Get ready to dive into the marketing metrics that matter to investors, master your A/B testing tactics, and uncover success stories from startups dominating the content marketing game! Let’s keep March-ing towards success, together! 💃🕺

In this issue:

  1.     Behind the Scenes of a VC
  2.     Dive into the Storybrand Framework
  3.     The Power of A/B Testing
  4.     Around the Web

Are you speaking the same language as your company’s investors when it comes to measuring success? In the second episode of the StartUp Marketer podcast, we’re pulling back the curtain and sitting down with Phil Bronner, co-founder and managing partner at Ardent Venture Partners. Phil shares the marketing metrics that matter to investors, the nuanced role marketing plays in the startup sector, and what the second inning of generative AI will look like.

Listen to the full episode here 👈🔗

SUM Advice

Feeling overlooked by your customers? 🕵️‍♂️💔 They’re not ignoring you; they’re on the lookout for real solutions.

SUM Advisor Jonathan Hazy swears by the Storybrand Framework by Donald Miller! 🌟 This method hones in on the customer, spotlighting how your solutions pave the way for their success. Remember, it’s not about your brand’s story; it’s about making the customer the hero of their own story.

Say hi to Jonathan Hazy here 👉

The Power of A/B Testing

A/B testing, also called split testing, enables startups to identify the most effective elements of their marketing strategies so they can allocate their budgets more efficiently. By focusing resources on proven strategies, startups can maximize their return on investment and stretch their limited budgets further.

How to Conduct Effective A/B Testing

🎯 Identify the Goal: Clearly define what you want to achieve with the test, whether it’s increasing email open rates, improving click-through rates, or boosting conversions.

🧪 Choose a Variable to Test: Decide on the element you want to test – it could be a headline, call to action, page layout, or something else.

✨ Create Variants: Develop two versions: the control (A) and the variant (B). Ensure that they are identical except for the variable you’re testing.

👨‍🔬 Select Your Audience: Divide your audience randomly to ensure that each group is statistically similar. This division ensures that the test results are due to the variable, not external factors.

🏃‍♂️📊 Run the Test: Use tools like Google Analytics or specialized A/B testing software to run your experiment and collect data.

📈🔍 Analyze Results: Assess the data to determine which version performed better. Look beyond just the primary metric; sometimes secondary metrics provide valuable insights.

🛠️ Implement Findings: Apply the successful elements from your test to your marketing strategy. Remember, A/B testing is an ongoing process, so continue testing and refining.

❌ Common Mistakes to Avoid

🔢 Testing Too Many Variables at Once: This can make it difficult to pinpoint which change influenced the results.

⏰ Not Allowing Enough Time: Tests need to run long enough to gather sufficient data for reliable conclusions.

📉 Ignoring Statistical Significance: Ensure your results are statistically significant to make sound decisions.

Incorporating A/B testing into your startup’s marketing strategy is not just about executing a set of tasks; it’s about adopting a mindset of continuous improvement and learning. By effectively utilizing A/B testing, startup marketers can become strategic drivers of revenue, turning insights into action and experiments into growth opportunities.

Measuring What Matters

Running successful marketing campaigns demands a profound understanding of the metrics. In an age where the sheer volume of data out there can be paralyzing, we help you identify and track the metrics that matter to make informed decisions.

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Why Aren’t Your Webinars Working?

People rave about TED Talks, but social media is rarely abuzz with a “must-see” webinar. Learn how to improve your webinar strategy and enhance the experience for your participants.

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Around the Web

Startups That Slayed Their Content Marketing Strategy Use these real-life marketing examples from companies like Mint, David’s Tea, and Halo Top to inspire your next big growth campaign. Learn More

10 Strategies for Bootstrapped Startup Marketers Marketing on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the effectiveness of your strategies. From partnerships and social media to referral programs and community marketing, explore practical tips that’ll help you make the most of your limited resources. Learn More

Brush up on The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing Google offers a free, 40-hour course that covers everything from online strategy planning and Google ads to social media marketing. This course is ideal for both beginners and seasoned marketers looking to brush up on the basics. Take the Course

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