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As a direct-to-consumer (D2C) brand, expanding your business may be one of the toughest challenges you’ll face. However, it’s also an exciting time — if you want to grow your business, it means that customers are receiving your brand well, and you’re bringing in a profit.  While many things have the potential to go wrong, you can get ahead of the game by creating a marketing strategy that you’re confident about. This means not just…

Today’s marketers are facing a complex and fragmented landscape. With the influx of different markets, channels, and products, consumers are becoming desensitized by the constant exposure of ads. So, how do companies — particularly direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands — break through the noise? How can they engage new customers, while also saving time and money? After all, not every business has the means to spend hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars on multiple marketing…

As many of you wrap up your holiday campaigns, it can be tempting to take the pedal off the accelerator the moment the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve. As much as you may want to do that, there are plenty of reasons why that may not be a good idea. The months following the holidays are actually the best time to extract the most value out of your digital marketing campaigns.  For one, the…

Experienced investors understand the importance of finding value; they invest in stocks that have the potential to yield considerable returns and add value over time. Customers operate in the same way: They invest in brands, with time and money, that provide value through products, services, and even content. That being said, it can be extra challenging to add value to customers when many of us are still trying to figure out how best to do…

For content managers racking their brains to find resources to bolster their content marketing efforts, the key is to look internally. Why? Because employees know their companies inside and out. They’re the ones who use their skills, knowledge, opinions, and experience to contribute to the company’s success. So, how do you inspire these internal experts to generate content? Why is it so important to leverage employees as thought leaders in the industry? Advantages of Developing…

Research shows that up to 92% of consumers trust peer recommendations. And according to American Express, happy customers recommend to an average of eleven people. Now, multiply that by thousands of customers, and there’s significant potential for customer acquisition. This is the crux of what it means to have brand advocates. Brand advocates are a brand’s ambassadors to the world. They spread the brand message among their friends and family — people just like them…

For many people, going through a biometric health screening is the last thing they want to do this time of year. The extra weight gained during the holiday season can turn a solid BMI score into a reality check that’d be better received after the new year. However, the funny thing is that BMI is no longer considered to be an accurate metric for cardiovascular health. Similarly, many direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands have trouble ensuring that…

Retargeting is a crucial e-commerce marketing strategy for direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands. Retargeting not only helps companies bring back the whopping 90% of website visitors who leave without purchasing, but it also provides personalized advertising experiences that increase return on investment (ROI) and improve conversion rates.  Advertisers find success with retargeting indecisive shoppers and bringing them back to complete purchases. You can find success with retargeting across a broad network of platforms and devices, including social…

Cost per mille (CPM) refers to the average cost of one thousand ad impressions or the average amount you pay every thousand times internet browsers load your ad. The “mille” in cost per mille is the Latin word for “thousand,” so to find CPM, you divide cost by impressions and multiply by one “mille” or thousand. The equation looks like this: CPM = cost/impressions x 1000. Some display networks offer CPM as a pricing structure…

Social media has quickly taken over our modern world. As a society, we can’t go anywhere without someone taking a selfie of an experience or posting their Instagram-worthy meal. Social media is now the primary way we communicate with each other and consume information, making it the best place for brands to connect with their target audiences.  In order to effectively reach consumers and keep up with the ever-changing social landscape, marketers must keep a…