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funding announcement

Why Your Funding Announcement Does Not Interest Me

December 12, 2017 - Marketing

Is your funding announcement worth the bandwidth it is eating? Not really. In November, we published 553 tech press releases on the industry news portion of Sweetcode.io. One hundred fifty-two of them were funding announcements. And of those 152, I received 17 story pitches prior…

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bounce rate

How Sweetcode.io Achieved a Less Than 15% Bounce Rate

November 28, 2017 - Content Marketing, Marketing

You hope that every person who lands on your site is so thrilled to be there that they navigate through every page you meticulously created. However, this is not the reality. People will find your site by various means, some not even relevant to your…

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Practitioner Product Testing: When Bad News is Good News

November 7, 2017 - influencer product testing

Practitioner product testing helps reduce the risks of your product launch.  Hopefully your product team has done some research into what your target market segment wants, including research into the required features. But you don’t REALLY know how well the product is going to do…

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content runway

Avoid the Q1 Content Drought

October 31, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

For those of us in certain sectors, the day after Thanksgiving brings a whole new leisurely pace. Your task list stops growing, you find it easier to take an extra coffee break in the middle of the day, and the messages in your inbox seem…

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influencer and practitioner marketing

The difference between vetting influencers and practitioners

October 24, 2017 - Marketing

The value of getting real-world peer-to-peer exposure for your product or service is undeniable. But how you do it (and with whom) takes several forms. Both influencer and practitioner marketing are very effective ways to increase your share of voice and credibility with the market….

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The DevOps Backlash: Or, Who Doesn’t Love DevOps?

October 17, 2017 - Technology

We here at Fixate like DevOps (and DevOps practitioners) a lot. We see DevOps as one of the greatest innovations in programming in a generation. We believe that, by making software development and delivery faster and more efficient, and infrastructure more agile, DevOps will play…

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Use the Psychological Moment to Capture Conversation Share of Voice

October 10, 2017 - Business Psychology, Share of voice

If you are trying to capture conversation share of voice, make your life easy, and target your content marketing for the psychological moment. This is the moment at which something will or would have the greatest psychological effect. At the end of the day, it…

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Decoding Devops

Decoding DevOps for the Marketer

September 26, 2017 - Content Marketing, DevOps, Marketing

Marketing to nerds has its pros and cons. Pro: When they like you, they REALLY like you. Con: They believe marketing is the root of all evil. While they claim that marketing does not work on them, they are very sensitive about potentially being the…

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open source

Why Your Competitors Probably Don’t Matter

August 24, 2017 - Business Psychology

Competitors are not necessarily the same thing as competition. Competitors are vendors that have a product with feature parity with your product. Competition is anything that could be chosen in lieu of your product. Companies spend a lot of time scrutinizing their competitors, which is…

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share of voice

When Share of Voice Starts to Matter

August 10, 2017 - Share of voice

The three days before your upcoming board meeting, your entire marketing team is pandering to PowerPoint. Your objective is to give numbers and graphs that are clear enough to demonstrate activity for the last quarter, but that won’t incriminate. On the day of the meeting,…

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