A major benefit of working in a digital-growth consultancy is that you see businesses across all industries and lifecycle stages try to grow their companies. I see good actions that really help a company grow but also common elements that hinder growth.
In 2015, 9-figure apparel retailer Karmaloop.com filed for bankruptcy. The company had been bleeding cash, losing six figures per month.
That summer a private equity fund acquired the assets of the company. They brought me in as CMO.
Within three months all marketing KPIs had improved. Keep reading »
At TelTech, it took our product-marketing organization more than a year to get to something that resembled a true growth team, running high tempo testing.
So, if you are struggling to implement the growth hacking methodology, I get it. We assembled a team, achieved product-market fit, and identified our growth levers, but got stuck when we tried to put process behind our testing.
If you’re at a similar stage in your development, you’ll probably get stuck there too. Eventually, we found some practical methods to help us succeed.
It’s important to know the most efficient way to arrange your optimization team to ensure their productivity and yours.
But what’s the best way to structure your team? Should optimization folks be in a separate team? Or under product teams? Or marketing?
There’s several different ways, and choosing which one works best for your company can be challenging. Here’s a rundown of the frameworks, their functions, and the benefits and challenges of each.
1,983% boost in annual revenue, 1,000% user base growth within six months with no upfront costs. Can this be true? These are actual results a startup Ringadoc got from their partner program.
In today’s environment, if B2B organizations are going to make it, they need to grow. Partnerships can be a big help.
Agile marketing may not be a phrase you hear often, but it’s becoming increasingly popular and important.
Traditionally associated with development and product management, agile is a lightweight and, well, agile framework for software development and bringing features and products to market.
It stands in opposition to “waterfall” production methods that treat analysis, design, coding, and testing as discrete phases – where in agile they are treated as continuous.
As marketing becomes more data-driven, quantitative, and iterative, we can use many of these same management practices to hone our marketing campaigns, mitigate risk, and ultimately ship more effective marketing campaigns.
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” —Napoleon Bonaparte
When your competitors make mistakes, it makes winning so much easier. But what if it’s you who is making a mistake, while your competitors are off to the races? You won’t know until you figure out what your competitors are up to.
Knowing what the competitors are doing – how they are thinking about the market, what tactics they are using, how they are crafting messages and design – can make all the difference in the battle for the customers’ mind share and conversions.
One of the greatest threats to long-term success is when companies aren’t vigilant enough about responding to the changes in their market—whether it’s by failing to spot product or channel fatigue, acknowledge new competition, make needed updates to products or marketing adjustments in a timely fashion, or embrace new technology coming online.