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The Key to Social Media Marketing is Social Listening

July 4, 2019 - Content Marketing

Working with small businesses that are trying to figure out how to use social media to their advantage, I am repeatedly asked about ROI. Everyone wants to know how using social media is going to help them do business and generate sales. To this I…

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Do not under estimate Copy Editing in the world of Technical content

July 2, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

I’m dyslexic, yet I’m in the business of content creation. How the hell does that work? For me, it works great. I get to write a stream of consciousness, and never re-read. For those who have to copy edit my content, it’s not as fun….

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9 Tips to Knock Out Blogger’s Block

June 27, 2019 - Content Marketing

Writing is hard. There’s no way around that. Everyone gets stuck at least once in a while and needs a little nudge to get them going. I’m going to share a few ideas that I use frequently to help bust through writer’s block. But, first,…

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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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5 Social Media Tips for In-bound Marketing

June 20, 2019 - Content Marketing

Using social media to promote your business does not mean using social media to do business – not, at least, if it’s done right. It means using social media to “un-market.” I like the term “in-bound marketing,” describing an environment you create where qualified customers…

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The Problem With Great Content

June 18, 2019 - Content Marketing

Nearly every piece of advice you read about content and inbound marketing includes the words “great” and “content” in sequence or at least in close proximity. I am all for great content – great content whether whimsical or serious or funny or informative or entertaining…

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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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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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Creating a Practitioner Marketing Content Distribution Strategy

May 14, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Effective content distribution is essential to the success of a practitioner marketing campaign. While structuring practitioner content with the right keywords and links for search engine optimization and discoverability will help, SEO alone is not sufficient. As our Practitioner Whisperer, Chris Tozzi, has pointed out,…

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