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Douglas Karr Interviews Business, Marketing, and Sales Leaders


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Douglas Karr Interviews Business, Marketing, and Sales Leaders




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Kate Bradley Chernis: How Artificial Intelligence Is Driving The Art Of Content Marketing

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Kate Bradley-Chernis, the CEO at Lately ( Kate has worked with the largest brands in the world to develop content strategies that drive engagement and results. We discuss how artificial intelligence is helping to drive organizations' content marketing results. Lately is a social media AI content management platform that helps organizations understadn the words, phrases, and sentence strucutres of what your audience wants to...


Cumulative Advantage: How to Build Momentum for Your Ideas, Business and Life Against All Odds

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Mark Schaefer. Mark is a great friend, mentor, prolific author, speaker, podcaster, and consultant in the marketing industry. We discuss his newest book, Cumulative Advantage, which goes beyond marketing and speaks directly to the factors that influence success in business and life. We live in a world where being great may not be enough. We need momentum. From the best-selling author of KNOWN ( and Marketing Rebellion...


Lindsay Tjepkema: How Video and Podcasting Have Evolved Into Sophisticated B2B Marketing Strategies

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to co-founder and CEO of Casted, Lindsay Tjepkema. Lindsay has two decades in marketing, is a veteran podcaster, and had a vision to build a platform to amplify and measure her B2B marketing efforts... so she founded Casted! In this episode, Lindsay helps listeners understand: * Why video and audio are critical to B2B marketing strategies * How technology is providing businesses with the means to edit, publish, and amplify that content * An overview...


Marcus Sheridan: Digital Trends That Businesses Aren't Paying Attention To... But Should Be

For almost a decade, Marcus Sheridan has been teaching the principles his book to audiences around the globe. But before it was a book, the River Pools story (which was the foundation) was featured in multiple books, publications, and conferences for its incredibly unique approach to Inbound and Content Marketing. In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Marcus Sheridan about the growing digital trends that businesses are not paying attention to, but that are having a dramatic impact on...


Pouyan Salehi: The Technologies That Are Driving Sales Performance

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Pouyan Salehi, a serial entrepreneur and has dedicated the last decade to improving and automating the sales process for B2B enterprise sales reps and revenue teams. We discuss the technology trends that have shaped B2B sales and explore the insights, skills and technologies that will drive sales performance in the coming year. Pouyan is passionate about the non-traditional, bottom up SaaS approach of selling to customers and how revenue teams are...


Michelle Elster: The Benefits and Complexities Of Market Research

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Michelle Elster, the President of Rabin Research Company. Michelle is an expert in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies with extensive experience internationally in marketing, new product development, and strategic communications. In this conversation, we discuss: * Why do companies invest in market research? * How can market research accelerate your product development and marketing strategies? * What is the difference between...


Guy Bauer and Hope Morley of Umault: Death To The Corporate Video

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Guy Bauer, founder and creative director, and Hope Morley, chief operating officer of Umault, a creative video marketing agency. We discuss Umault's success at developing videos for businesses that thrive in an industry rife with mediocre corporate videos. Umault have an impressive portfolio of wins with clients large and small, their short videos invoking emotion, each which its own well-crafted story. Guy and hope discuss why doing a corporate...


Jason Falls, Author of Winfluence: Reframing Influencer Marketing To Ignite Your Brand

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Jason Falls, author of Winfluence: Reframing Influencer Marketing To Ignite Your Brand ( Jason speaks to the origins of influencer marketing through to today's best practices that are providing some superior results for the brands that are deploying great influencer marketing strategies. Aside from catching up and discussing Jason's road to success, we discuss: What is influencer marketing and how has it evolved over the...


John Voung: Why The Most Effective Local SEO Starts With Being Human

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to John Vuong of Local SEO Search, a full-service organic search, content, and social media agency for local businesses. John works with clients internationally and his success is unique among Local SEO consultants: John has a degree in finance and was an early digital adopter, working in traditional marketing with small businesses where he fell in love with helping them with their marketing efforts. John started Local SEO Search, Inc. in 2013 to help...


Jake Sorofman: Reinventing CRM To Digitally Transform the B2B Customer Lifecycle

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Jake Sorofman, President of MetaCX, the pioneer in a new outcomes-based approach for managing the customer lifecycle. MetaCX helps SaaS and digital product companies transform how they sell, deliver, renew and expand with one connected digital experience that includes the customer at every stage. Buyers at SaaS and digital product companies feel a lack of confidence that sales promises will be kept. What happens after the deal is signed? Now, with...


Owen Video: The Formula to Grow Your Brand And Sales With YouTube

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Owen Video, who operates The Video Marketing School - the #1 YouTube Coaching Program for Business Leaders. Owen shares how he became a leading coach within the industry and how businesses can leverage video to grow their brand and drive sales with video. Owen shares how he's developed his own popularity on YouTube and how he assists his clients... beginning with a simple formula for great video execution with the acronym GREAT. * Grab their...


Wendy Covey: How Technical and Engineering Firms Are Capitalizing On Digital Marketing To Drive Business Growth

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Wendy Covey, an author, speaker, and co-founder of Trew Marketing ( Wendy's firm serves technical companies (middle-marketing, design engineering, manufacturing) assisting them in driving inbound lead growth through digital marketing strategies. While B2B buying behavior has changed over the years where companies are researching and advancing the buying journey online... technical audiences are unique in that they...


Tyler Ludlow: The Art and Science of Moving from Decisions to Clarity

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Tyler Ludlow, Founder and Chief Decision Scientist of the Decision Skills Institute. In the digital era, marketers and business leaders are faced with decisions every day. Tyler provides a framework for businesses to find clarity in their decision-making. Tyler discusses what decision science is, the connection between innovation and decision science, how you actually "do" decision science, how values and uncertainties can be quantified to help...


Mary Koberstein: How To Achieve Next-Level Personalization To Perfect The Customer Experience

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Mary Koberstein, Director of Integrated Marketing and Experience Management Practices at Avionos. Mary helps partners define the go-to-market strategy, drive new business development, build delivery best practices and manage client relationships for CMS, analytics, personalization, marketing automation and digital marketing engagements. Consumers expect personalization – in fact, 73% expect personalized digital experiences – leaving little to no...


Kyle Hamer: How to Build A High Performance Sales And Marketing Strategy

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Kyle Hamer, the CEO of the Hamer Marketing Group. Kyle became a marketer through a path we often don't expect... from sales. We discuss how the sales and marketing, when coordinated and strategic, perform far better than traditional siloed organizations. Kyle provides insight into what sales people need vs. what marketing often provides - and how that's a detriment to the sales cycle. Behaviors have changed and marketing is talking at people while...


Stephanie Cox: How Marketing, Sales, Service, and Support Alignment Transforms The Customer Experience

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Stephanie Cox, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Lumavate. Corporations who hope to transform their organization must change the overall customer experience. Stephanie discusses "everything touching the customer" at Lumavate - marketing, sales, service, and support - and how alignment across all impacts business results. Stephanie isn't your traditional business leader. Stephanie discusses her journey in taking on multiple responsibilities...


Hunter Hastings: Opportunities in Crisis and How Marketers and Businesses Will Succeed

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Hunter Hastings, a marketer by profession and economist who assists in educating business leaders and entrepreneurship for the Mises Institute. We discuss the challenges and opportunities that businesses will have in overcoming the pandemic and shifts in business and consumer behavior that have come with it. In this interview with Hunter, he shares insight on how organizations and marketing departments need to "flip" their focus from internal...


Erin Jordan Spanski: Three Keys When Selecting a B2B Marketing Agency

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Vice President and Partner at Walker Sands. Erin is an accomplished public relations and marketing professional with a passion for helping B2B tech companies grow. We discuss the three keys to success when selecting and working with a B2B Marketing Agency. From strategy to execution, Walker Sands provides transformative B2B marketing solutions to drive the awareness, credibility and conversions needed to surpass them. They're unique in the industry...


Jack Klemeyer: Marketing Leadership With An Uncertain Future

On this episode, we interview Jack Klemeyer, a veteran business coach with 25 years of experience. Jack provides his insight into the current uncertain economic future of business and how leaders should respond, react, and succeed. On this episode, we discuss some key issues that are near and dear to leaders' hearts during these troubling times: How do leaders continue to motivate employees in a downturn? How can leaders continue to maintain optimism? How do leaders know when to pivot when...


Janet Mesh: Perfecting Agile Marketing and the Quick Pivot

In this Martech Zone Interview, we speak to Janet Mesh, CEO and Co-founder of Aimtal. Janet is an advocate and practitioner of agile marketing with her internal team and external clients. With daily (virtual) stand-ups, collaboration software, and weekly sprints, Janet and her team have perfected the Quick Pivot, a process to pivot strategies based on the results of her clients' campaigns. Janet and her team have built their wildly successful online marketing agency through focusing on a...