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Jun 28, 2017

If you want to grow your career as a marketer, you're going to have to pass the not-so-enjoyable hurdle of job interviews. According to guest Katie Smith, CEO of career development firm Careerable, people rank job interviews near getting a cavity filled, in terms of stress level.

So how can you make this experience less terrible, nail the entire interview process, and get yourself a great offer for your next marketing gig? Listen as Katie, a marketing hiring manager (Kyle Lacy of Lessonly), and a marketer who's also an expert interviewer (Amy Higgins of TopRank Marketing) explain their best job interview secrets.

Highlights from this episode:

"Probably 8 of the 150 people I've interviewed has every asked me who they're going to be in the room with, which is mind-blowing to me. Then you don't understand who you're meeting with. Once you understand that, it's much easier to sell yourself, and it's much easier to communicate with people.

"Write down eight to 10 stories that sum up your experience. People are so much more natural when they're in storytelling mode Think about CAR: challenge, action, result. What was the challenge that the business was facing? What was the action you specifically took? What was the result of it?"

"Back then, I did a lot more of the talking and less of the listening. I was always felt pressured to say the correct thing, and so that pressure would equal me continually talking, and I never stopped. Now, I would say I only do about 20% of the talking."

Did you enjoy this episode? Want to share your thoughts or must-have job interview tips? Connect with Heike on Twitter: @youngheike.

Jun 21, 2017

Joel Book is riding off into the glorious sunset of retirement, and we’re dedicating this episode of the Marketing Cloudcast entirely to him! What does Joel want you to know from his 40-year career as a marketer? What are his top tips for work/life balance? And how will he answer the Final Five for the very first time? It’s all in Joel’s fond farewell episode.

Don't worry. The weekly marketing podcast you know and love isn't going anywhere. Next week, we'll be back with a vengeance. Heike is launching a brand new format and style for the Cloudcast on 6/28, so be sure to tune in and let her know what you think.

Resources for this episode:

Subscribe to the Cloudcast: http://sforce.co/cloudcast

Talk to Heike and Joel about upcoming topics, future guests, or whatever else is on your mind:

http://twitter.com/youngheike

http://twitter.com/joelbook

Jun 14, 2017

Jeffrey K. Rohrs, CMO of Yext and author of the esteemed book
Audience: Marketing in the Age of Subscribers, Fans, and Followers" joins Heike and Joel on the Cloudcast. Listen as Jeff shares his top marketing trends for the rest of 2017, including Siri, hyper-granular mobile search, the importance of company culture and employer marketing, and brand authenticity.

Resources for this episode:

Jeff's company: http://yext.com

Subscribe to the Cloudcast: http://sforce.co/cloudcast

Talk to Heike and Joel about upcoming topics, future guests, or whatever else is on your mind:

http://twitter.com/youngheike

http://twitter.com/joelbook

Jun 7, 2017

Garrett Mehrguth, CEO of Directive Consulting, joins Heike and Joel on the Marketing Cloudcast. According to Garrett, in 2017, “great SEO is just great audience research.” Gone are the days of keyword stuffing, oversimplified keyword lists, and discombobulated PPC campaigns. The new era of SEO is all about respecting your customers’ research wherever it takes them, because today’s customers are world-class researchers. Get practical, doable tips for SEO in the modern age in this episode of the Marketing Cloudcast.

Resources for this episode:

Garrett's website: http://directiveconsulting.com

Subscribe to the Cloudcast: http://sforce.co/cloudcast

Talk to Heike and Joel about upcoming topics, future guests, or whatever else is on your mind:

http://twitter.com/youngheike

http://twitter.com/joelbook

May 31, 2017

Tom Hogan joins the Cloudcast. Tom is co-author of "The Ultimate Start-Up Guide" and co-founder of Crowded Ocean, one of Silicon Valley’s leading marketing firms for startups. In this episode, Tom gets real about the failure rate for start-ups — and explains how marketers can help growing companies stick around for the long haul. He shares why you’re not Steve Jobs (and that’s actually a good thing!), how to craft a great company culture from the early days, and ways to leverage great talent without it costing a fortune.

Resources for this episode:

Tom's website: http://crowdedocean.com

Subscribe to the Cloudcast: http://sforce.co/cloudcast

Talk to Heike and Joel about upcoming topics, future guests, or whatever else is on your mind:

http://twitter.com/youngheike

http://twitter.com/joelbook

May 17, 2017

Ken Rutsky, B2B marketing consultant and author of Launching to Leading, joins the Marketing Cloudcast. In your marketing, who’s the hero: your company or your customer? Listen as Ken explains how to craft a viewpoint that positions your customers as the real heroes, with plenty of practical steps to grow your startup from its earliest phases to true market leadership. Hear tips on communicating your value through experiences, facilitating an Apple-esque buyer journey, and much more.

Resources for this episode:

Ken's book: http://sforce.co/KenLaunch

Subscribe to the Cloudcast: http://sforce.co/cloudcast

Talk to Heike and Joel about upcoming topics, future guests, or whatever else is on your mind:

http://twitter.com/youngheike

http://twitter.com/joelbook

May 10, 2017

Heike and Joel talk with Chad White, Research Director at Litmus and author of "Email Marketing Rules." Email has been around for a while. But Chad still sees plenty of common email marketing mistakes when he looks inside today’s inboxes. Listen in as Chad, one of the industry’s most respected email researchers and speakers, explains how you can address changing consumer expectations and improve email ROI with every message you send. You’ll learn about mobile-friendliness, design changes, the biggest disruptors in email for 2017, and more.

Resources for this episode:

Chad's website: http://www.emailmarketingrules.com/

Subscribe to the Cloudcast: http://sforce.co/cloudcast

Talk to Heike and Joel about upcoming topics, future guests, or whatever else is on your mind:

http://twitter.com/youngheike

http://twitter.com/joelbook

May 3, 2017

Itay Rahat, Senior Director for CRM and Fan Engagement Platforms at Warner Music Group, joins the Cloudcast. Is your email marketing strategy in need of a refresh? Listen as Itay explains some of the creative ways that he and his team target millions of music fans around the globe with personalized, consistent email content. You’ll hear the backstage story of how Warner reaches distinct fan groups — with very different interests and preferences — with one singular email marketing strategy.

Apr 26, 2017

Pam Didner, author of the book "Global Content Marketing," joins the Cloudcast. Is your content neglecting a huge audience — of the millions of people who live outside your home country? Pam talks with Heike and Joel about how to practice cultural sensitivity, scale your content strategy, and collaborate with international teams in this episode of the Marketing Cloudcast. Even if you’re not looking to be a multinational corporation anytime soon, you’ll learn a few key tips to make your content more accessible to and enjoyable for everyone.

Resources for this episode:

Pam's website: http://pamdidner.com

Subscribe to the Cloudcast: http://sforce.co/cloudcast

Talk to Heike and Joel about upcoming topics, future guests, or whatever else is on your mind:

http://twitter.com/youngheike

http://twitter.com/joelbook

Apr 19, 2017

Sarah Hill, CEO and Chief Storyteller at StoryUP, joins Heike and Joel. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have huge possibilities for reaching consumers. But many marketers still aren’t sure of the best use cases for these tools — or how difficult they are to implement.

Listen as Sarah explains why VR should ultimately be a tool for empathy; how VR should be used for depth, not reach; and what you need to get started inexpensively. She also explains several real-world examples that prove why VR deserves a role in your video and storytelling strategy.

Resources for this episode:

StoryUP's website: http://www.story-up.com/

Subscribe to the Cloudcast: http://sforce.co/cloudcast

Talk to Heike and Joel about upcoming topics, future guests, or whatever else is on your mind:

http://twitter.com/youngheike

http://twitter.com/joelbook

 

Apr 12, 2017

Rick Kenney, Head of Consumer Insights at Commerce Cloud, is our guest. When it comes to marketing, data beats opinions, right? We’re fortunate as modern marketers to have access to trillions of data points, so we might as well see what the numbers say.

In this episode, Rick breaks down the latest research on how, where, and why consumers are shopping, based on the latest Shopping Index rom Commerce Cloud. From the increase in mobile purchases to showing stronger buying intent, learn about the buying behaviors to which your marketing efforts must cater.

Resources for this episode:

Shopping Index: http://www.demandware.com/shopping-index/

Subscribe to the Cloudcast: http://sforce.co/cloudcast

Talk to Heike and Joel about upcoming topics, future guests, or whatever else is on your mind:

http://twitter.com/youngheike

http://twitter.com/joelbook

Apr 5, 2017

David DeVore, founder and CEO of StoryPorts, joins Heike and Joel on the Cloudcast. Does your email marketing strategy need some polish? Listen as David — an adviser on email to some of the world’s largest companies — explains his personal tips to help your emails stand out in the inbox crowd. You’ll also learn the latest on interactive content in email, personalization, and upcoming email trends so you can stay ahead of the curve.

Mar 29, 2017

Jacob Morgan, author of "The Employee Experience Advantage," joins the show. Employee experience is more than an HR responsibility. It’s now a heavy-hitting marketing differentiator. Listen as Jacob explains the research behind his latest book — in which he analyzed 252 organizations on their culture, technology, and space. You’ll learn how a better employee experience can directly affect the success of your company, and what you can do as a marketer to identify employee experience gaps and leverage company culture as part of your brand.

Mar 22, 2017

Kraig Swensrud, founder and CMO of GetFeedback, joins the podcast. Customer surveys can seem a little antiquated in an age where every click tells us about customers’ behavior and intent. But many marketers fail to ask customers real-time questions about their experiences in moments that matter — and they lose customers in the process. Listen as Kraig explains why you should modernize your view of customer feedback (hint: it’s all about brevity and mobility) and how to ask the right questions for actionable results.

Mar 15, 2017

Douglas Burdett, host of the Marketing Book Podcast, joins the show. We all know, deep down inside, that we’ve gotta start reading more. But it’s hard to fit into our schedules, or to even know what to read once we make the time. Douglas reads a book (usually about marketing) every single week, and he’s armed with tips and stories to make the most of your quality time with books. Start making reading a habit again with this episode of the Marketing Cloudcast.

Mar 8, 2017

Rob Garf, Vice President of Industry Strategy and Insights for Salesforce Commerce Cloud, joins the show. Insanely disruptive forces like Amazon, mobile payments, and price transparency are changing the way consumers purchase and retailers make their money. With 20 years of global retail experience as a practitioner, analyst, and consultant, Rob sheds light on the biggest transformations in retail. He also explains the latest retail transformation data from a new Salesforce and Accenture report. Not in retail marketing? These transformations are coming to your industry soon, so listen up.

Mar 1, 2017

Jay Acunzo, keynote speaker and host of the Unthinkable podcast, joins Heike and Joel. In your daily job as a marketer, how often do you get to use your creative intuition? Jay says if you want to to differentiate yourself — and your marketing — you need to flex your creative muscle. Listen as he describes his tips to break through all the similar (and pointless) noise in your industry and stop playing it safe. “You find the framework, but then you have to break the framework,” he advises. And that means busting through so-called best practices to find what’s best for you. Ready to be pushed creatively? Press play on this episode now.

Feb 22, 2017

Jeff Julian, author of "Agile Marketing: Building Endurance for Your Content Team," joins the Cloudcast. Are your marketing efforts feeling a little stagnant or less-than-successful? Agile marketing may be just the approach you need. Listen as Jeff explains how this software methodology can be applied to the marketing tactics we use every day, from content creation to video and beyond. Jeff shares why Agile marketing is a major buzzword for 2017 and tips to start thinking like a more well-rounded Agile marketer.

Feb 15, 2017

Marissa Kraines, Senior Manager of Strategic Events at Salesforce, joins Heike and Joel to discuss event marketing. Events can be a game changer for your marketing because they bring your customer experience to life. In this episode, listen as one of Salesforce’s own event marketers describes how she stays organized during busy event seasons, uses social media and content to drive attendance, and gets the right customers in the room. If you’re looking to plan and promote a successful event while maintaining your sanity, consider this your insider guide.

Feb 8, 2017

Lisa Nicholas, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at Amplify Credit Union, joins the show. In this episode, Heike and Joel talk with Lisa about the real challenges and successes her team faced while moving away from traditional marketing channels to digital. Amplify has also transformed its marketing to focus on unique customer journeys. So how did Lisa do it? Hear her tips for efficiently using lead nurturing, Facebook custom audiences, and email marketing so you can spend less time doing busy work — and more time polishing your overall customer journey strategy.

Feb 1, 2017

Andy Crestodina, co-founder and strategic director of Orbit Media and all-around website expert, joins the Cloudcast. In this episode, Andy talks about the importance of your company’s website — it’s the one piece of digital real estate you actually own. With that in mind, he shares tips for web design, copy, headlines, and more that any marketer can implement right away. If you’re ready to increase conversions from your site and bring its look into 2017, look no further than this episode.

Jan 18, 2017

Alicia Garibaldi, Associate Director of B2B Marketing at Glassdoor, joins the show. Heike and Joel ask Alicia about her experience at the intersection of employer branding and content marketing to help you make the most of your content — and attract not only new customers, but also top talent to work at your company. Alicia describes several of Glassdoor’s top-performing content campaigns and explains why a content-first approach to events will work wonders.

Jan 11, 2017

Noah Fleming, bestselling author and consultant, joins us to talk about his new book "The Customer Loyalty Loop: The Science Behind Creating Great Experiences and Lasting Impressions." Noah says marketers are too focused on customer acquisition instead of long-term customer value. In this episode, he shares science-backed ways to increase customer loyalty and make it a core part of your marketing strategy. He also explains why more marketing leaders should plan for the end of the customer experience (not just the beginning and middle), and he talks about the moments when it’s not so appropriate to ask customers to purchase.

Jan 4, 2017

Vala Afshar, Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce and author of "The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence," joins the Marketing Cloudcast. Vala shares statistics and data from the State of the Connected Customer research to help you better understand your customers’ wants and needs in 2017. Based on a survey of 7,000 consumers and business buyers worldwide, Vala shares the key points that are most relevant to digital marketers — and explains how we can use the data to improve every customer’s experience, whether you work in B2B or B2C marketing.

Dec 28, 2016

Luke Ball, Senior Director of Product Management at Salesforce, joins Joel and Heike on the Cloudcast. Luke knows social tools better than anyone else. He says we’ve reached a new stage in the evolution of social media — where social has evolved and matured into something much more powerful than just another publishing tool. Listen as Luke explains why social has grown up and how you can use social media more effectively in your marketing — by implementing better customer service practices, learning more from your data, and listening more thoroughly to your customers.

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