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Shake Your Assets: Content Marketing Assets, That Is.

November 15, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, influencer management, Influencer marketing, Marketing

At Fixate, we believe content marketing assets are the best type of content to create, particularly in Q4. Why? Timing, timing and timing.  By creating assets in Q4, you allow enough time for the content creation cycle, written and graphic, approval, and then you are…

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The Difference Between Marketing and Technical Landing Pages

November 8, 2018 - Marketing

Marketers are very familiar with landing pages. And nine times out of 10, they are focused specifically on marketing landing pages. But there is another type of landing page that is extremely powerful — the technical landing page. I will explain the difference between the…

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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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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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Making Developer Contests Count

September 4, 2018 - Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Nothing incentivizes developer engagement better than developer contests. Implicit in the developer contest is the requirement for engagement via participation. By collecting data about who participates in each contest, you get more than a mailing list—you immediately gain valuable insight about your audience. What rewards…

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Why Lead Gen Is Bad for Business

August 17, 2018 - Lead generation, Marketing, Metrics, 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 - Marketing

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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MarketingOps

DevOps for Marketing – Is it time for a MarketingOps Manifesto?

July 31, 2018 - Marketing

Introduction The very first principle outlined in The Agile Admin’s version of the DevOps Manifesto is that the “highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable functionality.” The dirty little secret about marketing is that marketing often has two…

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Topic Facets: Release Management for Mobile Applications

July 19, 2018 - Influencer marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

In the brave new world of DevOps tools, something our customers have come to depend on as part of our practitioner content delivery service is the help we give them developing topics for their blogs and longer-form content marketing assets. We certainly encourage you to…

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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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