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Product Managers Struggle To Get Their Customized Email Correct

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Product managers need to do a better job of customizing their emails Image Credit: twitter.com/mattwi1s0n. So let’s talk about email for just a moment. If you are like me, you get a ton of the stuff. In all honesty, most of it is junk and I just end up deleting it even before I read it.

New Book: Killer Ways To Make Partnerships Work For Product Managers

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Who was it that said “It take a village…”? They may not have been talking about being a product manager, but they might as well have been. Life has become so complex that product managers can no longer make their product a success just by their own efforts.

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Product Managers Try To Find Stores To Fill Malls

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Malls need stores, but what kind of stores? Image Credit: Rene Schwietzke. When was the last time that you went out to a mall? For most of us, it’s probably been a while. We used to always go to the mall – that’s where you could get stuff, especially during the holidays.

The Shortest Product Manager Job Ever!

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The end can come for a product manager when they least expect it Credit: Bill Selak. So here’s a quick question for you: what is the shortest time that you’ve ever worked at a product manager job?

The Ultimate Embedded Analytics Guide

In today’s ambitious business environment, many companies are taking an embedded analytics approach to capitalizing on the value of their information. Learn all about embedded analytics in this guide by Sisense, including a general overview of embedded analytics, the different approaches to embedding BI and analytics, and the benefits and challenges of the most popular BI solution technologies.

Grocery Store Product Managers Get Ready For The Future

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Grocery stores are going to have to change to keep up with customer’s needs Image Credit: I-5 Design & Manufacture. Product managers for grocery stores have actually had it pretty easy for quite some time.

New Way To Find Remote Product Manager Jobs

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ProductRemote product manager remote job hunt service. Quick heads up for everyone. Anthony Bibbs Jr.

How Home Depot Product Managers Are Fighting Back Against Amazon

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Home Depot product managers are not giving up in the fight against Amazon Image Credit: Mike Mozart. If you are a product manager working in the field of retail goods, there is one word that should strike fear in your heart: Amazon.

How Can Product Managers Help Tiffany Once Again Become “Cool”?

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Tiffany wants to sell more jewelry Image Credit: StevieWu. What makes a jewelry store cool? The 183 year-old Tiffany’s jewelry store has been cool for a very long time.

Why Are Product Managers Moving Away From Focus Groups?

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Focus groups are the way that product managers used to find out how customers felt about their product Image Credit: RSNY.

6 Styles of Data Analysis and Visualizations

Get inspiration for your next dashboard update in this guide to the six styles of analytics and data visualizations.

Restaurant Product Managers Discover Too Much Of A Good Thing

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Product managers need to be aware of the impact of changes to their product Image Credit: Monito – Money Transfer Co. As product managers, the one thing that we’d all like to have is more customers.

Why Can’t Amazon Sell Luxury Products?

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Amazon can’t break into the fashion industry because they don’t have high end products Image Credit: Canonicalized. As we all know, Amazon sells a lot of different things. However, there is one area where they are distinctly lacking in products to sell: luxury goods.

Product Managers Start To Understand The Power Of Online Reviews

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It turns out that people read online reviews before making a purchase Image Credit: Wies van Erp. When the customers for your product go looking for products online, how do they decide which one they are going to buy?

The Digital World Changes The Way That Food Company Product Managers Operate

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Food purchase changes mean that product managers have to change Image Credit: Wade Brooks. Let’s be straight about a few things: the world in which we live is currently changing. A lot. Nowhere is this more evident than perhaps when we take a look at how consumers go about buying food.

Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

By creating innovative analytics products and expanding into new markets, more and more companies are discovering new potential revenue streams. Join Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst, as he walks you through how data that you're likely already collecting can be transformed into revenue!

Is It Time For Product Managers To Go Meatless?

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What role can product managers play in the creation of meat product substitutes? Image Credit: Kelly Garbato. So let’s see a show of hands. Who here enjoys a delicious, juicy, burger? Hmm, I don’t see everyone’s hands going up, but I do see just about everyone’s hands going up.

What Can India’s Paytm Mobile Payment System Teach Product Managers?

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Paytm is trying to take the place of cash in India Image Credit: Kiran Jonnalagadda. I live in the U.S. When I want to buy something, I have roughly four different options for how I can pay for it: cash, a check, credit cards, or PayPal. In India, they have traditionally only had one option: cash.

Google Product Managers Look For The Next Big Thing

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Google product managers need to find out what everyone wants next Image Credit: PROid-iom. I’m going to assume that by now we all have some form of a smartphone in our possession.

How Can Product Managers Tell Customers To Not Use Their Product?

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Product managers face a challenge trying to get customers to not use their product Image Credit: flickr.com/volver-avanzar !!! Every product needs a product manager. This means that things that are good for us (think vegetables, running shoes, and protein bars) all need product managers.

Buyer’s Guide for Embedded Analytics

Selecting the right embedded analytics technology in a crowded market filled with sub-categories can be a daunting task. This eBook discusses the top evaluation criteria buyers of embedded analytics need to consider.

Product Managers Attempt To Solve The Toy Problem

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Product managers attempt to get customers to shop for toys all year long. Image Credit: bygloricom. Product managers for stores that sell toys have an interesting problem on their hands.

What Can Product Managers Do When Burgers Cost Too Much?

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How much would you be willing to pay for a burger? Image Credit: Jonathan Harford. Think about it for just a moment: just exactly what goes into making a good hamburger? We’re basically talking about three sets of ingredients: a burger (of course), a bun, and a collection of toppings.

Will The Amazon Hub Program Solve Amazon’s Package Delivery Issues?

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Amazon has come up with a plan to deliver packages to apartment residents Image Credit: Stan Wiechers. Just imagine if you were a product manager at Amazon. What would one of your biggest challenges be?

Apple Product Managers Change When They Release New Phones

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Apple has decided to offer different products at different times Image Credit: Matt Madd. Let’s talk about the product that you are responsible for. How many different versions of that product are you currently offering?

Nine companies share 30+ best practices for creating embedded analytics products

How Can A German Grocer Be Successful In The U.S.?

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Does the U.S. really need another grocery store? Image Credit: Gran Canaria Go. When it’s time for you to go to the store and get some food, where do you go? Do you always go to the same place?

Product Managers Need To Understand The Power Of A Newsletter

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Product Managers know that newsletters can be a powerful way to stay in touch with your customers Image Credit: AJC1. As product managers we spend a great deal of our time trying to figure out how to get more people to buy our products.

Can Apple’s Product Managers Win Back The Movie Market?

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Apple’s share of the movie market has been falling lately Image Credit: So just in case you didn’t realize it, Apple makes a lot of money from both renting and selling movies.

Can Product Managers Find A Way To Make A Better Burger?

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Shake Shack burgers are good, but could they be even better? Image Credit: Lucas Richarz. I’m pretty sure that we’ve all had that feeling: it’s the “I want a burger” feeling.

Assessing the Five Styles of Enterprise Business Intelligence

The world of BI and analytics has evolved. Discover the five styles of reporting and analysis, and learn the pros and cons of each in an enterprise scenario.

Is It Time For Amazon’s Product Managers To Go Back To College?

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Amazon rolled out a product that went away very quickly, who screwed up? Image Credit: Canonicalized. Let’s face it, Amazon is a very big company that has done a lot of things correctly.

Amazon Plans On Getting Into The Grocery Business

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Amazon wants to be the place that you come to get food Image Credit: Indiana Stan. Hopefully by now we are all aware that Amazon has purchased Whole Foods and has gotten into the grocery business in a big way.

The Accidental Product Manager Podcast Now Available!

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Good news! The Accidental Product Manager blog is now being supported by a brand new podcast called (what else) “The Accidental Product Manager” This new podcast is available on the Anchor podcasting service (just purchased by Spotify!). If you don’t have time to read the latest The Accidental Product Manager updates, then listen to them! Click here to visit the podcast’s home page. Happy listening! . The post The Accidental Product Manager Podcast Now Available!

Product Managers Investigate Car Subscriptions

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Do consumers want to subscribe to cars or own them? Image Credit: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar Follow. So I want you to think back to the last time that you bought a car. Just exactly how did you go about doing this fairly major task?

Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

How To Best Meet The Needs Of The Connected Consumer

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How to best meet the needs of the connected consumer Image Credit: Ismael Celis. How to best meet the needs of the connected consumer isn’t just a product managers dilemma, nor just a marketing executive or UX design professionals.

Product Managers Attempt To Get NASCAR Back On Track

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NASCAR needs to find ways to once again gain fan interest Image Credit: Joe Loong. Once upon a time (about 10 years ago) the American racing system called NASCAR was at the top of its popularity. There were movies made about it, and fans tuned in to watch every race on television.

How To Keep Your Monthly Car Insurance Payments Low

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How To Keep Your Monthly Car Insurance Payments Low Image Credit: Asim Saeed. Owning a car is a truly exciting and a one-of-a-kind experience. This is especially true when you are young.

Product Managers Know How Valuable A Product Name Is

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Coke product managers are fighting for the rights to “zero” Image Credit: Daniel Go. As a product manager, you know just how important the name of your product is.

Top 5 Analytics Features to Reach More Users with Valuable Data Insights

Ready to expand the benefits of your BI and analytics? This eBook describes the key capabilities that product, IT, and business owners must consider when charting a plan to scale up business benefits from data and analytics.