The D2C Accelerator is an eight-to-10-week programme of creative production, storytelling and testing for brands that assesses viability or scalability of paid advertising channels like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and TikTok and provides you with a roadmap for growth based on actual data.

The D2C Accelerator has been used by brands looking to add at least £1 million to their e-comm revenue, venture capital funds conducting due diligence on brands and retail brands looking to increase the contribution of e-commerce to their revenue.

The D2C Accelerator is an eight-to-10-week programme of creative production, storytelling and testing for brands that assesses viability or scalability of paid advertising channels like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and TikTok and provides you with a roadmap for growth based on actual data.

The D2C Accelerator has been used by brands looking to add at least £1 million to their e-comm revenue, venture capital funds conducting due diligence on brands and retail brands looking to increase the contribution of e-commerce to their revenue.

The D2C Accelerator is an eight-to-10-week programme of creative production, storytelling and testing for brands that assesses viability or scalability of paid advertising channels like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and TikTok and provides you with a roadmap for growth based on actual data.

The D2C Accelerator has been used by brands looking to add at least £1 million to their e-comm revenue, venture capital funds conducting due diligence on brands and retail brands looking to increase the contribution of e-commerce to their revenue.

Amazing brands that have been through our Accelerator test

Amazing brands that have been through our Accelerator test

Amazing brands that have been through our Accelerator test

Our Accelerator methodology

Many brands approaching Bolt Digital want to know whether or not digital advertising will work for them and what they can expect the outcome to be of growing campaigns, channels and ad spend. Venture capital firms also ask us to review brands they are considering investing in or have already invested in to determine their growth potential or maximise their growth potential.  

The D2C Accelerator test is akin to an MOT and extensive test drive comprising live and comprehensive testing and learning of both creative storytelling and channels, allowing us to determine the likely answers to these questions and more.

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Data gathering

During your Accelerator, we’ll gather accurate data on the scalability of primarily the customer acquisition element of your brand via paid advertising channels.
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Our methodology

The Accelerator test is a unique blend of workshop, active live campaigns and cohort value scenario planning to assess your brands growth potential, empower key decision makers in your organisation with knowledge of this channel and determine what the key areas of focus should be for you to achieve your goals.
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Growth scenario planner

At the end of your Accelerator, we’ll use your live test results to develop a planner that you can use to model different levels of ad spend and the likely return based on the value of your costs of acquisition, your actual customer cohorts and customer lifetime value.

Our Accelerator methodology

Many brands approaching Bolt Digital want to know whether or not digital advertising will work for them and what they can expect the outcome to be of growing campaigns, channels and ad spend. Venture capital firms also ask us to review brands they are considering investing in or have already invested in to determine their growth potential or maximise their growth potential.  

The D2C Accelerator test is akin to an MOT and extensive test drive comprising live and comprehensive testing and learning of both creative storytelling and channels, allowing us to determine the likely answers to these questions and more.

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Data gathering

During your Accelerator, we’ll gather accurate data on the scalability of primarily the customer acquisition element of your brand via paid advertising channels.
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Our methodology

The Accelerator test is a unique blend of workshop, active live campaigns and cohort value scenario planning to assess your brands growth potential, empower key decision makers in your organisation with knowledge of this channel and determine what the key areas of focus should be for you to achieve your goals.
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Growth scenario planner

At the end of your Accelerator, we’ll use your live test results to develop a planner that you can use to model different levels of ad spend and the likely return based on the value of your costs of acquisition, your actual customer cohorts and customer lifetime value.

The D2C Accelerator is for you if:

The D2C Accelerator is for you if:

01.

You're an e-comm or tech scale-up

The D2C Accelerator is perfect for brands with fast-paced growth firmly on their agenda.

02.

You're a venture-backed D2C brand

Venture capital firms often ask us to review brands they are considering investing in or have already invested in to determine their underlying growth potential and / or how their growth potential can be maximised.

03.

You want to add at least £1million to your revenue

The D2C Accelerator is perfect for brands who have the vision and ambition to grow their revenue quickly.

04.

You're a retail brand looking to pivot

Many retail brands are ambitiously looking to increase the contribution of revenue from their e-commerce channels. We work with retail brands to determine the likely outcome of increasing resource in this channel and to grow revenue accordingly.

01.

You're an e-comm or tech scale-up

The D2C Accelerator is perfect for brands with fast-paced growth firmly on their agenda.

02.

You're a venture-backed D2C brand

Venture capital firms often ask us to review brands they are considering investing in or have already invested in to determine their underlying growth potential and / or how their growth potential can be maximised.

03.

You want to add at least £1million to your revenue

The D2C Accelerator is perfect for brands who have the vision and ambition to grow their revenue quickly.

04.

You're a retail brand looking to pivot

Many retail brands are ambitiously looking to increase the contribution of revenue from their e-commerce channels. We work with retail brands to determine the likely outcome of increasing resource in this channel and to grow revenue accordingly.

01.

You're an e-comm or tech scale-up

The D2C Accelerator is perfect for brands with fast-paced growth firmly on their agenda.

02.

You're a venture-backed D2C brand

Venture capital firms often ask us to review brands they are considering investing in or have already invested in to determine their underlying growth potential and / or how their growth potential can be maximised.

03.

You want to add at least £1million to your revenue

The D2C Accelerator is perfect for brands who have the vision and ambition to grow their revenue quickly.

04.

You're a retail brand looking to pivot

Many retail brands are ambitiously looking to increase the contribution of revenue from their e-commerce channels. We work with retail brands to determine the likely outcome of increasing resource in this channel and to grow revenue accordingly.

What to expect

We will first audit your brand to determine its suitability for our D2C Accelerator test. We only accept brands that we feel confident have the viability for this highly competitive channel. The end goal of the Accelerator is to give your brand a best-in-class D2C performance marketing solution and roadmap for growth so you can scale at a pace that works for you.

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Fast-paced

The Accelerator lasts between 8 to 12 weeks to get you the answers and roadmap you require as fast as possible.
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Review and test

We’ll assess your existing assets and creative store, including photos, video, and copy.
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Real-life

We’ll create real adverts and run paid social performance campaigns, testing them in the real world to see how your funnel performs at every stage.
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Forward planning

We’ll create forward planner scenario tools for you based on real world data, so you can see what a campaign partnership with Bolt Digital would look like.
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Providing answers

We’ll answer your questions around ROI, CLV and predicted scaling opportunities.

What to expect

We will first audit your brand to determine its suitability for our D2C Accelerator test. We only accept brands that we feel confident have the viability for this highly competitive channel. The end goal of the Accelerator is to give your brand a best-in-class D2C performance marketing solution and roadmap for growth so you can scale at a pace that works for you.

During testing, both soft and hard metrics of performance are analysed. We then use actual real world data to assess scaling opportunities, CLV and ROI. The end goal of the Accelerator is to gain clarity of the underlying unit economics of your brand, determine your channel strategy and map out a best-in-class D2C performance marketing solution so you can grow at a pace that works for you.

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Fast-paced

The Accelerator lasts between 8 to 12 weeks to get you the answers and roadmap you require as fast as possible.
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Review and test

We’ll assess your existing assets and creative store, including photos, video, and copy.
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Real-life

We’ll create real adverts and run paid social performance campaigns, testing them in the real world to see how your funnel performs at every stage.
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Forward planning

We’ll create forward planner scenario tools for you based on real world data, so you can see what a campaign partnership with Bolt Digital would look like.
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Providing answers

We’ll answer your questions around ROI, CLV and predicted scaling opportunities.

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Does your brand qualify?

To determine whether your brand qualifies for our D2C Accelerator test, complete the form below. Our next steps will be to speak to you directly and organise our first stage audit. 

Send Message

Does your brand qualify?

To determine whether your brand qualifies for our D2C Accelerator test, complete the form below. Our next steps will be to speak to you directly and organise our first stage audit. 

Send Message

Does your brand qualify?

To determine whether your brand qualifies for our D2C Accelerator test, complete the form below. Our next steps will be to speak to you directly and organise our first stage audit. 

Send Message