Five Steps to Positioning Your Product

Mind the Product

If building products is hard, positioning your product is harder. No matter what you build and sell, how you position your product dictates what you do. How you prioritize, marketing campaigns, sales strategy, it all changes based on how your product is positioned.

Product Positioning Tip 6 of 7: Structuring a Positioning Presentation

Proficientz – Product Management University

The Playbook : Keep this in mind when creating presentations for marketing and sales events. Sign up for The Art & Science of Positioning Solutions. Product Positioning Tip 5 of 7: Include Emotion. Product Positioning Tip 3 of 7: Verbalizing a Product Overview in 30 Seconds.

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Powerful Product Positioning: Follow These Three Rules

Proficientz – Product Management University

Powerful product positioning usually boils down to the best story, which is not always the best product. Adhere to these three guidelines and marketing and selling value will be a lot easier. Product Management Playbook Positioning & Sales Enablement

Product Positioning: Overcoming Seven Obstacles to a Great Value Story

Proficientz – Product Management University

Here’s an example of product positioning at its finest. If you’re a car enthusiast, go read the marketing copy for your dream car. The product marketers do a masterful job of getting you to envision exactly how awesome you’d look and feel behind the wheel of that car.

Why “Build or Buy?” Is the Wrong Question for Analytics

applications, and they’re pushing for faster time to market. salespeople or navigating the often-confusing BI market, which is full of competitors. Fortunately for BI buyers, the market has never been. Time to market can even affect revenue: The 2017 State.

The Importance of Product Positioning

280 Group

In this video 280 Group CEO and Founder, Brian Lawley, is joined by Senior Consultant/Trainer, Tom Evans, who is a Product Management and Product Marketing expert.The topic is why good product positioning is so critical for your product and your messaging.

How To Position a Product

BrainMates

Product positioning is an important part of a product marketing strategy. Why does product positioning matter? Product Positioning is a core marketing tool that can help to convince potential buyers to select your product from the sea of other possibilities.

Is Your Positioning Competitive?

Under10 Playbook

Positioning describes what your product does—while also describing how it is different than anything else on the market. To be effective, product leaders must profile each competitive offering for company and product positioning.

Sales, Positioning and the Nobody Zone

Proficientz – Product Management University

” Good sales positioning and discovery techniques can help you understand true buyer motivations so you don’t end up in the Nobody Zone. This stage is where your company messaging and solution positioning can fully engage buyers or push them away.

Is It Easier to Position Products You Haven’t Built Yet?

Proficientz – Product Management University

People in marketing, sales and even on our product teams could position products we hadn’t built yet and do it with remarkable clarity. We weren’t nearly as good positioning products we already had. Product Positioning Tip 3 of 7: Verbalizing a Product Overview in 30 Seconds.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

To get the position right, you’ll need to do some research into the main user classes that make up your customer mix. User Classes vs. Marketing Buying Personas While companies may buy your software product, it’s the end users who ultimately use the features.

Crafting a Useful Positioning Statement

Actuation Consulting

A strong positioning statement is an important ingredient for success. In this post we share some tips for developing a well thought out positioning statement. What is a Positioning Statement? A well-crafted positioning statement brings together your overall value proposition with your positioning for a product. A Good Positioning Statement Framework. FOR <target market> A concise definition of the market segment.

Positioning, messaging, and ownership

Under10 Playbook

Who defines product positioning? Product Management or Marketing Communications? Product managers are responsible for the features of the product and its positioning in the marketplace. Product Management defines the positioning and Marcom delivers the positioning.

Positioning with formulas

Under10 Playbook

In marketing, positioning is the process by which marketers try to create an image or identity in the minds of their target market for its product, brand, or organization.— Marketing dragged me into a meeting with a new agency. ” Upgrade positioning.

Scaling and Positioning Sprout Social’s Product Marketing Team

Pragmatic Marketing

Patrick Cuttica , the public-held company's director of product marketing, discussed scaling and positioning a product market team , especially in a growing organization, during an AMA that originally appeared on Sharebird —the place to see how people at top companies do product marketing. Cuttica positions his team by instilling from the beginning the ethos of "Do great work and be great partners to work with.". Competitive/market intel.

5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

positive ROI,” writes Anne Moxie in a Nucleus Research. nearly impossible to monetize late-to-market capabilities. Updating your application’s dashboards and reporting features. may feel optional—until suddenly it’s not. Watch for these 5 signs.

Scaling and Positioning Sprout Social’s Product Marketing Team

Pragmatic Marketing

Patrick Cuttica , the privately-held company's director of product marketing, discussed scaling and positioning a product market team , especially in a growing organization, during an AMA that originally appeared on Sharebird —the place to see how people at top companies do product marketing. Cuttica positions his team by instilling from the beginning the ethos of "Do great work and be great partners to work with.". Competitive/market intel.

Positioning for Product Managers

Sachin Rekhi

Positioning, while classically considered part of the marketing world, is absolutely essential for every product manager to understand. Positioning refers to the place that a brand occupies in the minds of customers and its perceived differentiation from its competitors.

How Product Management & Product Marketing Lead From a Position of Strength

Proficientz – Product Management University

That brings us to the subject of influence among product management and product marketing teams. Those who possess more market knowledge wield far more influence than those who don’t. And that market knowledge is the key to leading from a position of strength. What if product management and product marketing were more knowledgeable on the market collectively than all other disciplines combined? Market Knowledge Defined.

Positioning (and naming) in tiers

Under10 Playbook

I was running a positioning exercise with a team of product managers and VPs. We were really getting into it when the VP of Marketing interrupted the process to say, “We need to use the word ‘power’ in our messaging. You’d also want positioning for the suite.

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Positioning to Win: How to Harness a Product Superpower

Speaker: April Dunford, Executive Consultant, Speaker, and Author

Positioning forms the foundation of a product's go-to market strategy. Your marketing plans, your sales strategy, your customer segmentation, your product roadmap - each of these uses positioning as an input. Yet as important as positioning is, it is deeply misunderstood. In this session, April Dunford is going to arm you with the tools you need to master positioning.

Product Positioning Tip 2 of 7: Creating Headlines That Hook

Proficientz – Product Management University

But coming up with simple attention-grabbing phrases that engage prospective customers might be one of the toughest parts of product marketing, especially for technical products. Sign up for The Art & Science of Positioning Solutions.

June BOM: Positioning

Pragmatic Marketing

June’s Box of the Month is positioning. Throughout the month we’ll highlight articles, webinars, podcasts and blog posts that help you better describe your product by its ability to solve market problems. Then you can create internal positioning documents for developing external messages that focus on each key buyer or persona.

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!

6 Product Positioning Strategies Misconceptions in a SaaS Business (and What You Can Do About Them)

Userpilot

When I started my first business 6 years ago (which has miraculously survived until this day) I didn’t even have a clue what “market or product positioning or product positioning strategies” were. Positioning is the context in which you present your product.

Iterate Your Way to a Top Analytics Product Experience

Speaker: Richard Cheng, Associate Product Manager, Mark43

Haarthi Sadasivam, Technical Product Marketing Manager at Looker will join the conversation on best practices. Mark43 is on a mission to bring public safety data management into the 21st century.

Who Should Own Product Positioning?

Pragmatic Marketing

Product positioning is a key element of product management. Positioning documents will define your product category, the problems it solves and the personas it serves. Lately I’ve been thinking and talking about a new binary model for role definition: Product leaders (that is, product managers and product marketing managers) own problems; development and marketing teams own solutions. So how does this model impact product positioning ?

The Key to Power Positioning

Under10 Playbook

I was facilitating a session on product positioning. Then the session came to a crashing halt when the VP of Marketing said, “We need to incorporate the word ‘power.’ I said, “You have to decide: are you communicating your product to your president or to your market?” Agilists, growth hackers, and traditional marketers: test your promotions with the same rigor as you test your products.

The Ultimate Guide to Positioning

Pragmatic Marketing

Ask five people what positioning means and you’ll likely get five different answers. Positioning is often used in place of value proposition and vice versa; sometimes both get confused with messaging. There is agreement on one thing: Successful positioning should create a connection with potential customers that results in selling more products and services. What Positioning Isn’t. Stake out a Market Position.

Can ruthless positioning be bloody?

Messages that Matter

The podcast host immediately pounces on my off-the-cuff assertion that you need to be ruthless when you do positioning. That sounds very bloody,” says Kerry O’Shea Gorgone, host of the MarketingProfs podcast series “Marketing Smarts.” Messaging Positioning positioning effectively positioning ruthlesslyKerry then quickly asks what I meant by being ruthless. Hear my response when the podcast goes live Wednesday at […].

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

5 Obviously Awesome Takeaways from April Dunford’s New Positioning Book

Business of Software Conference

From page 1 of Obviously Awesome: How To Nail Product Positioning So Customers Get It, Buy It, Love It , it was clear that the team at Business of Software needed to read April Dunford’s new book. 1 – Positioning is the difference between ‘So?’

No consistency and repetition. No position!

Messages that Matter

What happens when you aren’t using your position enough? By using it enough I mean consistently executing your position as the theme for all marketing communications. And repeating your position as much as possible in every marketing communication, and especially throughout your website. Many B2B software and technology marketers seem unaware of the critical role […]. Positioning

Solutions Marketing vs. Product Marketing: One Big Difference

Proficientz – Product Management University

A lot of people think solutions marketing is just a fancy term for product marketing, especially since the term solution has been so overused. In a product marketing model, products are the star. In a solutions marketing model, the star is the buyer’s vision for success.

Market-Driven Products vs. Market-Driven Product Companies

Proficientz – Product Management University

If you have market driven products then don’t you have a market driven company? There are three key differences between market driven products and a market driven product company. Market-driven products, if taken literally, could result in multiple product silos with competing goals and contention over resource allocation. Here are three key differences between market-driven products and market-driven product companies. Market Perspective.

What is positioning and how can it improve marketing?

Messages that Matter

When colleagues, peers or marketing consultants refer to positioning, what do you think they mean? There is often a debate about what positioning is, and what it is not. Confusing matters further, there are two proper usages of “positioning:” How your company is situated relative to its competitors; [… If you’re not sure, you’re not alone.