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7 Creative Product Marketing Examples to Inspire Your Next Campaign

On-point product marketing is why Webflow was able to enter the no-code website market with competitors like Wix and Squarespace and still generate 4 million monthly users. Brands like Webflow, Drift, and Close prove you can grow and succeed in a completely saturated market.

With everyone else seeking to beat out the competition, you need to find a way to do it differently, better. 

Product marketers lead the business to where they need to play in order to win.

In this article, we’ll break down seven product marketing examples from brands that put their audience first and communicate value to stand out from the competition. You’ll learn why they work, with key takeaways to inspire your marketing efforts.

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Excel in 2022 with our Complete Guide to Building a Product Marketing Strategy

Around 30,000 new products launch every year. Many of them fail

The biggest reasons? Poor product-market fit, positioning, and messaging. Effectively, they don’t understand their customer, nor where to play or how to win.

Many companies are so focused on building the perfect product that they put off their growth efforts until it’s too late.

In this article, you’ll learn how to create a product marketing strategy that reaches your ideal audience and converts them into customers. We’ll cover positioning, messaging, pricing, and team alignment to help you get ready for launch. 

We’ll also show you how to plan for launch and gather data to keep your product relevant in the long term.

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Marketing Objectives for the Product Lifecycle Growth Stage

Groove’s customer service platform almost died in the introductory stage because they forgot to listen to their customers. They drew people in with a product they assumed would be a hit and pushed forward without taking in customer feedback. 

The result? People had a terrible experience using their product.

After turning their attention toward feedback and testing, letting the voice of their customers fuel their content strategy and product development, they took off. Three years later, they were a $5 million business.

Not revisiting your marketing objectives in the growth phase of your product lifecycle is the death knell of many startups.

In this article, you’ll learn how to develop a marketing strategy for the growth stage. We’ll also share how to achieve marketing goals at this stage, using your existing customers and experimentation to increase sales and loyalty.   

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Acquire New Users by Adding Growth Hacking to your Marketing Strategy

Growth hacking is how Slack went from 15,000 to half a million daily users in its first year. It’s why Canva can call itself a multibillion-dollar platform and how ConvertKit pulled itself up to compete with goliaths like MailChimp and Campaign Monitor.

Growth hacking isn’t about deploying sleazy tricks. It’s about making calculated, data-driven moves for fast growth.

In this article, you’ll learn what growth hacking in marketing is and what it’s not. We’ll look at strategies to reach and engage potential users and break down examples of brands that have used growth hacking to achieve success.

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How to Build an Audience with Social Media Brand Marketing

Founded in 2015, revenue intelligence startup Gong is now valued at $7.25 billion. They’ve grown to attract big-name clients like LinkedIn, PayPal, and Shopify, mostly through social media channels rather than organic search.

Gong is an excellent example of a company dedicated to finding the best content marketing fit and delivering insights that resonate in formats that engage.

In this article, you’ll learn how to use social media brand marketing to build a well-known brand and grow your business.

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What is Brand Equity in Marketing? (How to Become Memorable)

There are two cans of soda on a table. One is a Coca-Cola can, and the other is a cheaper, white label cola brand. Which do you choose?

You’ll probably choose Coke because it’s more familiar. It’s the safer bet. 

Coca-Cola has brand equity that makes people gravitate towards it. With the right framework, any startup can achieve this in their industry.

In this article, you’ll understand what brand equity is and how to build it so your audience reaches for your product, service, or solution over the rest.

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How to Build and Measure Brand Awareness

Studies show only 5% of B2B buyers are ready to buy right now. You can’t force the other 95% into a buying position by spamming them with nurture sequences.

When people are finally ready to make a purchase, your goal should be one of two things:

  1. Customers recall your brand, or at least; 
  2. They recognize you in a lineup of other brands.

If you haven’t invested in brand awareness marketing then the opposite will happen. Your audience will flock to brands with a strong reputation because they don’t associate you with their need.

In this article, you’ll learn what brand awareness marketing is and how to become the only obvious choice when the prospect is ready to buy.

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How to Craft a Digital Advertising Strategy that Combats Rising Costs and Captures New Customers

Total digital ad spending worldwide exceeds $450 billion. By 2024, that figure will rise to $645 billion.

This kind of spending means crowded ad platforms, which makes it more difficult to stand out. 

If your business has a five- or six-figure digital advertising budget, you can put more money behind campaigns. But this is exactly what has caused online ad prices to increase by an average of 45% on Google and Facebook (and up to 1000% in some sectors). 

If you don’t have those kinds of resources or would rather not continually increase spending, you need to think outside the box.

In this article, we’ll talk about some less saturated digital advertising strategies you can use to get ahead. We’ll also show you what it takes to create advertising that gets people to act.   

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How to Create a Marketing Funnel by Responding to Customer Behavior

The marketing and sales funnel is a time-tested framework for mapping the customer journey.

However, with every new technology, channel, and distraction served up by the internet, that journey becomes less linear, and the traditional funnel becomes less relevant. 

In the current landscape, to successfully guide a person from prospect to customer, you need to think about their behavior and deliver marketing that fits their needs at every stage of the funnel.

In this article, you’ll learn how to do just that. We’ll look at how to use the marketing funnel as a model for your content, how users behave throughout their journey, and what it takes to inspire action. 

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How to Build & Execute a Facebook Marketing Strategy

When it comes to reach, no other social media platform comes close to Facebook. More than half of all active internet users worldwide use it, and two-thirds of users say they visit business pages at least once a week.

The sheer size of Facebook means there’s likely an audience for any product. But that doesn’t mean you can set up, start posting and watch the magic happen. 

Organic reach on the platform hovers around 5.2%. To succeed, you need to win the battle for attention and stay in the good graces of Facebook’s algorithm.

In this article, you’ll learn how to build and execute a Facebook marketing strategy around your audience’s interests. We’ll look at how to thrive with organic content and how to extend your reach with pay-to-play.

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