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Josh Krissansen

Josh is a Content Specialist at Grizzle, a content marketing & SEO agency, and a freelance content writer for B2B clients in the SaaS space.

7 Account-Based Marketing Examples and Lessons

A precise understanding of account-based marketing fuels the success of brands like DocuSign, Dialpad, and LiveRamp. 

These businesses have driven millions in ARR by diverting the focus from spray-and-pray marketing methods to targeting (and landing) bigger, better-fit accounts.

To experience explosive growth, implement an account-based marketing strategy rooted in proven, demonstrable success.

In this article, you’ll learn how to leverage seven success stories to reach and exceed your goals.

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Demand Generation vs. Lead Generation: Integrating To Drive Growth

Bootstrapped startup Omnisend carved out a $19 million niche in an already saturated vertical. How? With a tactical understanding of two different marketing strategies: demand generation and lead generation.

While your competitors pump out gated ebooks and “state of the industry” lead magnets that generate low-to-no intent MQLs, tap into existing demand to build a pipeline of high intent leads.

In this article, you’ll learn why each marketing strategy works and walk away with an armory of tactics to fuel your own growth marketing efforts

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New Product Launch Plan: What To Do during Pre-launch, Launch, and Post-launch

No one is better at building anticipation ahead of a launch than Apple. New product launches trigger publicized spec leaks and reveal events draw crowds in the millions (over 2.7 million people watched the iPhone 12 presentation live). 

In the iPhone 13’s first quarter, it generated $71.6 billion in revenue (despite parts shortages and a global pandemic).

You don’t have to create Apple-level hype to see a successful new product launch. Trading app Robinhood launched with almost one million users thanks to a pinpointed market need and waitlist pre-launch campaign.

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What is a product marketing manager (and what do you need to become one)?

Daniel J. Murphy is known for elevating SaaS startups to new levels of success. He helped Privy become one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., established HubSpot’s customer review program, and grew Drift’s marketing team eightfold in two years.

He helped grow these companies as a product marketing manager.

The product marketing manager (PMM) is responsible for creating and executing the product marketing strategy. It’s a vital hire for companies competing in saturated markets—which means most companies today.

In this article, you will learn the core responsibilities of the product marketing manager, plus the skills and attributes that make a truly great PMM.

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The Complete Guide to Product Marketing in 2022 and Beyond

In 2015, chiefmartec.com reported a “staggering” 1,876 SaaS vendors. In 2020, there were over 8,000. That’s some serious growth.

Drift’s CEO, Dave Cancel, says there are three phases to every industry:

  1. The Edison phase, where companies are innovating and everything is new;
  2. The Model-T phase, where companies are improving early versions, and it’s easy to stand out because you’re one of the first, and;
  3. The P&G phase, where you have to find a way to be the top 1% in a saturated market either by becoming a massive global brand or a leader in your niche.

SaaS is in the final phase. It’s now winner-take-all.

Product marketing gives you the edge to compete in this hyper-crowded market—and win. It helps you pinpoint the unique positioning and messaging that builds an emotional moat around your brand.

In this article, you’ll learn how to design an effective product marketing strategy that propels your brand to that top 1%.

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Growth Marketing: The Skills and Frameworks You Need

When WordStream began receiving complaints that the seven-day free trial of their PPC management software wasn’t long enough, the brand decided to A/B test 14-day and 30-day trials.

The results? Prospect trial to conversion rates fell with the longer trials.

WordStream confirmed that seven days was plenty of trial time, and they didn’t need to waste resources chasing customers down a longer funnel. 

No changes were made to the customer journey, and it had nothing to do with revenue lift. Yet, this was a successful growth marketing campaign. 

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Brand Marketing vs Product Marketing Article Header

In 2018, after two short years and $3 million raised in startup funds, recruitment AI company Ansaro shut down due to bad market fit. As it turned out, their AI interview notetaker didn’t address a huge pain point.

Muun found a market need but failed to compete with bigger names that provided customers with authoritative content and resources. Muun’s more well-known competitors had more features and better pricing.

Both companies suffered from a fatal lack of marketing. One neglected its positioning by failing to target the biggest pain point, and the other failed to build a brand that its customers could trust above the other major players. 

To succeed in today’s crowded market, you need to harmonize product marketing and brand marketing.

In this article, you’ll learn the difference between brand marketing and product marketing, and how to balance both to stand out above the crowd.

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A Guide to Reputation Management: Build an Audience of Superfans

79% of consumers trust an online review as much as they would a recommendation from a friend.

And 94% of shoppers state that just one bad review has convinced them not to buy from a company.

Reputation management is the practice of actively influencing what people think of your brand and what they see others saying about your company when they look online.

In this guide, we’ll discuss how to implement a brand reputation management strategy, use personal branding to develop a good reputation, and protect your company from developing a negative one.

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7 Landing Page Examples & User Journey Breakdowns to Swipe for Inspiration

Banner ads, webinars, email marketing automation, social media promotions, SEO, content marketing. You invest in a variety of digital marketing channels to get in front of new audiences and drive traffic back to your site.

Your landing page is the make or break of these efforts. It’s the point where effort spent on creative and dollars spent on ads culminate in a successful conversion—or not.

Unfortunately, most landing pages are ineffective, with an average conversion rate of only 4.6% across all industries.

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