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SaaS Insider

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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May 30, 2017

What are the biggest mistakes that SaaS companies make? What is Account Based Marketing and is it right for your SaaS business? Should Martech and Customer Service Tech expect a massive shake out? Today Shira chats with Jay Baer, the President of Convince & Convert, about investing in SaaS, the future of Martech, and what SaaS companies need to concentrate on to be successful.

About Jay Baer
· Digital marketing and online customer service are broken, and Jay Baer brings the repair kit. Jay has created five multi-million dollar companies, and was recently inducted into the Word of Mouth Marketing Hall of Fame.
· He is the President of Convince & Convert, a consulting firm that helps the world’s most iconic brands like The United Nations, Nike, 3M, and Oracle use technology to gain an unfair competitive advantage.
· A New York Times best-selling author of five books, Jay is also the host of the acclaimed Social Pros podcast. He’s also an avid tequila collector, and a certified barbecue judge.

Key Takeaways:
-Your first big win and a quick return on investment is an exception to the rule and doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy from now on.
-The goal is not to be good at marketing or social media, it’s to be good at business.
-Don’t just create something because it’s a good idea, make sure it aligns with your business goals and other projects you’re working on.

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About Shira Abel
Shira Abel is the CEO and Lead Strategist at Hunter & Bard (http://www.hunterandbard.com), an inbound marketing and branding agency. Clients include: Folloze, Totango, Cyara, Sarine Technologies, Pushbullet, AXA Tech, CloudEndure, AppsGeyser, Pitango VC, 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 traveling. Hates writing about herself in the third person. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, teen and tween sons and a very large Great Pyrenees.

If you would like to be interviewed on SaaS Insider - please contact Shira at the URL above.

The SaaS Insider podcast is brought to you by Hunter & Bard, a marketing agency specializing in design, branding, content and marketing automation – helping SaaS companies reduce their marketing debt. It’s also a member of the C-Suite Radio Network. Check out Hunter & Bard today at http://hunterandbard.com

May 23, 2017

Pekka Koskinen has started several companies. Some of those companies have been set up, and then he's set management in place and he stays on the board. Another has been sold. With Leadfeeder, he plans on going to the next level. On today's show Shira Abel talks with Pekka on analytics, how to know if you're measuring the right things, and why you should focus on your strengths (Pekka stays with the companies he starts till they get to a certain size - instead of growing it huge himself.)

About Pekka Koskinen
Pekka is a serial software entrepreneur. Since 2002 He’s founded four companies and made one exit. Pekka founded Snoobi, a web analytics company, in 2004 and sold it to Fonecta in 2012. He’s also the founder of Solinor, Fraktio and Leadfeeder. Currently he’s the CEO of Leadfeeder - which takes all of his time. He’s placed management in his other companies who run those companies.


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About Shira Abel
Shira Abel is the CEO and Lead Strategist at Hunter & Bard (http://www.hunterandbard.com), an inbound marketing and branding agency. Clients include: Folloze, Totango, Cyara, Sarine Technologies, Pushbullet, AXA Tech, CloudEndure, AppsGeyser, Pitango VC, 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 traveling. Hates writing about herself in the third person. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, teen and tween sons and a very large Great Pyrenees.

If you would like to be interviewed on SaaS Insider - please contact Shira at the URL above.

The SaaS Insider podcast is brought to you by Hunter & Bard, a marketing agency specializing in design, branding, content and marketing automation – helping SaaS companies reduce their marketing debt. It’s also a member of the C-Suite Radio Network. Check out Hunter & Bard today at http://hunterandbard.com

May 16, 2017

Using humor in marketing is an art, and doing it well means more loyalty, word of mouth, and a higher bottom line. Ryan is a very funny guy who knows how to sell, and he's used that combo to build marketing at LeadIQ.

About Ryan O'Hara
Ryan O’Hara is VP of Growth and Marketing at LeadIQ. Ryan’s has been an early employee at several startups helping them with marketing and prospecting tactics. Most notably, did marketing and prospecting at Dyn, who was recently acquired Oracle

Ryan specializes in branding, business development, prospecting, and coaching people on how to make good digital first impressions. He mentors for The Iron Yard, The AlphaLoft.

About Shira Abel
Shira Abel is the CEO and Lead Strategist at Hunter & Bard (http://www.hunterandbard.com), an inbound marketing and branding agency. Clients include: Folloze, Totango, Cyara, Sarine Technologies, Pushbullet, AXA Tech, CloudEndure, AppsGeyser, Pitango VC, 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 traveling. Hates writing about herself in the third person. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, teen and tween sons and a very large Great Pyrenees.

If you would like to be interviewed on SaaS Insider - please contact Shira at the URL above.

The SaaS Insider podcast is brought to you by Hunter & Bard, a marketing agency specializing in design, branding, content and marketing automation – helping SaaS companies reduce their marketing debt. It’s also a member of the C-Suite Radio Network. Check out Hunter & Bard today at http://hunterandbard.com

 

May 9, 2017

Without growth your company will die. Growth for an Account Based Marketing methodology is a different kettle of fish than your normal spray and pray technics though. Today's show Shira talks with Brandon about ABM, and how to be effective.

About Brandon Redlinger
Brandon Redlinger is the Director of Growth at Engagio, the Account Based Marketing and Sales platform that enables teams to measure account engagement and orchestrate human connections at scale. He is passionate about the intersection between tech and psychology, especially as it applies to growing businesses. He’s lead growth and demand gen teams from NYC to Denver to the Silicon Valley.

Brandon is also a certified health coach and personal trainer.

About Shira Abel
Shira Abel is the CEO and Lead Strategist at Hunter & Bard (http://www.hunterandbard.com), an inbound marketing and branding agency. Clients include: Folloze, Totango, Cyara, Sarine Technologies, Pushbullet, AXA Tech, CloudEndure, AppsGeyser, Pitango VC, 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 traveling. Hates writing about herself in the third person. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, teen and tween sons and a very large Great Pyrenees.

If you would like to be interviewed on SaaS Insider - please contact Shira at the URL above.

The SaaS Insider podcast is brought to you by Hunter & Bard, a marketing agency specializing in design, branding, content and marketing automation – helping SaaS companies reduce their marketing debt. It’s also a member of the C-Suite Radio Network. Check out Hunter & Bard today at http://hunterandbard.com

May 2, 2017

Sales. Max Altschuler doesn't just run Saleshacker, a company that teaches people how to sell. He has conferences, a book, and a sales community. If you have sales questions, or want to learn more about how to sell - this is the episode for you.

About Max Altschuler
Max Altschuler is founder and CEO of Sales Hacker, the leading community for modern sales professionals. He’s the author of Hacking Sales: The Playbook for Building a High Velocity Sales Machine.

A widely recognized thought leader on sales and technology, Max has been been published by the Harvard Business Review, cited by Forbes, and named a top sales expert by both Salesforce and Inc. He keynotes conferences around the world and is an investor and advisor for startups.

Previously, Max held top positions at Udemy and AttorneyFee.

An avid traveler, he has visited 79 countries. He lives in New York City, but also spends time in San Francisco. He loves to play hockey, visit his nephews, and hang out with his dog Brie.


About Shira Abel
Shira Abel is the CEO and Lead Strategist at Hunter & Bard (http://www.hunterandbard.com), an inbound marketing and branding agency. Clients include: Folloze, Totango, Cyara, Sarine Technologies, Pushbullet, AXA Tech, CloudEndure, AppsGeyser, Pitango VC, 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 traveling. Hates writing about herself in the third person. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, teen and tween sons and a very large Great Pyrenees.

If you would like to be interviewed on SaaS Insider - please contact Shira at the URL above.

The SaaS Insider podcast is brought to you by Hunter & Bard, a marketing agency specializing in design, branding, content and marketing automation – helping SaaS companies reduce their marketing debt. It’s also a member of the C-Suite Radio Network. Check out Hunter & Bard today at http://hunterandbard.com

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