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When Marketing and Developers Collide

September 14, 2017 - Marketing

Two groups have had a dominant presence on the Internet since its early days—programmers and marketers. Programmers built the Internet. They were posting on Usenet, developing the first interactive websites in PHP, and uploading code to SourceForge while the rest of the world was still…

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topics in software development

Viral Posts Don’t Necessarily Mean an Epidemic

September 12, 2017 - influencer content marketing, Share of voice

Our last post about how Kubernetes won the share of voice war with Docker and dominates the market of open source container orchestration engines just went viral! http://designextensions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/OfficeHighFive.gif That is so cool! Yet, while we were patting ourselves on the back, we caught a glimpse…

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Share of Voice, Big News Event

How Big News Events Affect Share of Voice

September 7, 2017 - Share of voice

Often the unintended consequences of a big event for a technical company are unrelated to the values, mission, or purpose of the company. These can include: Acquisitions Change of position Outages or product malfunctions An excellent or controversial blog These events, both positive and negative,…

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content marketing application

Marketing Tech: How AI Applies to Small Data

September 6, 2017 - Marketing, Technology

As the world adopts more AI, phrases like deep learning, machine learning, neural networks, and Big Data have started to become more common in general discourse. The efficacy and value of leveraging predictive algorithms to accomplish tasks across very large data sets and within complex…

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kubernetes

How Kubernetes Stole Docker Swarm’s Share of Voice

August 31, 2017 - Share of voice, The Influencer Whisperer

Kubernetes dominates the market of open source container orchestration engines. Why? It’s not just because of technical features. It’s also because Kubernetes has skillfully cultivated the right image within the container ecosystem. In case you’re not familiar with Kubernetes, here’s a very brief overview: Kubernetes…

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keyword strategy

Connecting Keywords and SOV

August 29, 2017 - Share of voice

Calculating share of voice (SOV), and building and maintaining keyword strategies are often two disparate activities. While this may be okay operationally, strategically, they are linked at the hip, and changes in one will impact the other. The challenge we have seen for our customers…

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open source

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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blog posts and technical articles

Want a Great Title? The Ultimate Guide to Writing Blog Post Titles

August 22, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

Titles are to blog posts what curb appeal is to a house. If you have a bad title, no one will read your content, no matter how good it is—just as no one is going to pay attention to your house (regardless of its interior…

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Content Distribution Strategy

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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Meltwater, Share of Voice

Using Meltwater to Calculate Share of Voice

August 15, 2017 - Share of voice

Meltwater is a media intelligence company that provides media monitoring and social media monitoring to help companies grow and build their brands.  https://www.meltwater.com/ In order to optimize a company’s reach and presence in the media world, real-time analytic tools are needed to accurately measure how…

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