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A Practitioner’s Guide to Becoming Influential

August 3, 2021 - Practitioner Marketing

What makes a practitioner influential? It’s simple—changing someone’s behavior by sharing subject-matter expertise. Especially as it relates to tech specializations such as DevOps and DevSecOps, what’s the best way to do that? Share your expertise using the written word and images via the interwebs. You…

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Keeping Practitioners Engaged: The Ultimate Challenge

June 9, 2021 - Practitioner Marketing

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

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Digital Events Failing? Add Content Marketing

September 27, 2020 - Content Marketing

Like most marketing teams these days, you’ve probably pivoted to a digital event strategy in response to the pandemic. Digital events fail though, if they don’t generate engagement. In this post we look at how content marketing can maximize the impact and extend the life…

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Event Canceled? Technical Content Saves the Day

April 1, 2020 - Practitioner Marketing

What do you do if an event you planned on hosting or attending is canceled? You turn to technical content. Well-executed technical content marketing campaigns allow marketers to do most of the things they would at a live event. As a bonus, technical content is…

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Why Technical Content Marketing Beats Face-to-Face Sales

March 31, 2020 - Practitioner Marketing

They say nothing beats face-to-face communication. In general, that may be true. But when it comes to technical sales – selling to a technical audience – we beg to differ. When used the right way, quality technical content can have even more of an impact…

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From Blogs to Tutorials: How Technical Content Marketing Is Changing

June 25, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Your content marketing strategy may be working for you today. But will it keep working tomorrow? Given the pace at which content marketing is changing, that’s an important question to ask. The behavior and expectations of content marketing audiences are constantly evolving, and content that…

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What It Really Takes to Write a Technical Blog Post

May 23, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Writing a blog post — specifically, a blog post on a technical topic that will impress readers — is like painting a wall in your house. If you’ve never done it before, it’s easy to underestimate how much work it takes to complete the job…

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The Practitioner Whisperer: The Money Question—How Much to Pay Freelance Writers

May 9, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

If, like us here at Fixate, your practitioners are freelance writers, and 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 Influencer Whisperer: How to Motivate Influencer Practitioners

April 4, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

In the practitioner-marketing business, your product is only as good as the practitioners who create it. That’s true whether the product takes the form of events, videos, social media engagement, or (as is the case at Fixate) expert blog posts and articles. To get good,…

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How to Tell When Content is Ready to Publish

March 28, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

By its nature, content is subjective. It would be nice if there were a quantifiable, black-or-white, metrics-based assessment we could perform to determine objectively whether content is “good” and ready to be published, but there isn’t. That doesn’t mean you should publish content without first…

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