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A marketing strategy is your overall game plan for reaching your audience and turning them into your customers. For D2C brands — who have the end-to-end control of making, marketing, and shipping — this is particularly crucial because it establishes where you can allocate your resources for maximum growth, and helps you understand what leads to success. As with any game plan, you’ll need to know the players, your strengths, how to “score,” and how…

If you’ve dabbled in marketing, the term “marketing funnel,” probably rings a bell. It visualizes a customer’s journey, from the first stage when they learn about your business, to the ultimate end goal: conversion. Except, what happens next? Does the customer theoretically drop out of the funnel? The idea that the funnel ends at the “conversion” stage isn’t sustainable —  it costs less to keep a customer than to acquire a new one. A funnel…

Competitive benchmarking is a method for those who want to maintain an edge by knowing where they stand. It’s a way of determining the best processes, strategies, and techniques for achieving your business goals via a set of metrics. Benchmarking is valuable to businesses because it allows you to take a deeper dive into how you measure up against your competitors.  By identifying gaps in processes and examining how other leaders are accomplishing their goals,…

Let me start by stating the obvious: we are living in the most exciting time in the history of the world for innovation and entrepreneurship in consumer goods and retail. Thanks to the evolution and ongoing simplification of e-commerce growth technology, it’s easier than ever to launch an online business with little knowledge of logistics, fulfillment, payment processing, web hosting, and a myriad of other previously required skill sets and specialties. And, as marketing technology…

When it comes to marketing, you want your brand to be “at the right place, at the right time.” This especially rings true during the holidays. When your ideal customer is holiday shopping, your brand should be front and center of the search results page. Luckily, there’s a little something called search engine optimization (SEO) to help you out. SEO is the process of optimizing the number of organic website visitors by appearing at the…

The use of mobile devices and apps increases year-over-year, making mobile marketing strategies a higher priority for digital marketers than ever before. As of 2018, global mobile app revenue amounted to over $365 billion. In 2023, mobile apps will generate more than $935 billion in revenues through paid downloads and in-app advertising.  To tap into the potential of this market, companies need to add mobile-specific advertising strategies to their annual marketing plans. Here we share…

Unlike your strengths and weaknesses, key differentiators separate you from the competition. They can be an advantage for you and should also be something that your team can rally around, like your startup story or your core values as a company. For D2C brands especially, it’s critical to have defined key differentiators because it’s a way to stand out in a saturated marketplace. Let’s delve into how to identify your key differentiators and examples of…

While creating video was once considered a luxury that only big companies could afford, it’s now easier than ever to inexpensively film and publish your video. However, before you unfold your director’s chair, you need to have a strong video marketing strategy in place. This part of the process is critical because video isn’t just one piece of your overall marketing plan — it’s central to your outreach and campaign efforts. Set the Goals of…

Competitive research doesn’t have to involve hiring professionals to track and assess your competitors, like straight out of a spy movie — there’s plenty of data on the internet to collect. By investing even a small amount of time, businesses can gather intelligence on business rivals,  identify opportunities and threats in the marketplace, and refine their messaging.  To build an effective framework for competitive analysis, we’ve included a basic step-by-step process to follow as well…

In the book “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World,” David Epstein writes about how in the most complex and unpredictable fields (marketing, anyone?), generalists are more prone to thrive than specialists. His extensive research shows that exploring topics outside of someone’s main area of focus can create a more well-rounded skill set and be vital for career development and growth. Soccer great, Abby Wambach, agrees. In a podcast interview, she spoke openly on how playing…