1/ The eCommerce Growth Syllabus:

Read and master these 10 pieces of content and you'll be an unstoppable force of PROFITABLE growth

👍🏻Facebook Ads
🛍Google Shopping
📺YouTube Ads
🖼Ad Creative

Lets go...
2/ 👍🏻 Facebook Ads

"How to Scale Facebook Ads Profitably for Your Shopify Ecommerce Store: Cheat Sheet, Structure & 27 Examples"

Brought to you by @adrianne__v, the prodigal child, fresh off her return to CTC!

3/ 🛍Google Shopping

"Google Shopping Ads Guide: How to Setup, Sell & Scale Your Ecommerce Store’s Full Funnel from Top to Bottom"

The search legend @tonychopp went all the way in on this breakdown of the most powerful Google Ad product.

4/ 📺YouTube Ads

"YouTube Ecommerce Ads for Prospecting with +202% Revenue: Step Aside Facebook, There’s a New Queen in Town"

Domany Liu released this INCREDIBLY timely piece to help you diversify your ad spend via YouTube.

5/ 📧Email

"Ecommerce Email Marketing: Your Beyond Exhaustive, Drop-Dead Tactical Guide in 10 Steps + Downloadable 30-Point Checklist"

@MandiMoshay's BEAST of an email guide will instantly supercharge any retention program.

6/ 👩🏽‍🌾Influencer Marketing

"Ecommerce Influencer Marketing: 10 Steps, 33 Examples & How to Win by ‘Giving, Not Asking’"

@Cody_Wittick and @TaylorLagace are the best in the game when it comes to influencer strategies and this article shows it.

7/ 🖼Ad Creative

"How to Measure, Build & Inspire Creative Facebook Ads: Your Complete Ecommerce Toolkit with 90 Examples + 30 Types"

I dare you to find a better piece on FB ad creative than what @mikelyafournier put out here.

8/👯‍♀️ LTV:CAC

"Customer Lifetime Value for Ecommerce: A New Definition Beyond LTV:CAC for Limitless Scale"

@KohlmanVerheyen breaks down how to get critical insights on your customer values.

9/ 💲Accounting

"Accounting for Ecommerce Businesses: 61 Resources that Could Save You +$1.3M"

Learn to maximize the most important metric, dollars in your pocket.

10/ 📈Forecasting

"Ecommerce Demand Forecasting: Planning Profits with a Downloadable Template and the ‘Cake’ Revenue Model"

Written by yours truly, there may not be a more important skill to master than demand forecasting.

11/ 📆Calendaring

"An Ecommerce Marketing Calendar for Sustainable Growth with the Four-Peaks Theory"

@mikelyafournier breaks down the lost art of the marketing calendar and the why building 4 peaks into your year drives growth.

12/ This batch of content could frame a masters level course in eCommerce and it is all brought to you by @AaronOrendorff and the @CommnThreadCo marketing team.

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A single ad
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