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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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%.”

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.

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.

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

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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.

Customer transitions are funny and exciting beasts in the enterprise product world!

bpma ProductHub

Product teams at vendors are tripping over themselves trying to get customers to use the latest products and features. Yes,… Product MarketingBy Saikrishna Chavali – You learn the power of status quo, and the challenges our power users face within their own firms. But not everybody thinks as such. Not because customers don’t want the “best experience”.

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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ProductCamp Boston 2018

bpma ProductHub

The World’s Largest Crowdsourced Product Management & Product Marketing Conference. Register today for ProductCamp Once again, the world’s largest product management and product marketingProduct Marketing bostonproduct Product Management ProductCampWhat to Expect at ProductCamp 2018.

Product-market fit – and other innovation insights for product managers Oct 20, 2017

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. 6 steps to product-market fit. (1) Liberal arts as a path to product management. Interviews for Product Managers and Innovators.

How Product Teams Understand Customer Needs for Innovation; Upcoming Product Management and Product Marketing Events

Good Product Manager

How Product Teams Understand Customer Needs for Innovation. My colleague Rachel Young and I have been conducting research for the past year on how b-to-b organizations understand customer needs and apply them to product innovation. Upcoming Product Management and Product Marketing Events. This is one of the few events anywhere that is truly focused specifically on product management leaders and executives. Product Management

A Lean Alternative to a Business Plan: Documenting Your Product/Market Fit Hypotheses

Sachin Rekhi

It championed the creation of minimal viable products (MVPs) as well as pivots when necessary to quickly adjust directions. Here is what I typically capture when initially documenting a startup's product/market fit hypotheses: 1.

Getting to the Top in Product Marketing and Product Management

All About Product Management

The introduction on what is product management/marketing is quite succinct and bang on target. Many of the points resonated with me especially the frequent referrals to the importance of the customer in developing your product offering.

How Product Teams Understand Customer Needs for Innovation; Upcoming Product Management and Product Marketing Events

Good Product Manager

How Product Teams Understand Customer Needs for Innovation. My colleague Rachel Young and I have been conducting research for the past year on how b-to-b organizations understand customer needs and apply them to product innovation. Upcoming Product Management and Product Marketing Events. This is one of the few events anywhere that is truly focused specifically on product management leaders and executives. Product Management

Breaking into PM

bpma ProductHub

Wondering how to “crack the code” for a career in Product Management? Whether you’re a newbie in the job market or transitioning from a different role, here are some tips from seasoned Product Managers. Top 10 Pieces of Product Management Career Advice – By Kimberly Berls As product managers, we all have lots of questions… Product Marketing Breaking into Product Management Product Management

Three Tips for Aligning Product Management and Product Marketing; Join me in Austin and San Francisco this Fall

Good Product Manager

Three Tips for Aligning Product Management and Product Marketing. Over the past several months, I’ve led several roundtables in different cities on the topic of how to align product management and product marketing – as the subject has attracted a lot of interest from both product management and portfolio marketing (including product, solution, segment and services marketing) leaders.

3 Tests for Great Product Messaging

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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.