Product Manager vs Product Marketing Manager

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Managing the Interrelated Roles and Responsibilities of Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers. Product Management and Product Marketing Management are complementary roles. Regardless, both of these distinct roles are essential to product success. It’s often said that a Product Manager has a more inbound focus, while a Product Marketing Manager has a more outbound focus. What Does a Product Manager Do?

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Product Marketing versus Product Management

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The article is a synopsis of The Phenomenal Product Manager: Chapter One , written by Brian Lawley. We’ll be using the term Product Manager to refer to both Product Managers and Product Marketers. All of the skills in this book can be applied to both positions, but it is important to understand how we view them, as some skills will be more important depending on how the roles are defined. Customer and Market Research. Product Marketing.

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In Search of Product/Market fit: How Setapp Found its Customers

Mind the Product

I joined Setapp as a product manager in January last year, at the same time as the company was launching its main product. We’d already launched two successful Mac utilities, but this was the first time we’d launched a SaaS-style product – Setapp provides access to over 100 Mac apps in one suite. What is our positioning? Imagine that you are building a product for everyone who regularly uses a Chrome browser.

Pragmatic Live Transcripts (Prioritizing Your Product Launch)

Pragmatic Marketing

Hello and welcome to the Pragmatic Live podcast series where we tackle the biggest challenges facing today's product management, product marketing, and other market and data driven professionals with some of the best minds in the industry. I'm Rebecca Kalogeris, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pragmatic Institute, and your host for this episode. I'm a principal product marketer here at HubSpot. We try and benchmark our launches.

Pragmatic Live Transcripts (Prioritizing Your Product Launch)

Pragmatic Marketing

Hello and welcome to the Pragmatic Live podcast series where we tackle the biggest challenges facing today's product management, product marketing, and other market and data driven professionals with some of the best minds in the industry. I'm Rebecca Kalogeris, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pragmatic Institute, and your host for this episode. I'm a principal product marketer here at HubSpot. We try and benchmark our launches.

The Simple Phrase at the Heart of Product Marketing

ProductCraft

Like any other field, product marketing has its set of tried and tested methods–market research, customer personas, buyer journeys, competitive analysis, ideal customer profile, positioning, messaging, and so on.

The importance of an effective product marketing strategy

Inside Intercom

Despite the mountain of evidence contradicting the mantra of “if you build it, they will come”, it’s still extremely prevalent among product-first companies. First, most founders don’t have a background in either sales or marketing, and even though they’re told to “ start marketing the day you start coding ”, they just don’t know where to begin, or they’re incredibly overconfident. Do they know where to go to promote their product, and how to do it once they get there?

Launch to sell — leverage sales enablement to maximize product launches

Inside Intercom

Shipping product fast and often means more opportunities for Sales to delight customers and engage with prospects. But your sales team needs a lot more than an email on launch day to maximize the opportunities that product launches present. Here at Intercom, Sales Enablement is responsible for ensuring sales reps have the skills and resources they need to capitalize on product launches. How different is it to what’s available on the market?

What is Product Marketing and Why Should I Care?

Userpilot

SaaS companies have started to realize that their products should be the main driver of growth. This product-led growth flips the old marketing and sales rulebooks on their heads. Product marketing is a large part of this shift. With software development becoming cheaper and more and more democratized, the competition in the SaaS market has become fierce. Product-Led Growth. In this article, I’m going to show you: What product marketing is.

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. It turns positioning into messaging.

What is Product Marketing and Why Should I Care?

Userpilot

SaaS companies have started to realize that their products should be the main driver of growth. This product-led growth flips the old marketing and sales rulebooks on their heads. Product marketing is a large part of this shift. With software development becoming cheaper and more and more democratized, the competition in the SaaS market has become fierce. Product-Led Growth. In this article, I’m going to show you: What product marketing is.

How to Break into Product Marketing Management (PMM)

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Product marketing is one of the newest and most impactful roles within an organization. As a product marketing manager (PMM), you influence most areas of the organization including product, design, sales, support, and, of course, marketing. Given how new and versatile the role is, product marketing management is also probably the least standardized role in tech companies, which makes the process of becoming a PMM quite obtuse and vague.

Launch to sell – leverage sales enablement to maximize product launches

Inside Intercom

Shipping product fast and often means more opportunities for Sales to delight customers and engage with prospects. But your sales team needs a lot more than an email on launch day to maximize the opportunities that product launches present. Here at Intercom, Sales Enablement is responsible for ensuring sales reps have the skills and resources they need to capitalize on product launches. How different is it to what’s available on the market?

How 3 product marketing managers execute product releases

Roadmunk

While product managers puppeteer a product journey end-to-end, product marketing managers tend to be the masterminds behind releasing said product to market. Despite this generally accepted understanding, coordinating product releases of any size can still get messy. So we spoke to three product marketing managers to explain how they approach product releases while working in conjunction with product management.

How to Become an Associate Product Marketing Manager (APMM)

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

The Associate Product Marketing Manager (APMM), program is Google’s global, renowned early-career program, which was started in 2003 by Marissa Mayer at a similar time she started the Associate Product Manager (APM) program. It was designed to help build future business leaders in the Marketing organization at Google. The APMM Program provides the skills needed to become a world-class digital Marketer. APMMs are passionate about technology and marketing.

The Art of Developing Your Launch Strategy

Actuation Consulting

No matter how awesome your product, without a well-conceived launch strategy, it will likely sputter off the launch pad. What Is a Launch Strategy? Your product launch strategy delineates the approach you plan to take in getting your product to market. You can start ruminating over what to include in your launch strategy as early as the conception phase. 1 – Who are your top priority audiences for the product?

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

Business of Software Conference

“You’ve got a cool product, but nobody understands it. They compare your products with those that are nothing like it.” 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. As an executive consultant, April Dunford brings 25 years of marketing experience to the table with this book.

What does the product marketing manager do? Segment, Airbnb and Upwork experience

The Product Coalition

the main person in the Product team for Dashly. People like Dmitry are usually called Product Managers., they are responsible for new features, product development and only they decide if users really need this or that feature (jk, they make customer development based decisions). Those of you who read our book already know her Elena is a Product Marketing Manager. So it means that PMM’s main goal is to deliver the value of the product to the market.

How to use betas to launch killer products

Mixpanel

I’m Prachi Wadekar, a Product Manager on Mixpanel’s data infrastructure team. In this blog post I’ll share why we launch features in phases and make customer feedback the primary input for determining readiness. Many Product Managers struggle to prioritize their time each day because there is so much they could do. We also use Salesforce where our go-to-market teams log “product gaps.” Mixpanel PMs solve these challenging problems by launching great products.

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Three Keys to a Successful Product Rollout

Proficientz

A product rollout is mostly tactical in nature and is focused primarily on internal readiness that prepares a company to market, sell, implement and support a new product, whereas a product launch is the execution of a marketing communications plan designed to call the markets attention to your value proposition. A successful rollout tees up a successful launch. To that end, a successful rollout sets the stage for a killer product launch.

Product Manager Interview Questions — You Asked, We Answered

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Last month, we presented the co-hosted AIPMM webinar, Get Hired: Interview Like a Pro for a Product Manager Job (Remotely!). You can view the accompanying blog post to download the Product Manager Interview: How to Get Hired Planner and Workbook. Product Launches.

Lean Market Validation: 10 Ways to Rapidly Test Your Startup Idea

ProductPlan

In 2016 I gave a talk on lean market validation at the opening night of Startup Weekend at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I believe that the tactics can help both entrepreneurs and product managers launch better products with a higher chance of succeeding in the market.

Product Manager vs. Project Manager: Tackling the Differences

280 Group

One of the questions I frequently get asked when training our Optimal Product Management and Product Marketing Training (OPM) course is, “What’s the difference between a Product Manager and a Project Manager?” Today I want to tackle this question, but also talk more about the vital relationship between Product Managers and Project Managers that can make both successful in their roles. What is a Product Manager? Product Management

Product Roadmap Prioritization — You Asked, We Answered

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This month, we presented the webinar, 5 Secrets to Prioritizing Your Product Roadmap (The Right Way!). From a product management perspective, you’ll want to focus on supporting the business unit strategy. Features, Roadmap Building, and Launch. Product Roadmaps

Launching A New Product? Don’t Forget The Rest Of The Company.

The Product Coalition

Align everyone in sales, marketing, product, customer success, and professional services. Photo by Jungwoo Hong on Unsplash You’ve been planning this launch and everyone involved in the process knows everything they need to know. So, how do make sure you have identified everything that needs to be done before the launch and assigned it to the right people? The secret to a successful product launch is in the consistency of the process.

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Successful Product Management is All About Collaboration

Amplitude

Many people think technical knowledge is the most important quality in a product management team. That’s what I thought when I came to product management with a background in engineering. Your product is unlikely to be liked if you can’t put yourself in your customers’ shoes. .

How To Launch A Product or Feature To Maximize Growth

Brian Balfour

To this day, you can still not sign up and instantly gain access to their product. Yet, they have received more press, word of mouth, and funding than 95%+ of other products. Because they've done the exact opposite of what most do for product and feature launches. Right now someone, or an entire team, inside your company is probably pouring a ton of energy and thought into a new product or feature launch. Describe a step by step process on how to launch.

Dissecting Product Management Job Titles

BrainMates

Anytime the topic of Product Management roles and responsibilities is discussed, you can guarantee that you’ll elicit excitable responses and conflicting opinions. The spectrum of job titles and descriptions used to describe the work of Product Management is so broad and varied. It’s almost impossible to create standardised job tasks for each type of product role. Our inability to agree on a set of standardised job tasks doesn’t bode well for Product Management in Australia.

3 Easy Steps To New Product Adoption

Userpilot

So, you’ve successfully launched a product and now you’re planning to launch a new product within the category. We’re here to give you ideas for your new product adoption. If you’ve already achieved product-market fit with your first product, you might think that you can easily achieve it with your new one. If product launches were easy, then everyone’s product would be a hit. The Launch.

What is PARO? Product Activation Rate Optimization – how to activate more users and achieve higher growth

Userpilot

If you’re a SaaS company that wants to grow faster, you should definitely be thinking about Product Activation Rate Optimization: raising the percentage of users who stick around long enough to experience the value of your product. What is Product Activation?

Product Discovery Techniques

Product Bookshelf

Strong product teams use a variety of product discovery techniques to identify and address risk. What is Product Discovery. A key theme in Inspired is that strong product teams practices separate discovery and delivery activities. Product Discovery phases.

5 Factors to Consider When Building Your Product Strategy

Amplitude

When it comes to product strategy, there is so much conflicting advice that getting started can be confusing. Besides being vague or gimmicky, another common product strategy pitfall is to list tactics as an overall strategy. Think of product strategy as a hypothesis to be tested.

Intercom on Product: Meet your marketer

Inside Intercom

On this episode of Intercom on Product myself and Paul (Adams, our SVP of Product) delve into how product teams can and should partner with their marketing team peers. Product people need to think end to end. Today’s episode is actually about marketing.

Method Implementation for Cross-Functional Teams (Pragmatic Live Transcripts)

Pragmatic Marketing

How do you create a cohesive approach to product methodology when working with cross-functional teams? Neal Watkins of BAE Systems gives us his advice based on his five year experience with his product team at BAE and describes his newly defined processes, the importance of a universal language within a company, and how he’s learned that the correct input drives the correct output in regard to creating products that customers love. Marketing.

Method Implementation for Cross-Functional Teams (Pragmatic Live Transcripts)

Pragmatic Marketing

How do you create a cohesive approach to product methodology when working with cross-functional teams? Neal Watkins of BAE Systems gives us his advice based on his five year experience with his product team at BAE and describes his newly defined processes, the importance of a universal language within a company, and how he’s learned that the correct input drives the correct output in regard to creating products that customers love. Marketing.

Product Management for Dummies

Product Bookshelf

Whether you’re new to product management, want to add to your skills, are hiring product managers, or creating a product management process this book has something for you. Product Management For Dummies by Brian Lawley and Pamela Schure. Although the title makes is sound like a book for beginners, Product Management for Dummies has a lot to offer product managers at any level. Product management as a topic is vast. The Whole Product.

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The Ultimate List of Product Leaders You Must Follow (UPDATED)

The Product Coalition

Who are the best product managers? Check out the ultimate list of famous product managers you must follow to get the latest product news and inspiration. In a world with such flows, you need some reliable figures to guide you: you need the best product managers. If you want to stay on top of all things tech and product, follow these famous product managers across networks. 29 Product Leaders You Must Follow Julie Zhuo is Product Design VP at Facebook.

Product Management 2019: Year In Review

ProductPlan

There are so many changes happening in product management as I write this, and the evolution only seems to be accelerating. With your support, we dove into the most result-driven strategies, popular frameworks, and groundbreaking leaders who changed the product management landscape. As the year comes to a close, I’d like to reflect on some product management trends I’ve observed and reveal a few exciting things we’ll be writing about next year in the product management space.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to Be Acquired)

ProductPlan

Product. Product. Product Marketing. Short of going public, the goal of many companies is being acquired by a deep-pocketed, larger company with a complementary set of products. But the chances of product team members getting a life-changing windfall are pretty slim. Your old goal of improving the product to increase growth and usage now has a new friend riding shotgun—integrating with your new corporate overlords. Multiple Product Roadmap.

Are North Star Metrics Leading You Astray?

ProductPlan

Product. Product. Product Marketing. How can specialization and product-level focus marry up with the overlying objectives the company has defined and is measuring itself against? The North Star Metric (NSM) is the single metric that best captures the core value that your product delivers to customers. For example, Amplitude’s North Star Metric attempts to see how many users are realizing true value from their product on a frequent basis. Support.