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Anatomy of a Growth Marketer: Michael Cleyn, Shopify

Anatomy of a Growth Marketer is an ongoing blog series showcasing top talent in the field of digital advertising. When Shopify’s founder and chief executive, Tobi Lütke, told investors that “This company will never ever be limited by its ambitions,” he meant it. The commerce software business has rapidly made a name for itself through a number of timely innovations, smart acquisitions and going public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2015. What’s it like to work at a company […]

Audience Override Tables: Advanced Targeting for the In-House Advertiser

We’ve all heard the buzz words – “big data,” “ad tech,” “personalization,” “programmatic,” and “mobile” have been discussed in digital marketing articles and on industry event panels ad nauseum for the past couple of years. Why is everyone so fixated on these terms? Streamlining Campaign Management Just because consumers are spending increasing amounts of time online and on mobile, that doesn’t mean they aren’t still watching TV or using desktop. In 2015, advertisers have a ton of channels to monitor […]

Optimized Budgeting: Justify Your Facebook Ad Spend

Many marketers are reluctant to spend on ads until they’re sure that they’re investing in top-performing creatives and audiences. Optimized Budgeting automatically allocates budget to better-performing ads, and reduces budget to ads that are not performing well, therefore ensuring high ROI. It also evens the playing field so that ads get an equal chance out of the gate on Facebook. This increase in budget for individual ads requires sufficient data, so it won’t necessarily happen the hour after ads are […]

Move Fast and Have a Vision: A Product Manager’s Guide

Building a product is similar to setting out on a mission; it involves picking a destination (objective) and researching the right route (validating your idea). Seasoned explorers will often ask each other for tips and advice; with software, it’s important that you listen to your customers if you already have them — and talk to as many people in your target market as possible — about what gaps your product will fill and how you will need to close them. […]

Maintain the Balance: A Product Manager’s Manifesto

This is not a particularly newsworthy revelation, and certainly not the first time anyone has heard it: Facebook moves at a pretty fast pace. No matter what stage you look at in the evolution of Facebook, its rate of innovation has never been slow — and with the idea of “moving fast” at the core of the company’s internal cultural values, this comes as no surprise. At Nanigans, our challenge is to strike a balance between delivering Facebook’s product enhancements […]