During this Podcast with Sangram Vajre on ABM, I could hear Biggie Smalls lyrics [aka The Notorious B.I.G] echoing in my ears “…it’s like the more money we come across, the more problems we see.” Why? Well just moments before we kicked off the podcast, Terminus announced the closing of $10.3 million round of Series B funding. Hubspot and other investors are placing additional bets on ABM solutions, which they see as a critical component of the marketing mix. Tune in to this episode of DemandGen Radio to hear from the founder of the #flipmyfunnel movement and Author of ABM for Dummies. Sangram shares insights on why people are both embracing ABM and struggling a bit to understand what’s needed to embrace it.
Ever wonder why Microsoft bought LinkedIn and what that might mean to the future of CRM? DemandGen Radio host David Lewis has Russell Glass, VP of Products at LinkedIn on the program to ponder that idea and catch up on the latest sales and marketing innovations at LinkedIn.
It’s the official start of the B2B MarTech tradeshow season with both Marketo and Oracle having their annual user conferences this week. I’ll recap the key takeaways from both shows and share solid recommendations for considering the shiny new MarTech apps on display in the exhibit areas. I’ll wrap up with my unbiased impression of the major product announcements from both Marketo and Oracle for you.
What does it take to fast track your career from Content Marketer to Vice President of Marketing in just four years? How can you turn just three people into a content marketing machine? You can ask Dayna Rothman or listen to this episode of DemandGen Radio. Dayna is now VP of Marketing at BrightFunnel, and just 4 years ago she was at Marketo cranking out “lead bait” as the Senior Content Marketer under the leadership of Jon Miller. Dayna has also authored several of Marketo’s Definitive Guides, and wrote Lead Generation for Dummies published by Wiley in 2014. She’s also a content contributor to Lynda.com. It’s no surprise that this “Wonder Woman” reveals that she has a super power when it comes to content creation, which she shares with you all. But her passion for crafting modern marketing content and demand generation tools are not her only secrets for scaling the ranks of marketing. Dayna shares some sage advice for women about confidence, being fearless, speaking your mind, showing results, and having a strong work ethic. She also talks about her experience working at Marketo, her mentors, the pressure there, and what she loved most about the team.
I asked Steve Lucas, the “new” CEO of Marketo to join me on DemandGen Radio to discuss his first 100 days at the helm. Steve and I first met when he invited DemandGen to Marketo’s Revenue Kick-off Meeting (RKOM) earlier this year. I knew from the moment I met Steve that he was just what Marketo needed to take them to the next level. In his first 100 days, Steve has infused contagious passion for their growth and success across his entire organization and the partner ecosystem as well. In this podcast, I ask Steve questions about his first 100 days and you’ll want to hear his answers!
· Why did he join Marketo as CEO?
· What has he discovered so far in terms of his own SWOT analysis?
· What does winning look like to Steve and the leadership team?
· What is he hearing from his visits with customers?
· What has he put in motion already?
‒ The Engagement Economy Book
‒ Repositioning Marketo as an Engagement Marketing Platform
‒ Where he's making investments, like R&D including Project Orion and Mercury
· What’s in store for The Marketo Summit event this year in San Francisco
· Why he values services partners like DemandGen and other MarTech partners in the ecosystem
It was only a few years ago that the need to become “a content marketer” showed up as a priority for demand generation teams. While that priority hasn’t gone away, marketers now face the additional challenge of “creating more engaging content” to rise above all the content noise. There is no better way to do that than by adding video to your marketing mix. What was once a very expensive and time consuming media is now inexpensive and easy. We’ve entered the “Vigital” age for interacting with prospects and buyers. In this episode of DemandGen Radio, David talks with Tyler Lessard, CMO of Vidyard about how to get started in video creation and the benefits of using a platform like Vidyard for creating, publishing, personalizing, and tracking the impact of your video content.
Kyle Johnson, Marketing Automation Manager at Thomson Reuters Legal Division, joins David Lewis as they discuss a range of topics that highlight the breadth and depth needed in such a role as Kyle’s and how the marketing operations group functions similar to an IT department within marketing.
- Centralizing versus Decentralizing their Demand Center
- Kyle’s experience with various marketing automation
- Using Marketing Automation as the hub of the customer journey
- How other MarTech tools can be used to expand your marketing automation system’s capabilities
- Why Kyle chose a career in marketing technology
- Kyle’s lead scoring initiative for 2017
- The pros and cons of gated versus un-gated communities