Tim Cakir

CGO @Planet of the Vapes | Founder @Tracking n Hacking | Advisor @Spitche | Keynote Speaker | Growth Consultant & Mentor

Barcelona, Spain (+01:00 UTC)Spanish, Turkish, French, Englishfrom Bordeaux, France
$100 / hour
15min30min60min
Available
95
Sessions
4.99
Rating
Expertise
Product management

As a COO, growth marketer, and marketing strategist, I’ve come in touch with product management as well, especially in my last job at Carts Guru, where I worked in strategising and launching a new marketing automation product. Product management, marketing, and growth hacking should always go hand in hand in order to achieve a successful product and market fit.


Email marketing

From marketing strategies to growth hacking experiments, I’ve used email marketing in multiple situations. This experience taught me the right time to send email communications, what language to use, and the various types of email campaigns to launch - from transactional emails to daily email automation.


Marketing automation

As a tool and technology freak, I’m always in search of the best tools to make my life easier. Moreover, while working for Carts Guru, I’ve strategised and launched a multichannel marketing automation tool for e-commerce.


Conversion rate optimisation

Thanks to my experience in marketing, sales, and growth hacking, as well as consulting for multiple startups and working in technology companies, I’ve gained much knowledge on best practices with regards to converting traffic into leads, especially with regards to inbound CR.


Bootstrapping

I’ve worked with many founders at the beginning of their journey. My knowledge and insights helped them bootstrap their startups by choosing the right tools, keeping staff and resources only where needed, gaining quick traction, looking for the right investment funds, and generally keeping their heads down to Earth.


Growth marketing

I discovered early in my career that the combination of sales, marketing, and technology paves the way to growth and success. Since then, growth hacking has become one of my biggest fortes and it’s something I will carry on doing throughout my entire professional life, from using it in practical contexts in my work to teaching about it in lectures or events.


Mindset coaching

I’ve always had a curious mind and a desire to constantly learn. In my work as a guest speaker and lecturer at university, I’ve been teaching others about growth hacking and other marketing activities. And, throughout these processes, I also learned to be a better coach and understand my audience and their needs better.


Product market fit

In my 10+ years of experience, I have been testing products, speaking with users about their problems and understanding how to best find solutions for them, and ensured all products I’ve worked with are answering the needs of the market. The last such challenge was with Carts Guru’s multichannel marketing automation product, a new and innovative software for e-commerce that required many answers for an accurate product market fit before launch.


Advice on funding

In the past 3 companies, I’ve worked for, I helped gather over 5 million USD in funding. For both Restb.ai and Talaia, we received 1.7 million EUR from the EU Commission’s Horizon 2020 fund - one that is not easy to receive and that requires extensive and detailed reporting. Finally, with Carts Guru, we got a total of 1.9 million USD in funding.


Technology and tools

I’ve been passionate about tools from a young age, always in search for the newest, best gadget or technology out there. Tool discovery, testing, and launching have been an integral part of my growth hacking career, and my work with various startups easily reflects my love and understanding of technology.


Sales

Started my career as a door to door salesman in the US and I’ve been involved from cold calling to deals closing. Bringing this experience to Marketing helped me scale outbound strategies both in marketing and sales, especially combining them together.


Mentor Toolkit
TweetDeck
over 7 years of experience

I used this tool for my personal Twitter. I would recommend a multichannel social media tool for your business, but if you’d rather work with Twitter only, the setup and use of the tool is easy.

Hootsuite
over 8 years of experience

I can show you how to start with Hootsuite and manage all your social media communications, from scheduling to tracking your posts. I can also help you define your social media strategy.

Optimizely
over 6 years of experience

This tool goes beyond A/B testing, as I can help you run experiments that increase conversions through personalisation, multivariate testing and also we can test what messages, imagery, and offers help increase conversion, retention, and lifetime value.

Google Tag Manager
over 5 years of experience

I’ve used this in every company and love it due to the fact that you can optimize your tags and ensure you’re tracking properly and have everything in one place.

Instapages
over 4 years of experience

Instapages is great to convert paid traffic into leads and beyond, into sales, due to its personalization, A/B testing, and landing page features. We can together deploy landing pages to experiment and validate ideas.

LinkedIn
over 4 years of experience

I’ve worked a bit with LinkedIn video ads for B2B products and a few in-mail ads. In b2b the video ads can perform well. Again, not a big fan as we can easily growth hack this ;)

Adwords
over 7 years of experience

Not my expertise, as I believe more in growth hacking and organic traffic, but I can help you setup your account if you so wish. I still would recommend that we look at other opportunities where the ROI would be higher.

Asana
over 5 years of experience

My favourite task management tool. I’ve helped setup Asana in many companies, as it offers many features, from timelines to different projects, and so on. Also, I completed all of their certifications.

ClickFunnels
over 4 years of experience

You can easily setup funnels and landing pages with Clickfunnels to generate leads and increase your revenue. Don’t worry, I will help you with the proper setup.

Autopilot
over 6 years of experience

I can help you setup some great email automation with Autopilot (even tho Hubspot still remains my favourite). We can strategise and deploy a marketing automation strategy in a very short time.

Google Analytics
over 7 years of experience

I helped setup Google Analytics in every company I’ve worked with, as it gives a great overview on your website’s traffic, engagement, and conversion rates.

Ahrefs
over 4 years of experience

A good tool for SEO analytics: keyword research, backlink research, finding the right opportunities for you. I can help you dig into the data and find the next steps for your SEO strategy.

Mixpanel
over 5 years of experience

Mixpanel is great for retention and product analytics. However, it is a bit more difficult than Heap to setup, but I can easily help you out and determine your custom Mixpanel setup.

Google Data Studio
over 4 years of experience

This is a great tool to build dashboards with. I can help you create the best dashboards to track your business and growth. I personally use Databox instead.

Hotjar
over 5 years of experience

Another one of my favourite tools. We can setup up heatmaps and funnels, as well as track poll and form responses with Hotjar, in order to make data-informed decisions that lead to successful businesses.

Intercom
over 5 years of experience

I’ve used Intercom many times to launch efficient communications with customers, from one time communications to customer support. An easy and intuitive tool, Intercom is great for everything messaging related.

Semrush
over 5 years of experience

I’ve worked with many SEO and keyword analysis tools, but SEMRush is probably my favourite. SEMRush not only gives you SEO insights on your own business, but you can track competition, optimize content on your website or blog, and analyse in-depth metrics.

Klipfolio
over 3 years of experience

Create custom dashboards to see the health of your company and different departments. I’ve used Klipfolio quite often and can help you build dashboards that enable you to make data-informed decisions.

Heap
over 3 years of experience

Another one of my favourite product analytic tools, where you can dig deeply into product metrics, build user funnels, and optimize retention and activation. Heap is great in informing your business and helping you take the right decisions.

Salesforce
over 8 years of experience

I am not the biggest fan of Salesforce and moved many companies switch from Salesforce to Hubspot due to the high pricing and difficulty of use -> Hubspot has always been my go-to.

Hubspot
over 6 years of experience

I am a Hubspot expert and big promoter of Hubspot. I’ve brought Hubspot in over 10 companies that I’ve worked with, and know the application from bottom to top.

ActiveCampaign
over 3 years of experience

I can help you setup your Active Campaign account and automate your marketing, as well as start SMS and email marketing campaigns. Also, I can help you strategise your automation strategy.

Chief Operating Officer
Carts Guru
San Francisco, United States
- present

As a COO in Carts Guru, I worked on a variety of activities aimed at growing and improving the company, its value proposition, and the smooth running of daily tasks. As responsible with the management, strategy, and operations of the entire company, I developed and ran a business strategy that changed the face of the company’s operations, as well as worked extensively on the launching of Carts Guru’s new multi-channel marketing automation product. - Established and developed a fully functional marketing department - Launched and iterated different meeting, management, and documentation styles to see what suits the company best - Successfully launched our new multichannel marketing automation product for e-commerce due to extensive researching, planning, and testing of our market - finding the right product-market fit - Constantly overviewed project and task deliverability from the departments, with an emphasis on the marketing and U.S market ones. - Prepare and lead the design of investment pitch decks, strategise around them, as well as present them to investors.

Startups
B2B
SaaS
E-Commerce
CEO & Founder
Tracking n Hacking
Barcelona, Spain
- present

A Full Stack Growth Agency! TnH will help your business grow with a hands-on, innovative, and creative attitude. Our approach to Growth Hacking relies on testing and experimenting. This way, it's easier to know what works for your business and what doesn't.

Startups
B2C
B2B
SaaS
Digital Agencies
Advisory Board Member
Spitche
Barcelona, Spain
- present

Spitche is an advertising technology software, where brands build social media-based loyalty programs and use their community to increase reach and engagement organically.

Startups
B2C
B2B
SaaS
E-Commerce
Head of Growth Marketing
Restb.ai
Barcelona, Spain
-

Brought in to oversee a major marketing programme as well as develop and deliver training programmes for tools like Asana Task Management software, HubSpot, Heap Analytics, Databox and more. This role also involved creating a digital growth strategy with the Chief Growth Officer and on-boarding new team members. - Defining digital marketing strategy, including developing new marketing management processes - Engaged as speaker at events to promote Restb.ai as a company - Delivering improved ROI through creation of new low-cost content marketing strategies - Involved in structuring business to prepare for growth and higher levels of inbound business - Streamlining processes to make the business leaner, fitter and more proactive - Developed new strategies including HubSpot Marketing Automation and Search Marketing

Real Estate
Startups
B2B
SaaS
Chapter Leader
Online Geniuses
Barcelona, Spain
- present

Online Geniuses is one of Barcelona’s premier community groups for digital marketers and those involved various areas of the tech industry. As Chapter Leader, I lead the fastest-growing tech-world meetup communities in Barcelona. - Promoting group through blogging and multi-channel marketing - Being interviewed on the latest developments in digital marketing for podcasts and for blogs

Other
Head of Marketing
Talaia
Barcelona, Spain
-

Through maximising the potential of growth marketing, I delivered a lasting influence on the business. This included delivering exemplary revenue growth since start-up. I also improved delivery of Talaia’s offering by reducing sales cycle thus enabling sales team to on-board new customers. Also, delivered greater automation of marketing processes and campaigns delivering vastly improved ROI. - Utilised HubSpot automation to improve sales conversion - Introduced new CRM and tracking tools to develop new “data driven” leads - Led re-branding of company from logo through to responsive website

Startups
B2B
SaaS
Digital Marketing Manager
Zest Media Group
London, United Kingdom
-

- Customize brand positioning and benefits to a trade audience, tailor right messaging to right audiences - Build marketing plans to support marketing and sales objectives - Manage allocation of limited trade marketing resources – money and time – to highest ROI activities in short and long term - Plan which shows Zest should attend, sponsor in conjunction with Brand X Managers - Build relationships and negotiate with conference & event organizers - Manage trade side of social media, influencer marketing, trade advertising & other channels as relevant

Tourism
Retail
B2C
Digital Agencies
Media Production
American InterContinental University
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Bachelor's Degree

Business Management
West Los Angeles Gollege
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2-year college degree in Business Management

Adwords
Google

The Google Ads certification is a professional accreditation that Google offers to individuals who demonstrate proficiency in basic and advanced aspects of Google Ads. A Google Ads certification allows individuals to demonstrate that Google recognizes them as an expert in online advertising.

Inbound Certification
Hubspot

Discover the fundamentals of inbound, the inbound methodology and the flywheel and learn how to apply them to your business. The Inbound Certification Course teaches you how to run a successful inbound business, from marketing to sales to services.

Squared Online
Google

Squared Online is the award-winning digital marketing leadership course developed with Google.

Build Websites from Scratch
Codecademy

Learn to build and deploy professional websites from scratch using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and GitHub in this 10-week program

Growth Hacking Crash Course
Growth Tribe Academy

Rapid & intensive training on the fundamentals of Growth Marketing This two-day intensive course will teach you the fundamentals of a new approach to driving rapid and sustainable business growth. You'll discover a new way of working that will transform you into an agile, data & results-driven professional. You will get introduced to our proprietary frameworks for full-funnel rapid experimentation. You will try your hand at cutting-edge marketing techniques and tooling and bring your own ideas to life with over 40 peer-based exercises. You'll understand how to grow faster than the competition and your mindset will change, forever.

AI for Marketing & Growth Course
Growth Tribe Academy

Practical training on the applications of A.I. in Marketing. No coding required. The 2 Day A.I. for Marketing & Growth course will teach you how to extract insights from your existing data volumes. We made the course code-free so that you can focus on executing and applying A.I. to your marketing strategy right away. During the course, you will be introduced to tools and resources and start working with A.I. through several hands-on exercises. By leveraging A.I., you will not only become more data-driven but also gain a competitive advantage in your field.

Reviews (49)
Mikhail Larionov
1 session
1 Apr 2021

We talked with Tim about different ways to grow our SaaS B2B product, launch our Shopify plugin, find early customers and more. Discussed our current strategy and validated some ideas. All in all, very helpful and lots of insights in such a short period of time. Much appreciated.

Andra Coros
1 session
26 Mar 2021

Very friendly and extremely helpful, Tim added so much value to our call. Even if he didn't have all the info about my issue, he came up with practical ideas on the go. Very happy to chat again.

Jorge Higueras
1 session
22 Mar 2021

Tim solved in a matter of minutes questions that I had spent days trying to solve by myself. He clearly knows the different tools available and which ones to pick for different use cases

Oskar Söderlund
1 session
15 Mar 2021

Great tips on how to use Notion for business :-) Thanks for the chat!

Rafa Ferrer
1 session
4 Mar 2021

Great talk! I got very valuables insights and he has helped me to organize my ideas and execution plan. Thanks Tim!!

Foti Panagiotakopoulos
2 sessions
26 Feb 2021

I had a great chat with Tim about process management and what to watch out for when considering switching to Notion. Tim's incredibly fluent in all things Notion. I'd place in in the top .2% in the world of Notion power users if I had to guess.

David Kraus
1 session
25 Feb 2021

I send an enormous virtual high-five to Tim in appreciation for the time he took to discuss thoughts and strategies on an e-commerce business idea that I have been wanting to ‘take flight’ for a long time. All my basic e-commerce queries were addressed with concise ideas and suggestions and bolstered with real-life experiences and examples. Tim also provided a wealth of informational sources for additional learning. Follow-up discussions and creativity sessions are in the works, very nice!

Arthur Richards
3 sessions
24 Feb 2021

Great mentor.

Selin Gunsur
1 session
17 Feb 2021

I booked a call with Tim with a challenge that I've been struggling with for a while. He took the time to really understand what I'm trying to achieve, what I'm offering to potential clients and worked with me to come up with ideas that would solve my problem. I felt like we're a team working towards the same goal! What else can you want from a mentorship? :)

Kenny Yeung
2 sessions
9 Feb 2021

Always an enjoyable time with Tim. Understands the time horizon of the meeting so provides all the specified details needed during and helpful links for you to proceed forward in your journey.

Arthur Richards
3 sessions
8 Feb 2021

Always phenomenal and helps to make the process of automation so much easier!

Fayez Rawas
1 session
5 Feb 2021

Tim is fantastic! I just finished my 1st mentoring call with him (and 1st call in general) and we had a great conversation. Originally he had answered my request for help in putting together an online portfolio so he gave me great tips on that and recommended a framework that will help me put everything together. We also spoke about the new role that I'll soon be starting at a SaaS startup and Tim helped me understand the role even better and reframed the way I should approach it. That alone was worth the call. You could tell immediately that he's very generous with his knowledge and his time (took time away from shopping with his family to have the call with me) and that he knows what's up. Tim, thanks again! Excited to reconnect :)

Guy Hobbs
2 sessions
5 Feb 2021

Pros of Tim: > Incredibly knowledgeable > Super friendly > Uber generous with his time > Great bloke > A real motivator Cons of Tim > Tim has no cons > Book > A > Session > With > Him

Hal Zeitlin
1 session
3 Feb 2021

Tim rocked my world and saved the day. I am about to start a new endeavor and had no idea how to communicate/set expectations to set up everyone for success. Tim showed me how to be a leader in marketing, and then we went into actual product differentiation in a meaningful way. Go Tim!

Arthur Richards
3 sessions
3 Feb 2021

Was extremely helpful and gave great insight for a beginner.

Allison James
1 session
1 Feb 2021

Tim was very helpful with Clickfunnels. We had no knowledge of it and we ended the call with an understanding of how we could make that platform work with what we were looking for. He also suggested other options which were great to know. Looking forward to working with him again.

Peter Murphy Lewis
2 sessions
29 Jan 2021

2nd time talking to Tim. Always great, that is why I am addicted. Great, succinct, critical, helpful.

George Yu
1 session
22 Jan 2021

Tim is a lot of fun to talk to and has great experience both as a brand builder and as a consumer! He understands ecomm and consumer psychology and gives great feedback on improving your brand!

Susan Goh
1 session
18 Jan 2021

Enjoy talking to Tim! It was a great session to have. I have a better understanding after talking to him. Thank you!

Dan Thompson
1 session
17 Jan 2021

The call with Tim was awesome. He knew exactly what we should be doing and gave practical advice on how to rapidly deploy some tools to address our growth needs. Would highly recommend him to anyone!

Ashok Kola
1 session
15 Jan 2021

Tim is the Best, that's it. He has 360 view in all aspects.Thanks for being very kind and patient Tim.

Kenny Yeung
2 sessions
15 Jan 2021

Awesome guy to talk to for constructive criticism in terms of your website. Keep you accountable for what you set out to achieve, will book again!

Petra Paraschiv
2 sessions
13 Jan 2021

Tim's insights were really useful. He shared from his experience and was open to sharing his own processes that he implemented with his team. Examples are always useful.

Petra Paraschiv
2 sessions
13 Jan 2021

Talking with Tim is always insightful. He has a really positive attitude and it easy to ask him questions. He helped me in defining a process for my marketing projects and optimizing my work.

David
2 sessions
9 Jan 2021

5 stars!!

David
2 sessions
9 Jan 2021

Tim is a real professional and an amazing person! Highly recommended!

David Kellerman
1 session
14 Dec 2020

What a fun guy to speak to. Loved his energy, had a good dynamic in the call. He was thinking on the fly to see what would work for my business in special. Stuff he give was actionable, but the best take-away was, simply focus on your customer, and stay customer-centric. Looking forward to a future chat!

Positive John 🔎📈💰
1 session
12 Dec 2020

I have 1:1s with Tim every month, it's great to grab his mind to get guidance on the right tools available in the market to solve problems I face with Growth Teams and in between Product <> Marketing.

Ben G
1 session
12 Dec 2020

Tim is super friendly and helpful. Great sounding board for your ideas!

Peter Murphy Lewis
2 sessions
5 Dec 2020

Great advice, focus, prioritize, track. Strategy, tools! Great stuff. Thanks Tim

Guy Hobbs
2 sessions
5 Dec 2020

Tim is next level! I always give pretty good reviews because the people on Growth Mentor are so awesome – BUT, Tim was something else. So patient, so friendly and so knowledgeable. Massive thanks and cannot recommend him highly enough!

Kamel Weiss
1 session
9 Oct 2020

Had a great session with Tim, gave me interesting frameworks to follow with the team to optimize conversions. Very effective chat, thanks Tim!

Tam Nguyen
1 session
22 Aug 2020

Tim is such a cool person and very knowledgable. I feel very at ease when talking with him, feeling like a good friend. He also gave me very valuable tips and advice to take advantage of Google Tag Manager. I highly recommend him!

Max Corbeau
1 session
3 Jun 2020

Absolutely loved my 1st call with Tim: lots of ideas to drive our growth. More sessions with him to come for sure.

Luis Camacho
1 session
11 May 2020

Tim was great on our call! He shared a lot of knowledge that my client was able to take and implement. His knowledge of product analytics is very apparent and would definitely recommend him!

Peter Saghegyi
2 sessions
19 Mar 2020

Very useful session. Tim was, as always, patient to hear me out and we ended up with a homework for me to do.

Spyros Tsoukalas
1 session
18 Mar 2020

A-MA-ZING session. Great ideas and inspiration. Great understanding and fresh approach. I appreciate that he took some of his precious time while quarantined to talk to us. Highly recommended.

Foti Panagiotakopoulos
2 sessions
13 Mar 2020

Awesome call with humble Tim as usual. He really knows his stuff when it comes to growth and is honestly good fun to talk. Great sense of humor :)

Peter Saghegyi
2 sessions
3 Mar 2020

I had a great session with Tim. He's an easy-going guy who could provide ready-to-use tips for my problem. If you have an online campaign issue, I highly recommend to contact him.

Victor Leal
1 session
27 Feb 2020

Tim is a force a nature! He not only understood the conversion challenges we had but also helped us diagnose the problem with actionable strategies . I was impressed by his ability to generate INCREDIBLE insights and to ask the right questions at every step. He was SUPER committed to adding value to our company and demonstrated that he truly CARES about the outcome. 👏

Laura Schmidt
2 sessions
25 Feb 2020

Tim is very knowledgable in is field! An very patient :D

Jessy Conflon
1 session
20 Feb 2020

Really enjoyed the session with Tim! He shared loads great actionable tips, especially around LinkedIn automation and cold email sequences. I will definitely have another session with Tim!

Balazs Farago
1 session
5 Feb 2020

Tim was really helpful. First I explain about our business. It tooked 10-15 min. Than Tim gave me very good tactics about what to do. He challanged some assumptions what I had and helped me to think out of the Box. This was really good experience. So if you feel you are running the same circles for a while and need someone to stop you and give some fresh opinions Tim would be a good mentor! Thanks Tim

Matthew Hammon
1 session
30 Jan 2020

Tim was very insightful and helpful in providing advice on Product Analytics. I enjoyed our conversation and look forward to working with him.

Olivia Huppman
1 session
27 Jan 2020

Tim has a great grasp of email analytics. He helped me figure out some strategies for testing and measuring marketing campaigns that I will definitely implement. I learned a lot, and look forward to future conversations!

Helder Esteves
1 session
24 Jan 2020

Amazing mentorship. 5*. He was able to give very concrete advice with actinable steps on a very abstract topic, which is really hard to do. Thank you so much Tim!

Graig Peterson
1 session
20 Jan 2020

I learned more about growth in 60 minutes chatting with Tim Cakir than I had in several months of reading on my own. The man is a veritable source of landing page wizardry, from Google Tags to Hotjar to thinking through my funnel. I particularly valued how he could zoom in to specific, actionable tactics for my landing page, and the zoom out to consider how certain product features would impact my customer persona's journey through the entire funnel process. He was also an expert guide through several free tools and also a patient listener able to take in everything I was saying about my business and pinpoint ways to improve growth given where our startup was on the journey to launch. Talking with Tim was a very valuable experience that changed my approach going forward. Seek him out and prepare to be amazed. Great session!

Jon Wilks
1 session
15 Jan 2020

Tim was excellent, he gave me a ton of ideas to think about, a variety of different frameworks to research as well as a number of tools to investigate to help us achieve our goals, thanks for your time Tim and speak soon!

Laura Schmidt
2 sessions
14 Jan 2020

I was very happy with the advice I got from Tim and am already looking forward to another call to discuss what I've implemented. Tim helped me get an overview of various online marketing tracking platforms and how to best make use of each of them. I really appreciated the checkup he did on my GTM setup prior to our call and was grateful for the encouragement!