October 2, 2019
What is a brand? According to Seth Farbman, former CMO of Spotify, it isn’t “a logo, or the name of the company, or anything marketing owns.” To Seth, your brand is “everything you do and say and make.”  In part 2 of our interview with Seth, he talks about how he helped Spotify develop its brand identity. He also talks about customer-centricity, user experience, working with artists, and much more.
October 1, 2019
As a marketer and entrepreneur, Seth Farbman has helped to shape and transform some of the most recognizable brands. Seth Farbman was the former chief marketing officer for Spotify, the world's largest music-streaming service. He had overall responsibility for the Spotify brand, the customer experience, and all marketing and external communications worldwide, across more than 50 countries and with a customer base of more than 75 million.
September 30, 2019
We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. That means that more marketers are able to make a global impact, even if they aren't working in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco. On this episode of Marketing Trends, we host our first global CMO roundtable and hear from some of those marketers who are having a big impact even though they're located in a small country.
September 26, 2019
Finding exponential growth is the dream and goal of every startup. It’s also extremely difficult. On this episode of Marketing Trends, we talked with an expert in startup growth about what it takes to achieve liftoff. Brian Rothenberg is a partner at the venture capital firm and a veteran of startup marketing himself. He previously served as the Head of Growth and GM at Eventbrite and the Co-Head of Marketing at TaskRabbit.
September 25, 2019
As a marketing leader, getting to know your target market is crucial. Marketers who know and understand their customer-base are able to unlock exponential growth. So how can marketers get in sync with those they seek to reach? To find out, we talked to Marie Rosecrans, SVP of SMB Marketing at Salesforce. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Marie also talked about how to build a great marketing team, her favorite ad campaigns, and much more.
September 24, 2019
There have been Marketing Trends episodes about how CMOs should approach their first 90 days on the job. But on this episode, we talk with someone who is actively going through it. Lauren Vaccarello was named CMO of Talend just before this episode was recorded. Across the roundtable, we had Thomas Butta, who has served as CMO multiple times and currently serves as CMO of SignalFx. On this episode, Tom and Lauren dive deep into how to succeed as a new CMO, leadership, giving feedback, and much more.
September 20, 2019
Social media has revolutionized the world. It has changed the way people communicate with each other, get their news, organize groups, and spend their time. But according to Jamie Gilpin, CMO of Sprout Social, too many marketers are treating this revolutionary innovation like it's nothing more than another advertising channel. On this episode, Jamie explains why more marketers need to make social a core part of their marketing strategy, and how doing so can lead to greater insights and faster growth.
September 19, 2019
Innovations in technologies like cameras, IoT sensors, and AI have enabled the rise of new connected smart cities. But according to Jessica Burton, Global Surveillance Portfolio Marketing Manager at Seagate Technology, the real backbone of that technology infrastructure is data storage. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Jessica tells us how she is educating system integrators and solution architects about the importance of hard drives and how they can enable smart city innovations.
September 17, 2019
On this episode of Marketing Trends, we are joined by Michael Mendenhall, SVP, CMO, & CCO of TriNet. In this interview, Michael opens up his playbook and talks about how to build a world-class brand. He also discusses how to manage a marketing team, why communications should sit with marketing, and much more.
September 16, 2019
What is the difference between solid companies and those that dominate their industry with exponential growth? According to Kris Bondi, CMO of LogDNA, it's the ability to create a movement. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Kris explains why creating a movement is so powerful and how to do it. Kris also talks about her best advice for first CMOs, best practices for creating growth at startups, and much more.
September 13, 2019
Being a CMO is a tough job, especially in the weeks and months after stepping into a new organization. Few people have mastered stepping into a new CMO role quite like Heidi Melin, CMO of Workfront. Heidi has more than 20 years of senior marketing experience and has served as CMO more than five times. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Heidi shares her best practices for taking over as CMO. She also discusses how to optimize work management, how to build a great marketing team, and much more.
September 12, 2019
In the past few years, many legacy brands have been surpassed by new insurgent competitors that use a direct-to-consumer e-commerce model. How can they fend off this challenge? To find out, we talked to Nancy Shah, Senior Brand Marketing Manager at RB. On this episode, Nancy explains how she helped RB's sexual wellbeing brands, K-Y and Durex, maintain their position as category leaders despite the presence of insurgent challengers.
September 10, 2019
What do consumers value most? According to Tara-Nicholle Nelson, Founder and CEO of SoulTour, the answer to that question is changing. Tara is the author of "The Transformational Consumer." She is using the findings of her book to empower a number of brands by focusing on their consumers. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Tara also talks about how she got into marketing, her career journey, what led her to write a book, and much more.
September 9, 2019
Over the last couple of years, there has been a 118% increase in job openings with sale enablement in the title. Why is this often-overlooked area of marketing exploding? To find out, we talked to John Raguin, CMO of Seismic, a leading sales enablement platform. On this episode of Marketing Trends, John talks about sales enablement, why it is exploding in importance and popularity, and how mastering it can lead to massive growth.
September 6, 2019
Throughout the history of business, marketers have been concerned with promoting their product or service to buyers. But then a new business model arose: Marketplace businesses like Uber and Airbnb not only market to buyers, but to sellers as well. How does this dynamic change the job of a marketer? To find out, we talked to Kevin Frisch, CMO of Wag!, a marketplace for dog-walking. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Kevin talks about best practices for marketplace marketing and much more.
September 5, 2019
Most marketers only have responsibility for promoting one brand. A few senior marketers are responsible for a handful of brands. Leslie Tom, SVP of AppExchange Marketing and Programs at Salesforce, has marketing responsibilities for an entire ecosystem. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Leslie sits down with Ian and Lauren to talk about how she handles this unique challenge, best practices for partner marketing, the top technology trend she’s watching, and much more.
September 4, 2019
Millions of people know about the "pay gap," or the average difference in wage earnings for men and women in the USA and throughout the world. Relatively few people know about the "equity gap," or the difference in ownership stake between men and women who work at early-stage companies. Emily Kramer, VP of Marketing at Carta, is trying to change that. On this episode, she talks about the data behind the equity gap and how to address it, leadership lessons, and much more.
September 3, 2019
Marketers are often proficient at diagnosing and patching holes in a funnel. But what about the potential buyers who we don't even know about? According to Ed Breault, CMO of  Aprimo, there is an entire "dark funnel" of people who are looking to buy a product in your category, who never make it onto your radar. According to Ed, using predictive data to illuminate this dark funnel can lead to stunning results.
August 30, 2019
This episode of Marketing Trends is a little bit different. We wanted to help give you a small peek behind the curtain of the things we are doing and thinking about here at Mission. On this episode, Ian is joined by producer Ben to go over a presentation that Ian originally gave the IBM Bluewolf Marketing Kickoff. In this presentation, Ian explains what audacious, repeatable content is, why it is important to us here at Mission, and how it helps drive exponential growth for marketers.
August 29, 2019
If it wasn't for a part-time job during Paige's P.h.D studies, she probably wouldn't be where she is today. Thankfully, Paige O'Neill never looked back. She's currently the CMO at Sitecore, a company that creates human connections between brands and their customers with end-to-end solutions. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Paige sits down to with Ian and Lauren to discuss how she got into marketing, Sitecore, the future of digital experience, lessons learned from her career, and much more!
August 27, 2019
When it comes to building a team, marketers often place the majority of their focus on getting the right people. But putting those people in a role and situation where they can succeed is just as important, according to Katrina Wong, VP of Marketing at Hired. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Katrina discusses how to build a team with a growth mindset. She also discusses other important topics like the convergence of B2B and B2C marketing, using performance language, and much more.
August 26, 2019
Early in her career, Carrie Palin was doing well but wasn't on the CMO track. But then friends and mentors challenged her to set her sights higher. Since then, she has served as a CMO three times. Currently, she is the CMO at Splunk. On this episode, Carrie walks us through her career and explains the leadership lessons she learned. She talks about how to succeed as a new CMO, what to do when you're a leader in an organization that's being acquired, how she evaluates new opportunities, and much more.
August 23, 2019
After Varun Kohli, Head of Strategic Marketing, PMO, & Global Demand at Symantec, launched one particular campaign early in his career, it nearly crashed the entire IT infrastructure of the company he was working for at the time, because of the huge amount of traffic it generated. How did he manage to create so much interest? By combining story and data. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Varun talks about how to tell data-driven stories, how to surface great customer stories, and much more.
August 22, 2019
Most Marketing Trends guests focus on a specific strategy, tactic, or technology. But Geoffrey Miller, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico, starts with marketing's most fundamental question: Why do people buy things? On this episode, Geoffrey talks about biology, evolution, and how psychology affects the way consumers respond to marketing. He digs into how people's fundamental wants and needs inform what they buy and who they buy from.
August 20, 2019
Marketing to developers is notoriously difficult. They are independent and hate being marketed to. On this episode, we talked to an expert who has figured out how to do it successfully. Vidya Peters is the CMO of Mulesoft. In that capacity, she has built a community of developers who love her product and share it with each other. In this interview, Vidya talks about the best practices for marketing to developers, marketing to potential talent, measurement and identifying KPIs, and much more.
August 19, 2019
How do you establish a brand reputation in the B2B space when your brand has historically been known for consumer electronics? That is the question facing Bob Madaio, VP of Marketing at Sharp Business USA. After more than 20 years with EMC and Hitachi, Bob now leads the marketing team for the B2B arm of Sharp electronics. On today's episode, Bob sits down with Ian to discuss what he's doing to change those perceptions, gives his perspective on the best ways to acquire customer feedback, and much more.
August 16, 2019
Doug Sweeny made his mark in the marketing world with world-class, innovative companies like Google, Levi’s, and Nest. For his next challenge, he decided to join a company taking on one of the most change-resistant industries imaginable: healthcare. Doug is currently the CMO of One Medical, a company that is using disruptive technology to connect consumers with primary care providers. On today's episode, Doug sits down with Ian to talk about what he's working on at One Medical and much more.
August 15, 2019
Are marketers technologists? According to Whitney Bouck, COO of HelloSign, they ought to be. Whitney has spent years marketing to CIOs, and she thinks that marketers need to be just as much of technology junkies as the people they market to. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Whitney explains how to make that idea a reality, and she also talks about her current work at HelloSign, why she decided to become a COO after a career in marketing, and how to market highly technical products.
August 14, 2019
Everywhere you look, B2B marketers are talking about Account-Based Marketing, and its prominence is only growing. So to better understand the technology, we talked to Laura Ramos, VP and Principal Analyst for B2B Marketing Professionals at Forrester Research. On this episode, Laura talks about where ABM came from, what's next for the technology, and what it means for B2B marketers.
August 13, 2019
Every marketing team needs 3 C's - communication, content, and coordination, according to Dave King, Head of Marketing at Asana. On this episode of Marketing Trends, he talks about how marketing leaders can better manage all three. In this conversation, Dave also talks about the difference between collaboration and coordination, why he decided to join Asana, the advantages of the self-serve model, and his philosophy for building and managing a marketing team.
August 9, 2019
Data and analytics play essential roles when it comes to marketing. But effectively using data to improve marketing is easier said than done. According to Scott Holden, CMO of ThoughtSpot, technology needs to be a part of the solution. On this episode, Scott sits down with Ian to dig a bit deeper into data-driven marketing and the tools marketers need in order to better access insights.
August 8, 2019
The role of CMO is a difficult one. It's even more difficult when you're just starting out. So what do you do in your first 90 days to set yourself up for future success? To find out, we sat down with a CMO roundtable of some of the most successful CMOs around. We talked to Leela Srinivasan CMO of SurveyMonkey, Keith Messick CMO of Dialpad and Corinne Sklar CMO of IBM iX.
August 7, 2019
Stewart Conway wakes up at 4 AM, six days a week for a reason. His discipline, focus, and love for marketing (and skiing) is what drives Stewart and his team each and every day. Stewart is the Head of Central Marketing at BMO Global Asset Management by day and a part of the British Association of Ski Instructors during his free time.  On this episode, Stewart talks about how being a ski instructor has shaped his views on marketing and his advice for first-time marketers.
August 2, 2019
Millennials. The word comes with some strong connotations. But what do millennials actually believe? And how can marketers target them more effectively? To find out, we talked to Nadia Masri. Nadia is the Founder and CEO of Perksy, a consumer insights platform that powers real-time research with millennial and Gen Z audiences through a mobile app.
July 31, 2019
Francesco Leone has helped some of the biggest brands in the world go international. As a marketing executive with Coca-Cola, Starbucks, and Colgate, he helped establish footholds in new markets. He has taken that international experience and uses it to help other brands through his marketing consulting agency called Goat Eye Strategy. On this episode, Francesco walks us through his international marketing playbook.
July 29, 2019
Karen Steele, CMO of LeanData, learned marketing from the best of the best. At Apple and NeXT, she had the opportunity to report directly to, and learn from, Steve Jobs. On this episode of Marketing Trends, she shares some of those lessons learned, as well as how to nail marketing attribution and her best practices for managing engagement.
July 26, 2019
"Content only succeeds when it is helpful or resonates emotionally." That is the central thesis of Camille Ricketts' content strategy. Camille is the Head of Marketing at Marketing at Notion. She helped revolutionize content marketing in the VC industry with her work at First Round Capital. On this episode, Camille talks about what it takes to create and scale a great content marketing strategy. She also talks about her start in marketing, work styles, marketing leadership, and much more.
July 24, 2019
"Marketing is not fluff." Or at least it shouldn't be, according to Laura Luckman Kelber, SVP of Marketing at Flexera. According to her, not enough marketers focus on how to make themselves useful to the people they are trying to reach. On this episode, Laura discusses how to be more useful as a marketer, as well as the power of aligning your entire organization around marketing, why good technology is essential for creating good work, how to rebrand a unicorn, and much more.
July 22, 2019
From Apple’s first mouse to Palm’s first Personal Digital Assistant, IDEO has helped design some of the world’s most famous and important products. Across the world, and especially in Silicon Valley, they have been looked to as the gold standard for innovation and creativity. So what can marketers learn from this unique organization? To find out, we interviewed Whitney Mortimer, CMO and Partner at IDEO.
July 18, 2019
Few things a CMO does are as important as creating or transforming a culture within their team. And yet few things are as poorly understood as how to lead cultural transformation. To learn more about it, we brought on Alexandra Morehouse. Few people understand how to lead cultural transformation like Alexandra. She is the CMO of Banner Health and has previously served in senior marketing leadership roles for Kaiser Permanente, AAA, Charles Schwab, and American Express.
July 17, 2019
Customer feedback is more readily available than ever before. So how do brands use that feedback and transform it into actionable insights? To find out, we talked to Leela Srinivasan. Leela is currently CMO of SurveyMonkey. Previously, she served as CMO at Lever. Prior to that, Leela served as VP of marketing at OpenTable, where she built product marketing from scratch and established the foundations of a B2B marketing team.
July 15, 2019
The Marketing Trends team sat down with some marketers at the SiriusDecisions B2B Marketing Summit 2019, and have compiled the highlights on these recap episodes. For this episode, we wanted to talk to people who are a little closer to the action for more tactical insights. Part 2 of our recap features interviews with three practitioners, as they discuss their most important insights and lessons learned from the SiriusDecisions 2019 B2B Marketing Summit.
July 11, 2019
This episode features an interview with Jay Baer. Jay is the founder and president of Convince & Convert, an analysis and advisory firm that creates digital marketing strategies. Jay is a multi-time founder, a global keynote speaker, and multi-time author. His latest book is called Talk Triggers and it comes highly recommended from the team here at Marketing Trends.
July 9, 2019
Chandar Pattabhiram is CMO of Coupa, a business spend management platform. Jennifer Johnson is the CMO of Tenable, a Cyber Exposure Company, and is a Category Design Evangelist/Startup Advisor at Play Bigger. On this special CMO Roundtable episode, Ian and Lauren join Chandar and Jennifer to discuss what a new CMO can do in their first 90 days and beyond to ensure a successful tenure.
July 3, 2019
Meagen Eisenberg is the CMO of TripActions, a corporate travel solutions provider. Prior to TripActions, she spent more than 20 years in high-tech and was previously CMO of MongoDB and VP of Demand Generation at DocuSign. Meagen was recently named Top 50 most retweeted by mid-sized marketers according to AdWeek and Top 25 for B2B Marketing Influencers. She is also on the board of G2 and advises over a dozen tech companies, four of which were acquired this past year.
July 2, 2019
Keith Messick is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Dialpad, a digital communications technology company. Previously, he served as the CMO at Lucidworks and also held senior leadership roles at Topsy (acquired by Apple), Get Satisfaction, and SuccessFactors.
June 28, 2019
The Marketing Trends team sat down with some CEOs at the SiriusDecisions B2B Marketing Summit 2019, and have compiled the highlights on this episode.
June 26, 2019
Harsh Jawharkar is currently Head of Enterprise Cloud, Platform, & Ecosystem Marketing at Atlassian. He also has experience in product and marketing at PayPal, Zendesk, and Slack, among other leading technology firms.
June 24, 2019
More data is being generated than ever before, and as data grows, so does the need to analyze and understand it quickly. To find out how marketers can better take advantage of real-time data, we brought in Jennifer Grant, CMO of Looker, a business intelligence platform that helps people explore, analyze, and share data insights. On this episode, Jen sits down with Ian Faison and Lauren Vaccarello, to discuss her marketing journey, the origins of Looker, and the future of real-time business intelligence.
June 20, 2019
Marketers have to master a variety of skill sets in order to excel. New platforms, tools, and technologies are constantly emerging. So how can they keep up? To find out, we talked to Yvonne Chen, VP of Marketing at Udemy for Business. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Yvonne joins Ian in studio to discuss the marketing skills gap, how to bridge it, and how to build a culture of learning at your organization.
June 18, 2019
In the past 6 months of the Marketing Trends podcast, over 50 interviews have been conducted and countless insights gleaned from some of the top marketing executives in the world. Some of these have been mentioned by more than one guest and are worth going back for a second listen. On this episode, Host Ian Faison and Producer Ben Wilson discuss their top 5 takeaways from the first 50 interviews on Marketing Trends.
June 17, 2019
How can a brand make itself a go-to source for thought leadership in an industry? To find out, we talked with Chris Cartrett. Chris is currently Executive Vice President at Aderant, a software company providing legal business solutions to firms around the world. Chris joins Ian to discuss how to add value through thought leadership, the unique challenges of marketing in the professional services industry, his best tips for sales and marketing alignment, and much more.
June 13, 2019
Marketing operations is often seen as unimportant backroom work. But what if it was actually the key to unlocking alignment and growth? It certainly can be, according to Kurt Stoll, Director of Marketing Automation at 3D Systems. On this episode of Marketing Trends, Kurt joins Ian and Lauren to discuss how to align revenue operations, how this can lead to higher retention and faster growth, and how Kurt handles the unique challenges of marketing in the 3D printing industry.
June 5, 2019
From founding their first company in 2006 to becoming top executives at Salesforce, Kraig Swensrud and Sean Whiteley have achieved a lot together. Most recently, they have helped introduce the world to the new category of conversational marketing by co-founding their latest venture, Qualified. On this episode, Sean and Kraig sit down with Ian Faison and Lauren Vaccarello to discuss early days at Salesforce, successful business partnerships, and implementing conversational marketing.
June 3, 2019
Marketing has always been about more than just marketing for Paul D'Arcy. Throughout his entire career, Paul has sought to understand the purpose behind the messaging that he delivers. That passion for purpose has led Paul to serve as the CMO of MessageOne, Executive Director of Americas Marketing and Global Demand Gen at Dell, and now serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Indeed.  On this episode, Paul discusses his entry into marketing and what he has learned thus far in his career.
May 28, 2019
Marketing has undergone many phases of change. Four phases since 1900, to be exact, according to Erik Newton (LinkedIn | Twitter). Erik is the Vice President of Growth Marketing at BrightEdge.  On this episode of Marketing Trends, Erik walks us through the phases of marketing as he sees them and describes what we should expect to see in the next couple years during the rise of "Marketing 5.0".
May 24, 2019
Jonathan Mildenhall knows a thing or two about building a great brand. He has helped lead one of the world's great legacy brands as SVP of Coca-Cola, as well as one of the world's great new brands as CMO of Airbnb. He is now the co-founder and CEO of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand. On this episode, Jonathan discusses his journey into marketing, how he learned to drive conversation at Coca-Cola and Airbnb, and what it takes for a brand to achieve success in the 21st century.
May 16, 2019
Every marketer knows that customer experience is important. But Thomas Butta, CMO at SignalFX, takes it a step further. According to Tom, experience is the new brand. On this episode, Tom explains what he means by this, and discusses how to succeed as a challenger brand. He is also joined by SignalFX Chief Architect Rajesh Raman, who talks about their collaboration together.
May 13, 2019
Should all marketers be quants? Tim O'Connor has suggested that the answer to that question is "yes." Tim is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Excelligence and the CEO of LifeCubby, one of their subsidiaries. Tim has also served as a Marketing VP at Siemens and Unisource Worldwide. On this episode, Tim talks all about quantitative marketing, and explains why he believes that every marketer should have an understanding of basic quantitative tools and methods.
May 7, 2019
This episode of Marketing Trends features an interview with Ryan Bonnici. He is currently the CMO of G2, and previously served as the senior director of global marketing at Hubspot, and the head of marketing of APAC at Salesforce. On this episode, Ryan discusses his background and how he turned a job as a flight attendant into a career in marketing. He also dives deep into how he has been able to successfully drive growth, including how he was able to generate $64 million with a $6k campaign.
May 2, 2019
Many marketers operate one quarter at a time. Andy Bertera is someone who has found enormous success by taking the long view. In his decade leading the marketing efforts at New England Biolabs, he has helped establish them as an authoritative voice in biotech industry. On this episode of Marketing Trends, he also discusses how to build a marketing team, why an experimental mindset is key for marketers, and the unique aspects of biotech marketing.
May 1, 2019
No one knows Account Based Marketing better than Jon Miller. As the CEO and co-founder of Engagio he has helped define the market. And marketing innovation is nothing new to Jon. He also co-founded Marketo and served as a VP at Epiphany. On this episode, Jon talks all about ABM, including most common mistakes and best practices for getting started. He also gives advice of how more marketers can become successful founder and what he thinks the next big innovation will be in marketing.
April 26, 2019
On this episode of Marketing Trends, we talked to Ryan Green, Senior Vice President and CMO of Southwest Airlines, about what makes Southwest so effective, and how he helped get them to where they are. Ryan opens up about how Southwest is able to garner best-in-the-industry customer satisfaction and customer loyalty, as well as how he helped transform their marketing organization to meet the demands of the digital age.
April 23, 2019
CMO is one of the most difficult job positions. It is typically associated with low levels of trust and short tenures. On this episode, Sara Varni, CMO of Twilio, joins us and opens up her CMO playbook. She discusses what to do in your first 90 days as CMO to set yourself up for success, best practices for streamlining budgeting and approvals, how to deal with imposter syndrome, and more.
April 18, 2019
Jennifer Johnson is a category design expert. As the CMO of Tenable and a startup advisor at Play Bigger, Jennifer puts into practice the principles of category design every day. In this interview, Jennifer discusses all things category design, from best practices and case studies to pitfalls and cautionary tales.
April 16, 2019
Shannon Pruitt has helped forge partnerships between some of the greatest brands in the world and some of the best original programming. Shannon is the President of SMPI Marketing Group, and she previously served as the CMO of The Honest Company, President and CEO of The Story Lab, and VP of Integrated Solutions of Warner Brothers. She joined the show to tell us best practices for these kinds of partnerships, what she learned from being a CMO, and how to get the most out of influencer relationships.
April 11, 2019
Josh Golden is the president and publisher of Ad Age. He has also served in senior marketing positions with companies like Xerox and NBC Universal. On this episode, Josh, Ian, and Lauren talk about keeping up with disruption, why marketing is more difficult than it has ever been, and Josh shares his experience working on the OJ Simpson trial.
April 11, 2019
Viral marketing. Many marketers dream of it. Few are able to actually execute and create it. On this episode, we talk to a marketer who has helped create many viral video ads. Benton Crane is the CEO of Harmon Brothers, the company behind the viral videos for companies like Squatty Potty, Purple Mattresses, and Poo-Pourri. The videos they have created have cumulatively generated more than a billion views.
April 4, 2019
Clay Hausmann is the CMO of Aktana, a company that uses AI to provide decision support to life science sales and marketing teams. Clay is also a principal at Treatment, a marketing consultancy that uses the methods of screenwriters to help brands build and tell their stories. In this interview, Clay tells us how marketing is like screenwriting, and how marketers can use tips from screenwriting to tell better stories and be more effective.
April 1, 2019
Many marketers aspire to turn their customers into a tribe. They dream of their customers transforming from casual users to committed advocates. But this is easier said than done. To learn more about how to actually build a tribe and convert customers into advocates, we talked to someone who has done it before: Chandar Pattabhiram. Chandar is the CMO of Coupa, a highly successful cloud platform for business spend. He is an experienced tech marketing veteran and a multi-time CMO.
March 27, 2019
We sat down with Thomas Butta, CMO of SignalFX, to talk about how to make your marketing cut through the noise of the modern digital world. On this episode, Tom also discusses challenger brands and how to make your brand an industry thought leader.
March 25, 2019
This episode of Marketing Trends was conducted live at the Salesforce World Tour in Chicago. It features an interview with Tracy Eiler, CMO of InsideView and co-author of Aligned to Achieve: How to United Your Sales and Marketing Teams into a Single Force for Growth. On this episode, Ian and Tracy discuss why sales-marketing alignment is so important, how to achieve it, and common CMO pitfalls to avoid.
March 20, 2019
What can a new CMO do in the first 90 days to make sure they have success with their new organization? How can they make sure they are on the same page as the sales team from the get-go? To answer questions like these, we talked to Ed McDonnell. Ed is the Senior Vice President of Sales for Salesforce Marketing Cloud. He has also served in senior sales roles for Eloqua, EDGAR Online, McGraw Hill, and Reuters.
March 18, 2019
What separates a failed content marketing strategy from an effective one? To help us find out, we brought in Joe Pulizzi. Joe is the godfather of content marketing. He founded the Content Marketing Institute in 2007, and he also is credited with coining the phrase “content marketing.” Joe is also a Co-Founder of the Orange Effect Foundation. If you’re interested in hearing more from Joe, you can find his content at or follow him on Twitter @JoePulizzi.
March 14, 2019
The rise of e-commerce and headlines about the “retailpocalypse” and “mallpocalypse” have made many wonder what will happen to the future of retail. Phil Raub, the president and co-founder of b8ta, is helping to define that future. b8ta is a new startup that provides retail as a service. He also shares stories from his time with Nest, Nintendo, and Gap.
March 12, 2019
This episode features an interview with Matt C’de Baca, Managing Director at Renaissance Leadership. Matt has more than 15 years of experience in talent acquisition and executive recruiting. On this episode, he talks about how to succeed as a marketing executive, the most in-demand talents and abilities, and how to find purpose in your work.
March 7, 2019
John Gargiulo, Global Product Marketing Lead at Airbnb, joined Marketing Trends to discuss a problem he has seen that needs to be addressed: A vast chasm right in the middle of the marketing funnel.
March 4, 2019
How do you make sure you understand your customers, and how do you make sure they understand you? That is what we talked about with Vanessa Hope Schneider. Vanessa is the Head of Marketing at Clara Labs. On this episode, Vanessa talks about what it takes to truly understand your audience and communicate effectively with them, and what to look for when hiring a marketing team.
February 28, 2019
How do you market a marketplace, a platform where you have both buyers and sellers? To find out, we spoke with Paul Ghio. Paul is the Vice President of Product at Creative Market, an online design marketplace. He formerly served as the VP of Marketing & Growth. In addition to marketplace marketing, Paul discussed how design, analytics, and how he went from marketing to product management. Enjoy.
February 25, 2019
This episode of Marketing Trends features an interview with Justin Shriber (Linkedin: /justinshriber | Twitter: @jshriber). Justin is the Vice President of Marketing for LinkedIn Sales and Marketing Solutions. On this episode, Justin discusses how sales and marketing are starting to converge, and what that means for marketers. He also talks about how to build trust and create engaging content for your audience.
February 20, 2019
Today’s episode features an interview with Peter Schwartz. Peter is a futurist, and the Senior Vice President for planning at Salesforce. Peter is also the founder of the global business network, and the author multiple books, including The Art of the Long View.
February 18, 2019
Peter Isaacson is the CMO of Demandbase and one of the originators of the ABM product category. He joined us to explain how to optimize ABM. He also gave tips for better storytelling and category creation.
February 14, 2019
How can you turn your marketing department from a cost center to a revenue generator? We brought in Nicole Kingsley Brunner, CMO of Manning and Napier, to help us find out. Nicole has transformed her firm’s marketing, and helped them grow from around $6 billion dollars of assets under management when she started to more than $20 billion under management today.
February 11, 2019
In part 2 of our interview with Corinne, she explains why “if you build it they will come” is absolutely wrong, how to get buy-in on long-term marketing projects, and why she thinks that every marketer could benefit from doing a stint in services marketing.
February 11, 2019
Corinne Sklar is the CMO of Bluewolf, an IBM company. In her thirteen years with Bluewolf, Corinne has developed and implemented marketing strategies that have helped grow the company’s revenue from three million to over a billion. In part 1 of our interview with Corinne, she talks about how a relentless focus on design helped spur that growth.
February 6, 2019
This episode of Marketing Trends is part 2 of our interview with Rob Norman, Director of US Field Marketing at Box. In this episode, Rob talks all about pipeline: How to generate demand, how to measure pipeline, how to work with sales to attribute credit, and more.
February 4, 2019
Many international organizations struggle to maintain a cohesive message while also adapting to local differences in foreign markets. To better understand how to achieve this balance, we brought in Rob Norman, director of US Field Marketing at Box.
January 31, 2019
How do marketers get sales organizations to buy in and support their efforts? On this episode of Marketing Trends, we brought in TJ Waldorf to help answer that question. TJ is the Head of Global Marketing at INAP, and spent more than a decade in B2B sales before moving over to marketing.
January 28, 2019
Nate Skinner, VP of Product Marketing for Salesforce B2B Marketing, joins Marketing Trends to discuss how to create memorable marketing experiences, and how to use technologies like artificial intelligence, marketing automation, and augmented reality.
January 23, 2019
Ron Schneidermann, COO and CMO of AllTrails, joined Lauren and Ian in-studio to talk about his background in marketing, why he serves as both COO and CMO, and what it was like to raise money from Chris Sacca.
January 21, 2019
Ada Chen Rekhi, founder and COO of Notejoy, joins Marketing Trends to discuss how to structure and hire for an effective marketing organization.
January 17, 2019
Ty Shay, Global CMO of Norton Lifelock, joins Marketing Trends to discuss his original theory of performance storytelling, and give tips on career management for marketers.
January 16, 2019
Ty Shay, Global CMO of Norton Lifelock, joins Marketing Trends to discuss how to create a campaign that will stick in people’s minds, how marketers misunderstand their basic function, and why Ty thinks you should turn off your marketing.
January 11, 2019
Jeff Titterton is the CMO of Zendesk. Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in marketing for innovative technology companies. On this episode, Jeff talks about his background, the future of AI in marketing, and how product launches are frequently mismanaged.
January 9, 2019
Beth Comstock is the former CMO of GE and the author of Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change. In this interview, Chad and Beth discuss how to stop tribalism in your business, developing better frameworks for creativity and the writing process behind Beth’s new book Imagine It Forward.
January 3, 2019
Ian and Lauren are joined by Brian Rothenberg, a GM, CMO, and VP of Growth at Eventbrite. He helped grow Eventbrite from 100 employees to over 1,000 and a successful IPO earlier this year. On part 2, Brian continues discussing the top marketing trends of 2019.
December 31, 2018
Ian and Lauren are joined by Brian Rothenberg, a GM, CMO, and VP of Growth at Eventbrite. He helped grow Eventbrite from 100 employees to over 1,000 and a successful IPO earlier this year. In this episode, we discuss the top marketing trends for 2019.
December 26, 2018
How can marketers use engaging storytelling to hook their audience? Mission CEO Chad Grills sat down with Meredith Ayan, Executive Director of SPCA International, to answer exactly that.
December 19, 2018
Joely Urton, VP of Analyst Relations at Box, joins Lauren and Ian to talk all things analyst relations, including how to manage an effective AR program, how to measure its success, and when a company should begin an AR program.
December 18, 2018
Jaleh Bisharat is the Founder and CEO of NakedPoppy. In her career as a marketer, Jaleh has served as the CMO of Eventbrite, and a marketing VP for Amazon, Jawbone, and OpenTable. In part 2, Jaleh discusses why she decided to not use a Powerpoint deck when pitching NakedPoppy, the best way to build a great team, and what it takes to be a great CMO.
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