Today’s guest is the Senior Manager of Growth at DraftKings. He shares how to create winning ad creatives, how to get started with programmatic advertising if you are a founder and how the right onboarding flow can help you get better Day 1 retention rates.

Jon Lau is the Senior Manager of Growth at DraftKings.


2:26 – Creating ads for your users, not for you
9:48 – Programatic Advertising: budget needed and recommendations
13:31 – Effective tips in creating creatives and where to get inspiration
18:37 – Retention strategies to bring users back
22:51 – Overlooked marketing channels and what you should be doing more of
24:45 – As a UA lead, how to think ahead and innovate

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I started building apps in 2011 and my first app hit #8 under educational games. I started making a few hundred dollars a month, but had no idea what I was doing. Then in 2013 I decided to start a podcast so I could pick the brains of app creators that I admired including the co-founder of Shazam, Tapbots, Crossy Road, etc and that changed everything.

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