Good morning. Now that you’ve ‘sleighed’ your Q4 campaigns, we hope you get some time to enjoy the holidays with loved ones. And if you’re sick of hearing Mariah Carey’s #1 hit, Ryan Gosling just dropped the Christmas remix of ‘I’m Just Ken’ from the summer blockbuster movie Barbie which we feel is already going to be a classic.
A lil’ reminder that you can put a seasonal spin on anything.
Anyways, here’s what you’ll find in today’s DTC:
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As we head into the New Year, you want to put all of your Boxing Day promotions and EOY offers front and center to attract more conversions.
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It looks like Biosteel is hoping to make a comeback.
After experiencing financial troubles over the past few years, the sports drink company now has a new CEO at the helm who’s looking to turn things around and build brand affinity by asking for customer feedback on social media.
The Biosteel backstory:
After getting acquired by cannabis company Canopy Growth in 2019, sales for the sports drink company stalled and they failed to remain profitable, burning through 15 million in cash every month.
Luckily, Biosteel has found a new owner: Canadian entrepreneur and founder of Coachwood Capital, Dan Crosby. And he has a clear vision of how he wants to move forward.
Rather than making decisions behind the scenes, he took to TikTok and outlined his next steps for the company:
Here’s how Biosteel plans to pivot:
By being open about Biosteel’s struggles and performance, he’s able to increase brand affinity and make righting the ship a group effort.
Customer suggestions are already pouring in on social media with users praising his approach and providing some great UGC content about Biosteel’s products.
Why this customer-centric approach works so well:
Listening and interacting with customers on social media is a great way to build brand affinity. By taking a more customer-focused approach, followers feel more engaged and emotionally invested in your brand.
Next time you’re online, think about how to build a dialogue with your customers to strengthen your brand affinity.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by how many SKUs you carry, chances are so are your customers.
Figure out which ones are your top-performing products and trim down your lineup so you can focus on increasing your revenue.
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