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Virality is not a KPI

January 17, 2019 - Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Have you ever had a post go viral? It’s awesome. Especially when you publish your post in the evening, wake up to look at your web stats (you know you always do), and think, “How the hell did we hit that number?” I can’t argue…

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cost per word

Don’t Pay Per Word

January 15, 2019 - Content Marketing, Marketing

In the business of content creation, charging by the number of words is the original business model. While there are situations where this is fine, if your purpose is creating content, your goal is to provide value to the market. You should not be paying…

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vendor blog

Should you even have a vendor blog?

January 10, 2019 - Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

The impact of a successful vendor blog is huge — and the time wasted on a weak one is just as significant. Most companies we encounter are not meeting the bare minimum requirements to make a vendor blog a success. If this describes you, maybe…

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Dealing with negative blog comments

January 8, 2019 - Content Marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you put out there — If your blog content is making any impact, you will encounter negative comments. The first thing to realize is that it is a GOOD thing. But how you respond matters. Let’s explore…

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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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landing pages

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

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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understand the technology

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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developer contest

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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image of empty shells of cascarones

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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