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Smooth Handoffs: Reducing Friction in Your Content Marketing Workflow

June 22, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

At Fixate, we use tools like Trello to help manage our influencer content marketing workflow. However, we’ve found that even the best-planned process can have friction points that can slow or even stop your workflow cold. Here are a few observations and solutions that can…

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Content Marketing is the New PR

June 6, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Share of voice

PR is simply a way of keeping your brand top of mind within your industry and for your target customer. Though you may be putting all your effort into selecting a PR agency, you may actually have one sitting inside your own marketing team. With…

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Creating an Influencer Marketing Content Distribution Strategy

May 4, 2017 - influencer content marketing

Effective content distribution is essential to the success of an influencer marketing campaign. While structuring influencer content with the right keywords and links for search engine optimization and discoverability will help, SEO alone is not sufficient. As our Influencer Whisperer, Chris Tozzi, has pointed out,…

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SOV, Share of Voice

Conversation SOV: The Path to Conversions

April 27, 2017 - Share of voice

Share of voice is a little bit like smoke. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. When you have share of voice, you probably think you dominate all the conversations. Except… When a fire is big enough, it’s hard to see where it is coming from. And…

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The Practinfluencer

April 19, 2017 - influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing

Influencer content marketing is gaining traction as a strategy for business-to-business (B2B) marketing. Its origins in business-to-consumer (B2C) influencer marketing may result in misguided efforts to identify influencers, however. This is particularly true in very specific technical markets like DevOps, SecOps, and Big Data. As…

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Managing Influencer Content

April 13, 2017 - influencer content marketing, influencer management

Managing the influencer content stream is tricky. You need a content schedule, but it may be hard to enforce since your influencers don’t work for you. You also need to make sure topic generation is strong and follows a strategy, but that’s a challenge if…

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Creating an Influencer Marketing Strategy

March 28, 2017 - influencer content marketing

Here’s the plan: Cultivate a cadre of influencers, have them produce content at a high volume, and break through the noise. Watch the sales numbers shoot through the roof. Inside your company, demonstrate the value of marketing, and run around the SaaS world, attracting customers…

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Fixate Influencer Marketing for SaaS

March 21, 2017 - Content Marketing, Influencer marketing

If you are reading this blog, then you are living in the noisy world known as Marketing Software as a Service (SaaS). Your world is either a slog, fighting entrenched platforms like SalesForce, or you’re in the murky realm of educating a skeptical vertical market…

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“Product Value Add, Value Has, and Brand”

July 26, 2016 - Marketing

More than just business-speak The language scolds get annoyed with business-speak like value add/ adds value. I’ll admit it, I started researching this idea with this screed-like thesis: namely, that we should be talking about our products/ companies in terms of “has value” not “adds…

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Drip Campaign vs. Waterboarding

July 5, 2016 - Marketing

You may have read information advising a drip campaign primarily focused at automated email campaigns originating from marketing automation software companies.  The premise of a drip marketing campaign, analogous to drip irrigation, is to deliver a small, steady stream of marketing materials in a pre-determined…

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