Amanda Groves

Amanda Groves

Senior Director Product Marketing, Crossbeam
About
Hey there - I’m Amanda, but my friends call me Groves. I’m a marketing leader, athlete, military spouse, and mom. My journey has led me to hold roles across healthcare tech, experiential learning, edtech, hrtech, martech and ecosystem intelligence......more

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Amanda Groves
Amanda Groves
Crossbeam Senior Director Product MarketingJune 21
I really like the story brand framework by Donald Miller. The narrative structure puts the customer as the hero of the story and your solution as the guide to their problem. The book also talks about picking a fight for your product with a focus on vilifying the issues your customers are having. ......Read More
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Amanda Groves
Amanda Groves
Crossbeam Senior Director Product MarketingJune 21
It certainly depends on the launch tier along with other market factors/customer dimensions, but typically I am looking at the data to inform next steps. Did we hit our product usage target? Is the narrative landing in sales calls (listening to gong recordings)? Is the pitch deck working (checkin......Read More
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Amanda Groves
Amanda Groves
Crossbeam Senior Director Product MarketingJanuary 23
My blueprint usually consists of at minimum completing a product marketing brief that consists of: * feature name * description * value props * use cases * audience * packaging/pricing * how it works * help docs Couples with tiering calculation (tier 1-4) you can build a scrappy GTM blu......Read More
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Amanda Groves
Amanda Groves
Crossbeam Senior Director Product MarketingJune 21
When launching new features in products, you can influence activation by reaching your customers where they are in their journey. Whether that's in-app with embedded posts, product tours, explainer videos - or reactivate sleepy customers with targeted email messages. Best resources to learn from:......Read More
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Amanda Groves
Amanda Groves
Crossbeam Senior Director Product MarketingJune 21
Telltale signs of success: customer buy in. If you have customers that have tested the new feature (in alpha or beta phases), informed the roadmap, and have provided use cases that the feature has solved for - you know your launch train is headed in the right direction. Even better, get commitmen......Read More
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Amanda Groves
Amanda Groves
Crossbeam Senior Director Product MarketingSeptember 6
Revenue is the tippy top north star metric. But you can slice and dice how PMM influences revenue based on revenue stage. I like to think about measuring PMM using the 4 A framework: Awareness - demand gen/PQLs Activation - registered users/engagement Adoption - land and expand/utilization Ad......Read More
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Amanda Groves
Amanda Groves
Crossbeam Senior Director Product MarketingJune 21
I have, a few times! To establish a Beta program, I would work closely with customer success and product as both stakeholders are needed to keep a beta program running smoothly. Define what good looks like between your stakeholders along with ownership areas and key responsibilities. CS should he......Read More
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Amanda Groves
Amanda Groves
Crossbeam Senior Director Product MarketingSeptember 6
How do you define product marketing? How do you measure success? What is your superpower? What do you wish I asked that I didn't? What's a brand you think is marketed poorly. Why? What would you do to improve it? Tell me about your favorite campaign, career win, or highlight. Why does that sp......Read More
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Amanda Groves
Amanda Groves
Crossbeam Senior Director Product MarketingJune 21
I track product usage out of the gate and usually shoot for 30% attach rate (adoption) within the target audience I'm serving.  From there I look to our company North Stars: win rate, deal velocity, pipe gen, expansion rev to inform PMM peformance.  But product activation and engagement/rea......Read More
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Amanda Groves
Amanda Groves
Crossbeam Senior Director Product MarketingJune 21
Define your why: * Why does this feature/product matter? (value) * What use cases does it solve for? (messaging)  * How does it compare to the "old way" of doing things? (solution statement) * How does it compare to the competition? (competitive differentiator) * What does good look like fo......Read More
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Credentials & Highlights
Senior Director Product Marketing at Crossbeam
Formerly 6sense, JazzHR, Imagine Learning, Appsembler
Top Product Marketing Mentor List
Top 10 Product Marketing Contributor
Studied at University of Pittsburgh. Dual Major: English Writing and Communications
Lives In Allison Park
Hobbies include Running, Painting, Writing, Reading
Knows About Brand Strategy, Building a Product Marketing Team, Category Creation, Competitive Sal......more