The Demand Efficiency Podcast

Podcast

Audio

Demand Generation

Growth

Sam Boonin, former VP Product Strategy at Zendesk on all things PLG and Product Marketing

Episode Outline

[01:50] Product marketing

[04:33] Avoiding the product marketing pitfall

[10:10] The quality of product marketing for trial-led sales assist companies

[13:27] Sam’s advice for young companies

[16:32] How does Sam maintain a life balance?

[20:09] Inspiring people


Sam’s Inspirations

People who are designing the life they love.


Connect with Sam

LinkedIn

Twitter

The Demand Efficiency Podcast

Podcast

Audio

Demand Generation

Growth

Episode Outline

[00:50] Romi’s shift from Microsoft to the startup space

[02:04] The transferable skills Romi gained from Microsoft and what he had to learn and unlearn

[04:23] Where Romi is at in his current company

[06:20] Why Romi’s company split off from their parent company to become an independent entity

[07:35] Romi’s growth thesis and how his thesis evolved as his company grew

[09:24] How Romi structured his shift from direct sales into channel selling

[11:54] The strategy that Romi’s company plans to formalize in the next few months

[13:38] How the Pacific Northwest startup community has changed

[17:40] How tech companies can become more involved in the communities that support them

[22:15] Romi’s favorite community projects and thoughts on how tech can help drive meaningful change

[25:12] Romi’s inspirations


Connect with Romi

LinkedIn

Website

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