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In Content Marketing, Waterfall Works

July 11, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

“Waterfall” in the tech world has become synonymous with antiquated processes and lack of execution. So it might seem strange that a content marketing agency like us, who specifically serves tech vendors, champions waterfall content creation processes. The reason is, it’s what works, and we…

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Copy Editing Technical Content

Do not under estimate Copy Editing in the world of Technical content

July 2, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

I’m dyslexic, yet I’m in the business of content creation. How the hell does that work? For me, it works great. I get to write a stream of consciousness, and never re-read. For those who have to copy edit my content, it’s not as fun….

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From Blogs to Tutorials: How Technical Content Marketing Is Changing

June 25, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Your content marketing strategy may be working for you today. But will it keep working tomorrow? Given the pace at which content marketing is changing, that’s an important question to ask. The behavior and expectations of content marketing audiences are constantly evolving, and content that…

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What It Really Takes to Write a Technical Blog Post

May 23, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Writing a blog post — specifically, a blog post on a technical topic that will impress readers — is like painting a wall in your house. If you’ve never done it before, it’s easy to underestimate how much work it takes to complete the job…

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Why non-writers often produce the best blog content

May 16, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Since the advent of the blog, the assumption has been that blog content creation should be left to those who are professional writers. In the mainstream media, I think this assumption still holds true. But in specialized fields going after specialized audiences, such as application…

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The Practitioner Whisperer: The Money Question—How Much to Pay Freelance Writers

May 9, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

If, like us here at Fixate, your practitioners are freelance writers, and 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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Influencer Marketing in Tech:  I-Way or the Highway

April 30, 2019 - Practitioner 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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Managing Influencer Content

Managing Influencer Content on Trello

April 25, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Editorial calendars guide you through the content publishing process. But content creation has its own set of challenges. At Fixate IO, we have standardized a method for creating content using Trello and Google Drive™—and it has been so effective that we wanted to share it…

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Building a developer portal

Best Practices for Building a Developer Portal

April 23, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

It used to be that the only types of businesses that had to worry about having a developer portal were those which sold to developers. The second cohort of portals was made up of companies that had tech products and an API. But now, unless…

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Drip Campaign vs. Waterboarding

April 9, 2019 - Practitioner 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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