Product Manager vs Product Marketing Manager

280 Group

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

280 Group

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. Inbound (Product Management) spends most of their time with engineering teams and customers, making critical decisions and ensuring that everything gets done to bring customer-focused products to market. Customer and Market Research.

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Brand Identity For Product Management & Product Marketing: 5 Components

Proficientz

Strong brand identity builds trust and motivates people to buy your products and services. In B2B organizations the same concepts apply to product management and product marketing teams for the same reasons. Engineers get paid to design and build products, and so on.

4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy

Mind the Product

Developing your product strategy and communicating your product roadmap is a continual improvement process. The post 4 Ways to Level-up your Product Strategy appeared first on Mind the Product.

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

When it comes to delivering a solid product/market fit, customer validation is key. After all, you want to provide customers with a product that not only fills the need, but is delightful -- right? To get there, you need to commit to a vital blend of market research, strategy, and user testing. Join John Little, Head of Product Marketing at Centercode, as he explains a two-part approach to customer validation. First, how do you strategically identify your top product areas that need attention prior to release. And second, how do you turn user data into strategic priorities that help the right teams make the right decisions.

Product/Market Fit is Failing Because of Your Company Structure

Mind the Product

Did you know that 42% of startups fail because no one wants to buy their product? For corporations, nearly 80% of new products fail each year for the exact same reason. So why are we still developing products no one wants? Product experts have tried to tackle this issue but they gloss over the impact a company’s structure and leadership team have on product/market fit. Who owns Product/Market fit – Marketing, Sales, or Business?

Strategic Product Marketing: One Small Move, Three Big Benefits

Proficientz

A strategic product marketing function can be created with one simple move that pays three big dividends to the organization. Many product marketing professionals in B2B have long felt like the sales tools on-demand department and rightfully so. It’s a tough rut to climb out of when product marketing is perceived as a tactical extension of product management, tasked with little more than mobilizing product value propositions to drive sales.

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

Proficientz

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.

Why You Need A Product Marketer Right Now & How To Hire Them

Userpilot

Product Marketing is a fairly new domain and the role of ‘Product Marketing Manager’ differs greatly from organization to organization. To help the confused folks considering hiring a Product Marketer (and the equally confused folks trying to get a job as one) – we’ve interviewed 10+ Product Marketers and come up with a guide to the role, skills and hiring a rockstar Product Marketing Manager! Product Adoption.

On Product Marketing at Uber

Pragmatic Marketing

revolutionized the direct transportation market. Laura Jones is head of product marketing at Uber and recently participated in an AMA on influencing the product roadmap via Sharebird , a place to see how people at top companies do product marketing. In the AMA, Jones offered insights into how product marketing works at Uber, along with tips and advice for other professionals in the field. Collaborating with Product Management.

On Product Marketing at Uber

Pragmatic Marketing

revolutionized the direct transportation market. Laura Jones is head of product marketing at Uber and recently participated in an AMA on influencing the product roadmap via Sharebird , a place to see how people at top companies do product marketing. In the AMA, Jones offered insights into how product marketing works at Uber, along with tips and advice for other professionals in the field. Collaborating with Product Management.

Product Marketing vs. Product Management

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

So, what’s the difference between a Product Manager (PM) and a Product Marketing Manager (PMM)? Both Product Managers and Product Marketing Managers often work very closely together and share project ownership, they generally have different sets of responsibilities that require different skill sets. PMs are ultimately accountable for the product's success or failure. The PMM helps build the value proposition and positioning of the product.

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?

Using The Bounce Rate Test For Measuring Your Product/Market Fit

The Product Coalition

The bounce rate is the percentage of users who visit a page on your product (for example, your home page) and then leave it before taking any primary action, such as registration or starting a free demo. 45%, for B2B products it is 25%?—?55%,

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.

Product Strategy Lessons From Henry Ford

The Product Coalition

In our world, this would have been considered a great product strategy. As you are reading this, replace Ford’s car with your own product. Marketing needs to know exactly who the target audience is and what value proposition to talk about. No product serves everyone.

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

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.

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. Current products sustain your business. Next products assure growth and future products assure long-term viability. The product marketing role is focused on current products and next products.

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. Current products sustain your business. Next products assure growth and future products assure long-term viability. The product marketing role is focused on current products and next products.

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.

Traffic and Product Market Fit Are Key Determinants for Your Product Strategy

The Product Coalition

A lot of the balance of innovation and optimization depends on the stage of your company and how many people are coming to your product. Your level of product-market fit is also very important. If you have a product where you know that users are engaged and likely to use the product, then entering a phase of optimization makes a lot more sense. growth product-marketing innovation product-management growth-hacking

How to Find Product/Market Fit: A Practical Guide

The Product Coalition

One thing above all makes a successful startup: people who purchase and love the product. If you have that, it means you’ve managed to offer the market exactly what it needs or, in other words, achieved a product/market fit (PMF). What are the steps you need to take to identify your product/market fit? In this guide, we’ll answer these questions and give you a step-by-step guide on how to achieve, measure and test product/market fit.

Product Pricing (3/4): Strategy

The Product Coalition

3 Must-Know Pricing Strategies and the Inputs to Drive Them Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». product-marketing pricing pricing-strategy marketing 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.

Using Sean Ellis Test for Measuring Your Product/Market Fit

The Product Coalition

Using Sean Ellis Test For Measuring Your Product/Market Fit Sean Ellis, who is the author of “ Hacking Growth ,” as well as the first marketer at Dropbox and the guy who coined the phrase “ growth hacking ,” has a simple technique that helps product teams to measure whether they reached their product/market fit or not. The main question of this survey and its possible options are the following: How would you feel if you could no longer use [product]?

Day In The Life: Google Product Marketing Manager

PMLesson's Ace the PM Interview

Robin was a Product Marketing Manager at Google and now a Product Manager at Google. He'll deep-dive on what a typical day as a Google Product Marketing Manager looks like. I worked in Product Marketing at Google for 5 years across 3 different continents across consumer products like Google Search in the U.S to business products like Google My Business and Google Ads in India. Based on the meeting I had with the Product Manager.

Tips for Effective Product Strategy Reviews

Roman Pichler

Hold Regular Product Strategy Reviews. A product strategy , like any other plan, is subject to change. How changeable your strategy is, depends on your product’s life cycle stage. As long as your product hasn’t reached product-market fit, the strategy is usually volatile. Contrast this with a mature product , which tends to have a more stable product strategy. What would make your product perform better?

The Ultimate In-App Marketing Guide for Product Marketers in 2019

Userpilot

In-app marketing – Everyone’s doing it in bits and pieces. This guide will give you a holistic idea of in-app marketing, what to improve and how to attract, acquire and retain more users. Ultimately, using in-app marketing to retain customers and upsell to your users is a no-brainer. In this in-app marketing guide, I’m going to explain why in-app marketing is so important, and how you can use it to improve customer retention. Referral Marketing.

The Four Primary Components of Product Marketing

Innovatemap

Product marketers are indispensable to the success of a product company. They’re a rare blend of sales, marketing, communications, product team, and subject-matter expertise. They articulate your product’s purpose and play a critical role in scaling that unique positioning across your team. But… what do product marketers do? And to simplify product marketing, I’ll use something we’re all familiar with: Fast food.

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. This may sound like a platitude (it sorta is) but it implicitly highlights the cross-functional nature of the product marketer's job," Cuttica said.

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. This may sound like a platitude (it sorta is) but it implicitly highlights the cross-functional nature of the product marketer's job," Cuttica said.

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

Proficientz

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.

How Product Managers Measure Product-Market Fit

ProductPlan

Problems yearn for solutions, needs long to be met, and markets are waiting to be addressed. This reality beckons startups and established firms to introduce new products that will scratch that itch and deliver satisfaction. Whether the products they offer (and the price they sell them for) match the demand is (part of) where product-market fit comes in. Knowing when you don’t have product-market fit is simple. Getting to Product-Market Fit.

The Misunderstood Opportunity of Product Marketing

Innovatemap

“What is product marketing?” . It’s understandable; product marketing suffers from a vague title that causes many to assume that it is interchangeable with marketing. This, however, is a misconception that does a disservice to the success of a product. Product marketers are a rare blend of marketing, sales savvy, communications, product team knowledge, and subject-matter expertise. So, where does product marketing live?

10 Tips for Creating Successful Product Marketing Content

Pragmatic Marketing

By its nature, content marketing focuses on customer relationships, branding and thought leadership. Product marketing is a bit different. Here, the goal is to create interest in your products and educate consumers about them. Know the Difference Between Product and Content Marketing. Both product and content marketing have a place in your overall strategy. Much of content marketing focuses on brand building and relationships.

10 Tips for Creating Successful Product Marketing Content

Pragmatic Marketing

By its nature, content marketing focuses on customer relationships, branding and thought leadership. Product marketing is a bit different. Here, the goal is to create interest in your products and educate consumers about them. Know the Difference Between Product and Content Marketing. Both product and content marketing have a place in your overall strategy. Much of content marketing focuses on brand building and relationships.

Using Net Promoter Score (NPS) for Measuring Your Product/Market Fit

The Product Coalition

When it comes to measuring customer satisfaction with your product, the Net Promoter Score (NPS) can be one of the most important metrics you should pay attention to. I consider it an essential customer relationship measure for every product company and find this system yet another relevant technique for measuring the product/market fit. They tend to be returning users, frequent buyers, and generally people who will refer the product to others.

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.

Hiring Enterprise Sales Teams Ahead of Product/Market Fit

The Product Coalition

A pattern I’ve seen 4 or 5 times seems worth describing, since other folks may be experiencing it: a very early-stage B2B/enterprise company brings on a full sales team before finding product/market fit. It’s easy to write this off as a personality or staffing issue (“If only we had stronger product managers… If only our field sales reps were more flexible…”) rather than a structural challenge where both Sales and Product/Engineering are set up for failure.