In this episode of the ShiftShapers podcast, host David Saltzman welcomes Steven Amiel, CMO at NextGen Benefits, to explore why marketing has become more challenging, costly and less effective in terms of ROI than ever before.


They delve into the new regulations on tracking and targeting prospects, discussing how the move toward double opt-ins has changed the landscape of data collection. The importance of authentic communication is highlighted through real-world examples, emphasizing why marketing messages need to be genuine and aligned with personal branding. They also discuss the pitfalls of overextending marketing efforts, particularly on platforms like LinkedIn, and the need to focus on conversions rather than likes or opens.


Steven provides insights on the shift from mass advertising to an account-based marketing approach and the crucial role of first-party data in effective marketing. He addresses how different strategies apply to small versus large companies and emphasizes the importance of building executive credibility and personalized engagement in sales. Steven also talks about future marketing trends, including interactive webinars and storytelling, as key strategies for 2024 and beyond.

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