Daniel J. Murphy

Daniel J. Murphy

Marketing Strategy Consultant

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Daniel J. Murphy
Daniel J. Murphy
Marketing Strategy ConsultantSeptember 22
It's all about the process. Don't start with "we have something to launch and here's all the stuff we're going to do for this launch and NOW let's set a launch goal." Instead, start with what strategic goals your company is trying to solve. Okay, it's churn. So how will this new launch help with ......Read More
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Daniel J. Murphy
Daniel J. Murphy
Marketing Strategy ConsultantSeptember 22
The #1 thing is listening to customer calls. Or beta calls if you have someone selling the product before the launch. We use Gong.io for that.  This is where I get most of the positoining. Copy and paste call transcripts into the positioning deck. Better to use their words than make up your ow......Read More
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Daniel J. Murphy
Daniel J. Murphy
Marketing Strategy ConsultantSeptember 22
You shouldn't be working on a product launch without a launch goal already set in place.  Launches should be either: 1) focused on helping hit a strategic company goal 2) focused on helping grow a new product Your launch goal should be a short term focus: book 50 sales demos, get 200 cust......Read More
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Daniel J. Murphy
Daniel J. Murphy
Marketing Strategy ConsultantSeptember 22
Yes, 100%. That can be it's own role on a product marketing team, especially if you are building a platform and have a large partership ecosystem. Marketing tech is a good example of this. Partnering with numerous other marketing tech companies can be your growth strategy, that's how a lot of com......Read More
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Daniel J. Murphy
Daniel J. Murphy
Marketing Strategy ConsultantSeptember 22
1) Waiting for something new from the product team to launch vs. designing a launch around a strategic company goal  2) Going to market with messaging that matches what the produc team gave them vs. coming up with messaging for your target customer 3) Trying to do too many things (emails, conte......Read More
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Daniel J. Murphy
Daniel J. Murphy
Marketing Strategy ConsultantSeptember 22
Building an audience. It's hard when your company is new and people don't know what you're about, why they should care and often very little credibility. Best way to combat that is to start building an audience earlier than your launch. Start talking about the problem you are solving with your pr......Read More
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Daniel J. Murphy
Daniel J. Murphy
Marketing Strategy ConsultantSeptember 22
I've heard it described a few different ways: product marketer is the CEO of the launch, since you have to wear so many hats preparding for a launch, or you're the quarterback since you have to pass the ball, run the ball and organize with so many other people.  The role really is ownership of......Read More
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Daniel J. Murphy
Daniel J. Murphy
Marketing Strategy ConsultantSeptember 22
First of all, don't try to prevent the short term spike! that's why you launch, to drive attention and focus for one thing in the short term.  But how to get long term results: have a plan to continue building momentum. Like for a new product, you want to continue building momentum with conten......Read More
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Daniel J. Murphy
Daniel J. Murphy
Marketing Strategy ConsultantSeptember 22
This is not a great answer but the best approach for enablement is overcommunicating. Taking every opportunity to pitch the launch: why it will make sales more money, why it will help CS save customers, etc.  Not just at meetings but on Slack every week too. Share updates, share customer feedb......Read More
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Daniel J. Murphy
Daniel J. Murphy
Marketing Strategy ConsultantSeptember 22
Great question.  I actually answered a similar quesiton above, here it is:  First of all, don't try to prevent the short term spike! that's why you launch, to drive attention and focus for one thing in the short term. But how to get long term results: have a plan to continue building momen......Read More
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Marketing Strategy Consultant
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Product Marketing AMA Contributor
Lives In Brookline, Massachusetts
Knows About Category Creation, Product Marketing Career Path, Messaging, Competitive Positioning,......more