I gave a talk recently on startup sales and marketing where I covered some of the ways that startups are naturally stronger than big companies. You can scroll down for the slides from but what follows is a bit of color you can’t get from the deck alone. The natural strengths of startups aren’t always …
I gave the keynote talk at ProductCamp Amsterdam last weekend on the changing nature of buying and selling and how Product Marketing can save Marketing from itself.
Marketers love Twitter these days for a list of reasons including using it converse with customers and influencers, sharing content and driving traffic to websites. There has been so much talk about Twitter in Marketing circles, you would think that everyone would have it figured out by now. I have been a fairly heavy Twitter user for the past couple of years and here are a few things I see folks doing that I believe are just wrong.
I wanted to construct a framework similar to the Pragmatic Marketing Framework from a purely marketing point of view. This is my marketing framework I’ve built based on my experience and what I’ve seen other smart marketers doing.
Software companies worry about piracy. They worry about people who use their products in ways that are against the terms of service. It makes sense to guard against that. But those measures should never be at the expense of the experience of your best customers.
Foursquare is a location-based social networking application that’s been described “Twitter for locations.” It lets users subscribe to each other and the information shared is about where you are rather than what you are doing. It’s been rolling out on a city by city basis over the past few months. I finally got a chance to try it and I think there are some interesting things that marketers can learn from foursquare.
Product marketers need to develop a content plan that includes the creation of web content, blog posts, presentations, links, screencasts, custom collateral, white papers and eBooks.
Why is everyone so in love with 3 word taglines? Before you create one, think hard about your value proposition and messaging.
At a marketing conference this week Jason Scott of @sockington told a room full of marketers that he thinks we are all a bunch of spammers. I disagree.