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The Marketer’s Journey is a podcast dedicated to learning from senior marketing executives including the career journey they’ve taken and the buyer journey they set their customers on. Each week we speak to a senior marketer and learn whether it was luck, hustle or a combo of the two that propelled them to their latest post. We then discover how they engage their current and future customers on a path that is similarly planned but adaptive. The Marketer’s Journey features amazing conversations with marketing leaders who share how to attract and convert leads with personalization for the entire buyer journey.

Each episode will cover topics like digital marketing, demand generation, account-based marketing, sales enablement, content marketing, inbound marketing, martech, leveraging technology, and content experience.

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The Marketer’s Journey is a podcast dedicated to learning from senior marketing executives including the career journey they’ve taken and the buyer journey they set their customers on. Each week we speak to a senior marketer and learn whether it was luck, hustle or a combo of the two that propelled them to their latest post. We then discover how they engage their current and future customers on a path that is similarly planned but adaptive. The Marketer’s Journey features amazing conversations with marketing leaders who share how to attract and convert leads with personalization for the entire buyer journey.

Each episode will cover topics like digital marketing, demand generation, account-based marketing, sales enablement, content marketing, inbound marketing, martech, leveraging technology, and content experience.

    Ep #151: How to Segment When you Have 20 Million Users w/ Jessica Gilmartin, CMO of Calendly

    Ep #151: How to Segment When you Have 20 Million Users w/ Jessica Gilmartin, CMO of Calendly

    In today’s episode of the Marketer’s Journey, I interview Jessica Gilmartin, CMO of Calendly. You’ve probably used Calendly to book meetings, appointments and organize your busy schedule- but how does Jessica juggle their astounding 20 million users? We dive into that today while tracing Jessica’s nontraditional route to CMO from investment banking, and explore her two decades' worth of B2B and B2C experience. We also discuss how Jessica is redefining what Calendly can be for an organization, how she segments users, and why marketers need to understand the people, the story, and the data. 

    Check out this and other episodes of The Marketer’s Journey on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify
     
    Key takeaways from this episode:

    Effective CMOs are well-rounded. Jessica stresses that effective CMOs need to understand every aspect of marketing, because every decision they make will impact the brand's image and messaging. She also says that having a well-rounded understanding of marketing allows her to be a more empathic and effective leader. Team communication is key. Jessica says she spends a lot of time focusing on how she can create an effective communication process with her team. Marketing teams work best when everyone understands what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how it ladders back into company goals. Find the right level of engagement. When deciding what path to send leads down, Calendly focuses on key personas when sending leads to a salesperson. Most leads don’t need to speak with a customer service person, so sales shouldn't be flooded with leads who don’t need them. Jessica and Calendly are constantly tweaking their lead scoring to make sure the level of engagement each lead receives is right for them. 
    Learn more about Calendly here: https://calendly.com/
    Learn more about Jessica here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicagilmartin

    • 35 min
    Ep #150: How Harri is Using ABM to Move to Enterprise w/ CMO Jennifer Ravalli

    Ep #150: How Harri is Using ABM to Move to Enterprise w/ CMO Jennifer Ravalli

    In this episode of the Marketer’s Journey, host Randy Frisch sits down with Jennifer Ravalli, CMO of Harri. Jennifer is an award-winning executive who is passionate about HR tech. During her year at Harri, the company has been rapidly growing, which has meant that Jennifer has had to create clear frameworks for determining their best-fit market and expand their ideal customer profile. In this episode, Randi and Jennifer discuss her time at Harri, where content lives in the funnel, and how she is leveraging ABM as Harri grows. 

    Check out this and other episodes of The Marketer’s Journey on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

    Key takeaways from this episode:
    Saying no is just as important as saying yes. Jennifer and her team are very clear on what they will and won’t do. She says that making sure the team is on the same page about strategy and expectations means there is room to pivot and adapt, while staying on track. Be a leader, not just a marketer. Jennifer emphasizes that at the beginning of your career, you’re paid for what you do, and later on, you’re paid for what you know. To be an effective leader, you need to share that knowledge with your team and allow them to execute ideas.Account executives need to be part of the funnel. Jennifer believes that as a buyer approaches the middle of the funnel, an account executive should step in, and help build the case for why the buyer needs to make a change and continue down the funnel. 
    Learn more about Harri here: https://harri.com/
    Learn more about Jennifer here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferravalli

    • 33 min
    Ep #149: Why BDRs Belong Under Marketing w/ Susan Beermann, CMO of Contentstack

    Ep #149: Why BDRs Belong Under Marketing w/ Susan Beermann, CMO of Contentstack

    Welcome back to The Marketer's Journey! In this episode, Randy sits down with Susan Beermann, CMO at Contentstack. As a three-time CMO and former salesperson, Susan brings years of expertise to the table and has worked to build Contentstack’s marketing team from the ground up. Today the team has over 50 people, and Susan is a leader who wants to keep her team empowered to do their jobs. Susan shares how she does just that, along with what she sees as the role of BDRs in the marketing team, the role of automation, and her predictions for the future.

    Check out this and other episodes of The Marketer’s Journey on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

    Key takeaways from this episode:

    Look for leads who are qualified and ready. Contentstack is a technology that is disrupting the traditional CMS space, and Susan emphasizes that in addition to being qualified, leads also need to be ready to embrace new technology. Enable your managers to manage. As a CMO, Susan doesn’t have the time to review every single budget and decision. That's why she ensures her managers have the tools and oversight they need to run their teams successfully without having to constantly come to her.You need a system. When Susan first started at Contentstack, there weren’t systems in place to ensure that everyone was on the same page. One of the first things Susan did was create a process of checks and balances to ensure that the right decisions were being made and that the right people were aware of what was going on. 
    Learn more about Contentstack here: https://explore.contentstack.com/
    Learn more about Susan here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susancbeermann

    • 34 min
    Ep #148: Can a Bot Deliver Trust & Confidence? w/ Peter Mullen, CMO of Interactions

    Ep #148: Can a Bot Deliver Trust & Confidence? w/ Peter Mullen, CMO of Interactions

    In this episode of the Marketer's Journey, I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Mullen, CMO of Interactions. With a background in communications and tech, including his time at Netflix during their CD-mailing era, Peter's expertise has been shaped by his journalism roots. Today's episode revolves around the central theme of communication, a vital aspect that Peter emphasizes as a CMO. Interactions specializes in developing intelligent virtual assistants that offer personalized service at every stage of the buyer's journey, so Peter has navigated balancing AI's capabilities to enhance communication, foster trust, and instill confidence, all while maintaining authentic human connections. Our conversation delves into empowering teams, finding the equilibrium between technology and human interaction, and "yelling at robots." 


    Check out this and other episodes of The Marketer’s Journey on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify
     
    Key takeaways from this episode:

    Communicate the value you bring. Peter emphasizes that it is crucial that you effectively communicate with everyone inside and outside your organization the value you bring to the marketplace. Effective messaging will ladder back into your value proposition. Don’t lose the human connection. Peter believes that there must always be a human engaged in communication to deliver an outstanding experience. While AI is important and here to stay, there should always be a human guiding the process. The perfect formula is trust and confidence. Peter’s North Star is nurturing trust and connection on the buyer's journey. Using tools like those developed by Interactions is one of the ways in which organizations can foster trust and decrease frustration. 
    Learn more about Interactions here: https://www.interactions.com/
    Learn more about Peter here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phmullen

    • 35 min
    Ep #147: Why Sales Leaders make Great CMOs w/ Caroline Goles, CMO of Pax8

    Ep #147: Why Sales Leaders make Great CMOs w/ Caroline Goles, CMO of Pax8

    Welcome back to The Marketer’s Journey. In this episode, I interview Caroline Goles, CMO of Pax8. With an impressive reach, Pax8 collaborates with a staggering 30,000 partners, all the while catering to the needs of a customer base totalling 500,000. Caroline manages a team of 65 marketers serving 17 markets, and uses her background in sales strategy to propel growth and manage her team efficiently. We have a great conversation about getting the right content in front of the right audience, working as a single team, and why marketing is the perfect combination of science and art. 

    Check out this and other episodes of The Marketer’s Journey on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify
     
    Key takeaways from this episode:

    You have to be a learner.  Caroline stresses that the best salespeople and marketers are learners who don’t pretend to know everything. This is especially important when working across 80 product lines as they do at Pax8. A willingness to learn is what creates great marketers and salespeople.
    Make content that educates.  Caroline believes that part of the reason a lot of content goes unread is because it doesn’t educate. At Pax8 they make content that helps prospects understand why their solutions are good for their business, and what pain points they will help them solve. 
    Don't be afraid of failure. As a former science major, Caroline likes to think about experimentation in marketing as a scientific experiment. Even if your hypothesis fails, you’ve gained data that you can use to innovate and create better solutions and products. 
    Learn more about Pax8 here: https://www.pax8.com/en-us/
    Learn more about Caroline here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolinegoles

    • 35 min
    Ep #146: Data & Determination: A CMOs Billion-Dollar Impact w/ Alyssa Hall, CMO of CDI

    Ep #146: Data & Determination: A CMOs Billion-Dollar Impact w/ Alyssa Hall, CMO of CDI

    In this episode of the Marketer’s Journey, I interview Alyssa Hall, CMO of CDI. Alyssa has never worked in the same industry twice and pivoted from roofing and manufacturing when she joined CDI. CDI is an I.T. integration company that has experienced tremendous growth, expanding from $250 million to $1 billion in revenue in the past couple years. Alyssa has navigated and managed that growth while simultaneously building a cohesive brand as CDI went through multiple acquisitions. We discuss how her career led her to become a CMO, bringing teams together after acquisitions, and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. 

    Check out this and other episodes of The Marketer’s Journey on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify
     
    Key takeaways from this episode:

    It’s ok to be a little uncomfortable. Alyssa loves the work she does, but she also stresses that she had to step outside her comfort zone to get where she is today.  As a brand marketer, she learned how to be a data-driven as she stepped into her role as CMO. Do the job you want before you have it. Alyssa knew that her goal was to become a CMO. As CDI grewm she continually stepped up to the plate and demonstrated her ability to do the job…and it paid off. Content needs to solve problems. Whether it's inbound or outbound, Alyssa stresses that what gets people to click on content is relevance. Content that promises to solve a pain point is what earns a click. 
    Learn more about CDI here: https://www.cdillc.com/
    Learn more about Alyssa here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alyssajhall

    • 34 min

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Great Show!

I love how concise and practical the contents are. Randy's great at providing real insights that definitely work! I've got so much insight into digital marketing. Such a good show!

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Randy, host of the Marketer’s Journey podcast, highlights all aspects of digital marketing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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Amazing insights for marketers

Wow! I learned about this podcast on LinkedIn and now I’m binge listening on my daily commute.

I’m always curious as to the pathway people took to their current success. As someone who has high aspirations and expectations of myself, I find these interviews so interesting and helpful. There’s always at least one great takeaway!

The interview flows so easily — it’s like overhearing a fascinating conversation at the coffee shop. Randy has a way of guiding the conversation so naturally.

Great for marketers, whether you are new to the profession or more experienced.

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