Posts tagged with Dollar Shave Club

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How can startups beat FMCG giants? An interview with Cornerstone's founder

Cornerstone is a classy UK subscriptions business offering shaving supplies.

I caught up with founder Oliver Bridge to discuss, inevitably, Dollar Shave Club, but also how startups are well positioned to disrupt FMCG markets.

Here's what he had to say...

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The rise of the direct-to-consumer model (it's not just Dollar Shave Club)

Dollar Shave Club has come a long way in just four years and is the most oft-cited direct-to-consumer model in FMCG.

The brand had a wildly successful viral ad and sells a subscription to razors for as little as three dollars per month - its sales reached $152m in 2015.

Recently, the company’s success was cemented when Unilever snapped it up for a cool $1bn.

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Dollar Shave Club’s content marketing strategy since ‘that’ video

You know the one I’m talking about…

The one with the hypnotically charismatic handsome guy with a terrible throw.

The one with the blunt machete, bear suit and single best use of a swear word in any advert ever.

The one you’ve seen highlighted at every single marketing conference you’ve attended since 2012.

No? Really? Fine this one then...

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15 of the best branded Vines from July 2014

Let’s all pretend we’re not halfway into August already and instead rewind back to the last few days of July with its less inclement weather, rabid excitement for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and the promise of an ‘on-time’ round-up of the best branded Vines of the month.

Here’s our genuine excuse for its tardiness. I was on honeymoon and David Moth forgot to do it in my absence.  

Hmmm... sometimes you can be transparent merely by omission. Anyway, on with the compact cavalcade of content!

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