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AMA: Google Head of Marketing, Google Maps Platform, Madeline Ng on Product Launches

September 28 @ 9:00AM PST
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Google Head of Marketing, Google Maps Platform, Madeline Ng on Product Launches
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Madeline Ng
Madeline Ng
Google Global Head of Marketing, Google Maps PlatformSeptember 28
The key here is to invent the wheel once, and then modify it if and when there are changes to the type of launch. This will make your life a lot easier and more predictable, and help all the stakeholders you work with also have an easier time. We start each launch with the same playbook - a se......Read More
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Madeline Ng
Madeline Ng
Google Global Head of Marketing, Google Maps PlatformSeptember 28
My initial reaction to this question was - why would you do this? :D If you are asking a customer to make a big effort, your overall benefits should far outweigh the work needed to achieve it. So instead of "some benefits, big effort" you're really targeting "some effort, big benefits." But I ......Read More
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Madeline Ng
Madeline Ng
Google Global Head of Marketing, Google Maps PlatformSeptember 28
This is a really interesting question! I work in B2B and always think about the channel relative to the goal of the message. For broadcasting a message to the widest possible audience, I find comms/PR to be a very effective way of communicating with users. If you're looking to gain reach and h......Read More
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Madeline Ng
Madeline Ng
Google Global Head of Marketing, Google Maps PlatformSeptember 28
Landing is everything, but can oddly become an afterthought in the eyes of an organization. It just doesn't have the same sizzle as a launch, right? But landing is where you get the business impact and that is, after all, our goal. "Standard" metrics are a bit challenging to identify because t......Read More
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Madeline Ng
Madeline Ng
Google Global Head of Marketing, Google Maps PlatformSeptember 28
It sounds like this conversation is around pre-launching products that need to go live to further the company or portfolio's narrative among your customers, or other key opinion formers in your space. I believe you can only launch a product once. Pre-launches are tricky because you get one spl......Read More
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