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Author: Dev Basu

You Don’t Need an All-Star Marketer to Achieve Your SaaS Growth Goals. You Need Talent-Trajectory Fit.

Hiring great marketers is almost always one of the top challenges our prospects and clients bring up in conversations with us. Over the last decade talking to SaaS companies about hiring marketers, we’ve noticed some themes that continually come up: They’d love to hire all-star talent. But people who are on that level have already started

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Why We’ve Transitioned to a B2B SaaS Marketing Agency

Since the inception of Powered by Search, there is a scenario that has played out numerous times that depicts how our agency came to be horizontally focused, serving a variety of different verticals from real estate, to the financial services industry, to the SaaS and technology industry.  Here’s an example of the scenario: we’d be

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How Structure Studios Grew Their Revenue from $8 Million to More Than $12 Million in 2 Years by Learning How to Communicate with Their Ideal Customers

B2B SaaS companies often approach business with the assumption that if they have an excellent product, the right audience⁠—their ideal customers⁠—will find them. It’s what we’ve come to think of as the Field of Dreams philosophy: If You Build It, They Will Come. Unfortunately, in marketing, as in life, things rarely pan out the way

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Stop Blaming Product-Market Fit for Your SaaS Growth Problems

Founders of B2B SaaS companies are uniformly concerned with optimizing what’s known as product-market fit: the ability and position of a company to serve a large market with a service that satisfies an urgently felt need or desire. Given that having a large, enthusiastic customer base, and products or services to satisfy and delight them,

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How TouchBistro Increased Their Leads by 200 Percent by Implementing the Intent Engine

Too often, B2B SaaS marketers think in terms that make it easy to forget that at the end of the day, every sale depends upon effectively addressing the specific needs of a specific person at a specific time and place. Bounce rates, page views, visits, channels—these are all well and good, worthy of careful analysis—but

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What Most SaaS Companies Get Wrong About Marketing Budgets⁠—and the Data-Based Method for Finding the Right One

At least until they reach a certain scale, B2B SaaS companies tend to be unsure of how to approach their paid marketing budget. By now, many of them are familiar with the 3:1 “Golden Ratio” for customer lifetime value (LTV) and customer acquisition cost (CAC). It’s a metric—widely attributed to Trello founder Joel Spolsky—to which

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Why We’re Going Remote First

I’ve learned a lot over the last 15 years of running a consulting business. As a company, we learned many disciplines in marketing, advertising, data, and scaling, but personally, what I’ve learned the most about is how to work with people. We’ve been fortunate to work with many great people internally on our team, externally

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How to Write a Google Reconsideration Request that Gets Accepted [Example]

Recently we’ve been approached by prospects who haven’t had much success with getting their first Google Reconsideration request being accepted, including one brand who had 5 consecutive requests being turned down with the following Google Webmaster Tools message: Dear site owner or webmaster of http://www.REDACTED.com/, We received a request from a site owner to reconsider

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