The growth course for marketing teams that want less stress and more results.

About this course

Did you know HubSpot, IBM and Quickbooks all use the exact same process to run their marketing teams?

The way high growth companies define objectives, come up with ideas, prioritise activities and run campaigns is exactly the same.

This process is known as growth marketing, and we've spent over a year analysing every aspect of this process to help marketing teams like yours focus on the stuff that really matters.

Lesson 01

The Marketing Machine That Fuelled HubSpot's Growth

HubSpot is one of the fastest growing software companies of all time. Founded in 2006 it grew to a valuation of over $100 million nd a New York Stock Exchange listing in just 8 years.

Topics Covered:

  • HubSpot's Marketing Machine
  • How process is more important than tactics in a growth marketing team
  • Growth marketing intro video from Brian Balfour

Lesson 02

The 6-Step Marketing Growth Process

Growth has nothing to do with tactics and has everything to do with process. Understand the 6-step marketing growth process.

Topics Covered:

  • How to quantitatively prioritise marketing activities
  • Agile marketing experiment design
  • Creating repeatable growth playbooks

Lesson 03

Setting Growth Marketing Objectives

Regardless of its size or budget, every marketing team faces resource constraints. What distinguishes great teams from good teams isn’t fewer constraints but an unwavering focus on only those activities that directly drive business value.

Topics Covered:

  • Preventing prioritising outputs over outcomes
  • Introducing Objectives & Key Results (OKR) framework
  • Understanding input metrics versus output metrics

Lesson 04

Coming Up With Growth Ideas

Ideas are the leading input to the entire growth marketing process. The best way to ensure a steady pipeline of ideas is to democratize the ideation process.

Topics Covered:

  • Idea discovering skills (observing, questioning, connecting, networking)
  • The need for unconstrained ideation in modern marketing
brian balfour

Our entire digital team have taken this course and it has completely transformed the way the team works.

The focus on prioritisation and a more agile way of working led to quick wins after just a couple of weeks, and we're continuing to uncover further opportunities for growth on a weekly basis.

If you're in marketing, or run a marketing team, I highly recommend this course.

Joe Bloggs, Job Title, Company Name

Lesson 05

Submitting Your New Growth Idea

Growth experiments follow the exact same scientific method that has been in use since the 1600s, starting with the hypothesis.

Topics Covered:

  • Every idea should have a single hypothesis statement that is clear, concise and provable.
  • Gathering qualitative and/or quantitative data to support your hypothesis
  • An example growth idea hypothesis

Lesson 06

Prioritising Your Marketing Ideas

No one, no matter how experienced, can predict which of your marketing ideas will work and which won’t yet most companies rely on opinions and archaic decision processes to place bets on a handful of unproven ideas.

Topics Covered:

  • The importance of avoiding low impact work
  • How to quantitatively score your marketing opportunities
  • The most popular scoring frameworks (ICE, RICE, HIPE)

Lesson 07

Designing An Agile Marketing Experiment

There are no magical ideas or silver bullets in marketing and so your team must learn to avoid becoming overly invested in an idea outcome.

Topics Covered:

  • The importance of thorough experiment design
  • The Minimum Viable Test. A core principle and lean startup and design thinking that can equally be applied to marketing opportunities.
  • Running marketing experiments in 4-week or 6-week cycles

Lesson 08

Building An Always-On Marketing Flywheel

How the principles of compound interest apply to success in marketing.

Topics Covered:

  • The problem with traditional marketing campaigns
  • 4 examples of always-on marketing systems (content marketing, referral programmes, email marketing, marketing engineering)
  • The characteristics and benefits of building a marketing flywheel

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