DemandGen Radio
#14 The Life of a Marketing Automation Manager

#14 The Life of a Marketing Automation Manager

January 31, 2017


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
#13 How the Pros Do Lead Management

#13 How the Pros Do Lead Management

January 16, 2017


Will Waugh, Best Practices Consultant at DemandGen, joins David Lewis for a discussion that outlines how DemandGen's top clients are putting successful lead management frameworks in place. Will and David discuss the 5 key steps for lead management and what each one takes to be successful. If you haven't read David's book on Lead Management, Manufacturing Demand, this podcast is a great primer (or a refresher for those that have.)

#5: Are Today’s Marketers Tomorrow’s CEO?

#5: Are Today’s Marketers Tomorrow’s CEO?

September 6, 2016


Over the past 30 years, the role of marketers has changed tremendously. In the past decade alone, marketers have evolved from focusing on brand, reach, ad impressions, lead gen, and communications to a far broader set of responsibilities including ecommerce, data analysis, MarTech, and the customer experience. Essentially, CMOs are now Chief Transformation Officers. Right-brained marketers used to rule the world, but today both sides of the brain are needed to lead marketing. Omni-channel real-time marketing masters who fully leverage MarTech are rising to the top of the “must recruit” list – and as John and David discuss, more and more of them are ascending to lead the firm as Presidents and CEOs.  John and David also discuss how marketers rising in the ranks are fostering tight alignment with sales, and collaborating on adoption and use of a myriad of new technologies.

#2: The Value of Aligning Sales and Marketing

#2: The Value of Aligning Sales and Marketing

August 2, 2016


DemandGen Radio host David Lewis is joined by Kate Federhar, Manager of Marketing Operations at CenturyLink and 2016 Marketo Revvie winner for her leadership and orchestration of a massive marketing automation migration to two instances Marketo with over 5 Million contact records and thousands of assets and programs.

Kate and David discuss the importance of both aligning marketing with sales as well as the importance of sales enablement with tools and technologies.

Topics Discussed Include:

  • Why sales alignment is so important and why it’s critical for success
  • Kate’s techniques for winning over sales and becoming a true business partner
  • The difference between sales alignment and enablement
  • How sales enablement tools at CenturyLink are being used like Marketo Sales Insight
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