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We interview hard to reach entrepreneurs. (Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, Sophia Amoruso, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, & many more). Unlike most podcast interview series Nathan Chan literally started from knowing nothing. He was just an average guy working in a 9-5 job he utterly hated. He knew nothing about entrepreneurship, nothing about startups, nothing about marketing, and nothing about online or how to build a business. So from launching Foundr Magazine he's gone out and ...
 
Remember video stores? No? Well...we do, and we piled up some big late fees, so we're glad they're dead. In their place, we have Netflix and Hulu and Amazon Prime. On Massive Late Fee we talk about all the shows and movies that the streaming services have to offer. Plus, we laugh a lot. Come laugh with us!
 
Welcome to The Ecommerce Insights Show, brought to you by The Good! This weekly podcast gives ecommerce leaders specific, actionable advice for accelerating the growth of their business without pulling their hair out or making sacrifices in other areas. Our team of Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) consultants has been helping global brands like Adobe, Xerox, and The Economist accelerate their growth for more than a decade – and now we’re leveraging all of those relationships and experience ...
 
This show explores the life of Jimmi Seiter, who worked in the music business from 1966 to 1983 as a musician, roadie, road manager, manager, engineer and producer. Hosted by Ash Seiter, his son, the show features firsthand accounts and stories about all of the artists, producers and music personalities that Jimmi worked with over the years; The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Flo & Eddie, The Runaways, David Cassidy, Rocky Burnette, Terry Melcher, Kim Fowley, Brian Wilson, Dobie Gray, G ...
 
The Flame tells the story of two women: Jamie (Ellie Brigida), an LGBTQ bar owner, and Sam (Jasmin Savoy Brown), the woman selling the building the bar inhabits, and the inevitable sparks that end up flying between them! With the help of her best friend, Heather (Leigh Holmes Foster), and bar regular Jo (Jenn Colella), can the residents of The Flame keep the bar alive? Or can Sam’s friend Mel (Valerie Rose Lohman) help her work through her complicated feelings about her father’s death and th ...
 
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Toni Ko's first beauty brand, NYX Cosmetics, made $4 million in year 1, and eventually exited to L'Oréal for $500 million. Craving a new purpose, she started a sunglasses business. It failed after 3.5 years—and Ko says it's one of the best things that ever happened to her. Ko's lessons from that "failure" empowered her to launch her third and curre…
 
Chip Overstreet joins the Wavebreak Podcast to share how he parlayed his previous experience in ecommerce into scaling Spiceology to over 140 employees. In this episode you’ll learn: How his previous ecommerce experience prepared him for rapid growth at Spiceology How to build a team the right way, including when to level up your leadership team Th…
 
Did you know that 74% of Americans say they are more likely to trust someone if they have an established personal brand? If you want to build a personal brand that will influence more people, this episode is for you. So strap in for a step-by-step personal branding crash course from Rory Vaden. Rory is a speaker, business coach, NY Times best-selli…
 
Vincent Bradley joins the Wavebreak Podcast to reveal several systems he relies on to ensure his business experiences automatic growth. In this episode you’ll learn: The KPIs Vincent cares about most while running Proper Wild as a data driven brand, and how that affects his approach towards future growth. Concrete tactical examples on how to scale …
 
Lisa Bilyeu and her husband built Quest Nutrition into a billion-dollar company, but she never expected to be an entrepreneur and business influencer. But, after years of telling herself that she could only be a stay-at-home wife, Lisa found her self-confidence to help create Quest Nutrition and start her media company, Impact Theory. She now hosts…
 
Andrew Case returns to the Wavebreak Podcast to break down notable events in ecommerce from Q1, how he’s thinking about the future of ecommerce, and the systems behind launching a successful ecommerce brand in 2022. In this episode you’ll learn: How ecommerce brands are dealing with selling out of stock, and why the messaging in your marketing can …
 
Daniel Flynn started his mission-driven business with the simple question of “what if?” 13 years later and $13M donated, Thankyou is changing the way suppliers and consumers select products. From the early days of getting “nos” to competing against the world’s biggest consumer brands, Thankyou is now evolving its model to serve more people at a sca…
 
Matthew Jung joins the Wavebreak Podcast to share strategy and tactics behind the massive success of Last Crumb, a luxury cookie company that approaches marketing differently than most. In this episode you’ll learn: Why they use a ‘drop’ model instead of a traditional ‘always on’ ecommerce model How they scaled from 0 to 40 employees (and what they…
 
Dee Deng, cofounder of Right Hook, returns to the podcast to discuss his new foundr course Ignite Your Digital Agency. In the new course, Dee will share his blueprints on how to serve a small group of high-paying and happy clients while being highly profitable at the same time. Right Hook is a digital marketing agency that went from zero to $250,00…
 
Eric Wu joins the Wavebreak Podcast to share everything he’s learned from growing Gainful: from marketing to hiring to product to supply chain. In this episode you’ll learn: How the first Gainful product was concocted inside a tupperware container in Eric’s dorm room. Why you won’t find an ‘add to cart’ button on the Gainful website. Hint: it’s int…
 
Scooter Braun is the music-business mind behind the world’s biggest music stars like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato. Now he’s opening up about his entrepreneurial journey and how he’s reclaimed himself. Scooter's music career started as a party promoter in Atlanta. After dropping out of college, he worked at So So Def Recordings and …
 
Our guest today has helped grow Bespoke Post, a subscription box company, to over 300,000 paying customers. Alvaro De La Rocha joins the Wavebreak Podcast to explain how he leads a team handling massive revenue in the most effective way possible. In this episode you’ll learn: What happened between the time Alvaro joined the company as Employee #2 a…
 
Support Journey to the Heart Here: bit.ly/supportjourneytotheheart In a world where everyone shares a tattoo with their soulmate, you'd think falling in love would be easy. Journey to the Heart follows three best friends as they go on an adventure of a lifetime. Albina, Babette, and Charlie are displeased with their soulmate tattoo, or lack of one,…
 
Our guest today is fresh off launching an ecommerce business from scratch in 2021—and his brand already has over 10,000 customers! Andrew Case joins the Wavebreak Podcast to walk us through what it’s really like to launch an ecommerce brand from scratch in 2022. In this episode you’ll learn: What is Noonbrew, how did it acquire paying customers so …
 
In a saturated and notoriously competitive industry, Cameron Falloon used his fitness training experience with celebrities and pro sports teams to start Body Fit Training. BFT's program uses the same fitness strategies Cameron used to train Princess Diana and athletes. Instead of “get fit quick” schemes, BFT uses science, technology, and community …
 
Mike Sill and Beau Schmitt join the Wavebreak Podcast—in the first episode ever to feature 2 guests—to cover everything from podcast marketing as a consumer brand, to big picture branding, and everything in between. In this episode you’ll learn: The story of how Mike and Beau went from running a boring restaurant to launching a CBD brand. Why Mike …
 
Tyler Handley and his brother started Inkbox to discover if they could make temporary tattoos better. After a research trip to Panama, a successful Kickstarter campaign, lots of chemistry, and 7 years of brand-building, Inkbox has become standard for semi-permanent tattoos generating $30M in revenue per year. Recently, Bic acquired the brand for $6…
 
Lillian Tung joins the Wavebreak Podcast to break down how she went from getting doors slammed in her face to running a company doing 8-figures in revenue. In this episode you’ll learn: The polarized “you’re genius” or “you’re crazy” response Lillian faced when initially trying to launch a pubic hair care product line. Why investing in PR was one o…
 
Bobby Hundreds started his entrepreneurial journey by creating a purpose and community through The Hundreds streetwear brand. Now, Bobby is taking his brand culture mindset to the world of NFTs with the project Adam Bomb Squad. From writing his book This is Not a T-Shirt to building one of the most successful streetwear brands, Bobby continues to h…
 
Scott Kucirek joins the Wavebreak Podcast to share why he got into the candy business, the rise of OCHO candy, and how the company survived 2020 despite being within 1-2 weeks of bankruptcy for the entire year. In this episode you’ll learn: How Scott evolved from a complete beginner with zero experience in the chocolate industry to running a chocol…
 
After her family's failed business left her in $700K in debt, Mary Ruth Ghiyam used client feedback from her private nutrition practice to develop a liquid morning multivitamin. 8 years and 130 products later, MaryRuth Organics has earned $100M in revenue and employs over 100 people. So, how'd she do it? By creating delicious products, providing ex…
 
Our guest today took inspiration from a Tim Ferriss book and channeled it into launching a successful brand that makes it easy for busy consumers to slowly remove single-use products from their day-to-day life. Jurrien Swarts joins the Wavebreak Podcast to reveal how Stojo has scaled from a launch on Kickstarter into a true omni-channel brand poise…
 
Marc Lore has been a successful entrepreneur since he sold baseball cards as a kid. Now he’s tackling society’s biggest challenges using the skill sets and vision forged in his business career. Previously, Marc founded and sold innovative ecommerce platforms diapers.com and jet.com to Amazon and Walmart, respectively. Last year he launched Wonder, …
 
Our guest today managed to strategically steer his company towards one of their most profitable years ever—in the middle of a pandemic, as a travel brand! Jacob Durham joins the Wavebreak Podcast to break down NOMATIC’s growth as a company, and fill us in on what’s happened since his co-founder Jon Richards was last on the Wavebreak Podcast. In thi…
 
Ready to learn how email and SMS can grow your business? Dylan Kelley started his career cold calling and building landing pages for direct-to-consumer brands. Then, in 2016, he saw the changes in the digital advertising industry and jumped on the opportunity to start his digital agency Wavebreak, which specializes in SMS and email marketing. Waveb…
 
Our guest today is a Harvard Medical School dropout turned sommelier! Kristin Olszewski joins the Wavebreak Podcast to share the unique journey she took on the way to founding Nomadica, and the moves she’s made since then to grow the company into an exciting D2C brand. In this episode you’ll learn: Kristin’s favorite part about being a sommelier an…
 
After 125 failed pitch meetings in 6 months, Jason Wilk was almost out of funding and running on fumes. Then one investor wrote him a $10 million check because he believed Jason's team. Jason Wilk is the cofounder of Dave, the largest financial wellness platform in the U.S. with over 10M users. After a lifelong career of building businesses, Jason …
 
Our guest today launched a business last month, and already their entire inventory is sold out! Andrew Benin joins the Wavebreak Podcast to walk us through exactly how they did it. In this episode you’ll learn: What Andrew learned working for Warby Parker, Casper (employee #7), and Magic Spoon. How much branding costs for new DTC startups and how m…
 
After working years as an entrepreneur and consultant, Erik Huberman realized that the entire marketing ecosystem was broken. So he started his agency called Hawke Media with a few of his most trusted marketing colleagues. They focused on providing no barriers for new clients with a month-to-month commitment. 8 years later, Hawke Media manages over…
 
Brandon Fishman joins the Wavebreak Podcast to walk us through the formula behind VitaCup’s success. In this episode you’ll learn: What Brandon learned from running an agency before founding VitaCup Several unique ideas on how you can decrease CAC How to build a brand that thrives in today’s marketplace Brandon Fishman is Founder and CEO at VitaCup…
 
Emma Grede is the marketing and business mind behind a global fashion and lifestyle brand empire. She’s the CEO and cofounder of the first fully inclusive fashion brand Good American, founding partner of shapewear brand SKIMS, and cofounder of plant-powered cleaning brand Safely. Impressive resume, right? Emma’s story started in East London as a ch…
 
Join your host Dylan Kelley as he takes a deep dive on the state of ecommerce today, why brands continue to double down on email marketing, and how your brand can learn from the mistakes your competitors are making when they first attempt to lean into email marketing. In this episode you’ll learn: The D2C marketing trends your brand can’t afford to…
 
Success seems to follow Karl Alomar wherever he goes. He doesn’t attribute this to magic or luck but to identifying repeatable business patterns that lead to financial growth. After selling his second company, Karl helped build one of the fastest-growing cloud infrastructure companies from the ground up. Now he’s partnering with companies like Lyft…
 
Julie Sawaya joins the Wavebreak Podcast to share how Needed leveraged partnerships and influencer marketing to increase consumer trust in their product—without paying them a dime! In this episode you’ll learn: The authentic trust-first approach Needed used to build a sense of community with their marketing and product vision among practitioners. W…
 
Dee Deng believes that there's no better time to start a digital agency than now. After a failed startup sent him on a journey of discovery, Dee met his future cofounder in a Neil Patel Facebook group. Together they launched Red Hook, a digital marketing agency that partners with ecommerce brands. Red Hook went from zero to $250,000 in profit in th…
 
In this episode of The Ecommerce Insights Show, we sit down with Kameron Jenkins, a digital marketer who specializes in content marketing and SEO. Kameron is currently the Content Lead at Shopify where she leads a team that focuses on audience growth and session growth on the plus and retail blogs. We talk about putting together content marketing s…
 
Justin Brown says it’s not too late to start and grow YouTube channel. Justin is a video strategist and, alongside his brother, built the YouTube channel Primal Video, which recently broke the 1 million subscriber mark. Justin shares his simple but effective strategies to grow a channel from zero and how framing your channel around solving problems…
 
Raul Galera joins the Wavebreak Podcast to share everything you need to know about referral marketing in 2022. In this episode you’ll learn: The surprising results you can expect from a proper referral program. How to start diversifying your marketing mix by asking for referrals (the right way). The tools, tricks, and tips behind launching a primed…
 
In this episode of The Ecommerce Insights Show, we sit down with Lisa Popovici. Lisa is a Med School graduate turned to tech and the Co-founder of Cartloop, a conversational SMS marketing app for ecommerce brands. We talk about the benefits of SMS marketing as a long term investment to improve customer experiences. In this episode, you'll learn abo…
 
Reid Hoffman needs little introduction. He’s the cofounder of LinkedIn, former PayPal executive, author, podcaster, mentor, and all-around standout personality in the entrepreneurial world. His podcast Masters of Scale is one of the most successful business podcasts on the planet and he’s recently launched a book of the same name which curates the …
 
Your host, Dylan Kelley, shares his short list of the biggest untapped ecommerce marketing opportunities brands need to take advantage of in 2022. Dylan Kelley is Founder and CEO at Wavebreak, the email & CRM agency for high-growth DTC brands. Join Our Private Email List Our industry-leading DTC newsletter is trusted by ecommerce and marketing lead…
 
In this episode of The Ecommerce Insights Show, we sit down with Nikki Elbaz. Dubbed “the Queen of Emails” by many, Nikki is the copywriter behind emails for brands like Shopify Plus, Resident Home, Four Sigmatic, and more. She was previously the Head of Email for the Copyhackers Agency, her micro-agency helps SaaS and ecommmerce brands hit that el…
 
We’re kicking off 2022 with one of our favorite returning guests, Ankur Nagpal, founder of Teachable and Vibe Capital. After selling Teachable last year for $150 million, Ankur created Vibe Capital, a global early-stage generalist fund. He promises to be the "least painful investor you have to deal with" because he knows how founders feel about inv…
 
Tye DeGrange joins the Wavebreak Podcast to break down what every ecommerce brand needs to know to drive better results from affiliate marketing. In this episode you’ll learn: The current state of affiliate marketing in 2022: everything you need to know to run a successful affiliate program. How you can better leverage affiliate marketing as a chan…
 
In this episode of The Ecommerce Insights Show, we sit down with Beth Esponnette, Co-founder of unspun, a fashion tech company paving the way to personalized fashion. Beth was previously a professor of product design at the University of Oregon and has a background in fashion, manufacturing and design. We talk about how the company tackles wasteful…
 
Hector Gutierrez joins the Wavebreak Podcast to talk about growing direct-to-consumer channels, climbing the Amazon rankings, and benefiting from brand partnerships. In this episode you’ll learn: The surprising start JOI had in becoming the product it is today. The 80/20 tactic JOI employs to boost AOV with minimal effort. The steps JOI takes to co…
 
In this episode of The Ecommerce Insights Show, we sit down with Dylan Kelley, Founder and CEO of Wavebreak, a boutique agency specializing in SMS and email marketing. We talk about the right way ecommerce brands should use email and SMS marketing. We also dive into brand building, email marketing segmentation and personalization with real examples…
 
This year, we’ve conducted our best interviews EVER. In this epic roundup episode, we took our favorite moments from every interview this year and combined them to create: Foundr Best of 2021! That’s right, in this very special episode, you’ll hear valuable insights from: Marc Randolph, Co-founder of Netflix, where he explains the surprising origin…
 
Jeremy Horowitz joins the Wavebreak Podcast to talk about what brands must know about the ecommerce marketing landscape as we head into 2022. In this episode you’ll learn: Trends likely to appear in 2022 based on ecommerce data from 2021, and how you can start prepping your brand for the new year. The ecommerce innovation dilemma: why you only have…
 
In this episode of The Ecommerce Insights Show, we sat down with Joanne Coffey, Head of Retention at Aisling Organic Cosmetics who is a data-driven email and SMS marketer. We talk about customer retention strategies and how they can help maximize growth for Direct-to-Consumer businesses. In this episode, you'll learn about: What is the relationship…
 
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