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influencer and practitioner marketing

The difference between vetting influencers and practitioners

October 24, 2017 - Marketing

The value of getting real-world peer-to-peer exposure for your product or service is undeniable. But how you do it (and with whom) takes several forms. Both influencer and practitioner marketing are very effective ways to increase your share of voice and credibility with the market….

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Developers Who Write

October 5, 2017 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

When planning a career as a developer or a technical practitioner, the thought of being a writer rarely occurs as a potential future job or role. However, proficient technical practitioners who understand how to relay highly technical data effectively often find themselves becoming writers. Some…

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Beneath the Hoodie: The Challenge of Security Documentation

July 6, 2017 - Marketing

Technical documentation is a critical pillar to the success of the modern product company, yet it commonly falls short of the level of quality required to assist users and engage the vendor’s customer community. While this shortfall seems relatively insignificant, a lack of quality documentation…

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The Influencer Whisperer: How to Keep Freelance Writers Happy

June 13, 2017 - influencer management, The Influencer Whisperer

At Fixate, our network of subject-matter experts is the backbone of our content-marketing business. They’re the folks who write most of our content on a freelance basis. As we’ve built our business over the past several years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how…

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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: 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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Burst Your Bias Bubble with Influencer Product Testing

October 11, 2016 - Influencer marketing, influencer product testing, Marketing

There is a lot of luck associated with the success of a new product or major feature. But success is also predicated on an organization’s openness to gathering unbiased, external feedback before the product is launched. In psychology, there are two cognitive biases working against…

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