We’re having so much fun playing around with AI that we wanted to bring you along for the ride!
At the end of this newsletter, you’ll find DTC’s Mascot Mayhem. Checkout the mascot we had AI make and vote for which one you want to see next. 🤖
In this newsletter, you’ll find:
Let’s dive in: 👇
If you aren’t already using custom metrics, the Pilothouse Meta team tells us they’re all the rage to gauge your ad performance.
Custom metrics provide media buyers with tons of flexibility as they dig into their data. The team uses custom metrics to calculate thumbstop rate, link click to page view rate, AOV, metrics for Shop, and more!
Interested? We thought so! Custom metrics are simple to implement: 👇
1️⃣ Create a new report or open an existing one.
2️⃣ Open the customize tab on the right > Select metrics
3️⃣ Click the “+ Create” button
4️⃣ Pop in a formula for a metric you’d like to measure!
Now that you’re all set, make sure to share access to everyone in the business. 💪
Looking for some examples and a complete walkthrough on the process like what you see below for Shop CVR?
Just in time for your Holiday ramp, This guide on UGC was created by our friends over at minisocial, providing you with strategies to ensure you get the best results using UGC this holiday season.
DTC brands use these exact tips to get the following results:
Unlocking UGC has been shown to do the following things to a brand: 👇
Want these amazing results? Take a look at minisocial's free guide to see HOW.
These top five strategies come with examples, data (you know we love data), and even Pro Tips you can use immediately.
Download your free guide. 📝
🎧 Today’s podcast is with Jacob Rokeach, Fractional CMO and Apparel Growth expert, who was personally recommended for the pod by Feastables Joseph Siegal.
The full podcast plays out like a masterclass for current and prospective apparel brands, covering everything from choosing your niche, building your brand, managing your inventory, and achieving omnichannel growth in small steps.
Make sure you bookmark it to listen to it, but…
THE MOST INTERESTING PART:
Was when I asked Jacob, “If you were building an apparel brand in 2023, what would you do?”
And the high-level categories were: 👇
1️⃣ Long-term brand building over quick growth
2️⃣ Meta ads account structure
3️⃣ Crafting a compelling brand story
4️⃣ Customer retention strategies
5️⃣ Multi-channel approach for cohesive branding
To go in-depth, you’ll have to tune in for all the details.
TUSHY, known for making bidets affordable and easy to install, reached a critical turning point with their 3PL (third-party logistics) continually missing the mark.
So, TUSHY reached out to Shipfusion, and the results were incredible:
Your fulfillment solution can make or break your customer experience. Check out TUSHY's success story to see how Shipfusion can help.
Meta denied a Financial Times report suggesting they might introduce ads on WhatsApp. Despite speculations of monetizing WhatsApp's 2 billion daily users, Meta has been focusing on WhatsApp Business for revenue.
This service for merchants has 200 million monthly users. In a previous year's Q3 earnings call, Zuckerberg revealed the "click-to-WhatsApp" ads generated $1.5 billion with 80% YoY growth.
Additionally, WhatsApp is introducing peer-to-peer and merchant payments in several countries and is exploring new payment integrations. Analysts believe Meta is progressing towards monetizing its vast WhatsApp user base. Will there or won’t there be WhatsApp ads — Only time will tell. 👀
At least we know the release of iOS17 is bringing at least one good thing for marketers!
Want to know more about using this feature for your brand? Click here to read.
The full PDF list of features in iOS 17 is available to download here.
✖️ Lower-priced tiers of X Premium could be rolling out in the future. Leadership emphasizes the need for paywalling access to the platform in the fight against bot accounts and for verification.
📺 YouTube adds a Clips tab to Studio. Creators can review their most clipped content to build a library of engaging short-form videos and prioritize the content that connects with their audience.
🤖 Google’s Bard can integrate with Gmail, Docs, and Drive to easily retrieve information from your files. Google assures users that sensitive information is kept from Bard’s public language model.
We’re constantly playing around with AI and wanted to bring you along on our Midjourney fun! We’re starting off the Mascot Mayhem series with our very own DTC box mascot. Pretty cool right? 👀
What mascot inspired image should we make next? 👇
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Reverse psychology — It works. 😆
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