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bounce rate

How Sweetcode.io Achieved a Less Than 15% Bounce Rate

November 28, 2017 - Content Marketing, Marketing

You hope that every person who lands on your site is so thrilled to be there that they navigate through every page you meticulously created. However, this is not the reality. People will find your site by various means, some not even relevant to your…

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press pitch

Avoid These Four Mistakes, and Get Your Press Pitch Published

November 21, 2017 - Content Marketing, Marketing

Let’s face it: Getting your press pitch published isn’t easy. Does this story sound familiar? You send an email to a reporter and have a great introductory phone call. You send pitch after pitch to them about recent funding, new products and new blog posts…

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Thought Leadership

Practitioner Marketing Playbook: Thought Leadership Content Marketing Best Practices

November 16, 2017 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Do thought leadership content marketing best practices differ for practitioner marketing? You may not think so. After all, thought leadership pieces are best generated by practitioners, as the topics that interest practitioners are those issues that your customers face, and are often unaddressed. However, not…

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practitioner marketing

Practitioner Marketing Playbook: Thought Leadership

November 9, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing

What is practitioner marketing? It’s a little bit like influencer marketing, but requires more than a social media account and followers. It requires expertise in a particular area. Practitioner marketing is a form of content marketing where the content is generated by someone who actually…

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skate boarder illustrating how important it is to shake your content marketing assets

Shake Your Assets: Content Marketing Assets, That Is.

November 2, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, influencer management, Influencer marketing, Marketing

At Fixate, we believe content marketing assets are the best type of content to create, particularly in Q4. Why? Timing, timing and timing.  By creating assets in Q4, you allow enough time for the content creation cycle, written and graphic, approval, and then you are…

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content runway

Avoid the Q1 Content Drought

October 31, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

For those of us in certain sectors, the day after Thanksgiving brings a whole new leisurely pace. Your task list stops growing, you find it easier to take an extra coffee break in the middle of the day, and the messages in your inbox seem…

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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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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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conversation share of voice or specificity

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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practitioner marketing

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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