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API documentation

Your API Documentation Content Marketing Strategy

August 2, 2018 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

What could be more boring than API documentation? At least, that is how most of us view documentation—but not developers. API docs are one of the fastest ways to learn about a product and what it does. And API docs are one of the best…

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content creation

How to Get in Developers’ Heads

July 17, 2018 - Content Marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Most marketing teams focus on the “call” portion of a call-to-action, instead of the action. This is not a huge surprise, because the call is where the budget is spent. It’s also why marketing is infamous for getting a flurry of people in the door,…

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How Practitioner Marketing Can Help Developer Relations

July 3, 2018 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

What is developer relations, you ask? The simple definition: It’s the process of building and interacting with a developer community. But this definition belies the fascinating complexity of the red-haired stepchild that developer relations can be—which is why it may be its own department within…

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marketing and developer relations

Why Your Developers Should Not Write Your Product Documentation

June 26, 2018 - Content Marketing, Marketing

For organizations that sell directly to developers, or have public-facing APIs, their product documentation is a unique opportunity to educate, drive adoption, and market. Yes, I said market. Many organizations don’t realize how powerful documentation can be as a marketing tool. So if you are…

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ghostwritting

Ghostwritten Content Brings Unseen Risk

June 19, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Ghostwriting is a fairly common practice for content, and it is seemingly an easy way to satisfy the hunger of an aggressive content runway. But at Fixate, we have a strong opinion about ghostwriting—DON’T. Ghostwriting is not sustainable in the best-case scenario, and in the…

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Building a developer portal

Best Practices for Building a Developer Portal

June 12, 2018 - 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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blog posts and technical articles

The Practitioner Whisperer – Writing Exciting Titles

June 12, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

Titles are to blog posts what curb appeal is to a house. If you have a bad title, no one will read your content, no matter how good it is—just as no one is going to pay attention to your house (regardless of its interior…

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practitioner content marketing

Why You Can’t Afford Commodity Content Marketing

June 5, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

They are everywhere—platforms and blog mills that offer content as a commodity. Content to feed the content marketing blog beast. It’s cheap, it’s convenient, and it’s a costly mistake. The nature of a commodity is that it is undifferentiated from what is produced by another…

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Topic Facets: Hybrid Cloud

May 31, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing, Share of voice

Producing expert-written content for highly technical markets is our strength. However, something our customers have come to depend on as part of that service is help with developing topics for their blogs and longer-form content marketing assets. We certainly encourage you to develop your own…

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AIOps

Topic Facets: AIOps

May 17, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

We specialize in producing expert-written content for highly technical markets, but perhaps the greatest service we provide our customers is developing topics for their blogs and longer-form content marketing assets. While it is certainly possible to create your own topic strategy, normally, part of our…

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