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As a growing ecommerce brand, you’ve probably invested in building your email list and perfecting your email deployment strategy. But what if we told you there are other customer contact alternatives that’ll allow you to communicate directly with customers? As a marketer, you’ve likely realized that while emails are a powerful marketing tactic, it’s gotten increasingly difficult for your messages to rise above the noise. Today, shoppers’ inboxes are crowded with promotional newsletters, sales alerts,…

Nine years ago, Oculus raised $2.5 million on Kickstarter. Two short years later, they were acquired by Facebook for a whopping $2 billion. Today, not only are its headsets featured prominently in every holiday gift guide, the company has forever transformed the virtual reality landscape.  But how exactly did Oculus grow from a crowdfunding sensation into a mass-market consumer brand so quickly? And what can other brands learn about keeping engagement and interest high after…

Whether we are conscious of it or not, people are pack animals. We need to feel part of something, we need one another, and we need to socialize. Thus, the purchasing decisions we make are influenced by what the people around us think and choose. Every time you need to make a purchase, your brain will use a shortcut to help you make this decision. A simple way to do this is to look at…

While the old adage goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” there are some key trends that have taken the beauty industry by storm. As a massive category poised for continued growth, we looked at some brands that have been riding this wave and adding their unique spin.  But First — the State of the Industry The size of the global beauty marketing was $465 billion in 2017 — and by 2024, it’s…

Becoming a thought leader is a great way to increase brand awareness and boost your career. However, it takes time to establish yourself as one. Here are a few tips when starting your journey to becoming a thought leader.  Narrow Down Your Niche To become a thought leader, the first thing you need to do is pin down the niche you’re going to focus on. You might already be working or involved in a particular…

Everything changed in 2020 — including the beauty industry, which has long been dominated by big brands and brick-and-mortar retail. But there’s a shift afoot as consumers gravitate toward direct-to-consumer (D2C) beauty brands like Glossier and Drunk Elephant, which are primarily available online. That’s why by 2023, ecommerce is projected to account for 48% of beauty sales. These beauty ecommerce trends are yet another instance of how consumer shopping behavior has forever been changed by…

Move over Tinder and OkCupid. There’s a queen bee in the dating app scene: Bumble. 🐝 After the female-centric dating app went public on February 11, its stock quickly traded up nearly 77%, reaching a market cap of — wait for it — $8.3 billion.  With singles using the same handful of apps to look for love, how did Bumble edge out its competitors? And what can other companies learn from this young, Instagram-friendly, and…

There are a variety of ways for marketers and e-commerce store owners to grow their businesses. If you are interested in how to promote your Shopify store, you’ve come to the right place. How you promote your Shopify store will depend on your product, marketing budget, and available time. However, with various digital marketing tools and strategies available, there is an option for everyone. Let’s dive right into how to promote your Shopify store using…

In 2021, social media will continue to dominate digital marketing. Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and many other platforms still have the power to do everything from reinventing long-standing businesses to launching new careers overnight. They are essential tools in business development and marketing, whether you’re trying to break into e-commerce or establish yourself as a creative.  Equally as important in today’s modern marketplace is the presence of brand-building, and social media has allowed brands to grow…

Known for its unbeatable hospitality, delectable cuisine, and the sparkling blue Sea of Cortez, Los Cabos is a dream destination for many. Naturally, one would think that trips to Los Cabos are “easy” to advertise — simply post pictures of the cerulean sea, and you’ve got yourself a gorgeous, no-filter-needed social campaign. However, due to numerous competitors and the pandemic, marketing has been anything but simple.  Cabo Villas — a family-owned business with the most…