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Easy Numbers Lie – Be Realistic About Your Marketing KPIs

April 19, 2021 - Business Psychology

When used as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in marketing, easy numbers lie and have little correlation to campaign success. The trick to avoiding the allure of easy numbers is to always pair the outcome with its impact on conversions, the next step, or to revenue….

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Bridging the Communication Gap Between Business and Development Teams

March 29, 2021 - Business Psychology

Three things in life seem universally certain: death, taxes, and the great communication gap that forms between business and development teams. Despite the importance of collaboration between the two, this disconnect between front-of-house sales and marketing or engineering teams occurs even in the most forward-thinking…

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Who we compete with

April 18, 2019 - Business Psychology

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 – You might be the problem

April 11, 2019 - Business Psychology

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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Why no one Likes their PR agency

February 5, 2019 - Business Psychology

A good content marketing operation will frequently intersect with the other marketing activities of SEO/SEM, Demand Generation, and Public Relations (PR). These activities are necessary to make sure that the content that is produced gets the best opportunity to excel out in the wild. But…

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Dating Your Customer

August 23, 2018 - Business Psychology

Introduction Trying to advertise to developers is a lot like dating. You want to get into a relationship with them — a customer relationship. Maybe you are responsible for developer marketing or developer relations, and you want to pursue a deep developer relationship for your…

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Why Lead Gen Is Bad for Business

August 17, 2018 - Business Psychology, Practitioner Marketing

When you get right down to it, deals are made when you have the right contact information from the right person who has a budget and a need. All this stuff we do in marketing to build credibility, awareness and brand needs to boil down…

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Are You Just Feature and Functionality?

August 14, 2018 - Business Psychology

Introduction Of course, YOU aren’t just feature and functionality. You are a unique person with qualities that set you apart from everyone else. But is the story you are telling your customers about your product just feature and functionality? If so, you are missing a…

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Bake Developer Empathy Into Your Dev Portal

August 9, 2018 - Business Psychology

Terms like “culture” and “empathy” have a lot of meat when brought up in conversation. They provide direction, strategy, and the benefits of successful implementation are clear. But the tactics of implementing things like developer empathy are not always clear. (And at the end of…

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To Get Customers, Build Your Use Case First, Then Your Product

March 15, 2018 - Business Psychology

Building a company means building a customer base. An effective strategy uses content marketing and practitioner marketing to build your use case first, then your product. It’s counterintuitive to technical founders to make spending money on marketing as important as spending money on technical development….

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