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Practitioner Content Marketing Playbook: Production

April 24, 2018 - Content Marketing, 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. 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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Practitioner Content Marketing Playbook

Practitioner Content Marketing Playbook: Curation

April 17, 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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Practitioner Blog Posts Have a Longer Tail

April 12, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Not all blog content is created equal—which means its impact on the world of would-be readers changes based on when it’s published, where it’s published, and its style. Usually when we think of blog content, we think of it as either personal editorial or news…

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Practitioner Content Marketing Playbook: Metrics

April 10, 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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Topic Facets: Continuous Testing

April 5, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

When we evaluate our customers’ greatest needs, we always come back to the challenges they face when developing topics for their blogs and assets. While some of our customers may choose to create their own topic strategy, normally, part of our partnership with our customers…

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ICYMI: Takeaways from Developer Relations 2018

April 3, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Last week we had the opportunity to participate in Evans Data Corporation’s 14th Annual Developer Relations Conference in Palo Alto, CA. With an impressive lineup of sponsors, workshop contributors, and keynote speakers, it was like drinking from the firehose. There were parallel tracks, so it…

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Topic Facets: Log analytics

March 22, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing

When we evaluate our customers’ greatest needs, we always come back to the challenges they face when developing topics for their blogs and assets. While some of our customers may choose to create their own topic strategy, normally, part of our partnership with our customers…

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healthy technical blog

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

March 20, 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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Build Your Use Case

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

March 15, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

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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Writing content

Need to Write Content? Step 1: Start Writing. Step 2: Think About Your Writing.

March 13, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Content marketing requires writing content. Even if the content is a small video with no words on the screen, there will still be an outline, if not a full script. However, writing has an inertia problem. You will never start writing—until you start. This inertia…

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