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In my previous work experience I was in charge of generating more leads for a sales team. We had a (long) list of companies to target. We would research contacts for these accounts, and send emails praying someone would answer positively. If we didn’t hit our targets, we would simply contact more companies. We know most demand gen teams can relate to this. The approach is hardly ever relevant, yields a high bounce rate, the…

Written by Colette Nataf, CEO Lightning AI For as long as they’ve existed, SaaS companies all around the world have struggled to optimize their Facebook ad campaigns. Due to a few limitations, they’ve had a hard time fully leveraging Facebook ads in their business. Part of this is because Facebook only keeps data from the past 28 days, which means purchase data from sales cycles that take longer than 28 days can’t be fed back…

Understanding who your product is best suited for is critical. If you know what your best leads look like and how they behave, you can design an ideal buyer journey for them, making sure that anyone who looks like your best leads stays on the buyer journey that your best leads take. That said, like all channels for optimization, you eventually hit diminishing returns. The major holes get filled, and your customer journey works 95%…

Your website is the story you choose to tell: to prospects, to candidates, to investors, to journalists & analysts. Everyone who wants to know how you talk about yourself goes to your website. Your website starts off simple: you speak authentically to your Ideal Customer Profile (ICP). You make it easy for them to understand your differentiation, pricing, and how to get in touch with you. Then you grow and begin to sell to different…

There’s no better way to get your story out there than to create engaging content with which your target audience identifies. At MadKudu, we love sharing data-driven insights and learnings from our experience working with Marketing Operations professionals, which has allowed us to take the value we strive to bring our customers every day and make it available to the marketing ops community as a whole. As interest in our content has grown, it was…

Most people by now have heard of the “Product key activation event”. More generally, Facebook’s 7 friends in the first 10 days, Twitter’s 30 followers… get lots of mentions in the Product and Growth communities. Theses examples have helped cement the idea of statistically determining goals for the onboarding of new users. A few weeks ago, somebody from the Reforge network asked how to actually define this goal and I felt compelled to dive deeper into…

Over the past few years, I’ve seen the “Lean Startup” grow to biblical proportions in Silicon Valley. It has introduced a lot of clever concepts that challenged the old way of doing business. Even Enterprises such as GE, Intuit and Samsung are adopting the “minimum viable product” and “pivoting” methodologies to operate like high-growth startups. However just like any dogma, the “lean startup” when followed with blind faith leads to a form of obscurantism that…