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Influencer Marketing in Tech:  I-Way or the Highway

May 26, 2016 - Marketing

It’s tempting to begin with a definition of influencer marketing, but what‘s really driving this marketing strategy is the customer. So what do we know about the high tech market segment? Tech souls are more than skeptical when it comes to receiving product information when…

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Humor in Marketing is No Laughing Matter

February 9, 2016 - Marketing

Let ‘er Rip! Let Flatulence Keep Your Content Fresh. Why use humor in marketing? Because it’s fun, dammit!! It turns out there are MUCH better reasons then your own enjoyment (but I think that should factor in – what you enjoy, you tend to put more…

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Be a Know-it-all:  Transform Your Tech Writing to Tech Marketing

January 5, 2016 - Marketing

Technical writing is difficult. Technical marketing can seem even more difficult. Scientists, technology developers, and marketeers all struggle with transforming technical specs into a story. Why? Tech writing reveals what the product is and does — a cinch for a technical person. Tech marketing reveals…

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Don’t Stop! How to Prevent Perfection Paralysis and Get Marketing Content Out the Door

December 9, 2015 - Marketing

There is no question that we need help to create the best possible marketing content. Editors within our team are critical to bringing out our best.  High standards and approval requirements can prevent high regret releases from occurring. Like anything, though, a little goes a…

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Are You Smarter than a Fourth Grader? Then You Can Create Captivating Content

November 24, 2015 - Marketing

Technology providers often give up when faced with creating captivating content for their customers. They rely on technical jargon and leave their content hanging out in the wind, hoping the reader is bored enough, interested enough, or nerdy enough to find a reason to read…

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Doing Content Marketing in the Tech Space? – You Need Subject Matter Experts, Pronto

September 25, 2015 - Marketing

Raise your hand if you have this problem: You’re smart. You know how to research. You know how to write. But guess what? Subject matter experts in the Internet of Clouds in SaaScurity DevIDK know you’re not. And that’s probably because you don’t have a…

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How Do You Market To Developers? Trick Question! You Don’t

August 17, 2015 - Marketing

I’m a Millennial. If you’ve ever read anything about us, it should be automatically implied that we don’t like being sold to. We inherently don’t trust corporations. And the brands we do like are pretty high quality in that they provide an impeccable service or…

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Pouring Water into the Ocean: Why Your Quality Content Isn’t Seen

March 12, 2015 - Marketing, Tech Evangelism

Putting out quality content has never been easy, but with the continual push to up the game from mega-distribution channels like Google and Facebook, the task seems to gets harder every day. When it feels like even the most rich and vibrant content floats away…

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Responding to a Social Media Crisis

February 9, 2015 - Business Psychology, Marketing, Startups

Recently there was some controversy surrounding one of my posts on DevOps.com. I responded here, got some support here, and at this point, the situation is basically resolved. But the experience got me thinking. What’s the best way to respond to a social media crisis?…

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The Importance of Using a Persona

January 29, 2015 - Marketing

Around 200 billion tweets are sent every year, more than 30 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook each month and more than 2 million blogs are posted every day. So with all this competition, how do you make sure you and your content…

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