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Product Marketing Rule #23: Successful Channel Plans Start with Strategy

Product Marketing Rule #23 from the best-selling book, 42 Rules of Product Marketing, was written by Mara Krieps, Founder and Principal, Pivotal Product Management Success in channel planning requires near-perfect alignment with company strategy Successful channel planning consists of managing distribution channel partners and developing channel marketing programs. In working with both large and small product organizations, I’ve found that novice Product Marketing Managers (PMMs) tend to view the scope of channel management as a series of promotional programs to be planned and…[continue reading]

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Product Management Rule #23: Make Sure You Have Clear Priorities

Product Management Rule #23 from the best-selling book, 42 Rules of Product Management, was written by Dan Olsen, Co-Founder and CEO, YourVersion The best product teams are crystal clear about their priorities at every point in time and are adept at quickly changing their priorities when they need to. Make Sure You Have Clear Priorities We’ve all seen PRDs that list ten (or more) “high priority” product features. What are feature lists like this really saying? They’re really saying, “We weren’t sure…[continue reading]

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Product Marketing Rule #21: Help Your Sales Team Communicate Your Message

Product Marketing Rule #21 from the best-selling book, 42 Rules of Product Marketing, was written by Tom Evans, Principal Consultant, Lûcrum Marketing Product Marketing Managers must own the message and make sure all market facing employees understand the message and know how to communicate it. In my 25+ years of business experience in both sales and product marketing roles, I have experienced too many instances in which the sales team was provided some marketing collateral and a product presentation. Then people wished them…[continue reading]

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Product Management Rule #22: Write It Down

Product Management Rule #22 from the best-selling book, 42 Rules of Product Management, was written by Sarah Rosenbaum Gaeta; Senior Director of Content Product Management & Sales Enablement, Plastic Logic To be the product leader—which a good product manager is—you need a record Nothing is worse than a product manager who keeps everything in their head and shares nothing materially with others. Your job is to document, document, document, and then go back and clarify, clarify, clarify. Your PRDs (product…[continue reading]