Growth Hacking

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Interview: Why Sean Ellis sees growth hacking and marketing agility as bedfellows

It’s been seven years since Sean Ellis coined the term ‘growth hacking’ to describe a process by which early-stage companies could align themselves for fast customer and market growth. And the former marketer for Dropbox, LogMeIn and Eventbrite and now CEO of GrowthHackers.com, agrees its application is changing over time.

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How these 4 brands are getting value out of growth hacking

Growth hacking - which uses rapid experimentation and new tools and techniques to engage and grow a business's customer base - is popular with not only the startup community, where it was born, but with big companies recognising its promise and appeal in building their overall customer base.

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Why marketers are embracing growth hacking techniques

Sean Ellis, the first marketer at Dropbox and founder and CEO of GrowthHackers.com, first coined the term ‘growth hacking’ back in 2009 when he was running growth at Dropbox.com. Andrew Chen, now running growth at Uber, then popularised the phrase with his seminal blog post describing the AirBnB/Craigslist hack, firmly putting the term on the Silicon Valley map.

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