SaaS Marketing Tactics Series: Attribution Planning

Sep 12 2019

I’m working with several companies on the advisory side that have similar marketing challenges around tactics and execution. So, beginning today with SaaS marketing attribution, I’m going to address some of the most common and basic executional failures. The fact is, from CMOs, down to VPs, senior directors, and directors, marketers often have far better intentions than execution. All […]

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When Should You Hire Your First SDR?

Sep 03 2019

A new sales leader reached out this week to ask when she should hire her first sales development representative (SDR). What a great question, and luckily, it’s a pretty black and white answer.  LET’S START WITH WHEN IT’S NOT TIME TO HIRE YOUR FIRST SDR. It’s too soon to hire your first SDR when: You haven’t landed any actual, […]

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How To Give a Great SaaS Demo

Aug 29 2019

If you are in SaaS sales, you know a great demo can make or break your chances of winning the deal. But what you may not know is what actually makes a demo great. Most demos—yes most—are simply terrible. Which is a shame, because giving a killer demo just isn’t that hard.  Here’s a quick […]

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Perfecting the SDR to AE Handoff

Aug 08 2019

A while back I spoke on a panel at the Salesloft Rainmaker event on the topic of perfecting the handoff of a prospect from the SDR to the AE. The handoff can make or break the sale. This is a topic often left orphaned by sales leaders and something that needs far more attention than it is given. SDRs are […]

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Valuing a Lead Generation Business

Aug 06 2019

This is a guest article from Founders Advisors Vice President Brad Johnson. We hope you enjoy it! In today’s digital economy, the ability to identify a target audience, communicate the right message, and convert prospects to customers is critical to any business. The rate at which advertising dollars are shifting to performance-based marketing models is […]

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The Power of Employee Incentives

Jul 30 2019

At our recent Silicon Y’all SaaS and Digital Media Summit, Matt Hamilton of Summit Partners shared insight into employee incentives as a great method of motivating employees to achieve desired business results. There are various types of incentives, each with its own unique way of influencing employee behavior. When used effectively, these incentives can have […]

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The Power of SaaS Storytelling Versus Storymaking

Jul 18 2019

A lot of SaaS marketing is made up. The best marketing is not. And the reasons for that may be way deeper than you think. Yes, this is another post espousing the value of authenticity in SaaS marketing. But it’s much more than that. Storytelling in tech marketing is critical because what we’re marketing is often […]

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What Should a New Sales Leader Focus On?

Jul 11 2019

I’ve been interviewing a lot of candidates for Director of Sales lately, and there is one question I always ask. “What will you focus on in your first 90 days?”. Of course, the obvious answer is “results”, but there is a lot more to it than that. There isn’t one right answer to this question. […]

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To Reduce SaaS Churn, Help Your Customers 24/7

Jun 27 2019

Sometimes big questions get floated like, “What is the meaning of life?”, “What’s my passion?” or “How can we reduce our SaaS customer churn?” If you have ever dealt with customer churn, reduced customer churn, worked in customer success or run a SaaS company, you know the enormity of this question.  It takes a village to […]

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Value of Customer Lifetime Value:Customer Acquisition Cost Ratio

Jun 26 2019

This is a guest article from Founders Advisors Vice President Brad Johnson. We hope you enjoy it! LTV:CAC – What is it? Lifetime Value : Customer Acquisition Cost (LTV:CAC) is the measure of return a SaaS business is generating on its customer acquisition spend. This can be thought of as the ROIC (return on invested […]

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