The Growth Process

Growth isn’t just a willy-nilly practice. If you want to reach your goals, you’ll need a proven framework for getting there. Here’s how we consistently get results for our clients.
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Step 1: Let’s have a chat.

  • 45-minute Discovery Call. I’ll ask you a bunch of questions about your business, the product, the market you want to serve, and your goals. I’ll also answer any other burning questions you might have about the process of working together.

PRO TIP: Want to skip the Discovery Call, save a lot of time, get some value, and see what it’s like to work with me? Book a Growth Roadmapping Session instead.

What you get: Clarity about the process, and a few recommendations on what you could be doing right now.

Step 2: Analysis

After the Discovery Call (or Growth Roadmapping Session), I’ll usually ask for access to your analytics and subscription platforms to perform a quick audit.

I look for overall performance of your marketing funnel, your website, and the entire business as a whole. The more data you have, the better. This just helps us both make sure that 1. we can actually help and we’re the right partner for the job and 2. we have a strong idea of what kind of work needs to be done. 😉

  • Analysis of your entire funnel. I’ll pull everything I find into a quick analysis for you. This includes ideas, observations, and a little bit of a competitive teardown as well.
  • Agreement and project plan. If you like what you see, I’ll scope out an agreement according to the Discovery Call (or Growth Roadmapping Session) and any other details I’ll need before sending it over. We’ll agree on a project start date, schedule our first onboarding call, and get rolling!

What you get: An analysis of your marketing and growth foundation and if all goes well, a growth partner!

“We hired Asia and DemandMaven to help us with all things marketing. It was immediately apparent that she was smart, confident, and motivated. She was able to understand our business, implement strategy, and make an immediate impact. She will tell you what you need to hear, adapt when the target moves, and crack a joke with a smile. All without breaking a sweat! That’s why we’re still working with her today. She’s an absolute pleasure to work with and a huge asset to our team.”
Brian Faust

CEO & Co-Founder, Rindle

Step 3: Customer Interviews and Research

Okay awesome. If you’re here, that means you’ve signed the contract, paid the deposit, and are ready to begin!

We always start with customer research and interviews. It’s non-negotiable. These aren’t your average “Do you think this would be valuable?” interviews. Those kinds of interviews are weaksauce (and terrible for making marketing decisions).

I’m talking about the powerhouse interviews that get to the knitty-gritty of exactly how your customer views your product, what they get out of it, and how we find more of them.

  • Interviews and Research. We’ll focus on one specific audience — typically the best-fit, best-paying customers (or the ones you need help attracting more of). We’ll work together to secure interviews and launch these surveys, but I promise you — it’s a step you’ll never skip ever again after doing it with me.
  • Customer Journey Mapping. All of these insights funnel into a customer journey map — a key deliverable we’re going to need to make the best possible decisions about how to acquire more of these best-fit customers, the psychological and physical journey it took them to find your product, and the funnel we’re going to need to implement.

What you get: That “oh sh*t” feeling, and an insanely detailed overview of how your customers find you, engage with your product, and the high-value in-app behaviors they take.

If it isn’t obvious, this step is crucial.

Step 4: Marketing & Growth Strategy

You’ll need a data-driven approach to your marketing strategy, and you’ll need to know what you can implement today and what you need to be building towards for tomorrow.

As we progress through the interviews, research, and journey-mapping exercises, the real magic begins.

  • Your Completely Custom Marketing Strategy™️. From the interviews and original analysis, we’ll be able to craft a rock-solid, data-driven marketing strategy and a concrete plan for execution against that strategy. We’ll cover the channels and campaigns we should either test or optimize first, and what long-term strategies are likely to deliver the best results over time. We’ll also define your “blind spots” or “success gaps” — the things we’ll need to be aware of and overcome.
  • Your Personalized Growth Experiments. In order for us to put our strategy to the test, we’ll also design and execute a few growth experiments. Includes demand generation experiments, website messaging tests, onboarding optimization, landing page creation, and more. On average, every 3-month Growth Engagement nets in around 6 – 7 fully executed growth experiments.

What you get: The most clear, in-depth marketing plan you’ve ever seen that virtually anyone could execute complete with a prioritized list of growth experiments for us to execute to move the needle. Plus, it’s driven by actual data — not hunches.

“Working with DemandMaven was the biggest sense of relief. I finally had a better picture of what it was going to take to really get momentum in a specific direction. I got the clarity and confidence that I and my business needed.”
Luke Beard

CEO & Co-Founder, Exposure

Step 5: Implementation

This is the step where every founder always gets really excited. The horizon becomes clear, and they can see where they need to point the ship.

  • Execution on the Plan™️ & Growth Experiments. Yes, my friend, we’ll start executing on the plan. It completely depends on what the research reveals, but typically this involves a custom plan with emphasis on a few key go-to-market areas:
    • Product positioning and messaging
    • Website strategy and landing pages
    • Demand generation programs — the absolute must-have campaigns to drive results
    • Content marketing — articles, webinars, videos, etc.
    • Sales enablement (for those with a sales team)
    • Onboarding optimization
    • Exploration of other forms of marketing like partnerships, integrations, business development, community-building, personal brand-building, and more.
  • Implement Marketing Infrastructure. This is all of the operations and data integration needs that your marketing function is going to need to be successful. We’ll work together on a plan for getting this setup, then actually do it.
  • Ongoing Optimization and Exploration. Marketing doesn’t sit still. It’s constantly enterprising.

What you get: A massive sigh of relief that someone is taking this off your shoulders, and the beginnings of a strong asf marketing engine that brings results.

Step 6: Growth Dashboard & Results Reporting

It wouldn’t be a growth experiment if we didn’t report on our results — what we learned, what worked, what didn’t work, why, and where better opportunities lie. The horizon becomes clear, and they can see where they need to point the ship.

  • Ongoing analytics and results review. Every single week, we’ll report on any results we’re seeing in addition to key observations. Every month, we’ll cover any larger scale changes in marketing and growth:
    • Marketing site performance through Google Analytics and Hotjar
    • Monthly funnel analysis through subscription metrics and product analytics (like Baremetrics, Amplitude, ChartMogul, Mixpanel, etc.)
    • In-app session recording review.
  • Weekly and monthly reporting of growth experiments and their perfomance. This is where we measure our results and outline new opportunities to test and grow.

What you get: Weekly documentation of marketing and growth performance in addition to overall analysis of the SaaS performance.

By the time we get here, there’s really no limit to what we’ll be able to accomplish. ✨

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