Karan Thakkar (@geekykaran) is not a marketer. He is a coder.
That gives him a unique perspective on marketing, especially since his first foray into marketing rightly earned him the title of amateur “growth hacker.”
Growth hacking is a way to grow a business/website/social profile as fast as possible with the least effort possible. It usually involves coding.
When I read the article on Medium, I immediately wanted to interview him to see if I could get any additional behind-the-scenes information on his Twitter growth strategies. Across a series of questions I sent him via email, he gave me a few gems on the specific tactics he used, and how he was able to hack the Twitter growth process.
1. Can you give us a quick idea of your background and why you wanted to grow your Twitter followers?
I am a part of the front end team at Crowdfire [a social media and content platform] … The reason why I wanted to grow my twitter audience/outreach was majorly because of a competition we had within the company called “Crowdfire Twitter Premier League.”