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How to Create Technical Content Fast

April 3, 2020 - Practitioner Marketing, The Influencer Whisperer

By its nature, technical content may seem time-consuming to produce. You know that you don’t need a whole lot of time or expertise to churn out a blog post on a topic like “10 reasons why kittens are fantastic.” But creating meaty technical content in…

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Event Canceled? Let Technical Content Save the Day

April 1, 2020 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing, The Influencer Whisperer

Conferences, trade shows, expos and similar events are the lifeblood of many technical marketing operations. They’re a place for demonstrating products, generating leads and nurturing existing customer relationships. But what do you do if an event you planned on hosting or attending is canceled; or…

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Why Technical Content Marketing Beats Face-to-Face Sales

March 31, 2020 - Practitioner Marketing, The Influencer Whisperer

They say nothing beats face-to-face communication. In general, that may be true. But when it comes to selling to a technical audience, we beg to differ. When used the right way, quality technical content can have even more of an impact on potential buyers in…

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

May 9, 2019 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, Practitioner Marketing, The Influencer Whisperer

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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The Influencer Whisperer: A Good Blog Post is Worth 1,000 Keywords

February 26, 2019 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, The Influencer Whisperer

How do you guarantee share of voice on the Internet today? Since the rise of modern web search engines in the 1990s, marketers have tended to focus on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and crafty keyword placement as the path to success. On today’s Internet, that…

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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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How Kubernetes Stole Docker Swarm’s Share of Voice

August 31, 2017 - Share of voice, The Influencer Whisperer

Kubernetes dominates the market of open source container orchestration engines. Why? It’s not just because of technical features. It’s also because Kubernetes has skillfully cultivated the right image within the container ecosystem. In case you’re not familiar with Kubernetes, here’s a very brief overview: Kubernetes…

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The Influencer Whisperer: How to Keep Freelance Writers Happy

June 13, 2017 - influencer management, The Influencer Whisperer

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 Money Question: How Much to Pay Freelance Writers

May 30, 2017 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, The Influencer Whisperer

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 - influencer content marketing, influencer management, The Influencer Whisperer

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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