3 Tests for Great Product Messaging

280 Group

In this new video and blog post we discuss something that is exceedingly important in the product world: messaging. The post 3 Tests for Great Product Messaging appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Management Product Marketing Messaging Product Manager YouTube Video

Precision in the Language of Messaging

Pragmatic Marketing

When awash with data and metrics, it’s easy for a product marketer to overlook precision in using the language of messaging. “We have combined messaging and positioning into one document, and have it built out for each product, solution and industry,” she said.

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Back to Basics: Benefit-led Messaging

280 Group

The Perils of Feature-Led Messaging. We were discussing how to provide benefit-led messaging to both the customer that pays them, the mortgage company, and the customer that uses their product, the home buyers. Too many times when I teach this topic, my students come up with feature-led messaging, like “Our Machine Learning system produces more accurate results, more quickly”, or “Our upgraded application offers a best-in-class user experience.” Sending the Right Message.

Positioning, messaging, and ownership

Under10 Playbook

The Marketing Communications (marcom or marcomms) organization is chartered with delivering the product message to the market. You should be able to describe the position or the statement you wish to make to your marcom contact and trust them to deliver the message.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue. 1 Customize to Monetize: The Strategic Way to Create Tiered Offerings. 3 Packaging Decision Framework Overview.4 Plotting Features.6

6. Choose the right tone when instant messaging at work

The Product Coalition

I reread my message several times, but still couldn’t see anything ‘emotional’ about it. Just like in real communication, using emotions in messaging is crucial. There are no accepted rules of instant messaging etiquette, and email etiquette doesn’t really work with IM.

Is In-App Messaging Unethical?

Gainsight

You can create personalized messages with ultra-relevance to a user’s app activity, job title, role—or all three. What would’ve been better timing or messaging? The post Is In-App Messaging Unethical? Guess what?

Messages that stick: "The Enclave minivan"

Under10 Playbook

Do your marketing messages sound like a typical car commercial? Messaging is part of a complete product playbook This ad was mentioned in Made to Stick: Why some ideas survive and others die by Dan and Chip Heath. Good stories have the element of surprise.

Product Management Insights: In-App Messaging 101

Revulytics

Contextually relevant messages delivered at the right time. In-application messaging offers the best of both worlds – giving you a new channel to reach the user, target outreach, and not only push, but pull information from users in real-time, while they’re leveraging your application. You can automate and evolve campaigns without involving engineering, with the ability to trigger and change messaging based on a huge number of criteria.

Lessons from Alexa’s Super Bowl Ad: Crafting In-App Messaging that Engages Users

Revulytics

If you’re leveraging an innovative channel like in-application messaging to talk to your users, but you’re not saying the right things, you might as well be berating their cooking skills like the Gordon Ramsey version of Alexa. In-App Messaging Marketing Product Management Usage Analytics

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

How to track the impact of your messaging efforts. Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs.

[VIDEO] In-App Messaging for Product and Feature Education

Revulytics

It’s quick and easy to set up ReachOut messages to launch in your application – even without any technical expertise. In this short video, you’ll learn two, step-by-step examples of how to: Create a message that will reach all new users.

In-App Messaging and In-App Marketing using ReachOut

Revulytics

Luckily Revulytics can make this easy for you with its ReachOut in-app messaging technology. What is In-App Messaging / In-App Marketing? In short, in-app messaging is a great way to interact with your users and share important information while they are engaged with your product.

How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster

Nir Eyal

The post How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster appeared first on Nir and Far. Technology is taking over our lives, especially in the workplace. What can we do to put technology in its place to finally get focused work done? Below are resources, tools, and articles for regaining focus in your digital life. These are tools I use myself but is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Full disclosure […].

Under Armour Offers Lessons on Leveraging In-App Messaging for Risk Management

Revulytics

Instead of simply notifying users by email, it pushed in-app messages about the breach and let users know the application had been compromised through the application itself. Now, consider the value of in-app messaging as part of a risk management strategy.

Hooked - How to Build Habit-Forming Products

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

Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop?

[VIDEO] Encouraging Users to Upgrade With In-App Messaging

Revulytics

Using ReachOut in-app messaging software, we can easily target certain customer segments and offer timely, relevant offers to upgrade. ReachOut in-application messaging can help improve your upgrade conversion rates by up to 3x that of external channels since users are already engaged with your application. Videos In-App Messaging Marketing Product Management Usage Analytics ReachOut In-Application Messaging How-to-Guide

Reduce your churn with a retention messaging strategy

Inside Intercom

Using data from your product and clues from customer behavior, Intercom lets you create a messaging strategy that helps customers realize the core value of your product as soon as possible so that cancellations don’t become an issue. Our new Customer Retention Starter Kit will show you how to identify your most “at risk” customers, and how to craft a series of highly personal messages that will get them back on track. Updates churn messaging retention

Overcoming Short Attention Spans: The Value of In-App Messaging and Software Usage Analytics

Revulytics

Contextual relevance is king when it comes to presenting people with messages you want to resonate and drive them to respond. It’s delivering the right message to the right user at the right time in the user’s journey.

Hard-Coded vs. Dynamic In-App Messaging: What’s Your User Engagement Strategy?

Revulytics

Reaching our users while they’re using our software – and delivering a contextually relevant message that would resonate with them at that particular moment – is crucial to more deeply engaging them. It’s something that in-app messaging helps us to achieve.

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.

A Message on Coronavirus from 280 Group

280 Group

The post A Message on Coronavirus from 280 Group appeared first on 280 Group. We are living in an extraordinary time. Shelter-in-Place” orders have been implemented for many businesses and individuals around the world.

Customer engagement guide: the what, why and how of effective messages

Inside Intercom

This means crafting a message strategy that truly engages its recipients on a regular basis. Below, we share key best practices for customer engagement, the anatomy of a good message, and a few examples to get your juices flowing. The anatomy of an effective message.

9 In-App Messaging Examples That Boost User Engagement

Gainsight

In-app messages are popping up everywhere and SaaS products are no exception. Here are nine ways SaaS products are using in-app messages to drive user engagement. Salesforce used this in-app message to notify users of their improved setup.

[VIDEO] How to Use In-App Messaging to Promote Events

Revulytics

In-application messaging is an untapped channel to promote events that can help users get more out of your applications, like webinars, product training, user meetups, trade shows, and more. With a combination of ReachOut in-app messaging and Usage Intelligence , event attendance rates can be up to four times that of traditional channels such as email. Videos In-App Messaging Marketing Product Management Usage Analytics ReachOut In-Application Messaging How-to-Guide

Show off your message strategy on LinkedIn

Messages that Matter

Consider using your message strategy for posts, comments, profiles and the overview on your company page. What is a message strategy? A message strategy includes a [… Want to get more attention and mind share on LinkedIn? You’ll be surprised how easy it is to do and how much more effective your LinkedIn presence will be.

How to Create Targeted In-App Messages with Gainsight PX

Gainsight

We decided to use Gainsight PX , our Product Experience Platform, to create targeted messages in the hopes that they would resonate better with the intended audience. This detailed hierarchy also makes it easy to create targeted messages based on user activity.

The Hidden Impact of Product Messaging on Your Scaling Business

Innovatemap

But there is one thing that should always be at the top of a startup’s to-do list: positioning and messaging Time for the obvious statement of the day: the startup journey is chock full of challenges. From fundraising to selling to just keeping the lights on, founding teams have plenty to deal with.

A Practitioner's Guide to Product Message Maps

Pragmatic Marketing

Jot down the key message headings. Now open the datasheet for that product and compare the message headings to those you wrote down. ” That’s because few high-tech vendors take the time to create product message maps and apply them to their marketing communications. Instead, they essentially reinvent the wheel with each new content piece, resulting in disjointed, inconsistent messages and confused buyers. Message Map Basics. Message Pillars.

[VIDEO] Driving Up-Sell and Cross-Sell Conversions with In-App Messaging

Revulytics

In-application messaging can prompt users to upgrade to premium editions so they get the full functionality of your software and have access to certain features. ReachOut in-application messaging is a great way to execute up-sell and cross-sell campaigns , but there are an unlimited number of ways to customize your ReachOut campaigns to meet your product and promotion strategies.

[VIDEO] How to Survey Users with In-App Messaging and Usage Intelligence

Revulytics

With a combination of ReachOut in-app messaging and Usage Intelligence , reaching users is far more powerful and effective than traditional survey strategies. Videos In-App Messaging Marketing Product Management Usage Analytics ReachOut In-Application Messaging How-to-GuideThis video will walk step-by-step through setting up a survey of users that meet specific targeting criteria with a Manual Campaign.

How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster

Nir Eyal

Full disclosure […] The post How to Regain Focus at Work by Slaying the Messaging Monster appeared first on Nir and Far. Technology is taking over our lives, especially in the workplace. What can we do to put technology in its place to finally get focused work done? Below are resources, tools, and articles for regaining focus in your digital life. These are tools I use myself but is not meant to be an exhaustive list.

Write the perfect sales message with these 7 rules

Inside Intercom

While the death of cold calling may have been exaggerated, in the past 5 years the preferred medium for sales messages has rapidly moved to email, messaging and live chat. In this era of business messaging, the written word has become even more crucial for building relationships between buyer and seller. Make sure your sales message is seen. Make sure your sales message is read. Could you say that about sales messages you write to prospects who visit your site?

Core Messaging: The Surefire Way To Align Product, Sales, and Marketing

bpma ProductHub

by Jeff Foley – A product marketing function is responsible for all outward communications about the product offering.

When messaging becomes more than just chat: which apps should I use?

Inside Intercom

Leave me a message below. The post When messaging becomes more than just chat: which apps should I use? With our redesigned Messenger , businesses can do so much more than chat.

For clues to messaging’s future, look no further than its past

Inside Intercom

Like many great inventions, messaging wasn’t born out of necessity. One of the earliest sightings of real-time computer messaging was through a time-sharing operating system built at MIT, the Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS), which ran on an IBM 7090: CTSS was a primitive form of email that allowed up to 30 users to send messages asynchronously. Chat and messaging are things people like so they try out various tools and settle on one they like.”.

The best messages resonate because they articulate what you've already been trying to say

Under10 Playbook

The best messages resonate because they articulate what you've already been trying to say.— I basically lifted phrases right out of the emails to serve as my primary message. — Steve Johnson, Under 10 Consulting. Positioning is an essential tool in your product playbook. And there are lots of different formats for positioning. I was working with a friend on product positioning. On a break, I found two emails that directly corresponded to the product we were discussing.