William Tyree, CMO of Revenue.io, formerly known as ringDNA. Revenue.io is a RevOps platform that uses AI to transform sales teams into high-performing revenue engines. William is a 2-time CMO and full-stack B2B marketer with a tangible passion for all things demand gen. He’s been named one of Comparably’s “49 Marketing Leaders to Follow” and is a frequent contributor to Ad Age, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and more.
This episode features an interview with William Tyree, CMO of Revenue.io, formerly known as ringDNA. Revenue.io is a RevOps platform that uses AI to transform sales teams into high-performing revenue engines.
On this episode, William discusses the do’s and don'ts of a company rebrand, the importance of creating rich media, and what makes the biggest difference for maximizing ROI on your marketing investment.
“My philosophy has always been that you can't really do anything in marketing today and in B2B without just really stellar content. And so we put out podcasts, we do webinars, we sponsor events, all that. It's really about spending quality time talking about the challenges and opportunities that our core core customers face and trying to serve up research and insights that will help them.”
“That's why product marketers have to be really dynamic. Like what you were talking about in the backstory, understanding what motivates the people you're selling to, and who the persona is really, really important, especially in the beginning of that relationship. Where people are just becoming aware of your brand, they're becoming aware of what you might be able to do for them.”
“The first rule of [rebranding is to] throw out the playbook. The thing that is common that we did right was not rushing it in the early months. Because in the early months, it really should be a process where you're getting advice from people who have no idea who you are. And then also people who really know your company well, and really taking a hard look at that honest, candid feedback. That part is great. But the part that maybe is underemphasized is once you've made your decision — go fast. Because time becomes your enemy. Once you've decided that you're really sure on what you should be doing and all the components that go into that, the quicker that you can actually execute on that plan.”
“Make a really good case for having your most experienced SDRs handling your inbound leads. That's going to make the biggest difference ever in terms of the return on your marketing investment.”
*(2:30) - How William first got into demand gen
*(3:00) - William’s current role as CMO of revenue.io
*(4:10) - The Trust Tree
*(8:35) - How William’s marketing team is structured
*(15:30) - William’s 3 most uncuttable budget items
*(17:25) - How Revenue.io’s podcast became to be and how they think about rich media
*(26:27) - Why LinkedIn marketing is a game changer
*(28:40) - Rebranding from ringDNA to Revenue.io
*(32:22) - William’s favorite campaign
*(33:40) - William’s biggest learning experience from a past campaign
*(32:27) - How William views Revenue.io’s website
*(36:15) - The Dust-Up
*(38:10) - Quick Hits
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