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Hello, my name is Madison Leonard, and I'm currently leading PLG Product Marketing at Vanta. Today we're going to talk about product-led growth (PLG) and what it means for a PMM to not only get a seat at the table but also to prove success.
I've spent a lot of my career at PLG companies, and I'm really excited to share my learnings with you.
I’m going to cover:
- What PLG is (and isn’t!),
- What it means to be a PMM in a product-led organization,
- How to get a seat at the table in a product-led organization, and
- How to prove success once you get there.
Intro to PLG
First, let’s get into what PLG is. PLG stands for product-led growth, which is essentially a fancy way of saying that the user gets to experience value from the platform on their own without talking to sales.
I believe that this is the future of all B2B selling and buying, and we're already seeing this come to fruition: Figma, a product-led company, was just acquired for $20 billion by Adobe.
However, there's an interesting point here that often gets overlooked. If you take just one point with you today, make it this one: PLG is not owned by marketing or product – it’s a company-wide strategy.