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Author: Ramli John

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Growth Marketing Today is a weekly podcast for marketers and founders to learn from today's top marketing experts in growth, SEO, paid acquisition, conversion optimization, copywriting and more. Past guests include April Dunford, Val Geisler, Andrew Warner, Georgiana Laudi and Kevin Indig.

New episode every Tuesday at 6:00 am ET. Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode!

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75 Episodes
70 percent of people from all walks of life, both men and women, experience imposter syndrome at some point in their careers. With over 13 years of experience managing multi-million dollar budgets in various roles, including Geosign, Achievers, and Shopify as Head of CRO, you'd think that Tiffany Da Silva is the 30 percent who chomps on imposter syndrome for breakfast and rise to the top of the corporate ladder. But, deep down, she feels like a fraud. In this episode, Tiffany shares her own experiences along with the framework and tools she uses every day to crush it and get S@# done.
How does your content strategy, acquisition channels, and copy change when targeting businesses of different sizes? In this episode, we're going to take a deep-dive into the difference between marketing to an enterprise level business or a smaller business or solopreneur. Kasey Bayne shares her experience on how she adapted her marketing strategy when she targeted small businesses and solopreneurs at FreshBooks and enterprise companies at DataTrue as Head of Marketing.
There is a ceiling on your conversion rate. It's not your price. It's not your copy. It's not your form. It could be your page load time. Slow websites cause visitors to bounce, which impacts the potential search ranking of your website. In this episode, Lukas Haensch, former Page Speed Specialist at Google and now the Co-Founder and CEO of Pathmonk, shares with you practical tips to increase the speed of your website by up to 3x.
Trends come and go, but content marketing — particularly blogging — remains one of the top marketing channels. In this episode, Kaleigh Moore, freelance content writer for SaaS and eCommerce, shares how to produce top-performing blog posts, promote them, leverage different media types, and make your content as evergreen as possible. Kaleigh has been hired by top companies on the Fortune 500 as well as growing SaaS companies, including AT&T, ReCharge Payments, HubSpot, and BigCommerce.
When you think about A/B testing, the first thing that comes to mind probably is optimizing the conversion rate of two versions of a webpage or app against each other to determine which one performs better. RankScience, a YC-backed company, built technology that enabled companies to A/B test their SEO initiatives with one-line of code. In this episode, Ryan Bednar, Co-Founder and CEO RankScience, shares how their product sits next to your website, making hundreds of experiments to tweak your HTML for improved page rankings.
Onboarding is a such critical phase of the customer journey when customers form their first impression of your product and decide whether to stick around or churn out. Like any first impression, once formed, it tends to stick. This can set you up for long-term success or doom your relationship to short-term failure. In this episode, Aazar Shad, Head of Growth at UserPilot, discusses the fundamentals of customer onboarding.
In her latest book The Manifesto On Content Marketing Teams, Xenia Muntean, the co-founder and CEO of Planable, shares ideas on improving productivity within content marketing teams, making collaboration more inspiring, and presenting content ideas to clients with greater impact. Xenia is on a mission to build “the future of marketing teamwork."
It seems like product-led growth is all the rage in marketing circles these days. What does it actually look like for organizations to be product-led? That's why Despina from surveyed 40 SaaS organizations and 50 executives who own or lead Product-Led Growth practices. The goal of this was to map, through real examples, Product-Led Growth techniques used and estimate how they affect the customer journey.
Word-of-mouth marketing is one of the most effective marketing strategies when growing a business. According to Hubspot, a whopping 90% believe brand recommendations from friends. But, for most businesses, referrals come in through luck or happenstance. Not for Jason Resnick (also known as Rezzz), who built a couple of successful businesses and hae taught thousands of business owners to create systems that make referral a predictable source of new leads.
Rand Fishkin is the CEO and Co-Founder of SparkToro, a new software company that makes it easier for you to connect with your audience in a less expensive and more effective way. He’s dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through the Whiteboard Friday video series, his blog, and his book, Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World.
Imagine if you could connect with your website visitors the moment they landed on your site. They understood exactly what kind of value your product or solution provided. And they were eager to join your email list or hit the buy button. That's what Jen Havice does for companies she works with. She turns data, user research, customer interviews, and surveys into irresistible website copy that makes visitors say, "Yes!" Jen has been featured on the blog for Unbounce, ConversionXL and CopyHackers.
Since 2005, Hiten Shah has started multiple SaaS companies, including Crazy Egg, KISSmetrics, and FYI. I've been a big fan of his tweets, articles and products. He’s built more than ten different products and has started companies like a marketing consultancy, a podcast advertising network, and a hosting company.
You're hired as VP of Marketing of a fast-growing YC-backed tech company. What do you do in your first 100 days? That was the situation Amrita Mathur was in when she took the VP of Marketing job at From hiring, re-branding, pricing changes and planning experiments, there are so many things to focus on and do. In this episode, Amrita breaks down exactly what she did to set up Superside for a growth trajectory.
Writing your email onboarding series is an art in itself. Not only do you need to know everything there is to know about your product and your users, you also need to know the right timing for communicating with your users. In this episode, email specialist Stephanie Knapp shares her best practices based on 16 full email series breakdowns consisting of over 153 emails
Have you ever walked past a restaurant with a line of customers outside eagerly waiting to get in? Did you join the line because you thought that with a line like that, the food must be outstanding? That's social proof in action! In this episode, Louis Nicholls, author of the Social Proof Handbook, and founder of Sales for Founders, describes his three-step process for crafting social proof that increases conversion by up 2% to 10%.
Tech world is full of jargons – AI, CMS, DNS and more. It may make us sound smart. But, it may just confuse the heck out of potential customers. After helping enterprise companies convert more browser visitors into buyers using content, Jessica Mehring, CEO and Senior Conversion Copywriter, at Horizon Peak Consulting, has experience in making complex subjects relatable, which is why her work in the tech space is second to none. For one of her clients, within the first 30 days, Jessica's work generated $27,000 in new revenue to leads that came from the content she helped us write.
If you value your time, your focus, or your relationships, this episode is a must-listen. Nir Eyal, Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Hooked, just published Indistractable today. As high-achieving marketers and founders, how do we get more meaningful work done in a world full of so many distractions? From the ping of Slack or notifications that you just got mail, inborn tendencies ensure that we’ll always struggle with distraction. However, when you become Indistractable, your attention and your life become your own to focus on tasks to help achieve that next growth milestone.
SEO is a complicated discipline that often requires technical tools and evolves constantly with frequent Google algorithm updates. But, according to Stephen Kenwright, Co-Founder and Technical Director at Rise at Seven, a creative SEO agency, and Co-Founder of SearchLeeds, what you need to focus on to win with SEO is to just give searchers the best customer experience overall. In this episode, Stephen discusses a customer-centric approach to SEO strategy.
It's so much easier to drive traffic to your website when you have a big budget at your disposal. What happens when you don't have thousands of dollars to spend on Google or Facebook ads? In this episode, Nadya Khoja, Chief Growth Officer at Venngage, shares the 4-step content marketing framework, backlink strategy and promotional plan that increased Venngage's monthly organic blog visits 0 to 400k monthly organic blog visits
Imagine having the superpower to read your customers' minds so you know how they talk, what triggers that caused them to purchase or leave your product, and how they describe your product and your competitors. That would be a marketer's ultimate superpower! You won't necessarily be cast in the next Marvel movie with this superpower. What I'm talking about is using Jobs-To-Be-Done (JTBD) framework to supercharge your marketing. In this episode, Claire Suellentrop, Co-Founder at Forget The Funnel, and former Head of Marketing at Calendly, shares exactly how she helped Autobooks use the JTBD framework to create more compelling and effective marketing campaigns.
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