Common Thread Collective Is Your Ecommerce Growth Partner

Success takes so much more than single-channel targets and short-term thinking. You don’t need a marketing agency. You need a partner that focuses on the health of your entire business.

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Our Work

Client Growth Stories

Our primary objective is to help clients grow sustainably, whether we’re …

  • Helping legacy retailers break into DTC
  • Scaling a $10M ecommerce brand to $25M
  • Or, guiding a founder-led business past $5M.

All growth stories are different; all brands are different. But the underlying thoughtwork is the same.

Case Studies by Growth Stage

Who We’ve Worked With
Full-Service Growth

A Cross-Channel Approach to Growing Your Business

Our Full-Service Growth teams combine multiple channels and services under a single, profit-focused strategy.

That’s because sustainable growth happens when you’re taking the health of your entire business into account, not just the ROI of a single channel.

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    Growth Strategy

    Together, we’ll set business-level targets; then, execute a plan to smash them.

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    Exclusive access to our proprietary data tool for LTV, forecasting, DTC benchmarking, and more.

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    Paid Social Ad Buying

    Daily management and optimization of your Facebook, Snapchat, and TikTok ad accounts.

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    Search Engine Marketing

    Dedicated Paid Search buyer to manage spend across multiple channels.

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    Retention: Email & SMS

    Accelerate LTV through list building, high-impact automations, and ongoing campaigns

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    Ad Creative

    Design production to drive performance by recreating existing assets + iterating on the winners.

Anatomy of a Full-Service Growth Team

When you hire a Growth Team, you’re hiring an interconnected system that touches your entire business. Tap onHover over each service to discover how it connects to the team as a whole.

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Who We Are

What Makes Us Different?

Clients come to us with three fears: Am I going to get …

  • Junior-level media buyers who have less expertise than me?
  • An overworked team that sees me as an afterthought?
  • Button pushers that I'll have to direct and lead myself?
Five unique advantages make CTC a better agency experience
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    1. We live by a profit + process philosophy

    Agencies can’t guarantee outcomes. Instead, we guarantee a consistent thought framework that focuses on your bottom line.

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    2. We have a clear system for sharing information

    All Full Growth clients get access to Statlas, a proprietary tool that lets us create benchmarks based on data from across our client roster.

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    3. We own and operate our own businesses

    Our five in-house DTC brands give us consistent insight into the operational mechanics of an ecommerce business.

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    4. We make it easy to talk to management

    Our proactive escalation process and weekly performance survey means senior management is available to work on your account when needed.

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    5. We have a “farm system” for our talent

    ADmission is a paid community that teaches entrepreneurs the CTC way. We hire from this pool of talent, meaning that our “junior” people aren’t so junior.


  • The main service we provide is new ideas for your business. We do this via the Growth Map — a tool that provides a clear picture of where your business needs to grow, and how we’re going to help make it happen.

  • CTC’s teams work on 4-6 brands, depending on capacity. We’ve tried more, but it just doesn’t work for the custom service we offer. Plus, our senior management is equipped to step in when our people need to take a break.

  • Account maintenance begins 3 business days after signing (as long as our team gets necessary access ahead of time). That means your account is being maintained during the 30-day onboarding process, which alleviates dips while giving us time to develop a clear, long-term strategy.

  • Trust us with your business. We know it’s a big ask — but we’re not here to simply tweak budgets. We thrive when we’re guiding you towards your revenue goals via a shared understanding of what it’ll take to get there.