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The DTC POD

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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Allegra Shaw is a fashion and lifestyle creator, who launched her YouTube channel in 2011 and grown to nearly 1M subscribers. In 2017, she launched Uncle Studios with co-founder Shirin Soltani. The brand is known for their high quality and clean fabrics, community, and focus on collections built around modern lifestyle.

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Software

Patrick Campbell is the CEO of ProfitWell (now Paddle), which he bootstrapped to a $200M exit. The software helps subscription companies with their monetization and retention strategies. Prior to ProfitWell, Patrick lead Strategic Initiatives for Boston based Gemvara and was an Economist at Google and the US Intelligence community.

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Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is an entrepreneur and investor who co-founded the Gilt Groupe, GlamSquad, and Clerisy. Gilt famously revolutionized the digital flash sale, and Alexandra took the company from start-up to $650m in revenue. Afterwards, Alexandra led GlamSquad, the largest on-demand beauty services company, before joining global pharmaceutical leader Allergan, serving as SVP of consumer strategy & innovation. She is currently Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Clerisy, a consumer-focused growth equity fund investing in transformative brands and commerce infrastructure.

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CPG

Matt Czarnecki is the Co-Founder & CEO of Verb Energy, a company that makes healthy and delicious energy products for every day. While still in undergrad at Yale, Matt started verb with two classmates when looking for an alternative energy source to overpriced coffee and granola. Since launching in spring 2016 they have gone on to build one of the fastest growing products in the energy bar market, and raise millions of dollars from top VCs.

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DTC

Lee Joselowitz is the co-founder of The Quality Edit, and previously served as the head of growth at Ritual - taking them from the ground floor to over $100M in annual revenue. After experiencing first-hand the gaps in the DTC space, both on the consumer and brand side of things, she co-founded The Quality Edit - a content platform that curates and publishes content about the best online brands. It has quickly become a hybrid of modern media company and performance marketing solution for brands, helping DTC advertising partners arbitrage success on paid social.

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Ben Grynol is the Head of Growth at Levels, a biowearable metabolic health startup backed by A16Z, tech execs, athletes and more. Ben has deep expertise in many facets of innovation, design, and business strategy. He holds a MBA from the University of Toronto’s, Rotman School of Management, and a Bachelor of Human Ecology from the University of Manitoba.

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CPG

Vasa is the founder & CEO of Perfy, a low sugar soda, and Growthbuster, a remote marketing agency that leverages story and creative to help food and beverage brands grow.

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Software

Nigel Thomas is the CEO of Alpha Inboud, a digital marketing agency that helps DTC brands grow to 8 figures, profitably. Having previously built a 7 figure agency and consulted many 7 and 8 figure DTC brands on their marketing strategy, Nigel knows what it takes to implement complex paid social campaigns at scale.

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DTC

Rob Willey is the CMO at Cheribundi, a tart cherry juice company, and Emil Capital Partners, a mid-size private equity firm focused on innovative late stage startups in the CPG, health, wellness and beauty space. Previously, Rob served as CMO of TaskRabbit through it's acquisition by IKEA.

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Software

On this episode of DTC Pod, Jesse joins Blaine to talk about the future of commerce. They discuss mobile commerce, moving from agency to brand owner, increasing conversion, bootstrapping, fundraising, testing out MVPs, getting customer buy in, developing product roadmaps, and much more.

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About DTC POD

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