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The B2B Digital Marketer podcast is about the innovative and new digital marketing methods to build brands and capture more leads for small to medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, and startups trying to sell to other companies while debunking the hype and deleting the dreary. Join in to meet some of the brightest B2B digital marketing minds in the world.


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The B2B Digital Marketer podcast is about the innovative and new digital marketing methods to build brands and capture more leads for small to medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, and startups trying to sell to other companies while debunking the hype and deleting the dreary. Join in to meet some of the brightest B2B digital marketing minds in the world.






589 Nataly Kelly - How to Expand Your Business Internationally in Record Time

In our latest podcast episode, we invite you to join us on a journey into the world of international business expansion with our guest, Nataly Kelly, Founder of Born to Be Global and author of “Take Your Company Global: The New Rules of International Expansion”. Natalie Kelly shares her expertise in navigating the complexities of expanding businesses across borders, offering valuable insights for both aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals. Throughout our conversation, we uncover common misconceptions and explore practical strategies for success in global markets and discuss how to expand business internationally. From emphasizing the importance of cultural understanding to discussing actionable steps for leveraging digital tools, Natalie Kelly provides clear guidance for international business development, exploring the practicalities of leveraging digital platforms and emerging technologies to propel businesses onto the global stage. Whether it's harnessing social media or cultivating strategic partnerships, Natalie Kelly leaves no stone unturned in her mission to demystify the process of international business development.


588 Brandon McKee - How to Master B2B Marketing Certainty in 5 Easy Steps

In this insightful episode, host Jim Rembach sits down with Brandon McKee, CEO of Win Big Media, to explore the intricacies of B2B marketing and how to achieve certainty in this dynamic field. Brandon, with his unique background transitioning from operating health clubs to leading a marketing firm, shares his expert perspective on the shift from B2C to B2B marketing and the critical role of data in understanding consumer behavior and driving successful marketing strategies. The conversation delves into the five essential steps to mastering B2B marketing certainty, starting with the importance of a comprehensive customer insights report. Brandon emphasizes how such data not only sheds light on demographics but also unveils psychological drivers and values essential for crafting effective messaging and branding. Throughout the episode, both speakers highlight the necessity of adapting marketing strategies in response to changing consumer and business landscapes, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. They discuss the evolving nature of B2B transactions and the growing demand for trust and certainty in business relationships. A significant portion of the discussion focuses on the practical application of these insights, including budget allocation, the balance between short-term gains and long-term brand building, and the potential of AI in enhancing marketing efforts. Brandon cautions against relying too heavily on automation without human oversight, underscoring the importance of empathy and connection in B2B marketing.


587 Julian Lumpkin - Leveraging Customer Success for New Business Opportunities

Welcome to this insightful podcast episode where we explore the untapped potential of leveraging customer success for new business growth and opportunities. Join us as we engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Julian Lumpkin, the founder of Success Kit, a marketing agency specializing in case studies and video testimonials. Julian Lumpkin emphasizes the crucial but often misunderstood role of customer success stories. The discussion highlights the ineffective use of testimonials without a proper strategy and the value they bring when integrated authentically into sales conversations. It emphasizes the significance of customer proof in building trust in the B2B market and the need to share real stories from the customer's perspective. The episode offers valuable insights into harnessing the power of customer success for business growth.


586 Adam Springer - Avoiding Common Sales Mistakes Founders Make

In this episode of B2B Digital Marketer, Adam Springer sheds light on crucial errors startup founders often encounter in their sales strategies. Adam begins by addressing a fundamental error: delaying the initiation of sales activities. He emphasizes the significance of engaging with the market early to validate business ideas and understand customer needs. A pivotal point Adam discusses is the founder's direct involvement in early sales efforts. He underscores the necessity for founders to personally handle initial sales to gain deeper customer insights and refine their product offerings, rather than hastily hiring a sales team. This hands-on approach equips founders with invaluable experience and understanding of their market. Adam also cautions against common hiring missteps in building a sales team. He advises founders to avoid recruiting experienced sales personnel prematurely, especially those accustomed to different sales environments, which could lead to ineffective sales strategies. The conversation takes a deep dive into optimizing sales calls and demos. Adam advocates for a structured approach in sales conversations, focusing on building rapport and understanding the customer's core problems, thereby positioning the product as an apt solution. He recommends concise, narrative-driven product demonstrations, emphasizing the product's ability to solve specific customer issues. This episode is a must-listen for any entrepreneur aiming to steer clear of common sales pitfalls. Adam's insights provide valuable lessons in sales, customer engagement, and strategic business development, making it an essential resource for founders looking to refine their sales approach.


585 Chris Beall - Cold Call Mastery

In this thought-provoking episode, Chris Beall masterfully delves into the nuances of trust in B2B cold calling. He uncovers the connection between ancient wisdom and successful cold calling strategies, emphasizing the crucial first 7 seconds to dissolve fear and engage with tactical empathy. Chris challenges the common 'value-first' approach, advocating instead for deep human connections, which are fundamental in cold calling success. Rich with anecdotes, Chris highlights the significant role of personal interaction in cold calling, not just for sales but also as a tool for gathering vital market intelligence. Joined by Jim Rembach, the discussion pivots to the critical importance of trust in cold calling, where B2B decisions are often made or broken, and maps the buyer's journey from initial apprehension to final commitment. Discover why building trust in cold calling surpasses digital shortcuts and learn why genuine curiosity is a potent weapon in your sales arsenal. Tune in to episode 585 to absorb Chris Beall's transformative insights and command your B2B market through masterful cold calling. Don't miss this deep dive into the art of cold calling--listen to B2BDM today!


484 Eric Holtzclaw - B2B Marketing Evolution: Strategies for the Modern Market

In this episode, we delve into the challenges of navigating the plethora of options and opportunities in a continuously changing landscape as we explore modern marketing transformation, particularly in the B2B space. Our guest, Eric Holtzclaw, brings a unique perspective with his background in technology and user research, merging these domains to leverage technology effectively within marketing to connect with user communities. As the B2B landscape continues to shift, understanding the new realities of buyer preferences and digital engagement strategies becomes imperative for businesses seeking growth and relevance. We explore the essential components of building a strong digital presence, the role of educational content, and the strategic use of social media and SEO. Furthermore, we classify B2B buyers into distinct personas, discussing their unique attributes and their implications for business strategies.


483 Joe Khoei - Maximizing Lead Value

Welcome to another episode where today we delve into the critical world of Cost Per Closed Lead (CPCL) and how you can drive your CPCL down while maximizing lead value. As the lifeblood of any B2B marketing strategy, leads represent potential revenue; but not all leads are created equal. In this episode, we will uncover the secrets to not just generating more leads, but enhancing the quality and profitability of each one. From sophisticated lead nurturing tactics to refining your sales funnel, we will explore how top marketers and sales teams bridge the gap between quantity and quality. We will provide you with actionable insights and proven strategies to help you measure, analyze, and ultimately lower your CPCL. Join us as we reveal how to make each lead count by maximizing its value - transforming your marketing efforts into a high-octane engine of growth. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or just starting, prepare to rethink the way you approach lead valuation and conversion.


482 Wil Reynolds - Beyond Algorithms in SEO

In today’s episode, we are joined by Wil Reynolds, a thought leader in the realms of SEO and digital marketing strategy. Wil unpacks the complex relationships between behavioral economics and online marketing, providing you with insights that are supported by both anecdotal evidence and concrete research statistics. Our conversation with Wil uncovers key strategies for elevating your SEO using behavioral economics principles, highlighting the intersection of data-driven approaches with human-centric marketing. He emphasizes the pivotal role of trust, authority, and expertise in crafting digital content that resonates with real people. Join us as we navigate the challenges and benefits presented by current SEO trends, gaining actionable insights that can shape your content creation endeavors. In this enlightening episode, Wil also shares his foresight on the future of SEO and imparts invaluable advice tailored for individuals and businesses alike.


481 Mike Maynard - The Intersection of Engineering and Marketing in the Digital Age

In this episode of B2B Digital Marketer, the conversation delves into the intersection of data and creativity in marketing. Mike Maynard explores the importance of both quantitative and qualitative data in understanding customer behavior and driving decision-making. They emphasize the need for marketers to embrace data-driven strategies rather than relying solely on creative instincts. Maynard highlights the shift in B2B marketing strategy, urging marketers to move away from a narrow focus on target audiences and instead consider the wider decision-making unit or buying committee. He emphasizes that customers are not just looking for products, but for reliable suppliers who can provide value-added services. This insight challenges traditional marketing approaches and encourages marketers to think holistically about the customer journey. The conversation also touches on the impact of technology on marketing. Maynard shares his perspective that technology changes processes rather than entire functions. He predicts that technology will revolutionize content creation and data analysis, making them more efficient and effective. Throughout the episode, Maynard's expertise shines as he provides valuable insights and practical advice for B2B marketers. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of data in decision-making, the evolving nature of B2B marketing strategies, and the potential impact of technology on the industry. Tune in to this episode of "B2B Digital Marketer" to gain valuable insights from Mike Maynard and discover how data and creativity intersect in the world of B2B marketing. Don't miss out on the opportunity to enhance your marketing strategies and stay ahead in the ever-changing digital landscape.


480 Satyam Kantamneni - Designing Exceptional User Experiences

In this episode of B2B Digital Marketer, we delve into the power of user-centered design and its impact on organizational growth. We explore the importance of understanding user needs and avoiding costly mistakes. The episode highlights the significance of organizational alignment and breaking down silos for a seamless customer experience. We also discuss the value of experimentation and disruption in large companies, emphasizing the need for a portfolio of experiments. Additionally, we touch upon the challenges of legacy systems and the importance of embracing disruption and focusing on the user. Overall, this episode provides valuable insights for B2B marketers looking to fuel business growth through user-centered design and innovation.


479 Dustin Tysick - Unlocking The Psychology Behind Social Proof

In this episode of B2B Digital Marketer, Dustin Tysick explores the power of social proof and the psychology behind referrals and network recommendations. Jim and Dustin explore how companies like Amazon and Clicks have leveraged social proof to achieve explosive growth. They delve into the importance of addressing imperfections and authenticity in testimonials, as well as the art of interviewing to create genuine conversations. The discussion also touches on the evolving landscape of social proof, where relying on personal networks and feedback becomes crucial in decision-making. However, the potential for pay-to-play scenarios and the need for transparency are highlighted. The episode concludes by emphasizing the significance of understanding psychology and building authentic relationships through non-scripted, natural interactions. You will gain valuable insights into the psychology behind social proof, the impact of testimonials and referrals, and the art of conducting engaging interviews. Whether you're a marketer looking to unlock the power of social proof or simply interested in understanding the psychology behind consumer behavior, this episode offers valuable takeaways. Tune in to B2B Digital Marketer to explore the fascinating world of social proof and its impact on digital marketing strategies.


478 John Gumas - Breaking Bias and Uncovering the Emotional Truth Behind Customer Purchases

In this episode of B2B Digital Marketer, John Gumas shares valuable insights on unlocking success in digital marketing. He emphasizes the importance of aligning your message with your prospects for maximum impact. John highlights the need to break free from assumptions and truly understand your audience's needs. He also stresses the significance of being present when customers are ready to buy, surrounding them with your brand's message. Thought leadership and targeted marketing campaigns are key strategies for success. By developing a unique position and delivering a compelling message, businesses can stand out in a crowded marketplace. Overall, John Gumas provides practical advice for effective B2B digital marketing.


477 Dan McDade - Prospect Experience: The Hack to Attract and Convert More Customers

In this episode of B2B Digital Marketer, we delve into the importance of prospect experience in B2B lead generation. Dan McDade highlights how prospect experience can be a game-changer in attracting and converting customers. We explore success stories like Harry and David, uncover the battle between sales and marketing for more leads, and discuss the power of nurturing and targeting the right audience. We also touch upon the hidden costs of neglecting prospect experience and the impact of employee turnover. Join us as we navigate the stepping stones of relationship building and the crucial connection between sales and buying processes. Plus, we unlock the power of insights and personalization at scale for B2B companies. Tune in to gain valuable insights on improving your prospect experience and boosting your lead generation efforts.


476 Simon Severino - Crushing the Market: Go-to-Market Strategies for B2B Digital Marketers

In today's episode of B2B Digital Marketer, we welcome Simon Severino to delve into the essentials of a robust go-to-market strategy. Simon Severino underscores the importance of focusing on elements we can control, especially in an ever-changing business landscape. He sheds light on the vital role that daily habits and effective time management play in steering a business toward success. Beyond just crunching numbers, Simon Severino also touches on the emotional aspects that drive business growth. He introduces the idea of bottleneck analysis and stresses the need for structured frameworks to execute plans effectively. As we navigate through volatile markets, Simon Severino offers actionable advice on how organizations can adapt to stand out and seize more market share. Tune in to gain invaluable insights on planning for the unpredictable, the emotional dynamics in business, and strategies for making a significant impact in B2B digital marketing.


475 Ihor Sokolov - How to Create Higher Converting B2B Websites

In this episode of B2B Digital Marketer, we explore the key elements of creating higher-converting B2B websites. We emphasize the importance of user experience research and understanding customer behavior. By knowing why users visit your website, how they compare your product, and what factors influence their buying decisions, you can optimize your site for better conversions. Additionally, we discuss the power of education in motivating customers and converting leads. We also touch on the significance of continuous campaign optimization, embracing change for business growth, and the role of innovation in enhancing user experience. By focusing on personalized conversion flows, effective form design, and targeted research, you can expand your user base and drive business growth. Overall, this episode provides valuable insights into building strong brands, improving conversions, and differentiating your product through user experience.


474 Anthony L. Butler - Primal Storytelling Unleashed: Convert More by Tapping into Emotions and Urges

In this episode of B2B Digital Marketer, we delve into the fascinating world of primal storytelling and its impact on converting more customers. Join us as we explore the role of emotions, primal urges, and social influences in decision-making and buying behavior. Discover how human connection influences buying behavior and why being part of a tribe is a primal urge we all possess. Learn how to tap into these driving forces of human behavior to create meaningful content and build trust with your audience. Don't miss out on this insightful episode that will transform your digital marketing strategies! Check out the blog at this link: https://bit.ly/47auvtP #PrimalStorytelling


473 Jack Foster - Community: Your #1 Untapped Revenue Generation Opportunity

In this episode of B2BDM, Jack Foster discusses the important role of customer experience and community in differentiating companies in the market. She highlights how Workramp stands out by focusing on not just product innovation, but also on providing a great customer experience and building a strong community. WorkRamp's software helps teams improve their job performance and provides training across organizations. Jack emphasizes the need to collect and act on customer feedback, using tools like Gong to gain insights into customer preferences. She also discusses the importance of transparency and visibility in implementing customer insights and how WorkRamp incorporates customer feedback into their product development and marketing strategies. Jack also shares how WorkRamp invests in building relationships with customers, empowering them to share their stories and be thought leaders. She stresses the value of curiosity in making business decisions and aligning marketing goals with pipeline and revenue targets. Jack also highlights the importance of customer retention and expansion, and how WorkRamp fosters a sense of community through their VIP Slack and WorkRamp Learn events. She emphasizes the role of data in driving marketing programming changes and the significance of qualitative information such as referrals and word-of-mouth. Overall, this episode provides valuable insights into how WorkRamp prioritizes customer experience, community building, and data-driven decision-making.


471 Eric Quanstrom - The Art and Science of Lead Generation

In this episode of B2BDM, Eric Quanstrom delves into the intricacies of lead generation and its pivotal role in modern marketing. He explores the dynamic nature of marketing strategies and the simultaneous relevance of unwavering, foundational principles. The conversation highlights the challenge of making informed buying decisions in an information-saturated market and underscores the power of brand familiarity. Eric emphasizes the crucial role personal networks play in achieving initial sales for startups, as well as crafting compelling go-to-market strategies. He also illuminates the growing influence of AI in marketing and navigates through the complex issue of attributing what precisely fuels B2B sales. Throughout the podcast, Eric provides valuable insight into the formulation, testing, and refinement of hypotheses to pinpoint the most lucrative investment channels and build robust brand awareness. In conclusion, he stresses the importance of distinguishing between the constant and evolving elements of marketing, all the while acknowledging the inevitability of change in the B2B landscape.


470 Allen Adamson - Reimagining Solutions: Looking Beyond the Product in B2B

On this episode of B2BDM, we are honored to have Allen Adamson with us to talk about the importance of looking beyond the product to offer extraordinary experiences in B2B sales. Allen emphasizes the need to identify new problems, focus on specific touchpoints in the customer journey, and partner with others to provide better solutions. In addition, he discusses trends in renting rather than buying and the need for businesses to constantly relearn and stay open to change. This episode offers valuable insights and takeaways for anyone in the B2B world looking to improve their customer experience and stay ahead of the competition.


469 Deanna Shimota - 5 Reasons Demand Generation Fails

In this episode of "5 Reasons Demand Generation Fails," our guest Deanna Shimota shakes up the old idea that low-quality leads are worth your time. She points out that many marketers choose quantity over quality, wasting time on leads that aren't likely to buy. Instead, Deanna argues that businesses should focus on high-quality leads to grow their sales. She also talks about the ins and outs of marketing, reminding us that good things take time and that it's important to set long-term goals. She gives helpful advice on how to make a strong online presence, create engaging content for your target customer, and find your own unique space in the market. Plus, Deanna shares tips on how to pick the right marketing person for your team, and the latest ways to work with others and grow your audience. If you're trying to build a solid marketing plan for your business, this episode is one you can't miss.