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9/15/2016
The State of Product Management in the Digital World

Product Marketing Best Practices: Web Ink Now

Enhance Your Content Marketing with LinkedIn Sponsored ContentOpen in a New Window

Last week, I delivered a keynote presentation at LinkedIn #ConnectIn16 in Sydney, Australia. It was a fantastic event where I had an opportunity to interact with many clever marketers to learn how they use LinkedIn to reach their audiences.

 

Tasha Returns! (How To Make A Big Announcement Even Bigger)Open in a New Window

I always love sharing examples of success and today we have a fun one from the world of sports.

Most professional sports teams, when ready to make an announcement like a new player joining, follow the “old rules”. They just write a press release and then share the news with the handful of reporters who regularly cover the team. That’s typically all that's done to get the word out.

 

The New Rules of Sales and Service Now Out in a Revised and Updated Paperback EditionOpen in a New Window

Today, the revised and expanded paperback edition of The New Rules of Sales and Service releases in bookstores and online in North America. It will be available in other parts of the world in the coming weeks.

I’m so excited that after a year of work, the new edition is out. Like the first edition published in 2014, in this updated work I show how to use agile selling, real-time customer engagement, big data, content, and storytelling to grow your business

 

Brand Journalism at Cleveland Metropolitan School DistrictOpen in a New Window

Recently I had an opportunity to meet with Roseann Canfora, chief communications officer for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and spend a day with her entire team.

I led a session on Real-Time Marketing and PR but I think I learned more from them than they from me. It was an incredibly interesting to hear how CMSD deploys journalism techniques to communicate to students, parents, the media, and the wider Cleveland community.

 

My Name IsOpen in a New Window

I get hundreds of pitches from people each week, mostly via email.

They want to tell me about their product or service or they want to sell me something. I’m sure you get a bunch too.

 

Tony Robbins & I Discuss 2016 US Presidential Candidates’ Marketing StrategiesOpen in a New Window

Early this month I was in London working with my friend Tony Robbins on an information product we will be launching in August called New Marketing Mastery.

While we were chatting, conversation drifted to the US Presidential election. We were having so much fun analyzing the candidates positioning strategy and marketing tactics that we filmed part of the conversation.

 

HubSpot and Ten Years of the Inbound Marketing MovementOpen in a New Window

Ten years ago today, Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah co-founded HubSpot with a SaaS-based marketing platform as the initial offering the company was working on. Happy birthday HubSpot(!)

Brian and Dharmesh recognized that the way people buy products and services had changed. People were doing independent research on the Web, and companies needed to adapt in order to reach them.

 

Is Angie’s List an Email Spammer?Open in a New Window

I was researching contractors for a home improvement project and found myself on Angie’s List, a paid subscription website with crowdsourced reviews of businesses. In order to unlock the customer reviews, I purchased a membership for under ten dollars a year. That’s when the email started. No matter what I do, I cannot stop it.

 

Witnessing The Future And Not Recognizing What’s HappeningOpen in a New Window

Forty years ago today, on May 28, 1976, The Ramones played my high school auditorium. I was 15 years old and a massive live music geek so I lined up early and sat in the front row.

I didn’t like it. I didn’t get it. I thought it was weird. I didn't realize I was witnessing the future.

 

Sales & Marketing Basics: Align With The Way People BuyOpen in a New Window

The way people buy has changed.

We’re fed up with unwanted phone calls interrupting us at home and at work. We hate wading through hundreds of unsolicited emails. We’ve had it with intrusive social media messages. We’re tired of poor service from companies that don’t treat us with respect or that send us into a phone mail maze that wastes minutes of our time and never connects us with a living person.

At the same time, all of us — you, me, and all our existing and potential customers — turn to the web to solve problems.

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