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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 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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Beneath the Hoodie—Marketing SaaS to the CIO

April 11, 2017 - Influencer marketing

Today’s CIO faces some significant challenges in order to safeguard the information integrity of his or her organization. A CIO not only faces external threats to data, but also observes a growing landscape of devices and users who demand higher access privileges to data in…

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Creating an Influencer Marketing Strategy

March 28, 2017 - influencer content marketing

Here’s the plan: Cultivate a cadre of influencers, have them produce content at a high volume, and break through the noise. Watch the sales numbers shoot through the roof. Inside your company, demonstrate the value of marketing, and run around the SaaS world, attracting customers…

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The Influencer Whisperer: Keeping Freelancers Engaged – The Ultimate Challenge

March 23, 2017 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, Influencer marketing, Marketing, The Influencer Whisperer

As someone who both freelances and manages a network of freelancers, I think I have a good grasp of the pros and cons of working with them. Here’s one of the biggest cons: If left to their own devices, freelancers have a tendency to drift…

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Fixate Influencer Marketing for SaaS

March 21, 2017 - Content Marketing, Influencer marketing

If you are reading this blog, then you are living in the noisy world known as Marketing Software as a Service (SaaS). Your world is either a slog, fighting entrenched platforms like SalesForce, or you’re in the murky realm of educating a skeptical vertical market…

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How to Calculate Share of Voice

March 15, 2017 - Analytics, Content Marketing, Influencer marketing, Marketing, Metrics, Share of voice

What is Share of Voice, and how do you measure it? All your marketing creativity has to be harnessed for one thing—revenue. In saturated markets, that’s not easy. You have to build a relationship with the market with practices like influencer marketing. It takes a…

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The Influencer Whisperer: You Don’t Have to Write Well. You Just Have to Know Your Stuff

March 7, 2017 - Influencer marketing

What makes an influencer? It’s simple: Subject-matter expertise.  But wait! Don’t you also have to be a great writer? How else can you communicate your expertise if you can’t write polished articles all on your own? The fact is that very few influencers are amazing writers….

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Getting Started with Influencer Content Marketing

January 26, 2017 - Influencer marketing

see the influencer marketing ROI infographic New marketing approaches like growth hacking, relationship marketing, and influencer marketing are great. Understanding their value is easy, but getting started, and getting them to fit into existing paradigms, can be challenging. Influencer marketing in particular requires planning for…

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