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Content Marketer’s Notebook: When Should I Outsource Content?

August 17, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

Even the largest companies have a limit to their content marketing budgets.  Part of the role of the marketing professional is to know when to create content in-house, or outsource content. By starting with your business goals and metrics, this decision can be easy to…

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How to Create a Topic Strategy to Increase SOV

August 8, 2017 - influencer content marketing

The details matter in content marketing. One of the peskier details that is difficult to get right is topic selection that can move the needle on your share of voice (SOV). When marketing to a technically savvy audience, this can become a particularly gnarly problem…

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Why Effective Content Marketing Needs Inefficient Communication to Achieve Thought Leadership

August 3, 2017 - Marketing

Effective content marketing has inefficient communication built-in to get customers to reach out. For example, effective content marketing relies on repetition, incomplete information to tantalize customers, and promises, hooks, and emotional tugs rather than just providing information or answers. Practitioner influencer marketing has integrity, but…

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The Inefficiency of Efficient Communication

August 1, 2017 - Business Psychology

One of the biggest myths I’ve had to confront as a professional is the holy grail of so-called “efficient” communication. What I’ve learned on a personal level is that efficient communication is not necessarily effective, and I’ve seen this play out to the detriment of…

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What’s the Most Beautiful Metric of Them All?

July 20, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

I recently witnessed the following dialogue (true story): Queen of Marketing (QoM): “Mirror, mirror on the wall, is my metric the most beautiful metric of them all?” Mirror: “Alas, my queen, there may be one prettier still. But, beware, the metric you seek could be…

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Selling to Scientists and Engineers: B2B or B2C?

July 13, 2017 - Marketing

A Case Study: The Consumerization of Scientific Instruments I have always classified my marketing activities as business to business (B2B), because I have always created materials for selling into what on their face look like businesses. Scientific equipment sold into scientists’ labs. Software-as-a-service sold for…

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What Markets Need Practitioner Influencers?

July 4, 2017 - influencer content marketing

If you have decided to use influencer content marketing to drive new business, hopefully you have fleshed out your buyer persona enough to identify the kind of influencer persona needed to inspire buyers to purchase your product. Even if you have an influencer marketing CRM…

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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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