For this episode of Art of the Kickstart, we spoke with Paul and Julian of Ace Marks about what they’ve learned from running two successful Kickstarter campaigns – including one that raised over $1.2 million. Listen to learn more about how to create the perfect crowdfunding video and how to handle backer comments and feedback, along with their top advice for other fashion and shoe campaigns hoping to break that million-dollar mark.

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Key Crowdfunding Takeaways

  • How to use crowdfunding to narrow down your product line’s focus
  • How long it takes to prepare for a successful crowdfunding product
  • How to make the perfect Kickstarter video
  • How to reach those who have never backed a crowdfunding project before
  • Why transparency is key to a successful crowdfunding campaign
  • How to respond to Kickstarter comments and handle backer feedback
  • How to use Kickstarter to create a global community surrounding your product
  • How to decide what to offer as Kickstarter stretch goals


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