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SaaS Insider is a show about SaaS - business, marketing, and sales. The host, Shira Abel from Hunter & Bard, interviews a new SaaS Insider every week on how they grew their company. We cover the learnings, mistakes, and best practices so you can learn, grow, and scale your SaaS business.
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Aug 23, 2016

This week Jonathan Friedman, CEO of Reactful, is our guest and Shira Abel, CEO of Hunter & Bard, talks to him about cold-calling sales, the psychology of sales, sales versus marketing and how to build that funnel. They also touch on Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) and more.

If you'd like to be interviewed on SaaS Insider, ping Shira on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/shiraabel), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/shiraabel) or through the Hunter & Bard website contact us (http://blog.hunterandbard.com/contact-the-hunter-and-bard-team)

About Jonathan
Founded StudentEvents.com which was later acquired by StudyPortals. He interned at Goldman Sachs and Uventure and has a BSc, MSc (Cum Laude) from Rotterdam School of Management & the Wharton School of Business.

Jonathan is passionate about working on projects on the bleeding edge of digital marketing, web analytics and conversion optimization @Reactful. He loves building quality products that make Reactful's customers extremely happy. Ping him if you are in the industry, he'd love to chat.



About Shira
Shira Abel is the CEO and Lead Strategist at Hunter & Bard, an inbound marketing and branding agency. She is also Acting CMO of Cyara. Clients include: Totango, Cyara, Sarine Technologies, Pushbullet, AXA Tech, CloudEndure, AppsGeyser, Pitango VC, Chipolo, Allianz, and more. Creator and host of the SaaS Insider podcast. Creator of the Behavior Engineering Canvas. Mentor at 500 Startups. Former professor of Marketing for Startups at Tel Aviv-Jaffa Academic College. MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Loves family time, cooking, and travelling. Hates writing about herself in the third person.

Aug 16, 2016

This week Meira Primes, the CMO of Cloudyn, chats with Shira Abel, the CEO of Hunter & Bard, about being the first CMO inside a company - and the cost of Marketing Debt.

About Meira
The secret of start-up marketing? You need to be equally skilled in coming up with new ideas and concepts, developing the strategy, creating the plan, communicating the message, and rolling up your sleeves to execute, execute, execute.

If you are serious about marketing, launching a start-up or you have cool ideas to knock around-reach out. Always happy to talk innovation, ideas, entrepreneurship, public relations & awareness, and anything marketing!

Meira enjoys building and influencing markets, products, companies. Developing and implementing targeted and hard-hitting marketing and revenue generation programs for emerging businesses and tomorrow's market leaders. Interested in helping companies get their concepts and products launched, financed, sold and geared for accelerated growth.

About Shira
Shira Abel is the CEO and Lead Strategist at Hunter & Bard, an inbound marketing and branding agency. She is also Acting CMO of Cyara. Clients include: Totango, Cyara, Sarine Technologies, Pushbullet, AXA Tech, CloudEndure, AppsGeyser, Pitango VC, Chipolo, Allianz, and more. Creator and host of the SaaS Insider podcast. Creator of the Behavior Engineering Canvas. Mentor at 500 Startups. Former professor of Marketing for Startups at Tel Aviv-Jaffa Academic College. MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Loves family time, cooking, and travelling. Hates writing about herself in the third person.

Aug 9, 2016

Kristian Valk from HotelChamp was interviewed by Shira Abel from Hunter & Bard on this show. They discussed how HotelChamp has gone from idea to product and from a few clients to clients worldwide - all from Amsterdam. Kristian talks about why he prefers having people in an office instead of remote workers, and gets explicit on HotelChamps sales model.

Kristian Valk
Kristian Valk is the Founder & CEO of Hotelchamp. After 15 years as an entrepreneur in the Ecommerce market, Kristian is now disrupting the online hospitality market with Hotelchamp. Besides helping hotels increasing their direct bookings, he runs at least 200 miles a month and likes to join marathons in New York, Berlin and Rotterdam.

Hotelchamp
Hotelchamp is a SaaS company that delivers smart technology for hotels to increase direct bookings. By realtime analyzing website behaviour and characteristics of website visitors, the Hotelchamp technology creates unique customer journeys to make every hotel website visit 100% relevant in order to convince visitors making a direct booking. To determine what works best for every hotel, the team of conversion specialists executes a/b and multivariate tests.

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