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086: Geva Perry on Helping SaaS Companies Focus and Succeed

How can you get companies to focus on one thing? What are some misconceptions in SaaS B2B world? Geva Perry talks to the host Shira Abel about the importance of concentrating on your target market, timing, marketing, and more in this week's episode of SaaS Insider. About Geva Perry • Geva is an advisor and board member at B2B startups. He specializes in strategy and marketing and has worked with many leading SaaS and cloud companies. The companies he has worked with include Heroku...

Duration: 00:46:19

085: Tal Tsfany on Customer Success in the Subscription Economy

How can you ensure customer success? Can you re-engage a customer? Should you resign a customer and how do you know if the relationship is not working? Tal Tsfany shares with the host Shira Abel the main concepts for good customer enablement and making sure your business is growing. About Tal Tsfany • Tal Tsfany is an entrepreneur, investor and a business executive with extensive experience in the technology world. He is currently the VP of CS at Mulesoft and formerly the Chief...

Duration: 00:45:34

084: Rob Rawson on Team Management and Increasing Conversion Rates

What are the benefits of working with a remote team from all over the world? How do you build trust in your prospects? How can you increase your conversion rate by forcing people to go to the next step? Robert Rawson talks to the host Shira Abel in this week's episode of SaaS Insider about running a software company, motivating the team, building trust and converting leads. About Rob Rawson • Rob Rawson is a former medical doctor turned Entrepreneur. He has started several successful...

Duration: 00:46:13

083: Ian Cleary on Social Media, Content, and Time Management

How to manage your time as an entrepreneur? How can you send customers to your site by providing value? What kind of content should you be sharing? Ian Cleary from RazorSocial shares his tips with the host Shira Abel on getting the most out of your day, your content, and your business. About Ian Cleary • Ian Cleary is the founder of RazorSocial which was listed as one of the top 10 marketing blogs globally by INC in 2016. He has a deep knowledge of social media, content marketing and...

Duration: 00:44:38

082: Aaron “Air” Ross on Outbound Sales Made Possible

Why there is a gap between early stage adopters and mainstream customers? How can you succeed in outbound sales? What to do if you have a small team to accomplish everything? Aaron “Air” Ross shares with the host Shira Abel his tips for getting the most out of your outside sales. About • Aaron “Air” Ross is the internationally best-selling author of Predictable Revenue (called “The Sales Bible of Silicon Valley”) and From Impossible To Inevitable. He created the outbound sales...

Duration: 00:53:34

081: Ben Childs on Where to Begin With Your SEO Strategy

What should your business consider when it comes to SEO? How does PPC work in the B2B SaaS world? What are the most critical things you should know about PPC? Ben Childs, the founder of Digital Reach, talks to the host Shira Abel about Search Engine Optimization, PPC, and the type of content you should concentrate on for your business. About Ben Childs Ben Childs is the founder of Digital Reach Agency. He started it in 2011 by getting a handheld phone from RadioShack, plugging a...

Duration: 00:44:58

080: Josh Haynam on Affiliate Marketing And Growing a SaaS Business

What’s the process for finding and reaching out to affiliates? How can content marketing help you grow your business? Why you should use quizzes as a part of your strategy? Josh Haynam talk to the host Shira Abel about how he grew his SaaS business and what he did to jump start it when it wasn’t moving forward. About Josh Haynam Josh Haynam is the co-founder of Interact Quiz Builder, a tool used by more than 30,000 businesses including The American Red Cross, Home Depot, and Forbes....

Duration: 00:40:24

079: Tukan Das on Finding Prospects Based on Intent

Are you building your new product too soon? Why take risks when you're meeting the revenue goals and everything seems to be going great? What is the difference between demographic, psychographic, and firmographic data? Tukan Das, the Co-Founder of LeadSift, talks to the host Shira Abel in this episode of SaaS Insider about mining unstructured data to find the signals of intent. About • Tapajyoti Das (Tukan) is the co-founder of LeadSift, a platform to identify actionable business...

Duration: 00:43:47

078: Dimitar Stanimiroff on Helping Sales People Make Data-Driven

Have you been doing sales wrong all along? Why basing sales on data and not just intuition is important? What are the challenges when working with different countries? How to get your sales team work as one unit? Dimitar Stanimiroff talks to the host Shira Abel about pushing sales teams into using a new methodology in this week’s episode of SaaS Insider. About Dimitar Stanimiroff • Dimitar is the founder and CEO of Heresy - a workflow and analytics platform that helps salespeople make...

Duration: 00:44:54

077: Max Pecherskyy On Joining a Startup Accelerator

How do you make sure you’re not wasting your time in an accelerator? What are some “growth hacks” your startup can use in the early stage? How to figure out your customer segment? Max Pecherskyy, the Co-Founder of PromoRepublic, shares his experience with the host Shira Abel on raising funds through multiple accelerators and working through multiple challenges to start an international business. About Max Pecherskyy • Max is a passionate SaaS entrepreneur whose mission is to connect...

Duration: 00:45:30

076: Cristina Vetere-Saunders on Marketing Operations For B2B

How large should your company be before you start thinking about hiring a marketing operations person? What KPIs should your SaaS marketing team have? Cristina Vetere-Saunders, the Co-Founder of CS2 Marketing, talks to the host Shira Abel about what a B2B company needs to succeed at marketing their own business. About Crissy Vetere-Saunders • Crissy Vetere-Saunders is the Co-Founder of CS2 Marketing, a B2B marketing agency based out of San Francisco, CA. Before starting CS2, Crissy...

Duration: 00:59:21

075: Adam Stein on Product Marketing And Satisfying Your Sales Team

How can you run a marketing department with 2 people and satisfy a sales team of 50? What are the 3 marketing categories you should know about? What goes into a Competitive Battlecard? In this week’s episode of SaaS Insider, Adam Stein, the founder of APS Marketing, and the host Shira Abel discuss product marketing, solving problems for customers, and getting a sales team to buy in. About Adam Stein • APS Marketing and Adam’s marketing leadership of more than 20 years both center on...

Duration: 00:49:36

074: Elie Khoury of Woopra on Freemium, Data, and Starting a SaaS

How can freemium be beneficial to your SaaS business? What is the best way to figure out pricing? Which size of business should you be selling to? Elie Khoury, the CEO of Woopra, talks to Shira Abel about starting his business in Lebanon and moving it to Silicon Valley, his challenges and successes along the way. About Elie Khoury • Elie Khoury is the co-founder and CEO of Woopra. An engineer by trade, CEO by profession, Elie built Woopra under the belief that data made accessible to...

Duration: 00:45:01

073: Kurt Shaver on Social Selling and Leveraging Content

Should salespeople blog and create their own content? How to leverage video to improve sales? What are some different types of content that you could be sharing? Kurt Shaver, the Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of Vengreso, talks to Shira Abel about social selling done right and where to begin. About Kurt Shaver • Kurt Shaver is the CSO at Vengreso, a Digital Sales Transformation company. As a former sales rep and VP of Sales, Kurt knows what it takes to reach B2B decision makers. • He is...

Duration: 00:42:58

072: Dave Ewart of Oracle on Driving Innovation at an Enterprise

How do you make a transition from a job at a startup to an enterprise? How to help sales and marketing departments work together towards one common goal? Can you get sales fight for MQLs? Where do you start when trying to sell to an enterprise? Dave Ewart, the Head of Digital Marketing at Oracle, shares with Shira Abel his experience of working for an enterprise, developing a collaborative workspace, and driving innovation. About Dave Ewart • Hailing from the 50th state, Dave is a SaaS...

Duration: 00:45:32

071: David Cancel on Enforcing Culture and Setting People up For Success

How do you enforce culture and set people up for success? How can you choose the right people to join your team? Can you make sure you have diversity? Shira Abel talks to David Cancel about having five successful exits, company culture, and the importance of building a startup around your customer. About David Cancel • David Cancel is a serial entrepreneur, podcast host (Seeking Wisdom) and angel investor/advisor. • He is best known for creating hyper-growth products and product teams...

Duration: 00:47:14

070: Anders Härén on UX, Gamification and a Customer Journey

Why you should have an even distribution of UX professionals and developers on your team? How do you fail before you write code? Shira Abel and Anders Härén talk about data, gamification, building an ideal customer persona for your business and much more. About Anders Härén • Anders Härén is the CTO of Leeroy – a Swedish retail tech startup that has been around for 8 years. • Previously Anders was the CTO at MittMedia – Sweden’s largest publisher of local news (28 regional newspapers,...

Duration: 00:43:23

069: Elizabeth Harr on Strategy, Growth, And Building a Marketing System

What is at the very foundation of any brand? What is a marketing system? Where does research come into play? Shira Abel and Elizabeth Harr talk about strategy, A/B testing, branding for professional service firms and more. About Elizabeth Harr • Liz is an accomplished entrepreneur and experienced executive specializing in brand management for successful business growth. • Prior to joining Hinge, Liz co-founded a Microsoft solutions provider company and grew it into a thriving...

Duration: 00:45:48

068: Venkat Nagaswamy on Lifelong Learning and Account Based

How does learning affect the kind of leader you are? What is the most important skill you need to have to efficiently learn? What is Account-Based Marketing? The host Shira Abel and Venkat Nagaswamy share their thoughts on learning, ABM, and converting leads into customers. About Venkat Nagaswamy • As co-founder and CEO of MarianaIQ, Venkat Nagaswamy brings a long and diverse background in high technology to bear on applying artificial intelligence and Deep Learning to help marketers...

Duration: 00:42:32

067: G Leavitt on Five Biggest Reasons Marketing Departments Fail

Why do marketing departments fail? What should your plan consist of? Where to start when evaluating a campaign? Shira Able and G Leavitt get into a discussion about effective marketing, building a successful company, the truth about direct mail and more. About G Leavitt • Gaydon Leavitt (or “G” as he is called), a marketing scientist, has helped over 1,000 businesses with their marketing strategy and execution in nearly 200 industries. G is devoted to helping organizations build...

Duration: 00:51:25

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