Return on Relationship

Ted Rubin and Kathryn Rose

Return on Relationship™ (ROR), simply put, is the value that is accrued by a person or brand due to nurturing a relationship, whereas ROI is simple dollars and cents. ROR is the value (both perceived and real) that will accrue over time through loyalty, recommendations and sharing, and is used to define and educate companies, brands, and people about the importance of creating authentic connection, interaction, and engagement.

Both Ted Rubin and Kathryn Rose embody the concept of ROR in their work. Ted has been using the term since early 2009 to build awareness around the belief that the true value of brand and personal marketing is in the relationships created. Kathryn also uses relationship skills every day as a sought-after social media and relationship marketing speaker and trainer and CEO of the Social Buzz Club, the world’s first online marketing collaboration network.

Ted and Kathryn truly “walk the talk” every time they tweet, speak at an event or interact with the social media community. Both are shining examples of how building relationships adds value to the way we do business today.

About the Authors

Kathryn Rose is an award-winning, best-selling author, speaker and social media strategist and trainer with clients ranging from multi-million dollar corporations, to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Kathryn has a 20+ year career in sales and marketing that includes successful track record of using a collaborative mindset to increase sales.

Nominated for the 2012 Small Business Influencer Award, Kathryn is also the CEO and co-founder of the Social Buzz Club the world’s first online marketing collaboration network for bloggers, social media professionals and small business owners.

Prior to her career in social media marketing, Kathryn was a top Wall Street sales executive, responsible for over $100m in sales per year. She used her collaboration skills to partner with salespeople from other companies to form a lucrative referral network.

Kathryn is the author of 9 books on social media marketing The Step by Step Guides to: Twitter, Facebook, SEO/Video Marketing and Linkedin for Business, The Parent’s and Grandparent’s Guides to Facebook, the Teen Safety Guide , the best-selling Solving the Social Media Puzzle and Return on Relationship. She is a sought after keynote speaker and trainer on using social media for maximum online visibility and using online marketing and social media tools to create referral networks and to increase sales.

Ted Rubin is a leading social marketing strategist and in March 2009 started using and evangelizing the term ROR, Return on Relationship™… a concept he believes is the cornerstone for building an engaged multi-million member database, many of whom are vocal advocates for the brand, like the one he built for e.l.f. Cosmetics (EyesLipsFace.com) as the Chief Marketing Officer between 2008 and 2010, and the one built for OpenSky where Ted, was the Chief Social Marketing Officer.

On May 1st, 2011 Ted announced leaving OpenSky and accepting the position of Chief Social Marketing Officer at Collective Bias (whose Advisory Board he joined in January 2011), a company he has worked closely with since it was founded by John Andrews who Ted met through the blogging community when he was leading Emerging Media at Walmart. Ted is also on the Advisory Boards of Blue Calypso, EvenVoice, OpenSky, SheSpeaks, Zuberance, and Crowdsourcing Week.

Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter and has one of the deepest networks of any marketer in the social arena.