328 episodes

DTC POD is a podcast about all things direct to consumer. We cover everything for starting, growing, and optimizing eCommerce stores and DTC (or D2C) brands.

We talk with founders, marketers, platforms, creators and marketing & growth agencies to cover topics like brand building, social media, influencer marketing, website conversion, paid media, Facebook ads, consumer trends, email marketing, and more.

If you're interested in the stories behind your favorite consumer brands, this podcast is for you.

DTC POD: How The Best Brands Are Built Ramon Berrios, Blaine Bolus

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DTC POD is a podcast about all things direct to consumer. We cover everything for starting, growing, and optimizing eCommerce stores and DTC (or D2C) brands.

We talk with founders, marketers, platforms, creators and marketing & growth agencies to cover topics like brand building, social media, influencer marketing, website conversion, paid media, Facebook ads, consumer trends, email marketing, and more.

If you're interested in the stories behind your favorite consumer brands, this podcast is for you.

    #328 - The Mastermind Behind Seed’s Supply Chain & How to Design DTC Ops for Hypergrowth

    #328 - The Mastermind Behind Seed’s Supply Chain & How to Design DTC Ops for Hypergrowth

    John Morgan is the founder of Pelagic, a first of it's kind agency helping brands nail supply chains & operations - often times the biggest unlocks for scalability & profitability in commerce.

    In this episode of DTC Pod, John shares key learnings from his tenure at SpaceX and Seed Health, emphasizing the importance of iterative supply chain processes, cost optimization, and strategic relationships with suppliers. He also offers advice on avoiding common startup mistakes in supply chain design.

    • 39 min
    #327 - How Good Girl Snacks Captured Gen Z’s Heart (and Stomach) with Hot Girl Pickles

    #327 - How Good Girl Snacks Captured Gen Z’s Heart (and Stomach) with Hot Girl Pickles

    Leah Marcus and Yasaman Bakhtiar are the co-founders of Good Girl Snacks, a pickle brand with a Gen Z twist.

    In this episode of DTC Pod, we explore social media marketing and content creation with Leah and Yasaman. They share their organic journey to business success and the strategies that keep them connected with their audience.

    • 51 min
    #326 - Disruptive Sips: Building Iconic Beverage Brands from Scratch with Christopher Hunter

    #326 - Disruptive Sips: Building Iconic Beverage Brands from Scratch with Christopher Hunter

    Christopher Hunter is the co-founder of two iconic beverage companies — Phusion Projects (the parent company of Four Loko) and Koia.

    In this DTC Pod episode, Christopher underscores the lessons from Four Loko's tumultuous success while detailing the birth and rise of Koia. He covers topics such as retail partnerships, product innovation, distribution expansion, and more.

    • 36 min
    #325 - The Art of Modern Retail: Kellen Roland on Strategy, AI, and Mentorship

    #325 - The Art of Modern Retail: Kellen Roland on Strategy, AI, and Mentorship

    Kellen Roland is the founder of KRMC, a consulting business and the intersection of commerce and culture. Prior he served as first CEO of JOOPITER alongside Pharrel Williams and VP of Sales of Herschel Supply Co, and brings 18+ years of expertise in the luxury and consumer sectors.

    In this DTC Pod episode, Kellen breaks down what it takes to succeed in the DTC space — from building strong retailer relationships and strategic pricing, to quickly adapting to customer feedback. He also touches on several key topics such as the characteristics of highly successful people, practical benefits of AI in business scenarios, and the value mentorship brings to professional growth.

    • 55 min
    From 1 Kitchen to 25,000 Supermarkets: How Loren Castle's Cookie Dough Recipe Became a US Household Brand

    From 1 Kitchen to 25,000 Supermarkets: How Loren Castle's Cookie Dough Recipe Became a US Household Brand

    Loren Castle is the CEO and founder of Sweet Loren’s, the #1 natural cookie dough brand in the US. After surviving Hodgkin's lymphoma, she committed to healthier eating and founded Sweet Loren’s with a mission to create scrumptious yet nutrient-rich convenience food.

    In this episode of DTC POD, hear from Loren herself as she discusses the growth of her cookie dough business, the strategy that goes into launching new product lines, and the importance of combining personal passion with business acumen for successful entrepreneurship.

    • 49 min
    #323 - The Brand Whisperer: Revealing the Tactics behind Your Favorite DTC Brands with Emmett Shine

    #323 - The Brand Whisperer: Revealing the Tactics behind Your Favorite DTC Brands with Emmett Shine

    Emmett Shine is the Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of Pattern Brands — a family of brands on a mission to nurture daily enjoyment at home.

    In this episode of DTC Pod, Emmett opens up about blending artistic vision with operational savvy, navigating the challenges of launching brands like Equal Parts and Open Spaces, and the art of nurturing a brand from inception to market. He shares insights from his journey, from shaping the DTC landscape with his work at Gin Lane to fostering innovation at Pattern Brands.

    • 49 min

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