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Meet the Developer: Introducing Michael “Show Me the Info“ Washington

October 18, 2018 - Developer Relations, Marketing to Developers

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you, the marketer, insight into individual developers.  Meet the people…

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Meet the Practitioner: Mike “Make a Difference” Mackrory

October 16, 2018 - Meet the Practitioner, Practitioner Marketing

Have you ever read a technical blog post and wondered how a developer made their way into writing? Are you curious about the backgrounds, inspiration and motivations of practitioners churning out blogs? For us, it’s simple. We know by experience that our practitioners come from…

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Why Tech Blogs on Medium Won’t Work for Your Brand

October 11, 2018 - Content Marketing

Medium, a popular platform/social network for blogging, found a natural spot in the hearts of application developers. It’s easy to use, does a great job of putting relevant content in front of people, and has that “I’m a techie” vibe. A problem is that companies…

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Practitioner Content Marketing Playbook: Curation

October 9, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

You may have missed our workshop at Evans Data Corporation’s 14th Annual Developer Relations Conference in Palo Alto, CA. Whether you missed it or made it, we thought we’d break down our Practitioner Content Marketing Playbook for you here. Feel free at any point to…

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Meet the Developer: Introducing Peter “I Can Be Bribed” Kvis

October 4, 2018 - Developer Relations, Marketing to Developers

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you, the marketer, insight into individual developers. Meet the people…

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When Marketing and Developers Collide

October 2, 2018 - Marketing

Two groups have had a dominant presence on the Internet since its early days—programmers and marketers. Programmers built the Internet. They were posting on Usenet, developing the first interactive websites in PHP, and uploading code to SourceForge while the rest of the world was still…

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Practitioner Content Marketing Playbook: Metrics

September 27, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

You may have missed our workshop at Evans Data Corporation’s 14th Annual Developer Relations Conference in Palo Alto, CA. We got great feedback from those who attended (THANK YOU!!). Whether you missed it or made it, we thought we’d break down our Practitioner Content Marketing…

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A Good Technical Blog Should Be a Destination, Not an Ad

September 25, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing

In my last rant, I explained that a technical blog’s primary motive should not be leads, visits, or clicks. While these are a natural side effect of a good blog, they shouldn’t be the goal. Many people maintain their blog simply as a new type…

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developer experience

Meet the Developer: Introducing Mark “Context Is Everything” Downie

September 20, 2018 - Developer Relations, Marketing to Developers

What about the developer? Have you ever wondered about the developer experience of your advertising? If you are marketing to developers, you absolutely should. Our goal with the “Meet the Developer” series is to give you, the marketer, insight into individual developers.  Meet the people…

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Content Distribution Strategy

Content Marketer’s Notebook: When Should I Outsource Content?

September 18, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

Even the largest companies have a limit to their content marketing budgets.  Part of the role of the marketing professional is to know when to create content in-house, or outsource content. By starting with your business goals and metrics, this decision can be easy to…

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