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Galvanize NYC, Growth Hacking Live: 40 hacks and shortcuts your startup needs to grow in 2016

August 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Growth Hacking Live: 40 hacks and shortcuts your startup needs to grow in 2016


About this workshop:

There’s a lot of terrible information in the social media/online marketing/growth marketing space. London-based Vincent Dignan returns to New York City to give one of his practical, actionable talks on sales and personal branding. You’ll learn how to quickly grow a community online, form a substantial pre-launch strategy, how to ensure your emails and tweets get seen/answered, create easy workflows, hack a content marketing strategy, and much more.

Attendants will leave with many practical methods that will be useful in executing a growth strategy (free) applicable to many industries, actionable immediately. This session will uncover the tips and tricks the big startups have used, as well as secret hacks Vincent has used with clients he has worked with at his agency, Magnific. This talk was voted best workshop at SXSW V2V 2015!


You’ll learn:

1. An introduction to the “hacker mindset” and how you can use it to quadruple your growth

2. A step-by-step on how to rapidly grow your social media communities and get free traffic/users/feedback from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

3. Outlining a perfect pre-launch strategy to gather emails so you have users on day one

4. A brief outline of how to hack PR coverage and some tactics to quickly boost your SEO

5. An overview of the most up-to-date tactics and software to enable efficient email marketing, sales, and productivity

6. How to build your marketing stack for just $9 a month

7. Everything you need to know about user experience in 90 seconds (yes, really)

** Read what other people, who have seen this talk recently, have been saying about it at Http://bitly.com/2016talks **

Target Audience:

  • Tech founders who want to get more users/traffic/revenue
  • People who want to build their personal brands
  • Bloggers who want a bigger audience
  • Community managers who want to do better


Workshop Schedule:

  • Introduction (5m)
  • Personal Branding strategy (25m)
  • Sales strategy (25m)
  • Software to use  (10m)
  • Finding your secret sauce (5m)
  • Conclusion (5m)
  • Questions (15m)


Meet Your Instructor:

London-based Vincent Dignan is a writer and professional speaker who helps grow early-stage companies through a combination of rapid social media growth, and guerrilla community management tactics. He founded planetivy.com & screenrobot.com. They have received nearly 20 million pageviews, while content he has overseen for other clients has received over 150 million page views so far. His growth hacks have seen companies go from zero to thousands of signups/followers/users virtually overnight.

His company, Magnific, beat 1500+ other startups to be accepted into prestigious accelerator Techstars London. He was asked by The Duke Of York to help his companies at Pitch@Palace 4.0 and boost social media on the night of the event at St. James’s Palace with The Duchess of York. He has been interviewed in Inc, New Statesman, TechCrunch, and The London Economist , and has written for the likes of Huffington Post and Tech City News. He put on secretsauceconference.com, a one-day conference to help London startup entrepreneurs boost their companies. It attracted 600+ attendees throughout the day and night event.

His company has driven thousands of followers, conversations, and signups for other startups. He has given talks at conferences and events around the world on content marketing, social media, growth hacking, and user acquisition. His “growth hacking in real time” talk was voted best talk at SXSW V2V 2015 in Las Vegas. He is the cover star of, and guest-edited, the February 2016 issue of “Disrupts” in London UK. He recently completed a 30-date speaking tour of the United States, speaking at 11 different cities, including AT&T conference in Austin (for SXSW 2016), UCLA, and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre (San Francisco). His first book, “Secret Sauce: A Growth Hacking Playbook” has raised over $75,000 on Indiegogo so far. If you’re looking to increase your users/traffic/revenue, you’ll like this. If you’re looking to get into digital marketing and don’t know where to start, you’ll definitely like this. And if you want to grow your business, you’ll LOVE this. Lots of actionable, practical advice: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/secret-sauce-a-step-by-step-growth-hacking-guide–2/x/14336784#/.



August 9, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Galvanize NYC Pop-Up
315 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013 United States


Galvanize NYC