confusing marketing with advertising

How often do you find yourself talking marketing strategy and the other person is talking about promotional tactics? Mary Schmidt writes in Marketing Is Easy! I’ll Read a Book!,

Dr. Near is confusing marketing with advertising. She spent $50,000 on advertising during her first year in business, with no results. In Albuquerque, that’s a lot of money and a lot of advertising. Nary a mention of other marketing tactics or Internet strategy in the article.

I've reached the point where I just don't use the term 'marketing' any more. One of the secrets of market-driven leaders is to know the difference between Big M marketing and little m marketing.

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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