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18
Sep 2018

Marketing Drives the Pipeline and Owns It - Obermayer Podcast

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Listen on iTunes while you visit McDonald's 

 

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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.

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17
Sep 2018

Ready, Set, Grow! with Marc Hafner

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Host, Laura Patterson interviews Marc Hafner, CEO/Chairman, Revionics for her monthly program: Ready, Set, Grow! Thursday, 9/20, 10:30am Pacific. 

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. 

About our guest, Marc Hafner, CEO/Chairman, Revionics

Marc Hafner is an award-winning CEO with more than 25 years’ experience successfully driving leading growth in organizations ranging from startups to large Fortune 500 divisions. Marc has a strong track record of building growth and value for stakeholders including investors, employees and customers. Marc has developed strategies and led organizations to compete effectively and win globally against the best such as Oracle, IBM, SAP, SAS, HP, Dell, EMC, Alcatel, Cisco and Microsoft in segments including SaaS, analytics and machine learning, enterprise software and other innovative industries globally. Marc’s other passion is rock and roll guitar, and with his band Lost in Austin he rocks it at events such as NRF’s Rock and Roll Retail and Revionics Insight.

11
Sep 2018

Marketing’s Future: An Intelligence Platform

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It’s one thing to talk about AI and machine learning and try to filter out the nonsense claims of a hundred companies that say they can deliver information about customers, buyers, competitors and your mom and dad; it’s another thing to find someone that has a platform that makes sense of the flood of gobbledygook flowing into your company. In this interview with Katie Bullard, Chief Growth Officer atDiscoverOrg we discuss what a marketing intelligence platform is and isn’t and why to compete going forward you have to make some decisions on employing an intelligence platform. The host is Jim Obermayer.

Katie Bullard, Chief Growth Officer, Chief Growth Officer at DiscoverORG

Katie is responsible for leading the global marketing, product management, and partnership functions at DiscoverOrg. She brings 15 years of marketing, product, and strategy experience in global, high-growth technology businesses to her role at DiscoverOrg. Prior to joining DiscoverOrg, Katie served in executive leadership roles at Mitratech, Accruent, and Hoover’s. She has a bachelor’s and masters degree from the University of Virginia.

DiscoverOrg’s

DiscoverOrg is the leading global sales and marketing intelligence tool used by 4,000 of the world’s fastest growing companies to accelerate growth. The company itself has been named an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company seven times. DiscoverOrg’s award-winning solutions provide a stream of accurate and actionable company, contact, and buying intelligence that can be used to find, connect with, and sell to target buyers more effectively – all integrated into the leading CRM, SDR, and Marketing Automation Tools in the market. DiscoverOrg’s team of over 250 researchers refreshes every data point at minimum every 60 days – ensuring customers reach the right buyers with the right message at the right time.

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10
Sep 2018

Fool’s Gold? Life After Your Tech Purchases

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Mark Godley puts Jim Gearhart, Senior Director, Enterprise Business Applications & Development at Zendesk, in the hot seat to discuss all things Martech.  Jim has an abundance of knowledge, insight and strong opinions about how to build a tech stack that will actually improve ROI and the data you need to fuel it.  Jim will also share his experience as a buyer, handling endless pitches from a dizzying array of vendors claiming nirvana just a PO away. Join September’s Data Dump podcast to get the inside scoop on the future of data and Martech tools.

About our guest: Jim Gearhart, Senior Director, Enterprise Business Applications & Development @ Zendesk

With two decades of experience building and leading technology teams, Gearhart has worked in a technical and strategic leadership capacity for a number of notable tech companies including HP, Agilent Technologies, Unify, Turn, Omniture,  & Adobe. Currently serving as Sr. Director of Enterprise Business Applications & Development for Zendesk, Gearhart provides executive leadership and vision to to ensure Zendesk’s objectives are realized through a modern, cloud-first technology stack.  Gearhart is at the intersection of pricing & packaging decisions for Zendesk’s SaaS products, enterprise platform & process governance, and represents Zendesk in MGI's Monetization Leadership Council, a Silicon Valley group dedicated to identifying and sharing market trends and best practices for SaaS companies.  Outside of his day to day executive functions, Jim’s interests include family, world travel, science, winter sports, and scuba-diving.

 

4
Sep 2018

Revenue Operations: a growing approach to marketing and sales alignment

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Growth and revenue are common themes for all companies. Getting all teams onboard to support revenue and business growth goals isn’t a small undertaking. Hence, the rise of revenue operations and roles like Chief Revenue Officer, which exist to bring synergy between revenue-generating teams like marketing and sales.

This episode of Revenue Rebels examines the role of revenue operations in advancing marketing and sales alignment and explores the impact of this effort across business teams. Rhoan Morgan, CEO of DemandLab, talks with Tijana Muratovic, Director, Sales Operations & Enablement at Fiix Software to discuss how the rise of revenue operations is guiding marketing and sales towards true alignment.

About our guest:

A true problem-solver at heart, Tijana has a strong history and passion for building revenue functions and teams from scratch. Dedicated to the world of B2B technology, specifically SaaS, her career started on the marketing side of the revenue generation engine. While she always appreciated the creative side of marketing, as a very results-driven individual, she embraced very early on marketing automation and the measurable aspects of marketing. This led her to her first role in Sales Operations and Enablement, an area that has become her true passion. A lifelong learner and also a dedicated mentor, Tijana is one of the founding members of the Sales Enablement Society's Toronto chapter, and a very active contributor to the Revenue Operations Network.

1
Sep 2018

What can AI do for me? Speaking to the puzzled, intrigued and curious.

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What do sales managers say about AI as a tool to help them manage? Are they welcoming or defensive. Our guest, Anil Kaul, says that most are still puzzled, intrigued and curious. Tune in Thursday 10:30am Pacific.

He asks us to ask the question, "What am I going to be doing next to increase productivity?" First, hire the right sales person, coach them, and spend the time training them. Companies spend a lot of time hiring and firing sales staff. They take the hit and miss approach. And now sales managers are expected to spend all of their time coaching. Listen to how this can be solved so sales can get back to SALES and managers can better use their time. 

It's almost like a pocket coach telling you what will work best next. THIS is a great support for managers. But what about the companies that choose to hire coaches?

  • not easy to find
  • coaches are expensive
  • acoach does best on what they know and experience.

AI has all the data available. 

  • AI learns from history of that client or prospect.
  • AI learns from other similar prospects and clients and can go back in history to see what has worked in the past.
  • AI learns from your best sales people.
  • AI continuously learning, finding patterns and humans might miss.
  • AI learns in real time and can adjust in real time based on new data.

We expect too much from our sales teams:

  • expect sales to consume tons of information - read the news, make connections from all the information.
  • be analtyically so good to figure out what is the best plan for their customer or prospect.
  • best sales people have that intuition, but 98% don't have that skill.

Listen to this show to the solution for sales and sales managers. Let's get back to sales being an enjoyable, exciting job!

About Anil Kaul

Anil has over 22 years of experience in advanced analytics, market research, and management consulting. He is very passionate about analytics and leveraging technology to improve business decision-making. Prior to founding Absolutdata, Anil worked at McKinsey & Co. and Personify. He is also on the board of Edutopia, an innovative start-up in the language learning space.

An in-demand writer and speaker, Anil has published articles in McKinsey Quarterly, Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing Research and International Journal of Research. He was recently listed among the ‘10 Most Influential Analytics Leaders in India’ by Analytics Magazine India and has been quoted as a “Game Changer” in Research World. Anil has spoken at many industry conferences and top business schools, including Dartmouth, Berkeley, Cornell, Yale, Columbia and New York University.

Anil holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Marketing degree, both from Cornell University.

 

About Absolutdata:

Absolutdata products and services deliver scalable business impact across the enterprise by combining cutting edge AI and ML with its heritage in analytical frameworks, business understanding and technology. A full suite of AI-powered products and data science services are changing the way global brands make decisions. Absolutdata’s NAVIK AI Platform has pre-built solutions, customizable solutions, and enabling services to get an enterprise AI-ready. The growing set of AI-powered SaaS solutions include NAVIK SalesAI, NAVIK MarketingAI and NAVIK ConceptAI. The services teams build custom solutions based on NAVIK AI. Founded in 2001, Absolutdata is based in San Francisco and employs 400 professionals across offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, London, Singapore, Dubai and Gurgaon.

31
Aug 2018

How to Know the Names of Companies and Visitors that Visit your Site

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Of course, some companies are pleased with a 2-4% website conversion, but substantial gains in sales can be accomplished by knowing the names of the companies and visitors to your site; that is the real payoff for marketing and sales.

It’s lovely to have website traffic, but almost useless unless you know who the visitors are. The key element is to combine your web analytics and CRM data to turn anonymous visitors into real people.  John Cheney, CEO of Workbooks CRM tackles how he has solved the mystery of the mysterious visitors.  The host is Jim Obermayer.

About John Cheney

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29
Aug 2018
20
Aug 2018

Ready, Set, Grow! with Guest Kevin Jones

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Host, Laura Patterson interviews Kevin Jones, Founder and Former CEO Anovia for her monthly program: Ready, Set, Grow! LIVE Thursday, 8/23, 10:30am Pacific. 

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15
Aug 2018

Two Old Dogs and a Young Pup - Generational Perspectives on B2B Data

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Mark Godley sits down with Karan Singh, COO at SalesSource, and Lars Nilsson, CEO of SalesSource, to discuss why data can make or break B2B GTM strategy. Between the three of these data dogs they know a thing or two about data and most of it has been learned through trial by fire in their early years. Join the podcast to hear what pitfalls to avoid when choosing a data provider and what defines success.  

Karan Singh, COO, SalesSource
With over ten years of experience managing and growing Sales Operations functions at hyper growth companies, Karan has been at the forefront of Enterprise Sales Operations for B2B technology companies in the Silicon Valley. 

Most recently, Karan led the global Sales Strategy, Programs & Analytics role within Cloudera, where he was responsible for driving the Go-To-Market Strategy, which was instrumental in the overall IPO readiness and execution effort within the company. Karan has also held leadership roles within Corporate Operations (Deal Desk, Order Management), Sales Systems and Compensation Design. 

Prior to serving as the co-founder and COO of SalesSource, Karan held leadership roles at ArcSight and Cloudera, both of which were propelled to an IPO through strong operational infrastructure and sales strategy. 

 

Lars Nilsson, CEO, SalesSource
With over twenty-five years of sales and operations experience in the technology sector, Lars is a global leader in enterprise software and selling solutions.
Prior to serving as the CEO of SalesSource, Lars was VP of Global Inside Sales for Cloudera, the company that revolutionized enterprise data management by offering the first unified platform for machine learning and advanced analytics optimized for the cloud.

Lars and his team at Cloudera developed the sales methodology Account-Based Sales Development (ABSD), which has transformed how businesses approach high-value targets. Lars also led the sales enablement and field readiness teams at Cloudera. These two functions are becoming increasingly important to fast-growth companies looking to rapidly scale sales orgs by shortening onboarding and ramp time for sales reps. 

Lars has served in sales executive roles at ArcSight/Hewlett Packard, Riverbed Technology and Portal Software – all three of which achieved IPOs, in addition to Cloudera (2017). 

7
Aug 2018

Building a daily activity framework that generates results

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There is no secret sauce to being successful in sales. It all starts with building a consistent, repeatable, scalable daily activity framework that ensures you do what needs to be done. Our guest in this episode is James Bawden. James is a sales professional and frontline salesforce advocate with a decade of experience across industries, spanning from wireless retail sales to complex B2B sales. His unique mixture of full cycle sales, sales development, enablement and leadership experience has resulted in his real world, practical views on what works for sales teams. He is fiercely passionate about all things sales, especially providing a voice for salespeople who are just beginning their careers.

About the show: VanillaSoft is a sales engagement platform. It allows you to rapidly turn Marketing qualified leads into Sales qualified leads.

30
Jul 2018

How sales and marketing alignment moves the revenue dial

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Marketing and sales have changed. How we connect, work together, and support corporate goals has changed. Anyone still doing things ‘how it’s always been done’ will soon be eating the competition’s dust. This podcast explores the intersection of marketing and sales and how a strong partnership between these two crucial functions supports organizational goals of internal alignment, external engagement, and corporate growth.

In today’s episode of Revenue Rebels Rhoan Morgan, CEO of DemandLab, talks with Michael Sala, Managing Director, Strategic Origination of LLR Partners to discuss how sales and marketing teams can work together to meet their organization's top-level growth goals.

 

23
Jul 2018

Data: Past, present and future with Don Wynns

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During our interview with Don Wynns, VP of OEM and Partnerships at HG Data, host Mark Godley will cover buying trends and the quality of data throughout the past two decades and what the future holds. Other topics we will touch on are: ABM, GDPR, third party data and the ethics of B2B data build processes. We promise this will not be as dry as it sounds! Join us or listen later, but either way, if you are a data wonk you don't want to miss this.

16
Jul 2018

Ready, Set, Grow! with Guest Dave Sikora

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Host, Laura Patterson interviews Dave Sikora, CEO, Altr for her monthly program: Ready, Set, Grow! LIVE Thursday, 7/19, 10:30am Pacific. 

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. 

About our guest, Dave Sikora

A software industry veteran, Dave has previously served as CEO of 2 public and 5 private, venture capital backed software companies and has held board director positions with 4 public companies. He executed the first Internet Software IPO in the State of Texas in 1995 and collectively his companies have raised over $100M in venture capital and have experienced exits and value creation events of almost $1B. Dave was most recently the CEO of Stratfor, a global intelligence and research firm with industry-leading products focused on emerging global physical and cybersecurity threats. Dave is an alumnus of the University of Houston and Harvard Business School.

10
Jul 2018

How to succeed as a new SDR

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Thursday listen live 10:30 am: Sales is a profession with a steep learning curve, and a short timeline to produce results. If you’re a new sales development rep (SDR), what can you do to succeed, and what mistakes should you avoid? Host, Darryl Praill interviews Lori Richardson on this topic. 
 
About our guest, Lori Richardson
Lori Richardson is the founder of sales consultancy Score More Sales, where she helps company leaders fix sales team issues to grow more revenues. She is the voice for "more women in sales” and is the President of Women Sales Pros, chartered to get more women into B2B sales and sales leadership roles in companies with male majority sales teams. In Lori's technology and financial services sales career she worked for 23 different sales managers and she has helped onboard over 1,000 SDRs, BDRs, and AEs in a 3 year period. Her new book, "She Sells, She Leads" will be available in September.