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Priya Ramamurthi
Head of Product Marketing, Platform, OktaNovember 10
SaaS companies start by selling to customer with their existing sales teams. Partnerships increase product stickiness thus increasing adoption and retention, driving long-term growth. Partner PMM is a requires someone who can wear many hats 1. Product marketing – core product marketing skills including messaging positioning, content creation etc. 2. Partner marketing: Understand co-marketing and be able to build external relationships within the partner ecosystem 3. Collaboration & Execute: Strong ‘can-do’ attitude to collaborate internally with business development, product, rest of mar...
Andy Yen
Senior Manager, Strategic Technology Alliances Marketing, ServiceNow
Honestly, having worked in both product and partner marketing, I don't think product marketing teams focus enough on partnerships. Product strategy to me is simple, it involves three components: "build, partner, buy". Based on my own experience, product marketing teams are great at executing the "build" aspect of the strategy - new product launches and adoption of new features. However, as companies and products mature, features in new releases become more incremental, so it's important to tell a broader story around your ecosystem. Most product marketing orgs will dedicate a specific role ...
Harsha Kalapala
Vice President, Product Marketing, AlertMedia | Formerly TrustRadius, Levelset, Walmart
Sales will always welcome your support when you can clearly demonstrate that you are helping them drive more sales. Map out how your partnership initiatives will help deals directly or indirectly. How will you help them hit their numbers faster? Get buy-in from sales leadership, and then enable the sales team with any materials and training they need to take the next step. Make their job easy and rewarding, and they'll do it with you. One approach that always helps is to pick 1 salesperson who others look up to on the team to be your ally. Let them speak for you on how you are helping her d...
Priya Ramamurthi
Head of Product Marketing, Platform, Okta
If partnerships are a focus for the organization, partner PMM as a dedicated team is crucial. Within the team, there can be individuals supporting for technology partnerships, cloud alliances and traditional SIs, LSPs & resellers. Depending on the organization and the existing and planned partnerships, the number to support each one could differ. In addition to the typical partner marketing, there can be additional resources geared towards technical marketing.
Alexandra Sasha Blumenfeld
Product Marketing Lead, Enterprise, Sentry
I think the skills are analogous: 1) Customer storytelling Have a compelling customer story to lean on makes my job infinitely easier 😅 Especially if you have a technical product or solution and may not be a technical product marketer, having the customer tell that story themselves can help engage your audience with the language/visuals they expect. Plus, it's great social proof and gives sales and customer success collateral to help close deals and give current customers ideas on how they can broaden the use of your product. The caveat is that the story needs to have substance. A compell...