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Sharing experience, insights and best practices for building SaaS businesses. Clients rely on us to realize the future visions of their organizations. Posts here are based on real-world outcomes and lessons learned from putting marketing to work – marketing that grows software companies like yours.  Let’s build something bigger, together.

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SaaS Marketing Strategies for the Recession of 2020

It’s a social good to preserve and if possible, grow your business.

None of us have experience trying to run a business during a pandemic. But having been in the workforce through three recessions, and counseling clients through two of them, I...

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Seven Ways to Capture the ROI of Thought Leadership Marketing

Revenue isn’t the only measure of ROI (but we do start there)

Careful readers of our blog over the years know that we often pound the table for measurement of results from all content marketing initiatives including thought leadership. In fact,...

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Seven Tips for the New SaaS CMO’s Survival

SaaS CMOs need to align with CEOs, own the customer, prove ROI

CMO tenure is going down in SaaS firms generally, and some SaaS firms are shedding the CMO and the role entirely. Why is this, and what can the newly-minted CMO do about it?

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Why Is It That SaaS CMOs Seem to Focus on Lead Gen or Branding but Not Both?

It’s the rare SaaS CMO who builds a brand while driving revenues. Are they the true unicorns?

Speaking with SaaS CMOs can make you wonder if there really are two different titles that should be awarded these folks: Chief Lead Generation Officer...

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Your SaaS Pricing Page Should Display Pricing or Risk Visitors Bouncing

Think about your own behavior on websites that mislead you… why offer SaaS pricing that you’re not willing to give?

One of the more frustrating discussions we have with clients is about SaaS pricing. Not the pricing model itself (though these...

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Renewed Focus on Profits by VCs and PE Firms Is Good for SaaS Marketing Leaders

It’s probably a good time to recalibrate and reallocate the marketing spend.

It’s hard to read today’s headlines about venture subsidized businesses being directed to finally focus on profits and not think, “it’s about time.” Unprofitable...

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KLAFFS Case Study: Staying Relevant to Core Customers While Also Attracting a New Generation of Buyers

How to drive retail business transformation through content marketing.

How do you help a business that is almost a century old stay relevant to its long-time customers while at the same time attract a new and younger group of homeowners with...

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HubSpot User Group Case Study: Building a State-of-the-Art SaaS

Bryce Curry of Cole Information shares how HubSpot supports its growth ambitions

We’ve been focusing on case studies at the HubSpot User Group in Stamford, CT, and they’ve proven to be among our most popular format for the HUG. For our December...

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Thought Leadership: It’s All About the Content! (A Nod to Editorial Strategy)

How to generate content ideas and align them with your goals.

Ask any three people for the definition of thought leadership and you’ll get three different answers. It depends on where the person comes from — not geographically, but politically....

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Don’t Ask, “How Big Is Your Agency?” Ask Instead, “How Big Are the Ideas You’ve Brought to Your Clients?”

What are the smart questions to ask as you’re hiring an agency? Read my POV in this post.

It’s the rare B2B marketing situation that calls for a major-league agency. The answers to most B2B challenges are relatively confined campaigns that target...

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