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 work in B2C marketing or for an eCommerce store or DTC brand, this podcast is for you.
#215 - Brian Sugar: Sugar Capital, POPSUGAR, & Novel - Building A DTC Empire
Brian Sugar is the Founder and General Partner of Sugar Capital, a venture capital firm investing in the future of commerce. Previously, he co-founded POPSUGAR, where he serves as CEO & board member. He is also a Co-Founder and Chairman at Novel.
#214 - Sahand Dilmaghani: Terra Kaffe & Building Hardware In A Coffee Boom
Sahand Dilmaghani is the CEO & founder of Terra Kaffe, a cutting-edge espresso machine that transforms the entire experience of making coffee at home. Sahand started out in the corporate world working as an analyst at DC Advisory for two years before joining micro-mobility, Berlin-based startup unu. In 2017 Sahand started Terra Kaffe, which has raised over $14M to date.
#213 - FORM By Sami Clarke: Building A Digital Wellness Empire Through Content, Community & Commerce
Sami Clarke & Sami Bernstein join Blaine on DTC POD to discuss audience building, content creation, platform differentiation, the current state of influencer marketing, examples of brands that stand out, starting businesses with distribution first, how to tell your brands story, how to build community in 2022, how to deal with defective products, why it's important to embrace TikTok, content types that perform best, & what she's building with Form.
#212 - Cherene Aubert: A Look Inside Bobbie’s Rocketship Growth
In this episode of DTC Pod, Cherene joins Blaine & Ramon to discuss how Bobbie is navigating the baby formula shortage and why they're putting certain growth strategies on hold. She also talks about what it takes to build a growth strategy and team , why marketing baby formula is particularly unique, and some of the most underrated growth marketing channels out there.
#211 - Paul Michaux: Prose - Building to $100M ARR With Customized Hair Care
Paul joins Blaine & Ramon on DTC Pod this week to discuss building Prose from the ground up. We talk about democratizing a traditionally luxurious experience at scale, the importance of getting branding right from the start, building a hyper-personalized product and the customer onboarding flow to go with it, what it takes to raise from some of the biggest VCs, building internal tools for strong product feedback loops, go-to-market strategies to stand out in a crowded consumer landscape, and much more.
#210 - Alex Plugaru: Gorgias CTO - Building & Learning from serving 10,000+ Merchants
In this episode of DTC Pod, Alex discusses the evolution of customer service, why customer service agents are actually sales people and how Gorgias unlocks that, the stigmas of customer service, and why Gorgias is committee to changing the customer service industry.
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Blaine & Ramon cut through the noise incredibly well to get to the heart of what makes founders tick. So many learnings and nuggets in here that founders or people thinking about starting a venture will love.
Entertaining, insightful, and actionable! 🔥
Whether you’re well established in the world of DTC, or just getting started in your career, this is a must-listen podcast for you! Ramon and Blaine do an incredible job leading engaging conversations with industry leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves and every. single. episode. is jam-packed with helpful takeaways. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
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Love the founders that come on the show- long format on how the best in dtc build their businesses 🤩