TUNE Partner Spotlight: ZeroTo1

Tie Davidson

ZeroTo1 - May TUNE Connect Partner Spotlight

In addition to being a valuable source of high-quality media partners, TUNE Connect is also a fantastic resource for clients seeking top agency recommendations and managed services. On that note, we are pleased to welcome our newest agency partner, ZeroTo1 to TUNE’s partner ecosystem. With brands such as Instacart, ClickUp, and Lime Crime on their roster, we’re excited to have them on board!

Q: Can you give us a high-level overview of ZeroTo1?  

A: ZeroTo1 is a full-service growth, creative, and influencer agency for high-growth technology and ecommerce brands. We grow brands by building community, best-in-class UGC ad creative, and performance-based marketing tactics.

We work with brands like,,,,,,,,, and more.

Q: What are the top ways you promote brands?  

A: We partner with top-tier brands to build influencer (creator) affiliate communities that support acquisition, creative, and lifecycle efforts. We also launch and manage profitable affiliate marketing programs through our strong relationships with top publishers and platforms, and create high-quality UGC and video ads for Meta and TikTok. 

Q: What is the total reach of your audience?  

A: ZeroTo1 helps leading brands target, reach and engage millions of consumers through direct partner channels and social media platforms, including Meta, TikTok, and more. Our agency develops marketing partnerships among the Fortune 500, providing access to premium partner channels, strategic integrations, personalized offers, and prescriptive targeting. 

Q: Which verticals perform the best with ZeroTo1?  

A: Top verticals:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Tech, Apps, and Consumer Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Outdoor and Sports
  • Electronic & Games
  • Apparel & Accessories
  • B2B & B2C Marketplaces

Q: Can you tell us about a successful campaign you’ve run in the last six months?  

A: ZeroTo1 and Instacart developed a set of creator-specific tools and workflows (with the help of TUNE) that allow recipe publishers and content creators, “influencer (creator) affiliates,” to make their recipes instantly shoppable from their chosen platforms.

  • For influencer (creator) affiliates: they’re given tools and affiliate links to help monetize the recipe and list-focused content they’re already creating. Plus, they join a branded community of top recipe publishers, bloggers, and dieticians — sharing tips, tricks, and trends within their industry.  
  • For Instacart: they’re amassing an army of recipe influencers (creators) that help generate in-app purchases, as well as a distribution network that can be incentivized and directed towards broader strategic brand goals.
  • For Instacart partners: they’re able to deploy pragmatic budgets through the community, as well. Co-marketed recipe challenges, recipe syndication, and more!  

Key result/highlight from the “Influencer (Creator) Affiliate” Tastemakers Program:  

  • ZeroTo1 created an agile, scalable, and highly profitable program within six months.

Q: What’s something unique about ZeroTo1?  

A: The co-founders of ZeroTo1 served on the founding team at Shipt. Both were instrumental in building out their performance marketing departments and overseeing the overall influencer and affiliate go-to-market strategies. Shipt was acquired by Target, paving the way for the inception of ZeroTo1. Today, ZeroTo1 partners with emerging lifestyle e-commerce and technology brands seeking to grow fast and grow profitably. Our competitive advantage is that we have experience working on the brand side from idea to exit in just four years, so we understand the difficulties and challenges of scaling while dealing with agencies. We pride ourselves on delivering performance results rather than just the deliverables and being long-term growth partners for our clients every step of the way. 

Q: Any industry trends or insights to share with brands?  

A: Category leaders like Instacart, Walmart, Amazon, Apple, and Disney+, among others, have recognized the immense potential in cultivating their own branded influencer-affiliate communities. With the increasing cost of paid channels, the value of investments in community-driven initiatives that foster organic growth, customer retention, and loyalty has been amplified, leading to profitable growth.

Unlike the traditional affiliate marketing programs that were primarily transactional, these branded community programs are deeply rooted in the strength of the community and the content they create for a brand. The value propositions within influencer (creator) affiliate programs have evolved from just offering commissions. They now include exclusive benefits such as access to special events and resources, opportunities for broader partnerships, and various other incentives.

We’re witnessing a trend toward diversification in affiliate programs. More brands are broadening their affiliate programs to encompass various influencers (creators) while building a branded community. This includes micro and macro influencers, content publishers, bloggers, and even the brands’ own customers. As we move forward, this trend is set to become the norm, further revolutionizing the affiliate marketing landscape and making ZeroTo1 uniquely positioned to help brands launch these programs effectively.

TUNE customers who would like to work with ZeroTo1 can connect with them directly in the TUNE platform. Simply navigate to the Agency Partners section of TUNE, select ZeroTo1, and click the “Request Connection” button.

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Tie Davidson

Tie Davidson is a seasoned veteran in the Affiliate Marketing space. As the Partnerships Manager at TUNE, he is committed to sharing his industry knowledge and expertise with brands, agencies, and media partners, while providing education and support for their program recruitment efforts. Tie currently resides in NYC, and spends his spare time as a local food influencer and life coach.