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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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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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Beneath the Hoodie: The Challenge of Security Documentation

July 6, 2017 - Marketing

Technical documentation is a critical pillar to the success of the modern product company, yet it commonly falls short of the level of quality required to assist users and engage the vendor’s customer community. While this shortfall seems relatively insignificant, a lack of quality documentation…

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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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How We Use UberConference to Build Better Content

June 29, 2017 - Business Psychology, influencer content marketing, influencer management

UberConference is a cloud-based conferencing system from Dialpad. We use UberConference to streamline how we manage our contributors, and ensure we have top-notch content with the help of two key features: call recording, and a toll-free international dial-in number. UberConference meets our content and streamlining…

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influencer-generated content

How to use Google Docs to manage influencer-generated content

June 27, 2017 - influencer content marketing

Many influencers see their influence dwindle when their audiences start to question the credibility of their content. Marketers have started realizing that to be relevant, influencers need to be given a greater role in content creation. The brand and influencer’s personality need to naturally match,…

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content marketing workflow

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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Quuu

Killing it with Quuu

June 20, 2017 - influencer management, Influencer marketing, Marketing

Using Quuu to Promote Content Your social presence is important. You already know that. These days, the number of tools available to support it is tremendous. Quuu may be just another tool, but for us, it has proven to be uniquely valuable to our business….

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Culture

Handcrafting Company Culture: Fixate’s Approach

June 15, 2017 - Startups

Culture is a critical component to the success of the modern company. It not only identifies key aspects of what the company is and stands for, but also subtly tells a story of where the company has come from and where it is headed. However,…

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keeping freelance writers happy

The Influencer Whisperer: How to Keep Freelance Writers Happy

June 13, 2017 - influencer management, The Influencer Whisperer

At Fixate, our network of subject-matter experts is the backbone of our content-marketing business. They’re the folks who write most of our content on a freelance basis. As we’ve built our business over the past several years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how…

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