When I started business school at NYU Stern in the fall of 2005 my plan centered on taking every class in Bankruptcy & Reorganization, and Distressed Investing that I could. I took 3 elective classes in that area; Bankruptcy & Reorganization with Prof. Ed Altman, Case Studies in Bankruptcy & Reorganization with Prof. Max […]
Sales and marketing strategy and tactics.
This post is the fourth in a series I am devoting to the examination of viral marketing.1 I tried to define the term in Part I, and examined how Hotmail and Dropbox each grew, in Part II and Part III respectively. The formula in the image above is widely used to model the growth of users […]
Dropbox is another example of a product that has experienced remarkable growth since its launch. In this case study I will explore how Dropbox has achieved such rapid growth and try to identify strategic themes that other startups might consider for experiments centered around user acquisition and revenue growth.1 What is Dropbox? Dropbox is a personal […]
Hotmail is one example of a product that spread through the use of viral marketing techniques. This case study will cover the early days of hotmail, explore some of the underlying factors that led to its spread, and examine one model that has been used to model growth of its number of users.1 Ray Tomlinson […]
Recently, I have had to immerse myself into studying about viral marketing in order to understand some challenges faced by startups I am studying or assisting as part of my responsibilities at work. This series of posts on Viral Marketing is my attempt to document some of what I have learned.1 The term “Viral Marketing” […]