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Messaging vs. Positioning: Defining These Go-to-Market Staples

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Emily Dumas on Fri, Aug 16, 2019

If you have ever found yourself instantly drawn to a particular product, it is probably due to a highly effective campaign from the company’s marketing team. That campaign began with an internal strategy that included positioning the product in front of your eyes and then pulling you in with a powerful, luring message.

Positioning and messaging are both essential elements of successful product promotion. While they differ in their methodology, they form the nucleus of a product or service launch

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10 Tips For Nailing Your Product Launch

Guest Blogger on Thu, Aug 8, 2019

The following post was written by Jake Godgart, Product Marketing Manager at Rapid7. He’s helped lead go-to-market efforts, launched industry-leading products across multiple verticals, and partnered...

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3 Lessons from Product Marketing Experts That Will Take Your Career to the Next Level

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Lauren Kersanske on Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Career advice - some of it’s good, most of it’s bad, and yet we all seek it. We spoke with some of the best product marketers about their careers as part of our spotlight series, and here are some of...

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Three Strategies for Product Marketers to Gain Influence Within Their Organization

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Ellie Mirman on Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Product marketers sit at the intersection of every team in the organization - between Marketing, Product, Sales, Services, and Executive Leadership. They affect, and are affected by, every area of...

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Innovation-First vs. Market-First Companies: How to Find the Balance in your Go-to-Market Strategy

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Tom Heys on Fri, Jun 28, 2019

You hear statements like “We don’t have any competitors” or “I never think about the competition” so often from so many business leaders that they’ve become cliche. Ignoring any ulterior motives...

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How to Read Between the Lines of Your Competitor’s Website Update

Guest Blogger on Fri, Jun 21, 2019

The following post was written by Brittany Sudlow, Product Marketing Manager at Jumpshot. She specializes in positioning and messaging for go-to-market launches of new products and features. With a...

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Product Marketers: Include These Three Things In Your Next Sales Meeting

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Lauren Kersanske on Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Ah, the internal sales meeting. Whether it’s weekly, monthly, or quarterly, nearly every product marketer needs to present to the rest of their sales team about what’s going on in their world. The...

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Sales Are People Too: Nailing the Relationship Between Product Marketing and Sales

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Tom Heys on Tue, Jun 18, 2019

Sales is a key partner and client of product marketing, but that doesn’t mean that the relationship is always peachy. Since product marketing plays more of an influencer role, finding the most...

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Corporate Marketing vs. Product Marketing: Go-to-Market Roles & Responsibilities Defined

Guest Blogger on Thu, May 23, 2019

The following post was written by RJ Gazarek, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Veracode. RJ has ten years of experience in Marketing, with the last five heavily focused on Product Marketing. With...

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Why Product Marketing and Growth Marketing Are Key Partners

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Tom Heys on Wed, May 15, 2019

If there is a role in modern businesses that is less understood than Product Marketing, it is Growth. What’s more, both roles become more confusing because they often sit in similar pockets in the...

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