How to grow like Canva

Andrianes Pinantoan | Head of Growth at AirTasker
Workshop dates

06 December, SYD




06 March, SYD




22 March, MEL




28 March, BRI




This expert is available for private and team coaching and in-company presentations.
Tiare Leahy
Marketing and Project Manager, AR Tech
Extremely worthwhile! Andre shared lots of valuable insights which I was able to directly apply to my business after the workshop. It was really helpful having an open discussion with Andre and the class participants to get feedback and discuss solutions for specific challenges I had. Highly recommend!
Marko Njavro
Cofounder, FlexCareers
Andre's experience and expertise provided us with several immediately actionable and high value insights with respect to our metrics, content and SEO strategy.

Course overview:

Growth is the lifeblood of every company and Andre Pinantoan is widely considered Australia’s top growth marketer. He developed and led strategies to grow Canva to more than 10 million active, monthly users and has consulted to other high-flying successes such as Tyro and Spaceship. Every business is unique and every growth strategy is different. In this one-day, small-group growth marketing course, you will learn from the best and work with Andrianes to develop sustainable repeatable strategies to grow your business. 

You will develop:

  • A framework to explore and analyse different customer acquisition channels and identify which are suitable for your business.
  • Understand how to develop ads that work and use SEO, SEM, content marketing and social media to grow quickly.
  • A high-performing on-boarding channel to activate your new customers. You'll learn to use customer reach and data to find your 'aha' moment and identify where and why customers drop off.
  • A plan to increase your customer retention metrics using CRM to segment user messages.
  • An understanding of the strategy behind customer referrals and develop tactics to increase the viral coefficient of your business.
  • The ability to structure your company so that every team member is focused on growth.

This workshop is suitable for:

  • Entrepreneurs and lead marketers who are ready to develop an advanced growth strategy for their business.
  • Investors, directors and advisors who want to learn how to better support companies think about and plan their growth strategies.

Workshop curriculum

Module 1: What is Growth? How to define and measure growth for your startup

  • Learn how to discover your Growth Northstar
  • Learn the growth-related metrics and how to calculate them
  • Learn basic analytics and research methodology

Module 2: Acquisition and Referrals

  • Learn the different channels to acquire users
  • SEM
  • Engineered virality
  • Conversion optimization
  • SEO, content strategy and social
  • Learn how to prioritize and test acquisition channels

Module 3: Activation

  • Learn how the framework to think about customer success
  • Learn how to identify friction points in your on-boarding
  • Learn how to onboard new users effectively

Module 4: Retaining Users

  • Learn how to think about your user journey
  • Learn how to use notifications - push, emails and in-app - to drive retention
  • Learn how to iterate on your product to drive retention

Module 5: Conclusion

  • How to structure your company so that every team member is focused on growth

Workshop logistics

This is a one day growth hacking workshop, limited to twelve participants. Andrianes delivers the course in person, weaving in real-life examples from Canva and others. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and develop a growth strategy for their business objective. This workshop is held in an awesome boardroom in the Sydney CBD and runs from 9am– 5pm with short breaks. Lunch and morning tea is provided.

Zambesi experts are available for in-house training and one-on-one coaching.

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