92 episodes

This podcast aims to solve common problems that digital marketers have with the strategy and tactics used to generate leads.

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This podcast aims to solve common problems that digital marketers have with the strategy and tactics used to generate leads.

    Looking at choice…from all sides, with Oz Gurtuna

    Looking at choice…from all sides, with Oz Gurtuna

    Marketers help buyers make choices. Marketers must also make choices. No matter who  we are, we inevitably must make choices. Join this special conversation about how tools can be incorporated into decision-making to help out the person who’s on the hot seat.  Oz Gurtuna has a Bachelors from Boğaziçi University, a Masters from International Space University and a Ph.D. from Concordia University. He has worked in sectors as diverse as space, solar energy and web development. Coming to his current role as an agency owner who lives in Montreal Canada. 
    People/Products/Concepts Mentioned in Show MUM – Multi-task unified model Video SRT caption files Performance Max campaigns Oz’s ventures: What next now Turquoise Technology Solutions Episode Reboot.  Try Plumfind’s tool to help you choose your marketing platform(s) – it’s ungated for unlimited use
    For more details, visit https://funnelreboot.com/episode-92-looking-at-choicefrom-all-sides-with-oz-gurtuna/

    • 53 min
    What first party data can tell you about your Leads, with Wart Fransen

    What first party data can tell you about your Leads, with Wart Fransen

    Disclaimer: Before going further, I want to make clear that technology vendors that come on the show are not sponsors or affiliates. They’re simply here to give you a broader perspective. There is still a good deal of information that prospects give you when visiting your site. If you use this information in the right way, instead of annoying them, you may actually provide an experience that tailors how they’re treated in such a way that may pleasantly surprise them. 
    We look in our analytics at all top-line numbers for activities , but not all that often do we drill down to the individual level. This is where we can learn about how our site is or isn’t working for a particular user. 
    Wart Fransen is a longtime web programmer and entrepreneur. Freelancing in his first few years after school, he found himself  helping multinationals with their websites, including finding out what they could about who was on them. Seeing company after company wanting the same thing, he set out to build several analytics products to fill these needs. In 2014 he co-founded Leadboxer, a tool that examines a website’s visitors and aims to give insights about if they are ready-to-buy.
    Beyond his fascination with technology, Wart’s a father of two and a strong proponent of causes like fighting the disinformation surrounding the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He spoke to me from his home-office near Amsterdam, the Netherlands.   
    People/Products/Concepts Mentioned in Show Wart on twitter LeadBoxer Time-To-Live (TTL) setting for cookies ZoomInfo Clearbit 6sense Demandbase AWStats For more details, please visit https://funnelreboot.com/episode-91-what-first-party-data-can-tell-you-about-your-leads-with-wart-fransen/

    • 38 min
    Rethinking Website Redesigns, with Darlene Moore

    Rethinking Website Redesigns, with Darlene Moore

    No matter which side of the agency/brand fence you are on, I’m sure you think you know what it’s like to be on the other side. Regardless of our good intentions, reality is that we approach the work from different angles, blocking our ability to see it from the other’s perspective. One undertaking that all of us get the same view of is a website overhaul. It’s a project that feels grueling for anyone, agency side or client side. And yet, the learning we can all come away with can help us be more empathetic to co-workers and outside team members we work with. Darlene Moore is the CEO of Drive Traffic, a marketing and web design agency where she also provides fractional Chief Marketing Officer services, guiding companies’ digital marketing strategy.  In addition to being a longtime independent marketer, she worked at Yellow Pages, building out their search engine marketing practice. She has degrees from both U of O and Carleton university and is an unapologetic dog-lover. Join now as we hear from Darlene Moore. People/Products/Concepts Mentioned in Show Code Freeze WordPress Divi and Elementor tools Paul Boag Darlene’s LinkedIn Profile Episode Reboot. Think about what feeling you want visitors to have while on your website.
    For more details, please visit https://funnelreboot.com/episode-90-rethinking-website-redesigns-with-darlene-moore/

    • 40 min
    Sustainable Analytics with Jason Thompson

    Sustainable Analytics with Jason Thompson

    What does it mean to be doing analytics right? It doesn’t mean only that a company’s analysts are being accurate, it has to do with how our company makes decisions. The data guiding those decisions doesn’t just spring up out of nowhere, there’s got to be a functional team analyzing it. What’s the composition of that team? What kind of process do they follow? Do outsourced partners get involved? What technology is used? Leaders that don’t put enough thought into this can burn through both people and budgets, and their organizations never become data-driven like they’d hoped. To borrow a term from environmentalists, their analytics function was unsustainable. Jason Thompson thought he’d grow up to be a geologist. By college though, he chose to go into Information Systems and came out of college to work at the once-mighty Novell. Over the course of several years, Novell shrank and then laid off his group. He switched to implementing Omniture web analytics for various companies; which showed him both the highs and lows of the consulting firm model. He then went to a brand with a popular web-based business, which caused him to question the value analytics really offered an organization. While there he met coworker Hila Dehan. They started imagining what analytics done right would look like and in March 2013 they started their own analytics shop 33 Sticks. 
    There’s more to the story of them working together, such as how they came up with their company’s name, but I’ll let him tell you that. 
    People/Products/Concepts Mentioned in Show 5 Analytics sub-disciplines Architecture & Implementation Tag Management & Data Layer Reporting Analysis & Insights Optimization Jason’s LinkedIn profile and Twitter profile
    For more details, please visit https://funnelreboot.com/episode-89-sustainable-analytics-with-jason-thompson/

    • 52 min
    Getting Marketing Projects Funded with Kevin Dieny

    Getting Marketing Projects Funded with Kevin Dieny

    When you want to improve some part of your marketing. You quickly start thinking about how you're going to get your boss to agree to it. It's not the easiest thing, but it is possible.  And I know this because our guest today has done it many times. In his own words, Kevin Dieny is a true marketing nerd who  works in the marketing team at CallSource. I met him at a national marketing event where he gave a presentation about justifying the Money needed for Marketing Projects. This is one of his passions, along with Paid Search, Marketing Analytics and in particular, using data to show ROI. 

    He holds a Bachelor's degree from California State & an MBA from University of Redlands. When not working, Kevin likes wrestling with his four kids, loves cooking, and enjoys everything Batman. He is also the host of Close the Loop, which is a podcast designed specifically for small and medium businesses who are trying to improve their marketing.

    People/Products/Concepts Mentioned in Show
    Brian Halligan Kevin's LinkedIn profile
    Episode Reboot. 
    For more details, please visit https://funnelreboot.com/episode-88-getting-marketing-projects-funded-with-kevin-dieny/

    • 54 min
    How to resource marketing amid the Great Reset, with Kelly Rusk

    How to resource marketing amid the Great Reset, with Kelly Rusk

    The pandemic changed much in our world, and though some routines will subside, one change that’s going to remain with us is work from home. It was even clear the year after COVID hit that people were reevaluating going into an office. Pundits like Adam Grant said many were questioning their jobs as a whole. As he put it in a WSJ article, “the taste of freedom left us hungry for more.” Meaning  more than the flexibility to choose what K-Cup flavour of coffee on hand in the lunchroom. Grant goes much further, saying this “Flexibility is more than choosing the place where you work. It’s having freedom to decide your purpose, your people, and your priorities.” That’s all fine and good, but how does an employer make this work? How do those of us responsible give rank and file marketers this flexibility while still getting work done? My guest today has great insights into how marketing leaders can deal with all this. She’s witnessed first-hand the changes that Covid has brought to the marketing function. She has opinions on what will and what won’t work in the future. Kelly Rusk is a marketing consultant who supports mid-sized companies trying to grow their marketing and PR capabilities. The first few years of her career she worked for Ottawa-based technologies companies as a marketing and communications pro. Then she went to the agency side for a decade, finishing with the full-service firm Banfield as digital director and partner. Kelly is always contributing to her profession, holding board positions with IABC and Girl Geek Dinners and being an Instructor in the Digital Marketing Certificate Program at the University of Ottawa. 
    People/Products/Concepts Mentioned in Show Roger Martin  Dorie Clark:  async communication  CERBLearn more on Kelly Rusk’s website or her LinkedIn profile or Twitter or Instagram For more details, please visit https://funnelreboot.com/episode-87-how-to-resource-marketing-amid-the-great-reset-with-kelly-rusk/

    • 36 min

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