are sharing and delivering some of the best free tech support and training in the industry.



Seriously, when the co-founder of Sniply shows up at the last minute to come share and take questions, it's worth it to simply "allow" that plugin for your browser so that you can be part of the "LIVE" action as well. 

Now on the other hand, if you're after a "one-step" process or just mobile access to watch and follow along, then simply use the "SINGLE CLICK" remote access before the event , or during the event, or even after the event. Easy peasey.

All events can be viewed right from your tablet or mobile device easier than dialing a phone number. Let me know if I can make it any easier for you? :-) 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 5 years ago

Thank you for this! I viewed the recorded version this morning and have already implemented some snips on my blog and Facebook page. 

Helps eliminate the "how did I get here" and "now, what the heck was I doing before getting distracted over here" waywardness (not that I'm speaking from any sort of personal experience of getting lost on the web  (haha)). Exactly the kind of thing I was looking for to be able to send people to other sites with a way for them to find their way back easily if they so desire. 


Posted by Becca Rasmussen (HomeSmart Cherry Creek) about 5 years ago

Rebecca Rasmussen - you totally get it, and thank you for the confirmation and affirmation that this tool (even the free version) is what some folks are looking for and need in order to send people to other sites (drive traffic!) 

I love your "how did I get here" dilemma, and the distraction that takes place which we all experience at some point in our online journey. This should help resolve some of that or at least minimize it with our content marketing efforts.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 5 years ago

I really love the fact that everything we shared in this session can be done in seconds right from your mobile device. In addition, I love that ActiveRain also makes sure you can read this post on your mobile. Thanks Bob Stewart and Ben Kinney for keeping ActiveRain updated and mobile friendly! 

I believe these "1 in 5" numbers to be conservative since everywhere I go, people seem to always have their faces buried in their mobile devices...

...including me!! lol~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 5 years ago

I, too, missed it.   However, I will be visiting the recorded version. 


Thank you!!

Posted by Christi Farrington, ~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT (Dagny's Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Hi Brad,

I'm going to need the Cliff notes for this...I'm tied up Friday at that time. Is there a do-over?

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH about 5 years ago

Here's a thought regarding content sharing from CEO and Co-Founder Michael Cheng who visited us during this session. He then came up on the stage and shared some great tips and took questions from the audience.

I figured it would be appropriate to use Michael's tool to share this:  -  ENJOY!!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 5 years ago

Rats, I missed it. Any chance it was recorded and I could see it on my own?

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) about 5 years ago

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner - no problem, I recorded it for you.

Watch the recorded video of: 
"Co Branded Content Marketing for Agents that Drives Traffic to your target audiences and prospects!"

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 5 years ago

You're my hero! Thank you so much. I'll watch this today. :)

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) about 5 years ago

Thanks Brad, missed the party but will check out the video. Thanks again.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) about 5 years ago

Brad I missed this.  Can I find it on video somewhere?  OK I see the link in the other comments.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Gene Riemenschneider  - sure! Here's a link and a summary fer ya :-)

"Co Branded Content Marketing using Traffic Driving Calls to Actions for Target Marketing Prospects!"

That should've been the blog post title!!  lol~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 5 years ago

Hi Brad, we watched the video, signed up for Sniply, created a snip in 30 seconds for a blog we posted to FB and Twitter this morning, and got 10 clicks. Pretty cool! Can definately see the power in this. Thanks so much for sharing, you always have so much value to offer the AR community.

Posted by Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) about 5 years ago

Thanks Dan and Amy Schuman - great to hear from you, miss you guys. Glad you're finding the value in using It really is one of the best free (and paid) tools I've seen in a long time. Keep in touch :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 5 years ago

Great blog. As always you are always sharing some great stuff. Thanks Brad Andersohn 

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) about 5 years ago

Brad loved this post do not know how I missed it BTW comment #16 are you running for president?? just need to know which party, Endre:)))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 5 years ago

I am quite late to this party. I guess I will give the reruns a look see. I can always use something new and innovative to check out. 

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) about 5 years ago

Janis Borgueta - if you need any help or have any questions, just let me know? I'd be happy to spend some one-on-one time with you so you fully understand how this works and how to implement it so you get the most value for your time and efforts. Have a great thanksgiving, I'll leave my phone and email on just in case you reach out to me!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 5 years ago