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#234 How to Build Your Marketing Team’s Center of Excellence

#234 How to Build Your Marketing Team’s Center of Excellence

January 13, 2022

We all aspire to show our excellence in the first 30, 60, 90 days in a new job. Having a proven blueprint or methodology for success can give marketers the framework to excel at any company.

In this episode, David interviews Avnita Gulati, Senior Director of Global Marketing Strategy and Operations at Visa. Avnita explains the importance of creating a Center of Excellence that’s comprehensive, repeatable, and scalable.

Listen as they discuss:

  • The key principles for establishing and managing the Center of Excellence.
  • The value of honing in on a primary goal to achieve business objectives.
  • Lessons learned in marketing automation.
  • How marketing operations can contribute to your organization’s overall strategy.

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#233 An End-of-Year Recap & Inspiring Message with David Lewis

#233 An End-of-Year Recap & Inspiring Message with David Lewis

December 16, 2021

As the year comes to a close David reflects on major events that have shaped the DemandGen team and the marketing landscape. Including how DemandGen and BDO Digital joined forces this year, expanding their support for marketing teams around the world.

Before taking on the new year, much like Willy Wonka’s magical factory, the podcast and YouTube channel will be closing up shop to allow the team to reflect and enjoy time with friends and family.

In this short, end-of-year recap, David talks about why there is much to look forward to in 2022.

Listen as David shares:

  • Reflections on the past two years.
  • The latest announcement about the BDO Digital Marketing team.
  • Details on the release of an exciting new series.
  • A new look-and-feel for DemandGen TV and DemandGen Radio.

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#232 Essential Skills in a Modern Marketing Leadership Role w/ Christelle Flahaux

#232 Essential Skills in a Modern Marketing Leadership Role w/ Christelle Flahaux

December 8, 2021

If you’re about to hire your company’s very first head of marketing, what traits should you look for?

You’re going to need a Jack or Jane of all trades who is comfortable being scrappy.

In this episode, David interviews his longtime friend Christelle Flahaux, VP Marketing at FortressIQ, about the essential traits of today’s modern marketing leader.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Why so few people can truly claim to be a full stack marketer.
  • Juggling the right/left brain, art/science approach to marketing.
  • Ramping up your new department with your first and second hires.
  • Lessons learned: Calling young professionals on their mistakes.

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#231 An Agile Guide to Marketing Your (Free) Content w/ Trey Sheneman

#231 An Agile Guide to Marketing Your (Free) Content w/ Trey Sheneman

November 16, 2021

Free or gated?

To be honest, most of us are stingy with the free content that we share. That’s not at all the way today’s guest approaches to content.

Trey Sheneman, Executive Director of Marketing at Ramsey Solutions, has hit company goals by providing valuable content for free instead of relying on the paywall.

Listen as we discuss:

  • How Trey applies the 4 tenets of Agile.
  • Why you need to up your free content game.
  • How the D3 framework plays out in marketing content.
  • Handling your money like God and grandma.
  • How vision may change but mission doesn’t.

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#230 Invaluable: How to Create Opportunities for Career Advancement

#230 Invaluable: How to Create Opportunities for Career Advancement

November 9, 2021

Where do you want to go in your career?

It’s an essential question to answer because it’s the first step in getting there.

After all, no one gets handed career advancement on a silver platter. It takes hard work and truly taking ownership of your career to climb the ladder, and according to today’s guest, there are certain skills that can help you along the way.

In this episode, David interviews Maya Grossman, Founder of Maya Grossman Consulting, about how to take the bull by the horns and skyrocket your career.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Five steps for figuring out your career roadmap.
  • How to transition from specialist to generalist.
  • Why you should develop an owner’s mentality.
  • The importance of becoming a lifelong learner.
  • How to create opportunities for yourself.

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#229 The Ideation from Problem to Product to Platform ft Sangram Vajre

#229 The Ideation from Problem to Product to Platform ft Sangram Vajre

November 3, 2021

Less than .04 percent of companies ever make the $10M mark. Most of them die in the early transformation stages, in the proverbial Valley of Death, before they ever undergo true transformation.

If you don’t know what stage of the business you're in, you won’t be able to figure out what your next move should be.

Which stage of the three Ps are you in? That’s problem market fit, product market fit, or platform market fit.

In this episode, David interviews Sangram Vajre, Chief Evangelist and Co-Founder at Terminus, about the importance of achieving platform market fit for true transformation.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Reaching out to the person you’ve been missing lately.
  • Becoming a student of the Valley of Death for businesses.
  • Transformation from problem to product to platform.
  • Morning Brew and Skimm as examples of platform success.
  • The CEO’s ownership of go-to-market.

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#228 Mutual Trust Between Sales & Marketing ft Ken Narita

#228 Mutual Trust Between Sales & Marketing ft Ken Narita

October 28, 2021

 

If you as a marketing leader aren’t knocking on sales’ door from the moment you enter an organization, you’re missing an opportunity to give your marketing programs a head start.

What would it take to create so much trust and transparency that “sales and marketing” becomes one word?

In this episode, David interviews Ken Narita, VP of B2B Marketing at Ooma, about how marketing can build a relationship of trust and transparency with sales leadership based on their shared goal of driving revenue.

Join us as we discuss:

  • How the contribution of marketing to revenue will continue to grow.
  • The question of how marketing should be compensated.
  • Why a relationship with sales leads to revenue growth.
  • Strategies for developing trust and transparency.
  • Bonus: What roles would the Marvel Avengers have if they were marketers?

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  • DemandGen TV
  • Upcoming: an interview with Sangram Vajre
  • Upcoming: Ooma commercial

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#227 The 4 Traits of Modern CMOs ft Drew Neisser

#227 The 4 Traits of Modern CMOs ft Drew Neisser

October 19, 2021

Do you have the four traits (courageous, artful, thoughtful, and scientific) of a successful CMO?

Do you need all four traits to be successful today? Actually, yes.

In this episode, David interviews Drew Neisser, Founder & CEO at Renegade, about the traits of the more than 450 successful CMOs that he interviewed as research for his latest book, Renegade Marketing.

Join us as we discuss:

  • How courage means becoming the Marie Kondo of marketing.
  • The difference between being artful and being an artist.
  • Why thoughtful execution focuses first on employees.
  • How most marketers miss being truly scientific.
  • The CMO and CFO relationship.

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#226 How Financial Services Deploys Digital Transformation ft. Bill Topel

#226 How Financial Services Deploys Digital Transformation ft. Bill Topel

September 14, 2021

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Three main factors have an influence over how today’s financial services are adjusting to digital modernization: low interest rates, market disruption from fintech startups, and the hybrid work environment.
In this episode, I interview Bill Topel, National Financial Services GTM Leader at BDO USA, about the financial services market today and how to deploy digital transformation to create a seamless customer experience.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Findings from the digital transformation survey
  • A culture of adaptation and upskilling
  • A marketing perspective on the D3 Methodology in financial services
  • The importance of data quality and personalization
  • What the Gen Z community wants from financial services
#225 What It Takes to Have an Incredible Career Journey ft. Brooke Bartos

#225 What It Takes to Have an Incredible Career Journey ft. Brooke Bartos

August 4, 2021

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A career in marketing can be incredibly daunting and challenging at times. However, in this episode, Brooke Bartos, Director of Marketing Operations and Analytics at Invoice Cloud, shares how to define and forge a rewarding career path. Listen as Brooke opens up about her personal career story, gives advice for seizing new opportunities (even if you don’t have the right qualifications), and reveals how to find balance between work and personal life.

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DemandGen Blog: https://bit.ly/3cVwnt9
DemandGen TV: http://bit.ly/37Ds3PS 
Manufacturing Demand book: https://bit.ly/37zkhVw

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