CASE STUDY – PADDLE
How three Paddle executives dominated the B2B SaaS & FinTech podcasting landscape by telling a story of a $200M acquisition
Christian Owens (CEO)
Andrew Davies (CMO)
Daniëlle Keeven (VP, Finance)
Series D B2B SaaS
B2B SaaS, FinTech
ABOUT Paddle »
The Complete Payments, Tax, And Subscriptions Solution For SaaS
Paddle is a solution used by B2B and B2C software companies around the world to offload operational complexities so they can focus on growth.
Through podcasts, Paddle wanted to share the story of the $200M ProfitWell acquisition
Paddle wanted to secure appearances for their CEO, CMO, and VP of Finance to share the story of their successful Series D round and the $200M ProfitWell acquisition. Through these topics, they wanted to build more brand awareness and grow their network.
The objective was to reach SaaS Executives and Founders interested in innovative growth strategies and inspirational SaaS stories.
CAMPAIGN APPROACH »
3 speakers and orchestration around public announcements
Usually, podcast campaigns are not tied to time-sensitive company events. Paddle’s campaign was different.
What made this engagement unique was the orchestration around multiple big announcements, such as their ProfitWell acquisition and Series D round.
We worked with 3 different speakers, all targeting the same audience of B2B SaaS and Fintech professionals. Because of this audience overlap, we needed to present each speaker in their own unique way. During the onboarding phase, we crafted 2–4 topics for each speaker and presented everything on their individual podcast profile pages.
The CEO (Christian Owens) talked about building a SaaS unicorn in the UK, the CMO (Andrew Davies) talked about PLG and innovative SaaS growth strategies, and the VP of Finance (Daniëlle Keeven) talked about SaaS compliance.
On Speak On Podcasts’ side, the campaign was handled by one Booking Agent who communicated with Paddle’s team via Slack. That made the scheduling process simple and speakers could just show up and deliver their interviews.
In total, we booked over 30 interviews for all speakers combined on leading B2B SaaS and Fintech podcasts and finished the campaign within the agreed-upon timeframe.
3 CAMPAIGN UNIQUES
3 Speakers Talking To The Same Audience
Each speaker talked about multiple unique topics to overlapping audiences in the B2B SaaS industry.
Orchestration Around Public Announcements
Aligned the interview dates with news of the $200M ProfitWell acquisition and Series D announcements.
Massive Social Media Impact
With 3 speakers on more than 25 podcasts, the social media content reached 10,000+ people.
What made podcast hosts say 'Yes' to Paddle speakers
Each speaker got invited onto 10+ podcasts in under 4 months
Appearing on 30+ top B2B SaaS podcasts & sharing their story with 1000s of relevant listeners
Each of the speakers appeared on 10+ unique podcasts covering unique topics relevant to their target audience and Paddle’s business goals.
The common thread for all speakers was the $200M acquisition story. Combined with other PR and marketing efforts, this story shook the whole B2B SaaS world and created a huge buzz around Paddle.
Appearing on podcasts helped Chris, Andrew, and Daniëlle to build their personal brands, expand their audiences on social media, and strengthen their thought leadership in the SaaS industry.
On top of that, podcast hosts heavily promoted the episodes on social media which supported Paddle’s content marketing efforts.