Welcome to episode eighty-sevenof the SaaS Backwards podcast, where we interview CEOs and CMOs of fast-growing SaaS firms to reveal what they are doing that's working, and lessons learned from things that didn't work as planned.
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The B2B world is different today, and (unfortunately) there’s no one formula that works across the board. It’s not outbound versus inbound. It’s not advertising versus content.
Every organization has a unique formula that will consistently drive meaningful conversations with targeted prospects.
Therefore, you'll never see a productive organization where there's a lot of animosity between marketing and sales leadership.
In this episode, Ben Page-Fort, who works with early and growth stage FinTechs to develop and execute go-to-market strategy, talks about how sales and marketing alignment is no longer a goal—it’s a must have.
And it’s all hands on deck to find the right formula because we’re all in the same boat.
- Hiring for today (their skillsets match the current needs of the organization) and not by trying to anticipate future needs.
- The importance of setting qualitative goals and key performance indicators with all revenue growth stakeholders committing to driving results.
- When joining a new organization as a marketing or sales leader, it's important to understand and respect what is already working and avoid making drastic changes without fully understanding the existing strategies and successes.
Other resources to check out:
Interview with Vinay Bhagat, Founder and CEO of TrustRadius who publish a yearly report about how B2B buyer behavior is changing.
The Lead Gen Mistake I Guarantee You’re Making – how to create content that better identifies intent from today’s b2b buyer.
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