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    Discover the best growth hacking and creative marketing ideas for the FMCG sector. If you want to know how to implement growth hacking methodology for your FMCG business, you're in the right place. Marketing campaigns and experiments focused on customer acquisition and retention, the best-known campaigns from the most creative coaches in the world and the key implementation of growth methodology.





    Create a playful experience through your product

    Snack brand Ruffles used AR to create Amigo AR game, a game that encouraged teamwork using mobile camera. As result, sales up 43% and users engaged with the app for an average of six minutes every day

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    A contest is very useful to make your new brand known

    Alimpex wanted to boost awareness of Manhattan—its New York City-inspired ice cream brand—during the summer by getting audiences excited about a promotional contest. So the brad asked digital marketing agency MarketUP to help it create engaging ads to build a buzz around Manhattan ice cream and promote the contest.

    Sergio Lopez Sergio Lopez

    Make your market bigger

    According to WARC 100 research, the brand Ariel significantly lagged behind their competition in India both regarding position and sales, which required a redefinition on the Indian market. The campaign, titled “Share the load,” whose word had a cultural significance concerning including men in the household, has received an incredible result. 1.57 million men have “pledged” to take part in housework, and Ariel has increased their sales 105%.

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    A good thing is twice as good if it is brief

    The more you simplify the message you want to convey, the better. Can you think of a way to advertise your product with a single image and phrase? What if you manage to use a partner and do a perfect combo out of your products?

    Sergio Sergio

    Healthy substitute

    Presenting your product as a healthy alternative can help you attract customers who are trying to quit a bad habit. Can your product be used as an alternative to a bad habit? How would you present it?

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    Show your value in a unique way

    Does your product help your customers achieve their goals? Can you think of a way to show them how far they can go thanks to you in a unique and special packaging that immediately grabs attention? Creativity can be a key here!

    Sergio Sergio




    Does growth hacking apply to Fast-Moving Consumer Goods? Can the FMCG industry actually implement a growth methodology and active experimentation framework? 

    Growth hacking is a relatively new focus in the marketing field, which focuses on company growth. The goal of its extremely effective methodology is to quickly test ideas that can improve the customer experience before investing a lot of resources, copy and expand ideas that can work, and modify or abandon those that don’t work. 

    First, we start with metrics to measure growth of our FMCG corporation. The key metrics should always be the ones that best deliver growth to your FMCG, like the number of products purchased per customer on average, study how costs are distributed in the value chain or stand out the products with the best rating among customers.

    Once we know which metrics are the most important ones, it is time to set goals. Goals should be SMART, and these are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely.  Achieving an increase in sales of product X by 10% in the next two months will be a good starting revenue goal. Increasing presence in digital marketing for sales campaigns or seeking to attract a certain sector  could be valid starting goals for the company. We have to think of goals as a desired increment, or  decrement, of your key metrics.

    Any KPI that brings us growth, customer commitment (think daily buyers per product),purchase of additional insurance or anything that brings direct revenue could be measured as growth metrics.

    When we already know what brings us growth, which KPIs to focus on and also, what are the SMART goals associated with them, it is time to design or ideate growth drivers. Growth drivers are hypothetical ways to achieve our goals, and we will be validating or rejecting them through small campaigns, called experiments.

    The ultimate marketing goal of any content strategy is quite simple, capturing the attention of a target audience.

    Many consumer products are similar in almost all characteristics, packages with the same shapes and sizes, the greatest differentiation is usually found in the brand. Well, they are products with low involvement, which indicates that the buyer may be acquiring them only out of habit. How can we get our brand to attract consumers who are currently in other brands? Can digital marketing benefit our FMCG company? ¿Can we use direct marketing for example to take advantage? Is maybe remarketing the correct way to do it?

    Consumers in rural areas usually buy goods from nearby towns and villages. Recently, consumers’ buying behavior has shifted to local purchases, which has prompted people to conduct better local promotional activities locally in order to establish brand awareness in small towns. Fast-moving consumer goods play an important role in the economy because they are inelastic products that touch all aspects of consumers´ lives. Can companies that provide fast-moving consumer goods to rural communities take advantage of the lack of competition for such products in those areas?

    By providing valuable content to interested consumers, it becomes easier to translate compelling sales messages. Unfortunately, knowing the right channels, methods, and types of content that resonate the most boils down to a "love at first sight" strategy. What works for one brand may not work for another brand because it depends on your only audience.

    You need to take the first step.

    But how can we do it? How to differentiate yourself from the rest? What is the success strategy for my products? How can I lower my current costs even while increasing production and sales?

    All these and more questions are what we have to answer to find the right marketing strategy, answering them from small tests that allow us to have a global vision of the most important thing: What can make us GROW.

    Finally, learnings. Learnings are essential to document in order to know what worked in the past and what to avoid repeating. You should have a regular feedback cycle and track your learnings consistently.

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