• Growth Hacking Department
    We help entrepreneurs, startups,
    and small businesses accelerate and grow.

A little about us

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Startups are designed for astronomical growth, they aspire to grow at least 30 percent month over month while large companies are satisfied with just 5 percent year over year. While traditional marketers at big companies try to move the needle by a few percentage points, startup marketers need to figure how to grow 1000x from a much smaller (sometimes nonexistent) base. Startups don’t know who their core customer base is or why they would buy the product, they are unsure what marketing channels work best. Startups must educate their prospective customers and acquire them at the same time. At Criminally Prolific we defy conventional wisdom, think analytically, outside the box, and employ a lot of creativity to significantly increase your company’s core metrics.

What our clients say


"As a start-up with a consumer product, creating awareness about our company was priority 1, 2 and 3. Dmitry has been more than instrumental in helping us spread the word and build our brand in the marketplace, he has become a critical part of our team. His can-do attitude coupled with his persistence, creativity, and resourcefulness makes him a potent force. Most importantly, he has delivered results - results that have exceeded our expectations."
Phong Ly, CEO and Co-Founder of iSeeCars.com

"Dmitry is a dynamo. He's been a critical part of our growth from product launch to present day. For each step of the way from idea to reaching millions of users, he has helped us shape our product direction, understand our customers, and relentlessly worked to move us forward. He's constantly collecting first-hand feedback and insights from customers which have directly impacted all the strategic decisions we've made. Without this lens into our user base, we'd be a lot less focused on what matters most."
Luke Wroblewski, CEO and Co-Founder of Input Factory

"I didn't know what to expect when we started working with Dmitry five months ago. What exactly IS a growth hacker? And what could he really do for us? To say he has been transformational is an understatement. He is smart, tenacious, and dedicated to getting results for the clients he works with. He pushes us (even when we don't like it!) and has delivered us opportunities we've been chasing for years. He is a disruptive force of nature."
Jen Reddy, SVP, Global Marketing at Communispace Corp

"Working with Dmitry has been a pleasure. He has a great sense for the types of stories people actually want to read and the publications that may actually find those stories interesting."
Chris Savage, CEO and Co-Founder of Wistia

"As a marketer and publicity expert Dmitry is a force of nature. When I first met him his friendly smile and quiet voice had me wondering if he was up for the tough challenge of building a brand for us in a noisy marketplace. I couldn't have been more excited to see that he was anything but quiet. His consistent attention to detail and 'can-do' attitude are invaluable."
Richard Banfield, CEO and Founder of Fresh Tilled Soil

"I've authored 10 patents and been part of 6 successful start-ups but TRACTION is what propels a new venture forward. And Dmitry is a total animal when it comes to generating traction. He has the connections, savvy, and drive to help us move forward. He's been an essential member of our team during this pre-Seed phase."
Marc DeJohn, Lead Engineer, Biomeme, Inc.

"We brought Dmitry in to our startup to get some feedback on our platform, and then he turned our world up-side-down - in the best possible ways. He asked us the hard questions and made us re-think our onboarding approach. He helped guide us away from explaining "how it works" toward answering "why would a customer want to use this?" I would highly recommend Dmitry to anyone looking to maximize their customer engagement."
Jeff Flynn, Chief Technology Officer, Address Talk

Our clients in the press

We've written for and worked with many publications, here are some of the articles:

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Video interviews

Meet the team

Meet the people who work day and night to get you the results you're looking for.

Dmitry Dragilev

Founder and Principal Growth Hacker

Dmitry is a marketer and engineer all in one, straddling the intersection of psychology and technology. He hacks at night and markets during the day. He loves to develop products and figure out what gets people hooked on using these products.

Learn more about Dmitry.

Amanda Andonian

Content Guru

Amanda is a writer, designer, and burgeoning developer.

Learn more about Amanda.

Numbers we're proud of

204

Pieces of Content We’ve Published This Year

11

Startups
We
Advise

23

Startups Who
Want To
Work With Us

7

Clients
We’ve Helped
This Year

Blog

How to Convert 97% of Visitors Who Do Not Fill Out The Contact Form

If you are running a SaaS or consulting business which relies on your prospective customers to fill out a contact form on your website in order to try your product or service you know that about 97% of people who visit your site end up leaving without filling the contact form. Some spend a LOT […]

6 Growth Hacking Tools I Love

I get this question a lot from startups: “What are the best growth hacking tools you use currently?” There are a lot of them out there and it’s easy to get lost trying to use all of them at once. I try not to use the tools for the sake of just browsing through interesting […]

5 Grow Hacks to Boost Your Followers & Blog Visitors

I have received a lot of emails lately asking me about the grow hacks I employ to boost traffic and followership. I found myself repeating myself a lot so I thought a nice short blog post is in order. So here are some of the most successful grow hacks I’ve used lately: 1. Favoriting a […]

7 Steps for Do It Yourself PR: Why You Don’t Need to Hire a PR Firm

Not too long ago Kevin Leu wrote an article on VentureBeat titled 5 reasons you’ll regret hiring a PR firm for your startup sharing his personal frustrations with hiring PR firms. It struck a chord with me since I’ve felt those same pains many times myself: They don’t know how to tell a story. They […]

Eradicating Our Dopamine Addiction

Dopamine is why CEOs write down goals and vision statements. As you move toward these goals, mentors and advisors reassure you that you are moving in the right direction…

Steve Jobs and Xerox: The Truth About Innovation

Our job as innovators is to improve the existing old technology into the next big thing. This is the process of innovation: take something that has been discovered and improve it. …

 

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