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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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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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4 Benefits of Sales CRM Integration With Marketing and Customer Success Software

The sales pipeline no longer works on its own.

Especially for SaaS companies, the customer journey has eclipsed the sales pipeline as the best determinant of lifetime customer value (LTV). Sales teams that expect to reach and engage their...

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The SaaS Founder as Product Manager

When Is It Time to Professionalize This Function? And What Does It Mean for a CMO Job Seeker?

SaaS CMO candidates should ask about product management for insight into the management style at a potential employer and to gauge its future prospects....

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B2B Marketing: What’s the Mission as We Recover from the Pandemic?

Webinar recap: Cutting your external comms budget is tempting for the CFO, but what's the impact longer term?

During the uncertain times of COVID-19, it is natural for B2B companies to want to tighten their marketing and advertising spend to...

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Advice to a Friend Who is a SaaS Startup Founder

A real-life email with some of our best SaaS resources and recommendations.

While we generally don’t work with self-funded startups, many of the resources we rely upon for early stage SaaS are relevant to firms that are just getting going. In...

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What to Do with Budgets for B2B Trade Shows and Conferences?

Thoughts for SaaS marketers on digital events and content development as we push through the pandemic.

While some live event organizers are hoping to hold events again beginning in the fourth quarter, there’s a lot of time and marketing to be...

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WorkCast CEO on the Pandemic, Webinars and Impact on his Company and Customers

Stewart Kibby on how his team is responding to unprecedented challenges and opportunities.

Recently, I asked Stewart Kibby, CEO of WorkCast, to be interviewed for this blog as I felt he’d be in a unique position to comment on the impact of the...

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SaaS Pricing and Packaging: Powerful Marketing Levers for the Pandemic

With pipelines drying up how can you motivate buying behavior?

Classically trained marketers think different. They zoom out and consider the landscape before attempting to even describe a problem. Like a good doctor, they see the symptoms but dig...

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