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PR Strategy Basics: Building Ethical Relationships with Journalists

January 30, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

You own a business or drive a business’ marketing or PR strategy, and you want to build your network of expert reporters. But are you considering how you can build relationships with reporters in an ethical way? There are ethically right and wrong ways (with…

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overcurating your blog content

Don’t Overcurate Your Blog Posts

January 25, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

If you overcurate your blog posts, you could be losing money and momentum. The cost of not getting blog posts published is much higher than potentially not saying things exactly right. Many companies and marketing teams have a tendency to overthink and scrutinize the content…

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public relations controversy

No News is Not Good News: Managing a Public Relations Controversy

January 23, 2018 - Content Marketing, Marketing

Your company hasn’t been in the news for two years. Nothing is going wrong. Everything is steady—and then WHAM! You find yourself in the middle of a public relations controversy. Your first inclination may be to run from reporters and your public relations team and…

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How to Make Your Product Stand Out in the DevOps Market in 2018

January 18, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

I would be naive to suggest that the DevOps market will be any more volatile than last year or the year before. DevOps (or more broadly, the application development tooling market) has always been a rollercoaster. Technologies can come and go in a month, open…

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Storytelling

Storytelling 101: Brand-Building Your Tech Company Through Narrative

January 16, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Marketing

Brand building is as much an art as a science. Getting people to recognize your company is tough, but there are a few key storytelling concepts that tech entrepreneurs forget to use when trying to build their audience early on. People love stories. Conflict, tension…

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great blog content

The Anatomy of a Top Sweetcode.io Post

January 11, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, influencer management

Architecting and publishing great blog content is 40% art, 50% science, and 10% luck. The art, an author’s ability to speak to the nature and match the tone of the target reader, is a subjective skill that is generally enhanced by being part of the…

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top 10

What Readers Want—Fixate’s Top 10 Blog Posts from 2017

January 9, 2018 - Content Marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Our top 10 blog posts from 2017 indicate that product managers and marketers in the tech and sciences spaces are looking towards case studies that point to increasing share of voice, calculating share of voice, content marketing strategy, influencer marketing, practitioner marketing, and managing the…

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press release

Writing a Press Release: How to Get Reporters to Notice Your Tech Business

January 4, 2018 - Marketing, Practitioner Marketing, Share of voice

Getting your tech business noticed by reporters is hard. Making sure your press releases are tailored to reporters’ needs can help build your audience and get eyeballs on your business. Press releases are an important part of any company’s media strategy. Press releases are official…

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keeping practitioners engaged

Keeping Practitioners Engaged: The Ultimate Challenge

January 2, 2018 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, Practitioner Marketing

As someone who both freelances and manages a network of freelance content writers who are practitioners, 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, practitioners…

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