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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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Top 10 Reasons Why You’re Failing to Convert Leads into Customers

In theory, the process of converting inbound leads into customers seems pretty simple. When someone downloads something they liked it’s an indication of interest. So if you can generate more leads, all you have to do is hire low-cost business...

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Defining the Future of Meetings and Conferences

How Aventri CEO Jim Sharpe not only pivoted the business to support online events but is now helping to define what the future of meetings looks like with its customers.

As Jim Sharpe stepped into the CEO position at Aventri in January 2020, he...

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Scale Your SaaS Beyond Founder Relationships With an Inbound Strategy

As the founder of a young business, you are the one responsible for developing relationships, closing deals and securing the funding you need to move forward. It makes sense that you would be your company’s number one salesperson since you...

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How Smart SaaS Founders Prepare for their First Round of VC Funding

If an investor group handed you a check for $8 million, would you be prepared?The clock starts ticking as soon as the check is deposited. You now have quarterly board meetings. You now have sales targets to hit. That’s a lot to handle when it...

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The Right Way to Follow Up on Inbound Leads

Since the dawn of inbound marketing, let's call it the early 2000s, best practice for lead handling has been to follow-up an inbound lead within five minutes (or as quickly as possible) because it maximized the odds catching someone live,...

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How to Supercharge Your Sales Pipeline with Content

A CMO’s problems are fundamentally different than they were a year ago. And that's even more true if you're new in the job. Increasing sales in the short term requires content that jump-starts prospect engagement. Easier said than done,...

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Cover your flank as a new SaaS CMO

Get a solid tactical plan running ASAP so you have the freedom to build strategy.

Congratulations on the new post as CMO. You need to start immediately to prove to your CEO that he/she made the right decision to hire you, or before long, you’ll...

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7 Things You Can Do NOW to Reduce SaaS Churn in the Pandemic

SaaS CEOs and CMOs should focus as much attention on retention as growth.

It’s an old saw in (the SaaS) business: It’s harder to sell a new client than it is to keep an existing one.

This maxim is consistent with most people’s gut instincts--it...

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Six Reasons Why Your Website Isn’t Generating Enough (Sales) Leads

Your waterfall will look more robust after reading and acting on this post.

It’s a shame when I come across websites that are obviously the result of a lot of effort in developing content for lead generation, and then quickly realize that their...

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5 Common Landing Page Mistakes You May Be Making

A well-developed landing page should be optimized for search as well as converting views into submissions. Landing pages can be just as important as the content you’re offering and should be carefully constructed. Otherwise, you’re investing in...
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