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Leesa Mattress

The Leesa Story: From $0-125M in sales in three years

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The Overview

Leesa Mattress, a trailblazer in the direct-to-consumer mattress industry, achieved a rapid $125 million in sales within just three years of its inception. This remarkable growth story is a testament to the power of strategic performance marketing, combining both digital and traditional advertising channels.

Founding and Early Strategies

Leesa's journey began with a clear vision: to revolutionize the mattress buying experience. The founding team, including key members who later joined Rubix, approached this challenge with a blend of innovation and marketing acumen. Central to this team was Alex Realmuto, now the CEO and Founder of Rubix, who spearheaded the growth and performance marketing initiatives during Leesa's early stages.

The Strategy

Performance Marketing as a Growth Engine

Leesa's marketing strategy was multifaceted, yet focused. The core was performance marketing, leveraging digital channels like Meta and Google. This approach allowed for targeted advertising, reaching potential customers actively searching for mattress solutions. By taking a hands-on approach to monitoring and optimizing these campaigns daily, Leesa ensured a high return on ad spend.

Diversifying Marketing Channels

Understanding the consumer's journey in purchasing a mattress—a considered and researched decision—Leesa expanded its reach through mid and upper-funnel marketing channels. Sponsored content, podcasts, direct mail, and TV advertising played crucial roles in building brand awareness and trust. This diverse media-mix allowed Leesa to stay top-of-mind for consumers throughout their decision-making process

Affiliate Marketing & Partnerships

A significant contributor to Leesa's success was its affiliate marketing strategy. By partnering with relevant websites and influencers, Leesa could tap into established audiences, gaining credibility and reach. These partnerships were managed meticulously, ensuring alignment with Leesa's brand values and audience.

Data-Driven Decision Making

At the heart of Leesa's strategy was a disciplined approach to data. Every marketing decision was backed by metrics, from customer acquisition costs to lifetime value. This rigorous analysis of both 1st and 3rd party data ensured that each dollar spent was contributing positively to growth. The team's agility in responding to data insights allowed for continuous optimization of campaigns.

The Results

Legacy & Influence on Rubix

The foundational strategies and learnings from Leesa's journey have profoundly influenced Rubix, a performance marketing agency. Many of Leesa's founding team members, now at Rubix, bring with them invaluable experience and insights. Under Alex Realmuto's leadership, Rubix has adopted a similar data-driven and diversified marketing approach, helping its clients achieve significant growth.

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Revenue Driven in 3 Years

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Raised in Two Funding Rounds

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Mattresses Donated with the Leesa One-ten Program