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Why Lead Gen Is Bad for Business

August 17, 2018 - Lead generation, Marketing, Metrics, Practitioner Marketing

When you get right down to it, deals are made when you have the right contact information from the right person who has a budget and a need. All this stuff we do in marketing to build credibility, awareness and brand needs to boil down…

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The Difference Between Developer Relations and Developer Marketing

August 7, 2018 - Practitioner Marketing

Introduction Developer relations (DevRel), once waning, is back in vogue, and often in surprising companies. As companies try to compete in a digital world, even those selling in-person services find that they need a software application ecosystem in order to create a customer experience that…

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Your API Documentation Content Marketing Strategy

August 2, 2018 - Content Marketing, Practitioner Marketing

What could be more boring than API documentation? At least, that is how most of us view documentation—but not developers. API docs are one of the fastest ways to learn about a product and what it does. And API docs are one of the best…

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DevOps for Marketing – Is it time for a MarketingOps Manifesto?

July 31, 2018 - Marketing

Introduction The very first principle outlined in The Agile Admin’s version of the DevOps Manifesto is that the “highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable functionality.” The dirty little secret about marketing is that marketing often has two…

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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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Injecting a Marketing Gene into Developers, Engineers, and Scientists

July 10, 2018 - Marketing

I have both a technical background and a marketing background, so I get that marketing for developers can seem like a  chore. When I was working primarily in a scientific and engineering research environment, I did a lot of liberalarts-splaining where Drama majors told me…

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Topic Facets: API Monitoring

June 14, 2018 - Practitioner Marketing, Share of voice

Producing expert-written content for highly technical markets is our strength. However, something our customers have come to depend on as part of that service is help with developing topics for their blogs and longer-form content marketing assets. We certainly encourage you to develop your own…

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Best Practices for Building a Developer Portal

June 12, 2018 - 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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The Practitioner Whisperer – Writing Exciting Titles

June 12, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing

Titles are to blog posts what curb appeal is to a house. If you have a bad title, no one will read your content, no matter how good it is—just as no one is going to pay attention to your house (regardless of its interior…

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Topic Facets: AIOps

May 17, 2018 - Content Marketing, influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

We specialize in producing expert-written content for highly technical markets, but perhaps the greatest service we provide our customers is developing topics for their blogs and longer-form content marketing assets. While it is certainly possible to create your own topic strategy, normally, part of our…

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