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Before we dive into today’s newsletter, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come from newsletter #1 back in 2020 to newsletter #400 today.
With 400 newsletters, 160,000+ subscribers, 800,000+ words, and 340+ podcast episodes, it’s been so much fun and we can’t wait to keep building.
To the entire DTC team, thank you. To our DTC readers, thank you.
Here’s to the next 400! ❤️
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If you’re still sleeping on SMS marketing, wake up. ⏰ Unlike emails that can sit unopened or social media posts that get buried in feeds, texts are a VIP pass to your customer’s attention.
A recent report from SimpleTexting showed that “80.5% of consumers check their text notifications within just five minutes of hearing their phone buzz.” 👀
SMS is quick, direct, and actually gets read. But how do you go from merely sending texts to crafting a killer SMS strategy that maximizes engagement, conversions, and ROI?
Let’s unpack our 5 most effective strategies.
Eager to revolutionize your SMS marketing strategy and maximize your results? Dive into the full article and explore each strategy in detail. Your enhanced engagement, conversions, and ROI await! 🌟
Finding creators that fit your brand—and make money—is hard to do.
But get this: A strategy we love for DTC brands is product seeding (aka influencer gifting) which enables brands to get honest reviews, authentic content, and grow organic reach at $0.
Plus it helps you to find influencers who you can build long-term relations with for future collabs.
Insense is the all-in-one UGC and influencer marketing platform to partner with influencers for your Q4 campaigns.
And they’re trusted by 1,500+ DTC brands including:
Insense is offering our readers $200 platform credit until Oct 20.
Social proof on Meta ads crushes. Plain 👏 and 👏 simple.
When we say social proof, we’re talking about engagements, comments and reactions on ads.
Positive engagement on an ad sends positive signals to the Meta algorithm and can help with delivery.
The Pilothouse Meta team deploys strategies to expand winning ads into new audiences while compounding social proof in the process. 😍
When a high converting ad has a lot of social proof built up, the team uses the post ID to move the winning ad into new audiences.
Meta recently made changes to where post IDs are stored, so we're giving you the deets on how to find them:
Once you have the post ID, the ad can be used in any audience. For example, if a retargeting evergreen ad is crushing and has a lot of social proof built up, consider moving it to audiences like these to test:
When the ad is used across these audiences, the social proof compounds as more and more people engage with the ad which can help fuel the campaign even more. 🔥
Give it a try and see the comments grow.
When precious assets come up for sale, the wealthiest end up with a fantastic investment, primarily due to an extremely high cost to play.
But Masterworks is flipping the script, buying and securitizing prized blue-chip artworks.
Its investors have seen net returns of 17.8%, 21.5%, and 35%.
DTC Readers can skip the waitlist to access these high-level returns more quickly.
See important disclosures at masterworks.com/cd
🍿 Popsmith: We’ve seen DTC Jonas Brothers popcorn, but Popsmith is bringing it to a whole new level. Founders Dave and Tal worked to make flavors that “combine old-world comfort with modern style” to be used with their spin-on-the-classic stovetop popper.
🪱 Rotten: Rotten’s low-sugar classic and sour gummy worms packaging is seriously cool. We’re all for old favorites getting reinvented and love the compostable bags they come in.
🌶️ Auria's Malaysian Kitchen: If your dinners have been a little bland or repetitive lately, it’s probably time to mix it up. These NYC made sauces and spices look pretty dang tasty.
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Stretchy pants, stretching revenue. Makes sense to us. 🤷
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