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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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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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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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Video Prospecting with HubSpot Video Integration

“Nobody reads anymore,” complained the salesperson famous for 500-word missives to her prospects. “I put so much effort into my follow-up and nurturing emails and it's just crickets on the other end.” OK, so no one is sending 500-word emails and...

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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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How to Create DIY Content Marketing Videos (that Don’t Look Like DIY Videos)

It’s no secret that video is one of the most popular and successful types of content for inbound marketing. In fact, marketers that use video reportedly grow revenue 49% faster than non-video users. However not all videos are created equal. While...

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The SaaS CEO’s Guide to Content (Inbound) Marketing and Sales

I read an article every week that claims that “Cold Calling is Dead” or some other sales tactic is no longer viable. Marketers are often quick to write obituaries to sales tactics that distract from the inbound marketing method.

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How Marketing Can Work Below the Funnel to Help Close Enterprise Sales

In enterprise solution sales, the consideration cycle is very long. It’s not uncommon for a decision to take six months or more from initial inquiry to final presentations and a contract being awarded. It would seem that marketing could have...

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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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#TheBrandPublisher - Leveraging LinkedIn for Business Development with Brynne Tillman, May 23 at Noon

The struggle for marketers and sales teams to get in front of their ideal prospects in a coordinated manner has never been more challenging. Most companies that have jumped on the content marketing bandwagon and employed marketing automation...

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