5 Tips for Making the Most Out of Getting Fired

It’s happened to the best of us. We go into work one day, and are called into a meeting with our boss. They tell us that we’ve been fired – it’s over, we’re done. For many people, this experience is devastating. It can leave them feeling ashamed, anxious and lost. Getting fired is an eventualityContinue reading “5 Tips for Making the Most Out of Getting Fired”

4 Founder Insights That Will Change Your Company’s Future

Ashutosh Garg talks and thinks remarkably fast. He understands complexity with ease and his drive to create is unstoppable. I had the pleasure of meeting Ashutosh when I interviewed to be the first Head of Marketing for Bloomreach – one of two unicorns Ashutosh has founded (Eightfold.ai, where he is the CEO, is the secondContinue reading “4 Founder Insights That Will Change Your Company’s Future”

Content Marketing from the Pulitzer Perspective

Content marketing is often the only truly unique, differentiated marketing deliverable. Marketing changes fast – as soon as a marketer figures out a channel, a message or an audience, technology has made it effortless for competitors to replicate it. While imitation is flattery, it also makes the job of breaking through the noise harder andContinue reading “Content Marketing from the Pulitzer Perspective”

The Growth Puzzle – Your company is missing its forecasts

Is your B2B company missing its forecasts? Is that derailing strategic planning, board meetings and fundraising? My colleague, Philippe Bouissou, applied his 4 alignment axis model to the question of forecast accuracy, marketing attribution and the role of revops. His answer is misunderstanding of revops, false specificity in attribution and misalignment. The misalignment is betweenContinue reading “The Growth Puzzle – Your company is missing its forecasts”

Four Things the Best Marketing Leaders Know about Sales

The most important partnership driving growth for B2B enterprises is the one between sales and marketing. Partnerships with Customer Success and Product are critical as well for a subscription business (SAAS for example).  But if sales and marketing do not align, the friction can torpedo a company’s growth trajectory. Part two of this series, I’mContinue reading “Four Things the Best Marketing Leaders Know about Sales”

Six Things the Best Sales Leaders Know about Marketing

There is no more important partnership for a B2B company than the one between sales and marketing. These two functions drive much of the growth of the company in tandem with the product team. Their alignment must be exact and often, it just isn’t. The friction from misaligned sales and marketing slows the company, frustratesContinue reading “Six Things the Best Sales Leaders Know about Marketing”

How to Master Empathetic Selling

The short answer – be a human.  Be genuine. Be open. Be curious about another person. Empathetic selling starts with seeing the other person in the conversation without expectation or obligation. The long answer… 2022 (and beyond) will be the dawn of empathetic selling.  The most successful go-to-market teams (sales and marketing) will be knownContinue reading “How to Master Empathetic Selling”

The Empathetic Sale is the Secret Superpower for 2022 Growth

Today, 70% of B2B buyers do most, if not all, of their buying process before they talk to you, and 43% of B2B buyers don’t ever want to talk to you That number rises to 54% for millennials and younger Data from Gartner 2021 Over the last few decades, the world of sales has movedContinue reading “The Empathetic Sale is the Secret Superpower for 2022 Growth”