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The Physical Therapist Who Built a $100M SaaS Company

What if your doctor told you that she was going to build a $100MM SaaS company? Sounds crazy. But that’s exactly what Heidi Jannenga did. Heidi is the co-founder and president of WebPT, a category-defining SaaS company in the physical therapy space. She’s not a programmer, had no startup experience, and never came near business

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The CEO’s Important Role in Category Creation

Marketers love to talk about category design. And even though that type of positioning is a powerful marketing play, it’s not the type of strategic decision that marketing should pull off alone. In this episode of the B2B Growth Show, I interviewed Chris Orlob, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Gong.io. Gong has been hard

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Why Category Design Is A Marketing Superpower w/Chris Lochhead

Every marketer needs a superpower. But Christoper Lochhead may have uncovered the greatest superpower of all. It’s something called category design. Category design is the process of building a new space that your company can own and dominate over the long term. It’s about “following your different” instead of trying to be “better.” As the co-author of

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The #1 Cause Of My Failures In Marketing

Like most marketers, I’ve had plenty of successes, but I’ve my fair share of failures, too. So I was thinking today about what led to those failures. And when I look back at the ideas that didn’t do so well, it usually comes down to one thing: trying to flying solo. In other words, when

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5 Lessons I Learned About Bringing New Ideas to Market

Throughout my career, I’ve helped bring new concepts to market. The process has been highly rewarding yet unusually challenging, and I’ve had my mix of failures and successes. To help other marketers improve their odds of success, I wanted to share a few lessons I’ve learned along the way. Focus on the problem. When you’ve developed something special,

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How Salesforce, Zendesk, and Slack Dominate Categories w/Bill Macaitis

Building a category-leading company involves so much more than the initial category design itself. It’s a continuous effort that requires you to constantly nurture and define your brand as your category evolves. That’s why I was so excited to interview Bill Macaitis on the #categorycreation series of the B2B Growth Show. Bill’s one of the most accomplished B2B SaaS

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How Hubspot Built The Inbound Marketing Category

Since I started co-hosting the #categorycreation series on the B2B Growth Show, I’ve had the chance to speak with some of the top thinkers around category design. And right up there at the top of the list is Kipp Bodnar, CMO of Hubspot. Hubspot is one of those companies that comes up in nearly every

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