In most tech companies, Product Marketing and Product Development/Engineering are managed separately. There is usually one VP over the Product Development function and another VP over the overall marketing function, which usually (but not always) includes both current product management/marketing and future product planning. While this is certainly an appropriate way to organize a software […]
Trade Shows for Software & Technology Firms – Do They Still Make Sense?
Let’s talk about what for a lot of folks is a marketing method from a bygone era: The Trade show, or Trade Fair as they’re referred to in most places outside of the US. At one point in time, Trade Shows were a staple in most every tech company’s marketing budget–shows like Comdex, PC Expo, […]
Forecasting New Technology Products
Forecasting is a thankless job. It’s a lot like being a referee or umpire in your favorite sport; the only time a game official is noticed is when they do something wrong! Similarly, a forecaster’s primary aim is too stay out of the “news”. Unfortunately, sales forecasting methods for new tech products don’t always allow […]