Member Brief No. 14: The Brand Co-sign

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Introduction to intra-package advertising. About four months ago, a few things happened in a short period of time. There began early conversations around Facebook and Google’s privacy shortcomings, marketers began discussing ever-increasing top funnel advertising costs, and I began thinking through methods for vertical brands to offset their growing logistical costs. To solve for all three, I proposed a simple solution to a few high-volume, brand equitable retail startups: offer promotional space within your existing packaging to a like-minded brand. Add value to a buyer’s unboxing experience.

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Member Brief No. 11: Mega Merch 101

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Social media and the normalization of digitally vertical native brands has enabled artists and influencers to create online retail brands as a primary source of revenue. In this report, we will break down best practices – including some insights from our editor’s work with a certain Youtube creator. But first, let’s dig into one of the best thematic merchandising example of the last year. On April 14, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter took the stage at Coachella, an innovative online retail operation followed.

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Member Brief No. 3: The Attention Stack

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Successful commerce companies and vertical brands want to know how to generate authentic happiness with their customers. A customer kept > a customer gained. The attention stack is a buzz phrase that you’ll hear quite a bit about as brands try to solidify their standing in a quickly evolving market.

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