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#147 2020: The Year of Digital Transformation with Rob Bonham

#147 2020: The Year of Digital Transformation with Rob Bonham

January 7, 2020

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Rob Bonham is back on the podcast to talk about the world of demand gen and the trends taking place in marketing as we move into 2020. Tune into this episode as we talk about what digital transformation looks like, how to excel at sales and marketing collaboration, the best approaches for driving demand creation, and the importance of achieving technology and systems alignment. And, as an added bonus to our listeners, you can reach out to us for a free copy of Sangram Vajre’s new book, “ABM is B2B”.

#146 Using AI to Automate Key Marketing Functions

#146 Using AI to Automate Key Marketing Functions

January 1, 2020

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Few marketers are leveraging AI as much as Byron O’Dell and his team at IHS Markit. In this episode, Byron shares which artificial intelligence technologies he’s finding the most value from and how those tools are being used to automate sales outreach and marketing programs. Listen as we talk about the different applications for AI in marketing and what marketers can expect from artificial intelligence in the future.

#145 Why SDRs Should Report to Marketing

#145 Why SDRs Should Report to Marketing

December 30, 2019

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Kyle Lacy is the VP of Marketing at Lessonly and is also responsible for managing a team of sales development reps. In this episode, we dive into the hot topic of whether SDRs should report to Sales or Marketing and you'll hear Kyle's passion for why SDR's should be an extension of marketing. Kyle shares why SDRs should be closely aligned with Marketing in order to maintain a cohesive strategy across top-of-funnel efforts. We also talk about the compensation models and quotas for SDRs and cover how to onboard and train a successful SDR team in your own organization.

#144 Driving Pipeline with ABM

#144 Driving Pipeline with ABM

December 28, 2019

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ABM has developed into a proven strategy for helping marketers identify and target named accounts that are most likely to contribute to pipeline goals. In this episode, Pat Oldenburg of ServiceMax shares why his team made the pivot towards being more account-focused and how this has led marketing to be more accountable when it comes to pipeline contribution. Listen as Pat goes into detail on how he and his team defined and implemented an ABM strategy, how it has better enabled sale reps within the organization, how they’re keeping their data clean, and more.

#143 How Marketo Does Demand Generation

#143 How Marketo Does Demand Generation

December 26, 2019

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Have you ever wondered what marketing might look like inside one of the world’s leading marketing technology companies? If so, you’ll want to tune into this episode as Michael Madden shares how Marketo does demand generation. Listen as Michael talks about his favorite Marketo features and functionalities, what tools comprise the company's tech stack, and what marketing programs and initiatives he’s most focused on.

#142 Career Lessons From an Accomplished CMO

#142 Career Lessons From an Accomplished CMO

December 24, 2019

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Throughout our careers and personal lives, we are forced to make many major decisions and tradeoffs. Heidi Melin, CMO of Workfront, is an accomplished CMO with great insight, advice, and stories to share around career development and finding the right work-life balance. Listen as Heidi and I talk about how to know if you’re at the right company and whether or not it’s time to move on.

#141 10 Things Marketers Should Know Before Getting into SaaS Marketing ft. Dan Frohnen

#141 10 Things Marketers Should Know Before Getting into SaaS Marketing ft. Dan Frohnen

December 17, 2019

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Dan Frohnen, CMO of Sendoso, has worked in SaaS marketing for many years and he’s learned a lot of lessons throughout his career. In this episode, Dan shares the top 10 things he wishes he would’ve known when he got started in technology marketing. From building a strong team and putting revenue first to knowing your customers and understanding your strengths, tune in to learn how to excel as a marketer in the technology space.

#140 An Open Discussion on the Future of Marketing with Jon Miller

#140 An Open Discussion on the Future of Marketing with Jon Miller

December 10, 2019

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The world of marketing is changing continuously and new trends are forcing us to fundamentally rethink the core beliefs of B2B marketing. In this episode, Jon Miller and I talk about the future of marketing and share many of our predictions for 2020 and beyond. Tune in as we reflect on the early years of marketing automation, explore what email marketing and ABM will look like in the coming years, debunk some misleading marketing myths, and more.

#139 How to Lead a Major Marketing Automation Migration with Naomi Liu of EFI

#139 How to Lead a Major Marketing Automation Migration with Naomi Liu of EFI

December 3, 2019

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Migrating to a new marketing automation system requires proper planning and orchestration, especially if you’re at a very large global company and have a tight timeframe. Since Naomi Liu and her team at EFI just successfully completed their major move to Marketo, I invited Naomi onto the podcast to reflect on the project and to celebrate the successful completion of it. Listen as she shares how she got into marketing operations, the process behind the migration, advice for anyone thinking about moving to a new system, and her initiatives for 2020.

#138 How ABM has Become Synonymous with B2B Marketing

#138 How ABM has Become Synonymous with B2B Marketing

November 26, 2019

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Account-based marketing has become synonymous with B2B marketing these days. That’s why Sangram Vajre’s latest book is titled, “ABM is B2B”. In this episode, Sangram and I highlight why companies need to be doing ABM, we dive into Sangram’s ‘TEAM framework’, and we also have a little fun in the form of Family Feud-styled ABM trivia questions.