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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Managing Buyer Expectations is Key to High SaaS Customer Retention

Mar 26 2019

While I believe high customer retention (and/or low revenue & customer churn, depending how you prefer to frame it) takes a village that touches all aspects of the company…I also believe that sales plays a big role. Particularly when it comes to setting customer expectations. If you have a sales team that routinely overpromises, you are […]

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Designing Marketing Data to Accelerate Deals

Mar 21 2019

An often underserved aspect of modern marketing is the formation of a plan and design for the marketing data you need to make the buyer’s journey more relevant and accelerate your deal velocity. Acceleration comes from focusing the right sales and marketing messaging and tactics on the right prospects at the right time. The marketing […]

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When SaaS Marketing Segmentation is a Bad Idea

Jan 30 2019

Everybody knows SaaS marketing segmentation is good. And everyone thinks they need to do it. It makes messages more specific. It improves relevance, which in turn accelerates lead-to-revenue velocity. I personally love segmentation and have been using it extensively in SaaS marketing for over a decade. But it’s not always a good idea. And even when it is, too […]

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Video: 15 Questions to Score Your Sales Organization

Sep 20 2018

  Here are 15 questions to ask yourself about your sales organization. These simple questions quickly reveal key strengths, weaknesses, and areas of opportunity. Video transcript: Hi!  I’m Anna Talerico with Married2Growth. Let’s talk about the maturity of your sales organization. Because that usually directly translates to your sales efficiency and results. I recently launched a […]

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