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Welcome to the State of Sales Enablement podcast, with Felix Krueger. Insights and actionable advice from B2B marketing and sales experts that share what it takes to achieve sales enablement excellence.

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Welcome to the State of Sales Enablement podcast, with Felix Krueger. Insights and actionable advice from B2B marketing and sales experts that share what it takes to achieve sales enablement excellence.

    Joe Pulizzi On How To Make Content Part Of Your Company's DNA

    Joe Pulizzi On How To Make Content Part Of Your Company's DNA

    Join us in the Krueger Marketing podcast studio this week for another episode of The State of Sales Enablement.
    We catch up with https://www.linkedin.com/in/joepulizzi/ (Joe Pulizzi) who is the founder of multiple start-ups including Content Marketing Institute.
    Here are some of the resources referenced in this episode.
    Content Marketing Institute: https://contentmarketinginstitute.com/
    Corona Marketing Book: https://www.joepulizzi.com/corona-marketing/
    Brought to you by Krueger Marketing: Free Content-Enabled Sales training -https://my.captivate.fm/thestateofenablement.com/content ( thestateofenablement.com/content)
    Connect with Joe Pulizzi online:https://www.linkedin.com/in/4mattdean/ ( )https://www.linkedin.com/in/joepulizzi/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joepulizzi/)
    Connect with Felix Krueger online:https://www.linkedin.com/in/hfkrueger/ ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/hfkrueger/)
    Where to find The State of Sales Enablement:
    Website (subscriber exclusives can be found here) -http://thestateofsalesenablement.com/ ( http://thestateofsalesenablement.com/)
    LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-state-of-sales-enablement-podcast/ ( https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-state-of-sales-enablement-podcast/)
    Apple Podcasts -https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-state-of-sales-enablement/id1558307853 ( https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-state-of-sales-enablement/id1558307853)
    Spotify -https://open.spotify.com/show/4ceCJYJLuCbTNbRTriOFpe?si=avn_E9EGSNu3gmHfoqJ_6g ( https://open.spotify.com/show/4ceCJYJLuCbTNbRTriOFpe?si=avn_E9EGSNu3gmHfoqJ_6g)

    • 31 min
    How News Corp Australia Enables 600 Salespeople At Scale

    How News Corp Australia Enables 600 Salespeople At Scale

    Episode Transcript:

    Felix Krueger (00:00):

    Hi, my name is Felix Krueger, and I'm your host. If this is your first time tuning into The State of Sales Enablement podcast. Welcome, and thanks for your support. If you work closely with a B2B enterprise sales team in your role, make sure to check out the free on demand training provided by Krueger Marketing, my business and the sponsor of this podcast. The training breaks down the steps required to shorten sales cycles with the effective use of content. To access the free training session, visit thestateofsalesenablement.com/content, that's thestateofsalesenablement.com/content.

    (00:34):

    Welcome to The State of Sales Enablement podcast with your host, Felix Krueger. Insights and actionable advice from B2B marketing and sales experts that share what it takes to achieve sales enablement excellence.

    Felix Krueger (00:53):

    My guest on today's episode is both a well-respected sales enablement veteran in the Australian media industry and a technology buyer. He is Board Director of the Australian chapter of the International Advertising Association, the world's most influential network of marketing professionals, and one of the smartest people I had the privilege of working with. In this interview, we speak to the Head of Ad Product at News Corp Australia, Stewart Heys. Enjoy the show. Welcome to the podcast, Stewart.

    Stewart Heys (01:18):

    Thank you, Felix.

    Felix Krueger (01:20):

    Thanks so much for joining today. So for those listeners that don't know you, what has been your career journey so far and what do you do now?

    Stewart Heys (01:27):

    So in terms of my journey today, I've been in digital media for 12 years, maybe. At times it has roughly been split 50-50 between media sales and sales enablement. So I've got kind of 50% experience on the sales side and then 50% experience kind of sales support sales enablement side. So I was media sales at places like CBS and CBS interactive, and also moving into Fairfax. I started off my time at Fairfax in a media sales role. And then during my time at Fairfax, moved into more sales enablement and then proceeded with that career path coming through places like Yahoo7 and now at News Corp as well. So now at News Corp I'm in a role which basically looks after the commercialisation of our own network Ad Product portfolio across which media video targeting and some of the native portfolio looking at the end-to-end ideation scoping launch in market representation of our product portfolio. And one of the key functions within that is making sure that our sales team has all the tools that they need to be able to go out and constantly sell the products that we build and we launch. So I guess that's why I'm here today.

    Felix Krueger (02:31):

    That's right. You mentioned that you previously also worked in sales yourself, which is obviously the best case scenario for somebody working in sales enablement, because you know what the challenges are. You know, the mindset of the salespeople that you're dealing with. So how would you say has this experience working in sales impacted your mindset in the way you approach sales?

    Stewart Heys (02:53):

    I think it leads to a really strong sense of empathy. I know how challenging a sales role can be. I know how pressurised it is. I know how much the sales teams, particularly premium publishing media sales, they're having to constantly create new angles, create new stories, think of new ways of doing things and ground that in kind of product experience and product knowledge. So what I kind of understand how adaptable they need to be, and that really informs my decision making process, not just around the kind of sales enablement side of things, but also in the products that we launch and the way we talk about them. So first and foremost, it's that sense of empathy. Being able to understand what they're goin

    • 30 min
    Iris Chan On The Big Picture Of Sales Enablement

    Iris Chan On The Big Picture Of Sales Enablement

    Join us in the Krueger Marketing podcast studio this week for another episode of The State of Sales Enablement.
    It is not coincident that https://m.kruegermarketing.com/r/a0325bcf20cd9c189f2e3da70?ct=YTo1OntzOjY6InNvdXJjZSI7YToyOntpOjA7czoxNDoiY2FtcGFpZ24uZXZlbnQiO2k6MTtpOjY0O31zOjU6ImVtYWlsIjtpOjU2O3M6NDoic3RhdCI7czoyMjoiNjA2Y2VmZjEyNmM2ZTE4MDI1MDE5NiI7czo0OiJsZWFkIjtzOjM6IjY5OCI7czo3OiJjaGFubmVsIjthOjE6e3M6NToiZW1haWwiO2k6NTY7fX0%3Dand (Iris Chan) has been appointed the Australian chapter president of the Sales Enablement Society, a global network of sales enablement professionals.
    Iris has mastered the craft of sales enablement over two decades working for iconic B2B technology brands such as Cisco and IBM.
    Today she leads the marketing efforts of sales enablement technology juggernaut Seismic, working with the who is who of the Australian sales enablement landscape.
    I caught up with her in this episode to discuss the evolution of sales enablement, the impact it has on organisations committing to the practice, and the key trends she expects to see this year.
    Here are some of the resources referenced in this episode.
    Sales Enablement Society (SES) -https://www.sesociety.org/ ( https://www.sesociety.org/)
    Brought to you by Krueger Marketing: Free Content-Enabled Sales training -https://my.captivate.fm/thestateofenablement.com/content ( thestateofenablement.com/content)
    Connect with Iris Chan online: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ichankl/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ichankl/)
    Connect with Felix Krueger online:https://www.linkedin.com/in/hfkrueger/ ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/hfkrueger/)
    Where to find The State of Sales Enablement:
    Website (subscriber exclusives can be found here) -http://thestateofsalesenablement.com/ ( http://thestateofsalesenablement.com/)
    LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-state-of-sales-enablement-podcast/ ( https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-state-of-sales-enablement-podcast/)
    Apple Podcasts -https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-state-of-sales-enablement/id1558307853 ( https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-state-of-sales-enablement/id1558307853)
    Spotify -https://open.spotify.com/show/4ceCJYJLuCbTNbRTriOFpe?si=avn_E9EGSNu3gmHfoqJ_6g ( https://open.spotify.com/show/4ceCJYJLuCbTNbRTriOFpe?si=avn_E9EGSNu3gmHfoqJ_6g)
    Cheers,
    Felix

    • 23 min
    Robert Rose On The Ugly Truth Of Sales and Marketing Alignment

    Robert Rose On The Ugly Truth Of Sales and Marketing Alignment

    Join us in the Krueger Marketing podcast studio this week for another episode of The State of Sales Enablement.
    There are few people that can claim that they have shaped a global business trend in a meaningful way.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/robrose/ (Robert Rose) has been an advocate for content marketing before it had a name and ultimately became one of the key influencers in driving a fundamental mindset shift as a co-founder of the Content Marketing Institute.
    I caught up with him in this episode to talk about the ugly truth of sales and marketing alignment, the topics that should be discussed in joint meetings, and why it's time to get serious about sales enablement technology.
    Here are some of the resources referenced in this episode.
    Content Marketing Institute (CMI) - https://contentmarketinginstitute.com/ (https://contentmarketinginstitute.com/)
    The Content Advisory - https://contentadvisory.net/ (https://contentadvisory.net/)
    Free Content-Enabled Sales training -https://my.captivate.fm/thestateofenablement.com/content ( thestateofenablement.com/content)
    Connect with Robert Rose on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robrose/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/robrose/)
    ... or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Robert_Rose (https://twitter.com/Robert_Rose)
    Connect with Felix Krueger online:https://www.linkedin.com/in/hfkrueger/ ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/hfkrueger/)
    Where to find The State of Sales Enablement:
    Website (subscriber exclusives can be found here) -http://thestateofsalesenablement.com/ ( http://thestateofsalesenablement.com/)
    LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-state-of-sales-enablement-podcast/ ( https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-state-of-sales-enablement-podcast/)
    Apple Podcasts -https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-state-of-sales-enablement/id1558307853 ( https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-state-of-sales-enablement/id1558307853)
    Spotify -https://open.spotify.com/show/4ceCJYJLuCbTNbRTriOFpe?si=avn_E9EGSNu3gmHfoqJ_6g ( https://open.spotify.com/show/4ceCJYJLuCbTNbRTriOFpe?si=avn_E9EGSNu3gmHfoqJ_6g)
    Cheers,
    Felix

    • 39 min
    What Happens When LinkedIn's Sales Team Goes Remote? Let's Ask Them.

    What Happens When LinkedIn's Sales Team Goes Remote? Let's Ask Them.

    Join us in the Krueger Marketing podcast studio this week for another episode of The State of Sales Enablement.
    We catch up with https://www.linkedin.com/in/travisdmay/ (Travis May) who is a sales leader at LinkedIn. We discuss how the sales team of the world's largest professional network has adjusted to the new market environment, a better way to deliver remote presentations, and how to toddler-proof your home office.
    Here are some of the resources referenced in this episode.
    A four pillar framework for sales and marketing alignment (Forrester Consulting on behalf of LinkedIn): https://business.linkedin.com/en-uk/marketing-solutions/blog/posts/sales-and-marketing/2020/A-four-pillar-framework-for-sales-and-marketing-alignment (https://business.linkedin.com/en-uk/marketing-solutions/blog/posts/sales-and-marketing/2020/A-four-pillar-framework-for-sales-and-marketing-alignment)
    Brought to you by Krueger Marketing: Free Content-Enabled Sales training -https://my.captivate.fm/thestateofenablement.com/content ( thestateofenablement.com/content)
    Connect with Travis May online: https://www.linkedin.com/in/travisdmay/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/travisdmay/)
    Connect with Felix Krueger online:https://www.linkedin.com/in/hfkrueger/ ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/hfkrueger/)
    Where to find The State of Sales Enablement:
    Website (subscriber exclusives can be found here) -http://thestateofsalesenablement.com/ ( http://thestateofsalesenablement.com/)
    LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-state-of-sales-enablement-podcast/ ( https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-state-of-sales-enablement-podcast/)
    Apple Podcasts -https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-state-of-sales-enablement/id1558307853 ( https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-state-of-sales-enablement/id1558307853)
    Spotify -https://open.spotify.com/show/4ceCJYJLuCbTNbRTriOFpe?si=avn_E9EGSNu3gmHfoqJ_6g ( https://open.spotify.com/show/4ceCJYJLuCbTNbRTriOFpe?si=avn_E9EGSNu3gmHfoqJ_6g)
    Cheers,
    Felix

    • 30 min
    How DocuSign Prepared Their Sales Team for Hypergrowth During the Pandemic

    How DocuSign Prepared Their Sales Team for Hypergrowth During the Pandemic

    Join us in the Krueger Marketing podcast studio this week for the inaugural episode of The State of Sales Enablement.
    We catch up with https://www.linkedin.com/in/4mattdean/ (Matthew Dean) who is responsible for enabling Docusign's sales team during a hypergrowth phase fuelled by the pandemic. He'll share how he made the transition from sales director to sales enabler, the top content formats supporting remote sales, and his tips for navigating sales enablement in a global business
    Here are some of the resources referenced in this episode.
    Sales Enablement Society (SES) - https://www.sesociety.org/ (https://www.sesociety.org/)
    Effective Sales Enablement - https://www.amazon.com/Effective-Sales-Enablement-collaborative-marketing/dp/0749483644 (https://www.amazon.com/Effective-Sales-Enablement-collaborative-marketing/dp/0749483644)
    Fanatical Prospecting - https://www.amazon.com.au/Fanatical-Prospecting-Conversations-Leveraging-Telephone-ebook/dp/B01617VD3I (https://www.amazon.com.au/Fanatical-Prospecting-Conversations-Leveraging-Telephone-ebook/dp/B01617VD3I)
    Sales Development Playbook - https://www.amazon.com.au/Sales-Development-Playbook-Repeatable-Accelerate/dp/0692622039
    Sales Gravy Podcast - https://salesgravy.com/podcasts/ (https://salesgravy.com/podcasts/)
    Brought to you by Krueger Marketing: Free Content-Enabled Sales training - thestateofenablement.com/content
    Connect with Matthew Dean online: https://www.linkedin.com/in/4mattdean/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/4mattdean/)
    Connect with Felix Krueger online: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hfkrueger/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hfkrueger/)
    Where to find The State of Sales Enablement:
    Website (subscriber exclusives can be found here) - http://thestateofsalesenablement.com/ (http://thestateofsalesenablement.com/)
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-state-of-sales-enablement-podcast/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-state-of-sales-enablement-podcast/)
    Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-state-of-sales-enablement/id1558307853 (https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-state-of-sales-enablement/id1558307853)
    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4ceCJYJLuCbTNbRTriOFpe?si=avn_E9EGSNu3gmHfoqJ_6g (https://open.spotify.com/show/4ceCJYJLuCbTNbRTriOFpe?si=avn_E9EGSNu3gmHfoqJ_6g)
    Cheers,
    Felix

    • 33 min

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