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Jessica Scrimale
Senior Director of Product - Datafox and AI Applications, OracleAugust 17

Internal sales surveys or qualitative feedback (e.g., 'what decks do you use when pitching?' 'what assets are most helpful?') can work. If you have an internal sales wiki built where you host assets, you may be able to access analytics about how many visits/pageviews/downloads you're seeing across key materials. But most importantly, having strong relationships with sellers and sales leaders can help create a feedback loop for PMM so that the materials that are most needed are the ones being created.   

Molly Friederich
Director of Product Marketing, SnorkelAI | Formerly Twilio, SendGridMay 25

This is tough to measure quantitatively without tooling in place to track how often collateral is used, so if that's an option for you, start there. Then be curious about what assets are used most often because they're familiar/readily available, and what assets are actually the most strategic.  

Without tooling, the goal is to create regular (e.g., quarterly) opportunities for your sales team to provide feedback on what they use and why. This doubles as an opportunity to reinforce everything that's available and gather ideas for high-impact new assets! 

This is also a great topic for win/loss interviews you're able to schedule. Ask the prospects about the collateral they've seen, what they took away from it, and what (if anything) they shared themselves. It's also a key opportunity to ask what they "learned the hard way" (or were never able to learn at all).

Grace Kuo
Product Marketing, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative | Formerly UdemyJune 17

This is always a fun topic! 

Here are some approaches I've taken in the past: 

  • Using a collateral tracker like Highspot (you can see # of views, # of times it's been sent, etc.)
  • Track keywords in Gong and watch the meetings to see if your collateral is being used 
  • Surveys to gauge efficacy 
  • TALK TO YOUR SALES TEAM to get feedback!  
Amit Bhojraj
Head of Marketing, TransformApril 21

One of the KPIs for the PMM team should be around sales enablement. I have seen this KPI measured when a PMM delivers sales training. After every live session, we would do a survey where we check two dimensions: Quality of the presentation and usefulness of the material. Though this was interesting initially, we noticed that there is general fatigue over time, and most people would give a high average rating of over 8 (scale:1-10).

There are sales enablement tools like Highspot that provide more visibility into the content impact by "stage," but I've not seen this action.

James Winter
VP of Marketing, Spekit
Pat and Sean did a great job answering with some more tactical approaches so I'll be brief with a couple tips.    There are purpose built tools like Inkling that can be a great way to enable massive sales teams, but they require a ton of investment to do well. Webinars and quizzes are things that work well remotely. Salespeople are competitive so use that to your advantage.   If you have a massive sales team, you should also have the budget to get some outside help to help train them. I’d recommend hiring a professional services firm to make sure the training doesn’t consume all of your...
Daniel Kuperman
Head of Product Marketing, ITSM, Atlassian
You have several products with release dates next to each other and limited resources, so what do you do? Here’s how you can think of this: first, identify the releases with the highest ‘tier’ or ‘priority’ (classification of release tiers vary company by company). The highest priority feature is typically the one with the highest impact in the market and that should get more enablement focus.
Dave Kong
Head of Product Marketing, Scale AI
I know that this is sometimes an incredible challenge. I think the challenge specifically is around balance. A balance between: What are metrics indicative of your business / GTM goals? AND What you can control? This requires leadership buy-in from multiple groups — ideally they would understand Marketing and Product Marketing (this is not always the case!) Based on Your Goals, I would then identify metrics. Some examples below: * GTM / Revenue Initiatives —> Before and After Analysis (ideally based on something specific) * Content —> Content Metrics  * Support —> NPS 
Roopal Shah
Head (VP) of Global Enablement, Benchling
Your CMS (content management system) should have some sort of archiving parameters in place that should remind the PMM team when things get stale. With that said, all the reminders in the world won't matter if people ignore them, so I recommend you also have a "librarian" of sorts manage your content site - whether it's in a sales portal or in another tool, someone who is in charge of managing the site, tracking metrics, and also monitoring / organizing PMM when content needs to be refreshed/archived.  
Gregg Miller
VP of Product Marketing, Oyster®
Man, I love this question! As PMMs so much of our work only has impact if it has engagement from others, and the only way to get that engagement is by having credibility in the organization. This won't be a perfect list or exhaustive, but some things that come to mind are: * Take the time to understand their world: Get out in the field with them, get to know them over drinks, learn what customers are saying about how the product is/isn't meeting their needs, see how our assets do in the wild, etc. There's so many steps we can take to demonstrate we care, that we recognize t...
Charlene Wang
Vice President & Head of Marketing,
Different companies will define product marketing and sales ops / sales enablement in different ways. The distinction tends to run along a spectrum where on the one hand, Product Marketing will lead the creation of content that focuses on market positioning and differentiation, and on the other hand, Sales Ops will lead specific activities or content that helps translate that marketing positioning in a way that resonates with the experience of being in sales. For example, a Product Marketer may create content that talks about how your company has designed product capabilities to addresse...