Erika Cramer generated $400,000 in sales from Instagram over the past two years. But that’s not the most interesting thing she’s done in business. Intrigued? Excellent … so was I when I received her pitch. It’s an overly confident episode 564 of The (12 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
You’ve heard the saying – ‘Build it and they will come’ but we all know that’s rarely the case. However, if you build it and market it then they are much more likely to come. This week we have Marcus Nicholls from Akuna Pet Resorts who is not scared of taking big risks; and he’s able to because he now understands the power of marketing and of being crystal clear on his perfect client. But that wasn’t always the case.
Foundr Magazine’s Nathan Chan has hustled his way to a community of over one million peeps (yeah, one million), including almost 500,000 Instagram followers, and interviews with the likes of Tony Robbins, Ariana Huffington and Seth Godin (yeah, whatever ;0) Join me as we go behind-the-scenes of this burgeoning little online magazine empire.
In this week’s episode, I ask the age old question – Does sex sell? And you will probably be unsurprised to know that the answer is a resounding YES – at least, if your brand is relevant to the occasional flash of flesh. And one brand that certainly is relevant is frank coffee scrub. I speak with Jess and Erica from frank, and they talk through their astounding growth to 350,000 Instagram followers, why a little bit of cheekiness never hurt anyone, how they commit to such a strong identity throughout all their branding, and the benefits of having a low price point. Let’s get started!
Cactus Skincare’s Ryan Clark wasn’t tight with the in crowd at school. But things changed once he decided to assist his mum relaunch her fledgling skincare brand. He sought training in body language, speech therapy and socialite (yep socialite) psychology; started to attend all the right events and managed to seed some of the most beautiful women in Australia. That last bit sounds wrong, but it’s exactly what he did! Listen up …