How to Build a Lean, Mean Lead-Gen Machine

Guest: Rebecca Stone Vice President, Marketing, LiveRamp

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How to Build a Lean, Mean Lead-Gen Machine

About 5 years ago, Rebecca Stone joined LiveRamp and the CEO said “I want you to be as sophisticated as possible in advertising, and how you use it.” At the time, the company had two sales development reps, a funnel that wasn’t necessarily feeding leads properly, and a young tech stack and tons of potential, so Rebecca got to work on the company’s digital transformation.

Now, the company has a tech stack built from roughly 40 different tools, broken into different operating nodes, a marketing team that supports 20 sales development reps, an in-house data lake, and data analytics models that can accurately predict how marketing spend will translate to revenue—a sort of holy grail for marketing analytics.

On this episode, Rebecca shares her journey at LiveRamp, a platform that helps brands get personalized ads in front of users across the web, and how she helped build the well-oiled marketing machine that her department has become.

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Meet the Guest

Rebecca Stone is the VP, Marketing at LiveRamp, with responsibility for a mix of product marketing, lead generation, sales development and marketing communications programs. Prior to joining LiveRamp, she worked in a variety of marketing roles for SaaS technology start-ups, most recently at DataSift, a social data company acquired by Meltwater. She is intently focused on demonstrating the value and return of marketing programs on sales and has consistently demonstrated 5-10x growth in marketing-generated pipeline using strategies based on solid marketing fundamentals. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from University of California, Santa Barbara and lives in Marin County with her husband and daughters. 

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