Give yourself a pat on the back because you made it to Wednesday.
Now that we are this close to Black Friday, let’s take a look at some ways to get your campaign ready and learn from Dyson’s blunder during their Black Friday live shopping event 🛒
Let’s dive in: 👇
Economic uncertainty makes a big impact on the way today’s consumers shop.
But it doesn’t need to undermine your marketing strategy. 👀
Read Klaviyo’s 2023 consumer spending report to understand how consumers are adjusting their purchasing habits amid inflation — and how you can update your strategy to reach today’s audiences more effectively.
The report reveals: 👇
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Bezos partners up with the NFL to ensure Amazon is top of mind for Black Friday. This Friday, the New York Jets will host the Miami Dolphins in the league’s first game available exclusively for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Marrying ‘content with commerce’ is a smart move since live sports is a great way for advertisers to tap into a huge fan base. Plus more customers than ever are consuming live sports content through streaming platforms.
Other companies like Google have also dipped their toes in live streaming sports and are competing on how to monetize live sports.
Amazon’s innovative Black Friday strategy includes:
It will be interesting to see how effective they can integrate shopping into the football broadcast and how many viewers feel compelled to make purchases during the game.
Let’s see if this strategy helps them increase engagement and conversion rates. 📈
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🎧 On this episode of the DTC Podcast, we speak with entrepreneur and golf enthusiast Colin Landforce about his short-form video bootcamp cut30 and how he builds valuable content for a niche audience.
With more than 10+ years of experience in product and brand building, Colin is also a big-time content creator who has amassed a huge following on social media who see him as a leading golf expert.
His in-depth reviews on golfing accessories and unboxing videos boost high views and engagement.
Listen to the pod and learn how to create organic content effectively, why it’s so important to show off your personality in videos, and why Colin thinks short-form video is here to stay.
The takeaways 👇
✅ How to create quality content within a niche
Colin says figuring out your interests and what you enjoy talking about is key. For short-form reviews, he follows this 3 step recipe so his audience gets all the key information: “Breakdown, explain, and simplify.”
Other content tips to keep in mind:
🪝🎥 Short form video is here to stay
Colin argues that some people like to knock on short form but the truth is we have short attention spans and you need to hook them in.
Shorter videos also eliminate the need for expensive equipment. Anyone with a phone can get started and create content for TikTok and YouTube Shorts.
Moral of the story: Just keep going. 💪 You never know when your video will go viral. Colin says, “You just have to wake up tomorrow and be like, I'm making one [video] today, and then do that again.”
💰 Why Colin thinks community building on social is important:
You can become very dependent on paid ads if there’s no community lever to pull. 99% of people doing ecommerce misunderstand the value of creating your audience and own distribution.
Advice from our Pilothouse ad experts:
💰Don’t be afraid to go full send. Increased spending on top-performing campaigns, especially in the morning, can drive same-day results.
For example a recent campaign the team did achieved a 10x ROAS with limited spend. They were able to prompt a budget increase in the morning and Meta responded well and spent 84% of the allocated budget.
🎄Launch your holiday content during BFCM (if you haven’t already). Starting your holiday ads now gives them a chance to get warmed up during the high intent sales period and carry through those learnings post sale.
Dyson’s Black Friday live shopping event did not get off to a good start due to some technical difficulties with their website.
Shopify used this as an opportunity to swoop in and play ecommerce hero.
Brands take note: this interaction below is a great way to show how your business can add value and solve your customers' pain points.
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🤖 Amazon’s new AI Ready commitment means they will launch free AI training courses. The ecommerce giant is planning to train 2 million people by 2025.
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⭐ #BlackOwnedFriday is here. Google makes it easier than ever to search, shop, and buy from black-owned businesses.
📱68% of teens use TikTok at least once per week, surpassing YouTube in weekly usage for the first time ever.
❌Major advertisers like Disney and Apple are pulling out of X since there is widespread concern over the spread of misinformation.
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