Sales Lead Management Association Radio header image 1

Sales Lead Management Association Radio

25
Jun

How to Measure Content ROI

20180728-tweet-muldoon.jpg

To hear some marketers complain, the ever ravenous bottomless pit of content consuming ne’er-do-well perspective buyers drain marketing’s budget with nary-a-proof of purchase.  But is the professed ignorance a ploy by marketers that simply don’t want to prove that the content they create is worth the expense?  In this interview with Pamela Muldoon, Revenue Marketing Coach with the Pedowitz Group, we find out that content does have a measurable ROI.  Really, it does.  Really.  This is Part Two of the program:  Connecting Content Creation to the Bottom Line from May 11, 2018

The host is Jim Obermayer.

About the Guest Pamela Muldoon

Pamela Muldoon is a Revenue Marketing Coach with The Pedowitz with over two decades of traditional and digital marketing experience. She specializes in campaign and content strategy with a passion for helping clients develop a content marketing culture across the organization. Her marketing career started over thirty years ago when she transitioned from on-air personality to Copy Director for a radio station in Wisconsin. Since then, she has taken on multiple marketing roles in her career, having worked with companies like ING, Prudential and Content Marketing Institute. Pamela was named one of the Top 50 Women in Content Marketing in 2017 and in 2018 one of the 20 Women to Watch from the Sales Lead Management Association.

Pamela is also a professional voice over talent and podcaster. When not online working on digital marketing strategies, she can be found unwinding at a Las Vegas poker table or hanging out with her two dogs, Maddi and Copper.

About the Pedowitz Group

The Pedowitz Group (TPG) is a Revenue Marketing™ consulting firm headquartered near Atlanta, Ga. We believe that Marketing is the driver of customer engagement that fuels the revenue engine. Many of today’s successful CMOs are operationalizing business accountability, digital transformation and the customer experience through marketing operations. As your partner, TPG helps you plan, build and optimize your revenue engine by delivering services in MarTech, demand generation and marketing operations.

TPG has worked with over 1,300 clients to enable marketing and sales. Our expertise spans the six major categories of MarTech, including marketing automation, CRM and content platforms. We specialize in helping mid-market and enterprise organizations in financial services, manufacturing, software, technology and business services.  The Pedowitz Group customers have won over 50 national awards for their Revenue Marketing excellence. To discover how we can help your organization become successful Revenue Marketers™, visit http://www.pedowitzgroup.com, or call us at 855-REV-MKTG or visit Revenue Marketer Blog.

Related from Muldoon: Connecting Content Creation to the Bottom Line

Sponsor for this show:

adView.cfm?id=396SLMA Radio Sponsorship

 Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com

14
Jun

Ready, Set, Grow! with Guest JT McCormick

201805621-patterson-mccormick.jpg

Host, Laura Patterson interviews JT McCormick, CEO/President of Book in a Box for her new monthly program: Ready, Set, Grow! LIVE Thursday, 6/21.  Ready, Set, Grow! is to provide a venue for CXOs to share their insights on what it takes to successfully achieve organic growth, lessons learned, the role they believe Marketing needs to play in growth and how they measure Marketing’s contribution beyond this “quarters” revenue. 

"JT McCormick is currently the President and CEO of Book In A Box, a publishing company that’s created an entirely new way for you to write a book. The company has worked with more than 750 authors and was recently ranked in their category as the #2 best company to work for in Austin.

Previously he was the President of Headspring Software, and helped grow it to a multi-million dollar 100+ person company which was repeatedly ranked as one the best places to work in all of Texas. JT is also the author of "I Got There: How I Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Achieve the American Dream." His book tells the story of how he worked his way out of poverty, starting his career cleaning toilets and eventually becoming the President of multiple companies.

Over the past five years, JT has mentored at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system as well as youth within low economic communities. He has also coordinated Backpack Drives for numerous elementary schools in low economic communities, providing over 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for students.

JT’s work has been featured on CNBC, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc and many others. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Megan, and their three children Ava, Jaxon and Elle."

11
Jun

Ready, Set, Grow! with guest Steven Shanklin

00:0000:00

201805613-patterson-shanklin.jpg

Host, Laura Patterson interviews Ziggy Shanklin, CEO and Founder of White Cloud Security, Inc. for her new monthly program: Ready, Set, Grow! Ready, Set, Grow! is to provide a venue for CXOs to share their insights on what it takes to successfully achieve organic growth, lessons learned, the role they believe Marketing needs to play in growth and how they measure Marketing’s contribution beyond this “quarters” revenue. 

Steven "Ziggy" Shanklin, CEO and Founder of White Cloud Security, Inc., is a leader in groundbreaking development for the cyber-security industry. Ziggy was the Director of Software Development for two cyber-security startups acquired by Cisco Systems, Wheelgroup Corp (1998) and Psionic Software (2002). Prior to starting White Cloud Security, where he invented their breakthrough "App Trust-Listing" technology, he was the VP of Engineering at Coretrace, Inc, an application whitelisting company acquired by Lumension Security (2012).

About White Cloud Security

White Cloud Security provides a Trust-Listing cyber-security service that blocks all untrusted Programs and Scripts from running on users’ computer systems.

In 2017, the WannaCry and Petya Ransonware attacks infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. Hacking has became a big business for criminal organization and is now more profitable than the illegal global drug trade in marijuana, cocaine and heroin combined. The cost of Ransomware for 2016, grew from $209 Million in Q1 2016 to $1B, and was expected to reach $5B in 2017. Application Whitelisting/App Control technology is the number one type of breach prevention solution recommended by Dept. of Homeland Security's US-CERT, the NSA, the FBI, Australia’s ASD, Canada, AIG, SANS, ISA, and NACD; but is nearly impossible to deploy and manage on a large scale. App Trust-Listing, the Next Generation of Application Whitelisting/App Control, uses Secure Crowd-Sourcing and Trust-Inheritance to simplify the deployment and management of which Apps are Trusted to run in your network. It's a simple and effective solution to the rapidly expanding array of today’s ransomware and malware threats.

6
Jun

CEO’s: Will You Win or Lose the Revenue Acceleration War?

00:0000:00

201805607-mcdade-haywarwd.jpg 

SLMA guest host and board member Dan McDade (CEO of PointClear) interviews Karen Hayward a managing partner of Chief Outsiders on the subject of what separates winners and losers in the revenue wars. The interview covers three tactical areas that winners use, and loses fail to implement. Very interesting.

Read the rest of this entry »

30
May

New Book on Sales Enablement from Co-Author Byron Matthews

Listen on iTunes while pretending to watch baseball 

20180521-tweet-matthews.jpg

Sales Enablement has the promise and research behind it to explain why this book is more than a new just a sales process. Book co-author Byron Matthews discusses why he and co-author Tamara Schenk set out to define the many facets of sales enablement into an understandable framework for success.  The host is jim Obermayer.   We discuss:

  1. The many facets of Sales Enablement
  2. Define the Sales Enablement Charter
  3. Enablement Operations
  4. Measuring Results

About the Author Byron Matthews

Byron Matthews, President and CEO, leads Miller Heiman Group’s commitment to championing customer-management excellence throughout the customer life cycle and across the enterprise from one source. Byron brings to bear in his role a firm grasp of providing organizations worldwide with an expanded, holistic approach for developing and managing, and sustaining, long-term customer relationships.

Byron’s depth and breadth of prior experiences include serving as Senior Vice President of Sales at Aflac, where he led over 30,000 sales professionals across multiple channels, and over five years at Mercer as Global Sales Leader and Global Head of the Sales Performance Practice, where he grew revenue over 30 percent.

About Miller Heiman Group

Miller Heiman Group is the global leader in providing organizations the sales methodology plus technology to drive revenue. The organization consults with successful brands, both large and small, to implement training, technology and coaching that drastically changes business outcomes. Through a combination of system innovation, unique industry research and proven learning approaches, Miller Heiman Group is future-proofing clients through the next wave of sales disruption. For more information, visit www.millerheimangroup.com.

About CSO Insights
CSO Insights is the research division of Miller Heiman Group, dedicated to improving the performance and productivity of complex B2B sales. The CSO Insights team of respected analysts provides sales leaders with the research, data, expertise, and best practices required to build sustainable strategies for sales performance improvement. CSO Insights’ annual sales effectiveness studies, along with its benchmarking capabilities, are industry standards for sales leaders seeking operational and behavioral insights into how to improve their sales performance and to gain holistic assessments of their selling and sales management efficacy. Annual research studies address sales and service best practices, sales enablement and sales performance optimization. For more information, visit www.csoinsights.com.

 

Sponsor for this show:

adView.cfm?id=396SLMA Radio Sponsorship

 Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com

21
May

Who Owns the Pipeline, Marketing or Sales?

00:0000:00

Listen on iTunes while hiking Mt. Baker, WA

20180525-tweet-rhoan-morgan.jpg

In our on-going series of asking the question, “Who Owns the Pipeline?" we are getting very interesting opinions from a wide variety of executives.  This week Rhoan Morgan of DemandLab offers her insight.  Her answers might surprise you and change how you do business. Read the rest of this entry »

15
May

How to Shorten the Sales Cycle

00:0000:00

 Listen on iTunes while dancing!

20180517-tweet-perry-williams.jpg

Shortening a company’s sales cycle has an outsized impact on the business. It reduces a competitors market share, increases cash flow, reduces sales territory turn-over, and reinforces sales forecast accuracy,  but how to do it consistently is always the conundrum. Our host today on SLMA Radio is Dan Perry of the Brevet Group and his guest is a founding partner of the Brevet Group Brian Williams.  

They discuss:

Read the rest of this entry »

7
May

Using CRM for Fun and Profit: How Sales Reps can use their CRM to Hit Quota

00:0000:00

Listen on iTunes while using GoldMine!

20180510-tweet-petersen.jpg

This episode has personal stories from GoldMine GM Paul Petersen, sometimes referred to as Mr. GoldMine because of his 19 years of experience with GoldMine Software.  Paul discusses how sales reps can benefit from using a CRM system, plus he talks about the "Three Builds Concept" which has guided his career and those of his sales reps:

Read the rest of this entry »

7
May
1
May

When Corporate Arrogance Bulldozes Marketing’s Good Judgement

00:0000:00

Listen on iTunes while hanging upside down!

20180503-corporate-arrogance.jpg

A little bit of success, can breed arrogance and poor judgment in many fast growing

Read the rest of this entry »

1
May

Warning About the EU’s GDPR Taking Effect May 25, 2018 and the new E-Privacy Acts

00:0000:00

In this interview, Debra da Costa of Direct Marketing Partners in the U.S. interviews Naomi Campbell, of the B2B Lead Agency in the UK to discuss the GDPR ramifications (including large monetary fines for non-compliance) for any company that wants to do business in the EU.   The host is Debra da Costa.

In April 2016, the European Parliament adopted a (law) standard for data protection of people in the European Union (EU). The GDPR applies to companies worldwide that promote their products (and services) to European citizens.

Companies face large fines for not complying with the standards set by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which

  • Provides greater predictability and efficiency for organizations that do business in the EU
  • Offers residents increased data protection rights.

Read the rest of this entry »

25
Apr

Three Biggest Mistakes Sales Managers Make and How to fix Them – McClelland

00:0000:00

Listen on iTunes while you bicycle!

20180424-tweet-mcclelland.jpg

When revenue slumps everyone looks to the salespeople as not having performed, and yet the reasons are often deeper and have more to do with how the salespeople are managed. 

Read the rest of this entry »

24
Apr

Time Waits for No Marketer: A GDRP Compliance List

00:0000:00

From David Fowler Digital Compliance Head at Act-On

20180426-tweet-fowler.jpg

It’s about 5 weeks and counting for every marketing department world-wide to comply with the EU’s GDRP legislation. It isn’t too late, but time waits for no marketer. In this program David Fowler, of Act-On’s digital compliance department gives us a list of his top compliance recommendations. 

About David Fowler

David Fowler serves as Act-On Software's Head of Digital Compliance. He has over 20 years of experience in the marketing industry, including the last twelve years strictly focused on the issues associated with regulatory compliance, digital privacy compliance, email marketing, deliverability, social media, mobile, integrated marketing, and marketing automation. David is a seasoned speaker, and email deliverability and privacy consultant with national and international engagements that include: Online Trust Alliance (OTA and Board Member), Email Services and Provider Coalition (ESPC and Board Member), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), InBox East and West, Inbox/Outbox – London, American Marketing Association, Messaging and Anti Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) – US and EU, TRUSTe, Privacy and American Business and the Email Insider Summit. Prior to joining Act-On, David held US- and European-based senior management positions focused on Deliverability, Email Privacy, Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Product Management with such companies as MarketFish, Lyris Technologies, Blue Hornet / Digital River, Yesmail, XO Communications, KPNQwest, Qwest Communications, Electric Lightwave, GST Telecom and MCI. Reach him on Twitter: @oregonlimey

About Act-On Software
Act-On Software is the leader in adaptive marketing solutions that enable marketers to create Adaptive Journeys™ using customer behaviors, preferences and data to intelligently guide the engagement strategy. With Act-On, marketers can drive better business outcomes and see higher customer lifetime value. www.act-on.com; @ActOnSoftware

 

Sponsor for this show:

adView.cfm?id=396SLMA Radio Sponsorship

 Whether you're producing a seminar series, user's conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, Validar has a solution. Call 888 784 2929 or visit us at www.validar.com

 

18
Apr

Who Owns the Pipeline. The Creators or the Closers

00:0000:00

Listen  on iTunes while yuo dire to Disneyland

20180419-tweet-joyce-benedetti.jpg

The pipeline or sales funnel is evolving as marketing becomes more aggressive and sophisticated in the creation of not only sales leads, but qualified leads.  It only takes a view of sales funnel models to see that marketing has evolved from top of the funnel suppliers to active participants in many stages of the customer journey.  The question is, who owns the pipeline?   The creators or the closers?  Sometimes marketing is assuming both duties.  In B2C marketing is called upon to do both, in B2B not so much. 

Read the rest of this entry »

18
Apr

Author David Cook: How to Be A GREAT Salesperson…by Monday Morning!

00:0000:00

Listen on iTunes while you should be doing your sales forcast!

20180419-tweet-cook.jpg

 

Sounds too good to be true, and yet it appears it isn’t as I have already tried some of David’s techniques and been rewarded.  In his book, How To Be A GREAT Salesperson…by Monday Morning!

Read the rest of this entry »

10
Apr

The Five Most Important Things Cyndi Greenglass has Learned in Business and Life

00:0000:00

Listen on iTunes while you shop for groceries 

20180412-tweet-greenglass.jpg

This interview is part of an on-going series to hear from successful people about what they have learned in business and life. Cyndi Greenglass, a business founder and marketing expert shares with us the 5 Most Important Things She has Learned:

Read the rest of this entry »

9
Apr

Pipeline Ownership is a Growing Question - Dan McDade

00:0000:00

Listen on iTunes while you walk the dog!

Why It Matters:

Dan McDade says, "Scoring algorithms are allowing more poor-quality leads to go to sales faster than ever before!"

Read the rest of this entry »

3
Apr

Is Pipeline Ownership in Question? Hear from Jen Spencer

00:0000:00

 
Listen on iTunes while you drive to work 

 

20180405-tweet-spencer.jpg

Some say it is starting to get confusing as marketing assumes an ever increasing responsibility for parts of the sales pipeline; sales it seems is relinquishing areas it wants help with or doesn’t want to deal with. In this episode with Jen Spencer, Vice President of Smartbug Media, we try to understand the changing nature of these two departments which serve the prospect that holds the purse strings. The host is Jim Obermayer. Read the rest of this entry »

3
Apr

Does Marketing or Sales Own the Sales Pipeline?

00:0000:00

Listen on iTunes while you walk the cat 

20180405-tweet-ryan.jpg

With the advent of more sophisticated CRM systems, marketing automation software, some AI applications and years of frustration on the part of Marketing, the uncomfortable question is now being posed: Does marketing own the sales funnel, aka the sales pipeline?
Read the rest of this entry »

27
Mar

Who Owns the Pipeline? Marketing or Sales? – Matt Heinz on SLMA Live Radio

00:0000:00

Listen on iTunes while paint the barn!

20180329-tweet-heinz.jpg

Who Owns the Pipeline? Marketing or Sales? – Matt Heinz on SLMA Live Radio

Traditionally, the pipeline has been called the sales pipeline and it has been owned by the salespeople. But is this a true statement today?   With the advent of new marketing automation capabilities, and artificial intelligence applications, marketing is relentlessly inserting itself deeper into the pipeline at almost every level.  To answer this question, we have gone to Matt Heinz, the expert’s expert on the pipeline question. 

Read the rest of this entry »

19
Mar

An Agency willing to Stand Behind the Moniker: Performance Marketing

00:0000:00

 Listen while you climb mountains on iTunes

20180322-tweet-schulties.jpg

 

A Defintion of Performance Marketing

For the past two years’ proving ROI for marketing was all the rage in every conference (as if it was suddenly new) but it surely became more popular. In this interview with one of the nominees for the SLMA’s annual 20 Women Leaders in Business, Rachel Schulties, we discuss the definition of Performance Marketing which we suspect is entrails a broader definition that just measuring ROI.

Read the rest of this entry »

14
Mar

What It Means to Internalize a Data First Mentality

00:0000:00

Listen while you walk the hamster on iTunes

 

20180315-tweet-fisher-leutz.jpg

Data is the lifeblood of all sales and marketing initiatives (or the electricity that powers them) – but we’re not referring to just any data; for this discussion, we’re talking about quality contact and account data; the data that every sales and marketing person depends on. The guest is Ned Leutz Director of new business at ZoomInfo.  The host is Anna Fisher.

Read the rest of this entry »

7
Mar

The Evolution of Sales - Reflections on Many Decades in the Trenches

00:0000:00

Listen while you hike on iTunes

20180308-tweet-godley-donofriojpg.jpg

While sales functions have changed its evolution has been just as dramatic as its sister discipline of marketing.  In this program, host Mark Godley, CEO of  LeadGenuis will interview Mike D'Onofrio Chief Revenue Officer of LeanData. Mark explores with Mike why today is the best of times to be in sales and the expected future of the sales profession. The program guest host is Mark Godley.

Read the rest of this entry »

6
Mar

Katie Bullard on Why DiscoverOrg is Different - 3 Minutes +

00:0000:00

Listen while you plant flowers on iTunes

This is a 3 minute and 57 second excerpt from an interview with Katie Bullard, Chief Growth Officer at DiscoverORG.  We asked her what makes the DiscoverOrg approach to database management, a database platform,  different and this is her response.

You can hear the full interview here:

Do you need an Intelligence Platform?

 

20171116-tweet-katie-bullard.jpgAnd also this program:

Marketing Intelligence Software: How it Improves Marketing ROI

Read the rest of this entry »

28
Feb

The Argument: Does Marketing Now Own the Pipeline?

00:0000:00

Listen on iTunes while you go bird watching! 

 

20180301-tweet-obermayer.jpg

The sales pipeline, aka the sales funnel is the long-standing measurement of the past, present and future for a company.  In the not too distant past marketing dumped demand into the beginning (top) of the pipeline and sales took responsibility for the rest of the process.

Read the rest of this entry »

21
Feb

5 Most Important Things Marylou Tyler has Learned in Business and Life

00:0000:00

Listen while you drink a slurpee on iTunes

20180222-tweet-tyler.jpg

Author and Consultant Marylou Tyler shares the processes in her life which have served her well.  She joins a list of executives that have opined on what has helped them on the pathways of life.  She discusses:

Read the rest of this entry »

12
Feb

Why CEO’s and CFO’s are still beggars when it comes to marketing ROI

00:0000:00

Listen while you work out on iTunes

 

20180215-tweet-patterson.jpg

Flushed with Data and Metrics: Why is it Still Hard to Prove Marketing ROI?

The data is there, or at least available; that excuse for proving the ROI of marketing is dead and isn’t valid.  If the Chief Financial Officer for a company is asked to show the ROI for the company, it would be impossible for him or her to simply say, “AH, we can’t do that.”  So, what is it that is makes beggars out of CEO’s that want to know the ROI for marketing? Why isn’t marketing ROI a written part of every CMO’s job description? Author Laura Patterson of VisionEdge Marketing has opinions about why this is still an evasive goal for most corporations. 

Read the rest of this entry »

12
Feb

5 Things Dan McDade has Learned in Business and Life

00:0000:00

Listen while ride a Harley on iTunes

 

20180208-5things-danmcdade.jpg

This interviewi is part of a series we are doing to find out what makes entrepreneurs tick.   We ask about the things that have made a difference in their lives.  Sometimes we hear about how they run their company, sometimes the things that were important milestones in their lives.  In this episode we hear Dan McDade talk about authors that made a difference and his own philosophy of management.  He discusses:

Read the rest of this entry »

7
Feb

5 Most Important Things Mari Anne Vanella has Learned in Business and Life

00:0000:00

Listen while you ride a horse on iTunes

20180208-5things-vanella.jpg

As part of our continuing series of interviews on the five most important things an executive has learned in business and life, we spoke with Mari Anne Vanella of the Vanella Group. -- She has authored the best-selling and award-winning book 42 Rules of Cold Calling Executives.  Mari Anne presented thoughts that have guided her in her career such as: Read the rest of this entry »

30
Jan

Sales 3.0 - What’s it all about?

00:0000:00

 Listen while you drink a pint on iTunes20180201-tweet-gillett-farrington.jpg

 

This is a continuation of the interview with Jonathan Farrington from last month when the host Peter Gillett and Jonathan Farrington, CEO of Top Sales World discuss how technology is changing the way we sell.  These two experts don’t always agree, but they do agree that changes are tsunami-like with few sales or marketing people aware of what’s coming. No it isn‘t business as usual.

Read the rest of this entry »