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CHURN.FM is the podcast for subscription economy pros. Every Wednesday we hear how the world’s fastest growing companies are tackling churn and using retention & engagement to fuel their growth.

CHURN.FM is the podcast for subscription economy pros. Every Wednesday we hear how the world’s fastest growing companies are tackling churn and using retention & engagement to fuel their growth.

Location:

Cyprus

Description:

CHURN.FM is the podcast for subscription economy pros. Every Wednesday we hear how the world’s fastest growing companies are tackling churn and using retention & engagement to fuel their growth.

Language:

English

Contact:

+35796041361


Episodes

EP 84 | Sançar Sahin (Oliva) - Sançar’s secret weapon to nailing a retention driving product positioning

10/21/2020
Today on the show we have Sançar Sahin, co-founder of Oliva. In this episode, we talked about the necessary elements you need to build a world-class marketing team, the impact a company’s go-to market strategy has on choosing the right team members, and the inspiration behind Oliva. We also discussed Sançar’s move from building teams as a VP, back to the scrappy stage of a one-man marketing team, the importance of getting deep insights and feedback at the very start of building a product,...

Duration:00:32:24

EP 83 | Patrick Thompson (Iteratively) - How Atlassian mastered their land and expand strategy with experimentation.

10/14/2020
Today on the show we have Patrick Thompson, co-founder, and CEO of Iteratively. In this episode, we talked about why Patrick made the leap to start his own business, how 200 interviews over 6 months of customer discovery helped them find the biggest data-related pain point software teams have, and how Iteratively helps solve it. We also discussed what it was like to work in the growth team at Atlassian in the early days, the difference Patrick sees in picking and prioritising quick wins vs...

Duration:00:42:24

EP 82 | Adelina Peltea - How Holded improves longterm retention with a “Constant Onboarding” approach.

10/7/2020
Today on the show we have Adelina Peltea, VP of Growth at Holded. In this episode, we talked about the biggest differences between different growth stages of a startup, why you should always stay true to your startup’s DNA, how to iterate your way to product-market fit at the Seed stage and why Adelina believes you should never get feedback from free users. We also discussed Adelina’s responsibilities as VP of Growth at Holded, how she reshuffled her team to be more cross-functional and...

Duration:00:29:11

EP 81 | Mark Tanner (Qwirl) - The pros and cons of a freemium plan and how it impacts churn

9/30/2020
Today on the show we have Mark Tanner, co-founder, and COO of Qwilr. In this episode, we talked about what it was like for Mark taking the leap from a cushy job at Google to start his own business, why they built Qwilr, the motivation behind it, and what's the big plan for the future. We also discussed Qwilr’s on and off relationship with a freemium plan of their product, how first impressions always matter, and churn and retention in the context of sales. As usual, I'm excited to hear...

Duration:00:45:19

EP 80 | David Apple (Notion) - The evolving role of Customer Success in hyper-growth companies

9/23/2020
Today on the show we have David Apple, Head of Customer Success at Notion. In this episode, we talked about the conflict between Sales and Customer Success and how it can be avoided, what the leading indicators of retention are at Typeform VS Notion, and how Typeform’s CS team segments its customers based on their retention rate to help prioritize, appoint resources, and make decisions. We also discussed why sooner is not always better, the low touch and high touch onboarding set up at...

Duration:00:34:05

EP 79 | Angel Steger (Facebook) - More than numbers: How a “bad hookup face” helped Pinterest increase virality and retention.

9/16/2020
Today on the show we have Angel Steger, Director Of Product Design at Facebook. In this episode, we talked about what it’s like designing a building for over 2.7 billion users, how focusing on activation can increase retention, and how giving users a feeling of ownership had a big impact on Pinterest’s user activation. We also discussed Qualitative research at Pinterest: How a bad hookup face helped increase their messaging response rate, and how Dropbox and Pinterest use internal...

Duration:00:39:19

EP 78 | Francis Brero - Why MadKudu pivoted their company’s focus from churn risk detection to conversion prediction.

9/9/2020
Today on the show we have Francis Brero, CRO, and Co-Founder of MadKudu. In this episode, we talked about how Francis started out studying mechanical engineering and ended up founding a company now serving as the CFO, what MadKudu is and how they help their customers, and why starting off the company by helping companies predict churn didn’t work. We also discussed how a typical customer uses Madkudu and what success looks like for them, how Madkudu predicts retention at different time...

Duration:00:34:38

EP 77 | Ward Sandler (MemberSpace) - Reduce churn with these 3 cancelation alternatives in your exit flow.

9/2/2020
Today on the show we have Ward Sandler, co-founder of MemberSpace. In this episode, we talked about the biggest point of failure for first-time subscription business owners, the evolution of pricing and packaging at MemberSpace, and the importance of figuring out what customers are willing to pay before you build a product. We also discussed how MemberSpace educates its customers on churn, how Ward maintains and keeps up with customer conversations as the company grows, and how you can...

Duration:00:31:14

EP 76 | How retention helped Drift’s VP of strategy, Adam Schoenfeld build and sell 2 companies

8/26/2020
Today on the show we have Adam Schoenfeld, VP of Strategy at Drift, and GM of Drift Video. In this episode, we talked about how a customer-centric approach helped him build and scale two successful businesses, why he talks to his customers every single day, and why everyone at Drift has chat duty. We also discussed the importance of churn & retention when a company is being acquired, and how Adam views churn and retention now as VP of strategy at Drift vs his previous views as CEO of his...

Duration:00:37:41

EP 75 | Bozena Pieniazek (Maze) - How Product Marketing impacts churn & retention

8/19/2020
Today on the show we have Bozena Pieniazek, Director of Marketing at Maze. In this episode, we broke down the function of Product Marketing, discussed how it impacts churn and retention, shared views on where it should sit in a company, and dove into how product marketers help companies understand user personas and their different use cases. We also discussed why Maze decided to rethink their positioning, how nailing your positioning & messaging, can help attract and bring in the right...

Duration:00:30:03

EP 74 | Mark Thompson - Why your customers churn involuntarily and how to prevent it.

8/12/2020
Today on the show we have Mark Thompson, co-founder of PayKickstart. In this episode, we talked about how an internal tool their team built ended up being their main product, affiliate programs as a channel for growth, and the challenges they face when it comes to churn & retention. We also discussed how PayKickstart optimizes their onboarding to tackle churn, how they measure its impact, and how to avoid credit card failures by being proactive with your customers. As usual, I'm excited...

Duration:00:33:32

EP 73 | David Brice - Why Envato launched a subscription service alongside its 15-year-old transactional business.

8/5/2020
Today on the show we have David Brice, General Manager & Executive of the Customer Group at Envato In this episode, we talked about how David made the switch from a green tech business owner to a marketplace software business General Manager, why Envato launched a subscription service alongside its 15-year-old transactional business, and how the two business models are treated within the company. We also discussed how they balance the supply and demand function to make sure their authors...

Duration:00:43:28

EP 72 | Panos Siozos - How crossing the chasm into the late majority impacts churn and how to avoid it

7/29/2020
Today on the show we have Panos Siozos, co-founder and CEO of LearnWorlds. In this episode, we talked about what it was like for Panos to take the leap from a job in education & parliament to starting his own company, how COVID-19 has impacted the eLearning industry & how LearnWorld’s funnel tripled in just one day. We also discussed how LearnWorld is retaining its customers in this new breed of teachers, how they use their own product to onboard their customers & educate them on how to...

Duration:00:36:47

EP 71 | John Henwood - How productboard increased retention by scaling a handheld onboarding experience

7/22/2020
Today on the show we have John Henwood, Director of Customer Success at Productboard. In this episode, we talked about how customer success has evolved over the past 10 years, how Customer Success’s approach to increasing retention differs at a big organization VS an early-stage startup, and how John prioritized his focus when he first joined Productboard. We also discussed why Productboard’s Customer Success team handhold their customers through their onboarding process, how they measure...

Duration:00:36:34

EP 70 | Ryan Bonnici - How G2 structures its marketing team to accelerate growth and increase retention.

7/15/2020
Today on the show we have Ryan Bonnici one of the World's Most Influential CMOs as named by Forbes currently leading the marketing team at G2. In this episode, we talked about Ryan’s responsibilities as CMO at G2, how he and his team split their focus, and how G2’s Product team mirrors their marketing team’s structure. We also discussed G2’s Buyer Intent and how it arms companies to predict churn, how their retention team measures success, and how they guide their free users into their...

Duration:00:46:48

EP 69 | Samuel Hulick - How to improve user retention with a killer onboarding plan.

7/8/2020
Today on the show we have Samuel Hulick, the person behind the infamous onboarding teardowns from UserOnboard.com In this episode, we talked about the single biggest mistake that product companies keep repeating when it comes to user onboarding, how Samuel approaches building an onboarding experience, and the key metrics he believes are important to measure. We also discussed where onboarding starts & ends, Slack & Duolingo’s onboarding experience & what makes them stand out, and last but...

Duration:00:38:38

EP 68 | Sjoerd Handgraaf - How to increase retention in a two-sided Marketplace Business

7/1/2020
Today on the show we have Sjoerd Handgraaf, CMO at Sharetribe. In this episode, we talked about why retention is key to tackling the supply vs demand problem in marketplace businesses, what liquidity is and why it is important, and the key things you need to be looking at when building a marketplace business. We also discussed early churn at Sharetribe, why they built an entirely new product to tackle graduation churn, and how the Sharetribe’s marketing team operates around churn and...

Duration:00:40:38

EP 67 | Mark Roberge - How to drive revenue growth through customer retention

6/24/2020
Today on the show we have Mark Roberge, Managing Director at Stage 2 Capital, and former Chief Revenue Officer at Hubspot. In this episode, we talked about the strengths of a successful CRO, the growth phases of a company’s lifecycle, and why retention is the one metric that defines product-market fit. We also discussed the pillars of a good go-to-market strategy, how Hubspot discovered their key leading indicators for customer retention in the early days, and more. As usual, I'm excited...

Duration:00:39:19

EP 66 | Georgiana Laudi - How to use Jobs To Be Done to create a laser-sharp SaaS growth Strategy

6/17/2020
Today on the show we have Georgiana Laudi, Co-Founder of Forget the Funnel. In this episode, we talked about how Georgiana decided to focus on SaaS and build Forget the Funnel, the type of work they do for their clients, and how they evaluate the health of their client’s business to identify where there’s an opportunity for growth. We also discussed The “Jobs to be done” framework, their process, how they set up, and conduct surveys in order to pull out what the customer’s jobs to be done...

Duration:00:40:32

EP 65 | Rahul Vohra - How Superhuman avoids churn by systematically increasing product-market fit.

6/10/2020
Today on the show we have Rahul Vohra, founder, and CEO of Superhuman. In this episode, we talked about what motivated Rahul to build Superhuman, how they iterated their way towards product-market fit, and how they built the product-market fit engine. We also discussed how the Superhuman team analyzes and segments the right feedback to focus on, why & how their onboarding process brought in Industry-leading metrics, and lastly, the right way to get people to talk about your product. As...

Duration:00:42:41