Emerging Growth Marketing

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Lessons From A Cold Texan: How Marketers Can Prepare For A Crisis

Jennifer Rouse February 25, 2021
Audience planning is a fundamental crisis mitigation strategy — is your company prepared for the unexpected? In her latest blog post for Forrester, analyst Jennifer Rouse serves up a lesson from recent emergencies to help emerging companies mitigate risk.
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Emerging-Company Leaders, Are You Prepared For Exit?

Barbie Mattie January 7, 2021
Only one in 10 startups lasts longer than 10 years. In her latest blog post for Forrester, analyst Barbie Mattie shares how she wants to help increase those odds. Take our five-minute survey and learn how!
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Time to Shift! The Top Priorities For Emerging-Company Marketing Leaders

Matt Papertsian September 22, 2020
For emerging-company marketers, too much of a good thing can be just as difficult to deal with as too little. Focusing all components of the revenue engine on the primary growth strategy with shared goals is critical in good and difficult times.
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Listen Up: Podcasts Can Elevate Your Brand’s Marketing Strategy

Collin Colburn September 16, 2020
I’ll admit it: I’m a podcast newb. I just got into them at the end of last year because of Wondery’s Business Wars, which sucked me in on my daily commute. While I’ve been late to the game, my colleague Sarah Dawson — a podcast lover and aficionado — listens regularly and knew much more […]
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CMOs Helping Other CMOs Through Crisis

Matt Papertsian April 28, 2020
  • CMOs and Forrester shared insights about crisis management at our recent virtual marketing leadership happy hours
  • Emerging-growth businesses have been forced by COVID-19 to shift their priorities to meet the needs of key stakeholders
  • High-growth emerging companies that thrive on change share their adjusted plans and insights
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If You Build It, They Will Come … Well, Not Really

Jennifer Rouse April 23, 2020
  • Product marketing and audience-centric marketing are not mutually exclusive
  • Hypergrowth depends on identifying the best path to revenue with the least amount of resistance
  • Audience-centric marketing attracts an organization’s current audience and those who have yet to associate their needs with its solution
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Responding to Coronavirus: What to Do When the Rules No Longer Apply

Jennifer Rouse April 14, 2020
  • Surviving a crisis requires a shift in both marketing and sales strategies
  • To survive the immediate crisis, companies must focus on their customers first
  • To continue to thrive following a crisis, marketing must think short term and sales must think long term
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How to Win Friends and Influence People (So They’ll Approve Your Tech Stack Investment Recommendations)

Robin Whiting December 12, 2019
  • One of the keys to securing investment for your tech stack: Know your audience
  • Those who seek budget for technology would be wise to build a use case that ties that technology to a business need
  • If at first you don’t succeed, find out why, and try, try again
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Three Ways CMOs Can Boost Marketers’ Capabilities in 2020 and Beyond

Forrester November 1, 2019
  • Empowering your teams to execute is critical to marketing enablement
  • SiriusDecisions is the gold standard for B2B marketing education, and we have a new path that enables B2B marketers at varying skill levels to certify on core skills through a university-style online course
  • Now is the time to get your teams on board with your 2020 plan and help them succeed
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Leading the “Strong Ones” – Why Successful Managers Are Leaders First

Jennifer Rouse July 11, 2019
  • The strong ones on your team need attention, too
  • Influence and inspiration separate leaders from managers
  • To create a strong team, you need to encourage growth and training
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“SQUIRREL!” – Or, How to Avoid the Disease of Distraction

Jennifer Rouse May 17, 2019
  • Shifting priorities too often can kill the momentum and motivation in your company
  • Every new opportunity is not necessarily the right opportunity
  • Know your audience, create a plan and stay focused
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Confessions of a Pinterest Recipe Addict: How Marketers Can Share Recipes for Success

Jennifer Rouse March 19, 2019
  • Seventy percent of leads will get disqualified or discarded at some point, but 80 percent of those leads will buy from you or a competitor within 24 months, so marketing cannot focus only on lead generation but must also add nurture to the recipe for success
  • The primary ingredient for sales and marketing alignment is a strong service-level agreement
  • When possible, create a new marketing “dish” from scratch – use a recipe that is already proven and amend as needed
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Sales Is NOT Your Customer

Jennifer Rouse March 13, 2019
  • Marketing and sales are partners – one function does not work for the other
  • Your customer should be your focus, not an internal team
  • Conducting an audience framework exercise aligns all teams’ focus on customer needs
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To Gate or Not to Gate – Is That Really the Question?

Jennifer Rouse January 24, 2019
  • Too often, gating content is the fallback of an emerging company’s marketing team under pressure to deliver leads
  • Instead, the goal must be to focus on creating a compelling buyer’s journey
  • Organizations need to know the difference between a contact and a lead – and educate your executives and sales team accordingly
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Build Instead of Buy: Investing in Training Helps Teams at Emerging Companies to Grow

Jennifer Rouse January 17, 2019
  • At emerging growth companies, expanding your team’s skill set is often more advantageous than hiring new talent
  • According to the SiriusDecisions 2018 Global CMO Study, investing in training substantially increases the growth potential of an emerging company
  • A culture of learning and growth will drive efficiencies to help emerging companies scale for hyper-growth
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Why Learning Matters to Your Success

Heather Loisel December 21, 2018
  • B2B marketing, product and sales teams need to have the right skills and knowledge to support business goals
  • Team members who feel their employer is invested in their success are more likely to stay
  • Because SiriusDecisions learning is based on our research, it’s already aligned to business initiatives
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From a Root Canal to a Lollipop: Five Ways to Improve Emerging-Company Marketing Planning

Matt Papertsian August 23, 2018
  • SiriusDecisions has identified five planning assumptions that should drive the priorities of emerging-company marketing leaders in 2019
  • Defining and instituting a planning process designed to contribute to marketing growth objectives is critical to both marketing and company success
  • This post describes five ways to make the planning process less painful and more productive for everyone involved
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How Emerging Companies Can Slingshot to Hypergrowth: Part Two

Barbie Mattie October 16, 2017
  • It takes an optimal combination of people, process and technology for an emerging company to achieve hypergrowth (more than 41 percent annual revenue growth)
  • What emerging companies plan to do over the next two years can be used as a roadmap to hypergrowth
  • Use multiple data views to slingshot your emerging company into hypergrowth
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How Emerging Companies Can Slingshot to Hypergrowth

Barbie Mattie September 11, 2017
  • It takes an optimal combination of people, process and technology for an emerging company to achieve hypergrowth (more than 41 percent annual revenue growth)
  • Data on the people, process and technologies from companies experiencing hypergrowth can be used to determine that optimal mix
  • Use this data to slingshot your emerging company into hypergrowth
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Martech Tools to Help Emerging Orgs Grow Faster

Barbie Mattie August 18, 2017
  • The emerging company martech stack can have significant impact on annual revenue growth
  • Rapid growth cannot be achieved through technology alone
  • There needs to be a delicate balance between people, skills, process and technology
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