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Sharing experience, insights and best practices 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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CEO Onboarding for the SaaS CMO to Accelerate Results and Increase the 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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The New VP of Marketing’s First 100 Day Plan – B2B SaaS Edition – Part 1 of 2

When you’re brought in as the new VP of marketing at a SaaS company that’s owned by an entrepreneur or private equity, you’re immediately thrust into the spotlight. They probably didn’t hire you because all is well in marketing. They have an...

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Four Common Marketing Mistakes You May Be Making

Mistaking activity for results is a path to failure

We’ve had the experience of being very busy on behalf of clients only to have them come to us six or nine months into the marketing year saying that they don’t feel they’re getting traction...

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Inbound Marketing for Fintech; Is This a Viable Way to Generate Leads, Revenue and Company Viability?

Financial technology is a red-hot space these days. According to CB Insights, through the third quarter of 2017, more than 800 companies received more than $12 billion in VC funding globally. That’s a lot of new technology coming to market,...

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Offer - Case Study on Kodak's Chief Packaging Officer: Thought Leadership That Filled the Pipeline

What do you do with a 100-plus-year-old company after it changes from a consumer product manufacturer to a B2B company? Kodak had been fighting to reestablish itself as an expert in material science, imaging, photography and film. Its new...

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Best Practices for Outbound Sales Prospecting

While much of our effort at Austin Lawrence is focused on Inbound Marketing, I thought I’d share some of our best practices for outbound prospecting. We use these for our own firm’s sales prospecting and recommend this kind of outreach for client...

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Research from McKinsey & Company: The Case for Inbound Journalism?

One of our League of Extraordinary Marketers members, Ellie Becker, recently brought an article to my attention and we highlighted it in a recent #TheBrandPublisher episode. New research from McKinsey & Company states that for CEOs seeking growth 

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Content Marketing Doesn't Work. Unless You Have Compelling Content (the Case for Video in Content Marketing)

One of the themes at last fall’s INBOUND16 conference was that content marketing is getting harder to do—you need amazing content to generate interest in an increasingly saturated online and social media landscape. And to a certain extent, I...

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