We were honored to host members of G2’s Executive Advisory Board (EAB) for an offsite strategy session. The EAB, consisting of forward-thinking GTM leaders at G2 customers, was established earlier this year to provide strategic input and guidance for shaping G2’s future.
The gathering of these esteemed industry leaders provided a unique and productive opportunity for ideas to flow. We are incredibly grateful for their valuable time, input, and authentic feedback.
Key Takeaways for B2B SaaS Success
Here are the five key takeaways from our discussions that will guide G2 and other B2B SaaS companies towards a successful future:
1. Modern CMOs are focused on driving revenue, not just pipeline. They achieve this by measuring total marketing sourced and influenced revenue and by adopting product-led growth (PLG) models to drive prospects into a trial or self-serve offer.
2. AI is revolutionizing the approach for leading CMOs by accelerating content creation and enhancing personalization and localization in marketing and sales outreach.
3. Successful SaaS businesses must use unique company data and insights to feed content creation for AI, ensuring their content stands out in a sea of AI-generated noise.
4. Marketing and sales professionals have a unique ability to build empathy and deep connections that AI cannot replace. AI can automate repetitive tasks, allowing professionals to focus on fostering relationships and creativity.
5. Customer-centricity is more important than ever. Incorporating customer feedback into the product roadmap and marketing campaigns is essential for being truly customer-centric.
The Future of Digital Buyer Experiences
These takeaways affirm our belief that G2 has the unique capability to facilitate modern digital buyer experiences. The shift to online software buying research and customer self-service is expected to accelerate, with AI tools like G2’s software buying assistant, Monty, playing a key role in providing immediate, data-driven insights.
We anticipate that the influence of static, dated analyst reports will diminish as buyers demand real-time, online shopping experiences even for complex enterprise software solutions.
In conclusion, the insights from the EAB meeting have provided valuable guidance for the future of B2B SaaS success. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, it is crucial for companies to adapt and embrace these key takeaways to stay ahead in the market.