Category Creation

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Anthony Kennada
Anthony Kennada
AudiencePlus CEOJanuary 28
It may be a controversial pov, but my perspective is that the analyst community is getting disrupted by DTC user review sites like G2, TrustRadius, and the others. Customer voice is just as powerful as it's ever been, but now, there are increasingly more and more ways to access that customer voic......Read More
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Diego Lomanto
Diego Lomanto
Ada Chief Marketing OfficerMay 11
There are a host of good training options out there. Sharebird is a good place to start and you can google alternatives as well. I mentioned a few books earlier on as well - Al Ries and Jack Trout and it's called "Positioning: The Battle for your Mind" and "Obviously Awesome: How to Nail Product ......Read More
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Diego Lomanto
Diego Lomanto
Ada Chief Marketing OfficerMay 11
Hi - yes - I definitely recommend sharebird's resources. I also love a few books on positioning. First the classic book here is from Al Ries and Jack Trout and it's called "Positioning: The Battle for your Mind." I also recommend "Obviously Awesome: How to Nail Product Positioning so Customers Ge......Read More
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Kevin Garcia
Kevin Garcia
Anthropic Product Marketing LeaderApril 16
As a rule of thumb, you should always test your messaging. The level of rigor and criteria for success should be sized appropriately the higher you go in the messaging hierarchy. For this answer, I’ll use a pretty simple messaging hierarchy: * Company-level: Who are you and what do you do? * ......Read More
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Abhishek Anbazhagan
Abhishek Anbazhagan
Palo Alto Networks Product Marketing Manager, CortexSeptember 5
While all marketing aims to solve a customer problem. When it comes to category creation, you are going to focus a significant portion of your time convincing Analysts and Press that your articulation of the problem is unique and hasn't been done before. You then use your product-adoption/sale......Read More
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Nipul Chokshi
Nipul Chokshi
Fourth CMOSeptember 8
I found that making the shift to “solutions” or “platform” requires becoming more business outcome focused in terms of your messaging. Rather than speak to individual user-level features/benefits (e.g. “the app launches 2x as fast”) you want to speak to the business impact that it delivers (e.g. ......Read More
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Pranav Deshpande
Pranav Deshpande
Vanta Senior Product Marketing ManagerMay 10
I've written about this in detail on my blog here, so I'll summarize my thoughts below! Messaging and positioning work is never complete, so always treat your positioning doc as a living document that will evolve with your business. The framework I like to use involves starting with jobs to be......Read More
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David Esber
David Esber
Twilio Senior Director, Product MarketingOctober 26
My first question is: what's the reason for not relying on your revenue org? Is there a lack of trust, challenges with prioritization, or something else? The best, most differentiated positioning means nothing if it's not being used throughout the customer journey – and since the majority of mark......Read More
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Nikhil Balaraman
Nikhil Balaraman
Roofstock Senior Director Product MarketingMarch 21
Well first of all, it’s always tough to be a team of one. You are definitely going to have to ruthlessly prioritize and as a team of one, it can be easy to get stuck as the sales content/collateral & product launch factory. So with the spare time that you have, I think a few things that can help ......Read More
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Vivek Asija
Vivek Asija
Heap Sr. Director, Product MarketingJune 9
One of the biggest mistakes I see product marketers make is they forget that their buyer is human. They have appealed to business case, logic, industry research, and demonstrate ROI, but sometimes they fail to simply tell a human story. B2B software buyers are people too. And like any buyer of re......Read More
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