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A Practitioner’s Guide to Becoming an Influencer

October 19, 2017 - Influencer marketing

What makes a practitioner an influencer? It’s simple—changing someone’s behavior by sharing your subject-matter expertise. What’s the best way to do that? Share your expertise using the written word and images via the interwebs. You may be thinking, “But wait! To be an influencer, I…

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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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Practitioner Marketing Builds Killer Apptitude

October 12, 2017 - Influencer marketing

What does it take to find a killer app? Killer Apptitude—that is, knowing how to suss out the most compelling problems to solve. Does it have to be the best technology? No. Does it have to be the smartest approach? No. So how can you…

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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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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Developers Who Write

October 5, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

When planning a career as a developer or a technical practitioner, the thought of being a writer rarely occurs as a potential future job or role. However, proficient technical practitioners who understand how to relay highly technical data effectively often find themselves becoming writers. Some…

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Practitioner Marketing Ethics

October 3, 2017 - influencer content marketing

As Fixate continues to innovate in the area of influencer marketing by recruiting technical practitioners who create persuasive, authentic content marketing for technical markets, we find there are many aspects of this approach that are still undefined. Among them is the all-important question: What is…

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Injecting a Marketing Gene into Developers, Engineers, and Scientists

September 28, 2017 - Marketing

I have both a technical background and a marketing background, so I get that marketing for developers can seem like a  chore. When I was working primarily in a scientific and engineering research environment, I did a lot of liberalarts-splaining where Drama majors told me…

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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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No topic too small: Specificity in conversation share of voice

September 21, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Share of voice

A problem found in calculating share of voice is the lack of (or abundance of) meaningful data in which to measure the impact of a vendor or product. When the conversation is new, small, narrow, or lacks participants, controlling it will not be too difficult…

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What the Photon! The Power of Nerd Cursing in Practitioner Marketing

September 19, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

Who would advocate something as silly as nerd cursing in practitioner marketing? I humbly take that bow. Content marketing is not just messaging. Content marketing is a tool used to create a relationship with your customer. Practitioner marketing deploys content created by a practitioner, using…

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