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How to use Google Docs to manage influencer-generated content

June 27, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

Many influencers see their influence dwindle when their audiences start to question the credibility of their content. Marketers have started realizing that to be relevant, influencers need to be given a greater role in content creation. The brand and influencer’s personality need to naturally match,…

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Killing it with Quuu

June 20, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

Using Quuu to Promote Content Your social presence is important. You already know that. These days, the number of tools available to support it is tremendous. Quuu may be just another tool, but for us, it has proven to be uniquely valuable to our business….

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The Influencer Whisperer: How to Keep Freelance Writers Happy

June 13, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

At Fixate, our network of subject-matter experts is the backbone of our content-marketing business. They’re the folks who write most of our content on a freelance basis. As we’ve built our business over the past several years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how…

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The Influencer Whisperer: The Three Types of Freelance Writers

June 1, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

If you work in the content marketing business long enough, you learn that there are three main types of freelance writers with whom you can partner to help write content. Understanding the differences between these types, and how each category of freelancer corresponds to different…

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The Influencer Whisperer: The Money Question: How Much to Pay Freelance Writers

May 30, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

If, like us here at Fixate, you work frequently with freelance writers, you have probably often wondered what to pay them. In this post, we provide the answer—or something close to it. We can’t tell you exactly which pay rate is the best fit for…

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The Influencer Whisperer: Deadlines Aren’t Dead (Not Even for DevOps Content Marketers)

May 23, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

Do deadlines still matter? You might think not—especially if you work in the DevOps world. After all, DevOps has kind of killed deadlines. The whole continuous delivery concept does away with the idea of rigid development schedules characterized by tight deadlines. In DevOps, you’re supposed…

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Influencer Product Testing—When Bad News is Good News

May 18, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

Building a new offering at some level is based on faith. Your product team has made an educated guess about what the target audience wants, and perhaps the team performed some market research before they built the product or features. But you don’t REALLY know…

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The Influencer Whisperer: Developing Topics for Influencer Marketing: It’s Tough, But Someone Has to Do It

May 9, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

Writing meaningful content is hard. Choosing what to write about is even harder—especially in the influencer marketing business. How do you pick topics that your expert writers can discuss compellingly, and that readers will find engaging? How do you strike the right balance between timely…

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Influencer Content

Managing Influencer Content

April 13, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

Managing the influencer content stream is tricky. You need a content schedule, but it may be hard to enforce since your influencers don’t work for you. You also need to make sure topic generation is strong and follows a strategy, but that’s a challenge if…

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influencer crm

Value of an Influencer CRM

March 30, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

The demand for influencer marketing is huge. But how it is approached often looks like the wild, wild west, especially in Tech. So it’s no surprise that tool services and the tool market are developing around companies like Fixate. In this market, one area of…

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