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The "Why" Behind Brand vs Performance Marketing

The "Why" Behind Brand vs Performance Marketing

Your goal should be to run your marketing organization with a test-driven framework that empowers long-term brand building *through* performance marketing itself.

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Volume vs Efficiency: Which Marketing Strategy is Right For You?

Volume vs Efficiency: Which Marketing Strategy is Right For You?

Your marketing success ultimately comes down to your goals, your risk tolerance, and employing a sound strategy regardless of whether it’s volume or efficiency-based. The key is to clearly outline your strategies and expectations and optimize your resources, time, and capital to give yourself the best opportunity for success. Remember that you and your growth partner must be on the same page or you might run into some very unpleasant conversations when it comes time to report on progress.

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4 Proven Marketing Strategies For Growing Crypto, Metaverse & NFT Startups

4 Proven Marketing Strategies For Growing Crypto, Metaverse & NFT Startups

With the rise of blockchain technology, a surge in innovation within the crypto and Metaverse space has also taken place. New platforms and applications are springing up, making waves in both the business and consumer worlds. The question is no longer who is the target audience for NFTs, crypto, and the Metaverse. Now, it’s how do we make marketing in these spaces successful.

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De-risking Decisions: Make more money from your big marketing bets

De-risking Decisions: Make more money from your big marketing bets

There comes a point in every growth journey where you have to make big bets and allocate large amounts of resources. The key issue then becomes doing so in a de-risked way. We created a super low-fi video for a pre-launch challenger startup. It incorporated elements that we had proven were resonating really well with the market, through really basic static design testing. Ultimately, the performance of this video beat out that of a $100,000 video.

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Marketing data isn't a panacea

Marketing data isn't a panacea

When we launch the test and we get the data back, we don’t look at it from a place of “OK, the data is X. What does this mean?” Instead, we’re able to evaluate the purpose of what we are looking at, and all the strategic associations we already know about it, and the first order principles behind it. 

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How amazing clients get the most from a creative agency

How amazing clients get the most from a creative agency

From the growth theory point of view, your biggest concern as a marketing leader should not be that a certain campaign might not work, but that you’re not being experimental and bold enough. That’s what should be keeping you up at night.

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The Ultimate System for Data-Driven Creative

The Ultimate System for Data-Driven Creative

The ACED framework can help you decide what’s truly worth keeping in your creative marketing audit. It’s more than just whether it’s performing. It’s how it’s performing. At Ladder, we’ve been using this framework for quite some time, and it’s been a huge asset to our company.

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The Importance of a Data-Driven Creative Engine

The Importance of a Data-Driven Creative Engine

A marketing team will always be stronger, more creative, and more efficient working collectively than they would alone. Understanding the power of the group and making sure that team members are working together is key to developing a system that will produce better strategies and maximize the best outcomes. Ladder has achieved this goal by creating and executing a system called the data-driven creative engine.

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How to Use Data-Driven Creative Testing for Better Strategy in Marketing

How to Use Data-Driven Creative Testing for Better Strategy in Marketing

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22 Creative Facebook Ad Design Tactics to A/B Test

22 Creative Facebook Ad Design Tactics to A/B Test

You only have 50 milliseconds to make a lasting first impression. To put this in perspective, it takes about 50 milliseconds to read the phrase "50 milliseconds" out loud--and yes, I timed it.

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How I Built Ladder’s Brand Identity From the Ground Up

How I Built Ladder’s Brand Identity From the Ground Up

Building a startup from the ground up is an exciting prospect. As the founder of a startup, it’s important to have a fleshed-out plan for growing your comp…

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A Quick Start Guide to Seasonal Marketing

A Quick Start Guide to Seasonal Marketing

Tis the season for seasonal marketing campaigns! We’re all used to seeing storefronts plastered with Halloween-themed ghouls and goblins, travel companies …

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Mastering creative testing in social media

Mastering creative testing in social media

Even with the boom of social media, where testing has become increasingly frictionless, creative testing has actually become more complex. The main is...

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How To Speak To Creatives – 7 steps to working with creatives

How To Speak To Creatives – 7 steps to working with creatives

Every business has creatives. These gifted team members are extremely valuable to your end goals as a company. Like every member of a team, creatives ...

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The Grandmaster’s Guide to Data-Driven Creative Testing

The Grandmaster’s Guide to Data-Driven Creative Testing

If you’re spending money on ads, you can’t afford to waste money on creative that’s missing the mark: not delivering learnings or profits. When used c...

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Creative Testing in Paid Search: Actionable Tips and Tricks

Creative Testing in Paid Search: Actionable Tips and Tricks

It’s clear that responsive ads are here to stay and optimizing their performance is an ongoing process of planning, testing, and iterating Below are b...

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How to Optimize Ad Copy For Maximizing Lead Conversions

How to Optimize Ad Copy For Maximizing Lead Conversions

Let’s say I’m running a Facebook ad campaign and I’m offering to give you a helpful ebook that will help you accomplish a business goal. Which Faceboo...

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UX Teardown: What We Learned by Auditing Our User Experience

UX Teardown: What We Learned by Auditing Our User Experience

Welcome to Part 3 of the Ladder 2017 Marketing Plan series! One of the easiest ways to find new things to test (or problems to fix) is to put yourself...

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