Strengthening Your Sales Relationship

Pipeline Visionaries

27-02-2024 • 35 mins

This episode features an interview with Leslie Henthorn, CMO at Ironclad, a contract lifecycle management software that provides a secure way to create and collaborate on contracts.

In Leslie’s return to the podcast, she discusses navigating the shifts in AI, Ironclad’s influencer strategy, and getting into the psyche of your target persona. She also talks about strengthening your relationship with sales and prioritizing alignment even when you have a strong inbound funnel.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s important to get into the psyche of your target persona and to think about their frame of mind day-to-day.
  • You need to nurture your sales relationship, even when you have a strong inbound pipeline.
  • When working with influencers, it is important to find people that truly believe in the work that the company is doing and are genuine fans of the product.


“We have tried to grow closer to sales and really support outbound in a way that marketing hasn't before. I think when you have a strong inbound funnel, sometimes your sales relationship isn't as strong as it should be. Yeah, you might be watching conversion and you might be watching how things are moving forward to pipeline, but it's easy to go like this after that. And when you start to understand that new business shouldn't drive your entire company strategy, that customer adoption, cross sell, understanding the logos you want to go after. This is something we've really been working on.”

Episode Timestamps:

*(11:02) The Playbook: Changing tactics over the last year


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