CO-OP DATA CLUB
We connect co-ops
that want to be promoted by other co-ops
with co-ops that want to promote other co-ops
A COMPETITIVE EDGE
We help co-ops promote each other, especially on their email newsletters. This tap into an underutilized advantage co-ops have in marketing:
Co-ops want to promote each other, shareholder firms don’t.
Almost all co-ops that we’ve asked have agreed to promote other coops in their newsletters. Had we asked capitalist firms if they would like to promote other capitalist firms in their email newsletters, they would have asked why the hell would they want to do that.
Coop Data Club channels this sense of solidarity and shared purpose into tangible competitive advantage co-ops have over other firms: access to free promotion in the email newsletters of other co-ops.
The club is based on a simple and straight-forward proposition
First, identify something that many co-ops are already doing a lot
In this case, many co-ops have an email newsletter and are sending a lot of emails
Then, identify how they could do it in a way that requires least additional effort, cost or risk to produce most value to the co-op ecosystem as a whole
In this case, co-ops could include promotions of other coops in the email newsletters they are sending anyway
JOIN AS A CO-OP
Join the club to engage with other Co-op Data Club members and promote your co-op via their newsletters and other media channels. It’s free, takes less than a minute and there are no obligations.
JOIN AS AN INDIVIDUAL
Any individual can also join by signing up to a co-owned email newsletter we are building. Sign up now to receive news and offers, exclusively from co-ops. It’s free, takes a few seconds and we promise not to spam you.
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