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Marketing B2B Technology
Napier‘s take on the world of B2B marketing and PR, with a particular focus on Europe. For more information about Napier and the services we offer B2B technology clients visit www.napierb2b.com.
Sep 23, 2022
Interview with Mike Roberts – SpyFu
In this podcast episode we interview Mike Roberts, Founder and CEO of SpyFu, a search analytics tool offering competitor keyword research tools. Mike discusses how the tool leverages search data in real time, providing users with the data to build informed and successful campaigns for both paid search and SEO. He also shares how the tool provides insights on multi-lingual campaigns, and how users should view competitor data to successfully influence future marketing campaigns.
Sep 15, 2022
Interview with Hannah Ingram – Ignys
In the latest episode of our leading B2B marketing professionals’ series, we interview Hannah Ingram, Marketing Manager at Ignys, an electronic and software development company. Hannah talks about how she built her career as a 360 marketer and the need to be quick to adapt and learn when marketing for a start-up business. She also discusses how marketers can build business credibility and increase prospect confidence in a business. Hannah also shares some valuable insights into how Ignys prioritise the channels they use for campaigns, and advice to new marketeers starting their careers.
Sep 5, 2022
Interview with Zachariah Moreno – SquadCast
In this podcast episode, we interview Zachariah Moreno, Co-Founder and CEO of SquadCast, a cloud recording studio platform. Zachariah discusses his mission to cultivate creative collaboration and how his journey from a podcast listener to an aspiring podcast creator led him to becoming to a software creator. He also shares his insights into what B2B businesses need to consider when launching their own podcasts, and how SquadCast’s unique development enables creators to overcome internet struggles and achieve good recording quality anywhere around the world.
Aug 17, 2022
Interview with Alex Price – Vicor
In the second episode of our leading B2B marketing professionals’ series, we interview Alex Price, Senior Marketing Manager at Vicor, a global power components manufacturer. Alex explains why he thinks the barriers between marketing and sales teams are being broken down and the importance of aligning marketing’s priorities with the sales team. He also discusses the importance of leveraging subject matter experts when marketing complex products and shares his insights into how marketers can appeal to a more technical audience.
Aug 2, 2022
Interview with Cat Anderson – Sprout Social
In this podcast episode, we interview Cat Anderson, Head of EMEA Marketing at Sprout Social, a social media management solution. Cat shares how she started her career in digital marketing, spending time working at Berlin-based technology start-ups before eventually landing at Sprout Social. She discusses the current lack of creativity in B2B social media compared to B2C, the opportunity this presents, and how social media offers a great, relatively low-cost platform for experimentation. Cat also shares the benefits and insights social media tools can offer users and gives some tips and tricks on how to stand out and overcome a reluctance to be creative.
Jul 19, 2022
Interview with Marc Mustard – ABB Robotics
In the first interview of our leading B2B marketing professionals’ series, we talk to Marc Mustard, Global Head of Content and Brand at ABB Robotics, a pioneer in robotics, machine automation and digital services. Marc gives insight into his career, how he came to work in robotics, and how he thinks the robotics industry will change the way we live. He also shares his thoughts on why there is no standard approach to B2B campaigns, and how marketers can be creative, as well as why it's time to stop thinking of business-to-business/business-to-consumer and time to think of business-to-human.
Jul 4, 2022
Interview with Shannon Martin – Podbean
In this podcast episode, we interview Shannon Martin, Director of Communications at Podbean, a podcast publishing solution. Shannon shares what B2B businesses need to consider when starting a podcast, the vital role that podcast hosting platforms play in distributing across different platforms, and how to understand the download metrics of a podcast episode.
Jun 10, 2022
Interview with Jeff Coyle - MarketMuse
In this podcast episode, we interview Jeff Coyle, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at MarketMuse, an AI-powered platform which removes manual intervention by identifying content quality issues and accelerating the research, creation and optimisation process. Jeff explains what it means to publish fearlessly and how MarketMuse brings content confidence and the assurance that it will have a predictable and meaningful impact on the business. He also shares the two most common editorial mistakes he sees with content marketing, and how MarketMuse’s insight is data-driven to support all teams within the creative, content writing and marketing departments.
May 20, 2022
Interview with Matt Young - UserVoice
In this podcast episode, we interview Matt Young, CEO at UserVoice, a product feedback management solution for SaaS platforms. Matt explains how the platform captures user feedback to deliver insights into product problems and solutions and how this raw data can be used to inform marketing and sales strategies. Matt also shares his insight into trends within the SaaS industry.
May 5, 2022
Interview with Tim Langley - CANDDi
In this podcast episode, we interview Tim Langley, CEO and Founder at CANDDi, a digital intelligence tracking platform. Tim shares his journey to founding CANDDi, and how the platform can help B2B marketers be more proactive by gathering data which allows them to engage with leads both at the top and bottom of the sales funnel. He also shares how CANDDi supports sales teams and discusses the difference between third and first-party cookies, and how CANDDi uses this data.
Apr 21, 2022
Interview with Sarah Bond - Lucky Orange
In this podcast episode, we interview Sarah Bond, Vice President of Marketing at Lucky Orange, a website conversion optimization tool. Sarah shares her career journey on how she got into marketing, and how Lucky Orange helps B2B marketers understand website visitor behaviour. She explains the different tools available such as heat maps, session recordings, and live chat; and how these tools help understand visitors' behaviours in aggregate but also at an individual user level. She also shares details on how Lucky Orange remains GDPR and CCPA compliant, and what she thinks is the key to conversion rate optimization.
Mar 30, 2022
Interview with Laura Caveney - Ruler Analytics
In this podcast episode, we interview Laura Caveney, Head of Marketing at Ruler Analytics, a leading marketing attribution and marketing mix modelling software company. Laura shares what makes Ruler Analytics different, how their platform gives power to the user through data by enabling them to optimize their campaigns and website with data-driven decisions; leaving “wishy washy metrics that mean very little”. She also gives an example of how they helped a customer understand attribution and improved their marketing and explains the biggest mistakes that people make when optimising without data.
Mar 17, 2022
Interview with Carolin Bink - 1plusX
In this podcast episode, we interview Carolin Bink, VP of Customer Success at 1plusX, an AI-driven data management platform. Carolin shares what makes 1plusX different to other data management platforms, and how their AI-first approach helps both publishers and marketers to utilize data and reach qualified leads instead of random audiences. She also explains what the impact is for marketers with third party cookies going away, the benefits of AI, and what they are doing at 1plusX to generate real benefits for marketers and publishers.
Mar 7, 2022
Interview with Alun Lucas - Zuko Analytics
In this podcast episode, we interview Alun Lucas, Managing Director of Zuko Analytics, a powerful form analytics platform. Alun shares how Zuko helps businesses understand the analytics behind forms, and the why, when and where behind users not converting. He also explains how Zuko works with A/B testing tools to allow businesses to A/B test on a granular level, as well as sharing the errors that have the biggest impact on the performance of forms, and how users can use analytics to double conversion rates.
Feb 21, 2022
Interview with Jeroen Corthout - Salesflare
In this podcast episode, we interview Jeroen Corthout, Co-Founder of Salesflare, a CRM platform. Jeroen shares his journey to setting up Salesflare, and how the platform can help make sales teams lives easier by automatically entering data that previously would have been manual. He also explains how he thinks CRMs should be benefiting salespeople, what the future of CRM's look like, and why lead scoring is a vital tactic that all B2B marketers should consider.
Feb 6, 2022
Interview with Matthew Hunt- Automation Wolf
In this podcast episode, we interview Matthew Hunt, Founder of Automation Wolf, a company that supports B2B founders and CEOs create snackable content to develop personal brands on LinkedIn. Matthew shares the process of how the team at Automation Wolf work with founders and CEOs to develop snackable content that keeps them top of mind and stay consistent in prospects newsfeeds; while also bridging the gap between short and long-form content. He also shares why it's important to encourage CEOs to get involved in social media, how honest you should be in your posts, and his views on how broad the social marketing effort should be across a company.
Jan 21, 2022
Interview with Emma Valentiner - CanIRank
In this podcast episode, we interview Emma Valentiner, Director of Strategic Content at CanIRank, an SEO software platform that uses AI to provide specific action recommendations. Emma shares how the platform supports B2B marketers with improving SEO, why it's so important to layer SEO into other marketing activities, and why small search volumes in B2B can drive really valuable and qualified leads. She also discusses why it's important to 'take all the voodoo out of SEO' to be successful, and shares her tips on how people generating content can rank higher.
Jan 4, 2022
Interview with Ike Singh - Social27
In this podcast episode, we interview Ike Singh, Co-founder and CEO at Social27, a virtual and hybrid events platform. Ike shares how event platforms can accelerate revenue, and how Social27 uses an AI recommendation engine to recommend content to the right people. He also discusses why he thinks there needs to be a change in the way we deliver content due to COVID, as well as the challenges events face with networking, and how they can overcome them.
Dec 10, 2021
Interview with Chris Willis - Acrolinx
In this podcast episode, we interview Chris Willis, Chief Marketing Officer at Acrolinx, an AI-powered software that improves the quality and effectiveness of enterprise content. Chris shares his journey to joining Acrolinx, his top tips for content generation, and how the platform helps increase the alignment and consistency of content for an organization. He also explains how Acrolinx helps companies shrink the time it takes to get content from ideation to production to meet deadlines, and ultimately increase the amount of content being generated by making it easier to generate content that gets through the often difficult internal filters.
Nov 23, 2021
Interview with Kate Terry - Turtl
In this podcast episode, we interview Kate Terry, Head of Demand at Turtl, a content automation platform. Kate shares why she thinks content is essentially communication, and why Turtl is persuading marketers to move away from webpages and PDFs. She discusses how the platform encourages an interactive and personalized approach, and how Turtl provides data that marketers can use to optimise content. She also explains the benefits of real-time engagement data, how personalization can be used to increase results, and the true problems marketers face with PDFs.
Nov 10, 2021
Interview with Mark Abrami - Hootsuite
In this podcast episode, we interview Mark Abrami, Senior Manager of Business Value Services at Hootsuite, a global leader in social media management. Mark shares his career journey from psychology through to marketing, and why he decided to specialize in social media marketing. He explores why he thinks B2B social is lagging compared to B2C, and how B2B marketers need to overcome the fear associated with social media. He also shares how Hootsuite's full enterprise solution grows and scales with different organizations, as well as tips on how to be successful, and the true benefits of having a social management solution.
Oct 18, 2021
Interview with Martin Larsen - Conferize
In this podcast episode, we interview Martin Larsen, Chief Executive at Conferize, an event-based marketing technology platform. Martin shares what led him to join Conferize, and provides some insights into why Denmark is a hotspot for marketing technology startups. He also shares tips and advice on how B2B marketers can show the RoI from their events, why it's important to focus on the outcome as an organizer, and whether hybrid events will be the key approach for the future.
Sep 30, 2021
Interview with Jose Palomino - Value Prop
In this podcast episode, we interview Jose Palomino, Founder and CEO at Value Prop, a coaching company that helps B2B companies unite their marketing and sales teams to unlock new growth. Jose shares the reason behind launching Value Prop and why strategy is the foundation to bringing marketing and sales teams together. He also shares the mistakes he sees B2B marketers make the most when trying to work with sales, and tips on how they can work effectively together. About Jose Palomino: Over the last 15 years, Jose Palomino has helped hundreds of B2B businesses systematize their strategy, marketing, and sales processes--unlocking over $250M in new growth. He is the CEO of Value Prop, creator of the Revenue Throughput System, and an author, professor, speaker, podcast host, and total comic book nerd. But above all, he loves helping B2B owners develop winning strategies to simplify their sales and marketing processes for greater ROI.
Sep 6, 2021
Interview with Naren Hariparanthaman - Social Animal
In this podcast episode, we interview Naren Hariparanthaman, Co-Founder and CEO at Social Animal, a content intelligence platform. Naren shares his journey to founding the platform and reveals how Social Animal reduces the need for 'manual' work; helping B2B marketers with the full content marketing journey, from finding content ideas, through to distributing and building relationships with influencers.
Jul 28, 2021
Interview with Riaz Kanani - Radiate B2B
In this podcast episode, we interview Riaz Kanani, Founder and CEO at Radiate B2B, an Account-Based Advertising and Marketing platform. Riaz shares his career journey, from initially starting in marketing at the age of 18, through to identifying a need in the market and launching Radiate B2B. He discusses how Radiate B2B helps companies cut through the noise and deliver a better buying experience, as well as sharing the tactics and techniques he finds are the most successful in ABM campaigns.
Jul 16, 2021
Interview with Tim Bohn - GatedContent
In this podcast episode, we interview Tim Bohn, Founder of GatedContent, an enterprise web form and content gating platform. Tim shares how GatedContent is helping enterprise companies scale up their marketing automation and lead generation activities, to enable companies to build consistent campaigns easily and effectively across any website or content management system. He also shares what strategies he thinks are best for driving lead generation through content marketing, and what B2B marketers could be doing wrong with forms and content to miss out on generating leads.
Jul 2, 2021
Interview with Steffen Hedebrandt - Dreamdata
In this podcast episode, we interview Steffen Hedebrandt, Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Dreamdata, a B2B revenue attribution platform. Steffen shares his journey to co-founding Dreamdata, and how the platform is solving the problem of attribution and focussing on understanding the customer journey to support multi-touch in the B2B world. He also shares why it's important that B2B marketers start digitalizing their customer's behaviour today, and how they can get started with attribution.
Jun 15, 2021
Interview with Cassandra Jowett - PathFactory
In this podcast episode, we interview Cassandra Jowett, Senior Director of Marketing at PathFactory, a B2B intelligent content platform. Cassandra shares how her passion for content marketing led to her joining the PathFactory team, and how the platform helps B2B companies connect content to their customers and create experiences to grow revenue. She also shares how PathFactory takes personalisation to the next level, and the importance of understanding what's in your content library.
May 28, 2021
Interview with Shea Castle - Terminus
In this podcast episode, we interview Shea Castle, Senior Customer Marketing Manager at Terminus, a leading Account-Based Marketing (ABM) platform. Shea shares his story of how he became part of the Terminus team, and explains how Terminus and ABM flip the traditional marketing funnel, to deliver a full market approach to enable B2B companies to target the people that matter. He also shares how Terminus is an orchestration platform that brings together first and third-party data points, and what the platform allows its customers to achieve.
May 11, 2021
Interview with Andrew Hally - Bynder
In this podcast episode, we interview Andrew Hally, Chief Marketing Officer at Bynder, a digital asset management platform. Andrew shares how digital asset management has evolved over the last few years, and how Bynder helps companies 'scale-up', using DAM to power the digital experience.
Mar 24, 2021
Interview with Olivia Kenney - LeadSift
In this podcast episode, we interview Olivia Kenney, Marketing Manager at LeadSift, a sales intelligence platform that generates qualified leads using intent signals. Olivia shares how LeadSift helps B2B marketers solve everyday issues, and how intent data can be used to get ahead of competitors and generate a higher quality of leads rather than a large quantity of leads. She also shares her views on why lead scoring should be an integral part of a marketing strategy, as well as some top tips on how B2B companies can do a better job in terms of lead generation and improving quality.
Mar 11, 2021
Interview with Sam Ovett - Mobile Pocket Office
In this podcast episode, we interview Sam Ovett, co-founder of Mobile Pocket Office, which is leading the way in helping new and established businesses augment their human and technological resources to leverage growth and streamline productivity. Sam shares his story from originally being a whitewater kayaker and guide to becoming a complete automation nerd, and how Mobile Pocket Office helps companies identify the opportunities they are missing out on, and which processes they can implement to ensure they are on calls that are closing deals rather than prospecting ones.
Feb 24, 2021
Interview with Steve Zakur - Solosegment
In this podcast episode, we interview Steve Zakur, CEO & Co-Founder of Solosegment, which provides software that drives engagement and leads with anonymous data and AI. Steve shares his journey to co-founding Solosegment, and explains the meaning behind anonymous personalization. He also shares the key challenges of searching behaviour and how Solosegment helps its customers overcome this.
Feb 12, 2021
Interview with Chris Newton - Intellimize
In this podcast episode, we interview Chris Newton, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Intellimize, a website optimization company, that intelligently optimizes each buyer’s path to drive more revenue, and more leads from websites. Initially starting out as an engineer, Chris shares his journey to joining Intellimize, and explains why 'friend don't let friends run A/B tests'. He also provides some fantastic insights into why website optimization can have real meaningful impact, and how marketers can use Intellimize to optimise their homepage or landing page.
Jan 29, 2021
Interview with Abhi Yadav - Zylotech
In this podcast episode, we interview Abhi Yadav Founder & CTO at Zylotech, a customer intelligence company that helps B2B marketers determine and deliver the right type of content for each website visitor. Starting initially as an engineer, Abhi shares his journey to founding Zylotech, and how the platform adds value to present B2B marketers with the ‘full picture’, providing several sets of data to help them truly understand and communicate effectively with their website visitors. He also shares his opinion on how he views intent data changing marketing in the future, and how his current customers use Zylotech.
Jan 17, 2021
Interview with Joel Harrison - B2B Marketing
In this podcast episode, we interview Joel Harrison, Editor-in-Chief at B2B Marketing, who shares how the publication is evolving into a social community, with the decision to no longer publish the magazine and instead focus efforts on an online community named Propolis. Joel also shares his thoughts on the biggest things marketers should be thinking about this year, and how social media will develop for B2B marketers in the future.
Dec 1, 2020
Interview with Chip House - SharpSpring
In this podcast episode, we interview Chip House, Chief Marketing Officer at SharpSpring, a cloud-based automation platform for marketing agencies and small to mid-sized businesses. Having initially started his career in email marketing, Chip shares his view on marketing automation and why it is a revenue growth platform; as well as details on how SharpSpring's agency model helps clients achieve results, and why SharpSpring's vision to cross CRM, sales and marketing automation to provide a comprehensive suite of tools to small businesses will continue to be a major success in the next 5-10 years.
Nov 20, 2020
Interview with Indrek Vainu - AlphaBlues
In this podcast episode, we interview Indrek Vainu, co-founder of AlphaBlues, which offers conversational AI technology, delivering chatbots that allow your customers to interact with your website at any time. Indrek discusses why there is a need for chatbots in B2B marketing and shares how AlphaBlues technology helps his clients be successful.
Aug 10, 2020
Interview with Chris Dickey - Visably
This podcast episode I interview Chris Dickey a PR veteran, and founder and CEO of Visably, a new SaaS start up. Chris discusses the strategy of Search Engine Visibility, and shares how he helps his clients maximise the likelihood of discovery on the first page via brand visibility, media and leveraging other people’s websites.
Jun 27, 2020
Interview with Remy Gardien - Webinar Geek
The Webinar Geek team believes that a webinar can be an added value to any organisation. Software should never be the reason to not start with webinars. This is why they are developing software that not only is user friendly, but is also pleasant to work with and can help you be successful. We were looking for a suitable webinar platform for Napier: we wanted to deliver focussed webinars to a relatively small audience and wanted to see if there was a better solution than the well-known big providers such as Goto Webinar and Webex. When we found Webinar Geek, we subscribed and have been delighted with the platform, so we asked if we could interview one of the team. We were lucky to be able to interview Remy Gardien, who is the CTO at Webinar Geek. His knowledge of webinars, and experience helping the many customers at Webinar Geek, meant he was able to pass on a wealth of knowledge. If you are not running a webinar, this might be the podcast episode to inspire you to start.
Jun 19, 2020
Interview with Ash Jones - Great Influence
Ash has helped to build some of the UK’s biggest CEO’s & Founders into industry-leading influential figures on Social Media, particularly on LinkedIn. His journey started with Steven Bartlett, CEO of Social Chain, where Ash helped him to grow an audience of over 1,000,000+ across Social Media platforms. Steven is now widely considered the UK’s most influential marketer and is seeing huge commercial success. More recently, Ash has launched his own company, Great Influence, where he has worked with CEOs including Umar Kamani, CEO of Pretty Little Thing, Julian Hearn, Founder of Huel and Sacha Lord, Founder of Parklife & Warehouse Project. I've worked with Ash a few times and have never failed to be impressed. This episode is a great overview of how some of the most influential business people use LinkedIn and Ash is kind enough to share numerous tips that will help you, and your company's executives grow their influence on this important social platform.
May 11, 2020
Interview with Fernando Angulo - SEMRush
SEMRush describes itself as the world's leading competitive research service for online marketing. The tool helps marketers optimise SEO, paid traffic, social media, content and PR as well as providing useful competitive research. In this interview I discuss how marketing professionals that don't specialise in digital can make use of a tool such as SEMRush to improve their marketing campaigns. Fernando describes a wide range of useful tips and tricks that will let you improve the performance of your content and website immediately. This is a must-listen for anyone who cares about their content being found on search engines.
Apr 14, 2020
Interview with Adrian Tobey - Groundhogg Marketing Automation for WordPress
Groundhogg.io is disrupting the world of marketing automation with a self-hosted platform that is significantly cheaper than other commercial alternatives. In this episode of Marketing B2B Technology, I discuss how Adrian got to the point where he decided he wanted to build a marketing automation system, and how he managed to become so successful in such a short space of time. Adrian is very ambitious, wanting Groundhogg.io to be one of the most popular WordPress plugins, and he has a clear plan to get there. This is a great episode that anyone involved in digital marketing or WordPress development cannot afford to miss!
Dec 17, 2019
Interview with Clive Over, Silicon Valley Marketing Expert
In this episode, Mike talks to Clive Over, a veteran Silicon Valley marketer who has recently joined the Napier team. Clive discusses * His career in Silicon Valley * The reasons why he has decided to join Napier and move back to the UK * The differences between marketing in Europe and the USA * What makes a great agency in B2B technology * The future of the B2B Tech trade press If you want to contact Clive, you can reach him on email or via LinkedIn.
Oct 29, 2019
B2B Marketing Trends October 2019
In this episode, Hannah and Mike discuss the latest marketing news and trends, including: * Some good news about the financial performance of the B2B publishing companies in Europe * The implication of layoffs at Aspencore, the largest global publisher of titles for the electronics design industry * News from Inbound 2019 about the growth of Account-Based Marketing (ABM) * Other ideas from Inbound 2019, including LinkedIn tips and sales emails as part of marketing nurturing workflows There are slides to accompany this podcast - you can view them at www.slideshare.net/NapierPR/marketing-trends-october-2019 A video of this episode is available here: youtu.be/cK9Ti8mRdv8 You can also access the transcript for this episode on our blog: https://www.napierb2b.com/2019/10/listen-to-napiers-first-ever-podcast/