Blogs, YouTube, Twitter: Are your customers there?

Many marketers today are enamored with blogging and wikis and Facebook and YouTube and Twitter and all the new social media outlets. But make sure these tools reach your buyers. My buyers--executives at technology-based product vendors--are reading blogs; my customers are monitoring Twitter via #prodmgmt and #pmi.

Are yours?

The trick to any new technology or media is not whether it's cool; the trick is to find those techniques that are effective in reaching your customers.

If you're not reading blogs (and I think you should be), set up an account at Google, and then subscribe to one of the many blogs featured on Pragmatic Institute's website, including my own at

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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