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Decoding Devops

Decoding DevOps for the Marketer

March 5, 2019 - Content Marketing, DevOps, Marketing

Marketing to nerds has its pros and cons. Pro: When they like you, they REALLY like you. Con: They believe marketing is the root of all evil. While they claim that marketing does not work on them, they are very sensitive about potentially being the…

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Technical startups

Marketing for a tech startup? You have a target on your back.

February 28, 2019 - Marketing, Startups

Joining the startup community is exciting. Even more exciting is being able to execute in such a knee-jerk environment. Technical startups are often founded by technical people—People who don’t have a lot of marketing experience, but they know they need it. And when pressured by…

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leads

Let’s Talk About: Leads and Needs

February 21, 2019 - Marketing

So, yes. Leads are one of the most important aspects of what we do here at MediaOps, and what our clients need to succeed. But let me ask you this: What qualifies as a proper lead? If you have the same person registered on more…

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numbers

The Easy Numbers Lie – Be realistic about your marketing KPIs

February 12, 2019 - Business Psychology, Marketing

I suspect the next time you work on your slide deck for an internal meeting, you will spend a good chunk of that time hunting down that one big number or up-and-to-the-right graph to include. In marketing, we have to measure what we do, and…

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documentation

Turn Documentation into a Marketing Activity

February 7, 2019 - Marketing

If you are a software company selling to technical audiences, your public documentation is a huge asset. Documentation can easily become your number-one source of inbound traffic. It can also increase conversions and help influencers get on your side to spread the word. Turning documentation…

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pr agencies

Why no one Likes their PR agency

February 5, 2019 - Marketing

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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seo research

When SEO research harms you blog content

January 31, 2019 - Marketing

While we are not experts in search engine optimization (SEO), we are exposed to it on a regular basis, and we understand its value in giving the content we produce wings. In my last post, I talked about a misconception around SEO optimization as a…

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If only SEO were a Science

January 29, 2019 - Marketing

For any good practitioner content marketing operation, the stage between complete copy and hitting the Publish button is search engine optimization (SEO). If you are reading this post, chances are you already know what that is, and that you, like us, want it to be…

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practitioner content

Best of 2018: What is Practitioner Marketing?

January 24, 2019 - influencer content marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

What is practitioner marketing? While Influencer content marketing is gaining traction as a strategy for business-to-business (B2B) marketing, for technical markets, its origins in business-to-consumer (B2C) influencer marketing may result in misguided efforts to identify influencers. This is particularly true in very specific technical markets…

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marketing and developer relations

Best of 2018: Why Your Developers Should Not Write Your Product Documentation

January 22, 2019 - 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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