Always be closing? More like always be testing! Contrary to deep learning and AI enthusiasts, split testing is a Texas toast and butter marketing tool, an essential part of growth marketing. Don't believe me? Here are 3 reasons to butter you up.
Horrible marketing rears its ugly head constantly: a homeless man begs for a buck, street vendors harass tourists to buy Crocs, and my favorite, flight attendants sell credit cards during flights, repeating the same, canned opener. Dare I say, the digital world is no different?
CPO of Adobe joins a regarded design organization and approaches a fellow member to comment on the slow pace of their board meetings. The member remarks, "Scott, the reason this org has been around for 100 years has been from moving slower, thinking long & hard about our decisions, and building it to last. Things move different around here and I suggest you adapt."
Giving up full control of a startup and bestowing responsibility to someone else is never easy. So I sifted through 100+ automation tips and outsourcing tools to find 3 effortless tactics you can start using immediately.
The numbers can do the talking. The Amazon Marketplace contributed $135 billion to Amazon's 2017 sales with an estimated 5 million sellers on the platform (and growing). Without a doubt, a huge sub-culture of business! So how does it work? Is it easy to become a seller? Let's find out, shall we?
With their sharp marketing and simplistic designs, they seem to have come out of no where: MVMT, Warby Parker, Casper, Everlane. Where the hell did all these direct-to-consumer companies come from and is there any room to begin your own? There is more hope than you think.
In the early days of a startup, you should deliberately take action to grow your business that DOES NOT scale. Why? Because 1:1 communication is invaluable. Look, I'm not here to tell you to "go to networking events" but to share some of the more creative yet effective tactics to grow your customer base in a non-scalable, low-cost way.
The stats are staggering: 3 million businesses advertise using Facebook. That said, just because millions rely on this ad channel, should you? No. Or that it'll always work? Hell no! Learn why constant channel testing should be a staple of your marketing strategy.
As much as paid acquisition is powerful, the cost of acquiring customers WILL become more expensive over time through it. Enter engagement and retention, your saving grace.
We're no longer in the Medieval ages of marketing where we slapped advertisements on the side of buses and prayed to god it drove more sales. The marketing world has gotten sharp with measurement and if there is one metric in particular that is the strongest indicator of a startup's ability to grow, it's DAU/MAU.