The Pricing Coach: Optimizing Pricing for a Will I Software Product

June 2, 2017

The coach is in and in this episode he’s working with Stewart Rogers on optimizing the pricing of his learning management system’s reporting solution. They talk competitive pricing, packaging and value based models. Listen now.

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Eating Our Own Dog Food, Part II

May 25, 2017

Pragmatic Marketing instructor Mark Stiving and our own VP of marketing, Rebecca Kalogeris, pick up where they left off in a previous episode, continuing their discussion about how they’ve implemented Pragmatic Marketing concepts over the years. They’ll highlight additional boxes from the framework and what they’ve learned from their successes (and failures) along the way.


The Business of Sports

May 18, 2017

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the business of sports when Pragmatic Marketing instructor and pricing expert Mark Stiving talks with sports business consultant Troy Kirby, who runs the Tao of Sports website and podcast. Sports fans and non-sports fans alike will find plenty of interest, including sports strategies that can be applied to concerts and other events.

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Pricing and Customer Values

May 11, 2017

How important is finding the right price for your product? Pragmatic Marketing instructor and pricing expert Mark Stiving discusses pricing your products, changing prices and customer values with Alan Albert, founder and president of MarketFit. Spoiler alert: Pricing does not fit a one-size-fits-all model.

Learn more about MarketFit at and connect with Alan on LinkedIn at


Technology and Professional Services

May 4, 2017

How do technology and professional services relate to each other? Pragmatic Marketing instructor and pricing expert Mark Stiving discusses how to merge the two with Dan Morris, a senior partner and managing director at Morris + D’angelo. Dan is also the founder of Verasage Institute and is an expert in value creation for professional services.

Learn more from Dan at and connect with him on Twitter @morriscpa.


Pricing for International Markets

April 27, 2017

How do you know how the willingness to pay in the U.S. compares to the bereitschaft zu zahlen in Germany, and what else do you need to consider when pricing your product for new international markets? Find out in this edition of Pragmatic Live with Mark Stiving, pricing expert and Pragmatic Marketing instructor. Listen now!


Optimize Your Pricing Decisions With Data

April 20, 2017

How can you use data to make pricing decisions and understand demand patterns? Pragmatic Marketing instructor and pricing expert Mark Stiving tackles this topic with Neil Biehn, senior director of business analytics at Siemens Healthcare, a statistician with more than a decade of experience in analytics, segmentation, sales effectiveness and pricing optimization.

You can connect with Neil Biehn on LinkedIn.

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Lessons Learned from 100+ Hours of Persona Interviews

April 13, 2017

Through a 25+ year career in technology marketing, Mark Yeager has performed over 500 buyer persona interviews. In this podcast, he shares his top 9 hints for performing successful persona interviews, quick, easy changes that you can make today to start getting more value from your market interactions. Listen now!

Want more tips for successful interviews? Download this cheat sheet from Yeager Marketing.


Prisoner’s Dilemma (and What the Heck It Has to Do with Pricing)

April 6, 2017

Imagine this: you are arrested by the police for robbing a bank. You, of course, are innocent. They also arrest another person for the same crime. In the interrogation room, the police say, “We’ve caught your accomplice. You guys are in trouble. You should confess now to make your sentence easier.” Then they explain the possible sentences:

• If both you and the other person confess, you each get three years in prison
• If neither of you confesses, you each get one year in prison
• If you confess and the other person doesn’t, you go free and he spends five years in prison
• If the other person confesses and you don’t, he goes free and you spend five years in prison

What should you do? And what can this scenario teach you about pricing in a competitive landscape? Find out as pricing expert and Pragmatic Marketing instructor Mark Stiving walks you through the scenarios and provides real world examples of this pricing concept in the market today.


Pricing Professional Services

March 30, 2017

Pragmatic Marketing instructor Mark Stiving is joined by world-renowned pricing expert Ron Baker. The founder of VeraSage Institute, a think-tank for professional-knowledge firms, Ron has been helping professionals learn how to create and capture more value. Mark and Ron discuss a range of pricing topics, including how to price professional services (hint: it's NOT by the hour).

Connect with Ron Baker on LinkedIn. If you have a topic you’d like us to tackle in an episode of Pragmatic Live, send us a note at