On today’s episode, Kunle is joined by Kelley Thornton, Co-Founder & CEO of Tiege Hanley, a Chicago-based self-funded men’s grooming DTC brand. Kelley is a 20+ year veteran in the consumer goods industry and has led Tiege Hanley to being a 8-figure company within 2 years of launching in 2016. What does it take to grow a truly niche product? A product where you don’t just have to become a part of the narrative, but you must help build up the narrative. Tiege Hanley has achieved tremendous success in this very situation and can be a great case study for new and upcoming consumer brands. They have cracked the code of the men’s grooming market by having a robust team, choosing the right platform to market on and working with influencers that truly embody what their brand stands for. A 95% user subscription rate is testament to this fact. In today’s episode, Kunle and Kelley go through the awesome growth story of Tiege Hanley. You will get great insight on growing with influencers and tenets of building a successful subscription model. Whether you’re a business owner or marketer, this is a great episode for you! ----------- SPONSORS: This episode is brought to you by: Klaviyo This episode is brought to you by Klaviyo – a growth marketing platform that powers over 25,000 online businesses. Direct-to-Consumer brands like ColourPop, Huckberry, and Custom Ink rely on Klaviyo. Klaviyo helps you own customer experience and grow high-value customer relationships right from a shopper’s first impression through to each subsequent purchase, Klaviyo understands every single customer interaction and empowers brands to create more personalized marketing moments. Find out more on klaviyo.com/2x. Rewind This episode is brought to you by Rewind. The #1 Backup and Recovery App for Shopify and BigCommerce stores that powers over 25,000 online businesses. Direct-to-Consumer brands like Gymshark and Movement Watches rely on Rewind. Cloud-based ecommerce platforms like Shopify and BigCommerce do not have automatic backup features. Rewind protects your store against human error, misbehaving apps, or collaborators gone bad with Automatic backups! For a free 30-day trial, Go to Rewind.io, reach out to the Rewind team via chat or email and mention ‘2x ecommerce’ Bolt This episode is brought to you by Bolt. The fastest ecommerce checkout in the industry. Bolt loads 10x faster than native checkouts, with an average checkout duration of over 30 seconds. Bolt is mobile-native with no scroll on mobile screens. It offers a zero-fraud guarantee and has 42% fewer fields than native checkouts. Bolt supports Stripe, Apple pay, Paypal and several more payment gateways and providers. Bolt is offering a completely free checkout audit to 2x listeners. Head Over to Bolt.com/2x to get your free checkout audit now!