Establishing Product Marketing

What can I include in my marketing portfolio to standout from the crowd as a product marketing candidate.
I'm new to Product Marketing. In the interviews that I've done, I am being asked to present a marketing portfolio.
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Sharadhi (Gadagkar) Patel
Sharadhi (Gadagkar) Patel
Handshake Director, Product MarketingJune 1
This is a great question, and one that I ask most of the candidates I interview at some point in the process. The kinds of materials I like to see are dependent on the job they’re being hired for, but generally speaking pitch decks, sales one-pagers, competitive battlecards, messaging docs, launc...Read More
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Shabih Syed
Shabih Syed
Square Product Lead, Ecosystem DiscoveryJuly 7
I believe that product marketing's core mission is to maximize value realization and conversion rates across all key user personas which in turn helps the business achieve revenue targets. Solution marketing is a component of product marketing that demonstrates value by outlining an end-to-end te...Read More
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Gregg Miller
Gregg Miller
PandaDoc VP of Product Marketing & BrandOctober 8
I’m assuming this question is about moving from a focus on the “last mile” of the go-to-market process entailing sales enablement and product launches to more “upstream” go-to-market strategy activities like identifying market opportunities, defining target segments in the market, partnering with...Read More
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Austin Carroll
Austin Carroll
Brex Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Financial ProductJanuary 26
I don't think it's ever too early for your first PMM hire as they can help identify the product-market fit, positioning, and messaging. To make sure you have set up for success, make sure you have some people staffed (either full time or contract) where they can share work and delegate the strate...Read More
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Jason Oakley
Jason Oakley
Klue Senior Director of Product MarketingJanuary 5
I can't think of three good ones right now, so I'll give you two of my favourite: 1. Saying yes to everything When you come in as the first PMM, people are going to be throwing projects at you left and right. It's easy to say yes to everything, after all, who wants to say "no" in th...Read More
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Lauren Barraco
Lauren Barraco
Inscribe VP, MarketingDecember 15
Start building the foundational materials - product positioning, the pitch deck, messaging guides, launch processes, etc. and get alignment on these early! It's critical to get these pieces done first so that you can scale effectively. As a team of 1, you are going to need to rely on the other pe...Read More
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Diana Smith
Diana Smith
Hashi Senior Director of Product MarketingJuly 16
We match internal promotion based on the level of the product announcement. Small updates are little features that mostly existing customers are excited about. Medium updates are larger changes that potentially open up a small new audience or unlock new revenue potential. Large updates are major ...Read More
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What does your product marketing team org structure look like?
Do you simply have Product Marketers by product/portfolio? Do you have a release communications manager? Someone in sales enablement? What other roles exist in your product marketing teams today?
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Kristen Ribero
Kristen Ribero
Greenplaces VP MarketingJuly 18
In my experience, it varies based on your product portfolio/customer segments... When my company had only 1 product we were separated by function (i.e. pricing/packaging, sales enablement, product launches, market research, etc.), but in other companies we were focused on segment (enterprise ...Read More
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Gregg Miller
Gregg Miller
PandaDoc VP of Product Marketing & BrandOctober 8
At Zapier I approached this by starting with a mission statement to describe why our team exists and the work we aim to uniquely do for the company: “PMM exists to maximize Zapier’s market opportunities by (1) clarifying where we win and (2) driving GTM strategy for product success.” I then defin...Read More
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Jasmine Jaume
Jasmine Jaume
Intercom Director, Product MarketingOctober 26
Many of us in PMM came from a different discipline, so know that it's very common and very doable! I myself came from an editorial background (I studied journalism and worked for an online magazine), then moved into an analytics/reporting role, then into community management, and then into PMM! ...Read More
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