Public Relations 101 For Product Managers

Would you rather slam into a box of live scorpions at 90MPH than talk with reporters or other members of the media?

Then buckle up, buster, because we here at Product Management Meets Pop Culture are going to flush that fear right out of your head and replace it with some practical tips on extracting maximum value from your media experience while avoiding the major pitfalls.

It’s time for Public Relations 101 For Product Managers!


Destro & Dr. Mindbender opted for the scorpions. They chose… poorly.

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How To Escape The Phantom Zone Of Development? Provide Context

Yesterday, we looked at an example of what makes Superman so super.

Today, we’re using that idea as a springboard into a discussion of the importance of providing context to your product team.


Get yourself–and your team–out of the Phantom Zone of indecision and ambiguity.

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Meeting Management Lessons From "The Great Yokai War"

Yesterday we summarized “The Great Yokai War” In 10 Screencaps Or Less™. Today, we extract a product management lesson from the strangest, most violent children’s film I’ve ever seen.

Once the young hero of the film, Tadashi, and a handful of Yokai understand the menace threatening them all, they convene a meeting with the other Yokai to enlist their aid.

Inviting the right people to the meeting is crucial

Together, it is argued, they have a chance of winning. Separately, their chances of even just surviving are close to nil. The Yokai hem and haw and eventually reject Tadashi’s offer. How could Tadashi have run this meeting more effectively and maybe ended in his favor?

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