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43: There’s a domain reputation behind every email

Most email marketers understand that email domain and IP reputation play a critical role in your ability to land in the inbox. But most email marketers will admit they are easily spooked by all the accompanying fancy authentication acronyms. SPF, DKIM, DMARC, they just mean allowing Gmail and other email clients to verify you as the sender. We’ll break those and many more email deliverability tips right now.

42: Exit through the promos tab, even as a brand

Most companies should accept that their marketing emails are destined for the promos tab in Gmail. Instead they should focus on standing out from all the other newsletters. --and consider themselves lucky they aren’t in the spam folder. But there is good news. If your business is willing to radically change their HTML heavy templated email strategy in favor of a personal 1-1 text based strategy, brands can find a way into the primary tab.

41: Manuela Barcenas: From first marketer to team manager

What’s up everyone, today on the show we are joined by another local favorite marketer, Manuel Bárcenas. In 2018, Manuela was marketing hire #1 at Fellow.app one of the hottest startups in Ottawa. She’s been living the startup marketing life for nearly 3 years. At Fellow, she helped launch the successful Supermanagers podcast, she runs a huge newsletter (Manager TLDR newsletter) and self taught Hubspot and Google Analytics and much more.

40: Sustainable growth marketing experimentation

The most important part of designing experiments isn’t to have a single metric in mind or a rock solid hypothesis. It’s to create a knowledge base of insights from past experiments that everyone on your team can learn from. That’s what we’re calling sustainable experimentation.

39: Pierce Ujjainwalla: Creativity in marketing is under attack

He's a 4X Marketo champion and a frequent speaker at the annual Marketo Summit. He founded RevenuePulse, known today as one of the top Marketo agencies in the world and he's also the founder and CEO of Knak, a no-code email creation platform for marketers. Pierce Ujjainwalla is without a doubt one of the greatest minds in Marketing automation.

38: How skilled do you need to be at marketing reporting?

You need to incorporate reporting into your skillset, and it’s not as scary as you think. There’s a lot that makes you qualified to produce reports, even if you don’t feel like an expert. Marketers, particularly in smaller companies, need to learn enough to be dangerous.

37: Shannon McCluskey: Searching for remote martech pros

Shannon McCluskey is an analytical marketing leader at the top of her game counting 10+ years of martech experience. She got her start in marketing at Fluidware, an Ottawa based startup that was acquired by SurveyMonkey where Shannon went on to spend almost 3 years in marketing ops working with some of the top Marketo experts in the world. She's currently Marketing Ops Manager at Clio and she’s building an awesome team with interesting open roles right now.

36: Email marketing audits part 3: Trigger-based behaviour segments FTW

Instead of selling to all your email subscribers, segment your users by behaviour. Have they done anything in your product since signing up? Or have they completed all your onboarding steps and are more likely to buy? Your likelihood of re-activating dormant users increases tenfold with relevant personalized product steps.

35: Email marketing audits part 2: Confirm, welcome but don’t sell too early

In this episode, we’ll cover the most important things to look for in your marketing email audit. How to strike a balance between beautiful HTML design and sneaking past spam filters and how to not overload users too early in their journeys.

34: Email marketing audits part 1: For the love of understanding your audience

Our hope with this 3 part series is that you can add another feather in your detective hat. Whether you’re consulting and want to offer email audits as a service or you’re in-house and you want to level up your company’s email game.

33: What is async work and is it truly attainable?

A global distributed workforce means access to untapped talent but it also means time zone and synchronous meeting challenges. The solution isn’t less meetings or hybrid meetings. It's asynchronous communication. We’re going to cover what it means to have the autonomy to say: “I’ll get to that on my own time”.

32: Is the future of Martech no-code?

We're going to argue two main points: First, no-code is absolutely the future for marketing and that it opens up exciting possibilities (aka, democratizes digital marketing). Second, what really qualifies as a no-code tool is much more narrow and potentially useful than you might find elsewhere on the Internet.

31: Marketing Artifacts and the website of doom

Sometimes, marketing can look a lot like archaeology. Unearthing ancient artifacts, reverse engineering them, and trying to understand how they were used by your ancestors. As marketers, we need to be experts at carefully extracting these artifacts, evaluating their worth, and deciding whether to revitalize them or put them in a museum.

30: Be productive, stay sane and healthy

In this episode, we’re going to give you tips on how to be super productive without working long hours. We’ll cover strategies to fit healthy habits in your routine and help you find ways to shut down and focus on yourself, your family and friends.

29: Diet SEO for lean gains 💪

You can and should do more SEO the old fashioned way -- by rolling up your sleeves and getting into the weeds. In this episode, we're going to share my tips for doing diet SEO to get real gains for your website. I’ll share tips for: On page SEO, winning featured snippets and finding killer SEO opportunities.

28: Beware false marketing idols

Following everything an influencer says is the new smoking. It’s not good for your health. You absolutely should follow smart people on the internet — it’s a great way to learn more about the industry and gain perspective on trends. However, you shouldn’t blindly follow them or trust everything they say.

27: Erin Blaskie: Startup marketing, in-house vs freelance

Erin Blaskie is Ottawa's best known brand marketer. She’s spent 12+ years running her own marketing agency but she’s also spent 5+ years in-house leading marketing. She’s uniquely positioned to give you insights on the good and the ugly of both sides of startup marketing.

26: Melissa Ledesma: Women of Martech

Women of Martech is a community of 800+ members with a mission to increase the recognition of the power of women in the martech industry and their contributions to innovate and move the industry forward. Executive Director, Melissa Ledesma joins us to share her origin story and how the community provides encouragement for women in martech.

25: Naomi Liu: How to ace your first marketing job

Naomi runs Marketing Operations at EFI and recently added a new Marketing Operations Specialist to her team. She joins to the show to share how marketers can stand out in their first job, the attributes that allow you to succeed and the 3 things that all marketing ops pros have in common.

24: Why marketers should learn to code

We're going to make the case on why you should learn some code, and I’m going to introduce you to a new community focused on helping marketers learn to code.

23: Don Draper style storytelling in your presentations #topmartechprospects

Do you think there is still a place for Don Draper-style storytelling presentations in the 2021 remote marketing world? Totally. Spoiler: They don't always need to be beautiful but your presentations need a compelling story.

22: 6 Things recent marketing grads should STOP doing #topmartechprospects

Here are 6 things we think every marketing student or recent grad should STOP doing.

21: How to balance personal branding and privacy #topmartechprospects

When it comes to building a personal brand, how can one balance publicity and privacy? Can you be credible while concealed, or is being out in the open something you simply must embrace until you’ve established a presence?

20: The starter pack for new digital marketers #topmartechprospects

What does your “starter pack” for digital marketers” look like? Our take on the Reddit meme includes last minute change button, marketo loading bars, fire extinguishers, manager in your title, and more.

19: Steffen Hedebrandt: Reaching B2B attribution nirvana

Gone are the days where enterprises are the only people who can solve multi touch B2B attribution– tools like DreamData are solving this for startups and SMBs.

18: Make the most of your welcome email in your onboarding campaign

Try to send your welcome emails on behalf of coworkers who live in the same shoes as your target users. If you’re in B2B, chances are you’re using your own product, at least a coworker is. Let them write the welcome email for new users.

17: Julie Beynon: Making marketing analytics not intimidating

Ottawa native Julie Beynon is head of Analytics at Clearbit and she shares why analytics and data warehousing no longer needs to be intimidating for marketers.

16: Lifecycle: A Martech Saga part 5: No sales people were harmed in the making of your lifecycle

Every Mops/CRM needs lifecycle in some form or another to function optimally. You cannot make lifecycle work long term if you don't partner with sales, not dictate to them, not train them, not get 'buy-in', you've got to partner with them.

15: Lifecycle: A Martech Saga part 4: Picking the right MQL model

You need a good MQL model so that marketing leads make it to sales and get followed up. There are a lot of ways to define MQLs and pass them over. It’s very common to have a lead scoring model, and it’s the best way to get to build a scalable, highly automated lifecycle. But let’s actually examine the journey that gets us to a scoring model and benefit from critically thinking about why it’s the best model.

14: Lifecycle: A Martech Saga part 3: A simple formula for a basic lifecycle

It’s hard to even know where to start. Even after you get everyone to agree on a model and stages, you need to figure out how to deploy this thing. We're going to give specific advice on the types of properties you need to deploy a basic lifecycle. Your mileage may vary depending on your tool or your business model, but the general principles hold true.

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