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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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waterfall

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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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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marketing and developer relations

StackOverflow and Fixate Partner to Make Public Docs a Business Accelerator

May 7, 2019 - Marketing

Is it possible to be giddy over a standard B2B partnership? I think so. If you are a developer — even a mediocre one like myself — you know Stack Overflow. I’m a duct tape developer, and I need Stack all the time to slap…

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word of mouth

How Do You Market To Developers? Trick Question! You Don’t

May 2, 2019 - Marketing

I’m a Millennial. If you’ve ever read anything about us, it should be automatically implied that we don’t like being sold to. We inherently don’t trust corporations. And the brands we do like are pretty high quality in that they provide an impeccable service or…

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Influencer Marketing in Tech:  I-Way or the Highway

April 30, 2019 - 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 - influencer content marketing, influencer management

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 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, 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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Humor in Marketing is No Laughing Matter

April 16, 2019 - Marketing

Let ‘er Rip! Let Flatulence Keep Your Content Fresh. Why use humor in marketing? Because it’s fun, dammit!! It turns out there are MUCH better reasons then your own enjoyment (but I think that should factor in – what you enjoy, you tend to put more…

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