Three steps toward creating market-leading products

Lead on Purpose

The goal of every company and product leader is to invent products (or services) that become recognized market leaders. Creating a new product category is icing on the cake, but also rare and extremely difficult.

Getting a Job as a Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager

Spice Catalyst

A client approached me recently saying, “I’m a product manager, but I can’t seem to get a job. It seems that there… Marketing Product Management Product Marketing Soft Skils Product Manager product marketing manager

Writing Market Requirements Effectively

280 Group

Many Product Managers struggle with writing market requirements that are effective in guiding their engineering teams to build the right solution. The post Writing Market Requirements Effectively appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Management

Career Stories and Advice on Product Management and Product Marketing

bpma ProductHub

By Jennifer Gridley – Have you ever wondered how different people break into Product Management and why they stay? Would you like advice from great Product Managers on how to do the job well? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’ve… Career Product Management Product MarketingAre you interested in sharing your story and advice with others?

What Is (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

Agile Marketing Using Scrum

280 Group

Agile Marketing With Development Using Agile innovation for software development may help accelerate and optimize completion of a product. But if marketing is.[continue The post Agile Marketing Using Scrum appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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What is Product Marketing? A Data-Backed Definition

The Product Coalition

An insight into Product Marketing roles, responsibilities and KPIs after interviewing dozens of Product Marketing Managers. The State of Product Marketing today Product Marketing is like Customer Success was 5 years ago; misunderstood but easily thrown around.

How To Determine Market Definition and Sizing

bpma ProductHub

“Sizing a market opportunity has always been problematic. The most common academic tool for market sizing is TAM/SAM/SOM. A market is a known set of buyers, typically a set of people or businesses. Example: product managers. What is your current market share?

Using Return On Marketing Investment to Optimize Product Marketing

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Product marketing is not an exact science by any stretch of the imagination. However, new ways of objectively measuring and optimizing product marketing effectiveness are significantly changing the game. The idea of measuring marketing effectiveness and buyer’s response in.[continue

4 Unusual Promotional Gifts for Product Marketing Managers

Spice Catalyst

Product Marketing (Success) Managers sometimes get involved with marketing communications and need some chatkas to help with branding at say a trade show.

Leverage Your Organization for Best Product Decisions

Speaker: Rene Kolga, Senior Director of Product and Marketing, Nyotron

How to take a new offering to market

Lead on Purpose

Creating new products and … Continue reading → Learning Market-driven Product Management service market strategy product research positioning pricing offering marketing planWe live in a great time where, in most of the world, you can invent a new product or service and—with the appropriate up-front work—earn money from the value it creates for customers. This is remarkable!

PR Does Not Stand for “Press Release” – B2B Marketing Rules

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Bill is recognized as an authority in Product Management, in B2B marketing at all levels, and in strategy. His 25+ years’ experience includes VP Product/Marketing roles within 2, $1B+ companies, within smaller firms, and within a large-scale start-up. Product Marketing

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Product Marketing or Product Management

Pragmatic Marketing

The job titles product marketing manager and product manager are confusing enough to start raging debates about who does what. Now, let’s use those to delineate the roles of product marketing and product management at a generalized level. Roles Before Titles.

Product Marketing or Product Management

Pragmatic Marketing

The job titles product marketing manager and product manager are confusing enough to start raging debates about who does what. Now, let’s use those to delineate the roles of product marketing and product management at a generalized level. Roles Before Titles.

Get Growth With Partner Integrations

Speaker: Mandy Howard, Product Manager, ServiceTitan

Nailing Product/Market Fit by Alan Chiu

Mind the Product

In this talk, Alan Chiu pulls from his experience in product management and as a seed-stage venture capitalist to showcase a variety of case studies on companies who have perfected product/market fit. The post Nailing Product/Market Fit by Alan Chiu appeared first on Mind the Product.

Market Problems and Frustrations

Pragmatic Marketing

Much of what product managers do on a daily basis is prioritize a long list of requests. What’s missing for many product managers—perhaps most—is first-hand experience. And it seems like there should already be a phone that meets her needs on the market today.

How Product Managers Measure Product-Market Fit

ProductPlan

Problems yearn for solutions, needs long to be met, and markets are waiting to be addressed. Whether the products they offer (and the price they sell them for) match the demand is (part of) where product-market fit comes in. If no one wants your product, you don’t have a market.

The Importance of Market Segmentation

The Product Bistro

One of the core responsibilities of Marketing in an organization is to effectively define and track the marketing segments. Often the temptation to be everything to everyone is great within the organization, yet, the wise marketer and product manager knows that targeting key segments makes for a much greater chance of success. Yet, many marketers struggle with segmentation, either making the segmentation too simple, or too complex.

How King Crushes New Product Development using Data-Driven Insights

Speaker: Ian Thompson, Head of Business Intelligence at King, and Zara Wells, Strategic Customer Success Manager at Looker

Product Managers looking to leverage data to make informed product design decisions can learn a lot from renowned gaming company King, maker of Candy Crush and many other games - even if their product has seemingly no overlap with games.

Marketing > Building

ProductCraft

Lately, reflecting on my experiences in product management at startups, I’ve come to the conclusion that marketing is very rarely given its due. The post Marketing > Building appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Perspectives Growth Marketing

Slack’s Ceci Stallsmith on marketing your product platform

Inside Intercom

And as the Group Product Marketing Manager for Platform here at Intercom, I’ve loved seeing all the creative apps our partners have built. So we’re delighted to host Slack’s Director of Platform Marketing, Ceci Stallsmith, on the show. I joined to run platform marketing.

Why Agile Marketing is the Key to Successful Products

280 Group

Can Agile Marketing give you an edge? The past five years have witnessed a sea change in marketing methodologies and processes at a rate that continues to accelerate. The post Why Agile Marketing is the Key to Successful Products appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

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Market Problem Framing Example

Tyner Blain

Understanding how problems are framed in your market is critical to developing a successful product strategy. I’ve written about how to frame market problems using Ted Levitt’s whole product model, and referenced a workshop framing problems. And Moore’s work builds on ideas from several others (“turtles all the way down”), including Levitt’s Marketing Myopia. As Steven Haines first told me, “strategy first, roadmap second.”

Product Analytics, Prioritization, and Decision-Making - What We Can Learn from Einstein and Drucker

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

As a Product Manager, a big part of your job will always be to balance which features to develop, and which to scrap. Don’t miss this surprising webinar from Nils Davis, author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook!

Leverage Marketing’s Expertise

Pragmatic Marketing

Product management and product marketing professionals shouldn’t tell marketing teams how to generate leads; they should focus on problems in product growth and let marketing design the appropriate campaigns. We tell marketing what campaigns and programs to run.

Leverage Marketing’s Expertise

Pragmatic Marketing

Product management and product marketing professionals shouldn’t tell marketing teams how to generate leads; they should focus on problems in product growth and let marketing design the appropriate campaigns. We tell marketing what campaigns and programs to run.

Product/Market Fit is Failing Because of Your Company Structure

Mind the Product

Product experts have tried to tackle this issue but they gloss over the impact a company’s structure and leadership team have on product/market fit. For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, product teams report to marketing, sales, finance, or strategy leads. Who owns Product/Market fit – Marketing, Sales, or Business? When product/market fit is owned by business leaders, products are judged by how quickly they can turn a profit.

How Speed to Market Starts With a Strong Foundation

Mind the Product

Through quick internal fixes, we were able to increase our delivery rate to 100% and allow the marketing and buying departments to plan our product promotions properly. Speed to market has become a major competitive advantage for product companies.

Hooked - How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Speaker: Nir Eyal, Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior. Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit?

Serve Fewer Markets. Win More Deals.

bpma ProductHub

Reprinted with permission from the Product Management and Strategic Marketing Blog. The top challenge most product companies face is finding the best market for their product. The founders identified a need in the market and delivered a successful first product.

Meet Your New Partner: The Sales Team – B2B Marketing Rules

280 Group

If you’re in a B2B market the chances are that you won’t be successful unless your Sales Team is successful. product, marketing, customer service, and perhaps others). Bill is recognized as an authority in Product Management, in B2B marketing at all levels, and in strategy.

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Customer Journey Map – B2B Marketing Rules

280 Group

As a result, many product and marketing managers get stuck before they even begin – trying to determine the exact, ‘right’ form that their Customer Journey Map should take. On the horizontal axis (columns) list the core phases of the journey: Awareness (Demand Management).

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The SaaS Marketing Metrics that Matter to Product Managers

ProductPlan

Product managers and marketers share many of the same goals. But if marketing isn’t your thing, you might not know a ton about the various SaaS marketing metrics. Understanding how marketers gauge their progress can help you be a more balanced product manager.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Part 3: Analytics Development Platforms Keep Applications Ahead of the Market. 2| 2018 LOGI ANALYTICS STATE OF EMBEDDED ANALYTICS REPORT the foundation of our app, customer success, technical support, product teams, marketing, investors, and. standing out in the market.

Step 0: Don’t Freak Out – How To Get Started In Market Discovery

The Secret PM Handbook

We know we need to do more market discovery – talking to more customers (and non-customers, and lost prospects, etc.) In fact, a friend just starting out in product management, asked me recently, “OK, like, what are the actual steps for ‘finding the market problem?’

The Playbook for Achieving Product-Market Fit

Mind the Product

That is the essence of product-market fit. In this talk at ProductTank San Francisco, I share advice from my book The Lean Product Playbook on how to achieve product-market fit. The Product-Market Fit Pyramid. My Product-Market Fit Pyramid consists of five layers.

Women in Product Management: Louise K. Allen, SVP Product Management and Solutions Marketing at Planview

280 Group

For our next installment of the Women in Product Management Series I interviewed Louise Allen, SVP Product Management and Solutions Marketing at Planview. To read the entire series on Women in Product Management make sure to sign up for our newsletter. How did you get into Product Management? My undergrad was in Business and I majored in Marketing. I started gravitating toward Product Management then. What do you like most about Product Management?

The Secret Ingredient For Perfect Product Marketing

The Product Coalition

B2B SaaS companies pride themselves on constantly releasing new features and product improvements, but a lot of them fall flat when it comes to marketing those new releases. Now, the traditional ways of marketing your product, like blog posts, social media, videos, etc.,

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

1User Demands Are Ever-Changing… Any product manager knows the disruptive nature of innovation –. software market. The market has been thoroughly transformed over. These trends are most evident in the consumer market. the consumer market—where some apps are updated every.