Vidya Drego

Vidya Drego

VP of Product and Solutions Marketing, Hubspot

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Vidya Drego
VP of Product and Solutions Marketing
I like to ask questions in interviews that stem from real challenges and decisions my team are having or have made. I've seen great resources from the Product Marketing Alliance, aggregated here on Sharebird, and PMM Hive. But definitely don't memorize answer to questions or cases, make sure you ...more
Vidya Drego
VP of Product and Solutions Marketing
I think either is a valid path to a rewarding product marketing career but can depend on your own interest. If you're interested in the dynamics of different industries and you find that an inspiring aspect of being a product marketer, it makes sense to diversify your industry experience. If you ...more
Vidya Drego
VP of Product and Solutions Marketing
Regardless of your background, you should always be looking in an interview to help bridge the gap between your own experience and the role you're interviewing for. If you know the role you're interviewing for requires some technical knowledge that you don't have, showcasing how you've solved sim...more
Vidya Drego
VP of Product and Solutions Marketing
I think it's always possible for product marketers to learn varied skills by being open to new projects or opportunities when they've mastered a skill. At a large company, where roles are more specialized there are often opportunities to work on different projects or products that may have differ...more
Vidya Drego
VP of Product and Solutions Marketing
There are a couple of ways to think about advancement in a PMM career. You can specialize in a specific aspect of product marketing like inbound or product launches, for example. Or, you can broaden your experiences and amass experience in a variety of areas of PMM. In the current job market, the...more
Vidya Drego
VP of Product and Solutions Marketing
I like to ask PMM candidates to deliver their company's pitch. I'm not grading their pitch but rather the empathy and insight they display for and about their customers' challenges, the way they deliver it, and the storytelling ability of the candidate. There's no one answer to this that's stood ...more
Vidya Drego
VP of Product and Solutions Marketing
It's an interesting time to be in product marketing because I think there will be significant shifts in the next few years in how we think about go-to-market. There's a fair amount being written today about how go-to-marketing motions have evolved from inside sales to inbound marketing to product...more
Vidya Drego
VP of Product and Solutions Marketing
Product Marketing is challenging because the function influences many metrics but isn't normally the owner of those metrics. Exciting new deal closed? There's usually a PMM that helped along the way although it's sales' win. Cool new product feature launched? Definitely a PMM in the mix, but it's...more
Credentials & Highlights
VP of Product and Solutions Marketing at HubSpot
Product Marketing AMA Contributor
Lives In San Francisco, CA