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Bridging the Gap Between Business and Development Teams

September 25, 2019 - Business Psychology, Marketing, Startups

Three things in life are pretty much universally certain: death, taxes and the great organizational gulf that always seems to form between business and development teams. Despite the importance of collaboration between the two, I find this disconnect between front-of-house sales and marketing and engineering…

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5 Social Media Tips for In-bound Marketing

June 20, 2019 - 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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marketing and developer relations

StackOverflow and Fixate Partner to Make Public Docs a Business Accelerator

May 7, 2019 - Marketing

Is it possible to be giddy over a standard B2B partnership? I think so. If you are a developer — even a mediocre one like myself — you know Stack Overflow. I’m a duct tape developer, and I need Stack all the time to slap…

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word of mouth

How Do You Market To Developers? Trick Question! You Don’t

May 2, 2019 - Marketing

I’m a Millennial. If you’ve ever read anything about us, it should be automatically implied that we don’t like being sold to. We inherently don’t trust corporations. And the brands we do like are pretty high quality in that they provide an impeccable service or…

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Influencer Marketing in Tech:  I-Way or the Highway

April 30, 2019 - Marketing

It’s tempting to begin with a definition of influencer marketing, but what‘s really driving this marketing strategy is the customer. So what do we know about the high tech market segment? Tech souls are more than skeptical when it comes to receiving product information when…

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Humor in Marketing is No Laughing Matter

April 16, 2019 - Marketing

Let ‘er Rip! Let Flatulence Keep Your Content Fresh. Why use humor in marketing? Because it’s fun, dammit!! It turns out there are MUCH better reasons then your own enjoyment (but I think that should factor in – what you enjoy, you tend to put more…

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technical founders

Technical Founders – You might be the problem

April 11, 2019 - Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

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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Drip Campaign vs. Waterboarding

April 9, 2019 - Marketing

You may have read information advising a drip campaign primarily focused at automated email campaigns originating from marketing automation software companies.  The premise of a drip marketing campaign, analogous to drip irrigation, is to deliver a small, steady stream of marketing materials in a pre-determined…

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blockchain

Marketing for Blockchain

March 26, 2019 - Marketing

Blockchain has everyone excited, but no one really knows what is going on. This is good news and bad news for product vendors intending to build and sell Blockchain products. Fixate has been fortunate to partner with several upcoming vendors in the space, and I’m…

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Tech Evangelist: Nightmare to Hire But Great to Have

March 7, 2019 - Marketing, Startups, Tech Evangelism

On a recent trip to meet my co-workers in Israel, software developers who I had known for 6 months at this point, one of them hit me with a funny surprise. Right after we met in person, and said our first “hello’s”, he said to…

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