I’m a passionate believer in the power of content marketing as the only real future marketing has. When it comes to launching my own, brand new SMB content marketing program, I got a trial-by-fire over the last several months. Make no mistake, I’ve done this before. As CMO of ion interactive, I had built an […]
Transcript: Listen to your buyers, not your engineers. Buyers use a small fraction of your enterprise SaaS product’s features. And they can only handle a small fraction in your marketing. Hi, I’m Justin Talerico with Married2Growth and I’ve been marketing enterprise SaaS for over a decade. Screens are getting smaller; features are getting more complex; […]
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 […]
Over the last ten years or so, I used content as the basis of our highly capital-efficient demand generation machine for our enterprise martech SaaS. This is how we made that happen from the strategic ideas behind it, and the realities of execution.
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 […]
To stay clear of undermining your good name and brand, it pays to create a sustainable content strategy that’s intentionally designed to have a lifecycle that makes sense.
Transcript: I’m Justin Talerico from Beacon9 and I’d like to add some context to my recent post: Designing Marketing Data to Accelerate Deals I’m a data-driven guy. And a very data-driven marketer. I rarely do anything that’s not objectively measurable. But all data isn’t created equal. Most marketing data is inferred, because that’s what’s easy and […]
Acceleration comes from focusing the right sales and marketing messaging and tactics on the right prospects at the right time. The data needed to make that sort of success predictable must be intentionally sought, recorded and leveraged.
When the ratios are off…for example too many salespeople for available marketing spend; or too many marketing team members for the available spend and lead requirements; the whole program is destined to fail. There’s no way to bring in a reasonable CAC because sales will never have enough leads to work and marketing wages will be far too high per lead to make fully loaded CPL business-reasonable.
Each of my marketing automation “basics” could branch into endlessly complex, feature-thick holes of martech geekdom. In all candor, I’ve dug plenty of those—some of which were even worth it. But, most of the time, they’re not worth it. And keeping the basics, basic will make your B2B marketing automation predictable, productive and reliable.