Lance Walters, CMO, Capriza Inc
Lance Walters from Capriza shares his trials and best practices for understanding the market, aligning internally, and launching.
Michael McCune, Senior Executive Advisor, CEB
Many B2B Product Marketers realize the buying environment is changing: customers have more information sources and are more empowered than ever to make decisions about their problems, potential solutions and your offerings. The result is a disturbing trend towards commoditization, where customers are no longer willing to pay for the differences in performance. CEB shows how winning suppliers challenge their customers with new ideas about their business and employ modern marketing strategies that re-frame how customers assign value to those differences. The CEB model works, but the onus is on Product Marketers to ask hard questions about their roles: Why are customers not responding to our value propositions? Why does voice of the customer suddenly feel so shallow? Why does it seem like customers won’t take action? The answers to the questions reveal new strategies Product Marketers can use to generate high quality sales and deeply engage today’s empowered customer.
Byron Banks, VP, Product Marketing, SAP
Byron Banks share his trials and best practices for understanding the market, aligning internally, and launching at a large enterprise firm.
Jon Gatrell, Pragmatic Instructor, Pragmatic Marketing Inc
“Forget the product. Start with the go-to-market strategy.” Steve Jobs Too many companies think of marketing as what happens at the end of development. But the idea of “build the right product and it will sell itself” is simply not true. Successful companies have marketing – true Product Marketing – integrated into their processes from the start. Join Pragmatic Marketing Inc to discuss the expanding role of Product Marketing within today’s leading technology companies. Discover how Product Marketing differs from traditional marketing communications. Jon will share real-life case studies to illustrate the importance of involving Product Marketing before the product is built and creating strategic go-to-market plans from the start. Finally, Jon addresses how the integrated role of Product Marketing requires agility, iteration and collaboration to be successful, especially as the pace of change quickens in the markets we serve. Other insights you will receive include: Understanding what Product Marketing is and why it is important Knowing when and how to begin go-to-market planning Implementing specific techniques for creating adaptive go-to-market strategies