Topic

Solo Stoves and Snoop Dog (going smokeless)


Forum Posting

A Membership is required to post in the forums. Login or become a member to post in the member forums!

Home Forums Campfire On the Web Solo Stoves and Snoop Dog (going smokeless)

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #3793524
    Jon Fong / Flat Cat Gear
    BPL Member

    @jonfong

    Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR

    Now this is crazy. Solo Stoves started in 2011 and went from being a hated knock off (in the UL community) of the Bush Buddy stove to big time player. Then expanded into the home market and now they have an endorsement from Snoop Dog. As Jerry Garcia sang “what a long strange trip it’s been”.

    YouTube video

     

    #3793626
    Jeff McWilliams
    BPL Member

    @jjmcwill

    Locale: Midwest

    And now Ozark Trail has essentially copied the Solo Stove scaled up design (aka their smokeless fire pits):

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-15-Collapsible-Stainless-Steel-Fire-Pit-Smokeless-Fire-Pit-for-Outside-Camping-with-Carry-Bag/1766973003

    #3801739
    Jon Fong / Flat Cat Gear
    BPL Member

    @jonfong

    Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR

    Ooops!

    Snoop Dogg’s ‘giving up smoke’ marketing stunt with smokeless firepit company Solo Brands didn’t increase sales as intended, and it ended up costing the company’s CEO his job.

    The ad, which included the rapper posting a vague message on Instagram to tell followers he’s ‘giving up smoke,’ went viral in November, leaving fans scratching their heads, wondering whether the weed icon was actually going to quit smoking cannabis. Unfortunately, the stunt didn’t bring in the money Solo Brands was hoping for, resulting in the ouster of company CEO, president, and director of the board John Merris.

    Solo Brands had to adjust its financial expectations for fiscal year 2023, predicting lower revenue. The company’s interim CFO Andrea Tarbox said in the press release, ‘While our unique marketing campaigns raised brand awareness of Solo Stove to an expanded and new audience of consumers, it did not lead to the sales lift that we had planned.’

    Former Vista Outdoor CEO Christopher Metz has been announced as Solo Brands’ new president, CEO, and director of the board, effective as of January 15.

    #3801743
    Jeff McWilliams
    BPL Member

    @jjmcwill

    Locale: Midwest

    Yikes!

    I’ve seen a few clones of the Solo Stoves smokeless firepit on the market.  Did their patent expire or something?

     

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Forum Posting

A Membership is required to post in the forums. Login or become a member to post in the member forums!

Get the Newsletter

Get our free Handbook and Receive our weekly newsletter to see what's new at Backpacking Light!

Gear Research & Discovery Tools


Loading...