On Episode 18 of the How To SaaS podcast, Shiv Narayanan talks to Will Dinkel (CEO of Nova.ai) on how to find product-market fit for your SaaS company, Will’s journey through YCombinator and all the struggles involved in the early stages of a startup.
On Episode 17 of the How To SaaS podcast, Shiv Narayanan interviews Nicholas Kusmich (www.nicholaskusmich.com) — the go-to expert on Facebook ads. Nicholas has worked with all kinds of industry leaders, including Tony Robbins, Robin Sharma, Joe Polish, and many SaaS companies, including SamCart, Zapable and more.
Shiv and Nicholas discuss all the ways in which SaaS companies could leverage Facebook ads as a new channel of acquisition. A lot of SaaS companies are leaving money on the table by ignoring low-hanging fruit on Facebook. Topics we touch on include:
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On Episode 16 of the How To SaaS podcast, Shiv Narayanan interviews Neil Patel, the guru of content marketing. The interview starts with a discussion on how SaaS companies can leverage content as a source of traffic and leads but quickly transitions to Neil’s take on whether or not all SaaS companies should be doing content marketing, especially in the early days or if funding is limited, where other channels can likely produce a more immediate return.
On episode 15 of the How To SaaS podcast, Shiv Narayanan interviews Lars Lofgren, Head of Growth at I Will Teach You To Be Rich and former Head of Marketing at Kissmetrics. Lars has had the unique opportunity of working with 3 marketing all stars in Hiten Shah, Neil Patel and now Ramit Sethi, so he has a ton of experience and mentorship to pull from. Shiv and Lars discuss:
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On Episode 14 of the How To SaaS podcast, Shiv Narayanan interviews Laura Roeder, Founder and CEO of Meet Edgar, on how to use your brand to say “No” to good opportunities to uncover the story behind the critical decisions that helped grow Edgar to $4MM in ARR in just 3 years.
On Episode 13 of the How To SaaS podcast, Shiv Narayanan interviews bestselling author Tucker Max on how to manipulate the media and build a PR machine like Donald Trump.
On Episode 12 of the How To SaaS podcast, Shiv Narayanan interviews Mitch Solway, the former VP of Marketing at Freshbooks, on how to deploy and measure radio ads as an avenue for acquiring customers.
“Businesses are more likely to die of indigestion than starvation. When you try to do too many things and not one thing great, it can be difficult.”
-Adam Fried, CEO of Simply Color Lab & ShootQ
Episode 11 of the How To SaaS podcast with Shiv Narayanan features Adam Fried, CEO of Simply Color Lab and ShootQ, on how to layer a retail business and a SaaS company on top of each other to create synergies and generate additional streams of revenue.
“This is a quote from David Ogilvy: ‘Don’t count the people you reach. Instead, reach the people that count.'”
-Jon Miller, Founder & CEO of Engagio
Episode 10 of the How To SaaS podcast features Jon Miller, founder and CEO of Engagio, on how to plan, deploy and measure an Account-Based Everything strategy.
The interview is timely considering Jon was the former CMO of Marketo, which recently sold for $1.8 billion. We touch on that topic in the conversation before moving on to Account Based Everything.
In this episode, Jon and I cover the following:
We cover lots more in the conversation. Here is my interview with Jon:
“I want our customers to feel like they are our only customers.”
-Heather Foeh, VP of Customer Advocacy at Vision Critical
Episode 9 of the How To SaaS podcast with Shiv Narayanan features Heather Foeh, VP of Customer Advocacy at Vision Critical, on how to use Advocate Marketing as a land and expand strategy.
In this episode, Heather and I discuss how Vision Critical leverages existing clients as advocates to land future clients within the same company, including:
Here’s my interview with Heather: