Published on February 22, 2014
@growthamsterdam What is Growth “Hacking”? just a sexy word for digital marketing? David Arnoux @darnocks
David vs Goliath Over the past 200 years, when small armies use unconventional methods they won almost 2/3rds of the time vs. 63.6% victory!
Unconventionial tactics vs.
Why Growth “Hacking”? • Startups tend to have limited resources so they need to be very creative to grow, acquire new users and retain them • • Traditional marketing channels are expensive and saturated • Growth Hackers don’t really care about “brand awareness” they care about ROI and finding out “what works” • It’s exciting and fun as hell!! It’s guerrilla warfare :) Most startups focus heavily on product but the real challenge is with distribution (Dave McClure, founder of 500 startups)
What is Growth Hacking?
What is Growth Hacking?
Growth Hacker vs. Digital Marketer
Let’s look at some examples...
PLATFORM INTEGRATION thanks to @morganb
VIRAL GROWTH / REFERRALS thanks to @morganb
Dropbox 2.8million invites sent in April 2010! 100k to 4mio users from 2008 to 2010!
DATA & TESTING (conversion rate optimization) (conversion rate optimization)
Your 2 best friends
Know where you’re losing visitors (and money) (and money) Visited Signed up Activated Referred
AB test your sign up forms! (source: contentverve.com)
AB test your Value Proposition 12% conversion
AB test your Value Proposition 26% conversion
A/B test your copywriting +60%
A/B test imagery and colors (source: contentverve.com)
A/B test testimonials (source: conversionxl.com)
A/B test referral pages +200%
A/B test payment pages +16% sales
A/B Test Usability
Growth Hacker tools These have saved me from learning to code :D
Be careful • There is no point in scaling if you have not reached product/market fit (Sean Ellis recommends 40% of users should be “very disappointed to lose your tool) • Some growth hacks are NOT sustainable so only apply to very early stages • The term “Growth Hacking” is used for everything and anything nowadays • It doesn’t really matter what you call it as long as it brings growth!
Thanks! QA QA David Arnoux @darnocks
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