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Practitioner Marketing Playbook: Content That Drives Customer Decisions

December 14, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

What is the best way to create content that drives customer decisions so they select your product? There are many tools available, but if you’ve successfully employed practitioner marketing for creating thought leadership, then invest in market education, you can easily segue into decision-making content….

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Practitioner Marketing Playbook: Creating Market Education Content

December 7, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

Practitioner marketing is a powerful tool for creating market education content that is authentic and persuasive. Often employed to help a company achieve thought leadership in a highly skeptical audience of experts, practitioner marketing, also called practitioner content marketing, is more than influencer marketing. Influencer…

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What is Practitioner Marketing?

December 5, 2017 - influencer content marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

What is practitioner marketing? While Influencer content marketing is gaining traction as a strategy for business-to-business (B2B) marketing, for technical markets, its origins in business-to-consumer (B2C) influencer marketing may result in misguided efforts to identify influencers. This is particularly true in very specific technical markets…

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Thought Leadership

Practitioner Marketing Playbook: Thought Leadership Content Marketing Best Practices

November 16, 2017 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Do thought leadership content marketing best practices differ for practitioner marketing? You may not think so. After all, thought leadership pieces are best generated by practitioners, as the topics that interest practitioners are those issues that your customers face, and are often unaddressed. However, not…

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types of freelance writers

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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CIO

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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Freelancers

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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