Part 3 of our miniseries – we talk about the bottom of the B2B marketing funnel with experts Kylie Lang (Quiz Funnel Strategist, Kylie Lang) and James Hipkin (CEO & Founder, Inn8ly).
Tune in to Part 2 of our panel discussion where we speak to B2B marketing experts Kylie Lang (Quiz Funnel Strategist, Kylie Lang) and James Hipkin (CEO & Founder, Inn8ly) about the middle of the marketing funnel.
Tune in to Part 1 of our panel discussion where we speak to B2B marketing experts Kylie Lang (Quiz Funnel Strategist, Kylie Lang) and James Hipkin (CEO & Founder, Inn8ly) about the top of the marketing funnel.
Eric Fulwiler (Co-Founder & CEO, Rival) explains the importance of B2B firms being brand-led instead of sales-led, what mistakes marketers should avoid, and what content pieces and experiences generate the best results. He also provides some tips that marketers can immediately implement and what metrics they should be paying attention to.
Donovan Chee (Head of Marketing and Communications Southeast Asia, Bureau Veritas) elaborates on the importance of creativity in storytelling, why B2B companies should deviate from focusing solely on products and services, and why having first-party data is crucial. He also provides great examples of what good storytelling in B2B looks like.
Alexander Ferguson (CMO and Co-Founder, TeraLeap) elaborates on how B2B companies can leverage videos to increase trust and achieve significantly shorter sales cycles. He also shares his top video DOs and DON’Ts, some actionable tips, what metrics to focus on, and what’s in his “video tech stack”.
Harry Morton (Founder, Lower Street) shares the lessons that he’s learned from launching and growing more than 50 revenue-generating B2B podcasts. He also lets us in on his secrets to attracting your ideal audience, how to keep them engaged, and how to ultimately grow your revenue and impact.
teffen Hedebrandt (Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder, Dreamdata) elaborates on the importance of understanding and mapping the customer journey, what mistakes to avoid, the importance of having the right strategy and research, and what metrics B2B marketers should focus on.
Jonathan Kazarian (Founder & CEO, Accelevents) talks about how B2B marketers can fix the event attribution gap, the importance of using personalization in your event follow-up, why first-party data is so crucial, as well as which key metrics and major trends to focus on.
Kathryn Strachen (Founder, Copy House) on developing content that builds relationships and converts prospects. She talks about how B2B content has changed, why creating customer avatars and conducting research is important, what metrics to focus on, and why you need both quantity and quality to succeed.
Christian DeGobbi (Marketing Director, Spruce Technology, Inc.) on what it takes to develop an effective B2B brand, why branding is a MUST HAVE for B2B companies, the different parts of a brand strategy, and how to measure the effectiveness of your brand efforts.
Karin Samoylova (Global Product Communications Manager, Digital Portfolio in Robotics – ABB) talks about the differences between a GTM and a communications strategy, the components of each strategy, and what mistakes to avoid.
Guerlyne Guercy (Communications Manager – People & Communities, Cisco) on the vital role that communications professionals play within an organization. Guerlyne also shares her experience on how to deal with internal pushback, and what metrics to focus on.
Mark Stagi (VP of Customer Success, Avoma) about why proactive engagement should be the top priority for CS teams across the board. Mark also discusses the mistakes to avoid, and what steps they can take to be more proactive with accounts.
CS expert Firaas Rashid (Founder & CEO, Hook) on what he believes are other customer success metrics that truly matter, mistakes to avoid, the importance of getting input from customers who are engaged and disengaged, and how teams can improve on CS.
Christian Klepp (Co-Founder/Director of Client Engagement, EINBLICK Consulting Inc.) discusses how AI can be utilized in B2B marketing. He talks the benefits of using AI in marketing, what tools to use, what marketers should consider before investing in AI.
Mark Stouse (Chairman & CEO, Proof Analytics) on what he believes the greatest enemy of a CMO is. He also elaborates on why it’s important for marketers to understand how their organization generates revenue and how their efforts should impact sales.
Stacey Danheiser (Founder & CMO, SHAKE Marketing) on why many B2B companies are drowning in a “sea of sameness”, what mistakes to avoid, and the importance of conducting market research. Stacey also talks about the 5 competencies that every B2B marketer needs to stand out and how they can position themselves and their companies more strategically.
Darshan Mehta (Founder, iResearch.com) talks to us about the importance of getting to that “Aha!” moment, why having structured curiosity is paramount to success, what mistakes to avoid, what metrics to focus on, and some tips on how to generate better insights from market research.
Ethan Beute (Chief Evangelist, BombBomb) talks about what he calls “the case against digital pollution” and how B2B marketers and their companies can rise above the rest, generate attention, build trust and relationships, and grow revenue through a human-centered communication approach.
Casey Cheshire (Founder & CEO, Ringmaster Conversational Marketing) on why podcasting is an important part of the B2B marketing mix, what mistakes to avoid, and the
importance of understanding who your ideal guest (and audience) are. He also elaborates on some key metrics to measure and what major challenges podcasting faces.
Sandra Long (LinkedIn Trainer & Speaker, Post Road Consulting) talks about what social selling is NOT, the importance of having the right strategy and content, and why B2B companies need to use thought leadership for strategic differentiation on LinkedIn.
Vladimir Blagojevic (Co-Founder, Fullfunnel.io) on the importance of conducting research, understanding your ICP, and what mistakes to avoid. He also provides tips on how to use demand gen and warm up accounts to generate better results.
James Scherer (VP of Growth, Codeless) on how to address the content performance challenge using the pillar and post approach. He also elaborates on what mistakes to avoid, the importance of strategy and research, and what metrics to pay attention
Matt Young (Chief Executive Officer, UserVoice) on where the great misalignment between product and marketing teams lies, what “bridge building” tactics they can implement for better collaboration, and what metrics they should be paying attention to.
Lina Lotta Landgraf (Digital Marketing Specialist, Dassault Systemes) on why people in B2B organizations need to develop their personal brands, some mistakes to avoid, and the benefits of creating good as well as relevant content on LinkedIn
Julius Solaris (VP of Marketing Strategy – Events, Hopin) talks about the major events industry trends and shifts, what mistakes to avoid, and how B2B brands should think about events as a channel to generate demand.
Mark Raffan (Founder/CEO at Content Callout and Negotiations Ninja) talks to us about why marketers face pushback, what mistakes to avoid, and how thought leadership content can directly influence revenue. He also elaborates on how to get buy-in from decision makers.
Michael Buzinski (President/CMO, Buzzworthy Integrated Marketing) breaks down the approach that he’s been successfully teaching B2B service companies to generate more qualified leads and revenue from their websites for years.
Dmitrii Kustov (Marketing Director, Founder at Regex SEO) talks about why paid advertising should be part of the marketing mix, how it works together with SEO, and what common mistakes to avoid.
Marketing technologist Yaagneshwaran Ganesh (Director of Marketing, Avoma) talks about what B2B marketers can do right now to improve their content marketing to generate more revenue.
AI expert Pankil Shah (CEO & Co-Founder, Outranking.io) about why using AI to create quality content at scale makes sense, why a “strategy first” approach is imperative, and AI trends that B2B marketers should be aware of.
Esteban Sanchez Botero (Senior Marketing Strategist, Centrico Digital) on the importance of developing a strategy for marketing automation, what mistakes to avoid, and some of his recommended tools.
Candyce Edelen (President/CEO, PropelGrowth) on why B2B marketers and salespeople should get comfortable using LinkedIn, what mistakes to avoid, and how they can develop better (not more) content that will resonate as well as generate the right responses from target audiences.
James Hipkin (CEO/Founder, Inn8ly; CEO/Managing Director, Red8Interactive) talks about the key components of a successful digital marketing strategy, what a good B2B website should include, and why it’s crucial to have an “outside in” approach.
Ryan Morgan (Digital Marketing Strategist, Swell Digital/Founder, the SEO Cohort) helps us to demystify SEO by elaborating on what to focus on, why it’s important to use a strategy first approach, and why knowledge of SEO makes you a better writer.
Liz Fendt (Global Chief Marketing Officer, TÜV SÜD) talks about why she believes diversity and innovation go hand in hand in B2B organizations, the barriers that need to be addressed, and why diversity of thinking is imperative to overall growth and team performance.
Walter Zepeda (Co-Founder, Scalefront) discusses the importance of creating high-value client relationships, the components of a successful CS approach, as well as trends that are shaping the future of CS.
Briannah Fisher (Marketing Director, Moola Inc.) on how she has addressed the challenges of having a remote team working almost entirely online. She also discusses the importance of having the right systems and processes in place, and why checking in with team members regularly is crucial.
Stefan Smulders (CEO & Founder, Expandi) on how he teaches people to use automation in a way that is personalized, builds authentic relationships, and enables B2B businesses to improve their professional outreach at scale.
Verl Allen (CEO, Claravine) discusses the different aspects of the data integrity spectrum: What causes databases and datasets to become fragmented, how data can deliver effective ROI for brands, his tips on creating better data integrity, and how data can be used to break silos within organizations.
Wally Thiessen (Customer Success Leader and Member of the Board, Toronto CXPA) on the importance of CS within organizations, how data can be leveraged to optimize CS, and what the components of a successful CS approach are. Wally also talks about how sales and customer success alignment creates much-needed synergy, and how organizations should address the challenges that they are currently facing with CS.
Jeff Coyle (Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, MarketMuse) on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be leveraged to break silos and be a “great unifier” within large B2B organizations, especially when it comes to content and communication. Jeff also talks about how an AI-powered approach can be used to understand the behavior of the target audience, create predictability in marketing, and deliver better results for B2B organizations.
Justin Brown (Co-Founder, Motion) talks to us about the importance of repurposing the podcast into premium audio, video, as well as written content. He also elaborates on why he believes this approach builds credibility and trust, the dangers of “pod fade”, and whether you should monetize your podcast.
Declan Mulkeen (CMO, strategicabm) about how ABM can help to unify marketing, sales, and other functions within the organization to do the impossible to enable sales to win accounts, and why you should use a “strategy first” instead of a “technology first” approach.
Tom Whatley (Founder & CEO, Grizzle) on how you can generate demand as well as organic growth using B2B content. During our conversation, Tom explains the importance of understanding your target audience and how conducting the relevant market research will help you to generate insights to develop relevant content.
Sam Moss (Co-Founder, 1ClickAgency) on what makes a great and effective B2B website, and what marketers can do to improve conversions, and what some of the most recent design trends are. Sam also talks about the importance of keeping it simple while standing out and why it’s imperative to understand your target audience before you develop content and invest in SEO.
Connor Dube (Director of Sales and Marketing, Active Blogs) on what social selling is or isn’t, and how marketers and salespeople can leverage this approach to build more meaningful relationships with potential customers online. Connor also elaborates on some common mistakes, shares his tips on how to engage customers and prospects through social media, and discusses how to utilize social selling to build thought leadership.
Araks Nalbandyan (Director of Digital Marketing, 10Web) talks about what growth hacking is and isn’t, some common challenges, what her go to tools and software are, as well as the importance of getting and leveraging the right data to scale sustainably.
Dan McGaw (Founder & CEO, McGaw.io) talks about the importance of getting a company’s tech to talk to each other. Dan also elaborates on some of the common mistakes, what approach companies can use to streamline their tech stacks.