Monthly Archives: October 2017

Real World Growth Hacking: A Guide to Getting Customers for the Unfunded

“1.2 million uniques in 18 months.” Sounds impressive. Looks amazing at first blush. Until you start reading. Until you start listening. And then you see it. Spot it from a mile away. “Raised $XX million from Joe Schmo venture partners” in fine print towards the bottom. Like it was insignificant. Like it didn’t change anything.

Timely and Relevant Is The Only Message That Matters

During the 2014 Grammy Awards, musician Pharrell Williams was seen wearing an unusual hat: Sure, he may have gotten some funny looks, but it didn’t seem like a big deal. That is, until a certain fast food chain seized the opportunity to craft a clever tweet: Hey @Pharrell, can we have our hat back? #GRAMMYs

Using Marketing Analytics to Win at Email Marketing

You might be part of the group of marketers that feel as though your email campaigns are missing something. Only, you’re not sure what they’re missing. You’ve reversed engineered your competitor’s email campaigns to see what they’re doing, but the truth of the matter is, you will never know the strategy behind their success because

Let User Behavior Shape Your Customer Engagement Strategy

SaaS growth relies on customer engagement. It can seem like an uphill battle garnering your audience’s attention in a competitive market. However, coupled with behavioral data, a personalized experience is one solution to communicating your product’s value. “Chances are your customers have very diverse backgrounds, interests, and behaviors. A one-size-fits-all approach to customer engagement may

Low Sales? Here’s How to Read Minds to Close More Deals

People either do what you want. Or they don’t. And there’s not a whole lot you can do about it. Except react. Except follow-up based on a new set of rules. That doesn’t mean you can’t predict it, though. That doesn’t mean you can’t manipulate it. It doesn’t mean you can’t choreograph it ahead of

Growth Hacking vs. Growth Mapping: What You Should Be Doing To Scale Your Business

So, you’ve tweaked your landing pages until your conversion rates can’t get any better, split tested every facet of your ad campaigns and collaborated with influencers in your niche to maximize your exposure. What’s next? These tactics are wonderful and can generate explosive growth, but after a while, you’ll reach a plateau. Once your startup

Measure Twice, Cut Once: The Reason Why All Those Marketing Tactics Keep Failing

Tactics don’t necessarily fail because they’re bad. They fail because of the context around them. The customer segment was off. The timing was bad. Or the attempt was half-assed. It all works. SEO works. Facebook ads work. Conversion optimization works. But the degree to which they deliver depends wildly on other factors. And the only

3 Ways You Can Use Sales Automation to Convert More Leads into Meetings

Salespeople are at their most valuable when interacting with customers one-on-one. They are highly trained, highly paid professionals who want to convert as many leads into sales as possible. In fact, 80% of sales people think the phone (where they can sell one on one) is the best channel for closing a deal. The problem

The Metrics Every E-Commerce Store Should be Tracking to Drive Growth

The most successful online stores winning at e-commerce are doing so because they’ve become absolutely obsessed with metrics. They swim in data. Every marketing and promotional decision is driving by the data. Because without data you have virtually no chance at making improvements. You don’t know what’s working, what’s failing, or even what success looks