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lead generation

Content is the Big Brother of Lead Gen

July 16, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Too often lead generation activities are thought of in terms of lead guarantees, duration, clicks, impressions, etc. What organizations fail to realize is the content behind these campaigns directly relates to the quality of leads you will receive. That is why thinking “content first,” as…

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practitioner content marketing

Service Persona’s not your brand

June 13, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

Content marketing can be cut and dried. You can create content about yourself for the purpose of self-promotion. Or you can create content for SEO, serving clicks simply for the purpose of traffic versus providing content that imparts value. Both of these are valid, and…

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content distribution

Creating a Practitioner Marketing Content Distribution Strategy

May 14, 2019 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Effective content distribution is essential to the success of a practitioner marketing campaign. While structuring practitioner content with the right keywords and links for search engine optimization and discoverability will help, SEO alone is not sufficient. As our Practitioner Whisperer, Chris Tozzi, has pointed out,…

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publish content

How to Tell When Content is Ready to Publish

March 28, 2019 - Practitioner Marketing

By its nature, content is subjective. It would be nice if there were a quantifiable, black-or-white, metrics-based assessment we could perform to determine objectively whether content is “good” and ready to be published, but there isn’t. That doesn’t mean you should publish content without first…

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ghostwritten

Understanding Content Authorship

March 21, 2019 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Understanding Content Authorship How content gets published matters. It may seem like authorship is a trivial thing, but it isn’t. There are three types of content authorship: authored, non-authored, and ghostwritten, and each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Authorship seems so trivial that…

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cost per word

Don’t Pay Per Word

January 15, 2019 - Content Marketing, Marketing

In the business of content creation, charging by the number of words is the original business model. While there are situations where this is fine, if your purpose is creating content, your goal is to provide value to the market. You should not be paying…

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healthy technical blog

A Good Technical Blog Should Be a Destination, Not an Ad

September 25, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing

In my last rant, I explained that a technical blog’s primary motive should not be leads, visits, or clicks. While these are a natural side effect of a good blog, they shouldn’t be the goal. Many people maintain their blog simply as a new type…

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Content Distribution Strategy

Content Marketer’s Notebook: When Should I Outsource Content?

September 18, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

Even the largest companies have a limit to their content marketing budgets.  Part of the role of the marketing professional is to know when to create content in-house, or outsource content. By starting with your business goals and metrics, this decision can be easy to…

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content creation

How to Get in Developers’ Heads

July 17, 2018 - Content Marketing, Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Most marketing teams focus on the “call” portion of a call-to-action, instead of the action. This is not a huge surprise, because the call is where the budget is spent. It’s also why marketing is infamous for getting a flurry of people in the door,…

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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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