27 - Josie Maran, Josie Maran
In Ep. 27 of Earned, Conor talks to former supermodel and clean beauty pioneer Josie Maran. We unpack why Josie decided to expand her eponymous brand’s distribution by launching in Ulta, and learn about the 14-year-old company’s upcoming rebrand. Josie reveals why she set out to “help the beauty industry become healthier to the planet and to the people,” discussing the early challenges that came with launching her own brand. We then take a step back as Josie recounts her modeling career, which began at age 12, and describes how she “manifested” becoming a Maybelline model, before chronicling her transition from model to businesswoman. Next, we chat about Josie Maran’s successful partnership with QVC, hearing how Josie built a passionate community of “Arganauts” and started a “rev-oil-ution” by telling the story of the brand’s hero Argan Oil. Finally, we explore how Josie Maran pivoted its strategies during the pandemic, and where Josie is setting her sights moving forward: social media.