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

March 20, 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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Build Your Use Case

To Get Customers, Build Your Use Case First, Then Your Product

March 15, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Practitioner Marketing

Building a company means building a customer base. An effective strategy uses content marketing and practitioner marketing to build your use case first, then your product. It’s counterintuitive to technical founders to make spending money on marketing as important as spending money on technical development….

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The Practitioner Marketer’s Playbook: PR or Practitioner

February 22, 2018 - Practitioner Marketing

Building a brand requires a strategy that includes a combination of PR and content marketing. Practitioner content marketing is a powerful way to establish your brand through thought leadership, education, and product-specific content. It requires experts with domain expertise from outside your company who exert…

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share of voice

How Do You Measure Share of Voice for Practitioner Content Marketing?

February 20, 2018 - influencer content marketing, Influencer marketing, Practitioner Marketing, Share of voice

All your marketing creativity has to be harnessed for one thing—revenue. In saturated markets, that’s not easy. You have to build a relationship with the market with practices like practitioner marketing. It takes a lot of effort, and it can be hard to connect 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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content distribution

Creating a Practitioner Marketing Content Distribution Strategy

February 8, 2018 - 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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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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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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Write 2 Blog Posts a Week to Increase Your Website Traffic

December 28, 2017 - Content Marketing

You have decided to use practitioner content marketing to increase your website traffic and drive new business. You have fleshed out your buyer persona enough to identify the kind of practitioner and influencer personas you need to inspire buyers to purchase your product. You’ve polished…

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