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practitioner content marketing

Service Persona’s not your brand

June 13, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Content marketing can be cut and dried. You can create content about yourself for the purpose of self-promotion. Or you can create content for SEO, serving clicks simply for the purpose of traffic versus providing content that imparts value. Both of these are valid, and…

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developers eating the world

Introduction to Developers Eating The World

May 21, 2019 - Tech Evangelism

Marc Andreessen’s 2011 quote “software is eating the world” has to be one of the most stable and actively used quotes in the software development space. It might be stating the obvious, but software is absolutely the substrate that all current and future businesses will…

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Why non-writers often produce the best blog content

May 16, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Since the advent of the blog, the assumption has been that blog content creation should be left to those who are professional writers. In the mainstream media, I think this assumption still holds true. But in specialized fields going after specialized audiences, such as application…

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marketing and developer relations

StackOverflow and Fixate Partner to Make Public Docs a Business Accelerator

May 7, 2019 - Marketing

Is it possible to be giddy over a standard B2B partnership? I think so. If you are a developer — even a mediocre one like myself — you know Stack Overflow. I’m a duct tape developer, and I need Stack all the time to slap…

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Building a developer portal

Best Practices for Building a Developer Portal

April 23, 2019 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

It used to be that the only types of businesses that had to worry about having a developer portal were those which sold to developers. The second cohort of portals was made up of companies that had tech products and an API. But now, unless…

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practitioner content marketing

Who we compete with

April 18, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

When you are shopping vendors, knowing their competition is helpful — Maybe not in the large company procurement sort of way, but in understanding the ecosystem and the nuances between offerings. This is especially true when investigating an agency, where the advantages can be highly…

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technical founders

Technical Founders – You might be the problem

April 11, 2019 - Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Technical founders are amazing at a lot of things — doing a lot with little, understanding their market at the ground floor, and leading technical teams. But what they are not good at is marketing. And this is why technical founders can often be the…

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Getting Started with Practitioner Content Marketing

April 2, 2019 - Influencer marketing

see the practitioner marketing ROI infographic New marketing approaches like growth hacking, relationship marketing, and practitioner marketing are great. Understanding their value is easy, but getting started, and getting them to fit into existing paradigms, can be challenging. practitioner marketing in particular requires planning for…

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blockchain

Marketing for Blockchain

March 26, 2019 - Marketing

Blockchain has everyone excited, but no one really knows what is going on. This is good news and bad news for product vendors intending to build and sell Blockchain products. Fixate has been fortunate to partner with several upcoming vendors in the space, and I’m…

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Understanding Content Authorship

March 21, 2019 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Understanding Content Authorship How content gets published matters. It may seem like authorship is a trivial thing, but it isn’t. There are three types of content authorship: authored, non-authored, and ghostwritten, and each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Authorship seems so trivial that…

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