#91 The Least Boring Weekly Newsletter
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Almond’s newsletter will give you all kinds of tips for D2C brands and much much more.
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This newsletter is going to dive into:
🤳 Challenges in Digital Advertising of Google and Facebook ads
👬 5 Ways To Attract New Audience As A DTC Brand
🕴️ Best Business Practices
📕 Top Reads Of The Week
⚙️ Plenty of jobs await you!
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WHAT’S COOKING, HUH?
Google has been the leader in cross-channel advertising for over 18 years, with the first launch of Google AdWords in October 2000. Advertisers not only have the opportunity to display advertisements on Google, YouTube, Gmail, Google Play, and Google Shopping but also have the opportunity to let display them on third-party search partner websites.
Despite Google & Facebook facing heavy criticism from politicians, the press, and consumers, Google recently announced its plans to expand its advertising platform on Google Maps. Some suggest that the plan of acquiring more capital from maps, where more than 1 billion people share information every day, would invite more inquiries or open "warm legal boxes".
While these platforms continue to dominate advertising and generate revenue, we found retailers' skepticism about the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and investments.
The main issue in the industry is the advertising of offensive content from brands and retailers. YouTube.has faced constant criticism and boomerang boycotts for its inability to regulate inappropriate content on its platform. Brands including Disney, Nestlé, Epic Games (behind Fortnite), and AT&T have withdrawn or decreased their public advertising costs this year.
YouTube has previously tried to address concerns about its advertising policy. Still, the same issues continue to recur, creating a yo-yo effect for brands to curb and pull their advertising costs.
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5 Ways to Attract New Audience As A DTC Brand
Retaining customers is essential for a consistent income as a business, for growth, and for acquiring new ones.
Regardless of the scale of your business, ever since the DTC industry has seen a sharp rise in the number of people seeking personalized services from brands, scaling up is the only way to sustain yourself in this cutthroat industry.
That’s why it’s essential for your business to put together strategies—be it paid advertising, social media marketing, or an organic approach—that can help you scale your business while maintaining the important relationships you make with your existing audience.
#1 Open A Pop-Up Store In Low Engagement Areas
Surely you must’ve run an ad campaign by now. If you’re one to run different sets of ads based on various geographical locations within the country, you would’ve seen a difference in the engagement rates.
Zone in on areas where you’re closing fewer leads and open up pop-up stores in these locations. Perhaps, they wish to check out your products in person before buying from you. With this pop-up store, they’d not only interact with you more but also have a more fulfilling experience with your brand.
#2 Test Out A New Platform
If you’re trying to get the attention of new customers, trying out a new platform is your best bet. Users on Instagram and Pinterest might overlap, but you’ll surely find a few outliers.
When building foundations on a new platform, switch things up a little! Surely repurpose your content but ensure you don’t repeat how you publish it, giving your users a new way to engage with your brand.
#3 Create Your Content Differently
If you wish to avoid migrating to a new platform, perhaps, switching the way you speak about your products/services can help you acquire new customers.
Change the way you create content, organic as well as sponsored ads, to reach new audiences. Although this might confuse or disappoint your existing audience; hence, it’s always better to try this on a new social media channel altogether.
#4 Launch A New Product/Service
With previous products/services manufactured, launched, and marketed effectively, you’ve already got business operations set in place. The easiest way then, to appeal to a new audience is to modify and create new products or services to cater to a vast sector or customers you’ve been missing out on.
Of course, this is a strategy that may take more time to show any effects, but it’s a sure-shot way to grow your business.
#5 Live Streaming!
Live streaming is IN. With numerous platforms giving you opportunities to live to stream your content for anyone to view, you simply cannot let this chance go.
With each live stream, you can cater to a different section of the audience, giving everyone a chance to have a personalized experience with your brand.
Acquiring new customers is difficult and challenging; it takes tons of effort from your team to develop a plan that suits your business’ needs and all the time and money you have to offer to initiate the strategy.
So spend some time understanding the kind of audience you wish to attract and strategize accordingly to ensure your team can hit all the targets as planned.
Best Business Practice
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Bumble and Bumble have launched products that help you protect your hair from the UV rays most efficiently, just like Amika, Cocoa, and Eve.
Biolage and Sol de Janeiro are jumping on the wagon too to offer their customers new treatments that can help you hydrate your hair before you style them for the summer.
The variety of options this month is virtually infinite. Brands are quickly switching up their products for the season to bring you just what you need.
Top Reads Of The Week
👔 Reliance releases its first-ever ‘Deep White Paper’ to shed light on consumer behavior for luxury brands.
⚠️ Customer instructions on Swiggy are being taken TOO literally and we’re losing our minds.
👨💼 People have started drafting their Startup with Black Swan Memo.
🎤 The Indian Prime Minister urges people of India who are living in Tokyo to participate in the Bharat Chalo, Bharat se Judo campaign.
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