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. What are upstream and downstream products?

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?

ABM and How It Can Optimize Product Marketing

280 Group

Product marketers driving account-based marketing (ABM) programs operate with a different thought process when it comes to marketing to individual accounts because they think more like sales people. Product Marketing Methodology Sales Webinar

Using Return On Marketing Investment to Optimize Product Marketing

280 Group

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. Product Marketing Data Methodology Metrics

Iterate Your Way to a Top Analytics Product Experience

Speaker: Richard Cheng, Associate Product Manager, Mark43

To fix traditionally paper-heavy and error-prone processes, they needed a secure and easy-to-use product experience that simplified and unified crime data collection and management. Haarthi Sadasivam, Technical Product Marketing Manager at Looker will join the conversation on best practices.

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. From a product perspective, we can simplify this as current products, next products and future products. 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. From a product perspective, we can simplify this as current products, next products and future products. Roles Before Titles.

Three Roles of Product Marketing

Under10 Playbook

Over the years I’ve seen product management teams focused increasingly on the technical aspects of the product, serving more as development managers than product managers, and neglecting business strategy and go-to-market responsibilities.

Mastering the Problem Space for Product/Market Fit by Dan Olsen

Mind the Product

The term Product/Market Fit was coined by Marc Andreesen back in 2007 and it’s been a key goal for any new product or startup ever since. The Product/Market Fit Pyramid.

David Daniels on Product Marketing

Under10 Playbook

My friend David Daniels is one of the top minds in product marketing. He and I have had many a long talk on process and roles and the lines between product management and product marketing.

More Than Great Products: A Journey to Product/Market Fit

Mind the Product

Once upon a time I believed that to be a successful product manager, I simply had to create great products. For years I’ve helped my clients create new digital products and services for their customers. The second time round, I started with a market.

Product Marketing at Stack Overflow – Alexa Scordato

Mind the Product

Alexa Scordato is the VP of marketing at Stack Overflow. In Alexa’s presentation at ProductTank NYC, she talks about the importance of brand and marketing. She states that there are not enough conversations about the intersection of product and marketing. Marketing Stack.

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?

The Ideal Product Marketing Candidate for B2B

Proficientz – Product Management University

This sample product marketing job description just might ruffle a few feathers. First, it’s not your typical “get the product off the shelf” job description. Second, there may be people in product marketing roles that don’t meet the requirements. B2B Product Marketing Job Description. Add these criteria to your next product marketing job posting and see what happens. where products are used. Product Marketing 2.0.

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Connecting Strategic Plans to Product, Marketing & Sales Execution Plans in 3 Steps

bpma ProductHub

By John Mansour – Most organizations have strategic plans that include goals for revenue growth, new customers, market share and other quantifiable metrics. But a huge disconnect often exists between the corporate strategic plan and tactical product, marketing and sales plans. When that’s the case, the organization loses tremendous momentum because all disciplines are… Product Strategy

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. Yaroslav Stepanenko, Product Marketing Manager at Setapp.com in front of our early customer acquisition funnel performance stats.

Fire and Fury and Product Marketing

Under10 Playbook

The book launch of Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff teaches much about today’s growth marketing and newsjacking. While product teams have been adopting agile practices, most marketing teams are still quite waterfall, wanting months and months of planning time.

The Testing Mindset – How to Find Product/Market fit

Mind the Product

The smarter your investment in testing, the better your chances of product success. Here’s what we’ve learned based on our experience of adopting a testing mindset and seeing your way through innovative product development. Product/Market fit Cannot be Planned. So it’s very important to define your measurements for success, especially when building new products. In the end it is almost always about finding product/market fit.

The Value of a Product Marketing Roadmap: It’s Like Deep-Sea Fishing for Sales

Proficientz – Product Management University

A product marketing roadmap for sales is like a popular technique used in deep sea fishing. Has product marketing taken your salesforce deep sea fishing this year? Your product marketing roadmap is the equivalent to sonar on a fishing boat. If product marketing considers sales it’s primary customer, here are three things it should do every year to boost their success rate.

How Product Marketing Roadmaps Drive Sales | Shifting Market, Shifting Strategy | Agile: We’ve Come Full Circle

Proficientz – Product Management University

The B2B Product Manager Magazine August 2018 is now available. This month we explore the value of a product marketing roadmap to sales. It’s not a staple in most B2B organizations but it’s just as important to your near-term revenue as a product roadmap is to your longer-term growth. In This Issue: Blog: High-Octane Product Management. The Value of a Product Marketing Roadmap: It’s Like Deep-Sea Fishing for Sales.

Podcast Ep. 23: How to Validate Product-Market Fit

Sequent Learning

Masters of product management is a podcast series that captures the ideas, commentary, and lessons learned from product management thought leaders across the globe. Key points: 1) A product will only succeed if it solves a customer problem and presents a compelling value proposition.

Product Management vs. Product Marketing – The Clearest Distinction

Proficientz – Product Management University

What’s the easiest way to distinguish product management from product marketing? Product marketing (and sales) own this year’s revenue. Product management owns next year’s growth. That’s not to say that product marketing doesn’t contribute to, participate in, or even lead strategic planning efforts. The Ideal Product Marketing Manager. A New Class of B2B Product Manager.

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. Each product marketing leader walks us through a typical product launch.

Podcast Ep. 23: How to Validate Product-Market Fit

Sequent Learning

Masters of Product Management is a podcast series that captures the ideas, commentary, and lessons learned from product management thought leaders across the globe. To bring your product strategy to […]. BLOG PRODUCT MANAGEMENT Steven Haines

ClassPass’ Founder on How Marketplace Startups Can Achieve Product/Market Fit

First Round Review

It's rarely a straight line to product/market fit. Here are ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia's hard-won tips for marketplace startups that helped her guide her company from a near-bust to a $470M game-changer. Continue reading at First Round Review »

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

Under10 Playbook

I’m often asked to differentiate product marketing from marketing (or marketing communications, if you prefer). This effort gets confusing for most because of the term “marketing.” ” For many of us, marketing is a philosophy.

How to Determine Product-Market Fit using Cohort Retention Analysis

Aptrinsic

A cohort retention analysis is a helpful tool for product teams to understand how many of their users return to their product and after what period of time. Being able to answer each of these questions is critical to delivering the best customer experience and successful product.

Win/loss analysis: the product marketer's most powerful tool

Under10 Playbook

There’s one special form of research that many product marketing managers are neglecting—and they’re missing a great tool. Smart product marketing managers use win/loss as a tool to document and measure the buying process.

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7 Metrics Every Product Marketing Manager Should Know

Pragmatic Marketing

One of the most common ways to measure the performance of a product marketing manager is by the number of leads she generates. What’s needed is a way to check on the health of the product, to monitor its vitals. Product marketing managers (and their bosses) are often confused about what is important and what isn’t important to track. This post helps to unpack that dilemma into a starting set of metrics which show the health of a product.

Video: The Hunt for Product/Market Fit

Sachin Rekhi

Video: The Hunt for Product/Market Fit. Slides: The Hunt for Product/Market Fit. Last month I was asked to come by Pivotal Labs to share my learnings on finding product/market fit.

You can’t do product marketing without product

Under10 Playbook

In a recent discussion I was shocked by a claim made by a product marketing manager: "Product marketing in B2B is harder than B2C because we can’t use the product.". Yes, I agree it is hard to market products that you don’t understand. You simply can’t do product marketing without knowing the product. You simply can’t do product marketing without knowing the product.

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Creating a “Customer Value” Culture, Powered by Product Management & Product Marketing

Proficientz – Product Management University

There’s a big difference between products that deliver tactical value to users and an organization that delivers strategic value to the customer organization from the top down (customer value driven). Delivering strategic value is so much bigger than a product. No one in your organization is jumping out of bed everyday totally juiced to help you “become the market leader,” or “become a billion-dollar organization,” or “grow by 30%.”

Connecting Strategic Plans to Product, Marketing & Sales Execution Plans in 3 Steps

Proficientz – Product Management University

Most organizations have strategic plans that include goals for revenue growth, new customers, market share and other quantifiable metrics. But a huge disconnect often exists between the corporate strategic plan and tactical product, marketing and sales plans. In most cases, strategic plans are 100% inward facing — our revenue, our profitability, our market share, our profitability, our technology, etc. Blog Portfolio Strategy & Product Planning

Business Leaders look to Product Culture

bpma ProductHub

Friend and Co-Founder of Sense and Respond Press, Josh Seiden, told me it was great, but when I went the first time last year I think I was expecting an event for the CFOs and financial analysts of large companies all… Product MarketingBy Bruce McCarthy – I was completely wrong about the Business of Software conference.

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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. From a product perspective, we can simplify this as current products, next products and future products. Roles Before Titles.

How Do You Know If You've Achieved Product/Market Fit?

Sachin Rekhi

Marc Andreessen initially introduced the concept of product/market fit in this post published in 2007. Marc Andreessen wrote: Product/market fit means being in a good market with a product that can satisfy that market.

Why You Can Never Achieve Product-Market Fit (and Why That’s Okay)

The Product Coalition

A Certain Success Product-Market Fit, as made popular by the great Sean Ellis , is a concept that revolves around a simple assumption. The assumption is that if you can create a product that fits perfectly with a specific market, then you’re onto a winner.

The Hunt for Product/Market Fit

Sachin Rekhi

The hunt for finding product/market fit in an early-stage startup is an elusive one, often fraught with chaos, and certainly never easy. I've led the hunt for product/market fit in 3 startups that I co-founded and also had the opportunity to do so for 3 new products launched at established tech giants LinkedIn and Microsoft.

Lessons Learned in 33 Years in the Software Industry

bpma ProductHub

This year, Business of Software Conference USA is in Boston,… Product Marketing Community Product Management Resources Feedback research Usability Design Communication Innovation Product Strategy B2B B2C SoftwareSeth Godin on Making Software Seth Godin spoke at Business of Software Conference USA last year to share some of the many lessons that he has learned in his 33 years in the software industry. You can watch the talk or read a transcript here.

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Product-market fit–and other innovation observations for product managers June 8, 2018

Product Innovation Educators

Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes. Product-market fit case studies. Product-market fit is about finding an area where value is created for a group of customers – a market.

TEI 179: The specific steps for finding product-market fit – with Dan Olsen

Product Innovation Educators

How product managers scale the pyramid to product success. Product management and innovation is about creating value for customers by solving a problem they have. We accomplish this through a tangible product or an intangible service.

How to Design Your Customer Validation to Maximize Product/Market Fit

Sachin Rekhi

In my previous post I detailed how I typically go about documenting the initial set of product/market fit hypotheses for an early stage startup and each of the key elements that are important to capture as part of it. How do they prefer to engage with products like yours?

How to Find Product-Market Fit Before You Design Anything

UserTesting

Product-market fit doesn’t happen by magic. Product

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