With their sharp marketing and simplistic designs, they seem to have come out of no where: MVMT, Warby Parker, Casper, Everlane. Where the hell did all these direct-to-consumer companies come from and is there any room to begin your own? There is more hope than you think.
In the early days of a startup, you should deliberately take action to grow your business that DOES NOT scale. Why? Because 1:1 communication is invaluable. Look, I'm not here to tell you to "go to networking events" but to share some of the more creative yet effective tactics to grow your customer base in a non-scalable, low-cost way.
The stats are staggering: 3 million businesses advertise using Facebook. That said, just because millions rely on this ad channel, should you? No. Or that it'll always work? Hell no! Learn why constant channel testing should be a staple of your marketing strategy.
As much as paid acquisition is powerful, the cost of acquiring customers WILL become more expensive over time through it. Enter engagement and retention, your saving grace.
We're no longer in the Medieval ages of marketing where we slapped advertisements on the side of buses and prayed to god it drove more sales. The marketing world has gotten sharp with measurement and if there is one metric in particular that is the strongest indicator of a startup's ability to grow, it's DAU/MAU.
Performance marketers and founders often focus so heavily on the "state of acquiring" that they forget to frame growth in terms of the BIG picture. So breath, pause and see the trees for the forest it really is. Here are 4 metrics that are paramount for a startup's livelihood.
Ever wonder what a conversion pixel is, let alone a pixel? A powerful and simply marketing tool, most marketers shy away because it seems technical and complicated. Au contraire mon ami!
Attri-who? Touch-what? The topic of attribution is quickly breaching past the early adopters and crossing into the minds of the early and late majority. What is it? Should you care?
Do you know that 5 million companies advertise on Facebook a MONTH? Good lord. I had the privilege to attend Facebook's Build To Break conference and couldn't help but share my 3 most valuable insights.
Anyone can show up to work; not everyone can perform. As much as we emphasize "delivery," team's often forget about the most important element of every role: performance. So where do you start and what do you measure? Get ready to find out.