5 New Tactics Koala Is Utilising To Successfully Grow

One of the fastest growing eCommerce companies in Australia is Koala and if you’ve been following our content, you’ll know we did an in-depth audit on how they grew their revenue from zero to $13 million in their first 12 months through a pretty impressive marketing strategy (see the 16 takeaways from that article here).

Successful growth teams never sit still and in the now very competitive mattress-in-a-box market we knew that for Koala to stay ahead as the market leader they must be experimenting with new growth ideas, tools and tactics and scaling up all the winning ones.

So a year later i’ve taken a look at 5 new tactics that Koala is using to successfully grow.

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9 Things That Stunt Business Growth (And What To Do About Them)

This article originally appeared as a guest post on ConversionXL.

One of the major benefits of working in a digital growth consultancy is that you get to see businesses across all industries and all stages of the business lifecycle trying to grow their companies.

Across these businesses, I see both good actions taken that really help a company grow but also a lot of common elements that really hinder growth.

In this article I will give you insight into 9 of the most common things I see that are holding businesses back from growing, and what i’ve done with clients to solve these issues.

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[Definitive Guide] How To Generate 1,000’s Of Positive Reviews & Then What To Do With Them

Reviews – they’re everywhere but some brands seem to excel at them and have 1,000’s of positive reviews, reaping the benefits of more effective marketing and brand building whilst others languish with hardly any reviews and poor star ratings.

So how do these brands that have nailed review generation do it, and what do they do when they get positive reviews to maximise the results from every marketing activity thereafter?

This definitive guide will take you through exactly how to ask for reviews, when to ask, how to automate the process so it can grow as you scale, and most importantly where you should be pushing your reviewers to leave their reviews. It will also take you through what you should do with all of your positive reviews once generated and how to handle the negative ones (which will pop up from time to time).

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Eliciting Good Reviews In An Industry With Notoriously Bad Service

Chris Out from Dutch Growth Hacking Agency RockBoost recently wrote a case study on a feedback generation strategy hack I used for one of my clients. Here it is, in full. This hack is just one hack from my Definitive Guide to Review Generation.

Let’s say you’re an Australian Broadband service provider, and although most of your competitors have awful customer service, yours is actually pretty good.

The problem is that people tend to assume you’ll have terrible service as well. They kind of project their preconceived notions of enmity on you in advance. Totally undeserved. Not fair.

So, how do you survive in such a parched and hostile land? How do you convince the masses that you’re different? How do you beat back the bias and become known for being the provider with exceptionally good service?

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How we grew Australian Ethical’s monthly super signups by 255%


This article originally appeared on Web Profits blog.

The agency I work for, Web Profits, launched Fluid Online Marketing last year with the aim of radically improving online marketing, and for a large number of clients – in a wide range of industries – it’s been a huge success.

With Fluid Online Marketing, clients get assigned a full marketing team (akin to an outsourced marketing team). Teams vary in size but usually include:

  • 1x Fluid Lead
  • 1x CRO Producer (covering CRO, PPC, Email & Design)
  • 1x Social Media Producer
  • 1x SEO Producer
  • 1x Content Producer

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