What’s the Hardest Part of Product Marketing The Job of a Product Marketer

What is the hardest part of Product Marketing? LinkedIn poll of my audience Marketers need to develop and deploy a buyer-centric go-to-market strategy. It is time for marketers to ask better questions about buyers. What is the role of a Product Marketer? I covered the Product Marketing Community workshop to find out. Workshop Topics includedContinue reading “What’s the Hardest Part of Product Marketing The Job of a Product Marketer”

How & Why People Buy Products

When marketing and selling a product or service, it is important to ask two questions to understand your buyers. 1.What motivates people to buy a product or service? 2.How do people find a product or service to buy? I surveyed my LinkedIn audience for answers. 1. What motivates people to buy a product or Service?Continue reading “How & Why People Buy Products”

9 Strategies to Support Sales Teams to Close More Deals & Make More Sales

Sales processes include the following: customer development,   prospecting, discovery calls, closing deals, cross-selling, upselling, post-sales implementation, customer experience, obtaining referrals, and testimonials. What is the hardest part of the sales process? I surveyed my LinkedIn audience to find out. Survey Results Of those surveyed, 53 % said closing deals was the hardest part ofContinue reading “9 Strategies to Support Sales Teams to Close More Deals & Make More Sales”

9 Techniques to Overcoming Customer Objections

In sales, everyone has to be able to overcome objections to be successful. The best way to overcome objections is to prevent them. This can be done by providing a thorough sales presentation that covers all the information about your products and services. Also, you must address any questions the prospect has immediately. However, objectionsContinue reading “9 Techniques to Overcoming Customer Objections”

Why People Do Marketing & Their Challenges

People do Marketing for different reasons and they have different sets of challenges concerning the Marketing they do. I conducted two surveys of my LinkedIn audience. I asked the following:  1.What do you hope to gain from your marketing efforts? 2. What is your biggest marketing challenge? Why? Based on survey findings, 56 percent ofContinue reading “Why People Do Marketing & Their Challenges”

Marketing New Product features to Prospects & Customers: What I’d Do

If I was going to launch a bunch of new product features and I was tasked with developing a social media marketing campaign to market these features to existing customers and generate new leads. What questions might I have when starting to plan the campaign? I would ask: Which channels do customers use when makingContinue reading “Marketing New Product features to Prospects & Customers: What I’d Do”

Ways to Deliver Value to Customers with Content

Creating content that engages customers is key. Another key element to creating customer-centered presentations and digital content is knowledge of buyer learning styles. In other words, how do buyers learn best? There are three learning styles, Visual, Auditory, and kinesthetic. 65 percent of learners are Visual but this is not everyone. Survey Results I surveyedContinue reading “Ways to Deliver Value to Customers with Content”

The Rise of the Learning Pod: How COVID-19 Created a New Industry

COVID-19 forced US schools to Teach remotely for the first time in history back in March 2020. Many Teachers were not prepared to deliver remote instruction. Parents complained that the quality of their child’s education has declined since remote instruction began. Schools used this remote learning model until the end of the school year. AsContinue reading “The Rise of the Learning Pod: How COVID-19 Created a New Industry”

9 Key Things Product Marketers need to Address in a Product Marketing Brief

Product Marketing involves more than just supporting the Marketing and Product Management teams. Product Marketers serve Marketing, Sales, and Product teams. Each team has different needs and responsibilities. However, they all play a role in growing the business and serving customers. Just as Marketing has a plan or brief, Product Marketing does. Here are nine things to addressContinue reading “9 Key Things Product Marketers need to Address in a Product Marketing Brief”

Social Networks use Online Shopping for New Revenue

Social Networks are places where people congregate; making them great sources of Market Research and Revenue. As a result, Social networks are looking for new revenue streams. The latest revenue channel for them is E-commerce. Facebook is partnering with Shopify to launch Facebook shops. The social network is the latest to get in on theContinue reading “Social Networks use Online Shopping for New Revenue”