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Notes on customer acquisition, growth, and app marketing

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A Beginner’s Guide to Lead Generation

The top priority for marketers is generating leads. (HubSpot, 2020

49% of companies report that increasing customer acquisition is their primary objective. (Ascend2, 2020)

Getting more leads seems to be a permanent item in the wishlist of many business owners and marketers. After all, leads are the lifeline of every business.

I’m going to write a series of posts around the topic of online lead generation. The first one is the one you are reading: An introduction to lead generation, and some strategies that you can start implementing right away.

Without further ado…

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How to build a successful app referral program

Turn your app users into advocates

A referral is when somebody recommends something to someone else, and a referral program is a deliberate, sustained system of soliciting and encouraging referrals. This system typically involves some sort of incentive structure.

A referral program adds to the virality of your app and gets your potential customers to trust your app as it has been referred by a friend or a colleague. It’s one of the most effective tactics for app growth. After all and according to Nielsen Global Trust Advertising survey (2015), the most credible advertising comes from the people we know and trust.

83% of consumers trust recommendations from friends and family, and 66% trust consumer opinions online

Even unsuccessful referrals have significant marketing value because they introduce a brand or a product into public consciousness.

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Guide to mobile app onboarding. Advanced mobile marketing course.

What is onboarding and why is it important?

Onboarding is the process of creating a successful and loyal user by explaining the core value and the basic actions behind your product. It is a progressive process that involves research, testing, and optimization. The first experience a user has with your app determines if he/she is going to use it again or not. The onboarding flow should showcase the app’s most important features and guide users on how to use them. You need to consider new users, inactive users, and existing users as different users need different onboarding flows.

The statistics show that 1 of 4 people abandon an app after a single use. What makes onboarding so crucial to the success of your app is that it will increase retention, and retention is what you need in order to grow your business. If you have bad onboarding your user acquisition efforts go down the drain.

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User acquisition campaigns. Advanced mobile marketing course

Lessons on user acquisition from Morgan Brown

If you want to grow your app you need to design an effective distribution plan not only for your app but also for your content. To do that you need to understand your customer’s behavior, the economics of what you should spend to acquire new users, and do experiments that help you determine which acquisition channel works best for your product/service.

Customer behavior determines user acquisition strategy

The first thing you need to do is understand user behavior to know which channels you’ll need to explore when it comes to acquiring customers. Your customer behavior will determine your strategy. Some examples of this:

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Foundations of a cross-platform marketing strategy. Advanced mobile marketing course.

What is cross-platform marketing and why is important?

Cross-platform marketing ensures that your marketing campaigns work across all devices and channels, including mobile devices, tablets, desktop, apps, mobile web, OS’s, and more.

The core elements of an integrated strategy are the structure of the team, the KPIs you measure and the technology stack you use.

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