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types of freelance writers

The Practitioner Whisperer: The Three Types of Freelance Writers

February 15, 2018 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing, The Influencer Whisperer

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 business…

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Create a Click-Worthy Call-to-Action For Technical Blogs

February 1, 2018 - Content Marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Organizations sometimes struggle to justify their blogs, because they can seem far removed from revenue, particularly for highly technical blogs. But it’s also very clear when companies do not have a strong blog, and now it is just a marketing “must-have.”  There are four key…

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work relationships with reporters

PR Strategy Basics: Building Ethical Relationships with Journalists

January 30, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

You own a business or drive a business’ marketing or PR strategy, and you want to build your network of expert reporters. But are you considering how you can build relationships with reporters in an ethical way? There are ethically right and wrong ways (with…

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overcurating your blog content

Don’t Overcurate Your Blog Posts

January 25, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

If you overcurate your blog posts, you could be losing money and momentum. The cost of not getting blog posts published is much higher than potentially not saying things exactly right. Many companies and marketing teams have a tendency to overthink and scrutinize the content…

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How to Make Your Product Stand Out in the DevOps Market in 2018

January 18, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

I would be naive to suggest that the DevOps market will be any more volatile than last year or the year before. DevOps (or more broadly, the application development tooling market) has always been a rollercoaster. Technologies can come and go in a month, open…

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top 10

What Readers Want—Fixate’s Top 10 Blog Posts from 2017

January 9, 2018 - Content Marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Our top 10 blog posts from 2017 indicate that product managers and marketers in the tech and sciences spaces are looking towards case studies that point to increasing share of voice, calculating share of voice, content marketing strategy, influencer marketing, practitioner marketing, and managing the…

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press release

Writing a Press Release: How to Get Reporters to Notice Your Tech Business

January 4, 2018 - Marketing, Practitioner Marketing, Share of voice

Getting your tech business noticed by reporters is hard. Making sure your press releases are tailored to reporters’ needs can help build your audience and get eyeballs on your business. Press releases are an important part of any company’s media strategy. Press releases are official…

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keeping practitioners engaged

Keeping Practitioners Engaged: The Ultimate Challenge

January 2, 2018 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, Practitioner Marketing

As someone who both freelances and manages a network of freelance content writers who are practitioners, I think I have a good grasp of the pros and cons of working with them. Here’s one of the biggest cons: If left to their own devices, practitioners…

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Managing a practitioner community

Managing a practitioner community vs. an influencer community for content marketing

December 26, 2017 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Influencer and practitioner content marketing deliver similar value to companies, so it would seem that managing a practitioner community would be similar to managing an influencer community. Both types of communities increase reach, should increase credibility, and have a substantial impact in long-term lead and…

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difference between journalists and practitioners

The Difference Between Journalists and Practitioners

December 21, 2017 - Practitioner Marketing

Understanding the difference between journalists and practitioners is critical to executing your brand-building content marketing strategy. One of the most important things to remember about journalists is that they are professional writers who write about people and topics that are newsworthy. A journalist’s attention is…

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