Can an Advertising-Driven Business Model Coexist With Products That Users Love?

Mind the Product

How can we design products that users love, while also building a sustainable business model through advertising? User experience and advertisements seem incompatible. . Advertising would have to be smarter. The IAB’s ‘New Standard Ad Unit’ portfolio (including VR advertising).

What’s A Cola Product Manager To Do When Your Product Goes Flat?

The Accidental Product Manager

Due to years and years of spending on enormous advertising campaigns, many of us instantly think of drinking a Coke when we want something cold and sweet. The advertising campaign is probably a good idea in order to plant the idea of having a Coke in our heads.

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Behavior Drives Pricing Drives Behavior

Under10 Playbook

the Post is getting advertisers to subsidize the Sunday paper, reducing readers’ costs in exchange for advertising. By encouraging me to buy the bundle, they can claim increased readership for the advertisers.

When Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley: Why Big Media Needs Product Management

Mind the Product

Compounding these platform-migration challenges, there is also a growing consumer intolerance for pre-roll and mid-roll video advertising, and a growing reluctance to pay high subscription fees for large bundles of content (i.e.

Make Your Product Stand Out with the Strategy Canvas

Roman Pichler

Make sure you choose those factors that define the current standard in your market and are used to advertise and sell products, rather than the ones that favour your own product. The Strategy Canvas. The Strategy Canvas was developed by Kim and Mauborgne, the authors of Blue Ocean Theory.

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Improvements to the mobile shopping experience happen in conjunction with a change in inventory, a partnership with another company, and a targeted advertising campaign.

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Product Marketing at Stack Overflow – Alexa Scordato

Mind the Product

Many people assume that marketing is mostly just the external campaigns such as advertisements and social media, when marketing really starts internally with identifying the core brand. Alexa Scordato is the VP of marketing at Stack Overflow.

Behind Every Great Product


Sales was nervous that this idea of a self-service advertising platform would diminish the value of what the sales team was trying to sell. Some were just plain uncomfortable with advertising. Once Jane understood the constraints and concerns she was able to advocate for a solution that she believed would address the issues yet enable countless small businesses to get a much more effective advertising solution. Article: Behind Every Great Product.

Lewis Lin’s Favorite Books for PMs

Product Bookshelf

ACTION : Read and analyze interesting books, newspapers, advertisements, or anything new you come across. The product management interview process is intimidating because it tests your expertise and domain knowledge in many different areas. I asked Lewis C.

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Tactics for Redesigning and Relaunching Legacy Products

Mind the Product

Real Deadline: Advertising sponsorships were sold around a specific date. In this talk at ProductTank NYC I recounted five tactics I learned while helping relaunch dozens of digital products over the last decade, and then used to successfully relaunch

What Can Product Managers Learn From Disney About Pricing?

The Accidental Product Manager

If you said “Disney”, then good news – roughly a billion dollars of advertising over the years has done its job in creating a solid product development definition. Will Disney still have magical pricing if they make changes? Image Credit: Tallapragada sriram.

How Product Managers Are Turning Cereal Into A Global Food

The Accidental Product Manager

If you said “Disney”, then good news – roughly a billion dollars of advertising over the years has done its job in creating a solid product development definition. Do you know how to prepare a bowl of cereal? Image Credit: musicfanatic29. I’ve got a question for you.

Drive Additional Inbound Leads With These 4 Rules for Mobile Marketing

Pragmatic Marketing

Create Native Advertising Opportunities. Native advertising offers the advantage of blending into the stream of content that people digest every time they use their mobile devices. By Sophorn Chhay.

Sales Channel Considerations

The Product Bistro

The key attributes are often that they have a wide selection of products from many vendors, they do their own market development (lead generation, advertising, promotion, etc), and they typically get a significant discount off the list price (25% – 50%) in exchange for their efforts. One advantage of my many career stops, and the multitude of different industries I have been associated with is the wide range of experience with different sales organization structures.

How Product Managers Can Find More Customers

The Accidental Product Manager

The firm was small and so creating a large advertising campaign was out of the question. Finding new customers requires a bit of multitasking Image Credit: Ryan Ritchie. I’m pretty sure that we all know and understand that product managers don’t work in sales.

Fake Sales at Top Retailers: The Power of Discounts

Pragmatic Marketing

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed a lawsuit against Macy’s, Kohls, JC Penney and Sears for deceptive advertising. These firms allegedly advertised a high original price with a low sale price without ever having sold the product at the advertised original price.

Inspiration: Half the money I spend.

Under10 Playbook

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the trouble is, I don't know which half.—John John Wanamaker was a United States merchant, religious leader, civic and political figure, considered by some to be the father of modern advertising and a "pioneer in marketing."

The Innovator’s Solution

Product Bookshelf

Product managers must break free from patterns which make them susceptible to disruption from new entrants. To successfully introduce new products, produce managers need to use jobs-to-be-done segmentation rather than product- or customer-based segmentation.

Is product marketing the same as marketing? (I say no)

Under10 Playbook

But for others, “marketing” is a department, often associated primarily with advertising and branding. I’m often asked to differentiate product marketing from marketing (or marketing communications, if you prefer).

Moneyball marketing

Under10 Playbook

Many today rely on similar marketing folklore: the value of trade shows and events; the need for programs to generate sales leads; the value of advertising. Perhaps the book that most influenced me recently was Moneyball, by Michael Lewis, first published in 2004.

Product managers and the whole product

Under10 Playbook

He called the 800 number printed in an advertisement and reached the main headquarters in Virginia. The hard part is implementing the decision, not making it.—Guy —Guy Kawasaki. A researcher called organizations to evaluate how they handled inquiries.

The Lean Product Process

Product Bookshelf

Starting with the basic equation Profit = Revenue – Cost , Olsen outlines fundamental business equations for advertising and subscription revenue models.

Invisible Engines

Product Bookshelf

Similarly, newspapers and magazines make more from advertisers than they do from subscriptions.

Designing a platform business

Product Bookshelf

One side can be charged to access the other, or a third party can be brought in and charged for advertising. Successful platform design requires a focus on interactions, a clear set of incentives for producers and effective filters for consumers.