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Mission Driven Marketing at TransferWise

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Presented at Refresh 2017 by Russell Smith

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Mission Driven Marketing at TransferWise

  1. 1. Mission Driven Marketing.
  2. 2. TransferWise.
  3. 3. A bank could have started TransferWise at any point in the last 100 years.
  4. 4. TransferWise was started to solve a problem.
  5. 5. 150k ➤ 2,000,000+ customers
  6. 6. £100,000 ➤ £1,000,000,000.
  7. 7. 100 ➤ 800 TransferWisers
  8. 8. Saving customers £1.5m a day
  9. 9. Word of Mouth is our biggest driver of growth
  10. 10. Why do people recommend our product?
  11. 11. RATIONalRational Emotional
  12. 12. RATIONalProduct Mission
  13. 13. RATIONal Speed Price Convenience Mission
  14. 14. To achieve advocacy your product needs to be an order of magnitude better than the alternative
  15. 15. But don’t do this as “growth hack”
  16. 16. Money without borders. Instant, convenient, transparent and eventually free. We’re powering money for people and businesses: to pay, to get paid, to spend, in any currency, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.
  17. 17. You can’t copy that !
  18. 18. How did we find our purpose?
  19. 19. “Your brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room”
  20. 20. Talked to customers. Read NPS comments. Distilled what they said.
  21. 21. So… A 10x product + Mission driven marketing = Explosive Word of Mouth growth
  22. 22. How does marketing work at TransferWise?
  23. 23. Revenue Marketing £££
  24. 24. Revenue Marketing £££
  25. 25. Revenue Marketing £££ The infinitely scalable marketing channel doesn’t exist
  26. 26. Given this - what does marketing mean at TransferWise today?
  27. 27. 1. Turning channels on and optimising 2. Marketing our mission
  28. 28. Turning on and optimising paid social
  29. 29. Optimisation Reach Creative SustainabilityPresence Penetration Precision Performance
  30. 30. If we move these we grow - but it doesn’t step change our growth.
  31. 31. Getting more customers talking about our mission will.
  32. 32. One ➤ One
  33. 33. One ➤ Many
  34. 34. This needs different KPIs.
  35. 35. Virality Sharability Are people aware of the problem?
  36. 36. What’s the problem marketing is solving?
  37. 37. Making people aware there is a hidden fee in the exchange rate
  38. 38. But shouldn’t this be illegal?
  39. 39. How do you run a refer a friend scheme in a mission driven company?
  40. 40. SEO.
  41. 41. Affiliates.
  42. 42. Paid Social.
  43. 43. We market to our existing customers on Facebook.
  44. 44. This pays for itself.
  45. 45. Conversion Rate increases Word Of Mouth increases Inviting increases
  46. 46. Our customers believe in our mission so much, they will help others get there too.
  47. 47. How do you get there?
  48. 48. Join us. transferwise.com/jobs
  49. 49. Find your mission.
  50. 50. We didn’t have our mission written down until 5 years in…
  51. 51. We didn’t wake up one day and write the mission down.
  52. 52. …by figuring out what problems we could solve for them.
  53. 53. This didn’t happen by accident. We created an environment where the mission could take root.
  54. 54. Customer centric environment.
  55. 55. Customers > Team > Ego
  56. 56. Believed in a 10x better experience. Used customer feedback to prioritise. Took what our customers said about us and distilled it into our mission. Iterated what marketing our customers responded to. Made our marketing exponential.
  57. 57. Thank you. @russellhmsmith

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