Outer, the direct-to-consumer furniture company that makes superior, weather-resistant sofas and outdoor accessories was named one of the fastest growing DTC brands in the U.S. Outer was introduced to The Social Savannah via MarketerHire and within 3 weeks of starting, they were scaling new paid digital campaigns.

"MarketerHire helped us identify a super rockstar talent, Savannah. Not only was she really talented but the culture fit and communication was really on point."

Jiake Liu
Co-Founder & CEO, Outer

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The Challenge

Outer had just come to market their first sofa product, having been featured on SharkTank showcasing their signature outdoor sofa that is well worth the investment. Although the air time created an enormous spike in site traffic, there wasn’t a single purchase conversion resulting from the TV spot. This made it clear to the Outer team that they needed a full-funnel marketing strategy to nurture their new leads, and scale their paid efforts.

“We were still a really small team at that point,” said Corinne Crockett, VP of Marketing at Outer. “It was only myself and our community manager who made up the entire marketing team, and we were 10x-ing the business. We needed help scaling our digital campaigns to match the explosive organic growth. That's where Savannah stepped in.”

Their main product offering, a weather-proof outdoor sofa sectional, has one of the highest AOVs in eCommerce, making the sales funnel much more complex and lengthy. In order to establish brand trust through digital ads, Outer had to continually put out high-quality ad creatives and nurture the consumer through the entire funnel from prospecting to retargeting.

In the midst of the pandemic and the beginning of “outdoor season,” home renovation projects were all the rage. People were spending more time at home, searching for ways to make the most of the circumstances and outdoor furniture became a hot commodity and in turn a very competitive industry.

The Results

Using my years of advertising experience and marketing knowledge to deliberately scale digital ads, Outer experienced immense growth and more than favorable results. Within 6 months of working together, we were seeing ad spend growth of 10x on Facebook.

“Working with Savannah feels like she’s just an extension of our team but with a lot more experience she can bring from other brands”, says Jiake Liu, Co-Founder & CEO, Outer.

The growth on Facebook can be attributed to a vigorous creative testing cycle that me and my creative team piloted for Outer. Leveraging DCT (Dynamic Creative Testing) within Facebook’s platform to optimize best-performing creatives and learning from the results, I tested a variety of ad creative formats to ultimately determine which resonated best with the audience. I was able to pinpoint the best-performing demographic from creative testing and create dynamic personalized ads for those regions in the US where the purchase intent was higher -- Texas, Florida, and Georgia.

The variation in creative allowed us to learn from and improve our ads each week, gathering data from best performers (what worked and what didn’t) thus allowing us to increase overall ROAS by almost 4X and simultaneously decreasing CPP.

Digital trends are ever-changing so, that’s why I continued to test on a weekly basis — everything from UGC unboxing experiences to product animations to static lifestyle imagery.

“Savannah has been an enormous help to our success during this time of hyper-growth”, says Liu

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