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viral blog posts

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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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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social media

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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Frankenstein Blog Post

Beware the Frankenstein Blog Post or Whitepaper

January 3, 2019 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Being in the content creation business, we get to see all forms of content — the good, the bad, and the UGLY. No matter how much I want to believe marketing content creation is a science, there are still subjective components. And sometimes those subjective/human…

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average practitioner post

How much does original blog content cost?

December 20, 2018 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

In early 2017, Fixate created this awesome infographic that represents an ROI calculation for in-house content creation versus working with an agency such as ourselves. While the calculations are now a little dated, as we enter 2019, the magnitude of difference in cost has not…

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practitioner content

Comparing User Genereated vs Freelance vs Practitioner tech blog content

December 18, 2018 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Not all content is created equal. If it were, it would be impossible to tell good from bad. But as it turns out (especially in the world of technical content), separating a good blog post from a bad one is very easy. There are three…

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demand generation

What Demand Gen Needs to Know About Content Marketing

December 13, 2018 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Numbers are king. Especially if you are in a demand generation or digital marketing role. Visits, clicks, and registrations are the metrics your job lives and dies by. But you can’t do that without having the right ad copy and destinations for your campaigns. That…

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eric bruno

Meet the Practitioner: Eric “I Want to Hear From You” Bruno

December 4, 2018 - Meet the Practitioner, Practitioner Marketing

Have you ever read a technical blog post and wondered how a developer made their way into writing? Are you curious about the backgrounds, inspiration and motivations of practitioners churning out blogs? For us, it’s simple. We know by experience that our practitioners come from…

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Ashley Hunsberger

Meet the Practitioner: Ashley “Always Write” Hunsberger

November 27, 2018 - Meet the Practitioner, Practitioner Marketing

Have you ever read a technical blog post and wondered how a developer made their way into writing? Are you curious about the backgrounds, inspiration and motivations of practitioners churning out blogs? For us, it’s simple. We know by experience that our practitioners come from…

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greg sypolt

Meet the Practitioner: Greg “Quality Built-In” Sypolt

November 20, 2018 - Meet the Practitioner, Practitioner Marketing

Have you ever read a technical blog post and wondered how a developer made their way into writing? Are you curious about the backgrounds, inspiration and motivations of practitioners churning out blogs? For us, it’s simple. We know by experience that our practitioners come from…

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