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Introduction to
Growth Hacking
+ Networking

Growth Hacking Barcelona Meetup
21.10.2013
Radek Grabarek
Radek Grabarek
Senior editor at Softonic
4 years in Barcelona
From Warsaw, Poland
Geek, startup & mobile app enthusiast
@r...
What is Growth Hacking?
Simple definition:

“Growth hacking is a set of tactics and
best practices for dealing with the
pr...
3 key
things about

Growth Hacking
1) Intersection
Growth hacking is an intersection of 3 areas:
PROGRAMMING
MARKETING
DATA ANALYSIS
2) Based on DATA!
-

A/B tests
Landing page optimization
Key metrics
Email marketing
Onboarding
SEO
UX
3) Disruption
- Growth hacking is disrupting the way
companies are organised
- Big companies structures:
● Marketing
● Dat...
Who is responsible for growth?
Why do we need Growth hacking?
- It’s quite easy to build a startup but...
It’s hard to grow it.
- Most companies track on...
Growth hacking is for pirates!

AARRR!
Dave McClure
Startup metrics for pirates
A: Acquisition - where / what channels do users
come from?
A: Activation - what %...
Best practices:
Famous examples
Hotmail
“This email sent with Hotmail. Join Hotmail
now”
AND
“Get your free email at Hotmail.”
Airbnb “Post to Craigslist” feature

More info:
Andrew Chen
Dropbox Incentivized Referral Program
Mailbox
waitlist

More info:
The Verge
Mint content/SEO strategy

More info:
Okdork
Growth hacking - critics
Is a growth hacking just a buzzword?
● Yes
● No
Growth hacking - something new

Google trends - Worldwide - 2004 - present
Growth hacking - trendy only in USA

Google trends - Worldwide - 2004 - present - regional interest
Growth hacking - last 12 months

Google trends - Worldwide - past 12 months
Growth hacking - critics
- “Growth hacking is just a bunch of tricks and
gimmicks.”

NO:
Without a great product, you can’...
Why Growth hacking is great?
- It gives you a simple framework, a simple
path
- AARRR!
- One key metric
- Experiment, meas...
SPAII - our hosts
Big THANKS to
Marc and Xavi
Spaii is a cultural center in Barcelona for the
outreach of science and tech...
Thank you!

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What is Growth Hacking? You will learn 3 key things about growth hacking as well as famous examples of growth hacking ideas and techniques.

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  1. 1. Introduction to Growth Hacking + Networking Growth Hacking Barcelona Meetup 21.10.2013 Radek Grabarek
  2. 2. Radek Grabarek Senior editor at Softonic 4 years in Barcelona From Warsaw, Poland Geek, startup & mobile app enthusiast @radekg facebook.com/radekg
  3. 3. What is Growth Hacking? Simple definition: “Growth hacking is a set of tactics and best practices for dealing with the problem of user growth” Mattan Griffel - growhack.com
  4. 4. 3 key things about Growth Hacking
  5. 5. 1) Intersection Growth hacking is an intersection of 3 areas: PROGRAMMING MARKETING DATA ANALYSIS
  6. 6. 2) Based on DATA! - A/B tests Landing page optimization Key metrics Email marketing Onboarding SEO UX
  7. 7. 3) Disruption - Growth hacking is disrupting the way companies are organised - Big companies structures: ● Marketing ● Data analytics / business optimization ● Content / products Several teams → one team focused on growth
  8. 8. Who is responsible for growth?
  9. 9. Why do we need Growth hacking? - It’s quite easy to build a startup but... It’s hard to grow it. - Most companies track only topline and bottomline metrics --> Traffic and Revenue - To grow, we need pirating skills...
  10. 10. Growth hacking is for pirates! AARRR!
  11. 11. Dave McClure Startup metrics for pirates A: Acquisition - where / what channels do users come from? A: Activation - what % have a "happy" initial experience? R: Retention - do they come back & re-visit over time? R: Referral - do they like it enough to tell their friends? R: Revenue - can you monetize any of this Source behaviour?
  12. 12. Best practices: Famous examples
  13. 13. Hotmail “This email sent with Hotmail. Join Hotmail now” AND “Get your free email at Hotmail.”
  14. 14. Airbnb “Post to Craigslist” feature More info: Andrew Chen
  15. 15. Dropbox Incentivized Referral Program
  16. 16. Mailbox waitlist More info: The Verge
  17. 17. Mint content/SEO strategy More info: Okdork
  18. 18. Growth hacking - critics Is a growth hacking just a buzzword? ● Yes ● No
  19. 19. Growth hacking - something new Google trends - Worldwide - 2004 - present
  20. 20. Growth hacking - trendy only in USA Google trends - Worldwide - 2004 - present - regional interest
  21. 21. Growth hacking - last 12 months Google trends - Worldwide - past 12 months
  22. 22. Growth hacking - critics - “Growth hacking is just a bunch of tricks and gimmicks.” NO: Without a great product, you can’t succeed!
  23. 23. Why Growth hacking is great? - It gives you a simple framework, a simple path - AARRR! - One key metric - Experiment, measure, optimise, repeat...
  24. 24. SPAII - our hosts Big THANKS to Marc and Xavi Spaii is a cultural center in Barcelona for the outreach of science and technology in space, providing activities for people from all ages including workshops, conferences and spacecamps. www.spaii.net
  25. 25. Thank you! Growth Hacking Barcelona Meetup 21.10.2013 Radek Grabarek
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