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What do the most successful inbound marketers do to get great results? Each week, host Kathleen Booth interviews inbound marketers on the front lines with one goal: to “peel back the onion” and learn what works, what doesn’t and what you need to do to really move the needle.



Ep. 56: The Secrets to a Successful Podcast Ft. Jay Acunzo (Sep 17th, 2018)

Lots of brands have podcasts, but very few podcasts succeed in delivering business results. Why?

This week on The Inbound Success Podcast, Unthinkable Media Founder Jay Acunzo breaks down his formula to creating wildly successful podcasts for businesses like Drift, Divvy, Wistia, Flipboard, The Content Marketing Institute and Social Media Examiner. 

Listen to the podcast to hear Jay describe the exact steps in his podcast development process and learn who podcasting is - and is not - right fo...


Ep. 55: Product Qualified Leads Ft. Elle Morgan of Woopra (Sep 10th, 2018)

How did SaaS startup Woopra increase lead to customer conversion rates while also shortening their sales cycle and improving the efficiency of the sales team?

This week on The Inbound Success Podcast, Woopra Head of Partnerships Elle Morgan shares the company's product qualified lead model and breaks down specifically what a PQL is, how it differs from an MQL, and the specific behavioral indicators that Woopra evaluates to determine whether its leads qualify as PQLs. 

Listen to the podcast to...


Ep. 54: LinkedIn Advertising Featuring AJ Wilcox of B2Linked (Sep 3rd, 2018)

What's the secret to getting results from LinkedIn ads?

This week on The Inbound Success Podcast, LinkedIn advertising expert and Founder of B2Linked AJ Wilcox shares how he builds LinkedIn ad campaigns for his clients along with insights into the best way to integrate LinkedIn ads into your sales and marketing funnel.

As one of the world's top LinkedIn advertising experts and the owner of an agency that spends millions of dollars on LinkedIn ads, AJ truly understands what it takes to see suc...


Ep. 53: Why Your Customers Are Your Best Marketing Channel Ft. Sam Mallikarjunan of BirdEye (Aug 27th, 2018)

What is the single most effective - and least expensive marketing channel - available to all businesses?

This week on The Inbound Success Podcast, BirdEye Head of Marketing Sam Mallikarjunan shares why your customers are your best marketing channel and how BirdEye is developing a platform designed to help businesses leverage trust - via customer evangelism - at scale. 

From his year's spent as "the face of HubSpot" to teaching marketing at Harvard to taking over marketing for BirdEye, a marte...


Ep. 52: Automating the Bottom of the Funnel Ft. Juan Parra of Accelo (Aug 20th, 2018)

How can you use marketing automation to deliver better leads to your sales reps AND boost trial-to-customer close rates for a SaaS business?

This week on The Inbound Success Podcast, Accelo Head of Marketing Juan Parra talks about how his team used HubSpot to automate the bottom of the sales funnel and dramatically increase the number of free trial users who converted to paying customers on the Accelo platform.

Listen to the podcast to get details on Juan's email workflow and insights you can...


Ep. 51: Conversion Copywriting Ft. Joel Klettke (Aug 13th, 2018)

What does it take for a company like HubSpot to double its website conversions and inbound call volume, increase demo requests by 35%, and increase product sign ups by 27%

This week on The Inbound Success Podcast, conversion copywriting expert Joel Klettke shares the process he used, along with a team from HubSpot, to achieve such remarkable results. Known as "the guy who 2x'd HubSpot's conversions," Joel is a world renowned conversion copywriting expert and the founder of Case Study Buddy.



Ep. 50: Speeding Up the Web Design Process Ft. Charles Drengberg of (Aug 6th, 2018)

Website redesign projects are typically of high strategic importance to companies, but they can be painstaking and time consuming.

On this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, Founder Charles Drengberg talks about how he has shortened the amount of time needed for website redesigns, made it easier and faster to update sites over time, and in doing so, helped clients see a greater return on their website investments.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about Charles's approa...


Ep. 49: Visual Storytelling Featuring David Hooker of Prezi (Jul 30th, 2018)

What do Bono, Nev Schulman, Ne-Yo, TED and SXSW have in common? They all rely on visual storytelling using Prezi to deliver impactful presentations.

On this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, Prezi Head of Creative Services and Chief Evangelist David Hooker shares his process for taking a presentation topic and building a narrative and visual story around it. In addition, he goes into detail about the science behind effective presentations, and how that influences the ways in whic...


Ep. 48: The Rockstar Creative Method Featuring Max Traylor (Jul 23rd, 2018)

What's the quickest and easiest way to turn your sales people and subject matter experts into content creators?

On this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, marketing agency coach Max Traylor talks about "The Rockstar Creative Method" - the process he's used to make reluctant sales people and subject matter experts into rockstar content creators by having them interview clients and then turning that into a video show.

Listen to the podcast to learn more about Max's process and how h...


Ep. 47: Customer Interviews Featuring Kristen Zhivago (Jul 16th, 2018)

What's the easiest way for marketers to uncover insights to inform your marketing strategies while also creating buy-in with the C-suite?

On this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, marketing expert and author Kristin Zhivago shares her tried and true process for conducting customer interviews and distilling the insights she gains into actionable marketing strategies - all while gaining the trust and buy-in of her C-level clients.

Kristin's exact strategy is provided in detail in h...


Ep. 46: Co-Marketing Partnerships Ft. Justin Keller of Sigstr (Jul 9th, 2018)

How can early stage SaaS startups dramatically expand brand awareness and increase lead generation without spending a ton of money?

On this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, Sigstr VP of Marketing Justin Keller talks about co-marketing partnerships and how they've helped Sigstr gain traction without requiring a massive budget. 

Listen to the podcast to hear how Justin built and nurtured co-marketing relationships and get actionable tips on building your own co-marketing program.



Ep. 45: Using Messenger Bots for Lead Generation Ft. Jason Swenk (Jul 2nd, 2018)

What is the business impact of replacing contact forms with messenger bots?

On this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, digital marketing agency advisor Jason Swenk talks about the results he got after replacing his website contact forms with ManyChat messenger bots. 

TL;DR - he was able to increase services revenues by 74% and achieved email click through rates of 50%, all with minimal effort and cost.

Listen to the podcast to hear Jason's tips for implementing messenger bots on y...


Ep. 44 Publishing Amazon Ebooks Featuring Phil Singleton (Jun 25th, 2018)

What's a quick, easy, inexpensive, and relatively painless way to establish thought leadership while also generating business?

On this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, SEO expert and author Phil Singleton shares the strategy he uses with his marketing clients. In this detailed interview, he takes us through the process of developing a keyword strategy, writing blogs, creating an ebook, publishing it on Amazon Kindle (and even as a hard copy for order!), and then leveraging that ...


Ep. 43: Lead Generation Surveys Featuring Michele Aymold of Parker Dewey (Jun 18th, 2018)

What are some quick, low cost ways to generate fresh content and leads if you are a startup marketer with a lean team?


On this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, Parker Dewey VP of Marketing Michele Aymold shares what she's focused on as she takes the reigns of marketing for this fast growing Chicago area startup. In her case, she's applying lessons learned from her days running marketing for G2 Crowd and is using surveys to gather data on her audience and turn it into fresh con...


Ep. 42: Marketing a New SaaS Business Ft. Ian Cleary of OutreachPlus (Jun 11th, 2018)

What playbook is one of the world's leading marketers using to market and grow his new SaaS business?

In this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, Ian Cleary is pulling back the curtain on the process he's using to launch and grow OutreachPlus, a new email outreach software platform that automates the sending and tracking of highly personalized emails. 

As the Founder of RazorSocial and a sought after keynote speaker, Ian is known globally as a leading advisor helping brands navigat...


Ep. 41: Growth Hacking Organic Traffic Ft. Gaetano DiNardi of Sales Hacker (Jun 4th, 2018)

What does it take to quadruple organic website traffic in one year?

For Sales Hacker VP of Marketing Gaetano DiNardi, its all about community-contributed content and a laser-like focus on SEO and keyword strategy. 

In this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, Gaetano shares exactly what he did to achieve dramatic growth in Sales Hacker's organic traffic, from developing a blog contributor program, to training his content team to optimize blog posts for target keywords, to testing ne...


Ep. 40: Combining PR and Inbound Featuring Maria Thimothy of One IMS (May 28th, 2018)

Is it better to invest in inbound marketing or public relations?

Actually, that's a trick question! The answer is "both."

In this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, Maria Thimothy of inbound agency OneIMS shares how her team is using public relations to get better inbound results for their clients and what it takes to manage PR within an inbound agency (hint: it involves creating an outreach team).

Listen to the podcast to hear how OneIMS approaches both PR and inbound marketing, ...


Ep. 39: Publishing a Book Ft. Samantha Stone of the Marketing Advisory Network (May 21st, 2018)

If you write it, will they come?

In this week's episode of The Inbound Success PodcastMarketing Advisory Network Founder Samantha Stone talks about why she wrote her book Unleash Possible, and how publishing a book has impacted her career as a marketing strategy consultant and professional speaker.

From how long it really takes to write a book to whether to self-publish and how to get listed on, Samantha has candid advice about every aspect of publishing your first book along wit...


Ep. 38: Podcast Guest Interviews Featuring Dan Moyle of Interview Valet (May 14th, 2018)

Looking for a quick, inexpensive and effective way to build thought leadership while promoting a personal or corporate brand?

In this week's episode of The Inbound Success PodcastInterview Valet CMO Dan Moyle explains why participating in podcast guest interviews is an impactful strategy for expanding brand awareness and shares the process Interview Valet uses to book interviews and ensure their clients are fully prepared to ace their guest appearances.

Listen to the podcast to learn why po...


Ep. 37: Personal Branding Featuring Ryan Hawk of the Learning Leader Podcast (May 7th, 2018)

Sometimes, non-marketers are actually the best marketers. That is the case with Ryan Hawk, host of The Learning Leader Podcast.

In this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, Ryan talks about how he went from working in corporate leadership at Lexus Nexus to starting a podcast and eventually leaving the corporate world to focus on his podcast and personal brand full time. 

Listen to the podcast to learn how Ryan's passion for learning and commitment to excellence have fueled his succe...