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How Commerce, Creator, & Consumer Brands Are Built

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.

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Rikin Diwan is the CMO and Chief Growth Officer at soona, the world’s first virtual content studio. In this episode, we chat with Rikin about the intersection of AI and human creativity when it comes to content creation. We pick apart the nuts and bolts of storytelling and authenticity in marketing, the dynamic evolution of the creative content, and the unique challenges of marketing in e-commerce.

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Jess Chan is the CEO and Founder of Longplay, an lifecycle & retention agency for DTC brands. She's also the brains behind Backbone, an innovative tool that wraps all those email and retention best practices in one simple to use tool. In this episode, Jess joins Blaine to discuss what it takes to succeed as a brand that wants to lean into retention & lifecycle marketing to scale DTC revenue.

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soda space with its sparkling drinks infused with Asian heritage-inspired, gut-healthy ingredients. In this episode, Rosa shares about Wildwonder's savvy omnichannel approach, the strategic importance of picking high-impact distribution channels, and how they've managed to stand out in a crowded market through a perfect blend of educating consumers and delivering innovative flavors.

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Ali Karsch is the founder, and Nikole is the Head of PR at LVPR - a major PR firm specializing in working with famed DTC brands like Native, Vinebox, Jean Dousset, Kevyn Aucoin, Stojo, STATE Bags, Bean Box, Copper Cow Coffee, Usual Wines, Cloud Paper, Jinx, DOG by Dr Lisa, Jiggy, SmarterKids, Sugarwish, Mosaic Foods, London Grant, and more.

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Ryan Denehy is the Founder and CEO at Electric AI, an IT platform that empowers SMBs with user-friendly tools and guidance to streamline their IT management and secure their business. Electric, valued over $1B has raised over $200M to date and is backed by GGV Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Primary Venture Partners, Greenspring Associates, 01 Advisors, Bowery Capital, The Slack Fund, Vintage Investment Partners, and Atreides Management.

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Sam Lessin is a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist who is currently GP at Slow Ventures, a venture fund that boasts five funds and nearly a billion dollars of capital. Previously, he served as the VP of Product Management at Facebook. As a contrarian investor, he's been an early supporter of multiple high-profile startups, from household consumer brands like Allbirds, Casper, Birchbox, Barkbox, to fintech/blockchain bets like Robinhood, Solana, and popular SaaS companies like Airtable, Front, and Slack to name a few.

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Jimmy Farley runs one of the largest communities of TikTok creators - Creator's Corner. After launching a 7 figure brand himself on TikTok, he built a community of 200+ of the the best creators on TikTok who push each other to make brands go viral in a scalable and repeatable fashion. Jimmy drops all his tips on what it takes to scale a viral content engine in this episode of the pod.

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Jeff Byers is the Co-founder and CEO at Momentous, a human performance company dedicated creating no-compromise products and tools that support the endless improvement of personal performance. Momentous has partnered with leading scientists like Dr. Andrew Huberman, Dr. Stacy Sims, and Dr. Andy Galpin to build the modern platform for health and human performance. Prior to starting Momentous, Jeff played professionally in the NFL.

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Mikey Taylor is a seasoned entrepreneur, real estate investor, and politician who emerged from the world of professional skateboarding. Mikey is the co-founder and the current President and Managing principal of Commune Capital, a private equity real estate investment firm. He famously co-founded Saint Archer Brewing Company - a craft beer company, as well as Sovrn Skateboards.

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Ben Sharf is the Co-founder of Platter, a storefront accelerator for Shopify brands, uniting all the highest converting apps and widgets into a single platform. Prior to starting Platter, Ben worked at GoPuff, specializing in collaborating in last mile delivery for major e-commerce & CPG brands.

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DTC POD is a podcast about all things direct to consumer. We cover everything for starting, growing, and scaling world class businesses.

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

If you're interested in how the best consumer & creator brands are built, DTC Pod is for you.

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The guests they bring on know their stuff, and I like that they get into the weeds on actionable advice. They also seem to delve into which metrics are important, how to improve them etc. the hosts also know their stuff! Highly recommend to those in the D2C space.

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Mark Holland

I’m a newbie in the DTC space. Almost every week this podcast has at least one guest or topic that helps me think about problems differently. Take advantage of the knowledge shared on this podcast.

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Monica Maxwell

The guests are amazing! Each episode covers a unique topic. Some will resonate with you more than others but the variety and depth of knowledge keeps me coming back. Keep up the good work guys.

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Susan Collier

Ramon and Blaine get the coolest guests on DTC POD! Every single episode has so many gems and if you’re a brand founder or in the DTC/CPG space at all- you need to be listening to this podcast. I feel like you’re leaving money on the table by not listening to it!

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Charles Powell