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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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Practitioner marketing

Your Practitioners Should Know Your Product—But Not Too Well

December 19, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

When planning a practitioner marketing strategy, you should make sure your practitioners are experts in your product or service—Right? Not quite. Although it may seem like the people who have the most familiarity with your product are best equipped to develop articles, videos or other…

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A Practitioner’s Guide to Becoming an Influencer

October 19, 2017 - Influencer marketing

What makes a practitioner an influencer? It’s simple—changing someone’s behavior by sharing your subject-matter expertise. What’s the best way to do that? Share your expertise using the written word and images via the interwebs. You may be thinking, “But wait! To be an influencer, I…

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kubernetes

How Kubernetes Stole Docker Swarm’s Share of Voice

August 31, 2017 - Share of voice, The Influencer Whisperer

Kubernetes dominates the market of open source container orchestration engines. Why? It’s not just because of technical features. It’s also because Kubernetes has skillfully cultivated the right image within the container ecosystem. In case you’re not familiar with Kubernetes, here’s a very brief overview: Kubernetes…

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keeping freelance writers happy

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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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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content marketing

The Influencer Whisperer: Deadlines Aren’t Dead (Not Even for DevOps Content Marketers)

May 23, 2017 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, The Influencer Whisperer

Do deadlines still matter? You might think not—especially if you work in the DevOps world. After all, DevOps has kind of killed deadlines. The whole continuous delivery concept does away with the idea of rigid development schedules characterized by tight deadlines. In DevOps, you’re supposed…

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influencer marketing business

The Influencer Whisperer: Developing Topics for Influencer Marketing: It’s Tough, But Someone Has to Do It

May 9, 2017 - influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, The Influencer Whisperer

Writing meaningful content is hard. Choosing what to write about is even harder—especially in the influencer marketing business. How do you pick topics that your expert writers can discuss compellingly, and that readers will find engaging? How do you strike the right balance between timely…

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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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