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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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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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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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business strategy

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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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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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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modern marketing techniques

Beneath the Hoodie—How Effective Marketing Can Help Prevent Ransomware

May 25, 2017 - Content Marketing, Marketing

As the world continues to feel the impact of the latest ransomware attack, cleverly coined WannaCry, this is an excellent time to reflect on a systemic approach to combating these types of attacks. Ransomware is not new. At its core, WannaCry exhibits both traditional and…

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