The Unstoppable Marketer®

Trevor Crump & Mark Goldhardt

Trevor Crump and Mark Goldhardt bring you quick marketing and entrepreneurial tips, tricks, and trends for DTC business owners, entrepreneurs, and marketers. These are lessons they've learned through the years of being right in the thick of scaling dozens of businesses. Whether you have an established business looking to grow, just starting your business journey, or trying to become a digital marketer, this marketing podcast will not let you down.

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91. Marketing Mushrooms | Where Education Meets Destigmatization with Jake Mellman Co Founder of Troop
Jun 4 2024
91. Marketing Mushrooms | Where Education Meets Destigmatization with Jake Mellman Co Founder of Troop
Unlock the secrets to optimizing health with nature’s powerhouse: mushrooms. Join us as we sit down with Jake Mellman, the innovative co-founder of Troop, to uncover how a personal health setback during the COVID-19 pandemic led him to the world of functional mushrooms. From this life-changing discovery, Jake and his cousin developed Troop, the first company to offer premium mushroom gummies, revolutionizing how we consume these potent fungi.Step into the incredible world of mushrooms and learn why they’re closer to humans than plants, along with their unique growth processes. Jake demystifies the complexities of the mushroom market, revealing how Troop sets itself apart by using 100% fruiting body mushrooms. We also tackle the common issues of misleading products and the importance of authenticity and transparency in delivering high-quality supplements.Explore the strategic marketing efforts behind Troop’s success, from challenging public misconceptions to leveraging the power of influential ambassadors. Jake shares how adaptogenics like lion’s mane have personally transformed his mindset and cognitive performance, offering insights into the broader benefits of these natural wonders. Packed with educational content and inspirational entrepreneurial tales, this episode promises to be a treasure trove for anyone interested in health, wellness, and groundbreaking business journeys.Please connect with Trevor on social media. You can find him anywhere @thetrevorcrump
90. Marketing Magic: The Power of Unique Products and Captivating Content w/ Alex McArthur Former CMO @ Kizik & Purple
May 29 2024
90. Marketing Magic: The Power of Unique Products and Captivating Content w/ Alex McArthur Former CMO @ Kizik & Purple
Ever wondered how a transition from computer science to digital marketing can lead to groundbreaking innovations in the DTC market? Join us for a compelling chat with Alex McArthur, former CMO at Purple and Kizik, as he shares his fascinating journey from tech enthusiast to marketing maven. From our memorable first meeting at the Magic Show in Las Vegas to his latest consulting ventures, Alex brings a wealth of experience and insights on the power of genuine networking and personal connections in fostering professional growth.Get ready to uncover the transformative power of innovative marketing strategies. Alex takes us through his career milestones, including his pivotal role at Orange Soda and the successful differentiation of Purple in a saturated market. You'll learn how humor and unique product features can set a brand apart, and the critical importance of balancing digital performance with brand awareness. As we navigate through the intricacies of maintaining brand authenticity, Alex provides valuable lessons on how brands can remain true to their core while capturing new market opportunities.We also tackle the complex world of branding amidst controversies and market pressures. Alex and I reflect on high-profile cases like Bud Light's recent controversies and how bold marketing efforts can turn challenges into growth opportunities. From trust and team dynamics to the strategic advantage of increased marketing during uncertain times, this episode is packed with actionable insights for businesses looking to stand out. Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion on taking risks, embracing innovation, and the enduring impact of authentic storytelling in today's competitive landscape.Please connect with Trevor on social media. You can find him anywhere @thetrevorcrump
84. The Subtle Art of Predicting Customer Acquisition
Apr 1 2024
84. The Subtle Art of Predicting Customer Acquisition
Just when you think you've got a handle on things, Utah's weather throws you a curveball – sounds familiar? That's because it's a lot like digital marketing, always keeping us on our toes! We open with a lighthearted look at the state's meteorological mood swings and segue into the warmth of family ties, sharing a chuckle about the various endearing names we have for our grandparents. Plus, you'll hear a sweet note from Grandma Peggy, who, spoiler alert, is possibly our biggest fan.Running a business can feel like a high-stakes game, where high expectations often crash into the harsh walls of reality. In our lively discussion, we unpack what it means to have grit in the face of these challenges, especially in the fast-paced world of digital marketing. We talk about why the 'spray and pray' approach might leave you out in the cold and stress the importance of fine-tuning your strategy for the long haul. And with insights from our journey at a performance marketing agency and a digital marketing software company, we're spilling the beans on avoiding common pitfalls and setting yourself up for success.To cap it off, we put the spotlight on the art of predictable customer acquisition and the significance of building a brand that sticks. As Meta's performance hiccup sent ripples through the direct-to-consumer landscape, we explore the alternatives like server-side tracking and the wisdom of a well-rounded strategy. Preston Rutherford from Chubbies joins us to dish out his take on the power of a compelling brand narrative and how it can create enduring connections with your audience. So tune in, and let's get your brand story on the path to becoming one for the ages!Please connect with Trevor on social media. You can find him anywhere @thetrevorcrump
83. Building Trust and Connection in Child Technology Use w/ Nate Randle CEO of Gabb Wireless
Mar 26 2024
83. Building Trust and Connection in Child Technology Use w/ Nate Randle CEO of Gabb Wireless
As parents, we're in a tug-of-war with modern technology, trying to keep our kids safe while not stifling their digital savvy. That's why Mark and I sat down with Nate Randle, CEO of Gabb Wireless, to shed light on creating a secure digital space for our youngest tech users. Our discussion weaves through the snowy streets of Utah tales right into the fabric of child-safe telecommunications, revealing how Gabb's innovative solutions are crafting a more protected online experience for children. I even toss in my own story of breathing easier as my kids explore the digital world with Gabb's tech as their safeguard.We've all seen kids glued to screens, but what's the real impact on their development? This episode traverses the underestimated terrain of how technology is shaping our children's social skills, creativity, and capacity for unstructured play. It's a compelling exploration likened to teaching them to swim—with the right support and structured exposure, they can navigate the digital waters safely. Nate gives us his insights on the importance of in-person interactions for kids and how even non-social media tech can affect their development.Building a brand isn't just about luring in customers; it's about keeping them close and turning them into your most avid promoters. Nate and I chat about the delicate dance between customer acquisition costs and the golden nuggets of lifetime value, all while steering clear of discount-driven pitfalls. We also take a look at how investing in customer relationships lays the groundwork for a successful brand, fostering loyalty and creating a strong word-of-mouth network among parents who value trust and quality. Join us for this enlightening episode that's part guidebook, part roundtable, and entirely essential for marketing in the family-focused tech arena.Please connect with Trevor on social media. You can find him anywhere @thetrevorcrump
81. The Secrets to Building a 9-Figure Brand w/ Preston Rutherford Co-founder of Chubbies
Mar 12 2024
81. The Secrets to Building a 9-Figure Brand w/ Preston Rutherford Co-founder of Chubbies
Imagine kicking off your shoes after a long day and settling in for a chat that feels like hanging out with old friends, but these friends come bearing the secrets to a nine-figure business success. That's the vibe of our latest episode where we sit down with Preston Rutherford, the co-founder of Chubbies and Looper Turns, who takes us on an exhilarating ride from college camaraderie to shaking up the apparel industry. With wit as sharp as their business acumen, we uncover the story behind their phenomenal growth and how they turned a bold idea into a brand that's synonymous with fun.As we dissect the evolution of the Chubbies brand, you'll feel the pulse of retro style and how mid-thigh shorts came to signify more than just a sartorial choice—it's a culture shift. Delving into the identity that set Chubbies apart, we trade tales on the courage it takes to craft a brand persona that's not just distinct but downright defiant. Join us for an examination of how authenticity and a refusal to take life too seriously became their ultimate differentiator, and perhaps, the secret sauce to their seismic impact on the retail world.In this meeting of the minds, we tackle the gritty realities of marketing in a pay-to-play digital landscape. From Facebook and Google to the wilds of TikTok, we navigate the treacherous waters of brand loyalty and customer connection. Wrapping up, we send you off with insights that count, strategies to stand your ground in an ever-changing market, and an invitation to continue the conversation. If you're itching for more than just another business blueprint, this episode is your ticket to an adventure in entrepreneurship that proves success and a good laugh can indeed coexist.Please connect with Trevor on social media. You can find him anywhere @thetrevorcrump
Cashflow, Costco, & Chocolate The Perfect Ingredients For Building a Brand | Sterling Jones, JOJO's Chocolate
Feb 13 2024
Cashflow, Costco, & Chocolate The Perfect Ingredients For Building a Brand | Sterling Jones, JOJO's Chocolate
Embark on an inspiring journey with Sterling Jones of JOJO's Chocolates as he weaves the tale of his mother's cancer fight and the resulting chocolate brand that's just as dedicated to health as it is to quelling America's sweet tooth. Within our heartfelt discussion, we uncover the roots of Jojo's beloved recipes like the pistachio, almonds, and cranberry chocolate bar, designed to please his mother's palate and cater to her wellbeing during chemo. Sterling's narrative illuminates not just the enduring spirit of Jojo's legacy but also serves as a beacon of motivation for aspiring entrepreneurs determined to make a difference.Navigating the entrepreneurial seas can be tumultuous, with cash flow and growth management often serving as the stormiest waters. Sterling shares his candid experiences, from the emotional upheaval of leadership changes to the near-financial ruin that preceded a year of staggering growth. Stories of a pivotal million-dollar Costco deal to everyday business challenges paint a revealing picture of the resilience necessary to scale a business effectively. Moreover, we delve into the crucial role of targeted branding and understanding your customer, demonstrating how a nuanced approach can completely transform a business model.We round out our discussion by addressing the broader implications of our food choices on health and lifestyle, especially as we age and our dietary preferences evolve. From youthful fast-food indulgences to a matured focus on balanced nutrition, our personal anecdotes resonate with the changing health landscape. We also pull back the curtain on the meticulous process of getting a product onto the shelves of major retailers like Costco, sharing success stories that highlight the power of mentorship, strategic planning, and engaging with the community. Tune in for a mix of personal stories, professional tips, and the undeniable influence of a well-identified target audience on branding success.Please connect with Trevor on social media. You can find him anywhere @thetrevorcrump