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Why you do content marketing

February 14, 2019 - Content Marketing

Unfortunately, content marketing does not have clear KPIs, which justifiably begs the question   — Why do it? Obviously, everyone at Fixate is huge fans of content marketing, above and beyond other marketing activities. But we understand that the benefits are not always clear, and sometimes…

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marketing and developer relations

Best of 2018: Why Your Developers Should Not Write Your Product Documentation

January 22, 2019 - Content Marketing, Marketing

For organizations that sell directly to developers, or have public-facing APIs, their product documentation is a unique opportunity to educate, drive adoption, and market. Yes, I said market. Many organizations don’t realize how powerful documentation can be as a marketing tool. So if you are…

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cost per word

Don’t Pay Per Word

January 15, 2019 - Content Marketing, Marketing

In the business of content creation, charging by the number of words is the original business model. While there are situations where this is fine, if your purpose is creating content, your goal is to provide value to the market. You should not be paying…

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social media

Dealing with negative blog comments

January 8, 2019 - Content Marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you put out there — If your blog content is making any impact, you will encounter negative comments. The first thing to realize is that it is a GOOD thing. But how you respond matters. Let’s explore…

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Frankenstein Blog Post

Beware the Frankenstein Blog Post or Whitepaper

January 3, 2019 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Being in the content creation business, we get to see all forms of content — the good, the bad, and the UGLY. No matter how much I want to believe marketing content creation is a science, there are still subjective components. And sometimes those subjective/human…

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average practitioner post

How much does original blog content cost?

December 20, 2018 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

In early 2017, Fixate created this awesome infographic that represents an ROI calculation for in-house content creation versus working with an agency such as ourselves. While the calculations are now a little dated, as we enter 2019, the magnitude of difference in cost has not…

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practitioner content

Comparing User Genereated vs Freelance vs Practitioner tech blog content

December 18, 2018 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Not all content is created equal. If it were, it would be impossible to tell good from bad. But as it turns out (especially in the world of technical content), separating a good blog post from a bad one is very easy. There are three…

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demand generation

What Demand Gen Needs to Know About Content Marketing

December 13, 2018 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Numbers are king. Especially if you are in a demand generation or digital marketing role. Visits, clicks, and registrations are the metrics your job lives and dies by. But you can’t do that without having the right ad copy and destinations for your campaigns. That…

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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 15, 2018 - 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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medium

Why Tech Blogs on Medium Won’t Work for Your Brand

October 11, 2018 - Content Marketing

Medium, a popular platform/social network for blogging, found a natural spot in the hearts of application developers. It’s easy to use, does a great job of putting relevant content in front of people, and has that “I’m a techie” vibe. A problem is that companies…

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