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But good marketing pretty much always leveraged statistics. Growth hacking seems to be simply marketing applied to marketing itself - a rebranding to include the word "hacking", because word "hacking" is hot, and all the cool kids these days like it.

While good marketing leverages statistics, usually the marketing personnel themselves do not understand statistics. They'd turn to the engineers to design a landing page for them and to the data analysts to do the statistical modeling for them. They won't think of writing a script to work for them or build a program to handle their reporting.

In my understanding, a growth hacker should basically be able to do all that themselves in addition to having the more traditional marketing skills.

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