Episodes
Being a leader today just isn’t the same as it used to be. Almost anyone in a leadership position today will tell you that it’s 110% harder. And why? The caliber of employees has changed. We speak with Tim Elmore, Founder and CEO at Growing Leaders, Inc., about why the employees of today have higher expectations and how to arm yourself with the tools needed to maintain good team members.  What we discussed: Why leading today is harder than in the pastHow to balance being a visionary &...
Published 11/29/21
An evangelist stems from the idea of bringing the good news. In business, the chief evangelists' role is to help people buy into the vision of the company. And that’s exactly what our guest today has done for Apple and Canva.  On this episode of our Takeover Tuesday series, we speak with Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist at Canva, about what it means to be an evangelist and why you can’t bludgeon people to become believers.  What we discussed: Guy’s work at Apple as chief evangelistHow to be a...
Published 11/26/21
If you’re a B2B marketer, you’ve probably heard from executives that LinkedIn is pointless, expensive, and doesn’t deliver quality leads. Our guest, however, feels different. For them, LinkedIn conversation ads have been a game changer. Corrina Owens, Senior ABM Manager at Gong, discusses why this network is worth the spend and shares some examples with the audience. What we discussed: Why LinkedIn conversation ads are differentLinkedIn examples for the audienceThe LinkedIn conversation ad...
Published 11/25/21
If you ask 10 people what the definition of ABM is, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll receive 10 different responses. But proceed with caution: Don’t let the terminology get in the way of delivering great marketing.  Corrina Owens, Senior ABM Manager at Gong, walks us through her digital-centric approach to ABM and strategies the audience can take. What we discussed: The dos and don’ts of ABMThe benefit of technology with ABM to scale your business Discussing success metricsKeeping ABM...
Published 11/24/21
If you’re looking to adopt agile, before you go out and start learning software development like Scrum,  you need to get aligned around the desired outcome you’re looking for when adopting. We speak with Jim Ewel, Trainer, Coach, and Author of The Six Disciplines of Agile Marketing, about why agile is more than just a buzzword and gaining alignment within your organization.   What we discussed: Why agile marketing has not been well understoodIncreasing the pace at which Twitter does...
Published 11/23/21
Taking time to reflect on what worked or didn’t work for the quarter is a good way to regroup and figure out what to do as we head into the unpredictable future. At the very least, it’s a way to therapize our shared challenges with the market.  In this special quarterly state of the market episode, we touch on emerging trends, what executives are seeing in the marketing world, and the business world in general.  Our panel includes: Darryl Praill, CRO at VanillaSoftMichael McCunney, Vice...
Published 11/22/21
Being the only woman in a tech company can come with its fair share of challenges; as you navigate classic archetypes during a disagreement, you may start to wonder whether you handled the situation appropriately. Our guest is here to remind you: You are in control. On this #onehero episode, we discuss an article by Cory Munchbach, Chief Operating Officer at BlueConic, about how to survive being the only woman in a workplace, staying confident and competent through it all.  What we...
Published 11/19/21
Some people are naturally morning people. For others, coffee might be the only way to get them out of bed. If you fall into that latter category but want to start taking advantage of all the benefits that come with an early start, what steps can you take to revamp your routine? We speak with Jaime Sewell, Director of Growth at BeniComp Health Solutions, about why morning routines are so important and what to do if you’re ready to take the leap.  What we discussed: How to create a morning...
Published 11/18/21
If you’re looking to improve your go-to-market strategy, you have to focus on community. If you have a community you can interact with, you’re getting repeat sales, referrals, and qualitative feedback. But how do you achieve this without sending out different interaction points for each piece? By using a talk-show format through the internet’s distribution channels.  We speak with Pablo Gonzales, Founder and Chief Executive Connector at Connect With Pablo, about the talk show format and how...
Published 11/17/21
When you think of your favorite brands, are they selling products or a story? People buy from brands they trust. And one of the best ways to build that trust is to tell a story that consumers can stand behind.  We speak with Zoltan Lorantffy, Global Marketing Director at Tidal Migrations, about why a brand selling convenience, empowerment, & community will always go further than product.   What we discussed: The connection between a brand and it’s storyUnderstanding what a brand really...
Published 11/16/21
Positioning is fundamental to any business looking to provide clarity around competition, differentiation, and value. So why, then, do so many companies struggle with weak positions?  We speak with April Dunford, Founder of Ambient Strategy, about her background in positioning and shares some of the common mistakes that companies make. What we discussed: Creating a methodology for positioning & avoiding trapsHow to fix weak positioning Deciding between an existing market category or...
Published 11/15/21
When you think of the needs of sales & marketing, design probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Despite this, design is everywhere: It’s visual problem solving. It’s a business strategy. It’s a way to position your voice in the market.  In this #onehero episode, we speak with Shannel Wheeler, Founder of Awesome Design Academy, about everything design and its role in business.  What we discussed: Why sales & marketing needs designDesign’s role in brand consistency Design’s...
Published 11/12/21
When you think of the needs of sales & marketing, design probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Despite this, design is everywhere: It’s visual problem solving. It’s a business strategy. It’s a way to position your voice in the market.  In this #onehero episode, we speak with Shannel Wheeler, Founder of Awesome Design Academy, about everything design and its role in business.  What we discussed: Why sales & marketing needs designDesign’s role in brand consistency Design’s...
Published 11/12/21
It can’t be understated: Being a marketing leader of a startup can be crazy and chaotic. Out of the million tech startups formed every year, only 60% make it to series A, 20% make it to series B, and only 200 go IPO. The good news, however, is that once you make it, you have a strong chance of continued success. Our guests today, Leela Gill, VP of Marketing & Design at Intelligence Node, and Vijay Damojipurapu, Founder and Principal at Stratyve, share two strategies to help grow your...
Published 11/11/21
You’ve probably heard about intent data before, but might not know just how beneficial it can be to an organization when you have a firm understanding of all its use cases. To understand the full scope of what intent data can do, we’ve brought on a team of experts to each share their experiences. Members of this roundtable discussion include: Michael McCunney, Vice President, Marketing at Revenue Analytics, Inc.Lisa Sharapata, CMO at BoostUp.aiJames Gilbert, Head of Marketing at CRMNEXTMillie...
Published 11/10/21
Measuring revenue channel success can be tricky in modern times. Before, executives could look at incoming leads, and other traceable metrics to know how well they’re doing.  But in the digital age where word of mouth through social media carries a hefty amount of the revenue, it might be time to ditch attribution software for less conventional tactics like asking customers directly.  To walk us through why it’s important to move away from attribution software, we speak with Chris Walker, CEO...
Published 11/09/21
Once a decision is made, it becomes a story. Enough stories make up a life. When you look back and tell that grand story to your loved ones, do you want to be the hero or the villain? We’ll all be faced with decisions either personally or professionally that will go against our values. Framing each decision as a future story can help us develop and shape our careers and personal lives.  We speak with Andy Stanley, Founder of AndyStanley.com & Author of Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets,...
Published 11/08/21
The subscription economy has led to a huge change in the software world. All of a sudden, customers aren’t a one-and-done deal. If they’re not satisfied with a product at the end of their subscription, the company will notice when they don’t renew.  This has pushed customer retention into the limelight. But what steps are taken to retain more customers? On this episode of the Tuesday Takeover series, we speak with Dan Steinman, Chief Evangelist at Gainsight, all about customer success and his...
Published 11/05/21
Every business knows that creating a better customer experience should be a priority. And oftentimes, a business will see the benefits right away. The issue, however, is scaling. There’s no time to grind away with every individual. Yes, you’re creating an advanced customer experience, but at the cost of a lot of time.  Our guests today, Lisa Sharapata, CMO at BoostUp.ai, and James Kessinger, Chief Marketing Officer at Hushly, walk us through the ways of scaling your customer’s buying...
Published 11/04/21
Becoming a CMO is a success in itself; but retaining the role is another success entirely. To better understand why, we speak with a panel to share personal experience and what it's really like to be a CMO. Shawn Herring, VP of Marketing at PandaDoc, Deanna Ransom, Head Of Global Marketing at Senzing, Inc., and Gaurav Bhatia, Chief Marketing Officer at PenFed Credit Union, join the panel to discuss the CMO position and some hidden truths that could help you make a more informed decision if...
Published 11/03/21
A former CEO of our guest once said, “Get me as many leads as you can; I’ll let the sales team figure it out.” But what if those leads are mostly not interested? Time and resources could've been saved following up on smaller, more precise audiences instead. So, what led to this obsession with leads and why is it time for us to let go?  Justin Keller, VP of marketing at Terminus, discusses how to throw out lead generation in favor of ABM strategies.  Justin covers: Understanding leads and...
Published 11/02/21
We’re living through a workforce composed of 4 generations each with its unique set of values. A 21 year old is going to have vastly different priorities than a 78 year old. So, how do you get those groups to collaborate? Tim Elmore, Founder and CEO at Growing Leaders, Inc., discusses generational diversity and how to create harmonious relationships between the groups. Tim covers: Understanding generational diversityWhat has shaped each generationLeading through a pandemic Check out this...
Published 11/01/21
Most people are aware of Quora. As a marketer, though, I bet it’s not on your top ten list of things to do this year. And why should you? You have a blog and are active on Linkedin. What value could Quora bring that you don’t already have through a different channel? JD Prater, Head of Marketing at Osmos, discusses Quora and how it’s providing high intent value to their audience. When someone is on Facebook or Twitter, they might just be scrolling through. When they go onto Quora, they’re...
Published 10/29/21
Whether you’re a new company or an established one, our speaker today has a question for you: Are you using ABM yet?  Adopting ABM is one of the fastest ways to drive a business forward. However, there are some easy missteps if you’re not informed.  Dan Englebretson, Founder and Head of Client Services at Khronos, discusses his top 10 lessons when adopting ABM to get the most out of it.  Dan covers: Dan’s background & goals for the audienceThe 10 lessons for ABMAudience Q&A This is...
Published 10/28/21
Are you a dreamer, driver, or doer? Taking on a leadership role comes with its fair share of new responsibilities. Among them — going from a doer to a delegator. Learning how to delegate instead of taking on everything yourself is essential to success and future promotion.  Tricia Sciortino, CEO of Belay, discusses her journey to CEO, insight into shifting her mindset from doer to delegator, and how the COVID-19 pandemic changed company priorities.   What you’ll hear: Tricia’s 12 year...
Published 10/27/21