• 17
  • December

So you’re looking to hire a product marketer…

If you’re looking to fill a product marketing role in Kitchener-Waterloo, then you might have noticed a problem: there aren’t enough product marketers to go around. In Kitchener-Waterloo, there aren’t enough product marketers to go around I suppose you can take some solace in the fact that you’re not alone, and it’s not personal—in just the past couple of weeks I’ve spoken […]

  • 27
  • September

The Triple Threat: Strategic Technical Marketing

There are lots of technical people out there: people who understand how technology works, why small implementation differences matter, and so on. There are also lots of capable communicators: people who can deliver an engaging presentation, who recognize the importance of information design, aesthetics, clarity, etc. It’s pretty rare that both sets of characteristics are found in the same person, intersecting as […]

  • 07
  • September

Minding the Gap

Most technology companies are engineering-focused, with some operations personnel and salespeople in the mix to keep things running and to try to land some deals. Marketing is often an afterthought, whether because of the better-mousetrap fallacy, due to genuine lack of awareness, or as a result of financial limitations. Unless you can find a marketer who’s proficient at other roles, you can’t […]

  • 04
  • September

“When should I hire marketing people?”

A couple of clients recently asked me some variation of the titular question, and I’ve been asked the same thing a number of times over the years. My answer has three elements: You should think about marketing right from the beginning You can probably get by effectively for much longer than you think without in-house marketing personnel Exactly when and how you […]