CMO Leadership with Ty Hayes

Dive into the insights and strategies of award-winning Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Ty Hayes and leading CMO's and experts.


62. Sean Ellis Decodes Growth Hacking | Discover what growth hacking is, how to build a growth team, and how to accelerate sustainable growth for your organisation

Sean Ellis, author of the book Hacking Growth, and founder of the growth hacking movement joins us on the podcast today. 

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • What growth hacking is and how its central themes of measuring, analysing and testing stem from the heart of marketing innovation 
  • How growth hacking extends beyond the traditional boundaries of marketing and requires cross-functional alignment to unlock new levers of growth 
  • What value means from a growth hacking perspective and how this understanding can create seismic shifts in the way organisations set sustainable growth metrics and deliver products/services
  • The importance of North Star Metrics to focus a team on delivering the ultimate customer value
  • What roles you need on a growth team and why it’s important to start small and then scale 
  • Why Sean suggests that growth teams shouldn’t report into marketing and where they should report instead
  • Find out how to gain organisational buy-in for growth hacking methods and foster a growth culture.

Discount code to see Sean live in Sydney/Melbourne in March-April 2024

Thanks to the crew at Unlocking Growth we have a discount code (for Australian listeners only) to participate in one of the Sean Ellis Unlocking Growth events at Melbourne or Sydney taking place in March-April 2024.

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Enter the discount code: Ty-GROW-34

Grab the Companion PDF Guide

As always, we’ve done the hard work of taking notes for you, so you don’t have to. To access the companion to this show, head to our website, look out for this episode and download the 3-4 page PDF summary of our conversation with all the tips and strategies laid out in an easy-to-read format. 


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About the Show

Are you striving to build a high-performance marketing team that accelerates growth for your organisation?

This podcast is designed specifically for marketing leaders seeking to optimise their team’s performance to drive unparalleled results.

Tune in to:

  • Unlock secrets from top CMO’s on how they’ve crafted dynamic marketing team structures and built modern capabilities
  • Discover agile marketing practices that can triple team productivity and slash time to market
  • Learn the leadership principles and strategies to drive change, create a high-performance team culture and boost staff engagement.
  • Gain insights from interviews with leadership experts and authors, and marketing leaders from accross all industries including Uber, ABC, Calendly and EY.

Your Host – Ty Hayes

Ty is an award-winning former CMO turned business founder, who built and led the #1 marketing team in Australia (AMI Awards) and was ranked the #10 CMO in Australia (CMO50) whilst CMO for a global university. Ty now hosts this podcast and runs Growth Generators with the mission to help CMOs build modern marketing teams that drive growth.