Product Marketing Manager for Nexcess

Product Marketing Manager

It's a new year and I have a new job.

I'm proud to say I'm joining the Liquid Web / Nexcess team as a Product Marketing Manager for WooCommerce.

What A Product Marketing Manager Does

If you're in the IT space you might know what that person does – but more than likely you don't. So let me explain why I'm so excited.

A product manager (which is a different role) decides what to build and they make sure the engineering team does so. So after a product manager you will have a list of features.

  • Feature 1
  • Feature 2
  • Feature 3
  • Feature 4

Of course some features are more important than others so what a product marketing manager does is figure out which features we want to talk about, which ones we need to highlight, and which ones we need to highlight multiple times.

  • Feature 1
  • Feature 2
  • Feature 3
  • Feature 4
  • and don't forget Feature 2!

In short a product marketing manager helps with the strategy about how you speak about a thing. And I'll be talking about our Managed WooCommerce hosting.

Why I Got On Board

I've had a few conversations with hosting companies over the years and I've been tempted but never pulled the trigger. With Liquid Web / Nexcess they're doing something I'm really excited about and that are their new Managed WooCommerce hosting plans.

It's my 3rd week on the job and at the end of my 2nd week we launched our brand new plans.

Managed WooCommerce Hosting plans on Nexcess.net
Managed WooCommerce Hosting plans on Nexcess.net

Managed WooCommerce Hosting

In the WordPress world we've have Managed WordPress hosting for quite some time. I think I got my first managed hosting account back in 2012 or 2013. And they're great.

  • They update your plugins
  • They update WordPress
  • They proactively remove or patch plugins with security vulnerabilities
  • They optimize the speed & performance of your site
  • and a whole lot more

They turn WordPress from something you have to maintain into something that just works. And that's magical.

Liquid Web announced a Managed WooCommerce plan back in 2018 and they focused exclusively on speed & performance. They were amazing for established stores that have a bit of money to spend.

What's new is they just announced a $19/month entry level plan. This means for $20 a month you can run your own WooCommerce store and have Nexcess manage it for you. That means you can focus on your business while we take care of the boring updates.

What's the Deal with Nexcess / Liquid Web

You're probably a little confused about the difference between Nexcess and Liquid Web. The short story is Nexcess is now a Liquid Web brand and they're putting their Managed WordPress & Managed WooCommerce hosting under that brand.

In 2020 you'll see Liquid Web / Nexcess promoted at WordCamps and moving forward you'll likely see just Nexcess promoted at WordCamps.

New Challenges

I've been working for myself for 3 years and it's been great. I now get to work more closely with awesome people on the Liquid Web / Nexcess team. And I get to focus on what I do best.

I love articulating what people want and trying to write messaging for them. So I'm very excited for this next challenge.

10 thoughts on “Product Marketing Manager for Nexcess

  1. Best of luck in the new role, Patrick!

  2. Congrats and best of luck in the new role Patrick!

  3. Congrats mate, all the best!

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