Happy Monday! Look alive people, only 14 more days until the jolly guy shimmies down the chimney! Speaking of the holidays, don’t forget to check those pesky shipping cutoffs from the brands you’re planning to order from.
Here’s what’s happening in the world of DTC today:
1️⃣ Have evergreen statics that you think could use a little holiday spice? Check out these three tips and tricks to add a festive spin on your ad library.
2️⃣ Amazon delivered 1.8 BILLION same or next-day packages by July this year. Checkout the full list of merchant fees and reductions upcoming in 2024.
3️⃣ TikTok released their 2023 year in review highlighting top videos, creators, and sounds. Keep scrolling to check it out!
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Welcome back to another DTC x Pilothouse Studios Creative Corner.
While you might be ready to relax now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, it's important to keep that momentum going as we head into the rest of the holiday season!
Today, we've got three easy hacks that will assist you in quickly pulling together some last-minute holiday creatives.
Enough fa-la-la-ing around, let's dive in. 👇
Colorfil – Rebuild Past Winners
Tip number 1!
(Re)work with what you’ve got!
One of the easiest ways to pull together new festive creatives quickly is to rebuild your existing winning ads with a touch of holiday flair. ✨
It's easy to forget that you don’t always have to reinvent the wheel. Winners are winners for a reason, so why not run with what you’ve got (and know it works)?
This ad for Colorfil is a great example. The ad uses a captivating combination of quirky imagery, vibrant colors, and bold text that places the product at the forefront, grabbing viewers' attention and stopping the scroll.
Now, envision taking this proven formula and injecting it with a dose of holiday spirit.
Replace the everyday nose with jolly old Santa Claus, drape the backdrop in a striking holiday red, and tweak your messaging to align with any specific holiday promotions or themes.
It's a recipe for instant festive appeal that will have you dashing through your to-do list.
However, it's important to recognize that merely incorporating festive figures and colors won't automatically set your brand apart. The true magic lies in the context. 🪄
Take, for instance, the use of Santa Claus in a scenario you wouldn't typically expect – sniffing stinky air. It's festive, yes, but also delightfully unconventional. This unexpected twist not only captures attention but prompts viewers to pause and engage in creating a memorable moment that distinguishes your brand from the festive advertising clutter.
For more tips and examples to refresh and brighten your holiday creatives, click here!
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Last week, Amazon provided an update for US merchants. The memo highlighted that by July of this year Amazon had delivered more than 1.8 billion packages with same or next-day shipping, nearly quadrupling from2019.
They go on to highlight a number of changes upcoming in 2024. Some of these changes include:
For more details on the above changes and additional happenings in the world of Amazon, check out the official release here!
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