Darrell Alfonso on Why Marketing Ops = Special Ops!

Darrell Alfonso on Why Marketing Ops = Special Ops!

Darrell Alfonso, Marketing Operations leader at Amazon Web Services, takes the hot seat today.

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Meet Darrell Alfonso

Darrell is an award-winning marketer, keynote speaker, and top Martech influencer. He has consulted for several Fortune 500 companies including General Electric and Abbott Laboratories and currently leads marketing operations at Amazon Web Services where he oversees the technology that supports thousands of marketers worldwide.

He was named Top Martech Marketer to Follow in 2020, awarded Fearless Marketer of the year in 2018, and is a 2x Marketo Champion. Darrell is also a lead instructor at the Martech Alliance where he launched the first professional certification for Martech and marketing operations.

In addition, Darrell is editor-at-large for Martech.org, and his recent keynote talks include the Martech Conference and the Get Stacked B2B Conference.

Episode Summary

As B2B marketing departments take on major digital initiatives, the marketing operations role has become an increasing core component and highly sought-after function for any successful marketing team.

Changing the perception of this “mundane, tactical role” into one that actively boosts marketing’s overall strategic value is Amazon’s very own leader of marketing ops, Darrell Alfonso.

He’s become a thought leader in the space of marketing operations and consistently challenges his 30,000+ LinkedIn following to think deeply and meaningfully about the role of marketing ops in an organization. Joining this episode of the Radically Transparent podcast, Darrell dives into how to:

  • ​Build a healthy LinkedIn network
  • Become a true thought leader of your craft
  • Create compelling LinkedIn content that actually adds value to your network

Darrell even shares how his non-conventional marketing background has given him the ability to bring together the goals and work of others to meet the goals of entire organizations through the role of marketing operations.

It’s an episode that anyone looking to understand the modern-day recipe for high-performing marketing teams won’t want to miss!

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Radically Transparent is a podcast geared towards the modern-day B2B marketer. Host Jennifer Gutman and her guests are a mixture of renowned marketing and sales leaders from B2B marketing organizations around the globe.

Each episode shines a light on the inner workings of B2B leadership– including what keeps successful CEOs, CMOs, VPs, and social media teams up at night, professionally. The conversations are real, raw, and authentic all while revealing to listeners the unfiltered, not-so-known truths of today’s most interesting marketers.

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