This sponsored post is produced by Startup Socials.

It’s not easy to launch a company. It’s not easy to make one grow. You’ve heard the stories. You know how most startups fail within a year, how difficult any kind of funding is to come by, and how the path to profitability keeps moving off the map.

Sure, companies can make it over startup obstacles and push through enterprise challenges with strategic online marketing best practices, startup methodologies, and growth hacking tactics. But you won’t read about these in any MBA textbooks. These ideas are new — and how to execute them effectively is even less understood.

Take growth hacking. You can’t just apply it to anything. If you take a startup without any growth to speak of, it won’t do you much good. It’s more a matter of fanning a flame that’s already there, not providing the spark for one. And if you’re an enterprise that’s really stagnated, or even has a declining user base, growth hacking won’t impress your shareholders.

But it can definitely work in the right situations. Take AirBnB and Dropbox, for example. You probably watched them become massive hits — seemingly overnight. Of course, there’s no shortage of people interested in getting those kinds of results.

They just need to learn how to do it. They need a place to study and practice these techniques, so whether they’re in a startup, mid-sized, or multinational company, they can do better. They can grow.

That place is the Growth Marketing Conference. It’ll be in San Francisco at Hotel Kabuki from December 2-4 of this year.

It is the only hands-on, tactically-actionable conference bringing together the sharpest minds in the industry to talk about just one, single, monumental issue: growth.

And if you make the wise decision to come, you’ll learn how to:

  • Quickly build the most effective marketing strategy for your business
  • Attract and convert paying users who won’t churn
  • Implement marketing-related programming and automation

It’s not just about what you’ll learn…it’s also about who is teaching:

Rand Fishkin built Moz into the leading inbound and search marketing research and analytics platform…all while donning the most awesome mustache on the West Coast (and that’s saying something). Rand will teach you The Art of Product Marketing.

Sean Ellis was an early Dropbox employee and now runs Qualaroo, an on-page survey company with advanced targeting. He’s also founder of and will teach you about Building the Ultimate Full Company Growth Marketing Team.

Hiten Shah built Crazy Egg and KissMetrics into industry leading web tools, and is always cooking up his next entrepreneurial venture. He’ll teach you Five Lessons Learned Growing Three Products.

While you’re there, you’ll meet leading professionals from companies like:

  • Google
  • Adobe
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Uber
  • Evernote
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Udemy

And to make sure you get to practice what you learn, we’re also hosting 6 growth-hacking workshops. You’ll get to choose from Lean Branding, Growth Hacking Fundamentals, Facebook Growth Hacking, Viral Growth, Marketing Gamification and Startup Sales.

To learn more about the Growth Marketing Conference and its speakers, visit their website. VentureBeat readers can save 20% off with code VB20.

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