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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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The Influencer Whisperer: The Three Types of Freelance Writers

June 1, 2017 - influencer content marketing, influencer management

If you work in the content marketing business long enough, you learn that there are three main types of freelance writers with whom you can partner to help write content. Understanding the differences between these types, and how each category of freelancer corresponds to different…

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The Influencer Whisperer: The Money Question: How Much to Pay Freelance Writers

May 30, 2017 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, The Influencer Whisperer

If, like us here at Fixate, you work frequently with freelance writers, you have probably often wondered what to pay them. In this post, we provide the answer—or something close to it. We can’t tell you exactly which pay rate is the best fit for…

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The Influencer Whisperer: Deadlines Aren’t Dead (Not Even for DevOps Content Marketers)

May 23, 2017 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, The Influencer Whisperer

Do deadlines still matter? You might think not—especially if you work in the DevOps world. After all, DevOps has kind of killed deadlines. The whole continuous delivery concept does away with the idea of rigid development schedules characterized by tight deadlines. In DevOps, you’re supposed…

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Managing Influencer Content on Trello

May 11, 2017 - influencer content marketing, influencer management

Editorial calendars guide you through the content publishing process. But content creation has its own set of challenges. At Fixate IO, we have standardized a method for creating content using Trello and Google Drive™—and it has been so effective that we wanted to share it…

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The Influencer Whisperer: Developing Topics for Influencer Marketing: It’s Tough, But Someone Has to Do It

May 9, 2017 - influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, The Influencer Whisperer

Writing meaningful content is hard. Choosing what to write about is even harder—especially in the influencer marketing business. How do you pick topics that your expert writers can discuss compellingly, and that readers will find engaging? How do you strike the right balance between timely…

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Creating an Influencer Marketing Content Distribution Strategy

May 4, 2017 - influencer content marketing

Effective content distribution is essential to the success of an influencer marketing campaign. While structuring influencer content with the right keywords and links for search engine optimization and discoverability will help, SEO alone is not sufficient. As our Influencer Whisperer, Chris Tozzi, has pointed out,…

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The Practinfluencer

April 19, 2017 - influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing

Influencer content marketing is gaining traction as a strategy for business-to-business (B2B) marketing. Its origins in business-to-consumer (B2C) influencer marketing may result in misguided efforts to identify influencers, however. This is particularly true in very specific technical markets like DevOps, SecOps, and Big Data. As…

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The Influencer Whisperer: A Good Blog Post is Worth 1,000 Keywords

April 18, 2017 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, The Influencer Whisperer

How do you guarantee share of voice on the Internet today? Since the rise of modern web search engines in the 1990s, marketers have tended to focus on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and crafty keyword placement as the path to success. On today’s Internet, that…

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