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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What Collateral and Content Do You Need To Sell Enterprise SaaS?

May 02 2019

The theme of my conversations recently seems to be SMB SaaS moving to sell into the enterprise. One question that comes up when planning a move like that is what type of collateral and content is needed to sell to enterprise accounts.I am always pleasantly surprised by the forethought the question demonstrates. While it can seem in the weeds, […]

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What Enterprise SaaS Customers Want

Apr 25 2019

Some SaaS companies start by selling to the SMB market and evolve to sell to the enterprise at some point. Often this move is a planned strategy. And other times, it’s more accidental. Enterprise customers actually lead you there. You’re targeting small and mid-sized businesses and suddenly you notice that you have some Fortune 1,000 […]

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A/B Testing Myths and Quagmires

Apr 16 2019

I love testing. I tested everything I could for the last 11 years or so. As a bootstrapped SaaS CEO masquerading as a CMO, testing was the motherload of certainty that helped us waste less capital. But there are some A/B testing misconceptions I feel compelled to share. There are situations in which testing is a waste […]

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Interview SaaS Sales Reps the Same Way Your Buyers Buy

Apr 11 2019

When we think about the stages of a recruiting, we all probably have a similar idea of that process. Resume screen, phone screen, in-person interview, 2nd round in-person interview, offer letter, reference checks, offer acceptance, and new employee onboarding. Some companies stick a few other steps here and there (like a sample presentation for sales […]

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Enterprise SaaS Product Marketing Messaging

Apr 02 2019

I spent a decade marketing an enterprise SaaS platform to marketing leaders at companies like FedEx, Dell, GE and Salesforce. During that time I experimented with thousands of versions of product messaging. The vast majority of these enterprise SaaS product marketing tests were empirical and allowed to reach statistical significance. Testing certainty gave me the confidence to innovate […]

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Selling Martech Means Marketing to Marketers

Mar 28 2019

My co-founders and I marketed to marketers for the better part of two decades. Over that time, the space better known as marketing technology came into being and exploded into a landscape that now sports nearly 6,000 solutions. Martech is a wildly cluttered world of competing ideas, freshly minted problems and very real pains for marketers to […]

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