growth marketing tools

As growth marketers, it’s essential to align, prioritise, test and measure experiments – fast. This is the basis of any effective growth marketing framework.

This is made a lot easier by adopting a marketing stack that enables you to gather and make sense of insights quickly and rapidly deploy tests.

Fortunately, you don’t have to do this alone. Having used every growth marketing tool under the sun (and building our own!) we decided to share our top picks for the coming year.

Here we’ve collated our favourite growth marketing tools to help you accelerate the transition and make your marketing operations run as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Testing tools

1. Google Optimize

We’re big fans of Google Optimize here at TrueNorth. Not only is it free (up to a point) but it’s easy to use with few bells and whistles, making split testing fast to get started with.

As you’d expect, it connects seamlessly with your goals in Google Analytics and allows you to set up tests quickly in an intuitive editor.

What it does: A/B, multivariate, redirect testing and more.

Pricing: Free


  • Free to use
  • Easy WYSIWYG editor requires zero coding experience to use while also allowing raw HTML, JavaScript and CSS edits
  • Natively integrated with Google Analytics, Google Ads, and other Google solutions
  • Different versions for small and enterprise level businesses, tailored to their unique needs


  • Fewer deep editing features for experienced developers
  • Limited options for support

2. VWO

What it does: A/B, multivariate, split URL testing and much more

Pricing: Available on request


  • Offers both intuitive point-and-click what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) visual editors for marketing teams without coding experience, and powerful SDKs for product and engineering teams
  • Allows HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery changes, as well as JS/CSS library inclusion
  • Collect feedback in real-time using scalable on-page surveys
  • Deploy time-sensitive widgets such as modals and pop-ups on your website with no need for IT assistance
  • 24/7 support with average response time <1 hour
  • Used by leading brands like Disney, eBay, HBO, Domino’s, Ubisoft and more


  • May come with more features than you need
  • Potentially expensive

Personalisation tools

3. RightMessage

What it does: Personalise everything in depth from emails to sales pages

Pricing: $179 USD per month for full personalisation capabilities, 14-day free trial available


  • Point-and-click personalisation with no need to code
  • Works without slowing your website load time down by adding just a single line of code to your website
  • Learn more about who’s visiting your website, including their job role, industry, and size of their business
  • Sync survey data, segmentation, purchase history and more with email database integration
  • Includes CTA funnel templates to help you get started


  • Potentially expensive
  • Focuses solely on personalisation, unlike other multi-functional tools

4. Optimizely

What it does: AI-powered recommendations for how to personalise your marketing materials

Pricing: Free rollouts with limited features, prices of premium version available on demand


  • Personalise content using a drag-and-drop campaign editor – no need for IT involvement
  • Offer AI-driven content and product recommendations to your customers
  • AI predictive audience capabilities
  • Omni-channel campaigning functionality
  • Comes with many other features aside from personalisation


  • Full premium access to Optimizely features may be overkill for your company’s needs
  • Potentially expensive
  • Data-heavy, potentially less layman friendly

5. Proof

What it does: Convert visitors into leads and sales with a simple personalisation dashboard

Pricing: $29-299 USD per month depending on the size and needs of your business, 14-day free trial available


  • Simple language and easy to use dashboard interface suitable for the less tech-focused
  • Easy to set up by copying and pasting a line of code into the header of your website
  • Ability to send conversion events from your CMS via Zapier or a custom webhook
  • Change the timing, position, and display rules for each campaign with custom settings


  • May lack deeper features for engineers and developers

Message testing

6. Wynter 

What it does: Discover if your messaging is resonating with real people you market to with audience targeting 

Pricing: It varies, but we typically pay $300 – $700 per test (depending on audience seniority and volume of responses).


  • Message test your website, ad, and email copy to make sure it hits the mark
  • Learn more about target customers with customisable surveys
  • Test with verified B2B audiences, targeting by job title and industry
  • Receive feedback from ICPs on messaging effectiveness – results in just 12-48 hours


  • Aimed at B2B, potentially less to offer for B2C-focused businesses

CRO / landing page tools

7. Unbounce

What it does: Build landing pages, banners and popups 

Pricing: $90-225 USD per month depending on size and needs, 14-day trial available


  • Create pre-optimised landing pages with data from over 1.5 billion previous conversions to accurately predict what will work best
  • Generate content instantly with AI-driven copy assistance
  • Automatically send visitors to the landing page that fits them best
  • Assemble landing pages in just a few clicks with easy to use WYSIWYG editors 


  • Potentially fewer features for engineers and developers

8. Instapage

What it does: Build landing pages with features like built-in collaboration tools 

Pricing: $299 USD per month (or $199 USD per month with annual pricing)


  • Use an intuitive drag-and-drop designer to create landing pages without a developer
  • Includes personalisation, experimentation, visualisation, collaboration and speed optimisation tools 
  • Over 500+ layouts built and tested for conversion
  • Quickly scale pages with custom blocks that you can save, reuse, and update 


  • You may not need the other features included
  • Custom plans offered on demand may be expensive

9. Leadpages

What it does: Easily build landing pages, websites and more to help you effectively connect with your audience

Pricing: $27-59 USD per month with annual billing depending on package, 14-day trial available


  • Built-in conversion guidance to predict page performance before publishing
  • Unlimited lead collection and traffic – no payment caps on your success
  • Offers code-free drag-and-drop customisation templates
  • Unlimited page publishing capabilities


  • Potentially fewer features for engineers and developers 

Product analytics

10. Amplitude

What it does: Empower your team with self-service insight into how your customers think

Pricing: Free plan available, premium feature prices available on request


  • Explore behavioural data to determine high-value customers and most-loved features
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how customers experience your digital products by tracking engagement
  • Democratise data to remove barriers between teams and foster collaboration
  • Intuitive built-in data management dashboard integrates and governs all your sources


  • Limited features in free plan
  • Premium version potentially expensive

11. Mixpanel

What it does: Convert, engage and retain more users with powerful self-serve product analytics

Pricing: Free plan available, premium version starts at $25 USD per month


  • Compile interactive reports to answer any question, from which features are most popular to which behaviours are tied to long-term retention
  • Build retroactive funnels and analyse conversion rates in real-time
  • Simple workflows get you the answers you need in just a few clicks, no coding experience required
  • Connect Mixpanel directly to your existing data lake 


  • Potentially fewer features for engineers and developers

12. Heap

What it does: Uncover hidden friction and opportunities in the customer journey to build a better digital experience

Pricing: Free plan available, premium plan prices available on request


  • Displays every action by every user on your product or site with directions on which improvements will be most impactful
  • Automate behavioural data collection without the need for engineers
  • Includes powerful data science layer to sift through your dataset and pinpoint the most interesting events and behaviours
  • Low-code platform and visualisation tools help non-coder teams locate the insights they need


  • Some engineer involvement potentially required
  • Premium plans potentially expensive

13. Hotjar 

What it does: Understand how users behave on your website and what they need from you to improve the experience

Pricing: Free plan available, premium plans range from €39-389 per month


  • Study user actions as they engage with your product in real time with heatmaps, recordings, and surveys
  • Capture unbiased feedback in the moment with unobtrusive widgets
  • Analyse thousands of reliable responses at scale to give you a steer on what changes to make
  • Prioritised end-user privacy to keep your data safe at every step of the journey


  • Analytics focused, which may be a negative to those looking for a more holistic all-in-one tool

Marketing automation

14. ActiveCampaign

What it does: Level up your emails and drive growth with customer experience automation 

Pricing: $7.50-139.50 USD per month depending on package, free trial available


  • Built for both B2B and B2C companies
  • Easily set up a welcome series with segmented contacts, using simple workflows to automate work and save time
  • Intuitive CRM with email and sales automation built-in to keep all of your customer data organised on one simple platform
  • Free online training, customer support and migration


  • Potentially includes more features than you may need 

15. Hubspot

What it does: Create ‘delightful’ customer experiences with a powerful and simple CRM platform

Pricing: Free plan available, premium plans range from $45-3,200 USD per month


  • Includes all of the tools you need to conduct marketing, sales, content management and customer service from one CRM platform
  • Track ROI with revenue attribution reporting
  • Use new and existing customer data enable personalisation at scale
  • Automate cross-functional operations, manage data in bulk, and scale your efforts with simple workflows


  • Potentially expensive if you require ABM functionality
  • Not suitable if you already have an existing CRM you want to stick with

Growth automation

16. Dux-Soup

What it does: Target your prospects with personalised, automated LinkedIn outreach

Pricing: Free plan available, premium plans from £9.08-398


  • Engage with self-selected prospects on LinkedIn, from endorsing their skills to sending them multiple, delayed, and personalised direct messages
  • Retain full control and visibility of activities from your LinkedIn account in browser
  • Safely find qualified leads and free up valuable time and money by focusing on high value sales activity


  • LinkedIn automation only, other tools may be required for other platforms

17. Zapier

What it does: Move info between your web apps automatically with no code required

Pricing: Free plan available, premium plans range from £14.99-449.29


  • Finish routine tasks automatically, such as copying attachments from Gmail to Dropbox 
  • Easy to create new workflows with simple, fill-in-the-blank setup process
  • Choose from thousands of pre-existing templates or build your own custom workflows
  • Send emails, convert data, and much more with a growing list of built-in apps


  • Free plan has minimal features
  • Check software you use is compatible before signing up

18. Hunter

What it does: Find professional email addresses in seconds and make connecting with important people easier

Pricing: Free plan available, premium plans range from £36-293 per month


  • Type a name and instantly find the most likely email address for that person, with a percentage-based confidence score 
  • Save profiles to your leads, with options to export or synchronise with your CRM
  • Remove people you’re not looking for with type filters and options to list only personal or role-based email addresses
  • Check your findings against listed public sources and last discovery dates


  • 100% accuracy not guaranteed
  • Free plan has minimal features

19. GrowBots

What it does: Reach potential customers faster and more easily with an outbound sales platform that combines prospecting and outreach in one place

Pricing: $49-199 per month with custom packages available upon request


  • Reduce prospecting time to as little as 15 minutes a day and keep your pipeline full
  • Gain access to a tailored list of potential customers and their contact details instantly
  • Easily create personalised emails and schedule automated campaigns from one simple platform
  • Take advantage of a database that’s updated continuously, resulting in high email deliverability and a bounce rate below 10%


  • Potentially expensive depending on your requirements

20. Drift

What it does: Deliver exceptional, personalised customer experiences throughout the entire customer lifecycle 

Pricing: Prices available on request


  • Have personalised, automated conversations with customers in real-time, instead of asking them to fill out a form and waiting for follow up
  • Offers deep integrations with your existing sales and marketing platforms to turn every website visit into a personalised experience
  • Prioritise target accounts and gain access to the context and tools you need to reach out to the buying committee


  • Potentially expensive
  • Ensure existing platforms are compatible before signing up 

We hope the list of tools above will empower your team to discover strategies that succeed. Growth marketing is the future of marketing, so there’s no time like the present to start reaping the rewards of this innovative approach. 

And finally, if you’d like to centralise your growth marketing activity in one place, we have one final suggestion for your marketing stack…

Bonus: TrueNorth

With TrueNorth, you can track all of your ideas, experiments, and their performance under one roof – connected to your marketing objectives.

By projecting your growth, your marketing team and stakeholders can visualise the path between where you are and where you want to go. Crucially, you can then tie your marketing activity to your milestones to stay on track.

TrueNorth empowers your team to make the most of your growth marketing efforts, all in one place. If you’d like a free trial, you can get one here.

Still confused about why growth marketing matters? Learn more in our comprehensive resource list

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