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The ABM Conversations Podcast is the no.1 podcast for marketing and sales professionals in the B2B SaaS industry. The ABM Conversations Podcast is focused on helping B2B marketers and sales professionals in exploring strategies, tactics and real experiments to drive revenue, customer engagement, retention and more. It is a rare marketing podcast that promises to stay away from fluff and vanity metrics. Each podcast episode deconstructs marketing tactics and strategies used by world-class per ...
 
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Yaag Ganesh is the Director of Marketing at AVOMA (a very organized meeting assistant), the host of ABM Conversations Podcast, an author of 8 books, and a TEDx speaker. Brett and Yaaag discuss great marketing and striking a balance between what your customers want and what your north star is. When working on a small marketing team, the best approac…
 
Sarah Greesonbach is the Founder of B2B Writing Institute, a practical hub of knowledge about B2B writing. Having fallen into the most profitable and stable writing niche, Sarah is now helping other freelance writers hone in their skills in the B2B marketing space. Brett and Sarah discuss writing as an art form, being mindful of the audience, reach…
 
In this episode, Kevin Maney, the founding partner at Category Design Advisors (CDA), a bestselling author, and an award-winning columnist, joins us to discuss CEO Storytelling, i.e. how to build a narrative.He talks about:--> How does a narrative really work especially when you are competing with a better product?--> The process to identifying you…
 
CEO Jonathan Gandolf returns to the podcast to discuss The Juice’s presence on social media, organically building the brand, and how team members are getting involved. Throughout his career, Jonathan has seen personal posts do much better than scheduled posts. Brett points to the rise of the individual creator and how reposting other brands’ conten…
 
Chelsea Castle is the Director of Content Marketing at Chili Piper, the most advanced routing and scheduling software for B2B revenue teams. She prides herself in creating content that truly provides value and resonates to a human on the other end. They discuss the importance of content marketers and how the space can be improved. 0:00 Intro 0:50 C…
 
Kate VanLue, Director of Sales at The Juice, has been overloaded with calls since their launch. She shares some of the commonalities of these conversations with marketers and the rewarding lightbulb moments. With so much going on, The Juice is hiring to grow the sales team. 0:00 Intro 1:00 Conversation with Kate 3:00 Friendly approach to sales 5:00…
 
In this episode, the Obviously Awesome April Dunford, the positioning hegemon with 25+ years of experience, joins us to discuss and debunk all possible confusions and misunderstandings around positioning.She talks about:--> What exactly is positioning (in the SaaS context), and why are very few companies able to nail it?--> How positioning is diffe…
 
In this episode, Raul Galera, the Chief Advocate at ReferralCandy, joins us to discuss how you can leverage referrals and partnerships the right way for customer acquisition. Raul has been leading ReferralCandy's partnership efforts for the past five years, working alongside marketing agencies, media and tech companies.He throws light on:--> How lo…
 
Kat Locascio, who runs Customer Success at The Juice, shares how she’s settling into her new position and personalizing customer outreach. Kat has been using The Juice platform herself to learn about B2B Marketing and is excited for more customers to start Juicing and stop Googling. 0:00 Intro 1:09 Conversation with Kat 3:44 Personalizing customer …
 
Cassie Pallesen, who’s on the Content & Comms team at Dropbox, joins Brett in discussing cross functional working, the value of content marketing, and communicating that value internally to stakeholders. After marketing at several companies, Cassie saw that pumping out high volumes of content for SEO rankings wasn’t effective in the long term in fi…
 
In this episode, Brett McGrath, VP of Marketing at The Juice (a curated discovery platform for B2B content), joins us to share his insights and experience on reducing friction in B2B content experience and earning prospect’s trust.He talks about:--> What is frictionless content, it’s anatomy and how one can leverage it--> 1:many content vs 1:1 cont…
 
Alaina Thompson, Growth Marketing Manager at The Juice, joins Brett on the podcast the day after their official launch. Alaina has been using The Juice platform to research specific and useful content for her job. She shares some user tips and explains the newest feature, playlists. 0:00 Intro 1:42 Conversation with Alaina 3:04 Momentum leading to …
 
Scott Vaughan is the former CMO at Integrate, an experienced marketer in the B2B world, a SaaS Executive, and a Growth Accelerator. Scott shares his perspective on implementing change in the marketing space and creating more human and authentic relationships with customers. 0:00 Intro 1:00 Conversation with Scott 4:00 Marketers’ relationship with c…
 
In this episode, Nir Eyal, most known for his book 'Hooked' and 'Indistractable', joins us to discuss some interesting facets of Consumer psychology, product engagement, and ways to keep yourself away from distractions. Nir talks about: --> How tech and social media are not necessarily 'addictive.' --> How shows like 'Social Dilemma' are selling yo…
 
This is the week. Tuesday is the official launch date of The Juice! Brett McGrath reflects on all the hard work the team has accomplished leading to this moment and thanks all the early supporters, customers, and modern-day B2B marketers who have backed up The Juice’s vision. 0:00 Intro 2:22 Shout out The Juice team 7:04 New hire, Lead Product Desi…
 
Joe Lazauskas is the Head of Marketing at Contently, a content marketing platform for creating content better and faster. He is the co-author of The Storytelling Edge and writes a popular newsletter on LinkedIn. Joe’s recent article, Ditch the Persona and Find Your Muse, is about empathy, oxytocin, creativity, and creating the best content with one…
 
In this episode, Hiten Shah, the founder of Nira, who also co-founded CrazyEgg and Kissmetrics, joins us to share his observations and insights on "How user research can help your product become more relevant to your customers and sometimes even pivot to a new direction?"He talks about:--> What should one look for in user interviews?--> Why did he …
 
In the final episode of “Using Community to Launch at B2B MarTech Company,” Jonathan and Brett wrap up the conversation on momentum, community, launching, and what it’s like to watch their vision turn into a live product. From the beginning, Jonathan has created their hero story of fighting the common enemy, bad outdated marketing that needs to be …
 
Ethan Beute is the Chief Evangelist at BombBomb, a video messaging tool for building relationships. He’s also the author of Re-humanize Your Business and the host of the Customer Experience Podcast. Ethan and Brett discuss his approach to content, background in television, the rise of video and social media, and the key to being an evangelist. 0:00…
 
In this episode, Andrei Zinkevich, the co-founder of Fullfunnel.io, joins us all the way from Croatia to share his insights on the misconceptions around Account Based Marketing and some of the mistakes we can avoid.He talks about:--> What ABM is and isn’t, and the fundamental misconceptions--> The common mistakes in B2B, when it comes to demand gen…
 
In part four of “Using Community to Launch at B2B MarTech Company,” Jonathan and Brett talk all about momentum, leading up to the launch and after. They share the biggest hurdle they faced while building momentum and some of the lessons they learned early in their careers. 0:00 Intro 1:00 Conversation with Jonathan 1:30 Go to market meeting 4:30 Or…
 
Stuart Balcombe is the Co-Founder of Procket, a company that helps busy founders and marketing teams get more mileage out of their content. Brett reached out to Stuart after reading his Twitter thread where he tweeted, “Content marketing is experiencing a Blockbuster → Netflix style shift.” 0:00 Intro 0:46 Conversation with Stuart 1:57 Twitter VS L…
 
In this episode, Eddie Yoon, the founder of Eddie Would Grow, the world's leading expert on super consumers and the co-creator of Category Pirates joins us to share his insights on 'How to identify your super consumers and also be thoughtfully aggressive?'He talks about:-->Who are super consumers and how are they different from what we call ‘power …
 
In part three of “Using Community to Launch at B2B MarTech Company,” Jonathan asks Brett about building momentum and making the launch more than a single day affair. Inspired by sneaker culture and hip hop album drops, Brett has been producing hype around The Juice’s official launch date on August 17. 0:00 Intro 0:45 Conversation 3:20 Thought proce…
 
Devin Bramhall is the CEO of Animalz, a remote content marketing agency that creates awesome content for B2B Saas companies. Brett and Devin discuss the history of Animalz, the changing landscape of marketing, the future role of the content marketer, and what’s not working in marketing anymore. 0:00 Intro 0:55 Conversation with Devin 3:05 History o…
 
In this episode, Anco Scholte her Horst, the CEO of Freedom Internet, joins us to discuss how to build a marketing organization that has customer privacy embedded in their DNA.He shares his insights on:--> Building privacy by design--> The kinds of information that companies collect about their customers that aren't actually necessary--> The balanc…
 
In part two of “Using Community to Launch at B2B MarTech Company,” Brett and Jonathan discuss the importance of having a few great early stage customers. They also discuss the advantage of being a new company, founder-led sales, the value of customer feedback, and building strong customer relationships. 0:00 Intro 1:13 Conversation with Jonathan 6:…
 
Jason Bradwell, creator of newsletter “B2B Bite” and podcast “B2B Better,” is on a mission to make B2B marketing less boring. Jason is against outdated and ineffective marketing that relies on vanity metrics and collecting as many emails as possible. Rather, marketers should focus on creating killer content and building trust-worthy relationships. …
 
In this episode, Nemanja Zivkovic, the CVO of Funky Marketing joins us on the show, to discuss how to best leverage LinkedIn for demand generation and growth.He talks about:--> How he used LinkedIn to go from a solopreneur to the fast growing Funky Marketing team they have today--> Their approach to content creation and distribution on LinkedIn--> …
 
In the first of five episodes in the mini series, “Using Community to Launch at B2B MarTech Company,” Brett and Jonathan share how they use their message to create connections. Jonathan reflects on the earliest days of the company when he was a team of one, and how he listened the pain points of over a hundred marketers. Since then, the team has gr…
 
Victoria Fryer is the Senior Content Marketing Manager at Plivo, a global carrier network and API platform for messaging and voice calls. Brett and Victoria discuss developing content strategies to support new product launches, the role of a content marketer, and cross-functional work at start-ups. 0:00 Intro 0:58 Conversation with Victoria 3:00 Po…
 
On this solo episode, Brett McGrath shares more exciting news about The Juice. Coming soon, there will be a new mini series on the podcast about using community to launch a B2B MarTech company. Even more exciting, a launch date for The Juice is set. Mark your calendar, because The Juice platform will be up and running on July 12! 0:00 Intro 1:55 Co…
 
In this episode, Dennis Yu, the CEO of BlitzMetrics, who also has held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines, joins us to break the myths around personal branding.He talks about:--> What a personal brand means, and more importantly what it is not--> How perceived authority is not equal to 'fake-it-until-you-make it'--> The myths arou…
 
Cindy Dubon is the Senior Demand Gen Manager at Greenfly, a digital media content collaboration and distribution platform. Brett and Cindy discuss the blurring line between demand generation and brand, content consumption habits, and bad marketing that has stemmed from an unhealthy obsession with metrics. Cindy says that it’s high time to step off …
 
In this episode, Matt Johnson, the founder and CEO of Pursuing Results, a Done-for-You podcasting agency for business coaches, consultants and thought leaders joins us to share his insights on how can introverts channel their energies into marketing effectively and not get drained by being on social media all day.He talks about:--> How you can cut …
 
Brett talks with Kat Locascio, the first Customer Success hire at The Juice. This is Kat’s first time in a CS role, after years of professional experience in recruiting, non-profits, and tech. Kat shares her views on Customer Success, what success looks like to her in this new role, and her 80/20 rule. 0:00 Intro 1:18 Conversation with Kat 4:20 Kat…
 
Brooklin Nash is the Head of Content at Sales Hacker and the content marketer for Outreach. Brooklin and Brett discuss “content facilitation” as a way for content marketers to connect with industry experts and avoid writing content on subjects they only know a little bit about. Great content is a collaborative process. 0:00 Intro 0:58 Conversation …
 
In this episode, Pierre Custeau, the CTO at MRP, the only enterprise class predictive ABM platform, joins us to share his insights on how to execute ABM the right way for enterprise accounts.He talks about:--> What is enterprise ABM and how the execution differs compared to SMBs--> What piece of the ABM puzzle does predictive analytics solve for-->…
 
In the midst of gathering information before The Juice’s launch, Brett posted a four question poll about research habits for fellow B2B marketers to answer. Jonathan and Brett discuss the poll results, the fact that 76% of respondents said their go-to place to research is Google, and how The Juice will be a better place for marketers to find answer…
 
Dr. Fio Dossetto is the Editor in Chief of contentfolks, a newsletter for editors and content marketers, the Content Marketing Manager at Aula, and the previous Senior Editor at Hotjar. She recently wrote a popular article about “product-led content,” which The Juice is already implementing after Brett read the piece. Marketers need to meet the cus…
 
In this episode, the legendary Rory Sutherland, the Vice Chairman of Ogilvy UK and the founder of the Behavioural Science Practice joins us to share his insights on leveraging behavioral economics for better marketing.He talks about:--> The fundamental logic behind branding and how the approach towards it has changed since January 2020--> The purpo…
 
At the five month mark, Jonathan, Brett, and everyone at The Juice are in the thick of planning the launch. It’s critical that the right messaging is conveyed at the launch, the keyword being TRUST. 0:00 Intro 0:58 Conversation with Jonathan Gandolf 5:05 Work/life balance as the CEO 8:06 Planning the launch 14:35 What is the message 17:00 Trust 21:…
 
Brian Rants, is the Senior Strategist and Evangelist at Cordial, a cross-channel messaging and data platform for customer-obsessed brands. Brian, as self-identifying marketing nerd, has a background in software sales and content. Brett and Brian discuss post-pandemic marketing, aligning the goals and incentives for marketing and sales teams, and th…
 
In this episode, Steffen Hedebrandt, the co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Dreamdata, joins us to share his years of experience in measuring the ROI of marketing investments.He talks about:--> The factors/components that go into attributing revenue--> What attribution to pipeline means? How is it different from revenue attribution--> Attribut…
 
Jonathan and Brett have finally met the entire The Juice team in-person, face-to-face, in the flesh. Sangram Vajre, co-founder at Terminus, met with them to discuss finding their ideal customer, a specific individual like “Holly.” 0:00 Intro 1:10 Conversation with JG 4:00 Meeting with Sangram 7:20 Holly the individual 9:10 Brett’s career in marketi…
 
Lauren Decker recently moved back to Indianapolis as a Consultant for B2B SaaS companies with Carema Consulting. Lauren is an expert in product marketing from her years working at ExactTarget with Brett and then moving up the ranks at G2. They discuss cross-functional collaboration, customer journey mapping, and how to build a consistent brand iden…
 
Kate VanLue is The Juice’s newest member, the first person on the sales team, and the Director of the Sales. Kate and Brett discuss the relationship and blurring lines of sales and marketing and what it’s like starting a startup in the early stages. Great salespeople are likable and able to build authentic and trusting relationships by letting the …
 
In this episode, Mark Evans, the founder and principal at Marketing Spark joins us to share his insights on how to get better at brand storytelling. He talks about: --> The biggest struggle companies have in connecting their stories with their audience --> What makes for an engaging story? --> What are the factors that go into differentiation? --> …
 
Jimmy Daly is the CEO and cofounder at Superpath, the number one content marketing community. It’s a place for content marketers to network, encourage one another, find positions, brainstorm ideas, and share their career progressions in this relatively new field. Jimmy shares his experience working at Animalz and why listening is an important skill…
 
In this episode, Bob Moesta, who pioneered the Jobs-to-be-Done (JTBD) framework in the mid 90's, alongside the Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, joins us to discuss 'why your customers really buy from you – using the Jobs to be Done FrameWork'He shares his insights on:-->What is the Jobs To Be Done (JTBD) framework? And how can…
 
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