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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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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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Culture

Allowing Customers To Know What It’s Like To Work With You

July 25, 2017 - Business Psychology, Marketing

When we engage with each other, our perceptions and previous interactions are key. During your day, say you just left a conversation with someone in a sour mood. Your second encounter may not start off well. In our lives, we tend to hold those closest…

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Contributors

5 Ways to Vet Content Contributors

July 11, 2017 - influencer content marketing, influencer management

At Fixate, we have interviewed around 150 contributors. About 50 have produced one or more pieces of content for Sweetcode.io or our vendor blogs, and about 15 contribute on a monthly basis. Our current network is around 65 contributors, but it is those elite 15…

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product testing

Influencer Product Testing—When Bad News is Good News

May 18, 2017 - influencer product testing

Building a new offering at some level is based on faith. Your product team has made an educated guess about what the target audience wants, and perhaps the team performed some market research before they built the product or features. But you don’t REALLY know…

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influencer crm

Value of an Influencer CRM

March 30, 2017 - influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing

The demand for influencer marketing is huge. But how it is approached often looks like the wild, wild west, especially in Tech. So it’s no surprise that tool services and the tool market are developing around companies like Fixate. In this market, one area of…

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Illustration showing piece of pie analogy for how to calculate share of voice

How to Calculate Share of Voice

March 15, 2017 - Analytics, Content Marketing, Influencer marketing, Marketing, Metrics, Share of voice

What is Share of Voice, and how do you measure it? All your marketing creativity has to be harnessed for one thing—revenue. In saturated markets, that’s not easy. You have to build a relationship with the market with practices like influencer marketing. It takes a…

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