Clarity. It’s a word that gets tossed around by marketers, but how do you actually clarify your message and compel people to take action?

Making the words on your ads, emails, website, and landing pages as clear as possible is crucial if you want people to move through your marketing funnel flywheel.

It’s not just a “nice-to-have,” but a need-to-have these days.

Clarity reduces confusion. It eliminates friction. It builds understanding. And it keeps the reader engaged.

The origins of clarifying your message

For a long time in my early marketing career, I ignored this advice. It wasn’t until I read Building a StoryBrand by Donald…


What does growth marketing and lemonade have in common? 🍋

Both start with a few simple ingredients to make something great.

So if you’re looking to build a great career as a growth marketer-or even if you’re just trying to learn a thing or two about this topic, here are 5 actionable tips that I’ve picked up over the last 11 years that can help you become a better growth marketer.

1. Get certified

It has never been easier to learn what you need to know as a growth marketer, thanks to literally thousands of mini-degrees, courses, online workshops, books, and certification programs.


If you’re like me, you enjoy having some kind of framework for getting things done, especially when it comes to complex topics like marketing.

That’s why I created these 5 guiding principles for launching successful marketing campaigns. I was fed up with feeling overwhelmed by all of the marketing gurus touting their “exclusive” systems which ended up just rehashing the same old stuff over and over.

So, when I thought about everything I’ve learned over the last 11+ years working on literally 1000s of marketing campaigns, the same 5 things kept coming up.

Almost every big win could be attributed…


Facebook Groups are very popular right now. Today, more than 400 million people on Facebook belong to a group that they find meaningful. And if you’re not leveraging that popularity to create your own community, you may be missing out on one of the biggest growth marketing opportunities of recent years.

For instance, did you know that Facebook has flat out said that groups are pretty much the future of the platform? Well, sort of. Here’s what Mark Zuckerberg said at Facebook’s annual conference in 2019:

We’re rolling out a fresh new design for Facebook, that’s simpler and puts your…


There are literally thousands of paid and free marketing tools available these days. According to Scott Brinker, 8,000 to be exact.

Even if you had unlimited time to explore each one, not all of them are tools you need to use or even know about. Very few meet that criteria.

But there are a few tools that are absolutely essential for growth marketers to at least be aware of. And a handful of these free marketing tools are made by Google. Yes, the same Google that helps you find whatever you’re looking for in an instant.

Google is much more…


Once you’ve covered the non-negotiable social platforms and optimized your Google Ads strategy, what’s a good next move for growth?

Quora — the knowledge-sharing platform where users ask and answer questions on an endless number of topics — is a solid bet.

The website has been around for a decade, but it started seeing explosive growth in 2016. These days, it attracts around 300 million unique visitors per month.

To learn how best to get started on Quora and effectively tap into the platform’s audience, Quora Evangelist JD Prater joined an episode of the Growth Marketing Toolbox podcast.

Here are…


There are an overwhelming number of lead generation strategies that can be utilized, but which top 3 would you choose if you had to just hit the ground running?

In this article, we’ll cover some of the best strategies, but as with every marketing topic, the devil is in the details. It’s all about the way you implement each strategy within the context of your business.

Email marketing

Email marketing is one of the best lead generation strategies because you have an open channel of communication to repeatedly market your offer.

On average the prospect needs to see your marketing message 7…


Landing pages are great for converting customers, and they can make the most of a limited amount of traffic. However, when the landing page is not set up correctly then the conversion rate can suffer, and you’re effectively wasting the traffic that you’re receiving.

Traffic takes an investment of time and/or money to acquire, which means that maximizing the potential of each visitor is a no-brainer. The process of conversion optimization with regards to landing pages is all about making tweaks so that the percentage of casual visitors that are converted is increased.

In this article, you’ll learn some of…


The process of landing page optimization involves changing the page in order to obtain a higher conversion rate. There is no chance that on your first try you’ll create the best version of the page as there are always things that you can do to make improvements. Therefore, you’re encouraged to start the process of optimization as soon as the page is created.

Keep on reading for further insight into what is landing page optimization, and by the end of this article you’ll even learn a few different tips on how to increase the percentage of people that make use…


The task of how to design a landing page from scratch might seem like a daunting prospect, but the rewards are well worth the effort. You can skyrocket your sales figures by increasing the conversion rate and have a customer base that’s more engaged.

There are a few steps that can be used to get the job done and newcomers in particular can benefit from these well-practiced methods. Sticking to the recipe ensure you do not get lost along the way.

Define your offer

The first task in learning how to design a landing page is to decide what offer you are promoting…

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