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Cracking the Product Marketing Code

By : Iman Bayatra, Daniel Kuperman
Book Image

Cracking the Product Marketing Code

By: Iman Bayatra, Daniel Kuperman

Overview of this book

In the ever-evolving product landscape, the significance of building the right product and bringing it effectively to the right market cannot be overstated. With this book, you’ll learn how to bridge the gap between your product and the market to meet customer needs effectively. Equipped with a comprehensive understanding of product marketing and its key functions—inbound and outbound strategies—you’ll discover how these strategies interweave throughout the product launch process and how to effectively leverage them to bring a product to market. This product marketing book will help you master the inbound strategies, influencing product development by conducting market and customer research, analyzing the competitive landscape, identifying customer segments, and building buyer personas to identify gaps and drive product innovation. Next, you’ll get to grips with outbound strategies, the driving force behind product adoption and sustained exponential growth. You’ll create and test messaging and positioning, build the go-to-market (GTM) plan, enable your sales team to maximize effectiveness, and ensure a product-market fit throughout the different stages of the buyer journey with impactful collaboration internally and externally for creating value. By the end of this book, you’ll have transformed into a product marketing expert enhancing product innovation, driving product adoption, and accelerating growth.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1 – Introduction
Part 2 – Driving Product Enhancement with Inbound Strategies
Part 3 – Outbound: Strategies for Product Adoption and Exponential Growth
Part 4 – Impactful Collaboration and Value Creation

Unveiling the blueprint for a successful product launch

Product launch and GTM both play vital roles in the success of introducing a new product or service. While a product launch focuses on the actual process of bringing a new offering to the market, a GTM strategy encompasses the comprehensive plan that guides how a company will effectively reach and deliver value to its target customers. Creating a successful product launch requires careful consideration of various elements. Let's take a look into the key components of a product launch :

  1. Aligning the launch process
    1. Clear launch goals (and accountability)
    2. Launch timeline
    3. Launch tier
    4. Roles and responsibilities (DACI model)
    5. Success measurement and tracking
  2. Developing a solid GTM strategy
    1. Market and competitive intelligence
    2. Ideal customer profile and target personas
    3. Product messaging and differentiation (and message testing)
    4. Product/feature
    5. Pricing and packaging
    6. Content plan
    7. Distribution plan
  3. Collaborating...