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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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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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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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SaaS CMOs Need to Understand the SDR Role to Aid Sales and Marketing Alignment

Reading “The Sales Development Playbook” and attending meetings of the Enterprise Sales Forum were eye-opening to say the least.

To say that sales and marketing have a love-hate relationship is probably to overstate it at most SaaS companies. But...

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Thought Leadership Content Strategy: Getting to the Big Idea

In our post Making the Business Case for an Online Magazine, we summarized the role of the idea in building the case… But how do you arrive at an idea that’s big enough to get the ball rolling?

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SaaS CEOs Responsible for Onboarding CMOs to Accelerate Results and Increase Odds of Success

Onboarding a new CMO is crucial to their success and that of your company. You might be tempted to think that as a senior executive, your new marketing leader doesn’t need your help to get started, but nothing could be further from the truth....

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Content Marketing for CEOs Looking to Boost Sales and Increase the Value of Their Business [FREE DOWNLOAD]

CEOs and founders preparing their companies for liquidity events understand the importance of repeatability in revenue. What some may not appreciate is the value content marketing has in ensuring revenue is scalable and repeatable with or without...

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The New VP of Marketing’s First 100 Day Plan – B2B SaaS Edition – Part 2 of 2

This is the second half of the new VP of marketing's guide to the first 100 days of work. If you missed the first half, which covers the two weeks before work actually starts and the first 30 days of the job, you can find it here.

Now that you're...

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