Product Manager

While it varies by company, the role of product manager generally encompasses three areas:

• Experience (design). This is the user-facing aspect of the product. It means deciding which features to build for the users—not necessarily which features will make money but which ones make for a better product.

• Technology (engineering, project management). This involves understanding the implementation of the product. At the least, it means managing the schedule and checking in on accomplishments. In a more technical product manager role it might involve working directly with developers to create an API specification.

• Strategy (business). This is the piece most aligned with brand management. Strategy means deciding which business areas the product needs to grow in and why. It also means running A/B tests and other experiments to help optimize the performance and revenue of the product.


Humanity is going mobile first


By 2020, 90 percent of the world’s population who are over 6 years old will have a mobile phone, and many of them will be watching a lot of video on their devices […] In 2012, the UN estimated that there would be some 7.717 billion people on Earth by 2020, with 59.4% of them in Asia. […] The report estimates that smartphone subscriptions are expected to top 6.1 billion by 2020, with China adding over 450 million mobile subscriptions in the period up to 2020. […] predicts that mobile video traffic will increase tenfold and constitute 55 percent of all mobile data traffic by 2020, followed by social networking apps at 15%, web browsing at 5%, and audio at 2%.