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50: How do you stay happy at work and balance home life?

In celebration of our 50th episode, we're rounding up all the answers to the most important question we asked every single one of our guests: What advice do you have on how to balance everything life throws at you and how to stay happy and sane at work.

49: How to get to 50 episodes on your podcast

Half of all podcasts have fewer than 14 episodes. When we started Humans of Martech, we were determined not to become a statistic. As we near the end of our first season and approach our 50th episode, we wanted to give you a peek behind the curtain to see how we think about this show. For us, at least, the idea of hitting 50 episodes is a big milestone -- and anyone thinking of starting their own shows -- whether it’s a personal project or for your company -- needs to be prepared to put in some work.

48: When to quit your job and follow your North Star

Being successful and happy in marketing requires having a True North for your career. Sometimes, that means recognizing that your current workplace isn’t helping you advance your career. It could be you’re not happy with your work culture or work for a bad manager; or, it could be that it’s time to move on to acquire the skills needed to reach the next level.

47: Vladlena Mitskaniouk: Grow your marketing career one data mystery at a time

Today we are joined by Vladlena Mitskaniouk, Director of Digital Marketing at Snyk. Born in Moldova, raised in Ottawa, she’s a communications grad who’s spent her decade plus career carving a craft in marketing analytics in several different industries. From real estate and health care to leading a global marketing analytics and digital marketing team at Trend Micro. She shares tips on starting a new marketing role, the skills required to grow your career and how she's building her digital marketing team today.

46: Danica Bateman: A day in the life of a Marketing Automation Manager

Today we're joined by Danica Bateman, Marketing Automation Manager at net2phone where she holds the keys to Salesforce Pardot, one of the biggest marketing automation platforms on the market. She walks us through the skills she gained in her early journey specializing in marketing automation by surrounding herself with great mentors, family and friends.

45: An alternative to the T-Shaped marketer

The marketing landscape is vast, the landscape of doom has as many vendors as their are stars in our galaxy. The T-shaped marketer model is good for folks early in their career — perhaps. I think it’s too regimented, formulaic, and encourages marketers all to acquire the same set of skills — albeit with your own unique depth. I propose a marketing constellation.

44: Roxanne Pepin: Startups and the ability to learn RevOps

Today we are joined by Roxanne Pepin, she’s based out of Spain but works for Rewind, an Ottawa based startup as a Revenue Operations Specialist. She’s described by her peers as a poised and knowledgeable Salesforce admin and a Hubspot platform whiz with a knack for bridging departments together. Roxanne shares what it's like to work remotely for a startup supporting 3 departments and staying happy along the way!

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?

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