On this 251st episode of Marketing Today, I talk to Dan Frohnen, the CMO of Sendoso. This leading sending platform helps companies stand out by giving them new ways to engage with customers through the buyer’s journey.

In this episode, we talk about what marketers should be thinking about to help companies deliver a better experience for their customers and their employees.

The conversation starts with Frohnen’s transition from the music industry to the tech industry and finally to his role as CMO at Sendoso. Throughout his career, he learned the importance of customer connectivity. For him, the details matter. It’s more than just “spraying them with digital” to get them to act — and more about doing the research and understanding what they’re looking for before offering a solution.

Through the rest of the interview, Frohnen talks about the current state of ABM and how the virtual world has made it even more necessary to be intentional about your outreach.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What connection means for marketers in a virtual world
  • Why the details matter in customer relationships
  • Why you should research your customer’s intent when they arrive through ABM

Key Highlights:

  • [01:26] Dan’s transition from music to tech
  • [02:21] What Sendoso is, and Dan’s role as CMO
  • [05:07] The definition of a super sender
  • [06:56] How Sendoso connects people in a virtual world
  • [10:30] Dan’s view of the current state of ABM
  • [12:25] Where Dan has seen ABM work well
  • [14:09] The trends Paul sees for 2021
  • [17:32] An experience that defines Dan, made him who he is today
  • [18:55] Dan’s advice for his younger self
  • [19:50] A recent impactful purchase Dan made
  • [20:48] The brands, companies, and causes Dan follows
  • [22:11] What Dan says is the biggest opportunity for marketers today

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Alan B. Hart is the creator and host of “Marketing Today with Alan Hart,” a weekly podcast where he interviews leading global marketing professionals and business leaders. Alan advises leading executives and marketing teams on opportunities around brand, customer experience, innovation, and growth. He has consulted with Fortune 100 companies, but he is an entrepreneur at his core, having founded or served as an executive for nine startups.